Head Investments Employment Opportunity – Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda

Job Title:    Head Investments

Organisation: Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

 

About US:

The Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF), which is also referred to as the Fund, was established as a separate legal entity following the enactment of the Financial Institutions (Amended) Act, 2016. Prior to this, DPF was managed by Bank of Uganda.

 

Job Summary:  The Head Investments will direct all aspects of the Fund’s investment programs including research, evaluation and selection of investment vehicles and aligning investment selections with the Fund’s goals and risk tolerance.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Modelling and valuation of investment opportunities.
  • Managing of portfolio risks.
  • Monitoring of portfolio to execute value creation plans.
  • Develop professionally written policies and procedure proposals that clearly articulate the Fund’s value proposition.
  • Carry out research to inform financial forecasting, decision making, or valuation.
  • Evaluate the potential of new product developments or market opportunities, according to factors such as business plans, technologies, or market potential.
  • Monitor regulatory or tax law changes to ensure fund compliance or to capitalize on development opportunities.
  • Ensure that all investment compliance regulations are met.
  • Attend investment briefings or consult financial media to stay abreast of relevant investment markets.
  • Develop investment policy for the Fund aligned to the Fund’s strategy.
  • Implement a Fund Management IT system.
  • Manage investment funds to in line with the Fund’s objectives.
  • Select specific investments or investment mixes for purchase by the Fund.
  • Monitor financial or operational performance of individual investments to ensure portfolios meet risk goals through conducting research on the industry and gather intelligence to enhance management of funds.
  • Develop or implement fund investment policies or strategies and select or direct the execution of trades.
  • Present investment information, such as product risks, fees, or fund performance statistics to the Board and Management.
  • Develop, implement, or monitor security valuation policies.
  • Verify regulatory compliance of transaction reporting.
  • Perform financial due diligence and analysis on prospective investments and recommend an investment decision.
  • Implements decisions on the investment management policy of the Deposit Insurance Fund assets, decisions concerning placement of assets, and keeps records of the level and structure of the Fund’s portfolio.
  • Analyze Fund accounts and financial projections and advise the Fund on how to best position investments.

 

Expected Outputs:

  • Investment policy and procedures for the Fund.
  • Transaction reporting of investments performance, regulatory compliance, and risk management.
  • Presentations to the Executive Management and/or the Board of Directors.
  • Research reports on current and historical financial market data.
  • Fund management IT system.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a First Class or Upper Second-Class degree from an accredited institution in Business, Economics, Finance, Banking, or related fields is essential.
  • A Master in a relevant field is a requirement is essential.
  • CFA Charter holder is essential.
  • Eight years of experience in portfolio management experience and in financial services industries is desirable.
  • Experience with fixed income investments and a proven ability to articulate an investment outlook is desirable.

 

Competencies:

Technical Competencies

  • Evaluation of complex financial information.
  • Financial reporting and analysis.
  • Research skills.
  • Working with financial markets instruments.
  • Risk management.
  • Computer literate.

Behavioural 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/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. Influence’s 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 candidates should apply online at the link below.

 

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