The African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) Recruitment: Manager, Intra-African Trade Facilitation

The African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) Recruitment: Manager, Intra-African Trade Facilitation

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The Manager, Intra-African Trade Facilitation will be responsible for implementing  the specific Trade Facilitation interventions identified in the Intra-African Trade Strategy, and be able to  engage with various stakeholders  to   implement the key Trade Facilitation activities identified by the Bank.If you are such a person, please read on for other conditions and apply as directed.

The African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) Recruitment: Manager, Intra-African Trade Facilitation

Employer Briefs:

For the purpose of financing, promoting and expanding intra-African and extra-African trade,the African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) 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.
Afreximbank has kept this mandate up-to date.
The African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) Recruitment: Manager, Intra-African Trade Facilitation

The African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) Recruitment: Manager, Intra-African Trade Facilitation

Afreximbank is  recruiting to fill the position below:

Recruitment Details: 

Position: Manager, Intra-African Trade Facilitation

Reference: DLRF 3801 
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Core Responsibilities

The Manager, Intra-African Trade Facilitation will be responsible for: 
  • Implementing  the specific Trade Facilitation interventions identified in the Intra-African Trade Strategy;
  • At the same time, be able to engage with various stakeholders (public, private and civil society) at the national, regional and continental level and develop partnerships to implement the key Trade Facilitation activities identified by the Bank;
  • This responsibilities will also include to mobilise resources from partners to support the implementation of key Trade Facilitation activities identified by the Bank; and
  • And thereby ensure execution of activities in line with approved work plans.

Furthermore, the jobholder must assist IATI to undertake the following:

  • Firstly, he/she is responsible for the preparation of an Annual Intra-African Trade Facilitation Work Plan and Budget, derived from the Intra-African Trade Strategy and the Bank’s Strategic Plan for Management’s Approval;
  • Secondly, must be involved in  implementing approved trade facilitation plans and strategies towards increasing intra-African trade. 

This includes implementing key trade facilitation activities identified in the Intra-African Trade Strategy such as:

  • Generating and maintaining  an Intra-African Trade Payment Platform aimed at formalising informal cross-border trade and  reducing foreign currency costs of trade;
  • Again in  facilitating establishment of internationally accredited laboratories across Africa;
  • And working with partners towards harmonisation of standards for trade;
  • In addition, he/she will be  working with RECs and various stakeholders to introduce an Inter-State Transit Guarantee Facility;
  • And facilitating the emergence and expansion of Export Trading Companies or Export Houses across Africa acting as instruments for creating strong and reliable value chains within the continent;
  • The role will include organising Intra-African Trade Fairs to connect buyers and sellers and provide trade and market information;
  • Developing a structured and  reliable trade information centre or repository and managing a framework for providing intra-African trade information and export advisory services to bridge the gap on trade and market information; and
  • Thereby, help in  developing and implementing the Diaspora Initiative that will allow for the application of African capital, knowledge and skills of Diaspora to promote intra-African trade
  • Additionally, he/she must be involved in  Trade Policy advocacy and engagement with African countries, Regional Economic Communities and other stakeholders (private sector and civil society) at with a focus on key trade facilitation activities identified by the Bank;
  • Consequently, initiating and actively securing mandates, MoUs and collaboration agreements for executing all initiatives aimed at easing intra-African trade flows;
  • Where necessary,  mobilising resources to implement key trade facilitation activities, including the development of trade-carrying infrastructure across the Africa;
  • While managing important partnerships necessary for delivery of the Bank’s intra African trade strategic objectives;
  • The jobholder will assist in building capacity and training of partner institutions on key trade facilitation interventions identified by the Bank to ensure that they will be better placed to implement and rigorously apply required conventions and standards to facilitate the flow of regional and continental trade;
  • In addition to carrying out related research work with partner institutions to identify existing bottlenecks to intra-African trade and propose solutions as well as implementing monitoring and evaluation mechanisms that highlight required changes to existing facilitation mechanisms to enhance intra-African trade;
  • Managerially, as may be delegated by Senior Management, representing the Bank in high level meetings, fora and making presentations in conformity with the high standards for which the Bank has become known; and
  • Carry out any another duties as may be assigned by senior management from time to time.

The African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) Recruitment: Manager, Intra-African Trade Facilitation

 Qualification 
  • The incumbent must possess, a Bachelor’s degree and post graduate degree in Economics, International Trade,
  • Or other trade related disciplines from a recognized University or a recognized post graduate professional qualification in a relevant area;

Experience:
  • Must possess a sound experience of not less than  8 years with a leading trade policy and facilitation consulting firm, think tank, or development/international finance institution and familiarity with the practical solutions that should be applied at macro and micro level to enhance the growth of intra-African trade;
  • Be able to demonstrate experience in executing and delivering solutions relating to Trade Facilitation
  • Excellent knowledge of existing bilateral, regional and international trade conventions and protocols (e.g. bilateral trade agreements, regional trade agreements among RECs, the Tripartite FTA, the CFTA,WTO) as well as other trade related initiatives by WCO, UNCTAD etc…
  • And possesses a demonstrated experience of bilateral, regional and multilateral trade-related negotiations;
  • And good knowledge of trade finance related products that can be deployed to enhance intra-African trade;

The African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) Recruitment: Manager, Intra-African Trade Facilitation

Skills:
  • He/she must show ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of banking practices in Africa;
  • In addition to ability to interact with senior officials of national, regional and international trade facilitation bodies and national 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;
  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank’s other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese);
  • A proven demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources to attain goals; and
  • In addition, 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.

The African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) Recruitment: Manager, Intra-African Trade Facilitation

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Contractual information:

These conditions apply:
  • Permanent appointment
  • Readily willing  to relocate to Egypt
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply

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How to Apply

Qualified  and interested  candidates should send their CV’s to “Lizette Pienaar” via: lizette@caglobalint.com

The African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) Recruitment: Manager, Intra-African Trade Facilitation

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