Caribbean_Technical Assistance Programme to various EIB Financial Sector Operations in the Caribbean

The EIB is considering the funding of a Technical Assistance Programme (“TA Programme”) to the benefit of Financial Institutions located in the Caribbean region, which are either existing or potential clients of the Bank.

The Caribbean region falls within the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACPs) in which the EIB conducts lending and Technical Assistance projects. The Caribbean region is formed of Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.

The objective of this TA Programme, financed by the ACP-IF subsidy envelope, is to deploy EIB’s funding in an efficient, responsible and sustainable manner, in accordance with the Bank’s standards and requirements through capacity building of Financial Institutions and Final Beneficiaries.

The consortium AFC/ADG/INTEGRATION is in charge of a similar project of EIB in East Africa since 2014.

He/ She acts as a consultant-trainer and identifies the needs of the Financial Institutions and drafts ToRs to mobilise short-term experts and quality control their deliverables. KE3 will primarily be involved with Financial Institutions with a SME focus. He/She will focus on all aspects of risk management and together with the Team leader he designs, coordinates and implements Component 1.

He / She may also be called upon to provide training and mentoring to support implementation of EIB requirements under component 3.

He / She will be in charge of preparing training sessions and/or mobilizing STEs to that effect with the Financial Institutions under their remit. Responsibilities include drafting training ToRs, quality management control, evaluating trainings, providing guidance to trainees, reporting on attendance, performance, satisfaction and other indices relating to the functioning of the in situ training programme or consulting actions delivered. The reporting is designed to enable monitoring of the project’s progress as well the achievement of results and impact.

Qualifications: 

Qualification and skills:

  • University degree, preferably at Masters’ level, in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Banking or related field or equivalent professional experience;
  • Full fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish is required along with a working knowledge of French;
  • Computer literacy including ability to use the advanced functions of MS office to create reports and customised spreadsheets for financial analysis purposes as well as database management reporting purposes;
  • Good writing and communication skills;

General Professional Experience:

  • In depth knowledge of banking/corporate lending in developing or transition countries, preferably in the Caribbean region, as evidenced by at least 5 years of relevant professional experience;
  • Good management skills evidenced by at least 4 years in a management role, preferably obtained in a financial and credit analysis function of a Financial Institution ;

Specific Professional Experience:

  • At least 4 years of professional experience within an SME finance provider, with specific focus on credit/ financial analysis, risk management, non-performing loan management, identification of key lending risks and participation in the drafting of loan contracts to mitigate and control identified risks; 
  • Good analytical skills in economic and MSME project finance planning and implementation (market and financial analysis risk techniques (including ALM), NPL management policy & credit risk management, contingency planning, ability to implement computer based models to analyse performance, calculate key financial ratios and make proactive recommendations in drafting loan documentation and security arrangements);
  • Practical experience and proven track record for organising and delivering professional bank training programmes and development of curricula and training materials.
Start / Duration: 

The period of execution of the contract will be 36 months

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