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POSITION INFORMATION

Position Title

Senior associate, Rates\ FX strategist.

Division

CFO

Section

Economic Research

Department

Business Strategy

 

 

 

 

 

JOB PURPOSE

State General Reserve Fund Research division provides investment recommendations by generating fundamental research and analysis of economies, markets and industries. The research analysts help portfolio managers achieve superior returns by seeking to develop creative, differentiated investment insights and ideas. The team focuses on the intersection between economics and financial markets across a wide class of assets including equities, fixed income/credit and currencies.

 

From macroeconomic forecasts to asset class and sector analysis, our team develops tools and insights to help shape investment strategies for the fund. Our analysts work on research in macroeconomics, fixed-income, currency, and commodities markets to identify game-changing insights. In addition to support the public markets team, we also provide research and insights to private equity and real estate teams.

 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Analyzing rates and FX markets and publishing detailed reports on key trends in these markets as well as trade recommendations.
  • Build and maintain valuation models to be used in the investment decision making process.
  • Develop asset allocation framework in relation to the rates and FX markets.
  • Present research views to a wide range of senior clients.
  • Establish strong relationships with the Firm’s analysts and investment managers to identify top-down investment opportunities for the fund.
  • Contribute to the macroeconomic dialogue and culture of the team and Firm.
  • Contribute to ad-hoc reports and research as and when requested.
  • Support overall asset allocation through analysing major and emerging trends in different asset classes
  • Assist the senior manager in delivering detailed research reports to the investment committee and relevant departments.
  • Assist junior team members with direction, administrative and technical support.
  • Handle other tasks and assignments as requested

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION & REQUIREMENTS

Educational Qualifications

Bachelor degree in Economics or Finance.

Higher education is an advantage

Professional Qualifications

Specialization related certification such as CFA is preferred.

Work Experience

A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.

Ideal candidate would have background analysing rates and fixed income and FX markets.

Languages

Excellent English language verbal and written communication skills; other language skills is a plus.

Computer Skills

Proficiency with MS Office is essential. Experience with business related software such as Eviews is desirable.

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE

Senior Specialist, Content Development

DEPARTMENT

Corporate Communications

REPORTS TO

Manager Corporate Communications

Function

Publications & Content Management

 

 

 

 

 

JOB PURPOSE

To prepare contents and editorials for SGRF’s full range of communication channels including newsletter, , intranet, brochures, and posters etc. Contents include write-ups about SGRF’s achievements, aspirations, policies, performance updates, key initiatives and activities.

 

Responsible for developing, and copywriting SGRF’s newsletters, and monthly highlights.

Work with functions, teams, line management and focal points to develop and prepare editorials for internal communication.

DIMENSIONS: 1 staff (Trainee)

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Develop contents & ideas for SGRF’s various communications vehicles including Newsletters, Bulletins, and Announcements
  • Prepare press release, manuscript, write-ups for corporate collaterals
  • Copywrite the communication items
  • Plan and edit the contents of SGRF’s newsletter
  • Ensure the staff adherence to guidelines, policies, processes associated with internal communications.
  • Review and update contents of the website and other online communication channels
  • Support other SGRF functions in content development and review
  • Support the Corporate Communications Manager in planning and executing the department business plans and KPIs

CHALLENGES:

The work involves planning, managing, monitoring and co-ordinating with a wide range of internal communications. The overall aim is to build stakeholders understanding and engagement in an industry that continues change. This is the key challenge of the role.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University Graduate or equivalent
  • Minimum of 8 years practical experience in editing’s and content creation
  • Interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Strong presentation skills

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Strong understanding of Internal Communications best practices
  • Strong media relations
  • Strong command of both written and spoken Arabic & English
  • Good creative directing skills
Job Description

POSITION INFORMATION

Position Title

Senior Associate

Position Code

 

Division

CEO Office

Department

Legal

 

 

 

 

 

JOB PURPOSE

Responsible for providing a comprehensive legal advisory services to SGRF in order to ensure adequate and cost effective protection of all areas within SGRF from legal risk.

Roles & Responsibilities

Supporting the Director of the legal department in the delivery of his/her duties including the following matters:

  • Develop and execute appropriate legal strategies and solutions to facilitate SGRF’s commercial objectives while mitigating any associated legal risks.
  • Review and understand all SGRF relevant regulations such as Royal Decrees and its amendments, Ministerial Orders and any local laws.
  • Provide analysis to and counsel senior management on legal compliance issues relating to all areas of SGRF’s operations on matters arising in Oman and international jurisdictions that SGRF invests in.
  • Work closely with business units advising on broad range of legal matters, including investments, litigation, regulatory, employment law and other legal matters.
  • Assist in the development of the overall legal framework for SGRF, in line with existing local regulations, Sultani Decree and government policies and Ministerial orders. The framework should include relevant policies and procedures including process flow charts.
  • Act as a focal point in dealing with external lawyers by selecting and recommending appointment of all external legal counsel, managing and co-ordinating the use of their services including effectively managing legal costs within agreed technical and cost parameters.
  • Work with external counsel as appropriate to:
  • Prepare legal advice, documents and contracts, including transactional documents and assist in the negotiations as required by the relevant deal team or management.
  • Provide legal assessments, interpretations, recommendations and representation to the management on day-to-day operational matters, which will include all investment transactions, vendor service contracts, joint venture agreements, third party outsourcing contracts, etc.
  • Provide legal advice on actual or anticipated litigation issues and work with external legal counsel and assist as appropriate.
  • Assist, as required by the business heads, in the legal due diligence of direct investment transactions (including real estate, private equity, and corporate) involving participation in or acquisitions and divestitures on the part of SGRF from structuring through to execution.
  • Flag legal issues for business resolution and propose alternatives and recommend solutions to achieve business objectives and minimize legal risk.
  • Compile standard SGRF documents such as terms of Business, Non-Disclosure and confidentiality agreements, and contract and term sheets, etc.
  • Provide “on the job” training for 1-2 Omani lawyers who will be reporting directly to the legal counsel. Set an adequate development plan for the said staff.
  • Ensure that all SGRF management is regularly updated with any relevant changes to the local and international laws and regulations where applicable to SGRF.
  • Review the current SGRF disciplinary procedures and ensure that it complies with local labour law/civil service law (as the case may be).
  • Act as a custodian of all local laws and regulations. Handles related assignments as required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION & REQUIREMENTS

Educational Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in law

Professional Qualifications

Qualified to act in home jurisdiction is essential.

Work Experience

A minimum of 8 years of related work experience

Languages

Fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

Computer Skills

Proficiency with MS Office is essential. Experience with business related software is desirable.

                 

 

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

Behavioural Competencies

Proficiency Level

Core

Results/ Achievement Orientation

Advanced

Analytical Thinking

Advanced

Leadership

Strategic Communication

Proficient

Visionary & Strategic Direction

Proficient

Action Management

Proficient

Decision Making

Advanced

Technical Competencies

Proficiency Level

Portfolio Management

Proficient

Asset Management

Advanced

Risk Management

Advanced

Asset Allocation

Proficient

Personnel & Employee Relations

Proficient

Government Affairs

Advanced

Job Description


POSITION INFORMATION

Position Title

 

Projects Manager

 

Function/Department

Real Estate

 


 

 

 

JOB PURPOSE

The Projects Manager to engage in all aspects of the projects strategy, being fully responsible for the development from inception through to delivery of the Project.  This would include all aspects of projects from building a feasibility to formulating a development strategy, appointing consultants and contractors, approvals and construction management, and delivery of the Project. The position allows the Projects Manager to interact with existing and prospective consultants and contractors, industry peers, and the legal community in Oman and abroad.This role is to support the all projects as a whole to deliver in line with the project goals by working with the project team and applying SGRF culture, systems and procedures. Specifically, to manage the governance the project. As well as to minimize risks associated with projects and to the SGRF.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership on all ongoing projects management activities.
  • Execute and further develop the Project’s Development Strategy.
  • Contribute to the vision of SGRF Real Estate Department through concept building, urban planning, cost optimization and construction execution
  • Lead all stages of the development cycle – presenting development strategies to the Management, directing pre-development studies, infrastructure deployment, feasibility studies, urban planning, design development, tendering and construction monitoring
  • Master both technical and commercial aspects of the role and be responsible for preparing and representing to the Executive and Investment Committees
  • Involve in managing all consultants, contractors, local government authority contacts and development partners of the Company
  • Work closely with various teams in SGRF and partners to design and execute pre-agreed strategies built around developing new business for growth and destination establishment
  • Managing a Development Team as direct reportees

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION & REQUIREMENTS

Education/ Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering preferable Civil Engineering

Higher Level of Education preferred

Professional Certification

Specialization related certification is preferred.

Work Experience

Minimum of 12 years of experience in Real Estate Development including a track record of having taken large scale real estate developments across multiple asset classes from feasibility through to completion in the GCC

Language

Fluency in English is essential. Bilingual Arabic and English languages is desirable.

Computer Skills

Proficiency with MS Office is essential. Skills with business related software is desirable (AutoCAD & Aconex)










COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

Behavioral Competencies

Proficiency Level

Core

Fundamental project management skills

Project management tools & techniques

Leadership (provide direction, provide vision, coach/mentor team members, sound judgment, issue & conflict resolution, effective decision making)

Negotiation

Strategic in approach: understands and addresses inter-dependencies and real issues

Clear definition of requirements and timelines

Managing deliverables and milestones: on time/within budget/meeting business needs

Organized and efficient in work processes

Aptitude; flexibility and ability to adapt to change and cultural realities

Confidence and commitment

Pro-active

Creative

 

Job Description

POSITION INFORMATION

Position Title

Data Scientist/ Quantitative Analyst – Asset Allocation

Position Code

 

Division

CIO

Department

Public Market

Section

Asset Allocation

Job Grade

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOB PURPOSE

To support the senior Manager -Asset Allocation in providing accurate and reliable information to underpin asset allocation decision making based on quantitative studies.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Apply econometric and machine learning techniques across a range of quantitative and data science research initiatives to enhance investment opportunities across strategies
  • Develop systematic investment strategies
  • Work with PM’s across investment teams to better integrate quantitative and data science within a fundamental investment framework
  • Working together with economic research team to develop asset valuation models
  • Participates in the meetings to discuss changes in investment markets, factors affecting asset allocation and performance when required..
  • Researches specific asset classes consistent with desired risk-return profile to supplement economic and research information.
  • Identifies technology needs of the function
  • Handles related assignments as required.

 

REPORTING

Report to

Subordinates

·      Senior Manager – Asset Allocation 

·       NA

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION & REQUIREMENTS

Educational Qualifications

Bachelor degree in Financial Engineering, Computational Finance, Econometrics, Statistics, or related areas preferred .

Master’s degree is an advantage

Professional Qualifications

Solid knowledge of econometrics, machine learning, and data science techniques

Work Experience

A minimum of 6 years of quantitative finance experience

Languages

Fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

Computer Skills

Strong proficiency in programming (i.e. R, Python, MATLAB).

 












COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

Behavioural Competencies

Proficiency Level

Core

Customer Service Focus

Proficient

Effective Communication/Interpersonal Skills

Proficient

Teamwork and Networking

Proficient

Results/Achievement Orientation

Proficient

Adaptability/Flexibility

Proficient

Analytical Thinking

Proficient

Technical Competencies

Proficiency Level

Research Methods and Analysis

Advance

Asset Allocation

Intermediate

Economic Research

Intermediate

Portfolio Construction

Advance

   

Job Description

POSITION INFORMATION

Position Title

Auditor

Position Code

 

Division

Audit Committee - BoD

Department

Internal Audit

 

 

 

 

 

JOB PURPOSE

Assist in Planning and execution of audits related to Strategy, Finance, Human Resource and IT, Supply Chain and HR & General Services and participates in governance related audits.

 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Participate in the overall process of annual risk assessment and audit plan preparation
  • Involved in executing specific section in audits related to various areas and processes of the Fund according to set schedules.
  • Discuss audit issues with various Auditees and Process owners while analyzing relevant financial and business impacts.
  • Maintain open communication with audit team, management and the audit committee
  • Pursue professional development opportunities, including internal and external training and professional association memberships, and share information gained with co-workers.
  • Conduct research in order to stay abreast with legislative issues and any change in government regulations
  • Adhere to organizational policies and procedures at all times as applicable to performing the role
  • Prepare audit testing program & risk management plan and assessment of the adequacy of the design and operation of the controls associated with the key risks identified
  • Conducting audits according to set schedules and review findings with the senior auditor on timely basis, in order to efficiently analyze existing controls and measure their effectiveness
  • Develop the Terms of Reference (TOR)/ Engagement Letter that outlines the audit.
  • Documentation of processes & associated controls’ understanding for the scope under audit.
  • Assist in identifying and evaluating the current and/ or potential risks and assess controls adequacy associated in the scope under audit.
  • Execute test of controls to evaluate the adequacy of existing financial and operational procedures and controls in light of results of tests performed.
  • Understand in depth Funds policies and procedures, applicable laws and regulations and test the compliance to the said references.
  • Collect and analyze data to detect possible process deficiencies and weakness in internal controlsipts and develop applicable attributes for valid testing derived from relevant information sources (e.g. Interviews, Process understanding, department manuals) in order to document the results of tests performed, discrepancies identified and conclusions noted, under the review of senior Auditor.
  • Prepare working papers summarizing the scope and results of work performed and communicate to Audit Manager/Senior Internal Auditor the nature and extent of exceptions noted
  • Undertake training as required to meet Continuous Professional Development requirements
  • Pursue professional development opportunities, including internal and external training and professional association memberships, and share information gained with co-workers.
  • Follow all applicable Human Resources policies and procedures for all people management activities such as recruitment, induction, training and performance appraisals
  • Handles other tasks and assignments as requested

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION & REQUIREMENTS

Educational Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Finance, Economics, Accounts or relevant field is preferred.

Professional Qualifications

CPA/CIA/ACCA/CISA are preferred

Work Experience

A minimum of 3 years of related work experience

Languages

Fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

Computer Skills

Proficiency with MS Office is essential. Experience with business related software is desirable.

       





COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

Behavioural Competencies

Proficiency Level

Core

Achievement Orientation

Proficient

Process & Quality Focus

Proficient

Team Work

Proficient

Customer Orientation

Proficient

Communication

Proficient

Team Work

Proficient

Technical Competencies

Proficiency Level

Internal Audit Management

Proficient

International Professional Practices Framework

Basic

Governance

Basic

Risk control

Basic

Business Acumen

Basic

Critical Thinking

Proficient

Internal Audit Delivery

Proficient

Improvement & Innovation

Basic