Assistant Manager, Banking Operations (Documentary Credits)

Job Description

Report to: Director, Banking Operations

Role Description:

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 managing the Bank’s back and front office operations in line with the policies laid down by senior management, in order to ensure smooth and uninterrupted loan administration processes.

The role of the position holder will be to provide back office operations support for the Bank’s lending activities with a focus on the documentary credit area. The job holder initiates and is responsible for the implementation of the Bank’s Banking Operations policies in these areas. 

Person Specifications:

Qualifications Skills & Experience 

First degree and post graduate degree in Business Administration, Banking Finance or related field from a recognized University. A professional qualification in Banking backed up by appropriate Banking experience may be accepted in lieu of a postgraduate qualification, especially a certification as a documentary credit specialist or similar qualification;

Sound experience of at least 5 years with a leading Banking organization; 

Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of banking practices in Africa; 

Ability to interact with senior officials of banks, corporates and governments; 

Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of  the Bank’s other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese);

The candidate must demonstrate experience and knowledge of managing back office operations in a fairly complex banking environment and show a good understanding of UCP 600; URR 725; and ISP 98 and relevant experience in issuing, amending and liquidating all types of guarantees (bid bond; performance; payment; and standby guarantees); and

 Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources to attain goals.