Export Credit Agency Finance Officer

Recruiter / Employer: Trade and Development Bank (TDB)
Contract: Permanent
Status: Active

Job Summary

  • This position is responsible for the structuring and execution of Export Credit Agency (ECA) supported equipment finance and project finance transactions under the guidance of the Head of the ECA Finance Unit.

Responsibilities

The ECA Finance Officer performs the following duties:

  • Handle Export Credit Agency (ECA) Finance applications and approval processes and support the selection of ECA arranger banks.
  • Prepare transaction teasers and presentations to facilitate securing of financing from ECAs and ECA-covered international commercial banks.
  • Lead and/or participate in negotiating and executing funding arrangements with the Bank’s ECA partners and ECA-covered international commercial banks.
  • Work closely with the Bank’s origination teams (Trade Finance, Project and Infrastructure Finance, Portfolio Management, and Coverage), Treasury, Finance, Legal and Credit Risk Management (Compliance) teams and participate in due diligence missions (when necessary) to facilitate utilization of ECA facilities.
  • Provide feedback to the Bank’s origination teams on potential ECA funding sources.
  • Establish and maintain a network of ECAs, international commercial banks, multilateral financial and other relevant agencies, national development financial institutions, credit insurance companies.
  • Coordinate relations with the Bank’s ECA partners and ECA-covered international commercial banks, multilateral financial and other relevant agencies, and national development financial institutions.
  • Cooperate with client’s relevant departments, such as finance and procurement, to contribute to the development of a project or relevant finance structure suitable for ECA finance.

Duty Station

The duty station will be Nairobi, Kenya.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • A Masters’ degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Banking, Finance, Economics, or related field.
  • A professional qualification/certification in relevant field as added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 -8 years of relevant professional experience and proven track record in a Commercial / Development Banking or Financial institution environment with sound knowledge of financing programs of ECAs.
  • Strong accounting, credit and financial analysis skills and financial modelling experience.
  • Results oriented individual with excellent written and communication skills with proven ability to rapidly produce quality reports.
  • Proven organizational, problem solving and decision-making skills with the ability to build partnerships, work in multinational teams, deliver results and manage client relationships.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs including MS Office applications.
  • Fluency in English is a requirement. Knowledge of TDB Group's other working language (French) would be an added advantage.

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