Afreximbank: Manager, Export Development (Project Development) – Cairo, Egypt

Northern Africa
Posted 7 months ago

Reference No. SRBLR-MGR-EXDE-005

CA Global Headhunters has been retained by the Afreximbank based in Cairo, Egypt to recruit for this position. For more information on the Afreximbank please visit their website  Should you meet the minimum requirements and wish to apply for the position please apply directly to CA Global Headhunters.


Reference Number: SRBLR-MGR-EXDE-005


Nature & Scope:


The role of the position holder will be to manage the development and implementation of special projects under the Bank’s Industrialization and Export Development Initiatives with support from the Director, Export Development Finance.



  • Participate in the development of a strong pipeline of opportunities by anticipating market trends and employing sector/sponsor/country knowledge.
  • Lead the structuring of project development, debt and equity investments.
  • Participate and/or lead negotiations with sponsors, investors, lenders, government and public authorities.
  • Lead Afreximbank’s contribution to the development of special projects that relate to industrialization and export development with a strong focus on achieving bankable projects. These special projects in portfolio include:

    • the establishment of Industrial Parks, Innovation and Technology Parks and Special Economic Zones;
    • the establishment of African Quality Assurance Centers; and
    • the establishment of African Medical Centers of Excellence

  • Manage the implementation of special projects that relate to industrialization and export development highlighted above amongst others.
  • Have a good understanding of project and concession financing and right policies to ensure sustainability of special projects.
  • Prepare project-related documents including pitch decks, financial model, information memorandum etc. for internal and external audiences.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with local/regional/global/infrastructure companies, banking and multilateral partners, and government officials.
  • Facilitate project delivery, closure and smooth transfer to operating portfolio companies.
  • Any other duties, as may be assigned by Executive Management.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • An undergraduate degree and master’s degree in Banking, Finance or related field;
  • 8 years’ investment and industry experience in project development, investment and/or project finance in either of the following:

    • the project finance / infrastructure / power department of a Tier 1 international investment bank
    • the infrastructure department in a Development Finance Institution
    • the infrastructure / PPP department of a transaction / financial advisory firm
    • an infrastructure private equity fund with exposure to early to mid-stage project development
    • a utility/concessions company

  • Project management experience;
  • Solid understanding of Concession agreements, EPC contracts and O&M contracts
  • Demonstrated track record of closing project transactions;
  • Awareness of the latest trends and developments in financing infrastructure;
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting and therefore knowledge of project planning, development and management;
  • Ability to meet senior officials of banks, corporates and governments and win their confidence;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank's other working languages is an added advantage;
  • Willingness to travel extensively and to work long hours where required in order to achieve the Bank's objectives; and
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources to attain goals.


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent.
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo, Egypt.
  • Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Shearidan Rabsch at


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Shearidan Rabsch

Manager – Banking and Finance | Africa

CA Global Finance


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