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15 Jun 2020

Credit Analyst at African Trade Insurance Agency

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African Trade Insurance Agency is a pan-African institution that provides political risk insurance to companies, investors, and lenders interested in doing business in Africa. With deep roots in Africa, we are best positioned to understand and assess the risks here – and to help mitigate them.

Qualifications & Attributes

  • Strong credit experience, preferably with an African bank of credit institution
  • Fluent in English and, preference will be given to candidates with additional fluency in French orPortuguese
  • A minimum of 5 years banking and credit experience in one of the following regions: FrancophoneEast, Central or West Africa
  • Good personal network in that region (banking and corporate)
  • Master’s Degree in Business/Economics, or equivalent through experience
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills


Under the oversight of the Senior Credit Analyst and overall supervision of Chief Risk Officer, your functions and duties shall be as follows:

  • For a given set of countries, analyse and monitor the general economic and political environmentinsofar it affects the creditworthiness of companies, including:

Key sectors of the economy and their performance

Quality and availability of information on companies

The regulatory environment i.e. government regulations and policies towards commercialentities

The legal environment i.e. security perfection, bankruptcy and legal ways for debt collection

  • Undertake financial analysis of corporate customers using credit skills, ratio analysis; evaluation ofparent support policies; judgement of management and strategy. In this respect, analyse historicaland projected financial statements of potential and existing obligors, as well as potential and existingATI insured’s; monitor receipt of quarterly/annual financial information and credit grading of accountsfor annual review; monitor the quality of ATI’s credit exposure portfolio by ensuring that limits areconsistent and respected, and to identify and signal early warning signs of credit deterioration
  • Review and update (as may be required from time to time) the organisation’s credit informationdatabase and obligor underwriting system
  • Evaluate and understand risks associated with individual applications for insurance, the underlyingproject, parent support policies, quality of management and strategy and recommend appropriate riskmitigation measures
  • Ensure compliance with ATI’s policies, including the provisions of the operations manual and ensurethat ATI’s policy breaches are properly authorised at the correct senior approving level
  • Have contacts with key clients, banks and obligors in order to develop both general intelligenceon a given sector or region and specific information about private obligors and public buyers
  • Evaluate and document the soundness of the credit management policies of lenders and traders;
  • Contribute to debt collection and risk mitigation actions
  • Contribute to corporate communication exercises, workshops and conferences
  • Travel on regular basis to meet information sources, clients, banks, buyers and other business partners
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned to you from time to time

Method of Application

Please submit the following to [email protected]
  1. An Application Letter (cover letter)
  2. CV including details of your current remuneration package along with details of three referees
  3. Personal History Form
The closing date for application is Saturday, 11th July 2020 at Midnight Nairobi time

Candidates are expected to be completely fluent in English therefore all applications must be submitted in English only.

Please note that once your application is submitted, ATI will only contact short-listed candidates. ATI does not accept unsolicited job applications.


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