Thursday, August 18, 2011

Vacancy Job Title: Programme Officer

Job Location: Abuja

An International organisation is implementing “Sustainable Economic Development in Nigeria (SEDIN)” Programme. This programme is based on a bilateral agreement between the Nigerian and German government. Its main objective is to improve access to demand-driven financial services and to help in creating gainful employment in MSMEs significantly.

The programme seeks to engage a Programme Officer in the field of strengthening cross-border banking regulation and supervision.

Overview of the position
1. Advice and support the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the development of coordination mechanisms with supervisory authorities in other West African countries where subsidiaries of Nigerian banks are operational.
2. Ensure the participation of Nigerian regulatory authorities in regional policy dialogue at the sub-regional level (ECOWAS, West African Monetary Agency - WAMA) and regional level (African Association of Central Banks, African Union, Committee of Ten) should be strengthened.
3. Work closely with the partners so that best practices for cross-border banking regulation and supervision will be the basis for a more consistent and effective collaboration of CBN with respective authorities in jurisdictions where Nigerian banks have subsidiaries.
4. Ensure that the CBN makes use of the outputs to institutionalize the coordination process.
5. Constructively participate in formulating harmonized policies and increase the transparency (facts and figures) of the Nigerian financial sector to the outside world.
6. Ensure coordination and transparency of the regional regulatory and supervisory process to enhance improved sustainable growth of the regional financial sector.

1. A bachelor's degree in Economics, Banking & Finance or any related field of study. A Masters Degree will be an added advantage
2. Minimum of seven years experience in the financial sector, with specific preference to experience at the policy level.
3. A broad understanding of Nigerian financial regulatory and supervisory policies and the West African monetary policies.
4. Good understanding of the issues affecting access to financial services by the MSMEs, in particular related to cross-border trade and investment.
5. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Application and CV’s with the job title clearly indicated as the subject of the mail
should be sent to; [email protected]. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, September 2nd, 2011


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