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Learning and Development Officer

Job Summary

Reporting to the Group Executive, People and Organizational Development, the position is responsible for supporting the Trade and Development Banking Academy (TDB Academy) with the primary objective of building capacity in human capital development, establishing a solid platform to help TDB Group groom its own talent, coordinating curriculum development, mapping out training and development plans, choosing appropriate training methodologies, and developing, implementing and evaluating training interventions.

Responsibilities

The Learning and Development Officer performs the following duties:

  • Manage learning and development activities ranging from skills/learning needs analysis, training design, training deployment and training evaluation.
  • Evaluate business initiatives to identify and design appropriate and necessary training and development interventions to achieve the TDB’s goals.
  • Coordinate TDB Academy’s learning management program, its young professionals’ program, in-house trainings and outsourced management training programs, coaching, mentorship and e-learning programs.
  • Build strategic partnerships with senior leadership team and other business stakeholders to bridge gaps in knowledge/skills and to enhance overall results for each division.
  • Analyze customer needs, define a training plan, and present high-level findings and recommendations.
  • Coordinate training budget preparation and work with subject matter experts to ensure training programs are up-to-date, accurate and within the budget.
  • Manage and monitor contracts, budgets and expenditure related to L&D activities.
  • Provide on-site support to facilitators to ensure that the learning experience occurs as designed through the TDB Academy.
  • Support the administration of the training courses delivery (push/pull) through the Balanced Score Card in line with the Corporate Strategy.
  • Reporting, including status update of learning and development programs and events; maintain information on actual status of each intervention and action plan.
  • Contribute to the development and review of new and existing policies, procedures and guidelines including training related forms, templates, and SOPs.
  • Interpretation and implementation of learning and development policies. 

Qualifications and Competencies

  • A Master’s degree preferably in education and/or social science fields with some pedagogical relevance.
  • A minimum of 5 – 8 years post qualification experience training, teaching, or related experience.
  • Adequate knowledge of learning management systems and web delivery tools.
  • Excellent knowledge of curriculum design, professional development and capacity building programs.
  • Sound knowledge of training and development principles and practices.
  • Proven ability to complete full training cycle (assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor and evaluate).
  • Skills to conduct organization-wide training needs assessment, identify skills or knowledge gaps that need to be addressed.
  • Creative ability, writing proficiency, visual graphics design ability for instructional materials.
  • Strong organization skills and ability moderating large groups in a workshop setup.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, manage dynamic priorities, strong professional independence, unquestionable integrity.
  • Ability to work under pressure to deliver on strict deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English is a requirement. Knowledge of another official language of TDB Group’s member states (French) would be an added advantage.

Investment Officer, Lending Operations

Job Summary

The Investment Officer, Lending Operations is responsible for deal structuring, structuring & modelling, presentation to approval authorities in line with the credit process, facilitation of the legal process and achieving financial close of transactions.

Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Identify prospective clients (projects, companies, etc.) through cold calling, networking with project sponsors, banks, equity/advisory/consultancy firms, or referrals with the purpose of building the project pipeline for financing.
  • Conduct detailed due diligence and appraisal of new investment opportunities and ensure that the key risks are appropriately mitigated.
  • Determine the optimal structure and financing solution for the client, including detailed financial modelling, interrogating various potential capital structures to ensure the viability of the transaction and obtain win-win solutions for the Bank and the client.
  • Manage end to end credit approval process from origination to disbursement, including preparing final approval papers, leading presentation of transactions to approval committees whilst managing external service providers such as legal advisors, technical advisors, etc.
  • Negotiate term sheets and projects documents.
  • Facilitate the legal documentation process to achieve financial close and disbursement of the facility.
  • Review the draft facility agreement and related security documents to ensure that the Bank is adequately protected.
  • Coordinate the signing of the facility agreement and related security documents as well as fulfilment of CPs through follow-ups with clients, counsels, and legal officers.
  • Coordinate CP checklist sign-off with the compliance department and the issuance of the Certificate of Effectiveness to the client.
  • Conduct research on market developments, new investment products, macroeconomic and sector trends.
  • Ad-hoc reporting and continual process improvement to increase efficiencies across the business.
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Qualifications and Competencies

  • A Masters’ degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Commerce, Engineering, or related field, with relevant professional qualification such as ACCA, CPA, CFA or equivalent as added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 – 8 years of relevant experience in a professional services firm, investment bank and/or cross border commercial lending environment.
  • Robust knowledge of the regulatory environment in the Bank’s operating region as it relates to Project and Infrastructure Finance with an excellent knowledge of professional and industry standards.
  • Strong accounting, credit and financial analysis skills and financial modelling experience.
  • A results-oriented individual with excellent written and communication skills, proven ability to rapidly produce quality reports and ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Proven organizational, problem solving and decision-making skills with the ability to build partnerships, work in multinational teams, deliver results and manage client relationships.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs including MS Office applications.
  • Fluency in verbal and written English is a requirement. Knowledge of another official language of TDB Group’s member states is desirable.

Project and Infrastructure Finance Officer

Job Summary

This position is responsible for deal sourcing, structuring, presentation to approval authorities in line with the credit process, facilitation of the legal documentation process and achieving financial close of transactions.

Responsibilities

The Project and Infrastructure Finance Officer performs the following duties:

  • Identify prospective clients (projects, companies, etc.) through cold calling, networking with the project sponsors, banks, equity/advisory/consultancy firms, or referrals with the purpose of building the project pipeline for financing.
  • Undertake business development missions to discuss financing needs and potential transactions.
  • Conduct detailed due diligence and appraisal of new investment opportunities and ensure that the key risks are appropriately mitigated.
  • Determine the optimal structure and financing solution for the client, including detailed financial modelling, interrogating various potential capital structures to ensure the viability of the transaction and obtain win-win solutions for the Bank and the client.
  • Manage end to end credit approval processes from origination to disbursement, including preparing final approval papers, leading presentation of transactions to approval committees whilst managing external service providers such as legal advisors, technical advisors, etc.
  • Negotiate term sheets and other project documents.
  • Facilitate the legal documentation process in order to achieve financial close and disbursement of the facility.
  • Review the draft facility agreement and related security documents to ensure that the Bank is adequately protected.
  • Coordinated the signing of the facility agreement and related security documents as well as fulfilment of CPs through follow-ups with clients, counsels, and legal officers.
  • Coordinate CP checklist sign-off with the compliance and legal departments and the issuance of the Certificate of Effectiveness to the client.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • A Masters’ degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Banking, Finance, Economics, or related field.
  • A minimum of 5 – 8 years of relevant professional work experience and proven track record in project and corporate finance from a comparable institution.
  • Robust knowledge of the regulatory environment in the Bank’s operating region as it relates to Project and Infrastructure Finance with an excellent knowledge of professional and industry standards.
  • Strong accounting, credit and financial analysis skills and financial modelling experience.
  • A results-oriented individual with excellent written and communication skills, proven ability to rapidly produce quality reports and ability to work in a multicultural setting.
  • Proven organizational, problem solving and decision-making skills with the ability to build partnerships, work in multinational teams, deliver results and manage client relationships.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs including MS Office applications.
  • Fluency in English is a requirement. Knowledge of another official language of TDB Group’s member states (French or Portuguese) would be an added advantage.

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