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CA Global recruits for the Information Technology Industry throughout Africa. CA Global has experience in Africa Information Technology recruitment in the following sectors: Telecoms, Banking, Development, ERP, Security and Consultancy.

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Reference No. SR-MIA-001

Job Description:

Our client is looking to recruit a MI Analyst to be based in Cape Town, South Africa. The prospective employee will be responsible for the financial services needed to support operational and strategic decisions.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform data analysis, data visualization and reporting.
  • Spend time with and develop understanding of key business areas to provide in-depth analytics.
  • As a MI Analyst you will be providing analytical solutions to complex business problems.  
  • We are looking for an individual with experience in using a variety of data tools, analysis methods and data visualization to turn data into actionable insights with demonstrable business impact.
  • Drive insight derived from data exploration to the business

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • A relevant tertiary qualification. (Preferably Business Science IT)
  • Prior Data warehouse experience (at least 3 years)
  • Experience in using data analysis software packages (SQL, SAS)
  • Excellent knowledge of dimensional databases; including experience in creating optimized scripts / queries and database architecture
  • Knowledge of Pyramid or similar visualization software advantageous, with proven data visualization skill.
  • Working knowledge of database architecture

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

 

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

 

Shearidan Rabsch

Recruitment Manager – Banking and Finance

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 Reference: SR-MIA-001

Reference No. SR-DS-001

Job Description:

Our client is looking to recruit a Data Specialist/ Data Analyst to be based in Cape Town, South Africa. The prospective employee will be responsible for the financial services needed to support operational and strategic decisions.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform data analysis, extracts and reporting from various data sources.
  • Spend time with and develop understanding of key business areas in order to provide in-depth analytics
  • Be involved in all financial services projects to assist business users to identify data components of their projects.
  • Ensure effective change management processes, protecting the company standards.
  • Drive insight derived from data exploration to the business
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand their data requirements and provide technical support in data-related issues.

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • A relevant tertiary qualification. (Preferably Business Science IT)
  • Prior Data warehouse experience (at least 7 years)
  • Excellent knowledge of dimensional databases; including experience in creating optimized scripts / queries and database architecture
  • Experience in Business Analysis using various techniques to describe business needs e.g. conceptual model, ERD, Test Cases, Data Flows, UML models, Data Dictionary, Business process flows, etc.
  • Experience in Snowflake, Python and Matillion will be an added advantage.  
  • Experience in retail will be an added advantage.

 

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

 

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

 

Shearidan Rabsch

Recruitment Manager – Banking and Finance

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 Reference: SR-DS-001

Western Africa#Northern Africa#Eastern Africa#Central Africa
Posted 1 month ago
Reference No. MTAFXPDE

Afreximbank: Data Product Expert (Consultant) Strategy and Innovations – Cairo, Egypt

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: MTAFXDPE

Nature & Scope:

The Data Product Expert (Consultant) holds a pivotal role within the Strategy and Innovation division, directly contributing to the Bank’s mission of enhancing data-driven decision-making across the continent. The position encompasses a comprehensive range of responsibilities, including spearheading data collection, processing, and curation efforts. The incumbent will play a critical role in identifying valuable data sources, analyzing trade in goods and services data, and automating data collection processes. The Data Product Expert will actively engage in continuous improvement and innovation, ensuring the Bank remains at the forefront of data analytics and digital services. This position reports directly to the Head of Innovation and Product Development, signifying a key leadership role within the organization.

 

 

Responsibilities: 

 

Data Collection, Processing, Curation, and Management:

  • Take responsibility for data collection, processing, and analysis using various methods.
  • Lead and/or support data collection efforts, identifying valuable multiple data sources.
  • Analyze and process trade in goods and services data, automating data collection processes.
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders, especially AfCFTA and UNECA, partners, and vendors.
  • Develop and review data collection strategy and methods; design and implement the capability to ingest, harmonize, and analyze trade data from multiple disparate sources.
  • Assess, analyze, interpret, and support data models deployed on digital platforms.
  • Provide continuous support through manipulation and analysis of complex, high-volume data from varying sources.
  • Work with existing digital platforms to understand underlying data and support dashboards/visualizations and reports.
  • Develop and enhance data cleansing routines to standardize and align new data feeds.
  • Undertake pre-processing of structured and unstructured data and develop end-to-end deep learning solutions.

 

Data Product Development and Enhancement:

  • Support the development of new data products and services on digital platforms.
  • Assess, analyze, and interpret customer-centric data to build advanced predictive models leveraging machine learning and deep learning.
  • Leverage machine learning algorithms such as k-NN, GBM, Neural Networks Naive Bayes, SVM, and Decision Forests.
  • Build predictive models and machine-learning algorithms, presenting information using data visualization techniques.
  • Propose solutions and strategies to business challenges using data science analytic models.
  • Apply deep learning solutions for structured and unstructured data to develop new-generation algorithm-driven banking and digital services.
  • Utilize computing platforms, including Azure, AWS, and GCP, along with their respective utilities for managing and manipulating large data sources.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering, or relevant degree; Graduate degree required, PhD is an added advantage.
  • Preferred Fields of Study or Additional Certificates: Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Business Analytics, Computer and Information Science, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Physics, Statistics, Data Processing/Analytics/Science, Mathematical Statistics.
  • 8 years’ experience in a similar or related role.
  • Proven experience as a Data Expert.
  • Experience in data mining.
  • Understanding of machine-learning and data research.
  • Knowledge of R, SQL, and Python.
  • Experience using business intelligence tools (e.g., Tableau) and data frameworks (e.g., Hadoop).
  • Experience in big data technology and cloud computing platforms is a plus.
  • Familiarity with AI frameworks and data science frameworks is a plus.
  • Sound knowledge of international merchandise trade and services trade statistics, and market access related concepts is a plus.
  • Strong math skills (e.g., statistics, algebra).
  • Problem-solving aptitude.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to identify the source of the issue, research potential solutions, and implement satisfactory solutions.
  • Collaboration skills with demonstrated multitasking and time management abilities.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and decision-making skills.
  • Team skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Must possess good verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of the Bank’s other working languages (French, Portuguese, and Arabic) are an added advantage.
  • Must have good report writing skills.

 

Contractual information:

  • 12 Month Contract
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo for the opportunity.
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply.

 

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Matthew Taylor at mataylor@caglobalint.com  

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

 

Matthew Taylor

mataylor@caglobalint.com

Recruitment Consultant

Finance, Fintech & IT

 

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

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Job Reference: MTAFXPDE

Reference No. CEBLR14

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: CEBLR14

 

Responsibilities: 

 

  • Digital Product Development and Management
  • Have responsibility for cloud product development and management, and support the Head of Innovation with the implementation of cloud first strategy in the product evolution and delivering of digital services that connect multiple digital platforms and ecosystems, to drive customer satisfaction, speedy service delivery and ensure repeat business while adding tremendous business value to new and existing customers.
  • Will support development of APIs as a product to customers and manage API microapps and programs underpin by Cloud Services, ensuring the product aligns with industry standards and best practices in building APIs.
  • As a cloud product development specialist at Strategy and Innovation department, you will shape the digital products, services and features leveraging a combination of capabilities and tools; cloud services and infrastructure, agile scrum methodology and others to design and/ or develop world-class digital products that are game-changing.
  • Work as a member of our product development team to synthesize and articulate customer needs focusing on developing new or enhancing existing market opportunities using cloud infrastructure and native services preferably AWS.
  • Support development and management of digital products, ensuring alignment with customer needs and business goals.
  • Support product roadmap, defining and prioritizing features based on customer needs, business objectives, and market trends.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including Information Technology, Digital Solutions Markets, Communication, and Business teams, to deliver high-quality products on time and within budget.
  • Oversee the AWS cloud environment, including setting up and managing test cloud environments, deployment strategies, and continuous monitoring for product development and sandbox for innovation with ecosystem partners.
  • Coordinate with IT to develop and maintain CI/CD pipelines for efficient and reliable deployment of applications.
  • Ensure implementation of best practices in cloud management to optimise cost, performance, and security.
  • Coordinate with IT teams to establish and maintain robust, scalable, and secure cloud architectures.
  • Advocate for cloud-first approaches, providing guidance and training to teams on cloud product development and methodologies.
  • Be a member of product development team using agile scrum methodology (or other frameworks/ models) drafting product research, requirements, prioritizing features, metrics analysis, authoring user stories and acceptance criteria, capability development, testing, launch and collaborating with scrum team members, as required.

 

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill
 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or business administration, Finance, MIS or relevant degree in related areas from a recognized University is acceptable. Graduate degree is required. Professional qualifications/certifications in Product Management and/ or Cloud will be considered.
  • 5 years’ experience including 3-4 years’ experience in product development, cloud services, cloud apps, with a strong focus on digital products in the banking/ financial services, fintech and consulting industry.
  • Deep understanding of cloud architecture, cloud-native development, and cloud product security best practices.
  • Knowledge of AWS cloud products including S3, ECS, RDS, Redshift, cognito, and containers.
  • Understanding of DevOps methodologies, CI/CD processes, and automated testing.
  • Experience in setting up and managing test cloud environments and deploying large-scale digital products, services and platforms.
  • Strong knowledge of any or combination of innovation and product development methodology or models; Agile Stage-Gate, Lean Startup, Design Thinking, etc.
  • Knowledge of any or combination of the following innovation and product development tools and techniques; Voice of Customer (VoC) techniques, netnography, mind maps, lean canvass, EPIC, story boards abd stories, business model canvass, pretotypes, prototypes and wireframes.
  • Software background required with a deep understanding of digital ecosystems.
  • Complete understanding of the entire Product Development Life Cycle and software development/ programming experience is a plus.
  • Broad experience in Digital implementation methodologies, process, and project management.
  • Expertise leading the product support of large-scale Digital Product architectures.
  • Deep knowledge of digital offerings.
  • Proven technical product leadership experience.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to identify the source of the issue, research potential solutions, and implement a solution that satisfies the customer.
  • A collaborator with demonstrated multitasking and time management skills.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and decision-making skills.
  • ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.  Knowledge of the Bank’s other working languages (French, Portuguese, and Arabic) are an added advantage.
  • Must have good report writing skills.
  • Ability to interact with senior officials of banks, corporate entities and governments.

 

 

Contractual information:
 

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Egypt for the opportunity
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply

 

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Caleb Ebrahim at cebrahim@caglobalint.com

 

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

 

Caleb Ebrahim

cebrahim@caglobalint.com

Recruitment Consultant

Finance, Fintech & IT

 

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 CategoryIT

Job Reference: CEBLR14

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 Reference: CDTRHTO

Eastern Africa
Posted 4 months ago
Reference No. CDTCGMI

Job Description:

Our client, one of Africa’s leading digital payments and commerce company’s, are looking for a Country General Manager to drive profitable growth and establish them as a leading player in the Fintech market of the designated country, as well as providing strategic leadership, operational excellence, stakeholder engagement, team empowerment, and ensuring compliance, ultimately contributing to their success, market share expansion, and sustainable development in the designated country.

 

Responsibilities:

  • To develop and execute a business development, sales and delivery strategy for the designated country, that includes identifying key target segments, evaluating competitive landscape, and leveraging innovative Fintech solutions to gain a competitive edge in the market.
  • To drive the expansion of their presence in the designated country by identifying new growth opportunities, assessing the feasibility of entering new markets, establishing strategic partnerships, and ensuring the successful execution of expansion plans.
  • Partner with other executives and business leaders to develop and lead the implementation of a strategic executable plan to provide accurate business forecasting, and formulating commercial strategies to generate new revenue and customer relationships and partnerships in a manner that aligns with the their overall strategic objectives.
  • To build and maintain strong relationships with key clients and stakeholders in the designated country, to understand their needs, collect feedback, and ensure exceptional customer satisfaction by delivering tailored Fintech solutions that address local market demands.
  • To stay abreast of local regulatory requirements and ensure that their operations in the designated country comply with all relevant laws and regulations. Proactively engage with regulatory bodies to obtain necessary licenses and approvals.
  • To serve as a representative in the designated country, acting as a brand ambassador at industry events, conferences, and networking opportunities.
  • Promote their Fintech solutions, share thought leadership, and enhance their reputation in the local market.
  • To provide strong leadership and direction to the Business Development, Sales and in country customer experience teams, fostering a high-performance culture, setting clear objectives, and empowering team members to excel in their roles.
  • Create a collaborative and motivating work environment that encourages innovation, customer success and professional development.
  • To collaborate effectively with various departments, in country and regionally, to ensure seamless coordination and alignment of efforts towards achieving their growth objectives in the designated country.
  • Effectively communicate strategic shifts, manage any resistance, and ensure that the entire Sales, BD and Service Delivery teams are aligned with the commpany’s vision and objectives.
  • Set and monitor performance metrics for the designated country, driving pipeline & revenue growth, profitability, and market share.
  • Develop and execute financial plans, analyse results, and adapt strategies to achieve sustainable success.

 

Behavioral Competencies

  • Formulates a clear Business Development, Sales and Delivery strategy for the designated country and maps the aggressive steps that will clearly accelerate the Country toward its strategic goals.
  • Is early to spot possible future policies, practices, and trends in the Country, with the competition, and in the marketplace. Applies knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the Country'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 Country toward 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, and encourages cross-functional collaboration, leading to a high-performing and cohesive Country team.
  • Promotes a team environment that values, encourages, and supports differences and senses how differences will play out in terms of needs, values, and motivators.
  • 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.
  • 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 Business Administration, Finance, Information Technology, Computer Science, Economics, Marketing, or related fields from an accredited University.
  • An advanced degree, e.g., Masters in Finance/Business/ Technology or related fields or MBA would be an added advantage for higher level of understanding in business, financial and technological aspects of the industry.

 

General 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 includes experience in mobile banking, digital payments, blockchain, or any other Fintech innovation prevalent in designated country or East Africa
  • Demonstrated experience in business development and sales, including business growth, market entry, and partnership cultivation experiences, in both financial services and technology is essential
  • Proven track record of overseeing service delivery operations
  • Experience in using and implementing modern digital tools and platforms that
  • help in market analysis, partnership management and strategic planning will be crucial.
  • Demonstrated experience in the East African financial market, understanding its unique challenges, opportunities, regulatory environment, customer behaviours, and cultural nuances is critical

 

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 business development, sales and delivery teams.
  • Strategic decision-making experience is critical for formulating business growth strategies - demonstrated experience in strategic decisions that have led to growth, innovation, and market expansion.
  • Demonstrated experience in liaising with senior stakeholders, both internally (C- suite, board members) and externally (partners, regulators, and government officials).
  • Experience in overseeing multiple projects, ensuring they align with the company's strategic goals.
  • Familiarity with financial laws and regulations, compliance, and risk management specific to designated country.
  • Familiarity with key players, regulators, and potential partners in the East Africa Fintech ecosystem would also be critical.

 

Additional

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.

 

 

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 CategoryIT

Job Reference: CDTCGMI

Reference No. SRBR-SPMO-PAPSS

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.
 

The Pan African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS) is the first centralized payment market infrastructure for processing, clearing and settling of intra-African trade and commerce payments. PAPSS is an arm of the African Export- Import Bank (Afreximbank), which is a pan-African multilateral financial institution, established in 1993 for the purpose of financing and promoting intra and extra African trade. Afreximbank operates and manages PAPSS.

 

PAPSS is now ready to start operations and is looking for experienced individuals, who are innovative, entrepreneurial and imbued with the passion and commitment to transform Africa through trade.

 

Reference Number: SRBR-SPMO-PAPSS

 

Description:

 

Lead the responsibility for PAPSS strategy and innovation and in addition follow up on the implementation of all projects. The projects that will be initiated both internally within PAPSS and/or within Afreximbank and those started and initiated with external partners.

 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the manager strategy and Project management will be responsible for driving, designing the strategy and innovation within PAPSS, and monitor with finesse the projects that are implemented by other units within PAPSS. 

 

The role will be instrumental to the development of the Pan-African Payment and Settlement System as it will support the long-term organizational strategy and fast track the implementation of any single project within the company.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Supporting the development of long-term organizational strategy.
  • Conducting research and analyses of operational effectiveness, processes, stakeholders, etc.
  • Aligning PAPSS goals, processes, and resource allocation with the general Afreximbank organizational strategy.
  • Assessing market trends and competitors and identifying threats and opportunities.
  • Presenting findings, projections, and recommended actions.
  • Planning, implementing, and managing proposed recommendations and projects.
  • Monitoring and reporting on projects.
  • Supporting and guiding senior executive decision-making processes.
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects.
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
  • Develop a detailed project plan to track progress.
  • Report and escalate to management as needed.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • A Master’s degree in a related field and/or business mandatory
  • 8 years of experience at the minimum in an institution that delivers innovative solutions, management consulting or strategic planning.
  • Excellent understanding of business operations and procedures.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Outstanding research and analytical abilities.
  • Project management skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication in English mandatory and knowledge of French is an added advantage.

 

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent Role
  • USD tax exempt salary
  • Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Closing Date: 27th of June 2023

 

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

 

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

 

Shearidan Rabsch

Managing Consultant: Banking & Finance

Banking & 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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