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  • Posted on: 22 August, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • BitPesa is a digital foreign exchange and payment platform that leverages blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to and from frontier markets. BitPesa is a market-maker in every major African currency and opens corridors for business payments and trade between frontier markets and the rest of the world. Founded in 2013, BitPesa was the first blockchain company to be licensed by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority and follows stringent KYC practices.

    Manager, Trading Desk


    Job Summary

    The Manager, Trading Desk will be responsible for managing BitPesa’s liquidity, treasury operations, pricing and risk management. You will support the Sales and trading team which are based in Kenya and Nigeria, however the operations cover multiple time zones and locations (Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, along with counterparties in Europe and the US). This is an exciting opportunity to help Africa’s leading digital currency start-up build a brand in East and West Africa. Move with BitPesa, Move with Africa.



    • Make a market in several currency pairs
    • Monitor competitor pricing
    • Work with sales team to maximize price effectiveness vs. profitability
    • Make recommendations to improve trading procedures (reduce risk, increase efficiency, maximize profitability)
    • Quantify risk of multiple African currency balances
    • Ensure all trading activities are in compliance with our best execution policies
    • Perform trade execution data analysis including broker due diligence, execution measurement, performance tracking and accountability

    Liquidity Management 

    • Manage liquidity across dozens of accounts in over 10 currencies
    • Project cash flows and provide analysis of cash movements
    • Carefully monitor capital controls, intercompany flows, and any other factors that may inhibit ability to move funds freely
    • Manage relationships withal trading counterparties
    • Provide recommendations for automation, risk mitigation, or any other policies & procedures to increase efficiency and mitigate risk while maintaining trade volumes

    Analysis/ Forecasting 

    • Daily/weekly/monthly review of profitability across all countries
    • Analyze the direction of customer flows
    • Monitor the bank rates and black-market rates
    • Full life cycle trade responsibilities: build, pre-trade analysis, execution, post-trade analysis, allocations and settlement across multiple strategies, brokers and banks


    • University Degree
    • Deep experience in trading and treasury, ideally Foreign Exchange
    • Excellent interpersonal, communications, public speaking, and presentation skills
    • Highly detail oriented and analytical
    • Fluent in French and English


    • Competitive remuneration
    • Casual work environment
    • Great work-life balance
    • We value autonomy
    • Environmental-friendly (we try to use as less paper as possible!)
    • Opportunity for growth for all our employees
    • …and more!

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to BitPesa career website on ke.neuvoo.com to apply

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