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Loan Management Officer at the OPEC Fund for International Development

The OPEC Fund for International Development is a multilateral development finance institution established in 1976. Our 12 Member Countries are:  Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Loan Management Officer

Location: Austria

Job Profile

  • The Loan Management Officer is responsible for planning and executing disbursements, issuing collection and settlements, posting loan repayments, interest income, and other relevant fees, non-performing loans, and maintaining accurate records of transactions in the loan accounts, all in accordance with the institutional strategy and framework.

Duties and Responsibilities
Monitoring and Review:

  • Reviews and validates financial terms and conditions of loans, guarantees and grants.
  • Ensures timely and accurate update of data pertinent to loan terms and conditions in the information systems; prepare loan-billing statements for front-end fees and other origination fees.
  • Verifies the application of arrears sanctions in accordance to the Fund’s policy.
  • Reviews withdrawal applications to ensure compliance with the Fund’s disbursement procedures and contractual obligations prior to payment.
  • Initiates the execution of outgoing payments for loan disbursements, equity investments, and grants.
  • Verifies that disbursements are promptly and correctly posted in the information system; prepares loan statements, and advice on debit/credit, among others, where necessary, for use by the borrowers.
  • Determines applicable interest rate for floating rate loans and issues interest rate setting notice.
  • Completes periodic reconciliation of SAP/CML loan subsidiary accounts with the general ledger, as well as follow up on all outstanding items.
  • Manages the issuance, amendment and cancellation of reimbursement guarantees to commercial banks in consultation with the Fund’s General Counsel & Legal Services and Operations Departments.
  • Analyzes, reviews, and timely issues loan claim letters to borrowers.
  • Tracks repayments due and reconcile allocation of incoming payments through Fund’s accounts and the respective postings in the relevant loan account registry.
  • Identifies follows up and reports loans in arrears.

Reporting:

  • Prepares standard and ad-hoc financial reports.

Coordination:

  • Coordinates with relevant departments, units and officers to ensure the correctness and consistency of data in the information system.
  • Cooperates with the Operations Departments to ensure that the impact of new financial products on financial operations is duly considered prior to implementation.
  • Participates in cross-departmental projects.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Finance / Business, majoring in Accounting, Financial Control, Business Administration or other relevant fields
  • Preference for a recognized accounting / finance certification such as the CA or CPA
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience
  • Preferably 2 – 3 years of experience in an international development institution
  • Fluent in English. Good working knowledge of French, Arabic, German or Spanish is an added advantage.

Competencies:

  • Strong analytical thinking: Ability to use complex analytical techniques to break down problems into pieces and see the complex relationship among them, develop alternatives and calculates the cost/benefit analysis.
  • Team player & demonstrate leadership: ability to value and encourage other members to actively participate in the team
  • Ability to define priorities and set targets, to take decisions based on these and to evaluate the effectiveness of the decisions taken
  • Knowledge of financial accounting; knowledge of exchange rate policies; knowledge of taxation and the design of fiscal regimes for resource extraction
  • A good understanding of the Fund’s operations (particularly the areas of public and private sector, grants operations and trade financing)
  • Proven track record of debt relief and concession issues & put it into excellence in execution and performance
  • Familiar with SAP-CML Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems with a high degree of integration.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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