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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Shelter Afrique Portfolio Management Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Shelter Afrique is a regional Housing Finance Institution established by African Governments and the African Development Bank dedicated to investment in housing and urban development in African countries.

The current shareholding comprises 42 African countries, the African Development Bank and the African Re-Insurance Corporation.

The institution, with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who are nationals of its member countries to fill the following vacant position in its Business Development Department.

Job Title & Grade: Associate Officer Portfolio Management – P1

Responsible to the Team Leader Portfolio Management for leading and overseeing the implementation of projects from board approval to the technical closure.

He /She will also act as technical advisor during appraisal missions and studies handled by the Direct Lending Unit.

Job Description

* Assist investment Officers on the technical appraisal of projects on the basis of lessons learnt; and all issues related to the technical aspects;
* Participate on all milestones to be monitored during the implementation of the project;
* Process and oversee the processing of disbursements for approved loans and equity investments, making sure that project sponsors comply with all contractual obligations;
* Carry out and oversee the supervision of approved projects to ensure that they are being implemented according to design;
* When problems are anticipated or detected before or during implementation, oversee or initiate timely corrective action;
* Carry out close supervision of projects & conduct or oversee site visits and investigations;
* Prepare periodic reports on investor companies;
* Coordinate the preparation of Management statement briefs on private financial sector issues. This may involve making sure that other teams provide necessary inputs;
* Coordinate the recruitment of consultants associated with assigned projects;
* Preparation of loan restructuring memeo’s for approval by the Loans Committee;
* Provide technical information on projects under implementation that require additional loan facilities or restructure;
* Review of financial statements, monitoring of covenants and reporting requirements for LOCs;
* Represent SHAF in international seminars/conferences/workshops dealing with private sector issues. This may involve preparation and presentation of papers;
* Responsible for special projects, which may be short, term or ongoing and which require technical knowledge and understanding of program specialty and subject area.

Minimum Qualifications

* Bachelors Degree in Engineering plus MBA Finance;
* 3 (three) years prior experience in portfolio management;
* Specialized training in project management will be an advantage;
* English is the main requirement but bilingual (French) will be an advantage;
* Ability to do good inspection reports and to analyse reports made by consultants and take immediate actions;
* Demonstrated ability to work independently and regularly exercise judgment.

Job Title & Grade: Assistant Officer Portfolio Management - G6

(2 posts- 1 Anglophone & 1 Francophone)

Responsible to the Officer Portfolio Management for providing significant program support.

This position is intended to serve dual functions of both technical program support as well as financial/administrative support for the Business Development team.

Job Description

* Assist in research for program officers and team leaders on matters relating to project activities specifically relating to project administration, policies and procedures.
* Compile data, which may be computerized, based on research techniques and statistical compilations, requiring and understanding of the project objectives and procedures and the understanding and evaluation of data sources.
* Compiles and maintains collection of resource materials and program information.
* Confers with and assists team members in the performance of program administration
* Coordinates program logistics and administrative support for projects making adjustments to accommodate changing priority needs.
* Assists in the preparation of budgets and control of expenditures.
* Compile data and produce reports on project implementation.

Minimum Qualifications

* Bachelors degree in Engineering/Finance or related fields;
* Fluency in French language is a requirement for the Francophone position;
* MBA / Postgraduate qualifications in project management will be an added advantage;
* Three (3) year’s related experience, which considerable knowledge of housing financing and project implementation and management;
* Demonstrated ability to independently provide significant program support;
* Demonstrated ability to work independently and regularly exercise judgment.

The above positions are on international and general service terms /conditions of service respectively. Shelter-Afrique offers competitive salary and benefits package and a collegial working environment.

Applicants are invited to send their applications (letter of motivation, CV, diplomas, certificates, etc.) including details of their current and expected salary via email to the attention of the Managing Director, Shelter- Afrique through:

Applicants should indicate the specific position being applied for as the subject line of their email submissions which shall be considered until C.O.B 15th October, 2010

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