Country Representative, East Africa Bank

at Dahabshiil Group
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted June 25, 2021
Category Accounting
Business Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



The East Africa Bank (EAB), is headquartered in the Republic of Djibouti and opened for business in 2010. The Bank has demonstrated steady progress and has established itself as a leader in reliable delivery of financial services and solutions that are customer-centric and meet our client’s core expectations. We pride ourselves as a bank that understands the regional business trends and have a young vibrant and committed team. The Bank aims to expand its footprint in Ethiopia and in view of this is looking to recruit a Country  Representative to  be  based in Ethiopia,  to  manage the core functions of the Company execute them in the way that is the most beneficial for the Company.

Position description:

The Country Representative is responsible for planning, organization and management of the business activity of the Bank including  Execution in accordance with the strategy, mission and goals of the Company within the local targets and global interests of the Bank.

The Country Representative will actualize the Bank’s strategic drive in the country,  catalyze increased market share, assure enhanced service effectiveness in line with the Banks regional strategy and operational priorities. The Country Representative as a member of the Executive team  will  report to the CEO.


  • Organization and relationship management of all correspondent Banking Relations including troubleshooting of issues, timely response to CBR complaints constant maintaining of relations within the various functions of the CBR i.e. Trade department, Operations and business development.
  • Management of the business activity of the Company according to the market situation and plans, acting in a systematic and planned manner:
  • Acquaintance with the strategic plan, policy and goals of the Company. Compilation of an annual plan subordinate thereto in accordance with the market situation, resources and strategic goals of the Company.
  • Identification of opportunities and risks that may be used or that may influence the fulfillment of the plan and achievement of goals, performance of corresponding adjustments to plans.
  • Keeping abreast  with  regulatory   and other  changes  in  the environment and  advising  accordingly .
  • Other relevant duties that shall  be communicated  in  furtherance  of  company  strategy.

Job Requirements

Required Skills and Experience Education and Skills:

  • A university degree, preferable in Business Management, Finance  or related  field
  • MBA  in Banking and Finance or related field will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 10-years progressive banking management experience 5 of which should be in senior management in Business Development of Trade Finance front office;
  • Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of marketing and sales principles and strategies
  • Show understanding  of  the  regional  cross border  business trends  and context
  • Knowledge in communication and public relations techniques within international environment.
  • Excellent command of English, Amharic and Somali will be an advantage


Applying Instructions

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration and benefits package. The   Country Representative , East Africa Bank, Ethiopia  will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications accompanied by a detailed CV and Cover letter as a single document to

HR Manager, East Africa Bank;

to be received on or before 06 July, 2021 with the subject line ‘‘, Country Representative, East Africa Bank, Ethiopia’’

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