Senior Investment Officer, Appraisal (Uganda/Rwanda)


Added on 29.11.2017
Category Finance, Banking
Countries Uganda Tanzania Rwanda
Cities Nairobi Kampala Dar es Salaam
Level Senior Middle
Contract type Contract
Main Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carryout detailed analysis of all project proposals, interrogate all appraisal reports, examine adherence to governance requirements and other standards set by the Bank and assess risk factors to ensure projects meet institutional standards prior to submission to Credit Committee.
  • Gather and analyze financial statements, industry and regulatory and economic information to determine viability of proposed investment projects.
  • Prepare reports for the PROCO summarizing data, describing current and long-term investment risks, economic influences pertinent to proposed investments and suitability of investment in view of the Bank’s standard.
  • Keep abreast with market developments, new investment products and all other areas that can affect the markets, e.g. movements in the East African economies.
  • Develop and maintain contacts to gain market information, research and analyze financial information to forecast business, industry, and economic conditions, for use in making investment decisions.
  • Develop comparative credit analysis of credit profiles of key players in the Bank’s main client sectors.
  • Interpret data concerning price, yield, stability, and future trends of investments and disseminate the information to investment officers and management.
  • Support the legal team in preparing investment covenants that will protect the Bank’s interests at all times and ensure that the clients meet all their obligations before handing over the projects to the project supervision team for disbursement.
  • Carryout any other responsibilities assigned by Management.
Qualifications
Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Finance related, engineering or other numerate degree from a recognized university;
  • Professional accounting or finance qualifications such as CPA, ACCA or CFA;
  • Relevant Postgraduate degree such as an MBA or Masters in Finance;
  • Ability to work independently and show professional judgment in carrying out assigned tasks; and
  • International exposure will be an added advantage
  • IT skills: Advanced knowledge of spreadsheets and Financial modelling
  • open to candidates from the East African Region
IT Skills
Experience Minimum Experience
  • 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 senior management level in credit management;
  • Hands-on/ practical experience in originating, appraising and implementing projects in a number of sectors;
  • Ability to structure, evaluate and close complex financial transactions using up to date methods;
  • Proven track record of successful investment, appraisal, analysis;
  • Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relationships;
  • Strong analytical and financial analysis skills and experience in using financial models;
  • Ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries and work as team;
  • Experience of working with a large financial institution or multilateral organization is required;
  • High level of integrity with a clean record of service;
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