Afreximbank: Manager, Communications & Events (Events Management & Service) – Cairo, Egypt

Northern Africa
Posted 3 weeks ago

Reference No. CEBLR17

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: CEBLR17


 


Responsibilities: 


 


  • The role is expected to support the Bank’s mission of “stimulating a consistent expansion and diversification of African trade so as to rapidly increase Africa’s share of global trade, while operating as a first class, profit oriented, socially responsible financial institution and a centre of excellence in African trade matters” by assisting in coordinating the management and organisation of Bank events in a manner that is cost effective and consistent with the Bank’s image and mandate.
  • Responsible for supporting the development and implementation of strategies and plans to support the Bank’s outreach through the use of events to promote Bank 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 which promote the mandate and project the Bank’s brand image.
  • 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 – in its HQ, branches or abroad — by coordinating planning and ensuring that deadlines and budgets are met
  • 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
  • Provide support for the management of events organized by the Bank, including coordinating and liaising with event management agencies engaged by the Bank
  • Manage staff and agency personnel retained by the Bank for event coordination activities; (ensures events personnel are coordinated and deliver in accordance to set plan)
  • Coordinate details of Bank events, including and not limited to, selection of venues, negotiation of rates/costs, allocation of rooms to various categories of guests, coordination with hotel management and signing of contracts in collaboration with Event leadership.
  • Handles selection of local suppliers in case of events outside HQ and determines responsibilities in collaboration with other concerned offices. 
  • In partnership with ADMI/Travel/Protocol team, handles coordination of guest logistics including transportation, Protocol, Meet/Greet services to VIPs and ensures all VIP facilitations are granted.  Communicates with speakers/bank visitors to allocate air tickets/hotels/transport arrangements/VIP Lounges and all necessary logistics. 
  • Coordinates with hotels/restaurants on catering arrangements during events as program dictates including selection of suitable restaurants and menus that are fit for occasion and guests.  Coordinating with host country counterparts regularly ensuring bank requirements are met. 
  • Coordinating with finance/sales departments at hotels/restaurants to finalize payments, in parallel coordination with Afreximbank finance department to ensure payments are being conducted on timely basis.  Review of all bills and receipts to ensure all in order and approves final bill of entire event. 
  • Attends to any inquiries from any vendor or guest in relation to above services.
  • Calculate budgets related to events logistics; in addition to compilation of COEV Department Budget
  • Supports virtual events in the field of digital coordination and logistics.  This entails close coordination with retained agency, bank departments, staff, guests, speakers engagement, gift procurement, and assistance in coordination and scheduling of pre-event dry runs.  This also includes coordination of invitation, choice of platforms, messaging, recording, edits, videos review, etc.
  • Coordinates events entertainment in accordance to events circumstances and theme;
  • Analyze event performance and prepare post-event reports; and
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by management.


 


Requirements: Qualification and Skill


 


  • First degree in Event Management, Mass Communication, Journalism, 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 event management
  • Proven practical experience as an events management professional
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank's other working languages (French, 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; and
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to build and nurture relationships with internal and external counterparties to attain goals
  • Ability to negotiate with international vendors and reach settlements favoring the Bank’s budget, culture, etc.


 


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


 


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