Head, Pan African Payment & Settlement System (PAPSS) – African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank)

  • Business Management and Administration
  • Full time
  • 2 months ago
  • Minimum Qualification BSC/HND

Job Description

  • Minimum 15 years’ experience out of which ten (10) years’ must be payments experience and knowledge across payment and settlement systems, cross-border payment services, payments regulatory and legal framework; and general understanding of payment services industry stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate experience and understand of Trade and African Trade in particular.
  • Banking experience and/ or sound knowledge of the banking system sector/ industry.
  • First Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Management, Economics, or any related discipline and relevant post-graduate degrees. Graduate degree or professional qualifications is required.
  • An expert and strategic thinker with proven track record of achievement and contribution to the development of payment services including systems, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to drive the next cycle of innovation in payments markets towards stronger financial integration as well as trade and economic growth and development of Africa.
  • Ability to adapt to and drive change in response to changing environments (both internally and externally).
  • Ability to liaise and manage key stakeholders including Board members, African Central Banks, regulators, payment service providers, bankers’ associations, FinTechs and other industry associations or bodies; to keep regular updates on business performance and agendas progress.
  • Detailed understanding and knowledge of consumer issues; an understanding of the risks posed to consumers and providers within the payment systems sector and its wider impact on expanding intra-African trade.
  • Detailed understanding of trade especially Intra-African trade and knowledge of clearing and settlement issues as they relate to Africa including that of cross-border payment issues such as bilateral exchange rates issues etc.
  • Proven track record of building successful products and high calibre teams from the ground up, ideally in current roles.
  • Prior working experience in developing and/ or managing digital payment products and solutions especially cross-border related or experience in digital transformation agendas of an organization/ company or industry.
  • Strong skills in financial analysis, risk management and human resources management.
  • Must be team oriented, collaborative, diplomatic, and influential, flexible, with superb presentation skills.
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of the payments industry, experience in managing e-commerce, mobile or other payments projects.
  • Excellent communication in English or French. A working knowledge of French is an advantage and knowledge of Arabic and/or, Portuguese is a plus.

Benefits and Contractual information

  • Permanent
  • USD tax exempt salary
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply.
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