Afreximbank: Consultant, Assistant Manager, Information Technology (Data Scientist/Architect) – Cairo, Egypt

Northern Africa
Posted 1 year ago

Reference No. SRBLR-ConAM-DATAS

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: SRBLR-ConAM-DATAS


Nature and Scope:


The Data Scientist and Architect will support our business department’s teams with insights gained from building analytical models and analysing company data. The ideal candidate should be adept at using large data sets to find opportunities for product and process optimization and using models to evaluate the effectiveness of different courses of action.


The right candidate will have a passion for discovering solutions hidden in large data sets and collaborating with stakeholders to improve business outcomes.


The role of the position holder will be:

  • Explore and identify valuable data sources and automate collection processes.
  • Pre-process structured and unstructured data.
  • Analyse diverse large amounts of data to discover trends and patterns.
  • Build predictive models and machine-learning algorithms.
  • Improve and maintain the Bank’s Data Quality and Management frameworks.
  • Develop a Data Architecture framework, guidelines, standards, policies, and procedures for the Bank.
  • Assist in the development and maturing of the Enterprise Architecture framework and related business capabilities.
  • Establish meaningful metrics on key business performance indicators
  • Ensure that project delivery complies to data governance requirements 



The core tasks, duties, and responsibilities of the Data Scientist and Architect are listed below:

  • Use predictive/prescriptive modelling to increase and optimize customer experiences, revenue generation, process efficiency, brand management and other business outcomes.
  • Performing analysis to assess quality and meaning of data
  • Design and develop dashboards/reports for business management stating trends, patterns, and predictions using relevant data
  • Build and maintain Business Glossary
  • Build and maintain data lineage and transformation processes
  • Build and maintain high-level Data Dictionaries for all core systems
  • Coordinate Data Stewardship activities
  • Maintain data and data marts in the Data Lake/Warehouse
  • Define data standards and models for warehouse architectures.
  • Champion organisational change management activities in relation to data science and data analytics
  • Provide solutions and systems architectural work as a data design consultant
  • Identify data discrepancies and data quality issues, and work with Data Stewards to ensure data consistency, enrichment and integrity.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate, and supervise Data Stewards and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work and compliance to the Bank’s data management framework.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on data architecture and data engineering
  • Stay abreast of emerging data management techniques and proactively provide recommendations for improvement  
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by management.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • A Master’s or PHD in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or other quantitative fields.
  • Possess one or more recognised Data Management qualification/certification. (DMP from DAMA, Degree in Data Science, etc.)  
  • 5 or more years direct work experience as a Data Scientist or Data Architect including all aspects of process development and execution.
  • Experience using statistical computer languages (SAS, R, Python, SQL, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.
  • Experience working with and creating data architectures.
  • Strong familiarity with any data management software and tools
  • Experience with diverse types of database platforms, including No-SQL databases.
  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests, and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications.
  • Hands-on experience with data architecting, data mining, large-scale data modelling, and business requirements gathering/analysis.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams.
  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques.
  • Coding knowledge and experience with relevant languages: C, C++, Java, JavaScript, SQL, Python/R
  • Knowledge and experience in statistical and data mining techniques: GLM/Regression, Random Forest, Boosting, Trees, text mining, social network analysis, etc.
  • Experience querying databases and using statistical computer languages
  • Experience using web services: Redshift, S3, Spark, etc.
  • Experience analyzing data from 3rd party providers: Google Analytics, Site Catalyst, Core metrics, AdWords, Facebook Insights, etc.
  • Experience with distributed data/computing tools: Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, MySQL, etc.
  • Experience visualizing/presenting data for stakeholders using: Kibana, NiFi, Grafana, QlikView, Tableau, Business Objects, Snowflake, etc.
  • Good judgment and the ability to handle stressful situations.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank's other working languages is an added advantage
  • Willingness to travel and to work long hours where required to achieve the Bank's objectives.


Skills, Knowledge, and Attitude

  • Experience working both independently and, in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Work with stakeholders throughout the Bank to identify opportunities for leveraging Bank’s data to drive business solutions.
  • Mine and analyse data from Bank’s databases to drive optimization, insights and improvement of product development and business strategies.
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of stakeholders, including management, clients, and service providers
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Strong people skills.
  • Must be able to learn, understand, and apply innovative technologies.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
  • The ideal candidate is expected to collaborate with various multi-disciplinary teams, so it is vital that they are team-oriented individuals with priority on the successful completion of group goals
  • Coordinate with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes.
  • Develop processes and tools to monitor, stress test and analyse model performance and data accuracy.


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • 12-month Contract
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo, Egypt.
  • Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Shearidan Rabsch at  


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Shearidan Rabsch

Managing Consultant

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