Jobs at East African Development Bank (EADB) in Uganda - Project/Structured Finance Specialist

Job Title: Project/Structured Finance Specialist
Job details
Reference number: EADB/PSFS/2013

Supervisor: Head of Operations
Location: Uganda – tenure up to three (3) years
Job summary
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.
Key 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 account.
        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.
        Carryout any other tasks assigned by Management.

Organisational positioning


Academic and professional qualifications

    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.

Experience and other requirements

    At least ten (10) 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 (5) years working experience with a multinational or multilateral bank working on project finance or structured finance or other long-term financing or PPP.
    High level of structuring and credit analysis skills.
    Experience in the construction and modification of project finance models.
    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.
    Experience of working with a large financial institution, or multilateral organization is required.
    Consultancy experience and /or international exposure will be an added advantage.

Additional skills

    Attention to detail.
    Initiative, creativity and pro-activity.
    Information seeking.
    Logical thinking.
    Conceptual thinking.
    Concern for quality and standards.
    Organisational awareness and commitment.
    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.

How to Apply:

If your career aspirations match these challenging and exciting roles, please write in confidence quoting the position title on the subject of the email or cover letter on or before Monday 22nd July 2013. Applications, including your curriculum vitae, a working e-mail address, daytime telephone contacts, qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, names and addresses of three referees should be sent to All applications should be sent online by email. Applicants for all positions must be nationals of the EADB Member States except where expressly indicated. Applicants who had earlier applied for re-advertised positions should not apply for the same positions.
Applicants will be required to address the following information directly to KPMG:
1) A reference letter from their immediate past employer.
2) A character reference from an individual who has known the applicant for at least 3 years.
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.
EADB will only contact applicants being considered for an interview.

Closing Date; 22/07/2013


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