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FX Trading Manager (Pyxis)

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Nairobi
  • Remote
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Nairobi
  • Remote


Venture for Africa is a talent management and acceleration firm designed to enable experienced local and global non-tech talent to transition into the African startup ecosystem.

We enable experienced talent who might be new to the startup space or the particular market or industry they’re looking to enter, to soft-land and gain context while working with a startup or venture fund that's hiring.



  • Get Matched: Apply and get matched with a VFA startup partner in your area of interest.
  • Get Immersed:
    • Part-time: De-risk your potential transition by spending an initial 3 months in this role, part-time. During this time, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the team, experience the company culture, and evaluate whether it makes sense as a potential long-term option.
    • Full-time: For those actively looking for a role, who are ready to dive right in, you can skip ahead to the next step.
  • Get Hired: VFA startup partners have the opportunity to make full-time offers to candidates directly after the matching process or after VFA's trial-to-hire model.


Partner: Pyxis

Pyxis is a leading cross-border payment platform specializing in the Afro-Asian corridor, facilitating seamless and secure transactions in exotic currencies. With a focus on transparency, affordability, and innovation, Pyxis connects directly with local payment institutions to streamline cross-border trade and enhance payment experiences for clients and their customers.

Engagement Description

The FX Trading Manager at Pyxis will be a key player in guiding the company's foreign exchange operations within the Afro-Asian corridor. This role involves a mix of market analysis, trading, and strategic tasks related to finance and treasury management, with a focus on improving cross-border transactions.

You will also take care of customer and account management, ensuring risks are handled efficiently and clients are well taken care of. As a team leader, you will be tasked with building solid relationships with banking partners and overseeing the daily operations of the trading team.

If you have a background in cryptocurrency, it could be a plus, as potential opportunities in this area are being explored by the team. The FX Trading Manager will play a significant role in supporting Pyxis' mission to transform cross-border transactions within the Afro-Asian corridor.

Key Responsibilities

Market Analysis and Trading:

  • Buy and sell currencies on behalf of clients or financial institutions using electronic trading platforms. Place orders and execute trades based on market conditions, client instructions, and risk management strategies.
  • Interpreting market trends and evaluating the demand and supply ratios within various markets in relation to the company’s positions.
  • Pricing & booking FX flows, hedging FX flows, and managing daily administrative tasks

Finance and Treasury Management:

  • Monitoring and managing the organisation's bank relationships and liquidity management
  • Managing foreign currency exposure and foreign currency payments
  • Analysing various scenarios and risks and reporting to senior management including keeping track of economic news, market trends, and geopolitical events that may affect currency exchange rates.
  • Daily cash management and foreign exchange risk management

Customer and Account Management:

  • Understanding each customer’s business requirements and pricing the FX and fee to optimize the commercial return
  • Continuous monitoring of all FX and funding exposure to manage risk within an allocated limit
  • Monitoring and managing bank accounts and Nostro for satisfactory funding for settlement
  • Assisting in the onboarding of new potential customers following policy and procedures

Relationship Building and Team Leadership:

  • Maintaining good relationships with counterparty bank personnel and liaising with Operations to ensure bank account liquidity levels
  • Team management and preparing management, board reports and compliance reports

Crypto Oversight:

  • While Pyxis’ current focus is primarily on fiat currencies, experience in the cryptocurrency market is a plus. You will be responsible for providing oversight and guidance on potential future ventures into crypto trading.

Reports to: CEO

Skills & Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience as a Foreign Exchange Trader or similar role.
  • Knowledge and experience in treasury accounting, including areas like FX, liquidity, cash flow, and various financial instruments.
  • A strong record of profitable trading and effective risk management.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of global financial markets, financial instruments, economic indicators, and currency trading strategies.
  • Good understanding of regulatory requirements and compliance standards in the financial industry.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced trading environment.
  • Strong skills in client relationship management and customer service.
  • Proficiency in using trading platforms, analytical tools, and financial software.


*Relevant certifications such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Financial Risk Manager (FRM) * Experience in the cryptocurrency market

About the company

Venture for Africa is a TALENT MANAGEMENT and ACCELERATION firm that aims to help experienced, global and local non-tech talent upskill for , gain context in , and access open roles in the African startup ecosystem.

For TALENT , we offer streamlined access to relevant bootcamp programs, mentorship, open roles and advisory opportunities at startups hiring now.

For STARTUPS, we provide fast ACCESS to experienced, relevant talent, a PLATFORM to enable them to hit the ground running, and tailored fractional or advisory options suited to startup needs.

Tobi Lafinhan | Contact Person

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