Assistant Manager – Investments (Middle Office) Employment Opportunity – Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF)

Job Title:             Assistant Manager – Investments
(Middle Office)
Organization:  Deposit
Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:      Head
Investments
About US:
The Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF) is a Ugandan government
agency that provides deposit insurance to depositors in Ugandan Banks, Credit
Institutions and Microfinance Deposit-taking Institutions (MDIs).
Job Summary:    The Assistant Manager – Investments (Middle
Office) will directly support the front office and the Head Investments in risk
management, research and compliance matters including collecting and analyzing
financial information to build financial models.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Conduct due diligence and research on
investments and diversification to reduce risk.
·       
Research and determine the best investments or
securities to fit the strategy of the Fund.
·       
Verify regulatory compliance of transactions and
reporting.
·       
Management of fees and execution of trading
orders.
·       
Develop professionally written policy and
procedure proposals that clearly articulate the Fund’s value proposition.
·       
Maintains constant coverage of industry-related
news, trends, and developments and disseminate insight when appropriate.
·       
Ensures the Fund doesn’t breach regulations and
put its financial position and reputation at stake.
·       
Supports the Investments team in producing
research including keeping abreast of trends and sentiment in the market.
·       
Interprets research into implementation ideas
for front office.
·       
Supports periodic management reporting including
fund board reporting (as required) and monthly attestation/statistical
reporting for pending risk items such as fails, trade errors and aged breaks.
·       
Runs daily risk checks and accordingly generate
risk reports.
·       
Provides analytical content and advisory from
varying sources of data/information for front office.
·       
Assists with the management of relationships and
the performance reviews of service providers including fund administrators,
transfer agents, and custodians.
·       
Assists with the review and updating of service
level agreements and/or fund operational procedures with service providers.
·       
Implements the portfolio managers’ investment
decision and transmission of trading orders to the custodians.
·       
Monitors custodian bank fee schedules and
periodic fee analysis.
·       
Managements fee invoicing and payments
monitoring.
·       
Reconciles and validate trade capture and day
trading activity in a timely and accurate manner.
·       
Coordinates with the front office to address
trade-related inquiries and issues.
·       
Assists in booking new trades from term sheets
obtained from Front Office.
·       
Prepares and deliver end-of-day pricing
statements to the Head Investments.
·       
Monitors compliance with the established
portfolio and risk management policies including regular reports monitoring
market and credit risk.
·       
Performances assessment if there is active
trading vis-à-vis the strategic targets.
·       
Communicates financial and economic analysis and
insight to front office staff.
·       
Constructs and maintains databases of financial,
economic and market data.
·       
Performs other work-related duties as assigned,
within your scope of practice.
Key Results:
·       
Assessment of market risk.
·       
Periodic investment performance reports.
·       
Periodic portfolio valuation reports.
·       
Stress test reports and sensitivity analyses.
·       
Presentations to the Executive Management and/or
the Board of Directors.
·       
Reports on industry-related news, trends, and
developments.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The ideal candidate for the Deposit Protection
Fund of Uganda (DPF) Assistant Manager – Investments (Middle Office) job
placement must hold a first-class or upper second-class bachelor’s degree in
business administration, finance, banking, economics, statistics, mathematics
or related area, from an accredited institution, is essential.
·       
5+ years of relevant work experience in the area
of investments is essential.
·       
A Master’s degree in business administration,
finance, banking or related field is desirable.
·       
Passed and completed Chartered Financial Analyst
Level 1 Exam is desirable.
·       
Demonstrated proficiency of MS office packages
is desirable.
Competencies:
Technical Competencies
·       
Financial reporting and analysis.
·       
Working with financial markets and instruments.
·       
Risk management.
·       
Numerate, analytical and methodical.
·       
Capable of evaluating complex financial
information.
Behavioral Competencies
·       
Accountability and Dependability: Takes personal
responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieves results with
little oversight.
·       
Transparency and Integrity: Earns others’ trust
and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
·       
Team spirit and collaboration: Promotes
cooperation and commitment within the team to achieve the Fund’s organizational
goals and deliverables. Builds constructive working relationships characterized
by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect
·       
Adaptability and Flexibility: Adapts to changing
needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.
·       
Self-Management and thoroughness: effectively
manage own time, priorities, and resources to achieve goals. Ensures that work
is complete and accurate and independently follows up with others to ensure
that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.
·       
Communication: Shares and receives information
using clear oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
·       
Stress Tolerance and tact: Maintains composure
in highly stressful or adverse situations, diplomatically handles challenging
or tense interpersonal situations.
·       
Employee Engagement and enthusiasm: Demonstrates
commitment to the job, colleagues, the Fund and its mission by acting in ways
that further the accomplishment of its goals.
·       
People Management: Leads and engages people to
maximize organizational and individual performance through alignment with the
Fund’s mission and attainment of strategic and operational goals.
·       
Coaching and Mentoring: Enables co-workers to
grow and succeed through feedback, instruction, and encouragement. Influences
others to be excited and committed to furthering the Fund’s objectives. ability
to gain other’s support for ideas, proposals, and solutions.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are
encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 30th
January 2020 by 5:00pm
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