Report to: Senior Manager, Treasury Services
The Syndications Manager will be responsible for originating, structuring, executing and distributing syndicated loans arranged by the Bank. They will also be required to assist other departments of the Ba in syndicating and selling participations in facilities originated by them. The position holder will be part of the Syndications function, whose main objectives include:(a) establishing Afreximbank as the leading arranger of syndicated facilities in Africa;(b) mobilising funding from a diverse spectrum of investors including commercial banks, Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), Export Credit Agencies (ECAs), to deepen the development impact of the Bank’s deployed risk capital;(c) using syndications and loan asset as an instrument for leveraging international financing into Africa;(d) generating incremental revenue from fees (arrangement and other fees);(e) attainment of the Bank’s risk asset diversification objectives; (f) introducing the Bank’s clients to International Capital Markets;(g) contributing to the optimisation the Bank’s capital used in its lending operations. Person Specifications:Qualifications Skills & Experience
• Good first degree in a related area and a Master’s degree in economics, banking & finance, or MBA a recognized University. A professional qualification in Banking or International Trade Finance or other related disciplines may be accepted in lieu of a postgraduate degree; • Sound experience of at least 8 years with a leading organisation and familiarity and working knowledge with the trade and project finance products to be offered to clients, including syndicated loans, co-financing, club deals, correspondent banking products including letters of credit, structured trade finance, project-related financing;• At least 5 years of experience in the syndicated loan market and good understanding of the African debt markets, with proven background in fund raising, syndications, credit analysis, financial modelling, information memoranda preparation and business development activities. • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting and therefore knowledge of the workings of the main segments of the African project and trade finance markets;• Ability to engage senior officials of banks, corporates and governments to optimize co-financing, risk-sharing, syndication and funding opportunities between the Bank and such counterparties;• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank’s other working languages (Arabic, French & Portugese) is an added advantage;• Willingness to travel extensively and to work long hours where required in order to achieve the Bank’s objectives;• Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to build and nurture relationships with internal and external counterparties to attain goals.