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PTA BANK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM 2016

The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, commonly known as the PTA Bank, is a development financial institution established as part of the COMESA economic arrangements. The Bank’s vision is to become a world class financial institution contributing to the economic growth and prosperity of the Eastern and Southern African region through provision of trade, projects and infrastructure finance.
The Bank aims to attract and retain exceptionally talented professionals by offering a conducive working environment and attractive salaries and benefits. In line with its growth strategy, the Bank is looking for self-motivated and results oriented professionals to join a team committed to building a world class financial institution. Interested and qualified candidates from the Bank’s member states are therefore invited to apply for the following position:
PTA BANK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM 2016
Program Overview:
The Young Professionals Program is designed to attract a pool of young and talented multidisciplinary individuals from PTA Bank member countries, with outstanding educational and leadership qualities. 
The program provides participants with a well-structured intervention that is designed to further develop their professional and leadership capabilities and to support the Bank in meeting its operational requirements in the medium to long term.
Location
During the initial year on the program, Young Professionals (YPs) will be based at the Bank’s Nairobi regional office.  The second year may be spent in one of the Bank’s other offices in Burundi, Harare or Mauritius.
Minimum Requirements
NATIONALITY:
Be a national of a PTA Bank member country.
AGE:
35 years or younger in the year of joining the program
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:   
Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Banking, Risk Management, Commerce or other equivalent numerate degree plus 3yrs of relevant professional work experience in areas related to PTA Bank Operations; or a Master’s degree with relevant work and/or Internship experience.
AREA OF SPECIALIZATION: 
Economics, Finance, Commerce, Accounting, Risk Management, plus other operational specialisations relevant in the banking industry.
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:
Be fluent in English.  Working knowledge of French or Portuguese an added advantage.

Additional Requirements
  • Aptitude to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Commitment and passion for African development
  • Strong communication and client orientation/client centricity
  • Leadership Capability
  • International country experience – having or lived elsewhere from home country
Program Duration
The program offers a two year contract that includes a rotational component across different functional areas within The Bank, as well as on-the-job work experience.   Training will commence with onboarding and will include rotational experiences to expose YPs to different areas of the Bank.  Formal training as well as mentorship and coaching will be included.
Compensation and Benefits
YPs will be placed on the professional entry level and will receive salaries commensurate with this job grade - salaries are paid in US dollars. Furthermore candidates may be eligible for a suite of benefits including health, life and other insurance products as well as home country travel benefits.
Graduation
Graduation from the program will be based on successful completion of all training coursework, as well as the achievement of satisfactory performance on assigned tasks.
Selection for the YPP does not guarantee future employment with the Bank although all effort will be made to retain suitable candidates according to the Bank’s business requirements.
Applications will go through a thorough and rigorous screening process that will result in a short-list of CVs to form part of the interview process.
Selection Process
August : Open application period
September : Candidate selection and interview
November 2016: Successful candidates commence program
  
Application Process
To apply, log on to the PTA Bank website and access the YPP site from the careers page. Complete the Online Application Form and upload your CV/Resume and passport size photo by 15.00 hours (GMT) on Friday, 2nd September 2016.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Applicants who have not have heard from us within one month, should consider their applications as unsuccessful.
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