Internship | Ghana Commodity Exchange

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Membership and Special Projects

The department is responsible for the acquisition and full integration of new exchange members (producers, traders, processors, buyers, brokers, etc.) from all GCX targeted commodity value chains as well as the retention of current members stimulating them to do more business with the exchange, including the generation of revenue from membership. Lead the exchange in identifying and building productive strategic relationships and partnerships (including but not limited to the government of Ghana, developmental organizations, NGOs, Investors, media, public, etc.) as well as maintaining existing partnerships.

Oversee the execution of special projects the Exchange initiates or is a part of.




Corporate Affairs & Communications

The department is responsible for communications within and outside of the company. Working closely with other internal stakeholders, the media, and government relations, across all lines of corporate communication and implementing fully the communication strategy of the Exchange. Interacting with all GCX stakeholder groups with the view of informing them about the GCX operations, promoting the image and goodwill of the exchange, as well as coordinating agency activities.

Raising public awareness of GCX's work and maintaining a positive corporate image through the implementation of advertising, social media, and marketing campaigns, including coverage across all mediums including newspaper, television, radio, mobile SMS applications, and online social media sites.

Market Intelligence (Market & Price Information)

The department is responsible for designing and developing a market information strategy for the efficient and accurate dissemination of Exchange market information including prices of commodities to a broad array of actors and stakeholders as well as the public.

Information Technology and Information Systems

The department is responsible for providing vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives and to direct the planning and implementation of market data in support of Exchange operations, to create and maintain a technology strategy for the Exchange based on an in-depth understanding of the business processes and information flows in a way that ensures that the business strategy and IT investments are aligned.

Clearing and Settlement

The department is responsible for the planning and day to day management of the GCX Clearing and Settlement operations of the exchange spot market and later, derivatives market and other post-trade services to ensure that payment and title exchange for all the exchange traded commodities and instruments are achieved in a manner that ensures integrity, reliability and fairness in the commodity trading market through its role as a counter party risk manager and guarantor of trade payments.

Trading Operations

The department is responsible for the overall trading system of the exchange including the order management, session management, order reconciliation and back office processes of the exchange to ensure all trading operations are run efficiently and that market integrity is intact.

Risk Management

The department is responsible for monitoring market participants, analyzing speculative and other positions, and examining the relationship between trading activity on the GCX and fundamental factors in the cash market to ensure that there are no price distortions and no market manipulation. The department is also responsible for developing a comprehensive risk management strategy for GCX.

Warehouse Operations

The department is responsible for the overall development of the physical delivery management system including sampling, weighing, grading, inventory management, stock controls, treatment of goods, and overall warehouse operations. It is also responsible for developing Exchange procedures and guidelines with regard to selection and designation of Warehouse Operators, joint liability, performance guarantees and monitoring, indemnity measures, and other matters.

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