IFC - International Finance Corporation (Investment Analyst)

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. We help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, providing advisory services to businesses and governments, and mobilizing capital in the international financial markets. For more information, visit www.ifc.org


Job description
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group, is one of the leading investors and lenders in emerging markets.
The mission of IFC is to promote sustainable private sector investment in developing countries, helping to reduce poverty and improve people's lives. IFC finances private sector investments in the developing world, mobilizes capital in the international financial markets, helps clients improve social and environmental sustainability, and provides technical assistance and advice to governments and businesses.
The development of infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa is a top strategic priority for IFC and for the international development community.

IFC is seeking to recruit an Investment Analyst to work closely with other investment staff to support the development, execution and monitoring of investments for its Infrastructure Group in the Africa region. This group is responsible for sourcing and executing investment transactions in power, transport, and utilities in the Africa region. In addition to traditional investment activities, Investment Analysts will also be involved in transactions undertaken by IFC Infraventures, an equity fund established by IFC to provide risk capital and expertise for the early stage development of infrastructure projects.

IFC is today a leader in this area and seeks to substantially expand its activities in the region in these sectors. The position provides an opportunity to obtain company, project and sector experience in a specialized, growing and high impact area. Some travel in the region will be required.

The position is to be based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Duties and Accountabilities:
The responsibilities of the Investment Analyst include but are not limited to:
- Analyze financial statements and prepare financial models;
- Conduct industry, market and company research;
- Prepare project-related documents for internal and external audiences;
- Participate in all aspects of IFC’s project processing cycle from project development to disbursement;
- Coordinate closely with environmental and social colleagues to ensure the maintenance of high environmental and social standards in IFC’s investment;
-Participate in investment negotiations;
- Supervise investments in portfolio companies; and
- Collaborate efficiently with a range of industry and regional IFC colleagues.

Desired Skills and Experience
- At least Bachelor’s or equivalent university degree;
- Up to 4 years prior experience in project and credit analysis with a major financial institution, consulting company or large corporation a plus, although candidates with limited prior experience will also be considered;
- Strong financial, analytical and modeling skills;
- Team player with strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds;
- Interest in the World Bank Group and IFC’s mission, strategy and values; and
- Excellent communication skills in English required, other language skills an advantage.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

For Corporate Information and to apply to the position, please visit www.ifc.org, vacancy number 141276.
Deadline is December 9, 2014. 

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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