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The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank: Trade Finance Officer

Recours 4 Kenya
KENYA
Banking and Finance
Full Time


TRADE FINANCE OFFICER
Job Summary:
The Trade Finance Officer is responsible for identification of trade finance proposals, credit evaluation, risk management and mitigation, recommendation on structuring of appropriate facilities in adherence to institutional risk/ return requirements; monitoring the performance of portfolio and marketing the Bank’s conventional/ structured trade finance products.

Job Specifications:
The Trade Finance Officer performs the following duties:
• Identify and structure suitable transactions/clients and identify suitable counter-parties (collateral managers, trade finance insurers etc.) and financing partners/agent banks in
case of syndication / co-financing;
• Actively support the Trade Finance Officers and Analysts with respect to financial analysis and due diligence on all transactions to ensure quality control;
• Prepare and analyse credit proposals for trade/ structured trade finance facilities for funding by the Bank;
• Establish and maintain strategic relations with clients at senior management level of the Bank’s existing and prospective partners and stakeholders;
• Produce periodic technical and financial progress reports on trade finance facilities under their supervision;
• Seek new business opportunities in the region to ensure a good pipeline of transactions.
• Undertake product development and marketing initiatives and develop client base using contacts, experience and relationship to pursue trade finance opportunities;
• Prepare board papers, ALCO reports, and partake as a member of committees/taskforce.

Qualifications:

• A Masters’ degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Banking, Finance, or Economics with relevant professional qualifications as added advantage;
• A minimum of 5-8 years of professional experience and proven track record in a Commercial / Development Banking or Financial institution environment with sound
knowledge of Structured Trade and Commodity Finance Products;
• Robust knowledge of the regulatory environment in the Bank’s operating region as it relates to Structured Trade and Commodity Finance Products with excellent knowledge
of professional and industry standards;
• Strong accounting and financial analysis skills;
• Results oriented individual with excellent written and communication skills with proven ability to rapidly produce quality reports and ability to work in a multicultural setting;
• Proven organizational, problem solving and decision-making skills with the ability to build partnerships, work in multinational teams, deliver results and management client
relationships;
• Proficiency in the use of computer programs including MS Office applications;
• Fluency in English is a requirement and further fluency in French or Portuguese will be an added advantage.

Applications should include a resume, recent passport size photo, full contact address and the names and addresses of three referees. Interested and qualified candidates should express their interest by submitting their applications directly to recruitment@tdbgroup.org by 21st May 2019.
Candidates who have applied before, need not re-apply.
Candidates must have a good knowledge of the operating environment. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. TDB is an equal opportunities employer.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


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