Recruitment of Investment Officer

ORG- World Bank Group (WBG)
Closing Date- 24th October, 2019

International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, they use our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in the toughest areas of the world.

1-Master’s degree in finance, economics or other related areas; accreditation as a CFA or CPA is considered a plus.
2-At least 8-12 years’ experience with a proven track-record of sourcing, structuring and closing investments preferably both in equity and debt
3-In-depth understanding of IFC Investment and Advisory, required standards for a deal to be bankable to IFC standards; and good understanding of WBG instruments/ products and where there are opportunities for cross organizational collaboration and/ or potential COIs with IFC investments.
4-Broad understanding of industry drivers, latest trends and changes, and standard market transaction arrangements;
5-Ability to review the financial analytical work performed by team members for moderately complex transactions based on in depth analytical and financial modeling skills and experience to know what to look for in efficiently ensuring quality control and directing the appropriate analysis to understand risk factors in a project;
6-Ability to build advanced structuring expertise for moderately complex investment transaction based on experience with diverse -  IFC financial instruments, a range of clients in different countries, and projects with different complexity factors;
7-Astute and efficient mindset in determining what’s required to make best transaction decisions, incorporating lessons learnt from the processing of earlier transactions and portfolio management;
8-Good understanding of what internal stakeholders and approving officials look for in assessing risk, additionality and development impact as well as fit with IFC’s strategy;
9-Capacities to understand, enables, and participate in market creation opportunities for multiple countries by demonstrating long term perspective, opne-mindedness, persistence Innovation and ability to leverage all available tools and good understanding of IFC/WBGrole/ value- add in new markets;
10-Ability to build long term engagement with clients and build credibility by demonstrating knowledge of their business/ culture, and maintain an ongoing dialogue on their business needs, operations and strategies, and opportunities for potential strategically aligned business deals;
11-Ability to participate and constructively contribute in meetings with mid level government officials on their constraints to private sector investment in their countries;
12-Excellent written and verbal communication skills, Ability to describe highly complex issues, approaches and lessons in a manner that is relevant and understandable to clients/ stakeholders;
13-Ability to comment effectively on documents, develops junior staff as writers, and lead the writing process of business specific documents;
14-Ability to clearly to articulate in a way that is understandable by clients/ stakeholders IFC’s requirements, value-add, financial and non-financial risks, development impact and how it is measured for sustainability;
15-Ability to supervise staff in business development, processing, portfolio management and/or specialty area by providing technical guidance and delegating work to build and effectively use talents of staff, and balance workloads;
16-Ability to guide, advise, mentor, and coach junior staff and peers to develop and broaden their scope of skills, including providing on-the-job learning opportunities;
17-Excellent oral and written presentation skills in English are required;

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