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Portfolio Principal / Senior Investment Officer Job Vacancy

Principal / Senior Investment Officer – Portfolio

Duty station: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania- Tenure up to 3 years

Reporting to: Portfolio Manager

Job Purpose: The Principal / Senior Investment Officer (Portfolio) is responsible for ensuring that the extension, servicing, monitoring and collection of loans and other facilities (finance leases, equity investments, etc.) by the relevant operating units, is done in strict adherence to set institutional standards and practices as spelt out in the relevant investment policies, procedure manuals and client agreements.

The job holder is accountable for identifying, and mitigating any process shortcomings to enable the Bank extend service and collect loans in a safe and sound manner.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the development of disbursement policies and conditions as well as project supervision guidelines and share the same with clients and investment officers;
  • Assess progress reports and recommend or deny disbursement;
  • Work with investment officers to guide or provide technical assistance to project promoters;
  • Evaluate supervision reports and troubleshoot any problems detected. Carrying  out periodic sample based rapid portfolio reviews and stress tests as an early problem loan identification mechanism;
  • Propose solutions to pre-empt problems in the portfolio;
  • Identify projects, clients showing signs of stress, delinquency or deteriorating credit rating and in liaison with the responsible Country Manager, transfer primary responsibility for managing the projects to the Workout Unit;
  • Track key covenants and terms and conditions contained in loan agreements with borrowers and ensure that Project Officers are monitoring their observance;
  • Track the billing and repayment processes and ensure that concerned Investment Officers make timely debt collection;
  • Carryout portfolio analysis to establish the quality of the Bank’s portfolio and propose change recommendations;
  • Research and keep abreast with market movement, financial/ economic policies and trends in the region, analyze their impact to the Bank’s investments and propose interventions to management timeously; and
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by Management.

Minimum qualification and experience
  • A finance related, engineering or other numerate degree from a recognized university;
  • Professional accounting or finance qualifications such as CPA, ACCA or CFA;
  • Relevant Post graduate degree such as an MBA or Masters in Finance;
  • Minimum of 7 years similar or relevant experience in a large commercial or development bank, preferably engaged in long term funding or project financing; of which 3 should be at middle management level;
  • Hands-on/ practical experience in originating, appraising and implementing projects in a number of sectors is required;
  • Proven track record and substantive experience of successful investment, appraisal, analysis and recommendations is required;
  • Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations and colleagues;
  • Strong analytical and financial analysis skills and experience in using Financial models;
  • Ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries and work as team to meet strict timelines;
  • Experience of working with a large financial institution or multilateral organization is required while International exposure is key;
  • High level of integrity with a clean record of service;
  • Experience in organizational/ business structuring/ restructuring;
  • Ability to dialogue with senior policy makers and client representatives; and
  • Ability to work independently and show professional judgment in carrying out assigned tasks.
  • International exposure will be an added advantage.

Other Attributes
  • Self-motivated, flexible, mature and articulate in speech and presentation
  • Excellent analytical skills, problem identification and solving skills
  • Highly innovative
  • Business acumen with proven successful projects
  • Tact , Diplomacy and Good networking skills
  • Good negotiation skills with the ability to interact with and influence high level decision makers.
  • Customer service orientation
  • Results-orientation and dedicated to growing the Bank’s business in East Africa
  • Fluent in English but working knowledge of Kiswahili will be an added advantage.

How to Apply:

If you are a national of one of the EADB member states and your career aspirations match these challenging and exciting roles, please submit your application by email, quoting the position on the subject line and the cover letter.

The cover letter should specify your suitability for the position that you are applying for and the CV should highlight relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a day time phone contact, email address, and the names and telephone contacts of three professional referees.

Applications must be received by close of business Wednesday 21 May 2014 and should be addressed to:

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi,
GPO 00100

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Note that our client reserves the right not to offer or make any appointments or to offer appointments to alternative positions where deemed appropriate.

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