Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Job Vacancy for a Trade Operations Officer (Guarantee & Open Account Finance)

Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria – We attract talented individuals. Not only can they give you the benefit of their experience, they also reveal a closer, more personal look at the wide range of global opportunities we offer. At the core of the Group’s people strategy is our focus on employee engagement. Engagement is a key driver of productivity and performance, which creates the foundation of our performance culture. We encourage and focus on the behaviours that bring out the very best from every employee, assessing their performance not just on results but on how those results were achieved. To further embed these behaviours we have a remuneration programme in place, carefully designed to incentivise our employees to live our values every day.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Trade Operations Officer (Guarantee & Open Account Finance)

Job ID: 510915
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Regular/Temporary: Permanent
Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Descriptions

  • Ensure that trade related products/applications/documents against laid down procedures, policies and services standard and key controls standard.
  • Ensure processing of OTP products
  • Ensure operation safety for all products under your supervision
  • Ensure products are processed in line with local regulatory requirement and applicable international practices
  • Ensure compliance of all internal procedures and operational controls
  • Ensure processing of Bonds and guarantees

Key Roles and Responsibilities
Issuance of Bonds and Guarantees:

  • Ensure that applications received are processed within the agreed SLA
  • Advice inability to process immediately to stakeholders
  • Amendment request should be processed within the agreed SLA

Processing Of OTP Products:

  • Ensure that applications received are processed within the agreed SLA
  • Advice inability to process immediately to stakeholders
  • Ensure settlement  request should be processed within the agreed SLA


  • Review and monitor IMEX report for control and completion
  • Review and monitor OTP report for control and completion
  • Prepare and forward to finance monthly Loss report and all outstanding report.
  • Completion of daily copman checks


  • Maintain comprehensive register for all products
  • Ensure that errors are tracked and updated
  • Ensure that monthly statistics for KPI are provided promptly
  • Ensure that necessary clarification , enquiry from the GSSC are provided promptly

Money Laundering:

  • Ensure alertness to the risk of money laundering and assist in the bank’s effort in combating it by adhering to the key principles in relation to:
    • Identifying customers, knowing customers, reporting suspicions,
    • Safeguarding records and not disclosing suspicions to customers.
  • Ensure my staffs are trained in combating money laundering.

Operational Risk:

  • To assist GTO in the creation and sustenance of a strong operational risk control environment by undertaking periodic self-assessment of key controls to assess the proper functioning and adequacy of existing controls and assist in coordinating, facilitating and promoting the understanding of operational risk and implementation and management of OR within the unit

Health and Safety:

  • Responsible for the health and safety aspects within your area of control.
  • Ensure that the contractors working in own area or working for the team work in a safe & healthy manner.
  • Work in a healthy and safe manner;
  • Encourage others to work in a healthy and safe manner;
  • Report all accidents and incidents; and
  • Bring to the attention of the management any hazard in the workplace.
  • Take reasonable care for the health and safety of co-workers and those who may be affected by own actions or omissions;
  • Co-operate with Management to support and promote Health and safety in the workplace;
  • Ensure that own actions do not put others at risk;

Key Relationships (Internal)

  • Managers, Peers and Subordinates in Trade Services – Hub and Spoke
  • Head, Trade Operations; Head Wholesale Banking Operation; Head Technology & Operations
  • Relationship Managers, Credit Risk and Control
  • Internal Legal counsel.
  • Global Market

Key Relationships (External)

  • Trade & Exchange Dept – Central Bank of Nigeria
  • Economic and Financial Crime Commission
  • Inspection Agents
  • Risk and Scanning Agents
  • Nigerian Deposit & Insurance Company
  • National Drug Law Enforcement Agents

Qualifications and Skills

  • A University Degree.
  • Good working knowledge of the Bank’s products and services.
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Good PC skills.
  • Five (5) years experience in the trade operations
  • Knowledge of risks and local Laws relating to Trade

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should
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