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Afreximbank: Consultant, Project Preparation Facility (Francophone Africa / 1-year contract) – Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt
CA Global Headhunters has been retained by the Afreximbank based in Cairo, Egypt to recruit for this position. For more information on the Afreximbank please visit their website www.afreximbank.com.  Should you meet the minimum requirements and wish to apply for the position please apply directly to CA Global Headhunters.

Summary
  • Afreximbank has embarked on an ambitious new growth strategy to stimulate more investment activity in the continent by addressing bottlenecks that impede the preparation of bankable projects that the Bank can finance thereby addressing infrastructure and investment gaps prevalent in the continent. This strategy calls for generating our own opportunities by proactively working “upstream” to create, deepen, and expand markets and to imagine, design and implement investment projects.
  • To this end, Afreximbank is seeking a resource for its Project Preparation Facility with expertise in the project finance value chain. Specifically, experience in the energy, transport and logistics, healthcare, agro-processing, light manufacturing, heavy industry, ICT, hospitality and tourism sectors will be an advantage
     
    Reference Number: LEEBLR019
Responsibilities: 
  • Identify and assess project development and investment opportunities based on country and sector strategies and market creation potential.
  • Develop a strong pipeline of good quality investment opportunities through proactive origination/business development and developing and employing sector/country knowledge with a focus on Francophone countries.
  • Lead project development initiatives, which includes the development of prefeasibility and feasibility studies, design of new business models, bankability assessment and implementation plans for development projects that lead to Afreximbank investments.
  • Conduct sector-specific data analysis and stress-testing of various operating models to help generate ideas for new projects, new products and platform businesses.
  • Design and implement scalable solutions and platforms that can be replicated across markets.
  • Spot game-changing trends, technologies and business models that can bring solutions to member countries.
  • Supervise the production of regular reports on the assigned project portfolio including monitoring progress against project milestones and KPIs.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and form partnerships with staff across Afreximbank, sponsors, clients and other external parties to enable delivery of projects.
  • Help build external recognition of Afreximbank’s distinctive capabilities in working in project development to catalyze greater flow of investment opportunities in the sector.
  • Mobilize third-party capital.
  • From time to time and depending on workload and team needs, execute viable investment transactions in priority sectors (due-diligence, valuation, financial analysis, transaction structuring, documentation, negotiations etc.) that maximize development impact.
  • Any other duties as assigned by senior management.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • A first degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering and post graduate degree
  • Professional qualification in Business, Finance, Economics, or another relevant field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the project and infrastructure finance sector, with a proven track record in project development preparing feasibility studies, financial models, hands-on advisory and/or consulting functions, or in an investment related function, developing and closing deals.
  • Strong, demonstrated understanding and proven hands on experience in at least one of the following sectors: energy, transport and logistics, healthcare, agro-processing, light manufacturing, heavy industry, ICT, hospitality and tourism.
  • Regional knowledge of countries and understanding of infrastructure challenges faced by countries within the continent will be a plus.
  • Ability to interact directly and independently with the senior management of potential clients, financial and technical partners as well as senior government officials.
  • Genuine commitment to development and to Afreximbank’s mission, strategy and values.
  • Capacity to innovate and challenge the status quo. Proven track record in new idea generation, business development, and creating projects/programs from scratch.
  • Experience in monitoring and reporting on a portfolio of projects/programs/initiatives.
  • Outstanding analytical and critical thinking skills; demonstrated ability to synthetize complex information and make concrete strategic and tactical recommendations.
  • Excellent people skills, openness to feedback, new ideas, and ability to guide, and motivate others.
  • Strong inter-personal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills in French and English.
Contractual information:
  • 1 year contract
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
  • USD tax free salary
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Lise Kotze at lkotze@caglobalint.com
 
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Lise Kotze
lkotze@caglobalint.com
Senior Executive Recruiter
CA Banking, Insurance, Legal & Finance
 
CA Global Finance will respond to short-listed candidates only. However all applicant CV's will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.
Lise Kotze
Senior Executive Consultant
CA Global | lkotze@caglobalint.com

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