Afreximbank: Manager, Intra-African Trade Bank (Creatives) – Cairo, Egypt

Northern Africa
Posted 6 months ago

Reference No. SFBLR30

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: LCBLR01




The position holder is supposed to:

  • Implement the specific Trade Facilitation interventions identified in the Intra-African Trade Strategy, in particular the deployment of the Support to the Creative and Cultural Industries Strategy- the Creative Africa Nexus (CANEX) Programme.
  • Engage with various stakeholders (public, private and civil society) at the national, regional, continental and diaspora level and develop partnerships to implement the key Trade Facilitation activities identified by the Bank.
  • Mobilise resources from partners to support the implementation of key activities in the creative sector identified by the Bank.
  • Ensure execution of activities in line with approved work plans.


Assist IATB to undertake the following:

  1. Preparation of an Annual Work Plan and Budget on the Creative Sector.
  2. Working with RECs and various stakeholders to deploy the Bank’s CANEX Programme.
  3. Collaborating with partners towards implementation of the creative and cultural economy elements in the Bank’s Diaspora Strategy.
  4. Develop linkages and partnerships with international, regional, and local stakeholders, including creative and cultural agencies and firms. This will include engaging African countries, Regional Economic Communities, and other stakeholders (private sector and civil society) with a focus on key activities identified by the Bank’s CCI Strategy.
  5. Developing a policy advocacy agenda and promoting policy reforms needed to enhance the CCI sector in Africa for example strengthening of intellectual property regimes.
  6. Facilitation of twining activities which constitute one of the key areas to better market access for African creatives and more integration of the value chains.
  7. Initiating and actively securing mandates, MoUs and collaboration agreements for executing all initiatives aimed at easing intra-African trade flows.
  8. Mobilising resources through partnerships to implement key CANEX activities.
  9. Assist in developing and executing capacity building/upskilling programmes like masterclasses in film, fashion, music, art, and crafts to ensure that creatives are better placed to take up market opportunities.
  10. Conduct related research work with partner institutions to identify existing bottlenecks to growth of CCIs in Africa and propose solutions as well as implementing monitoring and evaluation mechanisms that highlight required changes to existing facilitation mechanisms to enhance intra-African trade in creative goods and services.
  11. Provide technical and administrative oversight in the execution of studies, workshops, training, capacity building and other activities related to the CANEX activities.
  12. As may be delegated by Executive Management, representing the Bank in high level meetings, fora and making presentations in conformity with the high standards for which the Bank has become known.
  13. Any other duties may be assigned by senior management from time to time.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill


  • Degree in Management, Business Administration, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Sound experience of at least 8 years with a leading consulting firm, think tank, development/international finance institution, agency, corporate and/or familiarity with the practical solutions that should be applied at macro and micro level to enhance the growth of creatives in intra-African trade.
  • Demonstrate experience in executing and delivering solutions related to developing CCI value chains.
  • Experience of cross-stakeholder engagement, such as producers / designers / art associations or councils / investors.
  • Knowledge of existing bilateral, regional, and international conventions and protocols that are applicable to the creative and cultural industries e.g., Cultural Charter for Africa, as well as other initiatives by WIPO, UNESCO, UNCTAD etc.
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of banking practices in Africa.
  • Ability to interact with senior officials of national, regional, and international trade facilitation bodies and national governments and to represent the Bank in important professional fora where oral presentation of papers will be necessary to high level technical and professional audiences.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank's other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese).
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources to attain goals; and
  • Ability to demonstrate proof of passion and commitment to the socio-economic empowerment of African countries and the ability to support the achievement of Afreximbank’s mandate.


Contractual information:


  • Permanent.
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo for the opportunity.


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Linda Carstens at


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Linda Carstens

Recruitment Consultant

CA Global Finance


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