East African Development Bank Jobs - Senior Investment Officer – Business Development


Job Reference Number: EADB/SIOBD/2013
Organisation: East African Development Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Country

Job Summary:  The Senior Investment Officer – Business Development is responsible for attracting and developing investment opportunities, undertaking appraisal analysis, advising management on investment opportunities and coordinating the implementation of investment decisions to achieve the objectives of the Bank.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Design new products and innovations which must be viable, practical, relevant to the locals and address the requirements of clients; and prepare Board papers on investment opportunities and feasibility studies for senior management and the Board of Directors to consider.
  • Undertake investment analysis and appraisals on proposals submitted to the Bank and prepare investment analysis reports, undertake analysis of existing investment projects implemented and those in the pipeline, and identify and manage investment risks.
  • Coordinate the implementation of investments and monitor the performance of investment projects through progressive investment and income reports; monitor collection and recording of income on investments in conjunction with Finance Department to ensure timeliness and compliance with the reporting framework (IFRS, regulatory requirements etc.).
  • Undertake continuous research and provide recommendations on significant developments, emerging opportunities and challenges in areas of responsibility. Provide information to potential clients and document the same to provide information on customer requirements/ areas of interest.
  • Maintain communication with clients and manage client relations; ensure that they submit all the Bank’s requirements to facilitate the appraisal process; Provide feedback on the status of their application time and again and advise them on the bank’s processes and procedures, and in liaison with Finance, resolve payment and / repayment related issues.
  • Carry out any other tasks assigned by Management. 
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The job holder should possess a finance-related, Engineering or other numerate degree from a recognized university with professional Accounting or Finance qualifications such as CPA, ACCA or CFA.
  • A Post graduate degree such as an MBA or Masters in Finance.
  • At least seven (7) years similar or relevant experience in a large commercial or development bank, preferably engaged in long term funding or project financing; of which three (3) should be at middle management level.
  • Strong analytical and financial analysis skills and experience in using financial models.
  • Proven track record and experience in successful investment, appraisal, analysis and implementation is required.
  • Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations.
  • Ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries and work as team to meet strict timelines.
  • Experience of working with a large financial institution in the particular country, or multilateral organization is required.
  • International exposure will be an added advantage.
  • 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.
  • Fluency in English but working knowledge of Kiswahili will be an added advantage. 
How to Apply:
All prospective candidates with aspirations of working with the East African Development Bank should write to us in confidence quoting the position title on the subject of the email or cover letter. The complete applications should include a curriculum vitae, a working e-mail address, daytime telephone contacts, qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, names and addresses of three referees which should be sent via E-mail only to: esdeadb@kpmg.co.ke. Applicants for all positions must be nationals of the EADB Member States except where expressly indicated.
Applicants will be required to address the following information directly to KPMG:
  • A reference letter from their immediate past employer.
  • A character reference from an individual who has known the applicant for at least 3 years. 
NB: The EADB reserves the right not to offer or make any appointments, and to offer and make appointments on other terms and conditions. Successful candidates should be ready to assume duty before 1 October 2013. Only contact applicants being considered for an interview.

Deadline: 22nd July, 2013

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