Vision & Purpose
Inadequate (and often non-existent) information on trade, market, investment opportunities and customs procedures increase the cost of doing business in Africa. For this reason, many African businesses find it easier to trade with entities outside of the region. Indeed, a major impediment to intra-African trade is that people in one African country lack information about trade opportunities in other African countries.
The role is expected to help the Bank to achieve its mission “stimulating a consistent expansion and diversification of African trade so as to rapidly increase Africa’s share of global trade, while operating as a first class, profit oriented, socially responsible financial institution and a centre of excellence in African trade matters” by carrying out various theoretical and applied economic research and participating in preparation of reports and publications as may be required by senior management.
Nature & Scope
The nature and scope of work entails assisting the Bank in and contributing to the realization of the objectives set by Senior Management for the Trade Information Unit. The role will facilitate the completion of consulting assignments for a variety of clients.
The successful candidate is expected to bring an important contribution to strategy definition and execution for both the TRIN Unit and externally for a range of importing and exporting clients across Africa and any entities wishing to enter African markets. The successful candidate must be able to successfully lead strategic advisory projects with commitment to the highest level of quality and attention to detail, while acting with the utmost respect and integrity at all times. The role also involves supporting the creation of trade-facilitating infrastructure and market intelligence and providing needed assistance to origination Departments.
Duties & Responsibilities
The main responsibility of the Assistant Manager (Consultancy Practice) is to contribute to the originating, planning and execution of strategic advisory projects from inception to completion and aftercare. The person will lead and/or facilitate the completion of strategic consulting assignments for a variety of clients with a commitment to the highest level of quality.
Specifically, the Candidate under the guidance of Head, Trade Information is expected to undertake on behalf of the Bank, among others, the tasks listed hereunder: