Data Services and Research (DSR) Manager (PAPSS)

African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) was established in
Abuja, Nigeria in October, 1993 by African Governments, African private and
institutional investors as well as non-African financial institutions and
private investors for the purpose of financing, promoting and expanding
intra-African and extra-African trade.
The Bank, headquartered in
Cairo, the capital of the Arab Republic of Egypt, commenced operations on 30
September, 1994, following the signature of a Headquarters Agreement with the
host Government in August, 1994. It has branch offices in Harare, Abuja and
Abidjan and will open an East Africa branch office shortly.
CA Global Headhunters has
been retained by the Afreximbank based in Cairo, Egypt to recruit for the
position below:
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Data Services and Research (DSR)
Manager (PAPSS)
Reference Number: LIPBLR88

Location: Cairo,

Pan African Payment and Settlement System
The Pan African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS) is the
first centralized payment market infrastructure for processing, clearing and
settling of intra-African trade and commerce payments. PAPSS is an arm of the
African ExportImport Bank (Afreximbank), which is a pan-African multilateral
financial institution, established in 1993 for the purpose of financing and
promoting intra and extra African trade. Afreximbank operates and manages
PAPSS is now ready to start operations and is looking for
experienced individuals, who are innovative, entrepreneurial and imbued with
the passion and commitment to transform Africa through trade.

Data Services and Research Framework:

Develop a Data Services framework that will use a combination of
artificial intelligence/natural language processing (NLP), advanced data
modelling, predictive modelling and other data analytics techniques to uncover
insights or discover hidden opportunities, ideas and concepts that will guide
strategic decisions.
Build relevant data models, reporting systems, data automation
systems, dashboards and performance metrics support that will inform key
business decisions.
Examine, interpret and report results of analytical initiatives
to stakeholders and internal functions.
Strategic Profitability and Growth Analysis:
Review the performance of the products and services and present
reports to the Head of PAPSS and product management and business development
Manage and optimize processes for data intake, validation, mining
and engineering as well as modelling, visualization and communication
Oversee the design and delivery of reports and insights that
analyse business functions and key operations and performance metrics.
Conduct revenue assurance on the products and services including
appropriateness of the pricing and pricing model.
Conduct review of direct and indirect cost of the products and
services and provide reports to the internal functions and Head of PAPSS.
Assist the digital product management and sales teams with data
analytical needs to manage and monitor the performance of existing products and
services as well as identify opportunities for new products.
Intra-Regional Trade, Monetary Policy and Payment System
Alignment and Growth:
Collect, analyze, and interpret international trade and
intra-African trade data, information and regulations to provide analytical
insights to the management.
Collect, analyze and interpret data on monetary economics and
policy to support short, medium and long-term decisions of PAPSS Initiative
management on the use of scarce third currency by member countries for
Examine the impact of PAPSS on trade and development of the
participating countries and make recommendations to the Management and Board.
Manage the collection, processing, modelling and analysis of
current macroeconomic (including monetary and fiscal accounts, financial sector
indicators, balance of payments), microeconomic, and regional data, to provide
insightful data and potential new knowledge to Head of PAPSS, Head of Product
Management and Business Development and/ or other internal functions of the
PAPSS Initiative.
Manage and support the collection and harmonization of data from
multiple sources; trade and monetary economics and policy.
Assist the Head of PAPSS to prepare a variety of update and
proposal reports with charts, tables, and descriptive text to use in the
briefings to the Afreximbank President and the PAPSS Board.
Monitor financial market infrastructure (FMI) developments in order
to keep PAPSS Initiative’s Management and Board apprised.
Develop and maintain effective relationships/contacts with
regional trade institutions, and monetary institutions, and participates in
meetings and conferences related to monetary cooperation.
Produce written intelligence reports about trends within
intra-African trade, monetary economics and relevance of PAPSS.
Manage the compliance of PAPSS to the Pan African Payment
Services Regulations under the AfCFTA.
Presentation and Thought Leadership:
Support the development of Thought Leadership through accurate
and well-articulated papers; white paper, position paper, etc.
Support the preparation of Annual Reports to be published as
well as other publications to make PAPSS a though leader in payments across
Help write, source content for and edit regular article or
newsletter on the PAPSS website
Communicate results and business impacts of insight initiatives
to stakeholders within and outside of the company.
Requirements: Qualification and Skills
First degree in Economics, Statistics or related field. PhD is
required, preferable in qualitative economics and modelling.
Have a minimum of twelve (12) years of relevant experience
working in any or combination of Trade Institution, Monetary Institution /
Central Bank, Consulting or Financial Technology (FinTech) company.
Experience and/ or strong knowledge of data analytics and
Sound Knowledge of Macroeconomics with emphasis on trade
exchange rate and fiscal policies.
Knowledge of and experience in the operation of Bilateral and
Multilateral Exchange Rate Mechanism.
Ability to synthesize disparate data into concise written
Strong understanding of regional payment system as a form of
monetary cooperation.
Knowledge of intra-regional trade and its impact or relationship
to regional payment system.
Working knowledge of data mining principles: predictive
analytics, mapping, collecting data from multiple data systems on premises and
cloud-based data sources.
Strong SQL skills, ability to perform effective querying
involving multiple tables and subqueries.
Understanding of and experience using analytical concepts and
statistical techniques: hypothesis development, designing tests/experiments,
analysing data, drawing conclusions, and developing actionable recommendations
for business units.
Strong in Statistical, econometric and operational research
Experience working with and creating databases and dashboards
using all relevant data to inform decisions.
Strong problem solving, quantitative and analytical abilities.
Programming experience is an asset.
Excellent oral and written communication in English. Working
knowledge of any of French, Portuguese and Arabic is a plus.
Benefits and Contractual Information
USD tax exempt salary
Willing and able to relocate to Cairo, Egypt
Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are
encouraged to apply
Application Closing Date

31st December, 2020.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to “Liz Pienaar”
via: using
the “Job title” as the subject of the email.

Note: CA Global will respond to
short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks,
please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on
our database for any other suitable positions.

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