Trade Finance Officer job at Trade and Development Bank (TDB)

Vacancy title:
Trade Finance Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Banking , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Trade and Development Bank (TDB)

Deadline of this Job:
30 May 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, May 16, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Job Summary
The Trade Finance Officer is responsible for identification of trade finance proposals, credit evaluation, risk management and mitigation, recommendation on structuring of appropriate facilities in adherence to institutional risk/ return requirements, support the Portfolio Management department with monitoring the performance of the portfolio, and marketing the Bank's conventional/ structured trade finance products.

Main Responsibilities
The Trade Finance Officer performs the following duties:
• Identify and structure suitable transactions/ clients and identify suitable counter-parties (collateral managers, trade finance insurers, etc.) and financing partners/agents in case of syndications/ co-financing.
• Financial analysis and due diligence on all transactions to ensure quality control.
• Prepare and analyze credit proposals for trade finance facilities for funding by the Bank.
• Establish and maintain strategic relations with clients at senior management level of the Bank's existing and prospective partners and stakeholders.
• Produce periodic technical and financial progress reports on trade finance facilities under their supervision.
• Seek new business opportunities in the region to ensure a good pipeline of transactions is achieved.
• Undertake product development and marketing initiatives and develop client base using contacts, experience and relationships to pursue trade finance opportunities.
• Prepare board papers, ALCO reports, and partake as a member of committees/ task force.

Qualifications and Competencies
• A Master's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Banking, Finance, or Economics with relevant professional qualifications as added advantage.
• A minimum of 5 - 8 years of professional experience and proven track record in a Commercial / Development Banking or Financial institution environment with sound knowledge of Structured Trade and Commodity Finance Products.
• Robust knowledge of the regulatory environment in the Bank's operating region as it relates to Structured Trade and Commodity Finance Products with excellent knowledge of professional and industry standards.
• Strong accounting and financial analysis skills.
• Results oriented individual with excellent written and communication skills with proven ability to rapidly produce quality reports and ability to work in a multicultural setting.
• Proven organizational, problem solving and decision-making skills with the ability to build partnerships, work in multinational teams, and deliver results and management client relationships.
• Proficiency in the use of computer programs including MS Office applications.
• Fluency in English is a requirement and further fluency in French or Portuguese will be an added advantage.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree

Job application procedure
Interested and qualified? Go to Trade and Development Bank (TDB) on to apply

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 30 May 2022
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 17-05-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 17-05-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 17-05-2065
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