Manager, Strategy & Business Planning (Development Outcomes)

Job Description

The African Export Import Bank (the “Bank”) was established in Abuja, Nigeria in October, 1993 by African Governments, African private and institutional investors as well as non-African financial institutions and private investors for the purpose of financing, promoting and expanding intra-african and extra-African trade. The Bank was established under the twin constitutive instruments of an Agreement signed by member States and multilateral organisations, and which confers on the Bank the status of an international multilateral organisation; as well as a Charter, governing its corporate structure and operations, signed by all Shareholders. The authorised share capital of the Bank is Five Billion United States Dollars (US$5 billion).

The Bank, headquartered in Cairo, the capital of the Arab Republic of Egypt, commenced operations on 30 September, 1994, following the signature of a Headquarters Agreement with the host Government in August, 1994.  It has branch offices in Harare, Abuja, Abidjan and Nairobi.

Currently, they are seeking a Manager, Strategy & Business Planning (Development Outcomes)


Key Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Enhance research methodology in the preparation of required studies in the areas of industrialisation, world trade, trade finance, trade in commodities, agriculture, manufacturing and other economic development impact issues important to Africa and the Bank;
  • Monitoring and collation of key economic data covering the globe, major trading regions, as well as Africa into organised information to inform and guide Bank policies and operations;
  • Participate in the development of a methodology to be used for the analysis and monitoring of the development outcomes and impact of the Bank’s operations;
  • Participate in the preparation of economic and trade forecasts for use in strategy planning and to measure the Bank’s development impact;
  • Producing regular research reports, which monitor developments in global trade and trade finance as well as the Bank’s key markets and products and providing timely analysis on their likely impact on the African economy and the Bank’s contribution to trade and economic development in Africa;
  • Participate in the creation and implementation of a customer feedback loop to ensure that the Bank is able to capture customer comments and concerns about its business processes and that such concerns are adequately responded to in order to ensure a customer-centric focus to the Bank’s lending activities;
  • Assess and evaluate on an ongoing basis the Bank’s current systems for tracking and reporting of client, portfolio, sector and national data, as well as any relevant development indicators on an ex-ante or ex-post basis;
  • Evaluate the high level reporting needs of relevant stakeholders, including, among others, African Governments, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), shareholders of the Bank, multilateral development organisations operating in Africa, African private sector financial institutions and corporate entities, African research centres, think tanks and capacity building institutions, etc.;
  • Undertaking specific trade and trade finance research, socio-economic, business research, forecasting and investment analysis, and production of periodic strategy planning reports and reviews for use by Senior Management;
  • Supporting the Bank’s business development initiatives by undertaking market research and feasibility studies for the various new business projects and ventures for the Bank;
  • Applying economic theory to strategy and policy development in the trade and trade finance developmental space. This will involve the application of both quantitative and qualitative analysis;
  • Providing integrated analytical support to Senior Management to enable effective strategy formulation and implementation;
  • Engage in the development of the Bank’s long term strategic plan and annual business plan for approval by Senior Management and the Board of Directors within the given time frame;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the plans, pointing out material negative deviations and recommending prompt corrective actions;
  • Monitoring and proactively analysing, on an ongoing basis, internal and external events that affect the Bank, so as to provide ideas and intellectual leadership for both short-term tactics and long-term positioning and vision;
  • Provide professional input into the Bank wide annual business planning and budgeting process through distilling the Bank’s strategic goals into annual activity plans and advising senior management on the most efficient allocation of the tasks for respective departments and units;
  • Assist to communicate the Bank’s long term and annual business plan as approved by the Board of Directors to all staff and put in place monitoring and reporting mechanisms for the benefit of Senior Management and staff members;
  • Analyse and propose required changes to internal business processes by leveraging industry knowledge, management consulting skills and analytical abilities in identifying key drivers, assessing process capabilities and developing a business case for internal business process enhancement;
  • Participate in the preparation of the Bank’s Annual, Half Year and End of Year reports. Also Work together with the Risk Management department to define the Bank’s annual risk appetite; and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by Senior Management.


The Success Applicant Must Meet the Following Criteria:

  • Postgraduate degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance or related fields from a recognised University;
  • Sound experience of at least 8 years as a Strategy and Trade & Trade Finance professional, preferably in the consulting or financial services industry;
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing and presenting strategic business plans for use by the financial services industry;
  • Experience in offering strategic insight into industry, consumer and competitor trends;
  • Clear understanding of trade development issues as they pertain to Africa and demonstrated skills in economic forecasting and regression analysis;
  • Excellent understanding of Economic modelling with good hands-on experience in the use of Econometric tools, including computable general equilibrium modes will be required;
  • Knowledgeable in development impact assessment in Africa and in the developing world in general including advising/working with multilateral development institutions/agencies on developmental impact assessment in developing countries, particularly in Africa;
  • Experience in recently performing developmental impact analysis for a major financial institution or multilateral development organisation;
  • Experience in presenting and selling ideas to Senior Management with strong presentation skills (written and verbal);
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of business planning practices in Africa;
  • Ability to interact with senior officials of international agencies, multilateral, banks, corporates and governments;