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

Northern Africa
Posted 7 months ago

Reference No. SRBLR-SM-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-SM-EXDE-005


Nature & Scope:


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



  • Develop a strong pipeline of opportunities by anticipating market trends and employing sector/sponsor/country knowledge.
  • Lead the structuring of special projects under development, including negotiations with sponsors, investors, lenders, government and public authorities.
  • Lead the implementation and supervision 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

  • Lead the presentation of investment recommendations for special projects.
  • Set standards for thoroughness and provide quality control over the entire investment process.
  • Lead and manage project teams; as well as mentors and develops junior staff.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with local/regional/global/infrastructure companies, banking and multilateral partners, and government officials.
  • Act as the single point of contact between project execution teams and external stakeholders such as third-party contractors and service providers.
  • Oversee project delivery as well as closure and facilitate smooth transfer to operating portfolio companies.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by Senior Management.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • An undergraduate degree and master’s degree in Banking, Finance or related field;
  • Sound investment and industry experience of at least 10 years 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

  • Strong project management experience;
  • Solid understanding of Concession agreements, EPC contracts and O&M contracts;
  • Demonstrated track record of closing complex project transactions;
  • Awareness of the latest trends and developments in financing infrastructure;
  • Prior experience of mentoring and managing investment staff;
  • 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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