Senior Investment Officer – Project Appraisal Job at East African Development Bank

Job Reference Number: EADB/SIOPA/2013
Organisation: East African Development Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Appraisal Manager

Job Summary:  The Senior Investment Officer – Project Appraisal will be responsible for tracking, monitoring and processing of client’s applications and ensuring that all projects meet specified criteria and are expeditiously handled in line with the Bank’s Investment Policy and Guidelines as amended from time to time.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Give technical support the development of appraisal guidelines and quality standards for the operations function, specifically initiate amendment of project appraisal processes to suit the changing business environment.
  • Guide investment officers in analyzing financial projections, budgets, and in the investment evaluation process.
  • Develop portfolio standards and oversee their implementation.
  • 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 company financial statements, industry, regulatory and economic information to determine viability of proposed investment projects.
  • Prepare reports for Credit Committee 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 analyzes 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 obligation before handing over the projects to the project supervision team for disbursement.
  • Carry out any other responsibilities 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 3 should be at middle management level.
  • 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 and substantive experience of successful investment, appraisal, analysis and recommendations.
  • Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations.
  • 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.
  • High level of integrity with a clean record of service.
  • Ability to work independently and show professional judgment in carrying out assigned tasks.
  • International exposure will be an added advantage.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, mature and articulate in speech and presentation.
  • Attention to detail.
  • 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: 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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