Overview

Head of Desk (Fintech/Cryptocurrency)
Job TypeFull Time
QualificationBA/BSc/HND
Experience4 – 7 years
LocationNairobi
Job FieldFinance / Accounting / Audit
Are you an entrepreneurially minded individual that has a keen interest in crypto assets, fintech and startups?

Then we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Our client, an exciting global cryptocurrency platform and OTC brokerage is seeking to employ a Head of Desk – Africa to join their rapidly growing team in Kenya. You will head up the African based trading/dealing desk.

The ideal individual will be someone with a network in the African crypto-asset ecosystem who can build relationships and partnerships with multiple trading counterparties as we execute on our African roadmap.

Working Hours: Crypto is a 24/7 market and will require non-traditional working hours (outside of normal 8:00-17:00) and the occasional weekend shift.

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Economics, and/or related field.
  • Fluent in English with strong analytical ability.
  • CFA would be an advantage.
  • 4-7 years’ experience working for a regulated financial institution (bank or broker-dealer), fintech or crypto-asset business.
  • Cryptoasset trading experience (personally or professionally) will be advantageous.
    Key Skills:
  • Analytical & numerical skills.
  • Able to multitask while quickly processing and reacting to new information.
  • Ability to think conceptually while effectively executing day to day trading responsibilities.
  • Strong communication and networking skills.
  • Building relationships and partnerships.
    Responsibilities:
  • Overseeing all aspects of the day-to-day management of the African trading desk and implementing/managing the entire trading workflow.
  • Provide timely and accurate execution of trades (FX & crypto) for the company’s corporate clients.
  • Working closely with the Global Head of Trading to source and manage trading counterparty relationships in Africa.
  • Taking responsibility for the African desks net trading revenue.
  • Developing and implementing new risk management frameworks, processes, and best practices.
  • Identifying & analyzing trading opportunities across core African markets (arbitrage etc.)
  • Overseeing and reporting on trading activities (volumes & margins) for the African region.
  • Identifying opportunities to streamline business processes and systems.
  • Working with several key stakeholders in the business on new/existing projects
    Personal Characteristics
  • A high level of integrity and a sound work ethic. Ambitious and keen to work hard with high energy levels.
  • Independent and open-minded.
  • Attention to detail with the aptitude and interest to quickly understand the details and be prepared to ‘roll-up sleeves’ when necessary. Must be a team player.
  • Ability to think conceptually while effectively executing day to day trading responsibilities.
  • Must be numerate and analytical.
  • Must be “hungry” to assume the opportunity and excited to “step up” into the role.

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About Black Pen Recruitment

Black Pen Recruitment is South Africa’s #1 recruitment consulting firm specialised in BPO services, foreign language recruitment and staffing solutions and immigration services. With our outstanding experience in the BPO industry and our own in-house immigration division, we will find the right candidates for foreign language specialist positions as well as immigration solutions for foreign employees.