• Capital Markets Development Specialist Job at FSD Africa

  • Posted on: 24 January, 2017 Deadline: 3 February, 2017
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  • Created in 2012, FSD Africa is a £30 million financial sector development programme or ‘FSD’ based in Nairobi. It is funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID). FSD Africa aims to reduce poverty across sub-Saharan Africa by building financial markets that are efficient, robust and inclusive.

    Capital Markets Development Specialist


    Regional scope: The whole of SSA and the role will require extensive travel within the region

    Reporting to the Director, Capital Markets Development, the appointee will be a key member of the team. He/she will manage the implementation of capital market initiatives across sub-Saharan Africa, contribute to the implementation of strategies for enhancing capital markets: bond markets, alternative finance markets, professional investor base development and knowledge management, and may specifically oversee the building of services in one or more of these markets.

    The appointee will ideally be private sector professionals, motivated by a passionate interest in the role that financial markets can play in reducing poverty.

    Key competencies and experience will include:

    • Master’s degree in Finance, Economics, Development Studies, or other relevant fields
    • At least 8 years working experience in capital markets in a relevant institution (e.g. investment bank, brokerage, consulting firm, fund manager), or multi-lateral agency or in corporate banking, with a strong focus on capital markets, with a significant track record of achievement
    • Knowledge of global regulation in the capital markets
    • Ability to conceptualize and present ideas with conviction and influence at highest levels
    • Strong project management skills with ability to manage a diverse portfolio of projects
    • Knowledge/experience of working in Africa

    Method of Application

    To apply, send a one-page cover letter and two-page CV to fsdrecruit@careerconnectionsltd.com to reach us on or before Friday 3rd February 2017. Please put in the subject line “CMD Specialist”. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    FSD Africa is an equal opportunity employer

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