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CA Finance recruits skilled professionals for senior Finance and Banking positions in Kenya, East Africa’s financial, commercial, economic, and logistics hub.

Kenya’s diverse economy is market-based, with a few state-owned infrastructure enterprises, and maintains progressive trade liberalisation. The country has a dynamic private sector, and its Commercial Banking System is the largest in East Africa. This is due to various factors, such as a more advanced infrastructure, larger skilled workforce, and the government’s recent efforts to drive economic growth.

Development Finance Institutions (DFI’s) are a key part of the banking system in Kenya and contribute largely to the growth of its Financial Services sector. These support much-needed Intra-African Trade, Syndication, Project Finance, and Trade Finance services.

Among the country’s critical skills are eCommerce, Cloud Computing and AI as it seeks to further develop its Financial Services sector.  Kenya also has thriving fintech, cryptocurrency, Telecoms and Agri Business sectors.

With its ever-expanding infrastructure and continuous rapid economic growth, Kenya is an exciting prospect for Finance and Banking Executives, Directors, and Managers considering the next step in their career.

Current Job Openings in kenya

Reference No. AMCDT04

Reference Number: AMCDT04

Job Description:
We have an exciting opportunity for An Issuing Officer for our client in the banking industry. The Issuing Officer will ensure
the process of daily tasks with higher responsibilities and ensure at a supervisory level that all transactions are being processed in a timely and correct manner by following laid out procedures, both internal and external. They will ensure that all Accounts are duly reconciled at end of business and to report and investigate any discrepancies identified.

Responsibilities:

General Responsibilities

  • Instil and act with accordance to the Bank One Way: Vision, Mission, Values and deliver actions that positively contribute to the company’s culture.
  • Comply with all statutory regulations.
  • Ensure timeliness and quality of reporting, on both departmental levels, as well as reports to regulators and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Undertake any other duties, accountabilities and responsibilities as may be required.

Risk and Compliance

  • Dispute Processing.
  • Bank level performance with respect to AML and Regulatory compliance and performance with respect to AML and Regulatory compliance (input from compliance).
  • Verification of transactions posted.
  • Processing repayment on credit cards.
  • Submission of Bank of Mauritius return.
  • Preparing statistics for retail banking, Trade Finance and Finance department.
  • Interest/charges calculations.
  • Cancellation of credit cards.
  • BOM MCIB reporting.
  • Reconciliation of Accounts.
  • Maintenance of card data on system.
  • Proper archiving of credit card documents.
  • Processing of written off credit cards.

Finance

  • Avoid leakage of funds - ensure all payments have been processed properly.
  • Verification of posting done on Finacle system.
  • Reconciliation and Settlement process of cards.
  • Credit card payments.
  • Processing of Invoices.
  • Reconciliation of Accounts.

Project & Initiatives

  • Keep updated with new guidelines from BOM, internal procedures and Card Association.
  • Sharing of knowledge with colleagues.
  • Attend workshops and training.
  • To personally take necessary steps to continuously, gain greater exposure to relevant techniques and processes for enhancing proficiency.
  • Keep abreast of changes in systems, procedures, products, and services.
  • Fully involved in Cards related project.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Degree in Economics/Business/ Finance or Accountancy or its equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years in the banking sector at supervisory level.
  • Knowledge of Card management system and Card dispute processing.
  • Good knowledge of proper planning, time management and risk management.

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Full time position.
     

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Abigail Moleka at amoleka@caglobalint.com

Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.
 

Abigail Moleka
Recruitment Consultant

CA Finance

CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. However, your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

 

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Job Category308980

Job Reference: AMCDT04

Reference No. SR-CEO-KEN-001

Job Description:

Our client a reputable financial service provider based in Nairobi, Kenya is seeking an excellent Chief Executive Officer. The purpose of the CEO is to serve as the visionary leader responsible for steering the companies Kenya business towards achieving strategic alignment within the group, driving the localization of strategies tailored to Kenya's market, and overseeing the transformation journey. This role aims to facilitate value creation through growth and diversification initiatives, ensure operational excellence for value enablement, and safeguard shareholder interests through effective risk management practices. Additionally, it entails the cultivation of a high-performance and inclusive organizational culture, aligned with the groups Values, while fostering robust stakeholder engagement and maximizing brand reputation.

 

By spearheading the Kenya Executive Committee and collaborating with stakeholders, this role is accountable for developing and executing strategies aligned with the group’s objectives. It involves assessing and mitigating risks, driving diversification through innovation, and upholding the company's assets, intellectual property, and reputation. Furthermore, the role focuses on staying abreast of market trends and competitor activities while leading cultural transformation and talent management efforts within the business in Kenya.

 

Responsibilities:

Responsible for leading and managing the companies Kenyan operations, branches, divisions, employees, and stakeholders, specifically (but not limited to):

  • Lead the Kenya Executive Committee and staff compliment to achieve the strategic goals and objectives approved by the Kenyan Board of Director’s and Group Management, with emphasis on:
  • Materially contributing to the development of the group aligned Kenya strategy and directing its execution within the requisite parameters.
  • Ensuring stakeholder alignment and mobilization with the strategy and culture roadmap
  • Collaborating with the board of directors and executives to establish an execution framework for short-term and long-range goals and objectives, and related plans and policies.
  • Ensuring the sustainable growth, expansion, and efficiency of the business
  • Providing requisite resources and
  • Directing appropriate measures to correct unsatisfactory performance and results.
  • Risk management: assessing the external and internal risk landscape, collaborating towards setting an appropriate risk appetite, embedding an effective operational control framework, driving control design adequacy and operating effectiveness, ensuring optimal risk mitigation practices across Kenya, protecting shareholder value.
  • Driving diversification through product innovation and target market expansion.
  • Safeguard all company assets, intellectual property, and reputation.
  • Remain ahead of company and market trends, and vigilant to competitor activity.
  • Leading the business’s culture transformation, human capital ways-of-work, training and development, talent management, and adherence to policies and procedures
  • Maintain and enhance key stakeholder relationships, and the public perception of the company.
  • Ensuring operational efficiency and excellence across all front-office, middle-office, and back-office functions.
  • Present regular reports to the Board, Regulators, Shareholders, Funders, and the wider Group.
  • Assist the companies Group Management to secure and raise adequate and sound local funding.
  • Ensure the company’s compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and standard,
  • Serve as the company’s representative to the board of directors, shareholders, employees, customers, the government, and the public
  • Assist the Group CEO in the fulfilment of his objectives and ensuring the group values are adopted and instilled throughout the organization and fulfil those responsibilities and duties periodically assigned by the Board of Directors of Kenya and Group Management to benefit the mission of the organisation.

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • MBA or similar post graduate qualification is advantageous.
  • Proven track record of success in executive leadership roles:
  • Executive Management experience of 5+ years in a substantial (medium to large) financial services business is essential.
  • A variety and/or functional breadth of increasingly senior positions, with an emphasis on operations and commercial roles
  • Substantial experience of 5+ years in leading transformational change, delivering a profit-and-loss statement, and representing the company externally.
  • Strategic (company-first) decision making and sound judgement.
  • Entrepreneurial orientation and risk taking
  • Relationship building with interpersonal skills.
  • Advantageous if individual has strong relationships and positive reputation with external stakeholders, e.g., investors, customers, suppliers, regulators, community leaders and board members.
  • Resilience and stamina – in/for a high performance-driven environment within the Kenyan macro-economic context
  • Responsiveness – to all stakeholders, including customers,
  • Mobilisation and motivation through leaders and managing teams with active support of service-oriented leaders.
  • Must include transformational leadership.
  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Well presented
  • Management of personal effectiveness: impeccable work ethic, strong moral compass, authenticity, humility, transparency, objective/objectivity, courage/boldness, and decisiveness, self-awareness, emotional intelligence (EQ)
  • Commitment to ethical business practices
  • Adaptability - to adapt to changes: in the market and economy, in the company, customer needs, and to take risks when necessary.
  • Sales leadership
  • Ability to travel.
  • Have a point of view on a wide variety of societal and environmental issues and

 

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent Contract
  • Willing and able to work in Nairobi, Kenya

 

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to srabsch@caglobalint.com  

Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.

 

Shearidan Rabsch

Recruitment Manager

CA Global Finance

 

CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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Job Category308989

Job Reference: SR-CEO-KEN-001

Reference No. CDTRHTO

Reference Number: CDTRHTO

 

Job Description:

Our client, one of Africa’s leading digital payments and commerce company’s, are looking for a Regional Head of Technology & Operations To drive the East Africa’s alignment of technology and operational functions to deliver seamless and innovative solutions, overseeing the development, implementation, and management of technology initiatives and operational processes that optimise efficiency, support business growth, and enhance customer experience in the competitive Fintech landscape.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute an Operations & Technology strategy and tactical
  • technology plans for East Africa, which drives technological innovation and supports the expansion of Fintech offerings in East Africa. Ensure that the holistic strategy encompasses Engineering (Application development and Switch), Infrastructure, and Production support to offer cohesive Fintech solutions for East Africa.
  • Align the Operations and Technology strategy with both the overall regional strategy and the Group's global vision and goals, ensuring that local nuances are effectively addressed while maintaining overarching consistency.
  • Drive operational excellence by identifying areas for process improvement, standardisation, and automation across functions, contributing to streamlined and efficient operations.
  • Monitor operational metrics, analyse data, and implement strategies to enhance operational performance, quality, and scalability.
  • Establish a responsive and proactive production support mechanism that addresses both product operations and customer configuration needs effectively.
  • Ensure that the technology infrastructure is robust, scalable, and secure, aligning with the Region’s growth plans and product offerings and regulatory requirements
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify technology opportunities and advancements that can enhance operational processes and customer value.
  • Regularly evaluate East Africa's Fintech landscape to identify emerging trends, technologies, industry best practices and customer preferences to inform and refine the strategy continuously. Champion digital transformation initiatives that enhance customer experience, operational efficiency, and competitive advantage.
  • Ensure that the technology infrastructure and operational processes are scalable to support the rapid growth of Fintech services, while also driving cost efficiencies.
  • Implement agile frameworks and methodologies in project management and engineering to ensure timely delivery and adaptability to changing market dynamics.
  • Consider the environmental and socio-economic impact of technological deployments and operations, aiming for sustainable and responsible growth in the region.
  • Prioritise initiatives that enhance the user experience, ensuring that technology and operational changes lead to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Proactively support the data maturity improvements across all East African functions – support the business and functional heads to make timely data- driven decisions for effective development and implementation of the approved strategy.
  • Ensure alignment within the team around the company’s broader goals through regular alignment sessions and strategic discussions, encompassing both product enhancements and new product developments.
  • Create a collaborative and motivating work environment that encourages innovation and professional development.
  • To collaborate effectively with various departments, in country and regionally, to ensure seamless coordination and alignment of efforts towards achieving growth objectives in the Region.
  • To lead organizational change initiatives, driving a culture of adaptability and agility.
  • Effectively communicate strategic shifts, manage any resistance, and ensure that the entire team is aligned with the company’s vision and objectives.
  • To provide strong leadership and direction to the IT Engineering, Infrastructure and Production support teams, fostering a high-performance culture, setting clear objectives, and empowering team members to excel in their roles.
  • Oversee the engineering teams to implement and maintain business systems, ensure quality development, and manage the switch systems efficiently. Driving the engineering teams to align with the technology progress at the Group office.
  • Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of robust technology infrastructure, ensuring reliability, security, and scalability of systems and platforms.
  • Prioritise the continuous learning and upskilling of engineering and infrastructure teams, ensuring they maintain alignment with the Group technical innovations.
  • Drive the training of production support teams to ensure they can handle product operations and customer configurations efficiently and to troubleshoot issues effectively.
  • Create a collaborative and motivating work environment that encourages innovation and professional development.
  • To collaborate effectively with various departments, in country and regionally, to ensure seamless coordination and alignment of efforts towards achieving the groups growth objectives in the Region.
  • Engage and collaborate with internal (Region and Group) and external stakeholders, including regulatory bodies, technology vendors, and partners, to understand their requirements, challenges, and feedback to shape the Operations & Technology strategy and ensure exceptional customer satisfaction by delivering tailored Fintech solutions that address regional market demands.
  • Manage relationships with infrastructure providers and ensure that services are aligned with the company's technological needs and compliance standards.
  • Manage relationships with technology vendors, assess new technologies, and make recommendations for technology investments that align with business objectives.
  • Engage with third-party development and switch engineering firms, if necessary, to augment capabilities or to introduce niche technological innovations.
  • Identify and evaluate potential operational and technological risks, creating mitigation strategies to ensure uninterrupted service delivery and business continuity.
  • In collaboration with Risk Management and Compliance develop and implement Risk Management strategies related to technology and operational functions, ensuring compliance with industry regulations and cybersecurity standards.
  • Ensure that the region's infrastructure meets regulatory and security standards pertinent to Fintech in East Africa.
  • Ensure engineering practices comply with regional and global standards, focusing on data security, transactional integrity, and system reliability.
  • Oversee the planning, execution, and monitoring of technology and operational projects, ensuring they are delivered within scope, budget, and timeline.
  • Ensure that project initiatives align with and advance the overall Operations and Technology strategy.
  • Foster strong collaboration between the project management team and the engineering, infrastructure, and production support teams to ensure smooth execution and delivery.

 

Behavioral Competencies

  • Formulates a clear Operations & Technology strategy for the EA Region and
  • maps the aggressive steps that will clearly accelerate the Region toward its strategic goals.
  • Is the first to spot possible future Operations & Technology policies, practices, and trends in the Region, with the competition, and in the marketplace. Applies knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the Region's goals. For example, ensures that the team understands and discusses relevant industry changes. Gives strong messages about how people's efforts make a difference to the broader East Africa Region.
  • Steers the Region toward Operational & Technological innovation, ensuring it stays at the forefront of Fintech developments. Tries multiple, varied approaches to innovative ideas and ensures the company’s product suite aligns with market needs and technological advancements.
  • Sets stretch goals and objectives, pushing individuals or teams to perform at higher levels, by using a collaborative and inclusive leadership style that fosters teamwork, motivates employees, encourages cross-functional collaboration and values, encourages, and supports differences, leading to a high-performing and cohesive Regional Operations & Technology team.
  • Ensures that technology strategies, infrastructure investments, and talent development initiatives are closely coordinated and harmonized with the headquarters in Nigeria. It involves adeptly bridging geographical and operational gaps, fostering seamless collaboration between teams across regions, and consistently aligning East Africa's technological advancements with the overarching goals and standards set by the HQ.
  • This alignment will maintain operational cohesiveness and a unified technology operation that drives efficiency, scalability and overall success.
  • Focuses efforts on continuous improvement; has a knack for identifying and seizing opportunities for synergy and integration. Separates and combines tasks into efficient and simple workflow and thinks about the whole system. Process optimisation through proficiency in analysing operational processes, identifying inefficiencies, and implementing optimisation strategies.
  • Understanding of lean principles to streamline processes, minimise waste, and enhance operational efficiency.

 

  • Experiments with a wide range of existing technologies while applying new and emerging options that can enhance organizational outcomes
  • Observes situational and group dynamics and selects best-fit approach. Picks up on the need to change personal, interpersonal, and leadership behaviour quickly and seamlessly adapts style to fit the specific needs of others.
  • Consults with a wide network of internal and external connections and works through formal and informal channels to build broad-based relationships and support.

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Engineering, Computer Science or related field from an accredited University.
  • An advanced degree, e.g., Masters in Finance/Operations/Technology or related fields or MBA would be preferred for higher level of understanding in business, operations/financial and technological aspects of the industry.

 

General Experience

  • At least 6 years' experience in a C-suite or Senior Management role, preferably in a reputable Financial Institution or Fintech company, covering the aspects listed below:
  • A solid understanding of the Fintech ecosystem, this can include experience in mobile banking, digital payments, blockchain, or any other Fintech innovation prevalent in East Africa.
  • Demonstrated experience in product operations (ie running back office operations teams) and customer configurations, especially in the financial sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in software development, preferably within the Fintech secto
  • Demonstrated experience in managing or overseeing switch technologies, especially in the payment or banking sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in IT infrastructure management, with a specific focus on Fintech or financial services' unique requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience in the East African financial market, understanding its unique challenges, opportunities, regulatory environment, customer

 

Managerial Experience

  • At least 8 to 10 years’ proven leadership experience, with at least 6 years spent in a C-suite or Senior Management role of leading large, cross-functional technical teams, ensuring collaboration and cohesion among various departments.
  • Demonstrated experience of crafting and executing technology and operations strategies
  • Demonstrated experience of managing vendor relationships, especially those relevant to the financial services industry.
  • Demonstrated experience of overseeing budgets, ensuring cost-efficiency while not compromising on quality or innovation.
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with senior stakeholders, understanding business needs, and translating them into technological solutions.
  • Strategic decision-making experience is critical for formulating strategies - Demonstrated experience of strategic decisions that have led to growth, innovation, and market expansion.
  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing multiple projects, ensuring they align with the company's strategic goals.
  • The ability to attract and retain talent to build a robust Operations and Technology team

 

Additional

  • The role reports to the Managing Director, East Africa
  • Nature of Impact: Intrinsically linked to the company's technology alignment, operational efficiency, and infrastructure robustness. This job determines and leads the efficiency of the EA business’ core operations and the capability to deliver products and services seamlessly.
  • The role is core to the EA business’ success in terms of ensuring that the company’s technology backbone efficiently supports its operational endeavours, all while fostering business growth and has prime accountability for various measurable targets (discussed under typical KPIs).
  • Longevity: Persistent and foundational, the technological and operational strategies implemented by this job often form the foundation upon which the EA business’ future initiatives are built, influencing the organization's direction for many years.

 

 

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Chalden Du Toit at cdutoit@caglobalint.com

Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.

 

Chalden Du Toit

Consultant

CA Finance

CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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Job Category308995

Job Reference: CDTRHTO

Reference No. BLRCDT-MCREA

CA Global Headhunters has been retained by the Afreximbank based in Cairo, Egypt to recruit for this position. For more information on the Afreximbank please visit their website www.afreximbank.com.  Should you meet the minimum requirements and wish to apply for the position please apply directly to CA Global Headhunters.
 

Reference Number: BLRCDT-MCREA

 

Nature & Scope:

Reporting to the Regional Chief Operating Officer, the job holder is responsible for implementation of business plans, client account plans and strategies.

The position holder will be required to identify the Bank’s key/core customers in each region by sector and draw up Account Management Plans for the purpose of maximizing cross selling of the Bank’s products and services

 

Responsibilities:

  • Implements client coverage for a given portfolio of clients with deliberate cultivation based on proactive individualized plans. These plans would be developed in coordination with the product teams and should be designed to increase client engagement
  • Implements regional service coverage for provision of an impeccable client service to each client or government organization.  This includes timely turn around in terms of responses to client inquiries
  • Works with other deal team members across the Bank’s products and geographies to ensure timely transaction processing
  • Generate bankable leads through anticipating customer needs and finding out what information, products or services the customer requires to meet his/her needs, providing clear, accurate and relevant information
  • Ensuring a strong working knowledge of client portfolios / products with the Bank
  • Resolving customers’ queries within agreed authority
  • Producing call reports and file notes after any client meetings, summarising any additional actions required, including follow-up calls and reviewing call reports produced by team members
  • Sales activity planning, including reviewing existing customer files to identify sales opportunities
  • Undertaking commercial negotiations
  • Managing new business pitches
  • Compliance with legal requirements, industry regulations, organisational policies and professional codes
  • Assisting in the preparation of annual Regional Strategic and Marketing Plans derived from the Bank’s Strategic Plan for Management’s Approval
  • Preparing new business Pre-Assessment Memos and Credit Proposals from the region, Product teams and Head Office and making recommendations on the same to the Regional Manager and Director, Client Relations
  • Where required, representing the Bank in high level meetings, fora and making presentations in conformity with the high standards for which the Bank has become known
  • Maintaining and improving the Bank’s image across the continent; and
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by Senior Management from time to time.

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor’s degree and post graduate degree in Business Administration, Banking, Finance or other relevant field from a recognized University or a recognized post graduate professional qualification in Banking in lieu of a postgraduate degree
  • Sound experience of at least 8 years with a leading financial services organisation and familiarity with the major trade finance products to be offered 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
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of banking practices in Africa
  • Ability to interact with senior officials of banks, corporates and governments and to represent the Bank in important professional fora where oral presentation of papers will be necessary to high level technical and professional audiences
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank's other working languages is an added advantage (French, Portuguese and Arabic)
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources to attain goals.
  • Ability to demonstrate proof of passion and commitment to the socio-economic empowerment of African countries and the ability to support the achievement of Afreximbank’s mandate
  • Ability to demonstrate prior experience in closing deals/transactions relevant to the Banks’ core mandate of promoting intra and extra African Trade

 

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent.
  • Willing and able to relocate to Kampala, Uganda.
  • Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

 

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Chalden Du Toit at cdutoit@caglobalint.com

 

Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.

 

Chalden Du Toit

Banking and Finance | Africa

CA Global Finance

 

CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

 

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Job Category308989

Job Reference: BLRCDT-MCREA

Reference No. JACD-02

Job Description: 

To drive the strategic evolution and innovation of the company's product portfolios from Interswitch Group's business lines (i.e Purepay, PayToken, Paymate, Inclusio, Systegra, and Indeco) in East Africa, delivering customer-focused Fintech solutions that cater to emerging market demands and establish a leading presence in the Region's competitive Fintech landscape.

Licenses And Certifications:

Evidence of strong industry/sector participation and relevant professional certifications such as:

Product Management certifications such as Certified Product Manager (AIPMM) or similar. In-depth knowledge of agile methodology & certification such as Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), SAFe Agile Product Management (POPM/APM) or similar. In-depth Knowledge of Data Analysis & Structured Problem Solving. Innovation Management Certification from reputable institutions. Local Regulatory and compliance Certifications that is relevant to Fintech operations in East Africa, ensuring alignment with regional regulations. Lean Six Sigma Certification: LeanSix Sigma principles focus on eliminating waste (non-value-added activities) and reducing variation in processes, i.e. for process improvement, operational efficiency, and quality management. Given the dynamic nature of FinTech, streamlined and efficient processes can lead to quicker product deployments, reduced operational costs, and improved customer service.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the formulation of a comprehensive Product Management strategy and policy aligned with the company's growth objectives and market trends in East Africa.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, scope and prioritise new product development, upgrade existing features, suggest enhancements and new offerings.
  • Collaborate with business development, sales, marketing, engineering and customer service teams to align new product developments and existing product enhancements with EA market demands and trends.
  • Develop go-to-market strategies, including product positioning, marketing campaigns, and sales enablement, to ensure successful product launches and adoption.
  • Conduct regular product portfolio assessments for Purepay, PayToken, Paymate, Inclusio, Systegra, and Indeco to determine enhancement opportunities, areas for new product development, and potential areas of retirement or consolidation.
  • Establish product roadmaps with clear milestones, incorporating feedback from key stakeholders and considering both new product introductions and enhancements.
  • Manage the entire product lifecycle, including planning, development, launch, and ongoing maintenance.
  • Make data-driven decisions to optimise product performance, address issues, and drive continuous improvement.
  • To provide strong leadership and direction to the Product Management & Innovation teams, fostering a high-performance culture, setting clear objectives, and empowering team members to excel in their roles.
  • Oversee the end-to-end product management process, from concept ideation to prototyping, testing, QA and launch.
  • Identify skills gaps within the Products and Innovation teams, particularly around new product development techniques, and champion continuous learning through workshops, courses, exchange programmes and certifications.
  • Establish a mentorship programme to cultivate rising talent within the team and promote a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Ensure alignment within the team around the company's broader goals through regular alignment sessions and strategic discussions, encompassing both product enhancements and new product developments.
  • Create a collaborative and motivating work environment that encourages innovation and professional development.
  • To collaborate effectively with various departments, in country and regionally, to ensure seamless coordination and alignment of efforts towards achieving the company's growth objectives in the Region.
  • To lead organisational change initiatives, driving a culture of adaptability and agility.
  • Effectively communicate strategic shifts, manage any resistance, and ensure that the entire team is aligned with company's vision and objectives.
  • Oversee the Product Management & Innovation teams to drive innovations to stay ahead of Fintech trends, adopting or creating innovations that give the company a competitive edge.
  • Drive innovation by identifying emerging customer needs, market opportunities, and technological advancements.
  • Conduct market research, competitor analysis, and customer feedback analysis to inform product decisions.
  • Monitor industry trends, regulatory changes, and customer preferences to maintain a deep understanding of the East African Fintech landscape to identify emerging Fintech opportunities for both product enhancements and new product creations.
  • Collaborate with the research team to prototype innovative solutions based on identified market gaps and customer needs.
  • Engage with industry think tanks, academia, and Fintech forums to stay updated and inspire the development and enhancement of product offerings.
  • Foster robust collaboration between Product Managers, Operations & Technology, Business Development, Sales & Delivery and Marketing teams to ensure cohesive product development, enhancement, and deployment processes.
  • Foster strong communication channels to align Product strategies with cross- functional goals.
  • Coordinate with Legal and Risk & Compliance departments to guarantee that all products, whether newly developed or enhanced, meet relevant regulations and standards.
  • Analyse product performance, revenue, costs, and profitability to inform pricing strategies and resource allocation.
  • Collaborate with Finance to develop product-related budgets and financial forecasts.
  • Organise and facilitate quarterly reviews with the Managing Director, Country General Managers and other Regional Heads to align product strategies, new product ideas, and gather feedback.
  • Champion a customer-centric mindset, ensuring that products are designed to meet the unique needs and preferences of East African customers.
  • Gather customer feedback and insights to iteratively improve products.
  • Establish and oversee customer feedback channels for both enhancements of existing products and requirements for new product developments, using tools such as focus groups, surveys, and direct feedback mechanisms.
  • Prioritise product developments and enhancements based on customer feedback, ensuring that the product team continuously innovates and refines offerings.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to effectively communicate changes, enhancements, and introductions of products to the customer base.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Formulates a clear Product Management & Innovation strategy for the EA
  • Region and maps the aggressive steps that will clearly accelerate the Region toward its strategic goals. Is the first to spot possible future Product Management & Innovation policies, practices, and trends in the Region, with the competition, and in the marketplace. Applies knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the Region's goals. For example, ensures that the team understands and discusses relevant industry changes. Gives strong messages about how people's efforts make a difference to the broader East Africa Region.
  • Steers the Region toward Product innovation, ensuring it stays at the forefront of Fintech developments. Tries multiple, varied approaches to innovative ideas and ensures the company product suite aligns with market needs and technological advancements.
  • Sets stretch goals and objectives, pushing individuals or teams to perform at higher levels, by using a collaborative and inclusive leadership style that fosters teamwork, motivates employees, encourages cross-functional collaboration and values, encourages, and supports differences, leading to a high-performing and cohesive Regional Product Management & Innovation team.
  • Identifies and monitors key financial indicators to gauge performance, identify trends, and suggest strategies that can impact results. Transforms financial information into business intelligence through analysis and integration of quantitative and qualitative information.
  • Focuses efforts on continuous improvement; has a knack for identifying and seizing opportunities for synergy and integration. Separates and combines tasks into efficient and simple workflow and thinks about the whole system. Process optimisation through proficiency in analysing operational processes, identifying inefficiencies, and implementing optimisation strategies. Understanding of lean principles to streamline processes, minimise waste, and enhance operational efficiency.
  • Experiments with a wide range of existing technologies while applying new and emerging options that can enhance organisational outcomes.
  • Observes situational and group dynamics and selects best-fit approach. Picks up on the need to change personal, interpersonal, and leadership behaviour quickly and seamlessly adapts style to fit the specific needs of others.
  • Consults with a wide network of internal and external connections and works through formal and informal channels to build broad-based relationships and support.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Information Technology, Computer Science or related field from an accredited University.
  • An advanced degree, e.g., Master’s in Innovation/Technology Management would be highly advantageous, or MBA would be preferred for higher level of understanding in business, financial and technological aspects of the industry.

Experience:

  • At least 12 years' experience in a C-suite or Senior Management role, preferably in a reputable Financial Institution or Fintech company, covering the aspects listed below:
  • A solid understanding of the Fintech ecosystem, this can include experience in mobile banking, digital payments, blockchain, or any other Fintech innovation prevalent in East Africa.
  • Demonstrated experience in product or platform development and management.
  • Deep familiarity with East African Fintech regulations with demonstrated experience in roles.
  • Demonstrated experience in product management, especially in the Fintech sector.
  • Knowledge of Platform strategy and how the company can adopt it in East Africa to gain competitive advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in market analysis to identify and leverage trends, ensuring products remain or become market leaders.
  • Demonstrated experience in roles focusing on innovation, ideally integrating innovation into existing product lines or creating novel Fintech products.
  • Experience working across multiple jurisdictions is an added advantage.

Managerial Experience:

  • At least 8 to 10 years’ proven leadership experience, with at least 6 years spent in a C-suite or Senior Management role of developing, cultivating and leading high-performing product management teams.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating with Executive or Senior Management, external partners, and other stakeholders, ensuring product and innovation goals align with broader company objectives.
  • Demonstrated experience of managing financial resources, ensuring product and innovation projects are delivered within allocated budgets.
  • Strategic decision-making experience is critical for formulating strategies - demonstrated experience of strategic decisions that have led to growth, innovation, and market expansion.
  • Demonstrated experience in the East African financial market, understanding its unique challenges, opportunities, regulatory environment, customer behaviours, and cultural nuances is critical.

Additional Information:          

  • The role reports to the Managing Director, East Africa
  • Nature of Impact: Directly tied to revenue generation, market expansion, and relationship management with clients or partners in designated country. The role is core to the EA business’ success and has direct and final accountability for achieving the Country revenue and profitability targets as set by the MD, EA as well as for increasing the market share, customer acquisition, and retention rates of the designated EA Country.
  • Longevity: Both immediate (quarterly / annual sales targets) & long-lasting impact (establishing LT contracts, opening new markets & building strategic partnerships).

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Job Reference: JACD-02

Reference No. BRJA06

Job Summary:

As an Assistant Investment Manager, you will assist the investment team across each stage of the investment process, for each of FEDA’s funds strategies but with a focus on its Pan-African Venture Fund strategy ($25 million under management targeting startups and SMEs).  You will be responsible for assessing potential investments, conducting financial analysis, supporting deal structuring and negotiation, performing due diligence, and monitoring portfolio performance etc.  You will also work closely with cross-functional teams to assist in the preparation of operational and administrative documentation pertaining to the Venture Fund, in addition to conceptual papers for innovative projects.  The ideal candidate possesses robust analytical skills, a profound understanding of the VC landscape in Africa, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the investment team throughout each stage of the investment cycle, including deal origination, potential investment evaluation, attending investment committees, Board or internal presentations, managing portfolio companies, strategizing exits, and participating in fundraising initiatives.  
  • Collaborate with the investment manager in assessing risks, opportunities, and potential merits of proposed venture investments.
  • Undertake comprehensive financial analysis, modeling, and valuation to evaluate potential venture opportunities and perform portfolio assessments.
  • Support the deal structuring process by analyzing investment terms, preparing term sheets and investment memos, and participating in negotiations. Coordinate deal execution meetings and actively follow-up on the implementation of key decisions.
  • Conduct due diligence on potential ventures, including engagement with company leadership, industry trend analysis, understanding competitive landscapes, and evaluating financial performance.   Support the Investment Manager in coordinating due diligence advisors, play an active role in reviewing their deliverables and presenting it to FEDA’s management and its investment and strategy committee.
  • Support the Investment Manager in devising, implementing, and monitoring value-creation plans for portfolio companies.
  • Assess the performance of venture portfolio companies, identify vital performance metrics, and suggest areas of enhancement.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly investment reports for FEDA’ stakeholders (Executive Management, Board, Investors etc.)
  • Stay informed about market trends, regulatory amendments, and economic factors influencing the VC space.
  • Support fundraising activities and partaking in investor dialogues for portfolio companies.
  • Execute other responsibilities as assigned by management.

Requirements: Skills and Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking: Ability to dissect complex financial information, identify key trends and insights, and draw logical conclusions.
  • Financial Modeling: Proficient in building and utilizing financial models to assess venture investment opportunities, forecast financial performance, value an investment, and evaluate risk.
  • Research and Due Diligence: Skilled in conducting comprehensive research, analyzing market trends, and performing due diligence on potential investments.
  • Attention to Detail: Strong focus on accuracy and precision in financial analysis, data interpretation, and report preparation.
  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with the ability to effectively articulate investment recommendations and complex financial concepts.
  • Adaptability: Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, managing multiple projects and priorities effectively with strong work ethic.
  • Teamwork: Collaborative mindset, excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively within a team and across departments.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, banking, engineering, sciences, or a related field with a strong academic performance. An MBA/MSc in finance, economics, accounting or banking will be an added advantage
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience, 3 of which in investment banking, venture capital,  private equity, or a similar financial role is highly desirable.
  • Strong understanding of financial analysis techniques, valuation methodologies, and investment principles.
  • Proficient in financial modeling, Excel, and other relevant analytical tools.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, with the ability to analyze and interpret complex financial data.
  • Familiarity with legal and regulatory frameworks governing private equity investments.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy in financial analysis and reporting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment, collaborating with professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Contractual information:

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Rwanda and open to further relocation later if required.
  • Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Jamie Adams at jadams@caglobalint.com

Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.

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Job Reference: BRJA06

Reference No. BRJA07

Job Summary:

As Senior Investment Manager for our Pan-African Venture Fund ($25 million under management targeting startups and SMEs), you will lead the investment team  across each stage of the investment process.   Your responsibilities will encompass the formulation and execution of investment strategies, financial analyses, deal structuring and negotiation, comprehensive due diligence, and supervising the performance and growth of our venture portfolio.  Additionally, you will work directly with cross-functional teams to spearhead and finalize operational and administrative documentation for the Venture Fund.  The ideal candidate will possess exceptional leadership and analytical skills, a deep-rooted understanding of the VC landscape in Africa, and the ability to navigate and lead in a dynamic and fast-evolving environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct and oversee the investment team throughout the entire investment lifecycle, spanning from deal origination, thorough evaluation of potential investments, decision-making at investment committees, Board or internal presentations, to managing portfolio companies, orchestrating exits, and helming fundraising campaigns.
  • Formulate and articulate the risks, opportunities, and potential merits of proposed venture investments, ensuring alignment with FEDA’ strategic goals.
  • Lead deal-structuring processes, define investment terms, draft term sheets and investment memos, and head negotiations with potential ventures.
  • Spearhead due diligence efforts on potential ventures, synthesizing insights from industry trends, competitive landscapes, and financial forecasts to make informed decisions.
  • Collaborate closely with the CEO, the CIO and FEDA's leadership team to align investment decisions with the broader organizational vision. 
  • Develop, implement, and oversee value-creation strategies, ensuring the consistent growth and success of portfolio companies.
  • Continuously monitor, evaluate, and guide the performance of venture portfolio companies, setting and upholding high-performance standards.
  • Generate and present monthly and quarterly venture investment reports to FEDA's executive leadership and stakeholders.
  • Stay at the forefront of market trends, regulatory changes, and macroeconomic factors that could influence the VC landscape.
  • Lead fundraising endeavors, crafting compelling narratives and fostering strong relationships with investors.
  • Execute other high-level responsibilities and strategic initiatives as directed by the CEO and CIO.

Requirements: Skills and Competencies

  • Leadership: Demonstrated ability to lead teams, make critical decisions, and guide strategic initiatives to successful outcomes.
  • Analytical Thinking: Proven expertise in dissecting complex financial data, recognizing market potentials, and strategizing investments.
  • Financial Acumen: Superior skills in financial modeling, with a track record of successful venture evaluations.
  • Research and Due Diligence: Exceptional proficiency in research, market analysis, and a holistic approach to due diligence.
  • Attention to Detail: Strong focus on accuracy and precision in financial analysis, data interpretation, and report preparation.
  • Communication: Outstanding ability to communicate complex investment strategies and financial concepts to both internal teams and external stakeholders.
  • Adaptability: Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, managing multiple projects and priorities effectively with strong work ethic.
  • Teamwork: Ability to foster strong relationships across departments and with external partners, promoting a cohesive and efficient working environment.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in finance, economics, banking, engineering, sciences, or a related field with a strong academic performance. An MBA/MSc in finance or related field is highly preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of work experience in the venture capital sector with a proven track record of leading investment initiatives.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English, with a flair for presenting intricate information compellingly; fluency in French is a distinct advantage.
  • Deep-rooted understanding of financial analysis techniques, valuation methodologies, and strategic investment principles.
  • Stellar problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making abilities.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the legal and regulatory frameworks governing venture capital investments in Africa.
  • Proven ability to lead and inspire teams to achieve outstanding results.

Contractual information:

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Rwanda and open to further relocation later if required.
  • Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Jamie Adams at jadams@caglobalint.com

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Job Reference: BRJA07

Reference No. SRBLR-LEGA-PE-002

CA Global Headhunters has been retained by the Afreximbank based in Cairo, Egypt to recruit for this position. For more information on the Afreximbank please visit their website www.afreximbank.com.  Should you meet the minimum requirements and wish to apply for the position please apply directly to CA Global Headhunters.

 

About FEDA: The Fund for Export Development in Africa (“FEDA”) is the impact investment subsidiary of Afreximbank set up to provide equity, quasi-equity, and debt capital to finance the multi-billion-dollar funding gap (particularly in equity) needed to transform the trade sector in Africa.

 

Reference Number: SRBLR-LEGA-PE-002

 

Job Summary:

This is a transactional role with a focus on a wide range of strategic M&A, private equity, venture capital, joint venture and other corporate and capital markets transactions. The role of the position holder will be seconded to FEDA to provide the required legal advice to the Chief Executive Officer of FEDA, its management, Investments team and its Board as may be required.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the, review, management and negotiation of private equity investments, venture capital investments, joint ventures, co-investments, private placements, sub-underwritings, pre-IPO investments and similar transactions on behalf of the FEDA and its funds.
  • Lead legal due diligence work on prospective portfolio companies (Targets), working collaboratively with, and acting as the point person in dealing with legal advisers and Target’s management on all legal matters.
  • Act as lead transaction counsel on deals, manage transaction review, drafting, negotiation and execution of the full range of deal documentation.
  • Provide legal advice to management and colleagues in all areas of FEDA’s activities and proffering solutions to legal problems, constraints, risks, options, consequences and approaches.
  • Provide advice and support to internal stakeholders to develop, establish and improve internal processes relating to investments.
  • Provide compliance support and advice with respect to information barriers, restricted list reviews, inside information and thresholds.
  • Take initiative to identify and analyze problems, generate alternative solutions and make decisions with little direction/supervision.
  • Manage external deal counsel, in conjunction with the investment team during execution of transactions.
  • Work closely with the financial, tax, human resources, information technology, commercial, technical, environmental, social and governance advisers to assist FEDA with the structuring of transactions by providing legal insights. This includes pre- deal and post deal structuring and restructuring.
  • Representing FEDA internally and externally in negotiation, disputes, consultations and other proceedings that require legal representation.
  • Any other duties as assigned by senior management.

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • A degree in Law with excellent academics and a relevant post-graduate (master’s) degree from a recognised University.
  • Qualified in a common law or civil law jurisdiction with not less than 8 years post-qualification experience in a private equity and venture capital practice.
  • The successful candidate will be a motivated commercial lawyer and will have detailed legal knowledge of M&A, JVs, private equity and venture capital investments, preference shares, and corporate finance and be able to translate this knowledge into actionable advice and into the management of effective legal processes.
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of private equity practices in Africa and internationally.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of FEDA’s other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese).
  • Strong skills in drafting a variety of legal documents and communicating complex issues clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment with quick turnaround expectations.
  • Negotiating skills and capacity to work with other professionals including non-legal professionals to develop innovative solutions.
  • Willingness to assume multiple roles and tasks to meet changing business needs with ability to foresee, troubleshoot and effectively resolve conflicting issues and challenges.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo or any other member country of Afreximbank.

 

Contractual information:

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Rwanda and open to further relocation later if required.
  • Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Shearidan Rabsch at srabsch@caglobalint.com

 

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Banking & Finance

 

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Job Reference: SRBLR-LEGA-PE-002

Reference No. BRJA05

CA Global Headhunters has been retained by the Afreximbank based in Cairo, Egypt to recruit for this position. For more information on the Afreximbank please visit their website www.afreximbank.com.  Should you meet the minimum requirements and wish to apply for the position please apply directly to CA Global Headhunters.

 

About FEDA: The Fund for Export Development in Africa (“FEDA”) is the impact investment subsidiary of Afreximbank set up to provide equity, quasi-equity, and debt capital to finance the multi-billion-dollar funding gap (particularly in equity) needed to transform

 

Reference Number: BRJA05

Job Summary:

As an Assistant Investment Manager, you will assist the investment team across each stage of the investment process, for each of FEDA’s funds strategies but with a focus on its strategic initiatives fund strategy ($250 million fund strategy dedicated to high impact greenfield investments in critical sectors). You will be responsible for assessing potential investments, conducting financial analysis, supporting deal structuring and negotiation, performing due diligence, and monitoring portfolio performance etc. You will also collaborate with cross-functional teams to support the drafting of concept papers for innovative projects. The ideal candidate possesses very strong analytical skills, a solid understanding of the private equity sector and greenfield investments in Africa, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the investment team across each phase of the investment process and the funds’ life cycle including in the areas of deal origination, evaluation of prospective investment or new initiatives, investment committees, Board or internal presentations, portfolio company management, exit strategies and fund-raising activities.
  • Support the investment manager with assessing risks, opportunities, and potential merits of proposed investments or innovative greenfield projects
  • Conduct comprehensive financial analysis, modeling and valuation to evaluate potential investment opportunities and perform portfolio monitoring.
  • Support the deal structuring process by analyzing investment terms, preparing term sheets and investment memos, and participating in negotiations. Take charge of organizing deal execution meetings with active follow-up on implementation of key decisions.
  • Perform due diligence on target companies, including meeting with executive management, researching industry trends, competitive landscapes, and financial performance. Support the Investment Manager in coordinating due diligence advisors, play an active role in reviewing their deliverables and presenting it to FEDA’s management and its investment and strategy committee.
  • Support Investment Manager with development, implementation and monitoring of value-creation plan including ESG action plan for portfolio companies
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of portfolio companies, identifying key performance indicators and providing recommendations for improvement.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly investment reports to FEDA’s governance (Executive Management, Board, Investors etc.)
  • Stay updated on market trends, regulatory changes, and economic factors that may impact FEDA
  • Assist in fundraising efforts, including creating marketing materials and participating in investor meetings for portfolio companies or FEDA’s funds.
  • Perform other duties assigned by Management.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Analytical Thinking: Ability to dissect complex financial information, identify key trends and insights, and draw logical conclusions.
  • Financial Modeling: Proficient in building and utilizing financial models to assess investment opportunities, forecast financial performance, value an investment, and evaluate risk.
  • Research and Due Diligence: Skilled in conducting comprehensive research, analyzing market trends, and performing due diligence on potential investments.
  • Attention to Detail: Strong focus on accuracy and precision in financial analysis, data interpretation, and report preparation.
  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with the ability to effectively articulate investment recommendations and complex financial concepts.
  • Adaptability: Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, managing multiple projects and priorities effectively with strong work ethic.
  • Teamwork: Collaborative mindset, excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively within a team and across departments.
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, banking, engineering, sciences, or a related field with a strong academic performance.
  • An MBA/MSc in finance, economics, accounting or banking.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience, 3 of which in investment banking, private equity, or a similar financial role is highly desirable.
  • Strong understanding of financial analysis techniques, valuation methodologies, and investment principles.
  • Proficient in financial modeling, Excel, and other relevant analytical tools.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, with the ability to analyze and interpret complex financial data.
  • Familiarity with legal and regulatory frameworks governing private equity investments.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy in financial analysis and reporting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment, collaborating with professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Contractual information:

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Rwanda and open to further relocation later if required.
  • Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Your name at jadams@caglobalint.com

Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.

Jamie Adams

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Job Reference: BRJA05

Reference No. LC02

Non-executive Directors ( Decision-making / Reviewing / Risk Management) – Maputo, Mozambique

Reference Number: LC01

Job Description:

A client of ours is looking for a Non-executive Director. Directors need to be aware that they are personally subject to statutory duties in their capacity as directors of a company. In addition, the company as a separate legal entity is subject to statutory controls and the directors are responsible for ensuring that the company complies with such statutory controls. The Companies Act codified certain common law and equitable duties of directors for the first time. The act sets out the general duties of directors, which are:

  • To act within powers in accordance with the company’s constitution and to use those powers only for the purposes for which they were conferred.
  • To promote the success of the company for the benefit of its members.
  • To exercise independent and impartial judgement.
  • To exercise reasonable care, skill, and diligence.
  • To avoid conflicts of interest.
  • Not to accept benefits from third parties.
  • To declare an interest in a proposed transaction or arrangement.

Responsibilities shall include:

Non-executive directors should:

  • Bring a genuinely independent and external perspective to stimulate board debate and enhance decision-making.
  • Provide value-added input to strategy and strategic development.
  • Act in the best interests of the company as a whole.

NEDs should also assist in carrying out the duties of the board, such as:

  • Reviewing, approving and ongoing monitoring of the strategic plan.
  • Checking organizational capability concerning stated objectives.
  • Reviewing financial performance against targets.
  • Raising capital.
  • Reviewing any significant changes in the company, such as financial or administrative structures.
  • Providing advice on significant investments or divestments.
  • Monitoring legal, ethical, risk and environmental compliance (ESG).
  • Appointing senior management.

Non-executive directors: must also:

  • Act as a catalyst for change and challenge the status quo when appropriate.
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards, probity, and integrity of the company.
  • Help the executive team manage risk.
  • Play a lead role in board committees.
  • Play an active role in helping the CEO manage their executive team, including new appointments.
  • Have specific and relevant training for the role.
  • Non-executive directors are expected to focus on board matters and not stray into ‘executive direction’ thus providing an independent view of the company that is removed from the day-to-day running.
  • Have broad experience in the field of banking combined with specialized knowledge in a specific field (e.g., and/or IT / Legal / Finance / Banking / Risk/ ESG / Executive Management / FinTech).

Qualifications & skills required:

  • Strategic Thinking.
  • Effective Communication.
  • Good Decision Making.
  • Leadership.

 

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Linda Carstens at licarstens@caglobalint.com

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CA Global Finance

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Job Reference: LC02

Eastern Africa
Posted 1 year ago
Reference No. CDTHOCF

Job Description:

 

Reporting to the Head of Capital Markets Ltd, the Head of Corporate Finance will be responsible to grow the business of the unit in a strong and sustainable manner within relevant laws and regulations as well as internal company policies, guidelines, rules and regulations.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Devise short term and long-term strategies and plans to meet the objectives of the corporate finance business
  • Drive the implementation of approved strategies and plans to deliver the objectives
  • Deepen working relationships with the Bank and other entities of the Group towards developing a pipeline and proposing appropriate solutions to clients
  • Identify potential targets for Transaction Advisory services, covering DCM, ECM, M&A and Private Equity, among others
  • Develop a network of Investors, Financial Intermediaries and DFI’s who can support in raising capital for prospects
  • Develop business cases and present them to top management for approval and endorsement
  • Ensure that product and/or service problems are effectively resolved in a timely manner
  • Ensure an optimum structure with the required staffing skills and competencies to deliver set objectives
  • Effectively lead and manage the corporate finance team towards optimal performance
  • Ensure effective management of company resources

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • University Degree in Finance/Accounting/Statistics or related field
  • A postgraduate degree, CFA or any other relevant professional qualification would be a definite advantage
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience out of which 5 years shall be at a senior position in a financial institution
  • Cross sector and product experience and full understanding of Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Advisory
  • Good knowledge of Corporate Finance, Investments, Valuation and Financial Modelling
  • Strong strategy and business planning skills
  • Ability to build and optimise stakeholder networks
  • Strong leadership and people development capabilities
  • Excellent contact in the industry and a strong track record in deal execution
  • Conversant with relevant legislation
  • Ability to produce high quality output within tight deadlines

                                        

 

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Chalden Du Toit at cdutoit@caglobalint.com

 

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Chalden du Toit

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CA Finance

 

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Job Reference: CDTHOCF

Reference No. SRCDTCRM

Reference Number: SRCDTCRM

 

Job Description:

A leading International Bank based in kenya, is looking for a Senior Manager in Group Model Risk Validation who will be responsible for End to End validatation of the Credit Risk models for both Retail and wholesale portfolios.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Carrying out end to end Credit Risk model validation for both retail and wholesale portfolios and create model validation report
  • Indepth understanding of Credit Model developemnt best practises
  • Develop alternate Model for Validation where applicable
  • Manage the policies and procedures.
  • Model inventory Management.

 

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

 

  • Indepth knowlwdge in Statistical and ML model developemnt
  • Proficent in Python coding
  • Proficiency in MS office tools
  • Relevant and apt knowledge in banking technologies and automation tools.

Key Critical Competencies

 

  • Minimum of a University Degree relevant to financial services.
  • At least 5 years experience in Python coding
  • Alteast 5 years experience in Machine Learning and Statistical model developemnt

Effective application of industry guidelines, bank policies and relevant legal regulations to successfully meet the desired compliance standards

 

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Chalden Du Toit at cdutoit@caglobalint.com

 

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Chalden du Toit

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CA Finance

 

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Job Reference: SRCDTCRM

Reference No. CDTRL1

Job Description:

Our client within the financial sector, who forms part of a leading Mauritian bank is currently looking for a Risk lead, who would be Reporting functionally to the Risk Management Committee of the client, and administratively to the Chief Executive Officer of the company, the incumbent will be responsible for driving the risk management function of the company with a view to protecting economic value and supporting sustainable growth in line with the strategic goals of the Cluster and within the limits of agreed risk appetite and limits set by the Board and/or through regulatory guidelines/requirements.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that policies and procedures are developed and regularly updated
  • Drive an appropriate risk culture within the cluster
  • Design and maintain appropriate risk metrics within the different areas of risk including, but not limited to, credit risk, market risk, liquidity risk, operational risk, reputational risk and IT risk
  • Develop and use appropriate tools, methodologies and models to measure and manage risks
  • Ensure that appropriate dashboards and databases are maintained
  • Report to the Board/Board Risk Committee on risk practices and adherence to risk management norms
  • Conduct stress testing on a regular basis
  • Liaise with the credit underwriting function
  • Monitor the adoption of appropriate security and data integrity standards and configurations across software solutions deployed
  • Work with the companies business and control functions, as well as with the risk functions of the Group entities to continuously enhance the risk management function
  • Conduct risk assessments on new products and client segments
  • Adhere to high ethical standards and comply with all regulations/applicable laws
  • Ensure high level of service standards including level of ethics and integrity in line with the banks values
  • Ensure that an optimum structure with the required staffing skills and competencies exists to deliver set objectives
  • Effectively lead and manage the team towards optimal performance
  • Ensure effective management of company resources

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Post graduate qualifications in Accounting/Finance/Economics/Financial Risk Management or any other relevant field or equivalent professional qualification
  • 7+ years’ experience in Financial/Risk Management of which 2 years must be at a supervisory level
  • Thorough knowledge of financial services business, global trends and regulatory requirements
  • Excellent Analytical, Problem Solving and Decision-Making skills
  • Strong Leadership and Interpersonal and Coaching skills
  • Ability to relate market/economy knowledge and trends to the business, anticipating potential risks and impacts

 

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Chalden Du Toit at cdutoit@caglobalint.com

 

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Chalden Du Toit

Recruitment Consultant

CA Finance

 

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Job Reference: CDTRL1

Reference No. SRCDTHOCRA

Job Description:

The Head of Compliance Risk Assessment, Governance & Testing shall support the Group Director, CFCC by delivering the strategy and execution of the Compliance, Financial Crime Risk and Conduct Risk assessment programs for the Group. This includes performance of annual Risk and Control assessments for Compliance, FCR and Conduct. In addition, the role is responsible for monitoring client risk and control activities, performance and validation of cyclical activities such as monthly financial crime risk management initiatives, control enhancing and testing, incident research, data acquisition and validation, leading remediation as required and other ad hoc control initiatives, and projects. The role holder will also lead key Governance, Compliance Testing and Enforcement activities, along with the relevant strategic and operational MIs into the various executive and board committees as well as other workgroups

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading the Compliance, Financial Crime Risk and Conduct Risk assessment programs, including the integration of related activities with the ERMF and other risk management frameworks in the Group.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders from Risk and the business to develop tactical and strategic solutions to enhance and streamline the risk assessment processes for Compliance, FC and Conduct.
  • Lead Compliance, FC and Conduct risk assessment, oversight, governance and testing meetings. Also responsible for the overall programs including ongoing process improvements, managing and tracking assessment activities, and follow-up of assigned actions.
  • Lead the design and delivery of a portfolio of Compliance, FC and Conduct risk tests scripts to monitor compliance with regulation and internal policy.
  • Oversight and delivery of Compliance, FC and Conduct ongoing scenarios assessment workshops, so that Group anticipates threats, assesses vulnerabilities, and ensures readiness and resiliency.
  • Compilation, validation and monthly delivery of Group Compliance, FC and Conduct risk appetite monitoring, including escalations, referrals, and tracking.
  • Analyze compliance, FC and conduct risk events, perform root cause analysis on respective controls and ensure remediation is well designed to avoid repeat of risks and/or issues.
  • Support the Business teams in Compliance, FC and Conduct risk self-identification processes and ensure self-identified issues in relation to first line controls are well analyzed and documented with properly designed remediating actions, and track actions to completion.
  • Engage in risk discussions with internal/external auditors, regulators and other risk functions within the Group.
  • Provide leadership to team members and support in leading the larger Risk & Compliance organization across the Group

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Master’s degree plus relevant professional qualifications such as CAMS, ICA.
  • Requires 15+ years of professional experience and 6+ years of management experience.

 

Critical Skills:

  • No less than 12 years of compliance, financial crime and conduct risk management experience, with significant portion in risk assessment, governance and testing within a large international bank.
  • Strong understanding of compliance, FC and conduct risk obligations and requirements within the banking industry.
  • Good experience in leveraging analytics and technology solutions to manage risk assessments and other initiatives.
  • Critical thinking skills to understand and analyze complex problems.
  • Effective communicator with strong writing and verbal abilities to communicate across all levels of the Group.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships and collaborate with senior business and function leaders to influence change.
  • Proven focus on deliverables, organized, and ability to manage multiple high priority deliverables.
  • Self-starter, highly organized, and detailed-oriented.
  • Strategic and critical thinking and the ability to concisely convey complex regulatory concepts and possible solution sets.
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills
  • Exercise high level of discretion and confidentiality due to the sensitive nature of the scope of work.
  • Extremely detail oriented with ability to elevate details into strategies.

 

 

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Chalden Du Toit at cdutoit@caglobalint.com

 

Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.

 

Chalden du Toit

Recruitment Consultant  

CA Finance

 

CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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Job Features

Job Category308989

Job Reference: SRCDTHOCRA

Reference No. CDTHOTM

Job Description:

An International Banking client of ours is looking for a Head Of Trading who will be reporting to the Head of Financial Markets. They will be responsible for generating revenue, increasing profitability and market share within the limits of the risk management policy of the bank and regulatory limits as set by the Central Bank. The Head will manage an experienced trading desk, centralizing orders from different business units, and understand risks at different degrees and correlation levels covering the Rates, Credit, Commodities, FX and Regulatory parts.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create, develop and deliver category strategies to achieve Sales targets including:
    • Give USDMUR transfer price accordingly
    • Change price on supply/demand
  • Carry out detailed financial evaluation of Sales, contribution to Profit on Exchange and margin for key initiatives
  • Develop and lead strategies for potential new Sales territories and Trading markets
  • Full understanding of local and international market dynamics. Knowledgeable of various Global Markets products in Rates/Credit and Commodities including other derivatives that can be used to achieve targets without exposing the Bank to unnecessary risk
  • Work in the pricing, risk management and development of a wide variety of products and operate across different platforms in the European, US and Asian markets
  • Tactical trading in Rates, FX and Commodities to deliver performance vs Budgets, identify and address risk and maximize opportunities. Build on the organization’s trading by formulating options or hedging strategies including but not limited to:
    • Proprietary Trading in G10 currencies
    • Manage flows from Sales Team
    • Monitor USDMUR position of the bank
    • Hedge USDMUR accordingly using different asset classes
    • Monitor correlation in Rates/FX/Commodities and optimize new trading/hedging opportunities
    • Good charting skills sets
  • Direct compliance to trade controls to safeguard organization’s trading positions
  • Identify developments in products and maintains business relationships with stakeholders
  • Technical Analysis:
    • Chart study in FX/Commodities/Rates
    • Elliot Wave analysis
  • Training of staffs:
    • Technical Analysis training
    • Basic concepts of USDMUR pricing
  • Prepare and present strategic papers to Risk and other high level committees.
  • Ensure adherence to policies & procedures, legal and ethical requirements, audit requirements and established risk guidelines.

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • BSc and/or postgraduate/Professional Qualification in Finance/Mathematics or any other related field
  • At least 10 years of successful experience in Trading in international markets
  • Ability to lead, coach and mentor teams
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills
  • Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal and critical thinking skills
  • Strong strategy and business planning skills
  • Strong leadership and people development capabilities

 

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Chalden Du Toit at Cdutoit@caglobalint.com

Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.

 

Chalden Du Toit

Recruitment Specialist   

CA Global Finance

 

CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

Apply now

Job Features

Job Category308989

Job Reference: CDTHOTM