20 Nov 2023

General Manager at Abay Bank S.C

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Job Description

Abay Bank S.C is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and is part of the Depository Credit Intermediation Industry. Abay Bank S.C has 2,000 employees at this location and generates $37.97 million in sales (USD). (Employees figure is estimated).

Job Summary

The responsibility of the General Manager includes organizing, monitoring, and managing the Association’s daily operations. Following the discretion granted to the general manager on the Articles of Association of EIFFPA and the guidance to be provided by the Executive Committee, the general manager makes all managerial decisions. The association’s interest free finance related training will be coordinated, led, and in some instances will be delivered by the general manager. In accordance with the articles of association, the general manager will also assume any extra duties and responsibilities allocated by the Executive Committee

Key performance Area


  • Develop the annual activity plans and set targets for the association, which will ensure EIFFPA to be the leading promoter of interest-free Finance in Ethiopia
  • Develops the partnership and membership strategies, processes and systems to meet the needs of the affluent stakeholders with the most economic deployment of human and financial resources.
  • Participates in the formulation of EIFFPA strategy, operating plans, policies, procedure and in key organizational decisions.
  • Develops and ensure that the EIFFPA operation supports the successful achievement of the association strategic objectives as part of management team.
  • Keeps abreast of local and global best practices in Islamic Finance and make recommendations to the Executive Committee on how this impacts the association and its objectives.
  • Demonstrates ownership and communicate the association strategic direction and objectives to all staff.
  • Participates in monitoring organization wide performance to ensure objectives and targets are achieved.


  • Identify the Industry training demand and develop annual training schedule and establish relevant training schedules.
  • Prepare and deliver various requests/proposals to different individuals or institutions as needed.
  • Recruit, Organize, Coordinate and deliver as per the schedule.
  • Regularly update his/her knowledge regarding the industry and deliver some of the training.
  • Establish partnership with relevant stakeholders to satisfy the training needs of Interest Free Finance Industry.
  • Identify the training gap and need of the association members and organize relevant trainings to maintain their continuous professional development (CPD) goals.

Strategy, Process and procedure

  • Participates on the development and implementation of strategies, policies, and procedures to achieve the association strategic objectives.
  • Assume direct responsibility for process improvement to deliver efficient and timely service to its stakeholder.
  • Establishes and maintain proper expense controls in order to stay within budget and explain any significant variances.

Partnership and Membership dealings 

  • Originates, maintains and develops relationships in the Islamic Financing Arena
  • Collaborates with local and international partners to provide comprehensive solutions to stakeholders needs.
  • Participates in community organisations and activities to enhance the association image/brand and develop additional referral sources.
  • Oversees the establishment of partnership opportunities with alliance partner’s and members those working on Islamic finance and related to it.
  • Leads the planning, managing and execution of the association events.
  • Monitor, on an on-going basis, information concerning the Islamic Finance and staff performance.
  • Develops Membership and partnership Value Proposition for the success of the association.
  • Deepens the current Industry wide Islamic Finance relationships and delivers cross-selling income generating services.
  • Develops a network of members and undertake proactive communication activities to attract new members.

Leadership and people management 

  • Identifies, develops, deploys and retains talented staff including completing performance appraisals, personal development and succession plans effectively and on time in accordance with the established performance management system.
  • Ensures collaboration amongst the staff with other relevant stakeholders for the purpose of cultivating collective responsibility to achieve the association objectives

Internal Relationships

  • Executive Committee
  • The Association Staff and management members
  • Members of the association

External Relationships

  • Islamic Finance organizations
  • External Partners
  • Institutional members
  • Islamic Finance Industry forums in Ethiopia and other African countries and worldwide.

Job Requirement

Minimum Qualifications : MA or BA degree in business administration, Management, Economics, and/or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Sharia, specifically Islamic Finance Principles.
  • Experience in Interest Free Finance (Banking, Takaful or MFI)
  • Exposure in technology usage and in handling digital or automated processes.


  • For MA degree – At least 8 years of relevant experience of which 3 years in a supervisory capacity.
  • For BA degree – At least 10 years of relevant experience of which 5 years in a supervisory capacity.

Method of Application

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to :
Head Office Zequala Complex Located around Bambis in front of NOC Gas station and Dire Dawa District Office.

Closing Date : 24 November. 2023


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