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Product Specialist- Buna

Introduction

As the implementation phase of Buna, formerly known as the Arab Regional Payment System (ARPS), project picks up momentum, we are looking for a Product Specialist to join our founding team. Duties of the Product Specialist include setting the strategy, roadmap and vision for Buna’s products. The job holder is also responsible for driving and promoting innovation via new products as well as improvement opportunities of existing products. This position will report to Chief Strategy & Development.

In this context, the following sections detail the main qualifications, skills and responsibilities related to this position:

Job Responsibilities

Product Design and Development

  • Build functional and technical requirements of Buna products
  • Propose enhancements and development of Buna products with emphasis on innovation that addresses the current and future business needs of Buna’s participants
  • Develop metrics and measurable KPIs to assess the success of products and determine necessary enhancements
  • Define, in collaboration with the engineering team the timeline for product implementation

Product Management and Optimazation

  • Construct business cases for Buna products based on market research, competitive analysis and data analytics tools  
  • Drive and communicate Buna core existing and new products vision and goals to keep the business relevant and competitive
  • Provide advice and guidance on direction of Buna products
  • Prioritize product opportunities, requirements and features
  • Lead and participate in product planning meetings
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of products, solutions, and company offerings
  • Coordinate with other divisions to ensure alignment on product development and expectations
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams in operations, product, and engineering to deliver all products and features as per developed plans
  • Provide subject-matter expertise on go-to-market strategy, product positioning, and pre-sales support to Buna’s business development and marketing teams, as well as other internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrate functionality of completed products to internal team members and other stakeholders
  • Manage in proof-of-concept initiatives to test additional features

Market ANalysis

  • Conduct market research and competitive analysis to identify potential future market needs (new features or products)
  • Leverage data analytics tools to monitor and enhance the partner’s experience and business performance of Buna products
  • Work with direct participants to identify their product needs
  • Analyse key gaps between Buna features and participants’ needs

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  • 5+ years of product management experience
  • Experience in cross-border payment systems, FX solutions and fintech products
  • Prior experience with payment APIs and backend technologies
  • Experience in the following areas is a plus (Payment Market Infrastructures (PMIs), Instant Payments, Securities and Debt markets, and CBDCs)
  • Graduate degree from a reputable university preferably in computer science or any relevant technical field

Skills / Agile stuff

  • Knowledge of product development, management, optimization, data collection and extraction and analysis
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Proficient in product management methodologies and tools, data analytics tools, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, negotiation skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  • Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism

Languages

  • Fluent in English
  • Knowledge of Arabic and French
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Business Development Specialist- Buna

Introduction

As the implementation phase of Buna, formerly known as the Arab Regional Payment System (ARPS), project picks up momentum, we are looking for a Business Development Specialist to join our founding team. Duties of the Business Development Specialist include developing and diversifying business through the acquisition and onboarding of new partners and managing relationships with existing ones to support overall growth strategies. The job holder is also responsible for serving as the main point of contact between Buna and existing/prospective participants, Central Banks and FHIs. This position will report to Chief Strategy & Development.

In this context, the following sections detail the main qualifications, skills and responsibilities related to this position:

Job Responsibilities

Sales Strategy

  • Devise and execute business development strategies to increase Buna’s customer base and service uptake via measurable KPIs
  • Own the business performance, provide strategic oversight and engage additional company resources as necessary
  • Serve as main point of contact for existing and potential direct participants and Central Banks
  • Build and manage relationships with prospective partners and customers including Central Banks, commercial banks, and other types of participants
  • Keep regular contact and arrange meetings / workshops with existing and prospective partners
  • Plan and develop an effective sales and marketing campaign for Buna services
  • Promote the Buna products/services with potential participants in Arab countries

Business Development

  • Discover, qualify, research and analyse business opportunities ensuring a thorough understanding of the target industry, key participants, and competitive trends
  • Draft and present detailed presentations providing thorough assessment of opportunities, risks, benefits, alternatives, and investment justification
  • Effectively lead negotiations with partners and participants
  • Lead the partner onboarding process and contribute to the development of contractual agreements with customers ensuring adherence to law-established rules and guidelines
  • Detect areas for improvement and identify performance deviations
  • Deliver ideas and action plans to improve Buna’s results
  • Coordinate with product management, operations, payment platform and other Buna departments to enhance product and achieve optimal pricing
  • Work with direct participants and Central Banks to identify usage / uptake and devise strategies to increase and track uptake

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  • 5+ years of financial services business development, sales, or product management experience particularly in cross-border payment systems, FX solutions and fintec
  • Experience in the following areas is a plus (Payment Market Infrastructures (PMIs), Instant Payments, Securities and Debt Markets, and CBDCs)
  • Graduate degree from a reputable university preferably in finance, accounting, economics or in any relevant technical area

Skills

  • Knowledge of business development strategies, sales techniques, and marketing
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Proficient in CRM applications and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, negotiation skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  • Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism

Languages

  • Fluent in English
  • Knowledge of Arabic and French is a plus
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Testing and Trialing Engineer - Buna

 

Introduction

As the implementation phase of Buna, formerly known as the Arab Regional Payment System (ARPS), project picks up momentum, we are looking for a responsible  Testing and Trialing Engineer to join our founding team. Duties of the Testing and Trialing Engineer include working with managerial, engineering and technical staff to improve Buna’s efficiency as an integrated platform through monitoring and testing. The job holder is also responsible for identifying problems and implementing appropriate measures/changes to improve the system’s operation. This position will report to Chief Technology Officer.

In this context, the following sections detail the main qualifications, skills and responsibilities related to this position:

Job Responsibilities

Strategy & Planning

  1. Work with managerial, engineering, and technical staff to clarify Buna functionality, identify problems, determine testing priorities, develop test cases and suggest changes
  2. Define automation strategies and processes, and develop test automation initiatives

Operational Management

  1. Test upgrading of versions and work with relevant departments / key staff to ensure consistent operation of Buna
  2. Perform or oversee revision, repair, or expansion of existing system to increase operating efficiency
  3. Correct errors by making appropriate changes and rechecking the program to ensure that the desired results are produced
  4. Support in the backup process
  5. Work with Buna key participants to understand usage and production issues and fine tune test case coverage for critical functionality while optimizing the system operation
  6. Work closely with the vendor development and implementation teams to test, maintain and upgrade Buna applications
  7. Work with other divisions and relevant stakeholders on technical issues including software system testing and maintenance
  8. Proactively identify and raise risks to leadership

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  1. 5+ years of software development and testing and experience with similar systems
  2. Prior experience working with a variety of programming languages and applications
  3. Prior experience in financial services firms is preferred
  4. Graduate degree or equivalent from a reputable university preferably in computer science, computer software engineering or related field

Skills

  1. Knowledge of a variety of programming languages and applications such as Java, Perl, Oracle, C++, PHP, Python, Linux, .Net, etc.
  2. Knowledge of software development, programming, scripting languages and continuous integration and delivery
  3. Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to effectively communicate by telephone, face to face, email and written
  4. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  5. Excellent organization and time management skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  6. Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  7. Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  8. Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism
  9. Flexibility and readiness to work beyond regular working hours and as required

Languages

  1. Fluent in English
  2. Knowledge of Arabic and French is a plus

 

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Software Developer - Buna

 

Introduction

As the implementation phase of Buna, formerly known as the Arab Regional Payment System (ARPS), project picks up momentum, we are looking for a responsible Software Developer to join our founding team. Duties of the Software Developer include designing, developing, testing, implementing, and maintaining Buna’s software platform and solutions. The job holder is also responsible for preparing training manuals, developing quality assurance procedures and staying up-to-date with the latest development tools & programming techniques. This position will report to Chief Technology Officer.

In this context, the following sections detail the main qualifications, skills and responsibilities related to this position:

Job Responsibilities

Softwar Design and Development

  1. Design software solutions and platforms and produce detailed specifications by analysing business, functional and technical requirements and specifications
  2. Develop and implement Buna software platform, solutions and systems as well as features across multiple subsystems within Buna technology ecosystem in agile environment
  3. Develop reusable software and system components, and integrate these into existing and new designs
  4. Implement and champion the usage of code versioning and product development tracking technologies
  5. Debug existing source code and polish feature sets
  6. Develop quality assurance procedures

Software Testing, Troubleshooting and Dubugging

  1. Conduct system testing including test use case design, test automation suites development / usage,
  2. Work on bug fixes and enhancements of core Buna platform (e.g. Investigate issues, identify bugs, suggest fixes, and provide test cases for bug duplication) in order to improve performance, upgrade interfaces and implement new features
  3. Investigate, analyse and make recommendations to management regarding technology improvements, upgrades and modifications

Software Maintenance

  1. Maintain Buna platform and solutions and provide technical support
  2. Work closely with the vendor development and implementation teams to develop, maintain and upgrade Buna applications
  3. Work with other divisions and relevant stakeholders on technical issues including software system design and maintenance
  4. Build and maintain up-to-date knowledge of Buna technology platform, solutions, and code
  5. Update job knowledge by studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques, and computing equipment; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  6. Develop documentation including design specifications, code comments, flow charts, diagrams, reports, issue tracking, resolution, etc.
  7. Prepare and install solutions and modules
  8. Prepare training manuals

     

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  1. 5+ years of relevant experience as a developer
  2. Prior experience in financial services firms is preferred
  3. Prior experience working with a variety of programming languages and applications
  4. Graduate degree or equivalent from a reputable university preferably in computer science, computer software engineering or related field

Skills

  1. Knowledge of a variety of programming languages and applications such as Java, Perl, Oracle, C++, PHP, Python, Linux, .Net, etc.
  2. Knowledge of software design, development, maintenance, and programming languages
  3. Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to effectively communicate by telephone, face to face, email and written
  4. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  5. Excellent organization and time management skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  6. Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  7. Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  8. Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism
  9. Flexibility and readiness to work beyond regular working hours and as required

Languages

  1. Fluent in English
  2. Knowledge of Arabic and French is a plus

 

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Payment Chief Architect - Buna

 

Introduction

As the implementation phase of Buna, formerly known as the Arab Regional Payment System (ARPS), project picks up momentum, we are looking for a responsible Payment Chief Architect to join our founding team. Duties of the Payment Chief Architect include developing and managing Buna’s overall core technology architecture and designing a high quality scalable & reliable solution. The job holder is also responsible for maintaining Buna’s technical subject matter expertise, supporting in vendor procurement & management and continuously assessing improvement opportunities for Buna’s technology platform. This position will report to Chief Technology Officer.

In this context, the following sections detail the main qualifications, skills and responsibilities related to this position:

Job Responsibilities

Strategy & Management

  1. Support Buna’s strategy focusing on the design, development, maintenance and continuous improvement of Buna’s Core system
  2. Provide expert-level technical subject matter expertise to CTO and leadership
  3. Identify risks and opportunities and help define technology roadmaps 
  4. Lead and mentor a team of architects and solution designers responsible for Buna overall solution architecture
  5. Report to the CTO on the status of Buna solution design and delivery

Solution Design & Architecture

  1. Work with other divisions and stakeholders to define functional and technical requirements for the implementation of Buna and its enhancements
  2. Define and manage overall future Buna’s core solution and platform architecture
  3. Lead technical aspects of Buna’s core solution architecture and take ownership of the end-to-end solution
  4. Develop reusable artifacts/frameworks, re-usable assets, industry solutions, reference architecture, design, development and QA best practice
  5. Develop, document, communicate, and enforce Buna’s technology and software development standards, practices and principles
  6. Provide support/guidance to the development teams during the analysis, development and testing processes
  7. Deliver solution and architecture recommendations based on requirements and industry best practices
  8. Identify, analyze, and remediate causes of cross-cutting systemic technical issues
  9. Maintain in-depth knowledge of Buna’s strategic business and technology plans
  10. Maintain detailed documentation on platform and develop in-depth knowledge of existing IT architecture / infrastructure and technology portfolio of Buna

Innovation & Thought Leadership

  1. Analyze technology trends and architecture patterns and provide recommendations on the best fit to meet the business requirements
  2. Continuously work with other teams to assess improvement opportunities and potential enhancements and changes to Buna technology platform
  3. Lead rapid and focused proofs of concept that cover business, technical, and operational factors

Procurement & Vendor Management

  1. Support in RFP development, vendor selection and vendor management processes related to solution design, delivery and operations

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  1. 10+ years of relevant experience with at least 6 years of experience in solution architecture, designs, and software development
  2. Prior experience in different integration patterns, tools, technology & trends
  3. Prior experience in applying proven architecture design methodologies and tools
  4. Graduate degree or equivalent from a reputable university preferably in computer science, computer engineering, information systems management or related field

Skills

  1. Relevant certifications (e.g. TOGAF or other) are preferred
  2. Knowledge of solution design & architecture, modern technology stacks and software development tools, in addition to programming languages and architecture patters
  3. Knowledge of infrastructure, cloud and data engineering technologies and integration & middleware (API & web-services e.g. SOAP/REST)
  4. Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to effectively communicate by telephone, face to face, email and written
  5. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  6. Excellent organization and time management skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  7. Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  8. Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  9. Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism
  10. Flexibility and readiness to work beyond regular working hours and as required

Languages

  1. Fluent in English
  2. Knowledge of Arabic and French is a plus
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Integration Engineer - Buna

 

Introduction

As the implementation phase of Buna, formerly known as the Arab Regional Payment System (ARPS), project picks up momentum, we are looking for a responsible Integration Engineer to join our founding team. Duties of the Integration Engineer include leading the efforts to establish, define, design, deliver and maintain Buna’s integration architecture. The job holder is also responsible for coordinating the various business and technical teams to ensure proper integration and data normalization, both internally within Buna and externally with partners. This position will report to Chief Technology Officer.

In this context, the following sections detail the main qualifications, skills and responsibilities related to this position:

Responsibilities

Integration Engineer is responsible for developing and maintaining an application integration architecture blueprint for the organization, overseeing testing of the interoperability of application modules including:

  • Those under development by in-house software development teams.
  • Commercial off-the-shelf software deployed in the organization.
  • External third parties as necessary.
  • Support the on-boarding of new participants and partner banks from a technical perspective- API, Web Services
  • Lead product improvements by understanding client needs.
  • Lead the integration tests / use cases with participant to provide smooth on-boarding
  • Drive product adoption by keeping clients engaged and trained on the solution.
  • Create or adjust technical specs documents for the integration and develop data mapping for participant/partner bank’s backoffice system
  • Provide L2 level support for participant connectivity problems and technical service desk
  • Support integration of core payment application with value-added services such as transaction monitoring, fraud control

    Requirements :

  • Minimum 3 years of experience with system integration projects
  • Excellent knowledge of SWIFT message standards – ISO2002
  • Experience with SWIFT payment systems- SWIFT Connectivity, SWIFTAlliance Integration with core banking system, data mapping tools
  • Back-end integration (MQ/SOAP/REST/API/Web Service & other protocols, techniques)
  • Excellence in handling technical discussions and coordinate tasks with customers
  • Strong communication skills in English

 

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DevOps Engineer - Buna

 

Introduction

As the implementation phase of Buna, formerly known as the Arab Regional Payment System (ARPS), project picks up momentum, we are looking for a responsible DevOps Engineer to join our founding team. Duties of the DevOps Engineer include helping increase Buna’s speed to deliver applications and services mainly through continuous integration, delivery, testing, and monitoring of the architecture infrastructure. This position will report to Chief Technology Officer.

In this context, the following sections detail the main qualifications, skills and responsibilities related to this position:

Automation Management

  1. Build and maintain all aspects of architectural infrastructure including but not limited to: continuous integration, testing, monitoring, deployment using configuration management and other essential DevOps tools
  2. Automate deployment of applications, system configurations and security settings
  3. Manage software deployments for production as well as continuous integration for development
  4. Scale systems in a sustainable fashion through mechanisms like automation and evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity
  5. Review system designs to assure that application solutions exhibit expected levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, appropriate reusability and reliability upon deployment
  6. Maintain systems’ health and infrastructure
  7. Prioritize requests from other divisions

Troubleshoot Management

  1. Troubleshoot problems, involving the appropriate resources and driving resolution of issues
  2. Design, implement, and test agreed upon infrastructures, and continuously monitor to identify gaps and potential improvement areas
  3. Identify reoccurring issues and work with relevant divisions and departments to remediate using the problem management process

Methodology and tools Development

  1. Create new tools to facilitate automated deployments and monitoring of Buna’s various environments
  2. Design, build and improve tools and technologies that make up Continuous Integration (CD) and Continuous Delivery (CD) pipelines
  3. Participate to the Agile DevOps design, development, testing, and release of new capabilities and features with focus on release and post-production support
  4. Gather and learn about new technologies and related tools to introduce to Buna
  5. Maintain a pulse on emerging technologies and discover hidden opportunities in Buna’s environment
  6. Collaborate with Software Developers to research and address technical needs, to roadmap and develop new solutions

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  1. 4+ years of experience in a DevOps role
  2. Prior experience with automation, configuration management and monitoring tools, concepts, and principles
  3. Bachelor’s degree from a reputable university preferably in computer science or computer engineering or in a related technical field required

Skills

  1. Knowledge of automation management and tools, configuration management, continuous integration and delivery, devOps methodology and tools, and advanced troubleshooting
  2. Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to effectively communicate by telephone, face to face, email and written
  3. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  4. Excellent organization and time management skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  5. Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  6. Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  7. Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism
  8. Flexibility and readiness to work beyond regular working hours and as required

Languages

  1. Fluent in English
  2. Knowledge of Arabic and French is a plus

 

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Chief Architect -Payments- Buna

As the implementation phase of Buna, formerly known as the Arab Regional Payment System (ARPS), project picks up momentum, we are looking for a responsible Solution Architect to join our founding team

A solution architect has to understand how all parts of the business model work together including processes, operating systems, and application architectures.

A vital part of creating solution architecture is the selection of technologies for product development and  analyse all non-functional requirements and ensure that further product engineering will meet them. The role is expected to bring experience of delivering payment architecture and payment integration solutions for ARPS project. The role encompasses:

  • Finding the best tech solution among all possible to solve the existing business problems.
  • Describing the structure, characteristics, behaviour, and other aspects of software to project stakeholders.
  • Defining features, phases, and solution requirements.
  • Providing specifications according to which the solution is defined, managed, and delivered.
  • Deliver client or company specific projects in line with company standards and in agreement with line manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Analysing technology environment of the enterprise and develop architectural design document
  • Analysing business requirements driven by senior management or IT
  • Setting collaboration framework
  • Creating a solution prototype and document in a design document
  • Producing solution designs and roadmaps for services, components and applications, using modern technologies and standards
  • Designs and builds integration components and interfaces as per requirements.
  • Participating in technology selection and solution delivery
  • Provide L3 support as per defined SLAs
  • Create Architecture Diagrams to the lowest level of details
  • Ability to own end-to-end application delivery for specified projects, identifying all technical component teams that need to contribute
  • Coordinate the project tasks with relevant departments or stakeholders
  • Responsible for the overall planning, management and completion of IT  Projects
  • Works with customers to develop project scope of work documents/ project management plans and schedules. 
  • Implementation and control of project/program change management process

Requirements

  • At least 7 years of working experience in one or multiple IT areas-  IT infrastructure, payment system engineering , software architecture design, business analysis, project or product management
  • 5+ years of experience with Payments (SWIFT, Clearing and Settlement Systems- RTGS)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in Payments and Banking industry will be an advantage
  • Project and resource management skills ( PMP certification preferred)
  • 6+ years of experience with Internet technologies including Web Services, REST, SOAP, NVP, HTML/HTTP , integration engineering and professional services

 

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Data Scientist - Buna

 

Introduction

As the implementation phase of Buna, formerly known as the Arab Regional Payment System (ARPS), project picks up momentum, we are looking for a responsible Data Scientist to join our founding team. Duties of the Data Scientist include turning data into critical information, knowledge and insights that can be used to support decision-making in Buna. The job holder is also responsible for manipulating large data sets using data science and analytics techniques, including machine learning models, to explore business opportunities and evaluate the effectiveness of different courses of action. This position will report to Chief Technology Officer.

In this context, the following sections detail the main qualifications, skills and responsibilities related to this position:

Job Responsibilities

Data Management (Data Science and Visualisation)

  1. Support the development of Buna data and analytics strategy
  2. Work with business and technology stakeholders throughout the organization to understand business problems and identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions
  3. Collaborate with business subject matter experts to select the relevant sources of information
  4. Analyse data, and apply analytical techniques to discover meaningful patterns and generate insights
  5. Mine and analyse data from existing data repositories to drive optimization and improvement of product development and business strategies
  6. Develop analytics models, algorithms and frameworks
  7. Develop analytics dashboards to visualize results and perform data discovery
  8. Develop sophisticated & innovative analytical solutions (end to end products)

Software Development and management

  1. Develop processes and tools (e.g. machine learning) to monitor and analyse analytics model performance and data accuracy
  2. Keep abreast of industry trends and emerging methodologies to continuously improve skillset
  3. Coordinate with different functional teams to implement analytics models and monitor outcomes
  4. Ensure that the information used is in compliance with the regulatory and security policies in place
  5. Contribute to knowledge sharing and improve team productivity through training/documentation of best practices

     

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  1. 3+ years of relevant experience in quantitative and qualitative research, data science algorithms, and analytics
  2. Experience in implementing predictive models, including data discovery, data preparation/cleaning, model validation, and evaluation
  3. Prior experience in the financial services industry
  4. Graduate degree or equivalent from a reputable university preferably in mathematics, statistics, computer science engineering, or any related quantitative / technical field

Skills

  1. Knowledge of data science, data visualisation, analytics tools, standards analytics and data mining techniques, software development, and programming
  2. Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to effectively communicate by telephone, face to face, email and written
  3. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  4. Excellent organization and time management skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  5. Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  6. Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  7. Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism
  8. Flexibility and readiness to work beyond regular working hours and as required

Languages

  1. Fluent in English
  2. Knowledge of Arabic and French is a plus

 

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Application Administration - Payments- Buna

As the implementation phase of Buna, formerly known as the Arab Regional Payment System (ARPS), project picks up momentum, we are looking for a responsible Payment System Application Specialist to join our founding team

The candidate will join the Application Support & Administration team and will participates in ongoing administrative support and end-user support.

 

Key responsibilities.

  • Works closely with the all Information Technology and Infrastructure Leadership to support the on-going administration and day-to-day operations of all payment business  applications ( SWIFTAlliance, SNL, SWIFT HSM, RTGS Core System, Compliance- AML, Transaction Monitoring) and relevant modules.
  • Technical support for connectivity and associated operating system
  • Demonstrates the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively solicit and capture business and technical requirements; develop, test, and implement system configurations and workflows; diagnose the underlying drivers of performance gaps; inform continuous improvement initiatives
  • Maintain product support and maintenance contracts with vendors
  • Monitoring and tracking of SWIFT production issues and working pro-actively to catch incidents before they happen
  • Ensuring problem and root cause tickets are progressed as per SLAs
  • Ensure test planning, strategy and validation are sufficient and in place for changes to be deployed, coordinate release and post release support
  • Provide  2nd level for application support by assisting in understanding and analysing the day-to-day problems faced by the end users of the systems.
  • Handle interface and functionality testing of new releases, patches and certification
  • To provide solution or workaround to users for their requests on SWIFT system
  • To deliver training to users in software applications
  • Prepare manuals for operators and users
  • Advice in implementing changes required by users & software vendors

Requirements :

  • Minimum 5 years of IT application management or service delivery management experience in a financial institution
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the administration, configuration and deployment of SWIFT payment system
  • Good knowledge and experience of Windows Server and Oracle Database
  • Good knowledge and experience of application servers (Apache Tomcat, Webpshere, Weblogic etc )
  • ITIL Framework understanding and working knowledge of concepts (Familiarity with Incident, Problem, Change and Release Management procedure is preferable)
  • Good knowledge of SWIFT message types in ISO20022 and ISO15022
  • Experience of Secure Authentication, SSL, Encryption, VPN, MQ and SOAP
  • Must have proven communication, analytical and problem-solving skills to understand the business requirement and help identify, communicate and resolve systems issues in order to maximize the benefit of IT systems investments.

 

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Statistician – Economic database management Specialist

Arab Monetary Fund is a regional Arab financial institution based in Abu Dhabi, with the mission to lay the monetary foundation of Arab economic integration and to accelerate the process of economic development of its member countries. In this context, the AMF supports banking and financial sector development in the Arab States and provide assistance towards its integrity and efficiency. Moreover, the AMF carries out and acts as a technical secretariat for the Council of Arab Ministers of Finance, the Council of Arab Central Banks and Monetary Authorities’ Governors as well as for its sub-committees and task forces.

The AMF is seeking to hire a “Statistician Economic database management Specialist”.

Main responsibilities:

  1. Developing the content of the economic databases and ensuring its integrity and accuracy.
  2. Ensuring the integrity of the data storage and retrieval process.
  3. Identifying database users’ requirements.
  4. Following up statistical classifications and using international standards to ensure data comparability, consistency and the regularity of data collection and publication.
  5. Reviewing and setting statistical standards.
  6. Working on developing statistical publications and improve analysis.
  7. Updating the activities of the economic department on the fund's website.
  8. Providing training courses, workshops, and technical assistance in the statistical and economic fields.

Selection criteria, Academic qualifications and experience required:

  1. Arab country’s citizen.
  2. A Ph.D. in quantitative methods or its equivalent (major in statistics or econometrics with a minor in computer science and information systems) from a reputable university with 5 years of experience in similar fields of work, preferably in National Statistical Offices, Central Banks, Ministries of Finance, or similar regional and international institutions.
  3. Having recently published researches in refereed statistical and economic journals in economic, financial, and monetary issues.
  4. Providing training in the required fields of specialization mentioned above.
  5. Deep knowledge of economic analysis and modeling.
  6. Familiar with data analysis, econometrics, and economic modeling programs.
  7. Deep Experience in database management systems.
  8. Fluent in Arabic, English, and French is plus.

The fund offers competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Financial Sector Specialist - Financial Markets

Arab Monetary Fund is a regional Arab financial institution based in Abu Dhabi, with the mission to lay the monetary foundation of Arab economic integration and to accelerate the process of economic development of its member countries. In this context, the AMF supports banking and financial sector development in the Arab States and provide assistance towards its integrity and efficiency. Moreover, the AMF carries out and acts as a technical secretariat for the Council of Arab Ministers of Finance, the Council of Arab Central Banks and Monetary Authorities’ Governors as well as for its sub-committees and task forces.

The AMF is seeking to hire "Financial Sector Specialist- Financial Markets"

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to the implementation of the AMF’s strategy in relation to non-banking financial sector development programs and initiatives, including developing domestic markets in Arab countries.
  2. Support the implementation and follow-up activities of the financial market’s development initiatives in the Arab countries.
  3. Contribute to formulate technical assistance programs to the Arab countries in developing their domestic markets with focus on debt markets.
  4. Conduct researches and working papers in the financial sector with focus on capital and debt markets, both traditional and Islamic.
  5. Contribute to the implementation of various programs and activities related to the development of domestic markets in Arab countries, jointly conducted with IFIs.  
  6. Contribute to delivering training and workshops to the Arab regulatory & supervisory authorities.
  7. Participation in the work of various committees and task forces, in which AMF acts as a technical Secretariat, such as the Arab Regional Fintech WG, the Financial Stability Task Force, as well as the Financial Inclusion Task Force.
  8. Contribute to various activities, studies and events carried out by the AMF within the framework of its financial sector development mandate.

Selection criteria, Academic qualifications and experience required

  1. Arab country’s citizen.
  2. A doctorate degree from a recognized university in the fields of economics or finance, or other related fields.
  3. Relevant experience in similar fields of work of 5 years in capital market authorities, or any other relevant authorities such as ministries of economies, finance, central banks, or regional and international financial institutions.
  4. Comprehensive knowledge of international principles / guidelines and papers issued by the relevant standard setters such as IOSCO, IMF, WG, BIS, FSB, IFSB.
  5. Deep knowledge of concepts related to domestic Capital and debt markets, in its conventional and Islamic versions.
  6. Deep knowledge of domestic markets developments’ strategies.
  7. Comprehensive knowledge of financial markets legislations in the Arab countries
  8. Demonstrates ability to carry out research and analytical tasks related to financial markets.    
  9. Have recently published refereed researches / articles in scientific reputed journals.
  10. Fluent in Arabic, English, and French is plus.

The fund offers competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Financial Sector Specialist - Fintech

Arab Monetary Fund is a regional Arab financial institution based in Abu Dhabi, with the mission to lay the monetary foundation of Arab economic integration and to accelerate the process of economic development of its member countries. In this context, the AMF supports banking and financial sector development in the Arab States and provide assistance towards its integrity and efficiency. Moreover, the AMF carries out and acts as a technical secretariat for the Council of Arab Ministers of Finance, the Council of Arab Central Banks and Monetary Authorities’ Governors as well as for its sub-committees and task forces.

The AMF is seeking to hire "Financial Sector Specialist- Fintech"

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to the implementation of the AMF’s strategy in relation to financial sector development programs and initiatives, including promoting Fintech ecosystem and enhancing digital financial services in Arab countries.
  2. Support the implementation and follow-up activities of the initiatives in the Arab countries focusing on enhancing Fintech digital financial services and digital economy.
  3. Contribute to formulate technical assistance programs to the Arab countries in developing their financial and banking sector with focus on Fintech and digital financial infrastructure.
  4. Contribute to the implementation of various programs and activities related to fostering Fintech ecosystem in Arab countries, jointly conducted with IFIs.  
  5. Contribute to delivering training and workshops to the Arab regulatory & supervisory authorities.
  6. Participation in the work of various committees and task forces, in which AMF acts as a technical Secretariat, such as the Arab Regional Fintech WG, the Financial Inclusion Task Force, as well as Financial Stability Task Force.
  7. Contribute to various activities in the financial sector with focus on Fintech and digital financial services.
  8. Conduct researches and working papers, studies and events carried out by the AMF within the framework of its financial sector development mandate.
  9. Supervisory skills in providing training courses for member countries in the area of Fintech.

Selection criteria, Academic qualifications and experience required:

  1. Arab Country’s citizen.
  2. A doctorate degree from a recognized university in the fields of economics or finance.
  3. Relevant experience in similar fields of work of 5 years in related regulatory & supervisory authorities such as central banks, relevant financial institutions, or regional and international financial institutions.
  4. Comprehensive knowledge of international principles / guidelines and papers issued by the relevant standard setters such as BIS, IMF, WG, FSB, Basel Committee, FSI, IFSB.
  5. Deep knowledge of concepts related to Fintech such as digital transformation, digital ID and eKYC & CDD, digital payments systems, digital financial services, Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), Artificial Intelligence, and cyber resilience.
  6. Deep knowledge of Fintech standards and related financial legislations around the world.
  7. Deep knowledge of risks related to Fintech activities, and hoe to mitigate those risks.
  8. Comprehensive knowledge of financial, banking, and digital financial infrastructure legislations in Arab countries.
  9. Have recently published refereed researches / articles in reputed scientific journals.
  10. Fluent in Arabic, English, and French is plus.

The fund offers competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Senior Financial Sector Specialist

Arab Monetary Fund is a regional Arab financial institution based in Abu Dhabi, with the mission to lay the monetary foundation of Arab economic integration and to accelerate the process of economic development of its member countries. In this context, the AMF supports banking and financial sector development in the Arab States and provide assistance towards its integrity and efficiency. Moreover, the AMF carries out and acts as a technical secretariat for the Council of Arab Ministers of Finance, the Council of Arab Central Banks and Monetary Authorities’ Governors as well as for its sub-committees and task forces.

The AMF is seeking experienced candidates to fill the position of "Senior Financial Sector Specialist"

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Contributing to the realization of the fund’s strategy, especially with regard to developing programs and initiatives for the financial, banking and monetary sector, and enhancing access to finance and financial services.
  2. Following up the activities of the financial sector development initiatives in the Arab countries.
  3. Contribute to preparing programs to provide technical support to Arab countries in the field of developing the financial and banking sector and financial markets.
  4. Contributing to the implementation of various programs and activities concerned with developing the financial sector in cooperation with international institutions.
  5. Contribute to providing advanced training courses for employees of Arab regulatory bodies on developing the financial sector.
  6. Participation in the work of the various committees and work teams in which the Fund contributes within the framework of its duties, such as the Arab Committee for Banking Supervision, the Arab Committee for Payment and Settlement Systems, the Arab Credit Information Committee, the Modern Financial Technologies Working Group, the Financial Stability Working Group, and the Financial Inclusion Working Group.
  7. Contributing to the preparation of the Arab Financial Stability Report.
  8. Contributing to the preparation of research, studies and various activities carried out by the fund within the framework of its tasks.
  9. Familiarity with recent development related to digital economy and Fintech.

Selection criteria, Academic qualifications and experience required:

  1. Arab country’s citizen.
  2. A doctorate degree from a recognized university in the fields of economics or finance.
  3. Experience of 10 years in areas related to the work of the Arab Monetary Fund, and it is preferable to be in a supervisory position in central banks, ministries of finance, study centers, or regional and international institutions.
  4. Comprehensive knowledge of standards, principles, research and studies issued by international financial institutions, such as the Financial Stability Board, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the Bank for International Settlements, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, the International Accounting Standards Board.
  5. Knowledge of the work of the Arab Monetary Fund related to the development of the financial sector, including papers, principles and studies issued by the committees and working groups emanating from the Board of Governors of Central Banks and Arab Monetary Institutions.
  6. Deep knowledge of financial, monetary and economic concepts, including concepts of financial stability, banking supervision, credit information, financial inclusion, payment systems, and modern financial technologies.
  7. Deep knowledge of macro and micro monetary, fiscal, and prudential policies.
  8. Analytical skills in assessing systemic risks in the financial sector, how to coordinate economic policies, and using macro, micro, monetary and financial prudential policy tools.
  9. Deep knowledge in preparing financial stability reports.
  10. Deep knowledge of how to assess and analyze risks arising from the non-banking financial sector such as insurance, money markets, microfinance, financial leasing and exchange firms.
  11. Deep knowledge of how to assess and analyze risks arising from the non-financial sector such as the individuals and non-financial companies sector.
  12. Deep knowledge of the system of banking and financial legislation and the infrastructure of the financial system in the Arab countries.
  13. Deep knowledge of early warning systems, banking and financial crisis management, and crisis resolution techniques.
  14. Deep knowledge of financial inclusion strategies and programs in Arab countries.
  15. Deep knowledge of all kinds of macro and partial stress tests, and how to apply them in the banking and financial sector.
  16. Great statistical and analytical skills, how to build standard models, and a great knowledge of using statistical software such as "E-Views".
  17. Have recently published refereed researches related to job assignments in international reputed journals.
  18. Fluent in Arabic, English, and French is plus.

 

The fund offers competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance.

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

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Economist -Specialized in National Accounts

Arab Monetary Fund is a regional Arab financial institution based in Abu Dhabi, with the mission to lay the monetary foundation of Arab economic integration and to accelerate the process of economic development of its member countries. In this context, the AMF supports banking and financial sector development in the Arab States and provide assistance towards its integrity and efficiency. Moreover, the AMF carries out and acts as a technical secretariat for the Council of Arab Ministers of Finance, the Council of Arab Central Banks and Monetary Authorities’ Governors as well as for its sub-committees and task forces.

The AMF is seeking to hire "Economist- Specialized in National Accounts".

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Conducting research and preparing reports related to Economic and Financial topics
  2. Providing training courses, workshops, and technical assistance in the fields related to the national accounts system, economic analysis, and methods of collecting and estimating data in the national accounts system.
  3. Economic forecasting and analysis of the macro and sectoral impacts of economic policies.
  4. Participate in the development of Arabstat initiative.
  5. Ability to acquire relevant knowledge in methods of constructing relevant statistical indicators.

Selection criteria, Academic qualifications and experience required:

  1. Arab country’s citizen.
  2. A Ph.D. in economics or statistics from a reputable university with 5 years of experience in areas related to the work of the Arab Monetary Fund, preferably in a leading role in central banks, ministries of finance, research centers, or similar regional and international institutions.
  3. Deep knowledge in data analysis, econometrics, economic modeling and forecasting.
  4. Having recent publication in refereed economic journals in the economic, financial, and monetary fields.
  5. The ability to provide training in the required fields of specialization mentioned above.
  6. Deep knowledge in data analysis, econometrics, and economic modeling programs.
  7. Familiarity with requirements of relevant statistical guidelines issued by international bodies.
  8. Fluent in Arabic, English, and French is plus

The fund offers competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Senior Economist

Arab Monetary Fund is a regional Arab financial institution based in Abu Dhabi, with the mission to lay the monetary foundation of Arab economic integration and to accelerate the process of economic development of its member countries. In this context, the AMF supports banking and financial sector development in the Arab States and provide assistance towards its integrity and efficiency. Moreover, the AMF carries out and acts as a technical secretariat for the Council of Arab Ministers of Finance, the Council of Arab Central Banks and Monetary Authorities’ Governors as well as for its sub-committees and task forces.

The AMF is seeking to hire "Senior Economist".

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Conducting research and preparing reports related to Economic and Financial topics
  2. Providing training courses, workshops, and technical assistance in the fields related to the AMF work.
  3. Preparation of training materials and workshops organized by AMF.
  4. Participation in teaching and lecturing.
  5. Economic forecasting and analysis of the macro and sectoral impacts of economic policies.
  6. Active participation in the implementation of activities related to the various initiatives on the AMF.
  7. Technical participation in the work of committees and working groups emanating from the Council of Arab Central Bank Governors and Arab Monetary Authorities and the Council of Arab Finance Ministers, and the various economic and financial activities organized by the Fund.
  8. Knowledge of recent developments in the areas of digital economy and Financial technologies.

Selection criteria an academic qualifications and experience required:

  1. Arab country’s citizen.
  2. A Ph.D. in economics from a reputable university
  3.  10 years of experience in areas related to the work of the Arab Monetary Fund, preferably assuming a supervisory role in central banks, ministries of finance, research centers, or similar regional and international institutions.
  4. Deep knowledge in data analysis, econometrics, economic modeling and forecasting.
  5. Experience in the formulation of macroeconomic policies to achieve economic goals and interaction between different macroeconomic policies.
  6. The ability to provide in-depth economic analysis and tailor policy recommendations to support the decision-making process.
  7. A record of recent publications in refereed economic journals in the economic, financial, and monetary fields.
  8. Providing training courses in areas of specialization mentioned above.
  9. Deep knowledge in data analysis, econometrics, and economic modeling programs.
  10. Fluent in Arabic, English, and French is plus.

The fund offers competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Business Operations Specialist- Buna

Introduction

Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), an Arab regional financial organization headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is seeking to recruit a Business Operations Specialist to join the Regional Payment, Clearing and settlement Organization (Buna) which is wholly owned entity under establishment as a regional organization.

Duties of the Business Operations Specialist include support managing and optimizing the day-to-day activities of Buna by developing and implementing proper policies, initiatives and procedures. Further, they are responsible for managing participants, FHIs and Central Banks’ accounts, and for analyzing performance to ensure participants’ satisfaction and efficient operations. This position will report to Chief of Business Services.

Job Responsibilities

Operational Management

  • Liaise between different internal Buna divisions as well as between participants and BUNA internal teams to achieve efficient system operation
  • Support in developing overall business operations and business continuity strategies
  • Monitor and manage the day-to-day business use of the system for optimum efficiency
  • Present reports and updates on regular basis to Buna head of business operations

Progress & Process Management

  • Support developing standards, policies and procedures for business operations and follow-up on divisions and participants’ compliance
  • Design and develop project plans and budgets to implement new policies, programs, initiatives, and processes to enhance operational efficiency
  • Consult and/or collaborate with other internal/external staff, and/or consultants to successfully implement new or revised policies, programs, and procedures

Quality Assurance & Performance Management

  • Conduct performance evaluation and generate KPI reports
  • Determine trends and variances, and identify inefficiencies and potential enhancement areas
  • Track and analyse important reports such as budgets, operation activity, and division metrics
  • Support establishing and implement short- and long-term goals to ensure projects are successfully completed in a timely and cost-effective manner and meet requirements

Participants/FHIs Management & Customer Support

  • Manage participants accounts, funds and liquidity requirements
  • Manage Buna accounts at FHIs/ Central Banks
  • Support Buna users and customers in day-to-day operational queries
  • Implement customer satisfaction improvement initiatives

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Prior experience in financial services and/or banking sectors
  • Bachelor’s degree from a reputable university preferably in business administration, operations management or a similar field

Skills

  • Knowledge of project planning and management, policy and procedure development and documentation, and customer service
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to effectively communicate by telephone, face to face, and written, including emails
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  • Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism
  • Flexibility and readiness to work beyond regular working hours and as required

Languages

  • Fluent in English
  • Knowledge of Arabic and French is a plus

     

The successful candidate will be offered competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance.

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HR Specialist- Buna

Introduction

Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), an Arab regional financial organization headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is seeking to recruit a HR Specialist to join the Regional Payment, Clearing and settlement Organization (Buna) which is wholly owned entity under establishment as a regional organization.

Duties of the HR Specialist include building Buna’s human resources by developing and implementing the human resources strategy and overseeing & coordinating Buna’s human resources activities, such as recruitment, compensation, labor relations and benefits. This position will report to the Chief of Finance & Administration

In this context, the following sections detail the main job responsibilities, qualifications and skills related to the HR Specialist position:

Job Responsibilities

Strategy and Policy development

  • Develop Buna Human resources strategy
  • Develop, revise, and recommend HR policies and procedures
  • Maintain and revise Buna handbook on policies and procedures
  • Implement strategic organizational change to increase productivity and employee satisfaction

Admin and Planning

  • Maintain Buna directory and other relevant organizational charts
  • Review, approve and monitor Buna HR annual budget
  • Contribute to the development of HR department goals, objectives, and systems
  • Supervise clerical assistant and temporary staffing as needed
  • Participate in administrative staff meetings
  • Present to Buna CEO and Board of Directors as needed

Recruitment and Staffing

  • Oversee recruitment efforts for all employees, including job description development, sourcing, testing, interviewing, hiring and onboarding
  • Oversee new employee orientations and employee relations counseling
  • Maintain the work structure by ensuring job descriptions and requirements are up-to-date, accurate and compliant with relevant laws for all positions
  • Oversee exit interviews

Benefits and Compensation Management

  • Review and approve Buna compensation program
  • Structure competitive benefits packages, and oversee their success
  • Oversee and review results of annual salary surveys

Training and Development

  • Oversee and approve training programs
  • Provide management direction and counselling

Performance Management

  • Develop evaluation and performance management program
  • Lead the implementation of the performance management program
  • Handle investigation and resolution of employee issues, concerns and conflicts

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  • 8+ years of progressive leadership experience in human resources positions
  • Graduate degree from a reputable university preferably in human resources, organization development, psychology or a similar discipline

Skills

  • PHR or SPHR certification is preferred
  • Experience in recruitment, HR management, benefits administration and performance management
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to effectively communicate by telephone, face to face, email and written
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  • Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism
  • Flexibility and readiness to work beyond regular working hours and as required

Languages

  • Fluent in English
  • Knowledge of Arabic and French is a plus

The successful candidate will be offered competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance.

 

 

 

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Transaction Investigator - Buna

Introduction

Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), an Arab regional financial organization headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is seeking to recruit a Transaction Investigator to join the Regional Payment, Clearing and settlement Organization (Buna) which is wholy owned entity under establishment as a regional

Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), an Arab regional financial organization headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is seeking to recruit a Transaction Investigator to join the Regional Payment, Clearing and settlement Organization (Buna) which is wholy owned entity under establishment as a regional organisation.

Duties of the Transaction Investigator include ensuring that activity within the Buna is compliant with pertinent laws, regulations and guidelines including AML / CFT. The job holder is also responsible for investigating suspicious transactions and creating, monitoring, and delivering Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) to Buna’s management. This position will report to the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer.

In this context, the following sections detail the main job responsibilities, qualifications and skills related to the Transaction Investigator position:

Job Responsibilities

Data Analysis and Interpretation

  • Review and analyze transactional data for potential suspicious activity, including those generated from an alert detection processes, subpoenas and warrants, country/corridor reviews, foreign and domestic agent matters, consumer network cases, negative media reports, as well as other sources as applicable
  • Conduct analysis and research of account activity to assess levels of risk and detect fraudulent / non-compliant activity
  • Work effectively with multiple complex data sources and/or technical analytical tools/resources to identify potentially unusual or suspicious activity as defined by AML/CTF/BSA regulations, and industry best practices for AML/CTF/BSA analysis

SuspIcious Activity Reports Development

  • Investigate suspected fraud or other suspicious events and reduce potential loss exposure by being compliant with applicable policies and procedures
  • Review reports and other investigative leads to identify suspicious activity
  • Formulate and recommend responses to potentially suspicious findings, and report such activity to Buna management and to appropriate regulatory authorities as needed
  • Write and file Suspicious Activity Reports and apply appropriate risk mitigation measures, while ensuring appropriate documentation of all research and analysis is conducted in accordance with applicable recordkeeping guidelines
  • Adapt to regulatory changes or emerging industry best practices

Fraud Investigation

  • Assist management in developing and maintaining partnerships with law enforcement agencies to facilitate investigations
  • Complete all investigation outputs, which may include regulatory filing and other mitigation actions
  • Assist with the training of new Investigators and provide support to less-experienced investigators in analyzing customer activity for potential money laundering
  • Provide guidance to Buna management to ensure appropriate actions are taken to mitigate losses and loss exposure
  • Actively support managers, supervisors, and senior analysts with moderately complex AML/Fraud investigations

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  • 3+ years of experience conducting research and investigations related to fraud, anti-money laundering, customer/enhanced due diligence investigation or verifications
  • Prior experience either in preparation of or actual use of SARs (Suspicious Activity Reports) for law enforcement
  • Bachelor’s degree from a reputable university preferably in finance, legal, criminal justice or any relevant field

Skills

  • Relevant certifications (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist [CAMS], Certified Fraud Examiner [CFE], Certified AML and Fraud Professional [CAFP]) are preferred
  • Knowledge of AML/CTF/BSA regulatory requirements, check fraud claims, bank / payment system operations, policies and procedures, suspicious activity reports development, and risk assessment
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to effectively communicate by telephone, face to face, email and written
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  • Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism
  • Flexibility and readiness to work beyond regular working hours and as required

Languages

  • Fluent in English
  • Knowledge of Arabic and French is a plus

     

The successful candidate will be offered competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance.

 

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Risk Specialist- Buna

Introduction

Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), an Arab regional financial organization headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is seeking to recruit a Risk Specialist to join the Regional Payment, Clearing and settlement Organization (Buna) which is wholy owned entity under establishment as a regional organisation.

Duties of the Risk Specialist include implementing and managing the ERM framework and Buna’s corresponding key risk indicators. The job holder is also responsible for performing day-to-day risk assessments and regularly reporting risks and mitigation measures to key management. This position will report to the Chief, Risk and Compliance Officer.

In this context, the following sections detail the main job responsibilities, qualifications and skills related to the risk Specialist position:

Job Responsibilities

Risk Assessment

  • Develop and implement the Risk Management framework: define risk modelling and methodology adapted to Buna’s activities
  • Monitor and analyze risk performance indicators independently, proposing improvements to the risk processes & strategy
  • Develop and deliver risk analysis and insights to enable and promote a risk-informed decision-making mindset within Buna
  • Perform day-to-day risk assessments and report identified risks as well as suggested mitigations
  • Investigate patterns and indicators that emerge which increases the risk exposure of Buna
  • Assesses potential sources of risk events for the business
  • Synthesize risk related information (risk identification, measurement, monitoring, reporting and mitigation) into organizational level reporting
  • Prepare periodic reports to upper management against pre-defined key risk indicators

Risk Mitigation

  • Quantify the risk of fraud and the overall exposure to Buna and deal with the high priorities by monitoring them on an on-going basis
  • Escalate issues in time, to the appropriate level, to avoid any adverse impact on the business
  • Perform compliance controls to make meaningful reductions in Buna’s risk exposure
  • Recommend corrective actions to resolve non-compliance
  • Promote the understanding and awareness of significant risk drivers within the business to key stakeholders

Process Development

  • Produce the risk assessment framework and the corresponding key risk metrics and indicators
  • Analyze business processes and propose optimizing solution
  • Monitor and keep abreast of the payment system, banking, market, capital markets, and credit news in general

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  • 5+ years of experience in risk management with at least 1 year of supervisory experience
  • Prior experience in consumer risk management, banking or financial industry
  • Graduate degree from a reputable university preferably in business, statistics, mathematics, computer science or related field

Skills

  • Knowledge of risk management and modelling, data management and analysis, compliance, banking and payment systems, financial and statistical analysis
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to effectively communicate by telephone, face to face, email and written
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  • Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism
  • Flexibility and readiness to work beyond regular working hours and as required

Languages

  • Fluent in English
  • Knowledge of Arabic and French is a plus

The successful candidate will be offered competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance.

 

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Fixed Income Dealer

The Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), is an Arab regional organization based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Its main objective is laying monetary foundations of Arab economic integration and accelerating the process of economic development in all Arab Countries. AMF is seeking to recruit a “Dealer, Fixed Income” in the Investment Department.


Job Purpose:

Act as a member of the fixed income unit and work with other colleagues in the treasury division by assisting to manage the surplus liquidity through deployment of funds in fixed income instruments and monitoring of the assigned investment portfolios.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide bonds investment services to all investment portfolios through selecting and executing suitable bonds investment in accordance to the relevant investment objectives of each portfolio

 

  • Monitor the AMF's bonds portfolios through daily reviewing the valuation, performance, interest rates, maturity, characteristics and risk parameters relative to benchmarks in order to secure the timely identification of any potential discrepancies, define their causes and recommend the appropriate course of action and available solutions.

 

  • Continuously monitor the downgrade/upgrade of the bonds holdings and report exceptions and ensure the system is updated.

     

  • Generate reports on bonds portfolios managed by the AMF.

     

  • Carry out any other work assignments relevant to the Division.

Education:

• Bachelor Degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or Investment Management 

   from a reputable university.

• Professional designation of CFA is preferable. Professional dealing certificate is an advantage.

 

Experience:

  • 3 years of experience in fixed income investment management.

Skills:

Qualifications and practical experience and skills.

  • Ability to follow and comply with work related policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Data Gathering & Analysis skills
  • Knowledge of PC and Microsoft office applications
  • Ability to follow and comply with work policies, procedures, and processes
  • Letters, correspondence, and report writing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and plan for own work schedule
  • Professional use of spread sheets and Bloomberg, Reuters and data services
  • Investment research and studies skills
  • Securities analysis and modeling Skills
  • understanding of financial markets
  • Credit Analysis skills
  • Bonds dealing skills
  • Arabic and English language skills.

 

The Fund offers competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance.

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Communications Specialist- Arab Regional Payment System (ARPS)

Introduction

As the implementation phase of the Arab Regional Payment System (ARPS) project picks up momentum, we are looking for a responsible Communications Specialist to join our founding team. Duties of the Communications Specialist include planning, implementing and managing all media & public relations, content creation and digital activities for the ARPS’ project. This position will report to ARPS Project Director.

In this context, the following sections detail the main qualifications, skills and responsibilities related to this position:

Job Responsibilities

Communications

  • Oversee and hold accountability for the overall communications operations
  • Develop annual Communication Plan across digital, PR and campaign streams to govern ARPS public relations and media interaction activities in coordination with ARPS Leadership
  • Manage agency selection process including reviewing and evaluation of proposals and assisting ARPS Leadership Team in selecting and approving PR & Communication and other supporting outlets/ agencies
  • Assist in the execution of ARPS media activities in coordination with external strategic communications partners agencies and the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF)
  • Continuously measure and evaluate all communication management and execution processes strive for cost effectiveness and continuous improvement
  • Perform any other related office administration functions and tasks as assigned

PR & Media

  • Manage relationships with and performance of media, PR & Communication and other relevant agency partners
  • Contribute to the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of section systems, processes and practices taking into account international best practice, improvement of business processes, cost reduction and productivity improvement
  • Develop professional relationships with local and international newspapers, television channels and other media communications partners
  • Maintain a database of journalists and media representatives locally and internationally and ensure regular updating of the database
  • Identify, buy and oversee media buying process including advertising
  • Draft guidelines and templates for all external communication activities
  • Manage the production and execution of all PR & Media communications activities including speeches, press kits, press interviews and press conferences
  • Assist in coordinating conferences and other media events organized by ARPS to increase the visibility of the system
  • Issue media releases (e.g. articles, press releases) on behalf of ARPS in English, Arabic, French or any other languages and advise on the accompanying pictures, videos, animations and graphics
  • Support crisis communication activities through assisting in the development of specific scenario-based crisis response plans and providing critical communications assistance during crises
  • Advise on latest tools, metrics and techniques, trends and best practices for media relations
  • Conduct industry related research to develop content that will help ARPS deliver its intended message through media campaigns and other individual communication activities
  • Manage incoming queries and prepare responses to questions posed by the media, individuals or other external parties to ARPS leadership
  • Analyze and assess reports on the performance of all online marketing campaigns (e.g. traffic volume evolution, sales conversion rate etc.) in order to ensure visibility on their return on investment

Digital & Creative

  • Create ideas that can be used across various platforms to support campaigns
  • Design basic digital assets based on ARPS branding guidelines
  • Prepare design plans and ARPS website structure
  • Design ARPS website, sample pages, and content
  • Collaborate with web developers to build and test ARPS website
  • Conceptualize, design, and produce digital material in line with design principles and esthetics
  • Maintain the appearance of websites by enforcing content standards
  • Main appearance of digital platforms and supervise content published on them by enforcing content standards
  • Design and develop digital layouts, graphics, animation and videos
  • Design, build and maintain our social media presence and social media updates

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  • 5+ years of experience in journalism, graphic design, communications and/or public relations
  • Graduate from a recognized university with a degree in marketing communications, journalism, media, public relations or a similar discipline

Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Proficient in digital media engineering, visual communication and design
  • Proficient in graphic design software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other visual design tools.
  • Proficient in front-end development web programming languages such as HTML and CSS, JQuery, and JavaScript.
  • Proficient in common content management solutions
  • Working knowledge of media and public relations management
  • Creative thinking with an impressive conceptual outlook and ability to produce original ideas
  • Multiple disciplined, dynamice and ready to embrace multiple roles required
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to effectively communicate by telephone, face to face, email and written
  • Confident and ready to share and present ideas internally and externally
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  • Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism
  • Flexibility and readiness to work beyond regular working hours and as required

Languages

  • Native Arabic Speaker
  • Fluent in English and Knowledge of French language is a plus
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Database Administrator

Arab Monetary Fund, a regional organization based in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), with the objective of laying monetary foundations of Arab economic integration and accelerating the process of economic development in Arab Countries. AMF is seeking applications from qualified candidates for the position of Database Administrator.

 Specific duties and responsibilities:

• Install, configure and upgrade database serves

• Plan and review database storage requirements

 • Manage and implement patches and fixes to database

• Convert / migrate data across system

 • Design and implement necessary modifications to enable databases accommodate newly introduced structures or changes

 • Comply with standards and policies and procedures

• Maintain database integrity and security

• Manage database users and responsibilities

• Monitor growth and health of database and tune their performance

• Support development team and other users in relevant issues

• Plan and manage database availability

• Define and implement database backup policies

• Manage database archives • Restore database when necessary

• Generate relevant reports

Skills:

  • Character:
  • Innovative
  • Focused and energetic
  • Responsible.
  • Positive attitude
  • Committed Disciplined
  • Growth potential

 Qualifications:

 • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, MIS or other related business specialization from a reputed university is a must. Preference for Master’s degrees, and or professional qualifications in Oracle products.

 • No less than ten years of solid relevant experience mainly in database and systems administration in Oracle environment and applications for banking, investments, statistics, and HR preferably in financial organizations. Skills: • An employee in this job classification is expected to have adequate communication skills and technical expertise to engage and cooperate with operations and development teams.

 • The database administrator is also expected to enable and support development and maintenance teams in relevant database activities.

 • Ability to provide technical advice and participate in departmental and organization wide studies and research to assist in planning, coordinating, evaluating and implementing IT projects as the need arises.

 • Good command of Arabic and English.

The Fund offers competitive terms of service in accordance with applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance. Only shortlisted will be contacted.

 

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Chief, Treasury Division

The Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), is an Arab regional organization based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Its main objective is laying monetary foundations of Arab economic integration and accelerating the process of economic development in all Arab Countries. AMF is seeking to recruit a “ Chief, Treasury Division ” in the Investment Department.

Job Purpose:

Manage the Treasury Division to ensure that AMF own funds and funds entrusted to the AMF are invested according to the AMF policy guidelines in order to achieve the AMF investment objectives.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Achieve the treasury division objectives through managing performance, developing and motivating staff.
  • Initiate improvements to the treasury and investment policies and monitor the implementation of the relevant treasury policies, procedures and controls covering all areas of treasury activities.
  • Supervise the implementation of research ideas, investment tactics and strategies.
  • Manage the surplus liquidity through optimal deployment of funds within the framework of the Treasury policy, procedures and plans, and strengthen the financial positioning of the Fund through the effective management of treasury activities.
  • Monitor and plan daily cash flow of the investment funds for all portfolios to ensure adequate executions of assets and liabilities in line with investment plan.
  • Ensure that all portfolios managed by the Fund are in compliance with the approved investment policies and guidelines.
  • Monitor the AMF's portfolios through regularly reviewing the valuation, performance, characteristics and risk parameters relative to benchmarks in order to secure the timely identification of any potential discrepancies and rectify them.
  • Stay up-to-date with financial markets developments, in order to consider the implications of these markets movements on the Fund’s future investment activities and make informed decision regarding the allocation of the investment resources for the managed portfolios.
  • Select the appropriate investment opportunities through utilizing the analysis, research and due-diligence reports of investment management firms, banks and other external financial institutions in order to identify the appropriate investment allocation.
  • Contribute to building and managing effective business relationships with member countries to enhance the level and scope of business cooperation.
  • Manage the investments associated risks
  • Recommend continuous improvement to the division systems, processes and practices taking into account 'international best practice', changes in international standards and changes in the financial markets and business environment.

 

Qualifications and Practical Experience:

  1. Candidate should be of Arab origin.
  2. Bachelor Degree in Finance, Business Administration, or investment Management from a reputable and recognized university.
  3. Master degree in Finance or investment Management. Professional qualification of CFA or equivalent from a recognized international institution is preferable. Professional dealing certificate is also an advantage.
  4. 12 years of experience in investment management with at least 5 years of experience at a similar level.

 

Skills:

  • Good knowledge in the implementation of policies & procedures
  • Strong financial management skills
  • Professional use of spread sheets and Bloomberg, Reuters and data services
  • Strong reports writing skills
  • Strong investment research and studies skills
  • Strong securities analysis and modeling Skills
  • Strong understanding of financial markets
  • Strong portfolio management skills
  • Strong credit Analysis skills
  • Strong risk Management skills
  • Arabic and English language skills

The fund offers competitive terms of service in accordance with the applicable employment policy, which includes tax free salary, housing allowance, furniture allowance, air tickets, education allowance, and life & medical insurance.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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