Country Risk Analyst – West Africa at Stanbic IBTC Bank

Stanbic IBTC Bank is a leading African banking group focused on emerging markets globally. It has been a mainstay of South Africa's financial system for 150 years, and now spans 16 countries across the African continent.Standard Bank is a firm believer in technical innovation, to help us guarantee exceptional client service and leading edge financial solutions. Our growing global success reflects our commitment to the latest solutions, the best people, and a uniquely flexible and vibrant working culture. To help us drive our success into the future, we are looking for resourceful individuals to join our dedicated team at our offices.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Country Risk Analyst - West AfricaJob ID: 24626Location: Lagos IslandJob Sector: BankingJob DetailsGovernance and Assurance: specialist advice about, and oversight of, the processes, laws and regulations governing our business, predominantly for directors, chief executives and executive committees.Job PurposeInitiate country-specific research, assess and establish an informed risk view on markets and sovereigns with which the Group conducts or intends to conduct business with across the West Africa Region, working across organizational lines to synthesize information leading to the provision of risk assessments that can be used to support rating decisions across multiple dimensionsKey Responsibilities/AccountabilitiesSovereign and Country Risk Assessment:Undertake forward looking analysis and ongoing monitoring of countries within the West Africa region and sovereign credit portfolio based on financial and non- financial measures.Assess, monitor and risk rate markets and sovereigns the Group conducts or intends to conduct business with.Liaise/Engage with relevant departments and external stakeholders to synthesize the information required for assessments of country, sector and industry risk.Compile key macroeconomic data and analyse macroeconomic and industry trends relevant to country and sovereign credit risk assessment.Policy and Systems:Participate in the development, implementation and maintenance of best practice policies, methodologies, and systems for identification, measurement, mitigation, and management of the risk within Stanbic.Meet with and interview high profile representatives of government, statutory organisations and national and supra national agencies.Support the interaction with international rating agenciesInvolvement in other projects ranging from model formulation to system developmentPortfolio Monitoring:Provide ad hoc country research ranging from flash updates to deep drill analysis of key issues.Provide a risk view and strategic insight on a specified country cross-border portfolio and its future composition (including business strategy).Leverage experience and expertise on country risk profiles to assess transactions and guide business teams with deal structuring and risk management measures.Reporting:Compilation of country risk rating review reports and - through analysing countries along political, economic and institutional lines - formulation of sovereign and country risk rating recommendations.Reporting and presentation of country risk profiles, as well rating and cross-border appetite recommendations, at country risk committees. 

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