Vision & Purpose
The purpose of the role is to help the Bank achieve its mission of “stimulating a consistent expansion and diversification of African trade so as to rapidly increase Africa’s share of global trade, while operating as a first class, profit oriented, socially responsible financial institution and a centre of excellence in African trade matters”.
A major challenge to intra-African trade is the lack of information about trade opportunities in other African countries, and the complicated customs procedures which increase the cost of doing business in Africa. As a result, many African businesses trade with entities on other continents.
Nature & Scope
The nature and scope of the role entails assisting the Bank in achieving the objectives set by Senior Management for the Trade Information Unit. The role will contribute to the completion of consulting assignments for a variety of clients.
The successful candidate is expected to significantly contribute to strategy definition and execution for the Trade Information Unit and for a range of importing and exporting clients across Africa as well as any entities wishing to enter African markets.
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 beginning 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.
The Candidate under the guidance of Head, Trade Information is expected to undertake the tasks listed hereunder: