Team Support, Project Preparation

Our Client the African Export-Import Bank AFREXIMBANK is looking to recruit for a Team Support, Project Preparation in Cairo, Egypt.

The role of the position holder will be to assist PRPU with the appraisal and execution of project preparation transactions.  

Key responsibilities

  • Undertake initial screening of applications to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria
  • Provide close support to the team in creating and maintaining the database of PRPU projects
  • Provide analytical support in facilitating a strong pipeline of good quality lending opportunities in support of the Bank’s mandate;
  • Prepare pitches and talk points for meetings with various stakeholders in the project development value chain
  • Prepare industry and market research analysis of the various member countries to support the business development activities of the Bank
  • Support the Manager in all phases of the project development cycle, that is, project feasibility, structuring, and motivating through the credit approval process.
  • Support the Manager to coordinate external due diligence and other advisers working with the Bank on transactions.


  • Review deliverables of appointed advisers for the Bank’s transactions and prepare summary for the Manager.
  • Support the Manager in preparing monthly and reports to Management.
  • Work with the Manager to develop an in-depth trend and industry analysis and draw relevant conclusions from the analysis of the gaps and opportunities in the project preparation space in the continent.
  • Take charge of scheduling deal execution meetings, track outcomes and implementations.
  • Draft sector reports and research papers from time to time to disseminate knowledge about a specific area related to project preparation.

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge, and Attitude

  • Bachelor’s degree and a post-graduate degree in Banking and Finance, or related subject from a recognized University.
  • A professional qualification like CFA, ACCA, ACA or CPA, or other relevant qualification is an added advantage, and if backed up by appropriate Banking experience may be considered in lieu of a post-graduate degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience, 3 of which must have been spent in project finance with exposure to the following sectors – energy, transport and logistics, agro-processing, and manufacturing.
  • Additional relevant work experience includes investment banking or Big four deals/transaction advisory experience, strategy consulting, etc...
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change-oriented setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English or French. Knowledge of the Bank's other working languages is an added advantage.

Contract type - Permanent

Closing date for applications is 6th September 2021

If you are interested to apply for this role, please reach out to Mushira Maged at AIMS International Egypt directly at mushiram@aimsegypt