Export Development Senior Manager/Consultant

Job Description

Afreximbank is seeking a seasoned professionals for the role of an Export Developer, focusing on export-related projects within their esteemed institution. Reporting to the Director of Export Development, the incumbent will play a pivotal role in advancing their mission to foster the consistent expansion and diversification of African trade. This involves spearheading the origination, structuring, and financing of export projects, aligning with the bank’s commitment to being a top-tier, profit-oriented, socially responsible financial institution, and a center of excellence in African trade matters.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the origination of a robust pipeline of export projects across diverse sectors and countries, collaborating closely with branch teams and receiving support from the Director of Export Development.
  • Oversee the structuring of transactions that contribute to industrialisation and export development, from developing and negotiating term sheets to execution.
  • Manage the development and preparation of comprehensive annual business development plans, covering all facets of project financing within our export development program.
  • Translate business development plans into tangible business opportunities, focusing on export manufacturing, light manufacturing, agro-processing, industrial parks, Special Economic Zones (SEZs), and service export projects.
  • Expand the marketing and coverage of flagship financing products/programs to facilitate industrialization and export development.
  • Design programs and initiatives to establish a strong market presence, emphasizing geographic expansion tailored to meet the needs of African corporate entities and institutions.
  • Coordinate the activities of Export Development Finance personnel, ensuring seamless processing from origination to credit approval and financial close within optimal timelines.
  • Liaise with various departments, including Credit Assessment, Legal, and Banking Operations, to facilitate efficient credit processes, transaction documentation, and disbursement timelines.
  • Cultivate and sustain strong relationships with market participants, including international banks, African financial institutions, project finance intermediaries, project sponsors and developers, corporates, and commodity boards.
  • Undertake any other duties assigned by Senior Management.

Personal Specification

  • Bachelor’s degree and completed master’s degree in business administration, Economics, Banking, Finance, or related fields.
  • A recognized postgraduate professional qualification in Banking may be accepted in lieu of a postgraduate degree.
  • Minimum of 10 years of sound investment and industry experience in project and/or infrastructure finance, with expertise in Tier 1 financial institutions or Development Finance Institutions.
  • In-depth knowledge of African enterprises, ranging from large corporations to small and medium-sized businesses, and familiarity with diverse industry sectors.
  • Proven ability to set priorities and align with the corporate vision to fulfill the Industrialization and Export Development strategy.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, with the capability to manage human resources effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills in English plus French, Arabic, or Portuguese fluency.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with senior officials, represent the institution at professional forums, and deliver presentations to high-level audiences.
  • Exceptional problem-solving, quantitative, and analytical skills, coupled with strategic and creative thinking.
  • Able to relocate to Abijan, Abuja, Harare, Cairo, Yaounde, Kampala 



Banking & Finance




Job Level

Mid-Senior Level