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

Job Title:             Assistant Manager – Investments
(Front 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 (Front
Office) will mainly generate revenue and identify potential investment
opportunities for the Fund, participate in buying and selling securities,
develop and implement financial and investment plans.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Source investments to be made on behalf of the
Fund.
·       
Perform the appropriate due diligence to
substantiate the long-term value of investments and confirm that investments
are consistent with the Fund’s investment guidelines.
·       
Oversee all portfolio and asset management
responsibilities during the term of investments.
·       
Develop and update the Fund’s Investment policy
and procedure proposals that clearly articulate the Fund’s value proposition.
·       
Discusses investment options with Head
Investments and keep him/her informed about transactions.
·       
Offers advice on the purchase or sale of
securities.
·       
Analyzes market conditions to determine optimum
times to execute securities transactions.
·       
Participates in actual deal execution.
·       
Develops investment plans, based on the Fund’s
investment policy and strategy.
·       
Provides information and advice regarding
fluctuations or securities transactions affecting plans or accounts.
·       
Reviews financial market reports, business
publications, or other material to identify potential investments or to keep
abreast of trends affecting market conditions.
·       
Performs other work-related duties as assigned,
within your scope of practice.
Key Results:
·       
Economic research on macroeconomic developments
·       
Formulation and update of Investment Policy
Guidelines
·       
Formulation and update of Investment Procedures
Manuals



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The ideal candidate for the Deposit Protection
Fund of Uganda (DPF) Assistant Manager – Investments (Front 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’ work experience with demonstrable
investment experience is essential.
·       
A master’s in finance or a related field
desirable.
·       
Passed and completed Chartered Financial Analyst
Level 1 Exam is desirable.
·       
Track-record of sourcing, structuring and
closing investments is desirable.
·       
Prior experience in investment analysis is
desirable.
·       
Demonstrated proficiency of MS office packages
is desirable.
Competencies:
Technical Competencies
·       
Strong financial, analytical and modelling
skills.
·       
Ability to conduct industry and market research.
·       
Knowledge and experience in financial markets
especially fixed income
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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