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Project / Structured Finance Specialist Job in Uganda

Project / Structured Finance Specialist

Duty station: Uganda - Tenure up to 3 years

Reporting to: Head of Operations

Job Purpose: The Project / Structured Finance Specialist’s core role is to support the Operations Department in developing and executing new lending products and mitigating risk in the existing portfolio.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and propose new business sectors by structuring new products and transactions;
  • Review, monitor and assist in the management of existing portfolio accounts;
  • Develop  financial  models, product concepts  as required to support the new business;
  • Draft documentation and templates for project finance and structured finance term sheets, credit applications, credit rating/asset quality assessment; etc.
  • Review and assess credit risk on existing accounts;
  • Develop innovative modifications to existing project and financing structures/ strategies as well as lead the development of new structured finance solutions;
  • Mentor and coach staff;
  • Represent  the Bank when leading appraisal missions or in loan / syndicate negotiations
  • Undertake any other assignments as necessary to bring about new lending products and business for the Bank; and
  • Carryout any other tasks assigned by Management.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, or other quantitative or science degree in a related field;
  • Relevant postgraduate degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related fields is desirable;
  • High level of structuring and credit analysis skills;
  • Experience in the construction and modification of project finance models is required;
  • At least ten years demonstrable experience undertaking successful project finance and structured finance transactions in East Africa or Southern Africa and/or the rest of Africa; A deal sheet should be submitted with the application;
  • Minimum of five years working experience with a multinational or multilateral bank working on project finance or structured finance or other long-term financing or PPP;
  • Experience of risk management in relation to project finance, structured finance or cash-flow based lending and/or and treasury operations is required;
  • Proven track record and substantive experience in concluding major transactions, and applying expertise in analyzing complex and unusual transactions;
  • Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with colleagues;
  • 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; and
  • Consultancy experience and /or International exposure will be an added advantage.

Other Attributes
  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative, creativity and pro-activity
  • Information seeking
  • Logical thinking
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Concern for quality and standards
  • Organisational awareness and commitment

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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