Manager, Credit Assessment at the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) – CA Global


CA Global – Our client, the African Export-Import Bank (the “Bank”) was established in Abuja, Nigeria in October, 1993 by African Governments, African private and institutional investors as well as non-African financial institutions and private investors for the purpose of financing, promoting and expanding intra-African and extra-African trade. The Bank, headquartered in Cairo, the capital of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Manager, Credit Assessment (Intra African Trade Initiative)

Reference: TJF 3504
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Job Description

  • The role of the position holder will be to support the business development team by managing the entire credit review process, including the consistent application of the Bank’s risk management guidelines through the assessment of the creditworthiness of potential customers, with the goal of minimizing bad loans, particularly for the Bank’s structured trade finance and asset based finance portfolios.


  • Participate in the preparation of annual business development plans, covering all aspects of the Bank’s business cycle as espoused in the Bank’s strategic plan;
  • Review of creditworthiness and risks associated with potential business transactions with appropriate tools and models, with a view to providing mitigants to identified risks for structured trade finance and asset based finance transactions;
  • Preparation of appropriate credit memos with recommendations on the creditworthiness of given transactions, bearing in mind the Bank’s laid out credit policy and procedures;
  • Presentation and defence of credit memos to the Credit Committee and incorporation of amendments that may be suggested thereto;
  • Opening and managing customer credit files for each transaction to ensure consistency in application of credit assessments;
  • Periodic review the Bank’s loan portfolio in line with the requirements of the Bank’s credit policies and procedures;
  • Periodic review of the performance of obligors to which the Bank has exposure, including borrowers and guarantors;
  • Prepare regular reports for Management as may be required; and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by senior management

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Post graduate degree in Business Administration, Banking or Finance from a recognized University or a professional qualification in Banking or International Trade Finance;
  • Sound experience of at least 8 years with a leading organisation and familiarity with the Bank’s major business development channels in trade finance, project finance, export development, asset financing and syndications;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Bank’s major product offerings to clients especially syndication, co-financing, club deals, correspondent banking products including letters of credit, factoring, forfaiting, structured trade finance, carbon financing, corporate finance risk participations, project-related financing and considerable knowledge of how these work
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of structured trade finance and asset based finance transactions as well as the structured trade finance operating model as a basis for the mitigation of identified risks in potential business transactions;
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting and therefore knowledge of the workings of the main segments of the trade finance markets and the participants in major regions of Africa;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English or French. Knowledge of  the Bank’s other working languages is an added advantage
  • Willingness to travel extensively and to work long hours where required in order to achieve the Bank’s objectives;
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources to attain goals.

Contractual information

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply
  • Tax-free salaries paid in USD

Application Closing Date
30th September, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s to “Thania Jaffer” via:


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