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  • Posted: Nov 3, 2022
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    Obsidian Achernar helps eliminate boundaries by tailoring currency services for both importers and exporters including hedging. Obsidian Achernar has expertise in brokerage and market making for Government Bonds across Africa.
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    Commodities Broker

    About the Role

    • The candidate is to focus on investing in sort after agricultural products such as cashew, pear, cannabis and others.
    •  He/She would be involved in a day-to-day buying and selling of these products on behalf of his clients often driven by expected economic trends or arbitrage opportunities in the commodities markets.
    • In addition, he/she would monitor market trends and factors that affect supply, including weather conditions and foreign exchange rates since the contracts you execute influence their employer's inventory and profitability.

    Job Description

    • Agreeing on buying or selling prices at optimal levels for clients.
    • Make bids or offers to buy or sell commodities.
    • Aggregate the purchase and sale of commodities between a buyer and a seller.
    • Secure a list of well-equipped buyers and sellers both local and international for the smooth brokering of commodities.
    • Develop or maintain supplier or customer relationships.
    • Devise trading, option, or hedge strategies.
    • Identify opportunities or develop channels for purchase or sale of securities or commodities.
    • Provide adequate pricing structure indicating profit margins of trades to be executed.
    • Responsible for researching on a commodity with regards to price volatility, trade policies, environmental factors, government measures, agribusiness, political developments or supply and demand changes.
    • Inform other traders, managers, or customers of market conditions, including volume, price, competition, or dynamics.
    • Process paperwork for special orders, including margin or option purchases.
    • Receive sales order tickets and inspect forms to determine accuracy of information.
    • Review transactions to ensure conformance to regulations.
    • Write or sign sales order confirmation forms to record or approve security transactions.
    • Make transportation arrangements for sold or purchased commodities.
    • Reconcile account-related statements, such as quarterly or annual statements or confirmations.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    • Demonstrated ability in securing major deals from individuals, corporations, foundations and other sources.
    • Good with numbers
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Ability to conduct research, gather data, analyze information and prepare effective, accurate and timely reports and other documents to support development objectives.
    • Database management skills.
    • Ability to organize, prioritize and schedule work assignments.
    • Ability to be adept in negotiating business deals and making sound decisions that benefit the company
    • Ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
    • Meeting monthly assigned target by Management.


    Educational Background

    • Minimum First Degree in Agribusiness, Marketing, Statistics, Finance, Mathematics, Accounting or Economics
    • An MBA or MSC in the fields above would be an added advantage                  
    • Work Experience: 2 years Minimum in working with an excellent Commodities Trading Institution as a Commodities Trader/Broker.

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    Research Analyst (NSP)

    Job Purpose:  

    • The individual’s duties include aligning methodologies with research goals, using a range of tools to acquire information and interpret data, writing up reports and presenting findings and schedules to management and other stakeholders, identifying trends and patterns, conducting fieldwork and tests when required, as well as protecting databases and confidential information.
    • You should be able to deliver presentations and communicate effectively at all levels.
    • In addition to that, you should be very resourceful and demonstrate excellent time management and patience and must be passionate about their subject matter and able to meet strict deadlines.

    Job Description

    • Interpreting research specifications and developing a work plan that satisfies requirements.
    • Conducting desktop research, and using books, journal articles, newspaper sources, questionnaires, surveys, polls, and interviews to gather data.
    • Analyzing and interpreting patterns and trends.
    • Recording findings by taking written notes and using appropriate software.
    • Maintaining and protecting electronic databases.
    • Assisting management with budget and time schedules.
    • Anticipating research issues and promptly resolving them.
    • Promptly reporting any problems to the relevant stakeholders.
    • Following a strict code of ethics and protecting any confidential information at all times.
    • Writing proposals and delivering presentations when required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    • Having IT skills.
    • Being able to think visually.
    • Having interpersonal skills.
    • Being detail-oriented.
    • Being proactive and having problem solving skills.
    • Being persistent and patient.
    • Being able to develop original research agendas.                             
    • Strong statistical and mathematical aptitude and advanced analytical skills.                              
    • Practical experience in database management.                          
    • Attention to detail and exceptional written, verbal, and telephonic communication skills.

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    HR Officer

    Job Purpose:

    • We are looking for an exceptional HR Officer who is able to hit the ground running and provide platinum support to HR Management.
    • The role will be extremely varied and will require someone who is enthusiastic and resilient. This involves being assertive yet agile in how you solve problems.
    • This role will be essential in executing our ambitious HR strategy, helping us grow effectively, whilst looking after our people and ensuring we stay organised.
    • We are looking for an innovator who is comfortable thinking about improving our processes as we grow.

    Job Description

    • Acting as the first point of contact for all HR matters and managing the HR mailbox and escalating to the relevant person
    • Coordinating the on-boarding activities including, sending contract, references request and sending all relevant documents
    • Orchestrating the induction process for new joiners on a regular basis for all new starters
    • Updating BambooHR with new starters, changes and leavers
    • Management of improving and enhancing the Probation process. Providing coaching for managers and employees alike for the entire probation process
    • Supporting with note taking in employee relation matters including investigations, disciplinary, grievance and performance management
    • Advising managers on low level employee relation cases such as absence and lateness
    • Maintaining a case management of all trackers of all employee relations matters
    • Facilitating Employee Relation workshops alongside the HR Manager
    • Assisting with updating and enhancing all policies and procedures in alignment to the relevant employment legislation
    • Supporting on the Annual Performance Review Process in terms of communication and providing managers with support
    • Assisting the HR manager with any in-house trainings where necessary
    • Working with external training providers where necessary to support with any skills gaps or development for the workforce
    • Supporting with recruitment for new hires including requisition approval, advertising, screening, interviews, assessment centres and offer management
    • Ownership of benefits administration end-to-end ensuring timely and accurate processing
    • Assisting the HR manager with payroll collation on a monthly basis
    • Supporting with overall company org chart and departmental org charts
    • Conducting Exit Interviews and track the feedback making recommendations to HRD/HRM as necessary
    • Keeping the intranet up to date and engaging
    • Assisting with HR projects including culture and well-being initiatives

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    • A degree holder in Psychology, Human Resources or Business Studies
    • Minimum 2 years work experience within HR
    • Experience preferably within complex financial services or similar organization
    • Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
    • Data-driven with an ability to translate analytics into insights and actions
    • Naturally proactive when it comes to looking ahead, pre-empting and resolving issues. Exceptional organizational, planning, prioritization skills and the ability to work under pressure.
    • Excellent IT Skills i.e. advanced Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel skills as well
    • Adheres to confidentiality

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