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Uganda has substantial natural resources, including fertile soils, regular rainfall, and sizable mineral deposits of copper and cobalt. The country has largely untapped reserves of both crude oil and natural gas. Its main exports are coffee, fish, tea, and cotton, among others.

With friendly people, lush rainforests inhabited by gorillas, and the River Nile running through it, Uganda is a beautiful country to visit and live in. It is a relatively safe country with crimes being mainly petty and opportunistic. What is more, Ugandans are welcoming and friendly to foreigners and the nightlife in cities and towns is vibrant and interesting, especially in Kampala.

Uganda offers free universal access to health facilities although there are also private healthcare institutions. There are several international schools in the country.

CA Global has an Africa Jobs portal where highly skilled locals, Diaspora, and expatriates can find jobs in Uganda across various sectors from mid to senior level. Our organisation has been carrying out recruitment in Africa for the past 15 years.

Reference No. CDTRHTO

Reference Number: CDTRHTO

 

Job Description:

Our client, one of Africa’s leading digital payments and commerce company’s, are looking for a Regional Head of Technology & Operations To drive the East Africa’s alignment of technology and operational functions to deliver seamless and innovative solutions, overseeing the development, implementation, and management of technology initiatives and operational processes that optimise efficiency, support business growth, and enhance customer experience in the competitive Fintech landscape.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute an Operations & Technology strategy and tactical
  • technology plans for East Africa, which drives technological innovation and supports the expansion of Fintech offerings in East Africa. Ensure that the holistic strategy encompasses Engineering (Application development and Switch), Infrastructure, and Production support to offer cohesive Fintech solutions for East Africa.
  • Align the Operations and Technology strategy with both the overall regional strategy and the Group's global vision and goals, ensuring that local nuances are effectively addressed while maintaining overarching consistency.
  • Drive operational excellence by identifying areas for process improvement, standardisation, and automation across functions, contributing to streamlined and efficient operations.
  • Monitor operational metrics, analyse data, and implement strategies to enhance operational performance, quality, and scalability.
  • Establish a responsive and proactive production support mechanism that addresses both product operations and customer configuration needs effectively.
  • Ensure that the technology infrastructure is robust, scalable, and secure, aligning with the Region’s growth plans and product offerings and regulatory requirements
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify technology opportunities and advancements that can enhance operational processes and customer value.
  • Regularly evaluate East Africa's Fintech landscape to identify emerging trends, technologies, industry best practices and customer preferences to inform and refine the strategy continuously. Champion digital transformation initiatives that enhance customer experience, operational efficiency, and competitive advantage.
  • Ensure that the technology infrastructure and operational processes are scalable to support the rapid growth of Fintech services, while also driving cost efficiencies.
  • Implement agile frameworks and methodologies in project management and engineering to ensure timely delivery and adaptability to changing market dynamics.
  • Consider the environmental and socio-economic impact of technological deployments and operations, aiming for sustainable and responsible growth in the region.
  • Prioritise initiatives that enhance the user experience, ensuring that technology and operational changes lead to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Proactively support the data maturity improvements across all East African functions – support the business and functional heads to make timely data- driven decisions for effective development and implementation of the approved strategy.
  • Ensure alignment within the team around the company’s broader goals through regular alignment sessions and strategic discussions, encompassing both product enhancements and new product developments.
  • Create a collaborative and motivating work environment that encourages innovation and professional development.
  • To collaborate effectively with various departments, in country and regionally, to ensure seamless coordination and alignment of efforts towards achieving growth objectives in the Region.
  • To lead organizational change initiatives, driving a culture of adaptability and agility.
  • Effectively communicate strategic shifts, manage any resistance, and ensure that the entire team is aligned with the company’s vision and objectives.
  • To provide strong leadership and direction to the IT Engineering, Infrastructure and Production support teams, fostering a high-performance culture, setting clear objectives, and empowering team members to excel in their roles.
  • Oversee the engineering teams to implement and maintain business systems, ensure quality development, and manage the switch systems efficiently. Driving the engineering teams to align with the technology progress at the Group office.
  • Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of robust technology infrastructure, ensuring reliability, security, and scalability of systems and platforms.
  • Prioritise the continuous learning and upskilling of engineering and infrastructure teams, ensuring they maintain alignment with the Group technical innovations.
  • Drive the training of production support teams to ensure they can handle product operations and customer configurations efficiently and to troubleshoot issues effectively.
  • Create a collaborative and motivating work environment that encourages innovation and professional development.
  • To collaborate effectively with various departments, in country and regionally, to ensure seamless coordination and alignment of efforts towards achieving the groups growth objectives in the Region.
  • Engage and collaborate with internal (Region and Group) and external stakeholders, including regulatory bodies, technology vendors, and partners, to understand their requirements, challenges, and feedback to shape the Operations & Technology strategy and ensure exceptional customer satisfaction by delivering tailored Fintech solutions that address regional market demands.
  • Manage relationships with infrastructure providers and ensure that services are aligned with the company's technological needs and compliance standards.
  • Manage relationships with technology vendors, assess new technologies, and make recommendations for technology investments that align with business objectives.
  • Engage with third-party development and switch engineering firms, if necessary, to augment capabilities or to introduce niche technological innovations.
  • Identify and evaluate potential operational and technological risks, creating mitigation strategies to ensure uninterrupted service delivery and business continuity.
  • In collaboration with Risk Management and Compliance develop and implement Risk Management strategies related to technology and operational functions, ensuring compliance with industry regulations and cybersecurity standards.
  • Ensure that the region's infrastructure meets regulatory and security standards pertinent to Fintech in East Africa.
  • Ensure engineering practices comply with regional and global standards, focusing on data security, transactional integrity, and system reliability.
  • Oversee the planning, execution, and monitoring of technology and operational projects, ensuring they are delivered within scope, budget, and timeline.
  • Ensure that project initiatives align with and advance the overall Operations and Technology strategy.
  • Foster strong collaboration between the project management team and the engineering, infrastructure, and production support teams to ensure smooth execution and delivery.

 

Behavioral Competencies

  • Formulates a clear Operations & Technology strategy for the EA Region and
  • maps the aggressive steps that will clearly accelerate the Region toward its strategic goals.
  • Is the first to spot possible future Operations & Technology policies, practices, and trends in the Region, with the competition, and in the marketplace. Applies knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the Region's goals. For example, ensures that the team understands and discusses relevant industry changes. Gives strong messages about how people's efforts make a difference to the broader East Africa Region.
  • Steers the Region toward Operational & Technological innovation, ensuring it stays at the forefront of Fintech developments. Tries multiple, varied approaches to innovative ideas and ensures the company’s product suite aligns with market needs and technological advancements.
  • Sets stretch goals and objectives, pushing individuals or teams to perform at higher levels, by using a collaborative and inclusive leadership style that fosters teamwork, motivates employees, encourages cross-functional collaboration and values, encourages, and supports differences, leading to a high-performing and cohesive Regional Operations & Technology team.
  • Ensures that technology strategies, infrastructure investments, and talent development initiatives are closely coordinated and harmonized with the headquarters in Nigeria. It involves adeptly bridging geographical and operational gaps, fostering seamless collaboration between teams across regions, and consistently aligning East Africa's technological advancements with the overarching goals and standards set by the HQ.
  • This alignment will maintain operational cohesiveness and a unified technology operation that drives efficiency, scalability and overall success.
  • Focuses efforts on continuous improvement; has a knack for identifying and seizing opportunities for synergy and integration. Separates and combines tasks into efficient and simple workflow and thinks about the whole system. Process optimisation through proficiency in analysing operational processes, identifying inefficiencies, and implementing optimisation strategies.
  • Understanding of lean principles to streamline processes, minimise waste, and enhance operational efficiency.

 

  • Experiments with a wide range of existing technologies while applying new and emerging options that can enhance organizational outcomes
  • Observes situational and group dynamics and selects best-fit approach. Picks up on the need to change personal, interpersonal, and leadership behaviour quickly and seamlessly adapts style to fit the specific needs of others.
  • Consults with a wide network of internal and external connections and works through formal and informal channels to build broad-based relationships and support.

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Engineering, Computer Science or related field from an accredited University.
  • An advanced degree, e.g., Masters in Finance/Operations/Technology or related fields or MBA would be preferred for higher level of understanding in business, operations/financial and technological aspects of the industry.

 

General Experience

  • At least 6 years' experience in a C-suite or Senior Management role, preferably in a reputable Financial Institution or Fintech company, covering the aspects listed below:
  • A solid understanding of the Fintech ecosystem, this can include experience in mobile banking, digital payments, blockchain, or any other Fintech innovation prevalent in East Africa.
  • Demonstrated experience in product operations (ie running back office operations teams) and customer configurations, especially in the financial sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in software development, preferably within the Fintech secto
  • Demonstrated experience in managing or overseeing switch technologies, especially in the payment or banking sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in IT infrastructure management, with a specific focus on Fintech or financial services' unique requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience in the East African financial market, understanding its unique challenges, opportunities, regulatory environment, customer

 

Managerial Experience

  • At least 8 to 10 years’ proven leadership experience, with at least 6 years spent in a C-suite or Senior Management role of leading large, cross-functional technical teams, ensuring collaboration and cohesion among various departments.
  • Demonstrated experience of crafting and executing technology and operations strategies
  • Demonstrated experience of managing vendor relationships, especially those relevant to the financial services industry.
  • Demonstrated experience of overseeing budgets, ensuring cost-efficiency while not compromising on quality or innovation.
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with senior stakeholders, understanding business needs, and translating them into technological solutions.
  • Strategic decision-making experience is critical for formulating strategies - Demonstrated experience of strategic decisions that have led to growth, innovation, and market expansion.
  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing multiple projects, ensuring they align with the company's strategic goals.
  • The ability to attract and retain talent to build a robust Operations and Technology team

 

Additional

  • The role reports to the Managing Director, East Africa
  • Nature of Impact: Intrinsically linked to the company's technology alignment, operational efficiency, and infrastructure robustness. This job determines and leads the efficiency of the EA business’ core operations and the capability to deliver products and services seamlessly.
  • The role is core to the EA business’ success in terms of ensuring that the company’s technology backbone efficiently supports its operational endeavours, all while fostering business growth and has prime accountability for various measurable targets (discussed under typical KPIs).
  • Longevity: Persistent and foundational, the technological and operational strategies implemented by this job often form the foundation upon which the EA business’ future initiatives are built, influencing the organization's direction for many years.

 

 

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Chalden Du Toit at cdutoit@caglobalint.com

Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.

 

Chalden Du Toit

Consultant

CA Finance

CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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Job CategoryIT

Job Reference: CDTRHTO

Reference No. BLRCDT-MCREA

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: BLRCDT-MCREA

 

Nature & Scope:

Reporting to the Regional Chief Operating Officer, the job holder is responsible for implementation of business plans, client account plans and strategies.

The position holder will be required to identify the Bank’s key/core customers in each region by sector and draw up Account Management Plans for the purpose of maximizing cross selling of the Bank’s products and services

 

Responsibilities:

  • Implements client coverage for a given portfolio of clients with deliberate cultivation based on proactive individualized plans. These plans would be developed in coordination with the product teams and should be designed to increase client engagement
  • Implements regional service coverage for provision of an impeccable client service to each client or government organization.  This includes timely turn around in terms of responses to client inquiries
  • Works with other deal team members across the Bank’s products and geographies to ensure timely transaction processing
  • Generate bankable leads through anticipating customer needs and finding out what information, products or services the customer requires to meet his/her needs, providing clear, accurate and relevant information
  • Ensuring a strong working knowledge of client portfolios / products with the Bank
  • Resolving customers’ queries within agreed authority
  • Producing call reports and file notes after any client meetings, summarising any additional actions required, including follow-up calls and reviewing call reports produced by team members
  • Sales activity planning, including reviewing existing customer files to identify sales opportunities
  • Undertaking commercial negotiations
  • Managing new business pitches
  • Compliance with legal requirements, industry regulations, organisational policies and professional codes
  • Assisting in the preparation of annual Regional Strategic and Marketing Plans derived from the Bank’s Strategic Plan for Management’s Approval
  • Preparing new business Pre-Assessment Memos and Credit Proposals from the region, Product teams and Head Office and making recommendations on the same to the Regional Manager and Director, Client Relations
  • Where required, representing the Bank in high level meetings, fora and making presentations in conformity with the high standards for which the Bank has become known
  • Maintaining and improving the Bank’s image across the continent; and
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by Senior Management from time to time.

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor’s degree and post graduate degree in Business Administration, Banking, Finance or other relevant field from a recognized University or a recognized post graduate professional qualification in Banking in lieu of a postgraduate degree
  • Sound experience of at least 8 years with a leading financial services organisation and familiarity with the major trade finance products to be offered to clients especially syndication, co-financing, club deals, correspondent banking products including letters of credit, factoring, forfaiting, structured trade finance, carbon financing, corporate finance risk participations, project-related financing and considerable knowledge of how these work
  • 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 banks, corporates and 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, Portuguese and Arabic)
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources to attain goals.
  • 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
  • Ability to demonstrate prior experience in closing deals/transactions relevant to the Banks’ core mandate of promoting intra and extra African Trade

 

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent.
  • Willing and able to relocate to Kampala, Uganda.
  • Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

 

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Chalden Du Toit at cdutoit@caglobalint.com

 

Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.

 

Chalden Du Toit

Banking and Finance | Africa

CA Global Finance

 

CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

 

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Job CategoryFinance

Job Reference: BLRCDT-MCREA

Reference No. JACD-02

Job Description: 

To drive the strategic evolution and innovation of the company's product portfolios from Interswitch Group's business lines (i.e Purepay, PayToken, Paymate, Inclusio, Systegra, and Indeco) in East Africa, delivering customer-focused Fintech solutions that cater to emerging market demands and establish a leading presence in the Region's competitive Fintech landscape.

Licenses And Certifications:

Evidence of strong industry/sector participation and relevant professional certifications such as:

Product Management certifications such as Certified Product Manager (AIPMM) or similar. In-depth knowledge of agile methodology & certification such as Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), SAFe Agile Product Management (POPM/APM) or similar. In-depth Knowledge of Data Analysis & Structured Problem Solving. Innovation Management Certification from reputable institutions. Local Regulatory and compliance Certifications that is relevant to Fintech operations in East Africa, ensuring alignment with regional regulations. Lean Six Sigma Certification: LeanSix Sigma principles focus on eliminating waste (non-value-added activities) and reducing variation in processes, i.e. for process improvement, operational efficiency, and quality management. Given the dynamic nature of FinTech, streamlined and efficient processes can lead to quicker product deployments, reduced operational costs, and improved customer service.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the formulation of a comprehensive Product Management strategy and policy aligned with the company's growth objectives and market trends in East Africa.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, scope and prioritise new product development, upgrade existing features, suggest enhancements and new offerings.
  • Collaborate with business development, sales, marketing, engineering and customer service teams to align new product developments and existing product enhancements with EA market demands and trends.
  • Develop go-to-market strategies, including product positioning, marketing campaigns, and sales enablement, to ensure successful product launches and adoption.
  • Conduct regular product portfolio assessments for Purepay, PayToken, Paymate, Inclusio, Systegra, and Indeco to determine enhancement opportunities, areas for new product development, and potential areas of retirement or consolidation.
  • Establish product roadmaps with clear milestones, incorporating feedback from key stakeholders and considering both new product introductions and enhancements.
  • Manage the entire product lifecycle, including planning, development, launch, and ongoing maintenance.
  • Make data-driven decisions to optimise product performance, address issues, and drive continuous improvement.
  • To provide strong leadership and direction to the Product Management & Innovation teams, fostering a high-performance culture, setting clear objectives, and empowering team members to excel in their roles.
  • Oversee the end-to-end product management process, from concept ideation to prototyping, testing, QA and launch.
  • Identify skills gaps within the Products and Innovation teams, particularly around new product development techniques, and champion continuous learning through workshops, courses, exchange programmes and certifications.
  • Establish a mentorship programme to cultivate rising talent within the team and promote a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Ensure alignment within the team around the company's broader goals through regular alignment sessions and strategic discussions, encompassing both product enhancements and new product developments.
  • Create a collaborative and motivating work environment that encourages innovation and professional development.
  • To collaborate effectively with various departments, in country and regionally, to ensure seamless coordination and alignment of efforts towards achieving the company's growth objectives in the Region.
  • To lead organisational change initiatives, driving a culture of adaptability and agility.
  • Effectively communicate strategic shifts, manage any resistance, and ensure that the entire team is aligned with company's vision and objectives.
  • Oversee the Product Management & Innovation teams to drive innovations to stay ahead of Fintech trends, adopting or creating innovations that give the company a competitive edge.
  • Drive innovation by identifying emerging customer needs, market opportunities, and technological advancements.
  • Conduct market research, competitor analysis, and customer feedback analysis to inform product decisions.
  • Monitor industry trends, regulatory changes, and customer preferences to maintain a deep understanding of the East African Fintech landscape to identify emerging Fintech opportunities for both product enhancements and new product creations.
  • Collaborate with the research team to prototype innovative solutions based on identified market gaps and customer needs.
  • Engage with industry think tanks, academia, and Fintech forums to stay updated and inspire the development and enhancement of product offerings.
  • Foster robust collaboration between Product Managers, Operations & Technology, Business Development, Sales & Delivery and Marketing teams to ensure cohesive product development, enhancement, and deployment processes.
  • Foster strong communication channels to align Product strategies with cross- functional goals.
  • Coordinate with Legal and Risk & Compliance departments to guarantee that all products, whether newly developed or enhanced, meet relevant regulations and standards.
  • Analyse product performance, revenue, costs, and profitability to inform pricing strategies and resource allocation.
  • Collaborate with Finance to develop product-related budgets and financial forecasts.
  • Organise and facilitate quarterly reviews with the Managing Director, Country General Managers and other Regional Heads to align product strategies, new product ideas, and gather feedback.
  • Champion a customer-centric mindset, ensuring that products are designed to meet the unique needs and preferences of East African customers.
  • Gather customer feedback and insights to iteratively improve products.
  • Establish and oversee customer feedback channels for both enhancements of existing products and requirements for new product developments, using tools such as focus groups, surveys, and direct feedback mechanisms.
  • Prioritise product developments and enhancements based on customer feedback, ensuring that the product team continuously innovates and refines offerings.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to effectively communicate changes, enhancements, and introductions of products to the customer base.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Formulates a clear Product Management & Innovation strategy for the EA
  • Region and maps the aggressive steps that will clearly accelerate the Region toward its strategic goals. Is the first to spot possible future Product Management & Innovation policies, practices, and trends in the Region, with the competition, and in the marketplace. Applies knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the Region's goals. For example, ensures that the team understands and discusses relevant industry changes. Gives strong messages about how people's efforts make a difference to the broader East Africa Region.
  • Steers the Region toward Product innovation, ensuring it stays at the forefront of Fintech developments. Tries multiple, varied approaches to innovative ideas and ensures the company product suite aligns with market needs and technological advancements.
  • Sets stretch goals and objectives, pushing individuals or teams to perform at higher levels, by using a collaborative and inclusive leadership style that fosters teamwork, motivates employees, encourages cross-functional collaboration and values, encourages, and supports differences, leading to a high-performing and cohesive Regional Product Management & Innovation team.
  • Identifies and monitors key financial indicators to gauge performance, identify trends, and suggest strategies that can impact results. Transforms financial information into business intelligence through analysis and integration of quantitative and qualitative information.
  • Focuses efforts on continuous improvement; has a knack for identifying and seizing opportunities for synergy and integration. Separates and combines tasks into efficient and simple workflow and thinks about the whole system. Process optimisation through proficiency in analysing operational processes, identifying inefficiencies, and implementing optimisation strategies. Understanding of lean principles to streamline processes, minimise waste, and enhance operational efficiency.
  • Experiments with a wide range of existing technologies while applying new and emerging options that can enhance organisational outcomes.
  • Observes situational and group dynamics and selects best-fit approach. Picks up on the need to change personal, interpersonal, and leadership behaviour quickly and seamlessly adapts style to fit the specific needs of others.
  • Consults with a wide network of internal and external connections and works through formal and informal channels to build broad-based relationships and support.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Information Technology, Computer Science or related field from an accredited University.
  • An advanced degree, e.g., Master’s in Innovation/Technology Management would be highly advantageous, or MBA would be preferred for higher level of understanding in business, financial and technological aspects of the industry.

Experience:

  • At least 12 years' experience in a C-suite or Senior Management role, preferably in a reputable Financial Institution or Fintech company, covering the aspects listed below:
  • A solid understanding of the Fintech ecosystem, this can include experience in mobile banking, digital payments, blockchain, or any other Fintech innovation prevalent in East Africa.
  • Demonstrated experience in product or platform development and management.
  • Deep familiarity with East African Fintech regulations with demonstrated experience in roles.
  • Demonstrated experience in product management, especially in the Fintech sector.
  • Knowledge of Platform strategy and how the company can adopt it in East Africa to gain competitive advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in market analysis to identify and leverage trends, ensuring products remain or become market leaders.
  • Demonstrated experience in roles focusing on innovation, ideally integrating innovation into existing product lines or creating novel Fintech products.
  • Experience working across multiple jurisdictions is an added advantage.

Managerial Experience:

  • At least 8 to 10 years’ proven leadership experience, with at least 6 years spent in a C-suite or Senior Management role of developing, cultivating and leading high-performing product management teams.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating with Executive or Senior Management, external partners, and other stakeholders, ensuring product and innovation goals align with broader company objectives.
  • Demonstrated experience of managing financial resources, ensuring product and innovation projects are delivered within allocated budgets.
  • Strategic decision-making experience is critical for formulating strategies - demonstrated experience of strategic decisions that have led to growth, innovation, and market expansion.
  • Demonstrated experience in the East African financial market, understanding its unique challenges, opportunities, regulatory environment, customer behaviours, and cultural nuances is critical.

Additional Information:          

  • The role reports to the Managing Director, East Africa
  • Nature of Impact: Directly tied to revenue generation, market expansion, and relationship management with clients or partners in designated country. The role is core to the EA business’ success and has direct and final accountability for achieving the Country revenue and profitability targets as set by the MD, EA as well as for increasing the market share, customer acquisition, and retention rates of the designated EA Country.
  • Longevity: Both immediate (quarterly / annual sales targets) & long-lasting impact (establishing LT contracts, opening new markets & building strategic partnerships).
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Job CategoryFinance

Job Reference: JACD-02

Eastern Africa
Posted 4 weeks ago
Reference No. CDTCGMI

Job Description:

Our client, one of Africa’s leading digital payments and commerce company’s, are looking for a Country General Manager to drive profitable growth and establish them as a leading player in the Fintech market of the designated country, as well as providing strategic leadership, operational excellence, stakeholder engagement, team empowerment, and ensuring compliance, ultimately contributing to their success, market share expansion, and sustainable development in the designated country.

 

Responsibilities:

  • To develop and execute a business development, sales and delivery strategy for the designated country, that includes identifying key target segments, evaluating competitive landscape, and leveraging innovative Fintech solutions to gain a competitive edge in the market.
  • To drive the expansion of their presence in the designated country by identifying new growth opportunities, assessing the feasibility of entering new markets, establishing strategic partnerships, and ensuring the successful execution of expansion plans.
  • Partner with other executives and business leaders to develop and lead the implementation of a strategic executable plan to provide accurate business forecasting, and formulating commercial strategies to generate new revenue and customer relationships and partnerships in a manner that aligns with the their overall strategic objectives.
  • To build and maintain strong relationships with key clients and stakeholders in the designated country, to understand their needs, collect feedback, and ensure exceptional customer satisfaction by delivering tailored Fintech solutions that address local market demands.
  • To stay abreast of local regulatory requirements and ensure that their operations in the designated country comply with all relevant laws and regulations. Proactively engage with regulatory bodies to obtain necessary licenses and approvals.
  • To serve as a representative in the designated country, acting as a brand ambassador at industry events, conferences, and networking opportunities.
  • Promote their Fintech solutions, share thought leadership, and enhance their reputation in the local market.
  • To provide strong leadership and direction to the Business Development, Sales and in country customer experience teams, fostering a high-performance culture, setting clear objectives, and empowering team members to excel in their roles.
  • Create a collaborative and motivating work environment that encourages innovation, customer success and professional development.
  • To collaborate effectively with various departments, in country and regionally, to ensure seamless coordination and alignment of efforts towards achieving their growth objectives in the designated country.
  • Effectively communicate strategic shifts, manage any resistance, and ensure that the entire Sales, BD and Service Delivery teams are aligned with the commpany’s vision and objectives.
  • Set and monitor performance metrics for the designated country, driving pipeline & revenue growth, profitability, and market share.
  • Develop and execute financial plans, analyse results, and adapt strategies to achieve sustainable success.

 

Behavioral Competencies

  • Formulates a clear Business Development, Sales and Delivery strategy for the designated country and maps the aggressive steps that will clearly accelerate the Country toward its strategic goals.
  • Is early to spot possible future policies, practices, and trends in the Country, with the competition, and in the marketplace. Applies knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the Country's goals. For example, ensures that the team understands and discusses relevant industry changes. Gives strong messages about how people's efforts make a difference to the broader East Africa Region.
  • Steers the Country toward innovation, ensuring it stays at the forefront of Fintech developments. Tries multiple, varied approaches to innovative ideas and ensures the company’s product suite aligns with market needs and technological advancements.
  • Sets stretch goals and objectives, pushing individuals or teams to perform at higher levels, by using a collaborative and inclusive leadership style that fosters teamwork, motivates employees, and encourages cross-functional collaboration, leading to a high-performing and cohesive Country team.
  • Promotes a team environment that values, encourages, and supports differences and senses how differences will play out in terms of needs, values, and motivators.
  • Identifies and monitors key financial indicators to gauge performance, identify
  • trends, and suggest strategies that can impact results. Transforms financial information into business intelligence through analysis and integration of quantitative and qualitative information.
  • Picks up on the need to change personal, interpersonal, and leadership behaviour quickly and seamlessly adapts style to fit the specific needs of others.
  • Consults with a wide network of internal and external connections and works through formal and informal channels to build broad-based relationships and support.

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Information Technology, Computer Science, Economics, Marketing, or related fields from an accredited University.
  • An advanced degree, e.g., Masters in Finance/Business/ Technology or related fields or MBA would be an added advantage for higher level of understanding in business, financial and technological aspects of the industry.

 

General Experience

  • At least 12 years' experience in a C-suite or Senior Management role, preferably in a reputable Financial Institution or Fintech company, covering the aspects listed below:
  • A solid understanding of the Fintech ecosystem, this includes experience in mobile banking, digital payments, blockchain, or any other Fintech innovation prevalent in designated country or East Africa
  • Demonstrated experience in business development and sales, including business growth, market entry, and partnership cultivation experiences, in both financial services and technology is essential
  • Proven track record of overseeing service delivery operations
  • Experience in using and implementing modern digital tools and platforms that
  • help in market analysis, partnership management and strategic planning will be crucial.
  • Demonstrated experience in the East African financial market, understanding its unique challenges, opportunities, regulatory environment, customer behaviours, and cultural nuances is critical

 

Managerial Experience

  • At least 8 to 10 years’ proven leadership experience, with at least 6 years spent in a C-suite or Senior Management role of developing, cultivating and leading high-performing business development, sales and delivery teams.
  • Strategic decision-making experience is critical for formulating business growth strategies - demonstrated experience in strategic decisions that have led to growth, innovation, and market expansion.
  • Demonstrated experience in liaising with senior stakeholders, both internally (C- suite, board members) and externally (partners, regulators, and government officials).
  • Experience in overseeing multiple projects, ensuring they align with the company's strategic goals.
  • Familiarity with financial laws and regulations, compliance, and risk management specific to designated country.
  • Familiarity with key players, regulators, and potential partners in the East Africa Fintech ecosystem would also be critical.

 

Additional

The role reports to the Managing Director, East Africa

Nature of Impact: Directly tied to revenue generation, market expansion, and relationship management with clients or partners in designated country. The role is core to the EA business’ success and has direct and final accountability for achieving the Country revenue and profitability targets as set by the MD, EA as well as for increasing the market share, customer acquisition, and retention rates of the designated EA Country.

 

 

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Chalden Du Toit at cdutoit@caglobalint.com

 

Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.

 

Chalden Du Toit

Consultant

CA Finance

 

CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

Apply now

Job Features

Job CategoryIT

Job Reference: CDTCGMI

Reference No. LB49

Reference Number: LB49

 

Job Description:

Our client, a large building material company, is seeking a tax manager who will be tasked with advising the management on tax optimization and planning. This will entail interpretation and application of tax regulations to identify opportunities for improvement, such as deductible expenses for tax purposes and tax benefits from social services.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the ministry in managing the company's assets. Advise management on tax optimization and planning: interpretation and application of tax regulations to identify opportunities for improvement, such as deductible expenses for tax purposes and tax benefits from social services, etc
  • Monitor and control declarations to the National Social Security Institute (INPP) and the National Social Security Fund (CNSS).
  • Manage corporate income tax
  • Payroll taxes, dividend taxes, rental income tax, etc.
  • Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • Sales taxes
  • Taxes and fees for central and provincial administrations
  • Mining tax and fees
  • Control customs declarations (pro forma invoices and final invoices) in compliance with customs legislation in the DRC.
  • Apply all benefits outlined in the investment code.
  • Maintain all tax-related documents.
  • Submit tax declarations as per the schedule set by the company.

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • A degree in Accounting, Finance, Taxation, or Business Administration, along with professional certifications such as CPA, CFA, or CTA, and relevant work experience in tax management.
  • Congolese applicant preferred
  • Tax Expertise: In-depth knowledge of local tax laws, including corporate income tax, payroll taxes, VAT, and sales taxes.
  • Ability to interpret tax regulations and identify tax optimization opportunities.

 

 

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Lucia Baeza at lbaeza@camining.com

 

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Lucia Baeza

Recruitment Consultant

CA Mining

 

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Job CategoryMining

Job Reference: LB49

Reference No. KMSR09

Job Description:

Our client is searching for a Collections Manager will be responsible for overseeing and managing the entire collections process and staff of Uganda. This will include the management of and reporting on both early and late-stage collections to ensure accurate processing and collections of payments, within targeted and budgeted requirements as well as providing leadership and guidance to all collections staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure monthly collections remain at an acceptable group level:
    • Ensure all payments from employers are obtained each month and follow up with UCLA and, where applicable, follow up with the employer, on any outstanding payments.
    • Ensure MOU’s are in place for all approved employers prior to entering into any loan agreements, where applicable, and the reservations of loans are obtained where required.
    • Payroll collections to be improved to and maintained above 95%.
    • Second-tier debit order platform collections to be improved to levels above 50% on a consistent basis.
    • Strive to improve arrears to levels below 3%.
    • Strive to improve provision levels below 5%.
    • Ensure the correct collections strategies and campaigns for early and late stage collections are implemented to maintain loan book provisions at the agreed rate.
    • Ensure failed collections are analyzed and categorised timeously and appropriate actions to collect are put in place and followed through by the Collections Team.
    • Source, contract and supervise all internal and external collections partners, such as credit bureaus, external collections agents and trace partners, as well as legal partners.
    • Ensure that all uncollectable debt is appropriately motivated and timeously written off, based on standing company policies and industry regulations, after all efforts to collect outstanding amounts has failed.
    • Support the Chief Executive Officer, Regional Collections Manager and Head of Credit & Risk in interpreting failed collections and arrears information and in the implementation of corrective actions to recover losses and prevent future occurrences.
    • Adhere to all company and collections Standard Operating Procedures (“SOPs”).
  • Relationship management:
    • Ensure that sound relationships are created and maintained with key staff and management at the payrolls of all Government Ministries, UMRA Departments and Agencies (“MDAs”) and private entities which Access deals with, as well as with external service providers (UCLA).
    • Ensure that the names, contact numbers and details of all interactions are documented, indexed and preserved.
    • c. Ensure that relationships are structured to ensure that there is a high level of redundancy (back up) through ensuring that the relationships exist across a broad set of Access staff members.
  • Arrears category management:
    • Ensure that all categories of arrears are equitably and timeously monitored, managed and reported on, and that the data, process and results are well documented, indexed and preserved.
  • Reporting:
    • Ensure that all relevant performance and management data is timeously and accurately collected, collated, analysed and disseminated.
    • b. Compile the daily, weekly, monthly and ad-hoc collections reports to be presented during the monthly Exco and other forums.
    • Prepare reports and presentations as required by Executive Management and other stakeholders.
    • Ensure the availability of timeous, accurate and correctly presented information to support business decision making.
  • Management of collections staff:
    • Provide leadership, guidance and training to develop personnel and ensure the transference of skills and efficient achievement of goals and objectives.
    • Ensure that all collections staff receive regular, documented coaching sessions.
    • Ensure that all collections staff are adequately trained and skilled to ensure quality collection strategies and client service.
    • Ensure that each staff member is monitored and managed daily against an agreed upon set of measures and that the process and results are well documented, indexed and preserved.
  • Reconciliation of the “Expected vs Collected”, ensuring payments are followed up timeously.
  • Management of overpayment and underpayments from Private Payroll Payments and Government Payments (Votes).
  • Management of the AR clearing account ensuring that outstanding balances match the Employer Control Account and all payments received in the bank are identified and cleared timeously.
  • Maintain fluency in product knowledge, the loans management system and collections procedures necessary to carry out collections processes and conduct client interviews.
  • Recommend and develop strategies for improving the operations of the department.

Requirements: Qualification and Skills

  • A relevant tertiary qualification (such as a B Com Degree) is preferred.
  • Preference will also be given to candidates with applicable certificates in Collections and Credit Management.
  • The company will only look at candidates who have no less than FIVE years relevant, working experience of which at least two should have been in a similar role.
  • Government payroll and/or other payroll loan collections experience is essential.
  • Ugandan Microlending or related financial services experience is essential.
  • Knowledge of Uganda laws relating to financial services, particularly regarding Microlending, is essential.
  • A strong command of English, both written and verbal is a requirement of the job

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to NICOLE KOENIG at nkoenig@caglobalint.com

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Nicole Koenig

Recruitment Consultant

CA Finance

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Job CategoryFinance

Job Reference: KMSR09

Reference No. SFBLR34

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.

About FEDA: The Fund for Export Development in Africa (“FEDA”) is the impact investment subsidiary of Afreximbank set up to provide equity, quasi-equity, and debt capital to finance the multi-billion-dollar funding gap (particularly in equity) needed to transform the trade sector in Africa.

Reference Number: SFBLR34

Job Summary:

As a Senior Investment Manager at FEDA, you will play a strategic role with a prime focus on the AfCFTA Adjustment Fund. The AfCFTA Adjustment Fund is an ambitious initiative that seeks to bolster Intra-African trade following the adoption of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement by African Union member states. The fund's strategy is devised to support lending opportunities for projects that either currently influence, or aim to impact, Intra-African trade directly.

Within the Adjustment Fund are three distinctive funds:

  • Base Fund: structured to receive contributions of State Parties, grants, technical assistance, and other contributions from donors; the Fund will be used essentially to address tariff revenue loss and support State Parties to implement the various Protocols and Annexes under the AfCFTA.
  • General Fund: structured to mobilize and disburse concessional funds to eligible public sector, public-private partnerships and large-scale private sector projects/transactions that are targeted at supporting the growth in trade resulting from the AfCFTA Agreement.
  • Credit Fund: structured to mobilize and disburse commercial funding to eligible private sector projects / transactions to enable private sector players to capitalize on the opportunities that will arise from the implementation of the AfCFTA.

As the Senior Investment Manage, your leadership will be paramount, primarily honing the strategies of both the Credit Fund and the General Fund. Your expertise will ensure alignment with the overarching objectives of the AfCFTA, identifying and pursuing opportunities across the private and public sectors.

Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership

  • Lead the investment team throughout each stage of the investment cycle, including origination, potential investment evaluation, preparing investment committees, preparing Board or internal presentations, managing credit portfolio, and participating in fundraising initiatives. 

Operational Support and Cross-Functional Collaboration

  • Engage with cross-functional teams, including FEDA’ shared services providers (legal, finance, operations, and strategy etc.) to lead the development of both operational and administrative documentation pertinent to the AfCFTA Fund.
  • Credit Analysis & Reporting
  • Lead creditworthiness assessments and shape bespoke financing solutions.
  • Develop sophisticated financial models to envisage economic scenarios and gauge the financial trajectories of projects / transactions.
  • Deliver comprehensive reports, synthesizing both qualitative and quantitative data.

Risk Assessment

  • Identify and assess the risks associated with lending to businesses, projects, and sectors.
  • Make recommendations about risk mitigation, suggesting terms of credit or potential deal structures.
  • Formulate and oversee strategies aligned with our risk-return objectives in light of current market conditions.

Due Diligence Support

  • Lead the due diligence process, collating crucial financial and operational data.
  • Synchronize efforts with external stakeholders like auditors or industry specialist.

Portfolio Monitoring

  • Strategically oversee the credit investment portfolio, ensuring optimal performance and reduced risks.
  • Devise effective risk management strategies, pinpointing potential risks and flagging any significant shifts in a company's financial landscape.

Market & Industry Analysis

  • Maintain a sharp awareness of macroeconomic factors, industry shifts, and legislative changes across Africa that could recalibrate the credit landscape.
  • Conduct comparative financial health analyses across sectors, providing benchmarking insights.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • A Master's degree or equivalent from a top-tier institution in accounting, finance, economics, or a related domain with strong performance.
  • A track record of at least 8-10 years in senior roles within in private credit or credit analysis at premier financial institutions.
  • Demonstrated expertise in financial metrics, advanced credit analysis techniques, and risk assessment methodologies.
  • Proficient in financial modeling, Excel, and other relevant analytical tools.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, with the ability to analyze and interpret complex financial data.
  • An in-depth understanding of Africa's economic landscape, credit scenarios, and emerging market intricacies.
  • An unwavering commitment to professional development, continuous learning, and staying abreast of global financial trends.
    • Strategic Analytical Capabilities: Profound ability to decipher complex financial landscapes, formulate strategies, and influence investment decisions.
    • Financial Modeling: Unparalleled skill in designing and interpreting intricate financial models.
    • Research and Due Diligence Leadership: Mastery in steering exhaustive research endeavors, evaluating market dynamics, and leading comprehensive due diligence.
    • Precision and Vision: Commitment to accuracy, complemented by a foresight that anticipates financial trends and challenges.
    • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with the ability to effectively articulate investment recommendations and complex financial concepts as well as drive alignment across cross-functional teams. Fluency in French is a distinct advantage.
    • Adaptability: Proficiency in directing multiple strategic priorities in a dynamic environment, showcasing resilience, innovation, and agility
    • Teamwork: A leader by nature, fostering collaboration, inspiring innovation, and driving collective success.

Contractual information:

  • Permanent.
  • Willing and able to relocate to Rwanda.
  • Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Scott Fraser at sfraser@caglobalint.com

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Scott Fraser

Recruitment Manager | Africa & Global

CA Finance

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Job CategoryFinance

Job Reference: SFBLR34

Reference No. BRJA06

Job Summary:

As an Assistant Investment Manager, you will assist the investment team across each stage of the investment process, for each of FEDA’s funds strategies but with a focus on its Pan-African Venture Fund strategy ($25 million under management targeting startups and SMEs).  You will be responsible for assessing potential investments, conducting financial analysis, supporting deal structuring and negotiation, performing due diligence, and monitoring portfolio performance etc.  You will also work closely with cross-functional teams to assist in the preparation of operational and administrative documentation pertaining to the Venture Fund, in addition to conceptual papers for innovative projects.  The ideal candidate possesses robust analytical skills, a profound understanding of the VC landscape in Africa, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the investment team throughout each stage of the investment cycle, including deal origination, potential investment evaluation, attending investment committees, Board or internal presentations, managing portfolio companies, strategizing exits, and participating in fundraising initiatives.  
  • Collaborate with the investment manager in assessing risks, opportunities, and potential merits of proposed venture investments.
  • Undertake comprehensive financial analysis, modeling, and valuation to evaluate potential venture opportunities and perform portfolio assessments.
  • Support the deal structuring process by analyzing investment terms, preparing term sheets and investment memos, and participating in negotiations. Coordinate deal execution meetings and actively follow-up on the implementation of key decisions.
  • Conduct due diligence on potential ventures, including engagement with company leadership, industry trend analysis, understanding competitive landscapes, and evaluating financial performance.   Support the Investment Manager in coordinating due diligence advisors, play an active role in reviewing their deliverables and presenting it to FEDA’s management and its investment and strategy committee.
  • Support the Investment Manager in devising, implementing, and monitoring value-creation plans for portfolio companies.
  • Assess the performance of venture portfolio companies, identify vital performance metrics, and suggest areas of enhancement.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly investment reports for FEDA’ stakeholders (Executive Management, Board, Investors etc.)
  • Stay informed about market trends, regulatory amendments, and economic factors influencing the VC space.
  • Support fundraising activities and partaking in investor dialogues for portfolio companies.
  • Execute other responsibilities as assigned by management.

Requirements: Skills and Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking: Ability to dissect complex financial information, identify key trends and insights, and draw logical conclusions.
  • Financial Modeling: Proficient in building and utilizing financial models to assess venture investment opportunities, forecast financial performance, value an investment, and evaluate risk.
  • Research and Due Diligence: Skilled in conducting comprehensive research, analyzing market trends, and performing due diligence on potential investments.
  • Attention to Detail: Strong focus on accuracy and precision in financial analysis, data interpretation, and report preparation.
  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with the ability to effectively articulate investment recommendations and complex financial concepts.
  • Adaptability: Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, managing multiple projects and priorities effectively with strong work ethic.
  • Teamwork: Collaborative mindset, excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively within a team and across departments.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, banking, engineering, sciences, or a related field with a strong academic performance. An MBA/MSc in finance, economics, accounting or banking will be an added advantage
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience, 3 of which in investment banking, venture capital,  private equity, or a similar financial role is highly desirable.
  • Strong understanding of financial analysis techniques, valuation methodologies, and investment principles.
  • Proficient in financial modeling, Excel, and other relevant analytical tools.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, with the ability to analyze and interpret complex financial data.
  • Familiarity with legal and regulatory frameworks governing private equity investments.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy in financial analysis and reporting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment, collaborating with professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Contractual information:

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Rwanda and open to further relocation later if required.
  • Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Jamie Adams at jadams@caglobalint.com

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Jamie Adams

Recruitment Consultant

Banking & Finance

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Job Reference: BRJA06

Reference No. BRJA07

Job Summary:

As Senior Investment Manager for our Pan-African Venture Fund ($25 million under management targeting startups and SMEs), you will lead the investment team  across each stage of the investment process.   Your responsibilities will encompass the formulation and execution of investment strategies, financial analyses, deal structuring and negotiation, comprehensive due diligence, and supervising the performance and growth of our venture portfolio.  Additionally, you will work directly with cross-functional teams to spearhead and finalize operational and administrative documentation for the Venture Fund.  The ideal candidate will possess exceptional leadership and analytical skills, a deep-rooted understanding of the VC landscape in Africa, and the ability to navigate and lead in a dynamic and fast-evolving environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct and oversee the investment team throughout the entire investment lifecycle, spanning from deal origination, thorough evaluation of potential investments, decision-making at investment committees, Board or internal presentations, to managing portfolio companies, orchestrating exits, and helming fundraising campaigns.
  • Formulate and articulate the risks, opportunities, and potential merits of proposed venture investments, ensuring alignment with FEDA’ strategic goals.
  • Lead deal-structuring processes, define investment terms, draft term sheets and investment memos, and head negotiations with potential ventures.
  • Spearhead due diligence efforts on potential ventures, synthesizing insights from industry trends, competitive landscapes, and financial forecasts to make informed decisions.
  • Collaborate closely with the CEO, the CIO and FEDA's leadership team to align investment decisions with the broader organizational vision. 
  • Develop, implement, and oversee value-creation strategies, ensuring the consistent growth and success of portfolio companies.
  • Continuously monitor, evaluate, and guide the performance of venture portfolio companies, setting and upholding high-performance standards.
  • Generate and present monthly and quarterly venture investment reports to FEDA's executive leadership and stakeholders.
  • Stay at the forefront of market trends, regulatory changes, and macroeconomic factors that could influence the VC landscape.
  • Lead fundraising endeavors, crafting compelling narratives and fostering strong relationships with investors.
  • Execute other high-level responsibilities and strategic initiatives as directed by the CEO and CIO.

Requirements: Skills and Competencies

  • Leadership: Demonstrated ability to lead teams, make critical decisions, and guide strategic initiatives to successful outcomes.
  • Analytical Thinking: Proven expertise in dissecting complex financial data, recognizing market potentials, and strategizing investments.
  • Financial Acumen: Superior skills in financial modeling, with a track record of successful venture evaluations.
  • Research and Due Diligence: Exceptional proficiency in research, market analysis, and a holistic approach to due diligence.
  • Attention to Detail: Strong focus on accuracy and precision in financial analysis, data interpretation, and report preparation.
  • Communication: Outstanding ability to communicate complex investment strategies and financial concepts to both internal teams and external stakeholders.
  • Adaptability: Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, managing multiple projects and priorities effectively with strong work ethic.
  • Teamwork: Ability to foster strong relationships across departments and with external partners, promoting a cohesive and efficient working environment.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in finance, economics, banking, engineering, sciences, or a related field with a strong academic performance. An MBA/MSc in finance or related field is highly preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of work experience in the venture capital sector with a proven track record of leading investment initiatives.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English, with a flair for presenting intricate information compellingly; fluency in French is a distinct advantage.
  • Deep-rooted understanding of financial analysis techniques, valuation methodologies, and strategic investment principles.
  • Stellar problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making abilities.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the legal and regulatory frameworks governing venture capital investments in Africa.
  • Proven ability to lead and inspire teams to achieve outstanding results.

Contractual information:

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Rwanda and open to further relocation later if required.
  • Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Jamie Adams at jadams@caglobalint.com

Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.

Jamie Adams

Recruitment Consultant

Banking & Finance

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Job Reference: BRJA07

Reference No. SR-DCR-002

Job Description:

Our banking client is currently recruiting a Group Director ESG Climate Risk reporting to the Group Chief Risk Officer.  The ESG & Climate Risks Function develops and implements climate-risk related tools, stress testing scenarios and reporting frameworks. The function follows the latest developments in the areas of climate-related and environmental risks and participates in projects and/or working groups both internally and externally to share best practices.

The Group Director ESG & Climate Risk is responsible for integrating assessment, quantification, development and integration of climate and environmental risks into the Group’s risk frameworks and policies, to ensure the implementation of the Group Climate Bank Roadmap within the Directorate.

 

The ESG & Climate Risk team strives to bring value to the Group through managing environmental and social and climate risks relevant to the Group’s business, supporting the Group’s business strategy, and delivering on stakeholder expectations. As a senior team member, the role-holder will advise senior management at Group level and in the subsidiaries in addition to providing guidance and supporting team members and other business partners

 

Responsibilities:

  • Protect the Group’s reputation by identifying and evaluating environmental and social risks associated with client relationships and business transactions in a fast-paced environment
  • Be responsible for implementation of the Group’s policies and external commitments
  • Build capacity for ESG & Climate risk management within front office, control functions and the ESG & Climate Risk team.
  • Provide ESG & Climate risk management advisory on green and sustainable-labeled transactions, and support the development of appropriate internal guidance
  • Integrate regulatory/supervisory guidelines and best banking practice in the ESG & Climate Risk domain to define, develop and maintain the ESG & Climate risk framework, appetite, policies, and functional strategy and oversee effective implementation across the Group
  • Ensure that policies and processes meet the evolving expectations of key stakeholders including regulators
  • Ensure the development of ESG & Climate risk management tools and models
  • Support the Group’s climate risk commitments by further developing and implementing initiatives to manage climate risks associated with client relationships and transactions and provide guidance to front office on how to engage clients on the low carbon transition
  • Identify and monitor emerging ESG & Climate related issues and relevant industry standards from a regional and global perspective, and raise internal awareness of key issues and trends
  • Oversee the quality, accuracy, and relevance of reports to the Board and regulators and ensure timely action on any requests
  • Ensure significant risks and issues are escalated to the Group Chief Risk Officer, the senior management and the Board or board-level committees
  • Maintain professional relationships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business associations and industry working groups covering environmental and social topics in the Africa region, sharing insight with colleagues.
  • Support media and investor relations and other internal functions with sustainability risk expertise
  • Assist with the company’s disclosures through the annual Sustainability Report and other publications

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill  

  • At least fifteen (15) years’ experience in Treasury function out of which 8 years should be at Head or senior management level in a financial institution.
  • Previous Experience as a Head of Treasury in a large Financial Services Group, Fintech/ Digital Bank
  • University degree, preferably in relevant subject. Post graduate education and/or professional certifications in a relevant domain would be an advantage
  • Extensive senior experience in an ESG & Climate risk-related field

 

Language

  • Solid communication and writing skills (fluency in English is required). French is considered a strong advantage

 

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent Contract
  • Willing and able to relocate to Nairobi, Kenya
  • Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Shearidan Rabsch at srabsch@caglobalint.com

 

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Shearidan Rabsch

srabsch@caglobalint.com

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Job Reference: SR-DCR-002

Reference No. NKCDT-CUT-01

Our client is a leading financial services group based in Port Louis, Mauritius. They are looking for an individual who will be the Team Leader of the Credit Underwriting Team (forming part of the management team). They will be responsible for the assessment and review of credit requests for all lines of business (Retail, Corporate, International Banking, E-commerce among others), and including restructuring proposals from recovery team. The incumbent is also responsible for the approval of credit requests up to the delegated authority and is a member of the Credit Underwriting Team Forum.

Responsibilities:

  • To assess credit worthiness of clients.
  • To review credit proposals following assessment by credit analysts. Approve requests within delegated authority and submit to higher authorities for approval.
  • To adhere to all internal policies and procedures and regulatory guidelines.
  • To adhere to agreed Service Level Agreements and ensure good customer service.
  • To provide feedback to Risk Management Team on credit policies.
  • To attend Board Committees and Management Credit Forum.
  • To contribute to the improvement of current processes and procedures.
  • To support the Credit Underwriting leadership team in the formulation of department’s strategy and ensure proper mechanism to track performance.
  • To coach, develop and motivate team.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • A first degree in Finance/Banking/Accounting or any other relevant field and/or any relevant professional qualifications.
  • A master’s degree would be a definite advantage.
  • 10+ years of experience in Banking and Financial services industry with at least 5 years in Credit Underwriting Department or any relevant department in a bank or financial institution and operating at a senior position.
  • Knowledge of Financial products as well as clear understanding of policies and procedures.
  • Excellent analytical acumen and have strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to work accurately, under high pressure, within fixed and short timeframes.
  • Results and quality oriented.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Nicole Koenig at nkoenig@caglobalint.com

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Nicole Koenig

Recruitment Consultant    

CA Global Finance

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Job Reference: NKCDT-CUT-01

Reference No. NKCDT-SSCS-01

Job Description:

Our client is looking for someone to execute Supply Chain Responsible Sourcing initiatives and programs in East Africa primarily (which can be extended for other regions as well based on the need of the company). They will also perform all activities aimed at assuring supply chain partners are meeting SCOC requirements and have well established management & reporting systems in place.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support in advancing Supplier Code of Conduct (SCOC) as well as verify that all LS&CO approved garment and fabric manufacturers are in compliance with SCOC requirements.
  • Manage potential alerts driven mainly by external request or out of LS&Co monitoring programs.
  • Management of data collection, tracking/ updating systems, and processes in the supply chain.
  • Collaborate with SSMs and Acceleration teams to analyze supplier performance, identifying areas for improvement and evaluate progress.
  • Work in strengthening the assessment assurance process and advancing responsible sourcing methodologies and vision.
  • Ensure our suppliers meet SCOC requirements across the supply chain. 
  • Support follow-up the implementation of LS&CO’s programs- WWB
  • Provide required training/ handholding/ guidance to the vendors on the modifications/ additions of LS&Co SCOC and applicable local legal requirements.
  • Support with external stakeholders (NGOs/ multi-lateral agencies, industry groups, other brands), with focus on supply chain Responsible Sourcing and Worker Well-Being Initiatives. 
  • Support SCOC assurance model and quality control activities.
  • Work on developing management systems and periodic update of Responsible Sourcing policies and procedures.  
  • Manage the network of service providers, external monitors, and consultants. Also support periodic assurance activities, including the shadow audit of external monitors.
  • Data collection and ensuring periodic and timely inputs of data in FFC

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelors/master’s degree in social sciences or law with specialization in Labor Laws & Industrial relationships/Environment Health & Safety
  • Over 3 years’ experience in the same or related field working with brands, consultants, and NGOs in different areas of Responsible Sourcing, social auditing, labor rights or human rights.
  • Knowledge of local laws & other legislations

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Nicole Koenig at nkoenig@caglobalint.com

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Nicole Koenig

Recruitment Consultant    

CA Global Finance

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Job Reference: NKCDT-SSCS-01

Reference No. SRBLR-LEGA-PE-002

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.

 

About FEDA: The Fund for Export Development in Africa (“FEDA”) is the impact investment subsidiary of Afreximbank set up to provide equity, quasi-equity, and debt capital to finance the multi-billion-dollar funding gap (particularly in equity) needed to transform the trade sector in Africa.

 

Reference Number: SRBLR-LEGA-PE-002

 

Job Summary:

This is a transactional role with a focus on a wide range of strategic M&A, private equity, venture capital, joint venture and other corporate and capital markets transactions. The role of the position holder will be seconded to FEDA to provide the required legal advice to the Chief Executive Officer of FEDA, its management, Investments team and its Board as may be required.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the, review, management and negotiation of private equity investments, venture capital investments, joint ventures, co-investments, private placements, sub-underwritings, pre-IPO investments and similar transactions on behalf of the FEDA and its funds.
  • Lead legal due diligence work on prospective portfolio companies (Targets), working collaboratively with, and acting as the point person in dealing with legal advisers and Target’s management on all legal matters.
  • Act as lead transaction counsel on deals, manage transaction review, drafting, negotiation and execution of the full range of deal documentation.
  • Provide legal advice to management and colleagues in all areas of FEDA’s activities and proffering solutions to legal problems, constraints, risks, options, consequences and approaches.
  • Provide advice and support to internal stakeholders to develop, establish and improve internal processes relating to investments.
  • Provide compliance support and advice with respect to information barriers, restricted list reviews, inside information and thresholds.
  • Take initiative to identify and analyze problems, generate alternative solutions and make decisions with little direction/supervision.
  • Manage external deal counsel, in conjunction with the investment team during execution of transactions.
  • Work closely with the financial, tax, human resources, information technology, commercial, technical, environmental, social and governance advisers to assist FEDA with the structuring of transactions by providing legal insights. This includes pre- deal and post deal structuring and restructuring.
  • Representing FEDA internally and externally in negotiation, disputes, consultations and other proceedings that require legal representation.
  • Any other duties as assigned by senior management.

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • A degree in Law with excellent academics and a relevant post-graduate (master’s) degree from a recognised University.
  • Qualified in a common law or civil law jurisdiction with not less than 8 years post-qualification experience in a private equity and venture capital practice.
  • The successful candidate will be a motivated commercial lawyer and will have detailed legal knowledge of M&A, JVs, private equity and venture capital investments, preference shares, and corporate finance and be able to translate this knowledge into actionable advice and into the management of effective legal processes.
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of private equity practices in Africa and internationally.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of FEDA’s other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese).
  • Strong skills in drafting a variety of legal documents and communicating complex issues clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment with quick turnaround expectations.
  • Negotiating skills and capacity to work with other professionals including non-legal professionals to develop innovative solutions.
  • Willingness to assume multiple roles and tasks to meet changing business needs with ability to foresee, troubleshoot and effectively resolve conflicting issues and challenges.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo or any other member country of Afreximbank.

 

Contractual information:

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Rwanda and open to further relocation later if required.
  • Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Shearidan Rabsch at srabsch@caglobalint.com

 

Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.

 

Shearidan Rabsch

Recruitment Manager - Global

Banking & Finance

 

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Job CategoryFinance

Job Reference: SRBLR-LEGA-PE-002

Reference No. BRJA05

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.

 

About FEDA: The Fund for Export Development in Africa (“FEDA”) is the impact investment subsidiary of Afreximbank set up to provide equity, quasi-equity, and debt capital to finance the multi-billion-dollar funding gap (particularly in equity) needed to transform

 

Reference Number: BRJA05

Job Summary:

As an Assistant Investment Manager, you will assist the investment team across each stage of the investment process, for each of FEDA’s funds strategies but with a focus on its strategic initiatives fund strategy ($250 million fund strategy dedicated to high impact greenfield investments in critical sectors). You will be responsible for assessing potential investments, conducting financial analysis, supporting deal structuring and negotiation, performing due diligence, and monitoring portfolio performance etc. You will also collaborate with cross-functional teams to support the drafting of concept papers for innovative projects. The ideal candidate possesses very strong analytical skills, a solid understanding of the private equity sector and greenfield investments in Africa, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the investment team across each phase of the investment process and the funds’ life cycle including in the areas of deal origination, evaluation of prospective investment or new initiatives, investment committees, Board or internal presentations, portfolio company management, exit strategies and fund-raising activities.
  • Support the investment manager with assessing risks, opportunities, and potential merits of proposed investments or innovative greenfield projects
  • Conduct comprehensive financial analysis, modeling and valuation to evaluate potential investment opportunities and perform portfolio monitoring.
  • Support the deal structuring process by analyzing investment terms, preparing term sheets and investment memos, and participating in negotiations. Take charge of organizing deal execution meetings with active follow-up on implementation of key decisions.
  • Perform due diligence on target companies, including meeting with executive management, researching industry trends, competitive landscapes, and financial performance. Support the Investment Manager in coordinating due diligence advisors, play an active role in reviewing their deliverables and presenting it to FEDA’s management and its investment and strategy committee.
  • Support Investment Manager with development, implementation and monitoring of value-creation plan including ESG action plan for portfolio companies
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of portfolio companies, identifying key performance indicators and providing recommendations for improvement.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly investment reports to FEDA’s governance (Executive Management, Board, Investors etc.)
  • Stay updated on market trends, regulatory changes, and economic factors that may impact FEDA
  • Assist in fundraising efforts, including creating marketing materials and participating in investor meetings for portfolio companies or FEDA’s funds.
  • Perform other duties assigned by Management.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Analytical Thinking: Ability to dissect complex financial information, identify key trends and insights, and draw logical conclusions.
  • Financial Modeling: Proficient in building and utilizing financial models to assess investment opportunities, forecast financial performance, value an investment, and evaluate risk.
  • Research and Due Diligence: Skilled in conducting comprehensive research, analyzing market trends, and performing due diligence on potential investments.
  • Attention to Detail: Strong focus on accuracy and precision in financial analysis, data interpretation, and report preparation.
  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with the ability to effectively articulate investment recommendations and complex financial concepts.
  • Adaptability: Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, managing multiple projects and priorities effectively with strong work ethic.
  • Teamwork: Collaborative mindset, excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively within a team and across departments.
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, banking, engineering, sciences, or a related field with a strong academic performance.
  • An MBA/MSc in finance, economics, accounting or banking.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience, 3 of which in investment banking, private equity, or a similar financial role is highly desirable.
  • Strong understanding of financial analysis techniques, valuation methodologies, and investment principles.
  • Proficient in financial modeling, Excel, and other relevant analytical tools.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, with the ability to analyze and interpret complex financial data.
  • Familiarity with legal and regulatory frameworks governing private equity investments.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy in financial analysis and reporting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment, collaborating with professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Contractual information:

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Rwanda and open to further relocation later if required.
  • Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Your name at jadams@caglobalint.com

Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.

Jamie Adams

Recruitment Consultant

Banking & Finance

CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

 

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Job CategoryFinance

Job Reference: BRJA05

Eastern Africa
Posted 5 months ago
Reference No. SFBLR32

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.

About FEDA: The Fund for Export Development in Africa (“FEDA”) is the impact investment subsidiary of Afreximbank set up to provide equity, quasi-equity, and debt capital to finance the multi-billion-dollar funding gap (particularly in equity) needed to transform the trade sector in Africa.

Reference Number: SFBLR32

Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly experienced and accomplished Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to join FEDA, a leading multi-strategy impact investment platform. As the CFO, you would play a pivotal role in overseeing and managing the financial and administrative operations of the organization, ensuring strategic financial planning, financial management and reporting, as well as providing critical insights to support decision-making processes. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of our organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Financial Strategy and Planning
    • Work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the Senior Management team on executing the organization’s financial strategy in alignment with its overall goals and objectives.
    • Lead financial planning, forecasting, and budgeting processes.
    • Provide strategic financial recommendation to the Chief Executive Officer and the instances of governance (Boards of Directors and Committees) of each FEDA entity.
  • Financial Management and Reporting
    • Lead and oversee all aspects of the finance function for FEDA entities and fund strategies, including accounting, reporting, cash flow management, auditing (external audit and internal audit), risk and compliance processes.
    • Be the main point of contact and lead workstreams to completion with internal and external service providers, such as external auditors, internal auditors, risk, and compliance service providers etc.
    • Ensure accurate and timely preparation of quarterly Board and Investors reports as well as monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for all the FEDA entities.
    • Support the investment team during transactions including capital calls, compliance with funds’ policies, approved due diligence budgets, establishment of investment vehicles as well as any tax or regulatory filings.
    • Monitor and analyze financial performance of each of FEDA’s funds and identify opportunities for improvement and risk mitigation.
  • Fundraising and Investor Relations
    • Participate in fundraising efforts, including the preparation of investors’ presentations and financial materials.
    • Build and maintain relationships with investors, addressing their financial inquiries, and providing transparent reporting.
    • Communicate the organization’s financial performance and investment strategies to investors.
  • Compliance and Risk Management
    • Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, internal policy, and industry standards.
    • Implement and maintain robust internal controls to safeguard assets and mitigate financial risks.
    • Work closing with internal and external service providers to ensure adherence to internal policy, regulatory requirements, or best industry practice.
  • Leadership and Development
    • Lead a small team of finance and administration professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performing environment.
    • Mentor and develop team members, providing guidance and opportunities for growth.
    • Cultivate a culture of excellence, accountability, and continuous improvement within the finance and administration department.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or a related field with a strong
  • academic performance. An MBA / MSc in finance or accounting is preferred.
  • Proven experience as a CFO or in a senior financial leadership role within a multi-strategy private equity fund. A minimum of 10 years of work experience in a similar role is highly desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of fund structures, fund accounting and valuation techniques (as per international private equity and venture capital association) for the private equity, debt fund and fund of funds sectors.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation abilities in English, both written and verbal.
  • Detailed-oriented, with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Contractual information:

  • Permanent.
  • Willing and able to relocate to Rwanda.
  • Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Scott Fraser at sfraser@caglobalint.com

Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.

Scott Fraser

Recruitment Manager | Africa & Global

CA Finance

CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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Job Features

Job CategoryBanking & Insurance

Job Reference: SFBLR32

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