Syndication Officer

January 24, 2022

Job Description

the OPEC Fund for International Development

The OPEC Fund for International Development is a multilateral development finance institution established in 1976. Our 12 Member Countries are:  Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Syndication Officer
Location: Austria
Job Profile

The Syndication Officer is responsible for providing syndications and co-financing services for the private sector & trade finance lending activities of the OPEC Fund, provides support to and manages syndications and co-financing transactions and OPEC Fund’s relationships with syndication / co-financing partners, in accordance with the departmental strategy, in order to ensure a sustainable pipeline of syndication and co-financing activities.

Duties and Responsibilities
Syndication:

Leads syndicated loan transactions associated with the private sector & trade finance lending activities of the OPEC Fund.
Contributes to the delivery of the annual syndication targets for OPEC Fund.
Contributes to the development of internal operational processes and procedures for the syndication and co-financing of loans.
Performs market soundings, pricing and provides risk appetite feedback to ADG PSTFOD and BDU Team for their consideration.
Contribute to formulating and executing the strategic objectives and business model of the Syndication Function.
Support management in developing a network of syndication/co-financing/market participants.
Provide support to prepare departmental reports, and provide inputs for strategy, board papers, departmental balance score-card, pricing, and sector papers.

Support:

Prepares pitch books and market updates for clients, information memoranda for lead/co-lead transactions, and slides for partner meetings/roadshows as needed.
Supports the preparation of marketing strategy for coverage areas (infrastructure, Financial Institutions, Manufacturing & Services)

Stakeholder management and engagement

Expands syndications and co-financiers base among development finance institutions and commercial banks.
Negotiates credit documents with syndicate/co-financing institutions in liaison with relevant internal departments (Business Development Unit, Portfolio Management Unit, Legal Department

Qualifications and Experience

Master's Degree in Accounting / Commerce / Finance / Economics / or other relevant disciplines.
A minimum of 7 years of relevant credit and origination experience, including at least 3 years of direct underwriting and or syndication experience gained in a major development Finance institution or an international commercial/investment bank.
In addition, preferably 1-2 years at an international development finance institution
Fluent in English. Good working knowledge of Arabic, French, or Spanish is an added advantage.

Competencies:

Extensive knowledge in the usage of office technologies, such as Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), intra/internet as well as online database management.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
Ability to work in an international multi-cultural environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Good interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

To apply for this job please visit careers.opecfund.org.

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