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Trade Finance Officer At Trade and Development Bank Group – TDB Group

Job Summary

The Trade Finance Officer is responsible for identification of trade finance proposals, credit evaluation, risk management and mitigation, recommendation on structuring of appropriate facilities in adherence to institutional risk/ return requirements; support the Portfolio Management Department with monitoring the performance of the portfolio and marketing the Bank’s conventional/ structured trade finance products.


The Trade Finance Officer performs the following duties:

  • Structure suitable transactions/clients and identify suitable counterparties (collateral managers, trade finance insurers etc.) and financing partners/agent banks in case of syndication / co-financing.
  • Financial analysis and due diligence on all transactions to ensure quality control.
  • Prepare and analyze credit proposals for trade finance facilities for funding by the Bank.
  • Establish and maintain strategic relations with clients at senior management level of the Bank’s existing and prospective partners and stakeholders.
  • Produce periodic technical and financial progress reports on trade finance facilities under their supervision.
  • Support the Coverage teams where required to seek new business opportunities in the region to ensure a good pipeline of transactions is achieved.
  • Undertake product development and marketing initiatives and develop client base using contacts, experience and relationships to pursue trade finance opportunities.
  • Prepare board papers, ALCO reports, and partake as a member of committees or taskforce.

Duty Station

The duty station will be Nairobi, Kenya.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • A Masters’ degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Banking, Finance, or Economics with relevant professional qualifications as added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5-8 years of professional experience and proven track record in a Commercial / Development Banking or Financial institution environment with sound knowledge of Structured Trade and Commodity Finance Products.
  • Robust knowledge of the regulatory environment in the Bank’s operating region as it relates to Structured Trade and Commodity Finance Products with excellent knowledge of professional and industry standards.
  • Strong financial analysis and accounting skills.
  • Results oriented individual with excellent written and communication skills with proven ability to rapidly produce quality reports and ability to work in a multicultural setting.
  • Proven organizational, problem solving and decision-making skills with the ability to build partnerships, work in multinational teams, deliver results and management client relationships.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs including MS Office applications.
  • Fluency in English is a requirement. Knowledge of another official language of TDB Group’s member states (French or Portuguese) would be an added advantage.

Application Procedure

Interested and qualified candidates should express their interest by submitting their applications by 25 February 2024.


Applications should include a resume, cover letter, academic and professional certificates, full contact address and the names and addresses of three referees.

Please apply on the official website using the link(s) below

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