Vision & Purpose
The role is supposed to help the Bank to achieve its mission “stimulating a consistent expansion of 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 developing opportunities for trade facilitation and market access for intra African trade finance, projects and export development finance at the continental and regional level.
Afreximbank’s current Strategic Plan dubbed Impact 2021: Africa Transformed, is based on four strategic pillars namely: Intra-African Trade; Industrialization and Export Development; Trade Finance Leadership, Financial Soundness and Performance. The job holder is responsible for the implementation of the specific Interventions on Trade Facilitation relating to intra-African trade.
Nature & Scope
The position holder is supposed to:
- implement the specific Trade Facilitation interventions identified in the Intra-African Trade Strategy;
- engage with various stakeholders (public, private and civil society) at the national, regional and continental level and develop partnerships to implement the key Trade Facilitation activities identified by the Bank;
- mobilise resources from partners to support the implementation of key Trade Facilitation activities identified by the Bank; and
- ensure execution of activities in line with approved work plans.
Duties & Responsibilities
Assist IATI to undertake the following:
- Preparation of an Annual Intra-African Trade Facilitation Work Plan and Budget, derived from the Intra-African Trade Strategy and the Bank’s Strategic Plan for Management’s Approval;
- Implementing approved trade facilitation plans and strategies towards increasing intra-African trade. This includes implementing key trade facilitation activities identified in the Intra-African Trade Strategy
- Develop linkages with international and regional trade facilitation and transport/logistics agencies to broaden advocacy on policy interventions. This will include engaging African countries, Regional Economic Communities and other stakeholders (private sector and civil society) with a focus on key trade facilitation activities identified by the Bank;
- Provide technical and administrative oversight in the execution of studies, workshops, training and other activities related to the Bank’s Trade Facilitation activities;
- Facilitation of transport and trade activities which constitutes one of the key areas to support competitiveness, better market access, and more integration of the value chains;
- Initiating and actively securing mandates, MoUs and collaboration agreements for executing all initiatives aimed at easing intra-African trade flows;
- Managing important partnerships necessary for delivery of the Bank’s intra African trade strategic objectives;
- Carry out related research work with partner institutions to identify existing bottlenecks to intra-African trade and propose solutions as well as implementing monitoring and evaluation mechanisms that highlight required changes to existing facilitation mechanisms to enhance intra-African trade;
- As may be delegated by Senior Management, representing the Bank in high level meetings, fora and making presentations in conformity with the high standards for which the Bank has become known; and
- Any another duties as may be assigned by senior management from time to time.