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Senior Risk Officer, Financial Institutions-Credit Risk Management Sub Saharan Africa (m/f/d)

Finance in Motion

Accounting, Auditing & Finance

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2 weeks ago

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Finance in Motion is a global impact asset manager focused exclusively on sustainable development in low and middle-income countries. The company develops and advises impact investment funds whose blended finance structures bring together public and private investors to address climate change, strengthen biodiversity conservation, foster the sustainable use of natural resources, improve livelihoods, and promote economic opportunities.

Over the course of its operations, Finance in Motion has unleashed a cumulative total of over EUR 5.4 billion toward these goals in Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to investment activities, the funds also provide technical assistance to support investees, foster responsible finance, and maximize impact in the countries they serve.

Since its foundation in 2009, the company has consistently recorded year-on-year growth and expanded into new regions and topics. Due to this ongoing success, Finance in Motion is seeking a(n)

Senior Risk Officer, Financial Institutions-Credit Risk Management Sub Saharan Africa (m/f/d)

Key Responsibilities:

Perform and take the lead of the comprehensive risk analysis (credit, market, and liquidity) for current and potential investment opportunities across different markets. Assume the role of Risk Transaction Leader for proposed transactions by performing credit risk underwriting activities, including on-and off-site due diligence for potential investments. Ensure thorough risk reviews of loan agreements and other legal documents in adherence to the company's/Funds' risk tolerance and prudent standards, following the LMA documentation standard. Ensure rregular monitoring of the outstanding debt investments in financial institutions, proactively identifying warning signals and proposing credit mitigation strategies and actions. Uphold the quality of the internal credit rating process and conduct ongoing rating surveillance for the investment portfolio. Stay updated on key market, industry, regulatory, and macroeconomic developments in assigned countries of operation. Ensure and foster close cooperation and coordination with Investment Management and other departments within the organization. Prepare and deliver concise and comprehensive risk-related communications and presentations to key stakeholders, both internal and external. Provide coaching and guidance to junior staff members to help develop their knowledge and skillset.

What we expect:

Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance, or a related field Proven professional experience in assessing risks of financial institutions (banks, leasing and microfinance organizations), gained from international development banks, private banks, international/regional financing companies, rating agencies, consulting firms, or financial sector regulators Familiarity with the financial sector and banking regulatory framework of emerging/frontier market countries. Knowledge of and experience in countries in East African and/or West African markets, their political and cultural context is considered as an advantage. Understanding of core macroeconomic processes and indicators Strong team player with the ability to work confidently, with integrity, and with limited supervision Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Knowledge of French is considered as an additional advantage Effective interpersonal skills to interact confidently and clearly at different corporate levels as well as with external parties and stakeholders Ability to organize and prioritize work, meet deadlines, and oversee projects Pro-active, creative, self-motivating attitude Willingness and ability to travel to countries of Finance in Motion’s operations in SSA countries as necessary Demonstrable commitment to Finance in Motion´s vision and mission

What you can expect:

An agile, widely diverse international working environment with over 60 nationalities that is keenly interested in making a positive difference through their work and who share a collaborative, can-do spirit A job that allows you to fully utilize and expand your skills within an innovative, hands-on company culture A purpose-driven, performance-oriented company that rewards above-average results An organization dedicated to providing effective training and upskilling to its employees

 We are 300 plus employees working from our 16 offices worldwide are dedicated to promoting sustainable development through market-based finance solutions. If you enjoy tackling complex challenges in a hands-on manner and are seeking an adaptable and motivating work environment, we would very much like to hear from you. Learn more about working at Finance in Motion here: Contact: Global Talent Acquisition I -in-motion.com


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