Afreximbank: Assistant Manager, Events – Cairo, Egypt

Northern Africa
Posted 6 months ago

Reference No. CEBLR12

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 Should you meet the minimum requirements and wish to apply for the position please apply directly to CA Global Headhunters.


Reference Number: CEBLR12


  • Responsible for supporting the development and implementation of strategies and plans to support the Bank’s outreach through the use of events to promote the Bank’s mandate and activities. The jobholder functions as a key part of the Bank’s Communications and Events Management team, ensuring effective communication of the Bank’s message through the use of Bank-organised activities. The job holder is also responsible for successfully executing corporate events that leave memorable experiences for attendees, while implementing methods to transform the digital experience of the Bank’s Events.
  • Support the development and implementation of the Bank’s communications strategy and plan, ensuring integration with the Bank’s Strategic Plan and Annual Business Plans using all appropriate channels. As part of this process, the job holder gives particular focus to events and activities planned by the Bank by coordinating, planning and ensuring that event objectives, deadlines and budgets are met.
  • Support the conceptualization, design, strategy, and overall management and execution of the Bank’s primary and secondary events. The Bank’s key Corporate Events include but not limited to the Annual General Meetings, Afreximbank Trade Finance Seminar (ATFS), Afreximbank Compliance Forum (ACF), Afri-Caribbean Trade & Investment Forum (ACTIF) and the Babacar Ndiaye Annual Lecture series. Other events include webinars, roadshows, and participation at 3rd party events.
  • Ensure effective design, production and delivery of Bank events to include branding, logistics, guest management, program design & management, and exhibitions.
  • Liaise with Senior Management and Senior officials of external organizations, to coordinate and facilitate external engagement between the President, and other members of Executive Management to ensure optimum delivery of the bank’s events.
  • Ensure timely implementation of activities related to the Bank’s event management strategy to give visibility to Bank-organised events in order to promote the Bank’s mandate and brand.  
  • In partnership with HR and the Internal communications team, organize staff training sessions, departmental events, seminars, conferences, targeted knowledge sharing sessions, internal retreats and business meetings.
  • Partner with the media team to create media opportunities and coordinate media encounters involving members of Bank’s Management during Bank Events including scheduling and managing interviews with local and international media.
  • Collaborate with the business leads, internal Events Team, Agency and provide support for the execution of Bank events including coordinating, liaising with and managing the Branding and event management agencies engaged by the Bank.   
  • Manage staff and agency personnel retained by the Bank for event coordination, including pre- and post-event activities.
  • Coordinate details of Bank events, including venues, promotion, fees, invitations, speakers, special guests, vendor payments, communications, and logistics.
  • Perform post-event evaluation and reports, including data entry and analysis, and producing     reports for event stakeholders.
  • Support the management of the overall event budget, including price and vendor / supplier negotiations.
  • Ensure accurate implementation and interpretation of the Bank’s corporate brand policy through events.
  • Collaborate with the teams to ensure a robust image repository of the Bank’s events and documentation / archival of project and stock images for future promotion, print and digital use.
  • Design and implement methods to transform the digital / virtual / interactive event experience of company events.
  • Collaborate with the social / digital media team to ensure timely execution of social media engagements promoting the Bank’s activities and achievements on all Bank platforms.
  • Conceptualize, coordinate and execute External Virtual events, liaising with external organizers for Presidential, Senior Management or staff participation.
  • Partner with cross functional teams to develop content, messaging, and surrounding elements (digital, social) for the key events.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by management.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Relevant First degree (Event Management, Mass Communication, Marketing, or related discipline) and a post graduate degree in the same or related fields from a recognized University.
  • Sound experience of at least 8 years with a leading organisation, preferably international, and demonstrated experience in large scale, multi-sectorial event management.
  • Practical experience as an event management professional.
  • Strong attention-to-detail, self-directed initiative, resourcefulness and drive for innovation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English or French and proficiency or good working knowledge of the other. Knowledge of the Bank's other working languages (Arabic and Portuguese) is an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with functions and operating modalities of financial service institutions will be a clear advantage.
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting and good knowledge of the African continent.
  • Willingness to travel extensively and to work long hours where required in order to achieve the Bank's objectives.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated awareness of event production best practices and trends, as well as experience implementing creative digital event features, is an added advantage.
  • Strong customer-orientation and proven reputation of collaborative work relationships.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and act with appropriate urgency.
  • Operational project management and organisational skills, experience creating work plans, data analysis, comparative research, meeting agendas and other collaboration tools.
  • Flexible and calm demeanour under pressure and the capacity to succeed in a fast-paced, dynamic and highly cross-functional organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, build and nurture relationships with internal and external counterparties to attain goals.

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

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Caleb Ebrahim

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