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Head Trade Finance Job in Kenya

The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, commonly known as the PTA Bank, is a development financial institution established as part of the COMESA economic arrangements.

The Bank’s vision is to become a world class financial institution contributing to the economic growth and prosperity of the Eastern and Southern African region through provision of trade, projects and infrastructure finance.

PTA Bank aims to attract and retain exceptionally talented professionals by offering a conducive working environment and attractive salaries and benefits.

In line with its growth strategy, the Bank is looking for self-motivated and results oriented professionals to join a team committed to building a world class financial institution.

Interested and qualified candidates from the Bank’s member states are therefore invited to apply for the following position:

Head Trade Finance

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Director, Trade Finance, the Head Trade Finance is responsible for the supervision of a team of professionals engaged principally in identification, preparation and appraisal of trade finance proposals for financing by the Bank.

Job Specifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance, Economics, Business Administration or related field; A professional qualification such as CIB, CFA and/ or Master’s Degree in any of the above fields will have added advantage;
  • A minimum of 10 years of banking experience including at least three (3) years in a supervisory/ managerial level in a Commercial/ Development Banking or Financial institution environment;
  • Demonstrated track record of solid performance in previous roles across Eastern and Southern Africa with strong networks in business and commercial banking sectors;
  • Extensive knowledge of trade finance products and structures, including; structured commodity finance transactions, structured pre-export finance transactions, ECA-backed transactions and receivables, discounting/ supply chain finance transactions;
  • Robust Structured Trade Finance (STF) deal structuring and execution capabilities such as risk analysis, financial modeling, structuring, in-depth knowledge of legal documentation with proven ability to structure a compeling lending paper;
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and sales skills in demanding markets /environments with ability to lead and coordinate complex negotiations with internal and external counterparts;
  • Excellent analytical, communication, presentation and facilitation skills with ability to work in a multicultural setting;
  • Fluent in English or French, ideally bilingual (English/ French).

Applications should include a resume, recent passport size photo, full contact address and the names and addresses of three referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

All inquiries can be sent to

Applications can be sent directly to the above e-mail address or to the following physical address, on or before January 3rd, 2014

The Director, Human Resources and Administration
The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development (PTA Bank)
197 Lenana Place, Lenana Road
P. O. Box 48596 00-100

Nairobi, Kenya

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