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AFDB Nigeria
Found in 1964, African Development Bank (AFDB) has issued notification against recruitment of Senior Trade Finance Officer in department for Private Sector and Microfinance Department (Grade PL5). All eligible candidates should apply on-line through the link provided to AFBD’s website www.afdb.org before 15th April, 2012. The other information like education qualification, skills, duties and responsibilities are given below…

Duties and responsibilities
  • Under the supervision of the Division Manager and with guidance from the Lead Trade Finance Officer, the Trade Finance Officer will :
  • Conduct credit analysis and due diligence on potential issuing banks throughout  the region and other  counterparties banks and prepare credit proposal on each counterparty in coordination with the trade finance team leader;
  • Establish relationships and maintain active contact with counterparties in the field of trade finance;
  • Stay abreast of market developments to proactively set pricing and manage risks taken in the portfolio;
  • Monitor trade finance lines and ensure that exposures booked are within bank credit limits and are consistent with all the Bank's corporate guidelines;
  • Contribute and assist in the preparation of credit application to the Board;
  • Track program activities through the implementation of appropriate systems and preparation of relevant  reports on the program for management;
  • Participate in discussions and negotiations with banks and other financial institutions in the region in order to foster business relationships with AfDB.  
  • Assists the Trade Finance team leader in speaking with and/or negotiating with the banks participating in the trade finance programs regarding the pricing of transactions, individual bank limits, and compliance with financial covenants; and
  • Perform other responsibilities in cooperation with the Trade Finance team.
Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Management or other relevant fields;
  • Preferably un minimum of 5 years’ experience in documentary trade finance/correspondent banking with a commercial bank;
  • High level of structuring and credit skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French, and preferably with a working knowledge of the other language;
  • Ability to build working relationships (internal and external);
  • Strong organizational, administrative, negotiation, marketing and presentation skills;
  • Ability to work under time pressure.
How to Apply
If you are interested above African Development Bank (AFDB) recruitment, to apply online visit at http://www.afdb.org/en/careers/current-vacancies/vacancy/senior-trade-finance-officer-private-sector-and-microfinance-department-1210/

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