The Development Bank of Rwanda is Rwanda’s only National Development Bank mandated to support Rwanda’s development goals. Over the last years, the bank has undergone substantial re-organization aimed at positioning it as an “innovative and sustainable provider of development finance for socio-economic impact”.
In order to achieve this vision, the bank’s new strategic plan (2018-2024) has outlined 3 key strategic themes;
Operational Excellence: Continuous improvement of our credit and risk management system, financial performance and customer services.
Strategic Partnerships: Forming strategic partnerships to deliver our mandate is a key component of our core activities.
Dynamic Culture: Continuously improving our pool of knowledge to have the most competent and skilled employees.
To help accomplish this ambitious and exciting vision, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) would like to recruit suitable qualified staff to fill the following position:
Senior Manager Investments
Job level : Job Grade 4
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead the investments’ departments daily activities for market and product opportunity identification and assessment;
Develop a competitive investment strategy and an internal investment policy that seeks to leverage fully on the sectors that BRD is keen to operate in;
Identify and develop a robust business pipeline for the Bank;
Liaise with the Risk Management and Compliance department to formulate strategies and guidelines to ensure good quality lending portfolio and equity investments;
Ensure that the quality of the bank’s investment portfolio meets the investment quality objectives at all times;
Develop and implement the internal governance structure and processes including cross functional committees to ensure transparency, effective communication, and adherence to good decision-making principles in the investment process;
Examine current business processes and make necessary changes to put in place the best practices, comply with policies and regulations, also considering BRD’s broad organizational goals and growth objectives;
Develop long-term relationships with external stakeholders;
Manage and monitor the implementation of on-going projects to ensure implementation is in accordance with policy, contract and design;
Review and approve requests for loan disbursements and subsequently monitor to ensure their compliance with contractual obligation;
Conducting investments’ departments staff development and performance contract and evaluation;
Carry on any other assignment delegated by the Chief Operations Officer;
Either a Master’s Degree with professional certification in a relevant field with a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, two (2) of which must be at a senior management level; OR;
A Bachelor’s Degree in commerce/Business Administration/Finance/Economics or related field from a recognized institution, with a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience, five (5) of which must be at a management level;
Possession of relevant certifications such as CFA, ACCA, CPA will be an asset;
Strong project management skills;
Strong executive functioning;
Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to details;
Strong negotiation, communication and report writing skills;
Demonstrated strategic thinking capacity at high level;
Proven ability to handle confidential information;
Relevant experience in Banking and preferably in a Development Financial Institution (DFI), Private Equity, investment consultancy at a management level;
Advanced investment/credit analysis experience;
Excellent, executive level spoken/written English;
Microsoft skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office Suite products;
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