28 Apr 2014

Principal/Senior Investment Officers – Project Appraisal (OPEN) Job Vacancy

Duty station: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda – Tenure up to 3 years
Reporting to: Project Appraisal Manager

Job Purpose
The Principal/ Senior Investment Officer (Project Appraisal) is responsible for tracking, monitoring and processing of client’s applications; ensuring that all projects meet specified criteria and are expeditiously handled in line with the Bank’s Investment Policy and Guidelines as amended from time to time.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the development of appraisal guidelines and quality standards for the operations function, specifically initiate amendment of project appraisal processes to suit the changing business environment.
  • Guide investment officers in analyzing financial projections, budgets, and in the investment evaluation process.
  • Develop portfolio standards and oversee their implementation.
  • Carryout detailed analysis of all project proposals, interrogate all appraisal reports, examine adherence to governance requirements and other standards set by the Bank and assess risk factors to ensure projects meet institutional standards prior to submission to Credit Committee.
  • Gather and analyze company financial statements, industry, regulatory and economic information to determine viability of proposed investment projects.
  • Prepare reports for Credit Committee summarizing data, describing current and long term investment risks, economic influences pertinent to proposed investments and suitability of investment in view of the Bank’s standard.
  • Keep abreast with market developments, new investment products and all other areas that can affect the markets, e.g. movements in the East African economies.
  • Develop and maintain contacts to gain market information, research and analyzes financial information to forecast business, industry, and economic conditions, for use in making investment decisions.
  • Develop comparative credit analysis of credit profiles of key players in the Bank’s main client sectors.
  • Interpret data concerning price, yield, stability, and future trends of investments and disseminate the information to investment officers and management.
  • Support the legal team in preparing investment covenants that will protect the Bank’s interests at all times and ensure that the clients meet all their obligation before handing over the projects to the project supervision team for disbursement.
  • Carryout any other responsibilities assigned by Management.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A finance related, engineering or other numerate degree from a recognized university;
  • Professional accounting or finance qualifications such as CPA, ACCA or CFA;
  • Relevant Post graduate degree such as an MBA or Masters in Finance;
  • Minimum of 7 years similar or relevant experience in a large commercial or development bank, preferably engaged in long term funding or project financing; of which 3 should be at middle management level;
  • Hands-on/ practical experience in originating, appraising and implementing projects in a number of sectors is required;
  • Ability to structure, evaluate and close complex financial transactions using up to date methods;
  • Proven track record and substantive experience of successful investment, appraisal, analysis and recommendations is required;
  • Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations;
  • Strong analytical and financial analysis skills and experience in using Financial models;
  • Ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries and work as team to meet strict timelines;
  • Experience of working with a large financial institution or multilateral organization is required while International exposure is key;
  • High level of integrity with a clean record of service;
  • Ability to work independently and show professional judgment in carrying out assigned tasks; and
  • International exposure will be an added advantage.

Other Attributes

  • Self-motivated, flexible, mature and articulate in speech and presentation;
  • Excellent analytical skills, problem identification and solving skills, attention to detail;
  • Highly innovative;
  • Business acumen with proven successful projects;
  • Tact , Diplomacy and Good networking skills;
  • Good negotiation skills with the ability to interact with and influence high level decision makers.
  • Customer service orientation
  • Results-orientation and dedicated to growing the Bank’s business in East Africa
  • Fluent in English but working knowledge of Kiswahili will be an added advantage.

How to Apply:
If you are a national of one of the EADB member states and your career aspirations match these challenging and exciting roles, please submit your application by email, quoting the position on the subject line and the cover letter.

The cover letter should specify your suitability for the position that you are applying for and the CV should highlight relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a day time phone contact, email address, and the names and telephone contacts of three professional referees.

Applications must be received by close of business Wednesday 21 May 2014 and should be addressed to:

Adept Systems
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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