Wednesday, 22 June 2016

International Finance Corporation is Recruiting

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is a global leader, investor and advisor committed to projects in its developing member countries that reduce extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. IFC finances private sector investments, mobilizes capital in the international financial markets, helps clients improve social and environmental sustainability, and provides technical assistance and advice to businesses and governments in the developing world.

Private sector financial development is essential to the promotion of successful and sustainable economies in low and middle income countries around the world. Sound and efficient financial markets can ensure that resources are allocated where they are most productive, assisting job creation and spurring economic growth. IFC’s goal is to prioritize investment in the financial sector because it promotes development in all other sectors.

Job Title: Investment Analyst

Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 2 year term appointment.

Duties and Accountabilities
The Investment Analyst will be integrated with the teams of staff that develop new business, complete transactions, and supervise a portfolio of loans, quasi-equity and equity investments in Africa.

The candidate is required to know and effectively use fundamental business concepts and practices and to provide analytical, research and other professional support to professional level Investment Officers, The work program is varied and may be somewhat complex requiring evaluation, original thinking and various written outputs.

The responsibilities include but will not be limited to:

• Create financial analysis models;
• Support structuring of new investments;
• Analyze historical and projected financial statements and prepare periodic portfolio reports;
• Conduct industry and market research and assist in IFC’s business development efforts;
• Monitor operational and financial performance of client companies to evaluate risk and recommend active portfolio management actions;
• Prepare documentation for IFC internal processes and monitor compliance with IFC financial, environmental and legal requirements;
• Establish and maintain quality client relationships to ensure responsive client service and to enhance new business opportunities;
• Participate in investments negotiations;
• Liaise with colleagues across departments and the region and at the head office in Washington DC.
• Participate in the monitoring of investments in portfolio companies.

Selection Criteria
Bachelor’s or equivalent degree with specialization in finance;
• At least 2-4 years of experience in finance, banking, portfolio management or consulting
• Experience in a major financial institution (2+ years) with a proven track record strongly desirable;
• Good knowledge of financial markets and one or more African financial markets a plus;
• Strong financial analysis and modelling skills using Microsoft excel and ability to identify key issues;
• Sound numerical, analytical and conceptual skills encompassing finance and the associated areas of investment, portfolio management and corporate finance and economics;
• Commitment to economic development and keen interest in development finance in emerging markets;
• Ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries;
• Demonstrated teamwork skills;
• Strong client service orientation with an openness to feedback and new ideas;
• Excellent presentation skills and ability to present ideas clearly and confidently;
• Fluency in English. French is an added advantage.


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