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

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Posted 6 months 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 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.





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.



  • 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.
  • 15 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  

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Matthew Taylor

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