Assistant Manager, AU / AfCFTA (Relations & Trade Policy) at the African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank)

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African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) was established in Abuja, Nigeria in October, 1993 by African Governments, African private and institutional investors as well as non-African financial institutions and private investors for the purpose of financing, promoting and expanding intra-African and extra-African trade.

The Bank, headquartered in Cairo, the capital of the Arab Republic of Egypt, commenced operations on 30 September, 1994, following the signature of a Headquarters Agreement with the host Government in August, 1994. It has branch offices in Harare, Abuja and Abidjan and will open an East Africa branch office shortly.

CA Global Headhunters has been retained by the Afreximbank based in Cairo, Egypt to recruit for the position below:

Job Title: Assistant Manager, AU / AfCFTA (Relations & Trade Policy)

Reference Number: SFBLR06
Location: Cairo, Egypt

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Responsibilities

  • The position holder as will assist and support the Senior Manager TPMA in:
    • Conceptualizing, planning, and implementing advocacy interventions under PAFTRAC.
    • Deliberately Promote relationships with organized business across Africa.
    • Promote relationships with key partners such as the AU, AfCFTA Secretariat, CoDA, SDGC etc.
    • Put in place the tools and processes for efficiency at operational level.
    • Developing programmes to ensure that trade and market access information is consistently gathered and disseminated to stakeholders.
    • Working with relevant departments to raise the profile of the bank’s trade policy and market access activities and services.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with Member States; Regional Economic Communities; the AU, Africa’s private sector and international organizations to inform trade policy and policy reform at the national, regional, continental, and global level and secure fair market access for African traders.
  • Advocate for trade policy reforms that support greater extra and intra-African Trade.
  • Support the Secretariat for PAFTRAC.
  • Organize and coordinate private sector engagement in trade and investment policy through PAFTRAC.
  • Strengthen African private sector capacities to influence trade policies and participate more effectively in trade negotiations at the bilateral, regional, and multilateral levels.
  • Work to open up markets for African exporters and traders through trade and market access information and advocacy.
  • Support the implementation of the AfCFTA and advocate for the inclusion of Bank initiatives under the AfCFTA (e.g., PAPSS, MANSA, Adjustment Facility).
  • Raise the profile of the Bank as a leading source of trade policy and market access information in Africa.
  • Summarize and disseminate relevant trade policy and market access information for management, the Bank’s stakeholders, and African clients.
  • develop and manage relationships with organized private sector focused on promoting Intra-African trade (e.g., Bilateral Business Councils, Pan-African Chamber of Commerce, Sub-Regional Business Councils).
  • Play an active role in trade and investment promotion activities in Africa, especially those directed towards intra-regional trade and investments.
  • Manage high level relationship with stakeholders especially the African Union, PAFTRAC, CoDA, SDGC etc.
  • Create advocacy and communication tools to support the work of the Bank and PAFTRAC.
  • Any other duties as assigned by Management.

Requirements: Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Postgraduate Degree in Economics, Business, Communications, Event Management, Social Sciences, International Trade, or other trade related disciplines from a recognized University or a recognized post graduate professional qualification in a relevant area.
  • Sound experience of at least 5 years with a leading corporate, think tank or development / international finance institution and familiarity with African trade issues and advocacy and communication.
  • Demonstrated experience in advocacy and communication.
  • Knowledge of the role of trade and market information in terms of facilitating Intra-African Trade and investment.
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of banking practices in Africa.
  • Ability to interact with senior officials of national, regional, and international trade and investment bodies and national governments and to represent the Bank in important professional fora where oral presentation of papers will be necessary to high level technical and professional audiences.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of  the Bank’s other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese).
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources to attain goals.
  • Ability to demonstrate proof of passion and commitment to the socio-economic empowerment of African countries and the ability to support the achievement of Afreximbank’ s mandate.

Contractual Information

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply

Application Closing Date
30th July, 2021.

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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to “Scott Fraser” at: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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Note: CA Global will respond to shortlisted candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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