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  • Posted: Feb 18, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Black Pen Recruitment is South Africa’s #1 recruitment consulting firm specialised in BPO services, foreign language recruitment and staffing solutions and immigration services. With our outstanding experience in the BPO industry and our own in-house immigration division, we will find the right candidates for foreign language specialist positions as we...
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    Head of Desk (Fintech/Cryptocurrency)

    Are you an entrepreneurially minded individual that has a keen interest in crypto assets, fintech and startups?

    Then we have the perfect opportunity for you!

    Our client, an exciting global cryptocurrency platform and OTC brokerage is seeking to employ a Head of Desk - Africa to join their rapidly growing team in Kenya. You will head up the African based trading/dealing desk.

    The ideal individual will be someone with a network in the African crypto-asset ecosystem who can build relationships and partnerships with multiple trading counterparties as we execute on our African roadmap.

    Working Hours: Crypto is a 24/7 market and will require non-traditional working hours (outside of normal 8:00-17:00) and the occasional weekend shift.

    Qualifications and Experience: 

    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, Economics, and/or related field. 
    • Fluent in English with strong analytical ability.
    • CFA would be an advantage.
    • 4-7 years’ experience working for a regulated financial institution (bank or broker-dealer), fintech or crypto-asset business. 
    • Cryptoasset trading experience (personally or professionally) will be advantageous.

    Key Skills:

    • Analytical & numerical skills.
    • Able to multitask while quickly processing and reacting to new information. 
    • Ability to think conceptually while effectively executing day to day trading responsibilities. 
    • Strong communication and networking skills.
    • Building relationships and partnerships.

    Responsibilities:

    • Overseeing all aspects of the day-to-day management of the African trading desk and implementing/managing the entire trading workflow.
    • Provide timely and accurate execution of trades (FX & crypto) for the company’s corporate clients.
    • Working closely with the Global Head of Trading to source and manage trading counterparty relationships in Africa.
    • Taking responsibility for the African desks net trading revenue.
    • Developing and implementing new risk management frameworks, processes, and best practices.
    • Identifying & analyzing trading opportunities across core African markets (arbitrage etc.) 
    • Overseeing and reporting on trading activities (volumes & margins) for the African region.
    • Identifying opportunities to streamline business processes and systems.
    • Working with several key stakeholders in the business on new/existing projects

    Personal Characteristics

    • A high level of integrity and a sound work ethic. Ambitious and keen to work hard with high energy levels.
    • Independent and open-minded. 
    • Attention to detail with the aptitude and interest to quickly understand the details and be prepared to ‘roll-up sleeves’ when necessary. Must be a team player.
    • Ability to think conceptually while effectively executing day to day trading responsibilities. 
    • Must be numerate and analytical.
    • Must be “hungry” to assume the opportunity and excited to “step up” into the role.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Black Pen Recruitment on blackpenrecruitment.zohorecruit.com to apply
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