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Site: United States of America, District of Columbia, Washington
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Sector: Banking
Company size: 500 employees or more

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.

We utilize and leverage our products and services—as well as products and services of other institutions in the World Bank Group—to provide development solutions customized to meet clients' needs. We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and political challenges.

Clients view IFC as a provider and mobilizer of scarce capital, knowledge, and long-term partnerships that can help address critical constraints in areas such as finance, infrastructure, employee skills, and the regulatory environment.

IFC is also a leading mobilizer of third-party resources for its projects. Our willingness to engage in difficult environments and our leadership in crowding-in private finance enable us to extend our footprint and have a development impact well beyond our direct resources.

For more information, visit www.ifc.org

 

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Associate Risk Officer

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

 DescriptionIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.IFC's Business Risk and Compliance Department (CBR) provides advice and guidance to the IFC Board, Management and business operations teams on a range of non-financial risks in our projects – all with a view to promoting tax good governance, mitigating integrity risk (e.g., corruption, fraud and know-your-customer (KYC) issues), building build anti-money-laundering (AML/CFT) protections, and managing market conduct and other reputational risks.In early 2018, CBR established a dedicated International Tax Office to better address the financial, legal, and reputational risks that may arise from international tax issues in IFC projects.  The International Tax Office does this against the backdrop of a rapidly changing international tax environment, including initiatives such as:• The OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project;• The Global Forum Exchange of Information on Request (EOIR); and • The Global Forum Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI).  We are looking for you to join our team as an Associate Compliance Officer based in Washington DC. The Associate Compliance Officer will report to the Head of the International Tax Office and perform the following functions.  Duties and Accountabilities:  • Evaluate transaction structures to assess applicability of IFC and World Bank Group policies and procedures from perspective of intermediate jurisdiction usage, including:o Review of project due diligence data gathered by IFC project teamso Analyze use of intermediate jurisdictions in structures, ando Review and provide comments to IFC project teams on disclosures made in board papers related to the OFC Policy• Conduct and advise IFC project teams on tax due diligence of transaction structures, including review and drafting of board disclosures• Coordinate closely with integrity experts to add value to their due diligence advices and inputs.• Support Head of International Tax Office in preparation of quarterly summary analyses for IFC Audit Committee, Management, and working groups on above subject matters• Support Tax team on policy work, to include work on updating existing World Bank Group tax policies and drafting new policies and procedures• Participate in designing of training materials and providing engaging trainings to IFC project teams on above subject matters• Help manage responses to queries on IFC's international tax practices, such as those that may come from WBG Group Internal Audit and EU pillar assessments • Monitor Global Forum, OECD, FATF and other jurisdictional lists and related developments across the international tax landscape• Perform highly technical research and analytics on trends and developments in the international tax landscape, and• Carry out other duties as assigned by the Head of International Tax Office and Tax team  and by CBR Management on the above subject matters.  Selection Criteria • J.D or B.A. in Law or equivalent from another jurisdiction.• Completed LL.M or master's degree in taxation, Finance or International Economics or similar. • At least 5 years with an international organization, including at least 2 years of tax experience. Experience working on private sector tax matters a plus.• Outstanding analytical skills on technical subject matters.• Excellent interpersonal and client service skills.  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently, both in writing and orally.• Creative mindset and skills for data analytics and associated reporting.• Ability to self-organize and manage work across project threads.• Dependable and able to work independently and with a team to complete tasks within deadlines.• Highly developed personal integrity, strong values, ethics and Team player.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.        ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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Senior International Tax Specialist – Tax Unit Lead

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
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DescriptionIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. So Where Does Tax Fit In?IFC's Business Risk and Compliance Department (CBR) provides advice and guidance to the IFC Board, Management and business operations teams on a range of non-financial risks in our projects – all with a view to promoting tax good governance, mitigating integrity risk (e.g., corruption, fraud and know-your-customer (KYC) issues), building anti-money-laundering (AML) protections, and managing market conduct and other reputational risks.Nearly four years ago, CBR established a small dedicated International Tax team (International Tax Office) to develop and maintain IFC's international tax policies and better address the financial, legal, and reputational risks that may arise from international tax issues in IFC projects.  The International Tax Office does this against the backdrop of a rapidly changing international tax environment, including initiatives such as:• The OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project• The Global Forum Exchange of Information on Request (EOIR), and • The Global Forum Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI).  We are looking for a qualified and motivated candidate to join the team in our International Tax Office, to oversee the provision of tax-related support for IFC's operations as well as for Management and the Board, including analysis and advice on tax policy matters, and to represent IFC in the international tax area, collaborating with peer institutions and raising the International Tax Office's profile.  The position will be based in Washington DC and will report to the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer.   Duties and AccountabilitiesLead Tax Unit and Supervise IFC's tax program:• Lead the small team of international tax experts in IFC's International Tax Office.• Design a program to address tax risk in IFC private sector investments, including: o Analysis of complex international tax-related risks and structuring of IFC investee companies, clients and partners. o Advice on challenging cross-border tax issues, including tax treaties, transfer pricing and international tax structuring. o Addressing tax structuring issues specific to product or client type (e.g., private equity funds, infrastructure project finance, etc.).o Provision of creative recommendations to manage and mitigate the financial, legal, and reputational risk to IFC resulting from the tax practices of IFC investee companies, clients and partners, ando Contribution to the advancement of IFC's tax-related policies and procedures.• Steer the roll-out of an effective tax training program for staff, including the development of practical written guidance and the provision of engaging training sessions. • Manage relationships with outside counsel and consulting firms, including advising on selection and monitoring.• Provide CBR Management with a single point of contact on tax-related issues arising in IFC's transactions.Technical project-related work, reporting and analytics:• Advise IFC project teams on the application and use of IFC's international tax policies in IFC investment transactions.• Perform tax due diligence (TDD) to analyze tax-related risks in IFC investment projects.o Assess IFC's TDD pilots, currently being tested in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.o Implement TDD pilots in Asia and Eastern Europe.o Graduate TDD from regional pilots to an established ‘mainstreamed' program.• Draft TDD disclosures for Board Papers, as needed.  • Participate in bilateral meetings with Executive Directors in preparation for Board meetings and Board consideration of projects, and assist IFC project teams responding to Board and Audit-Committee tax-related questions and concerns. • Prepare quarterly reporting to the IFC Audit Committee on tax and intermediate jurisdiction matters.Monitoring World Bank Group Private Sector Tax Policy (Tax Policy):• Ensure the updated Tax Policy incorporates international tax best practices in a manner that best supports IFC's mission and operations.• Support the implementation of the Tax Policy and the ongoing review, in collaboration with CBR Management, IFC Senior Management and the Board of Directors.• Work with CBR Management in obtaining consensus on tax policy issues amongst IFC's 180+ member countries and 25 voting constituencies, particularly in relation to intermediate jurisdiction usage in IFC financed transactions.Team management:• Oversee day-to-day activities of Tax team to ensure timely provision of high-quality advice.• Monitor workflow, volume of work deliverables and the delivery of work by Tax team.• Ensure the efficient and fair assignment of Tax-related project and policy work.• Lead weekly Tax team meetings and determine priorities of Tax-related projects.• Foster team-building and knowledge-sharing across Tax team. Collaboration/profile raising:• Collaborate with other international organizations to potentially influence policies. • Collaborate with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Tax teams to provide private sector insights into international tax issues. • Participate as observers in the OECD BEPS Inclusive Framework meetings to advise IFC business teams on how outcomes might impact IFC projects. • Help IFC maintain its leadership on international tax issues amongst other development institutions and advance best tax practices in emerging markets by:o Leading monthly development finance institution calls on tax issues, ando Identifying areas of collaboration.• Maintain profile of IFC's tax function in speaking engagements on tax, tax and development and responsible tax.    Selection Criteria • Masters of Taxation, J.D. tax LL.M, MBA or equivalent. • At least 10-12 years of international tax experience.• Experience with a Big 4 or other leading tax planning consultancy or law firm, or in-house experience in international tax.• Experience with development finance institutions (in tax or other disciplines) a plus.• A deep understanding of cross-border tax issues, including tax treaties, transfer pricing, and international tax structuring, including evaluation of the tax aspects of new investments.  • Experience explaining tax concepts to seasoned investment staff and other non-tax professionals. • Experience supervising team.• Excellent interpersonal and client service skills.  Superior client focus required.• Ability to communicate ideas and tax concepts clearly and confidently, both in writing and orally.• Strong organizational skills with an ability to work under time pressures and respond to ad hoc shifts in priorities while maintaining order and delivery.• Demonstrated commitment to our core values, including excellence, mutual respect, collegiality, teamwork, diversity and inclusiveness, integrity, innovation, transparency and accountability. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________ 

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Senior Environmental and Social Development Specialist

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar

DescriptionIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.  The Gender and Sustainability Solutions Department (CEG) includes approximately 200 staff and consultants. As part of its mandate, CEG supports IFC's investment and advisory teams to manage ESG risks associated with their activities and find solutions to client issues on basis of our Environmental and Social (E&S) Performance Standards (http://www.ifc.org/performancestandards) and the Corporate Governance Methodology (http://www.ifc.org/corporategovernance). CEG further leverages this expertise and operational experience in emerging markets to encourage the effective adoption of these standards by companies and investors across emerging markets. More details can be found at http://www.ifc.org/sustainability. The Environment and Social (E&S) Development Specialist will provide guidance to clients, investment and advisory teams on E&S risk management vis-à-vis IFC Performance Standards and Sustainability Policy with the aim of promoting compliance with IFC's performance standards and enhanced impact and additionality of IFC-supported investments and advisory mandates. This position will report to the Regional Manager, with Regional Team Leads for DI as primary Supervisor.  Duties and Accountabilities: Early Screening, Due Diligence, Portfolio supervision• Lead or contribute to assessment of E&S issues/risks in new investments and select advisory engagements in multiple sectors (including finance, infrastructure, manufacturing, services and agribusiness).• Lead or contribute to identification and development of risk mitigation measures and value-add solutions that support clients in addressing identified issues; advise on structuring, appropriate mitigation measures and contractual alignment of interest to address risks and impacts.Provide clear and responsive guidance to IFC investment teams on E&S risk management in project decision-making and processing in light of E&S risk issues, including clear communication to teams and management throughout the investment cycle.• When leading E&S assessments, ensure effective and efficient use of staff, consultants, and resources, ensuring the timely completion of deliverables. Provide guidance and support to team members.• Discuss and support formulation of E&S legal conditions for projects legal agreements. • Proactively monitor portfolio clients and engage with clients and investment departments to achieve compliance. Clearly document and communicate any outstanding or emerging gaps between client performance and IFC requirements, and related risks to IFC.• Support industry teams and clients in response to CAO and IEG requests, leading discussion with CAO and IEG officers• In coordination with industry and CEG advisory teams, build capacity with clients on issues related to E&S issues, including clients' monitoring and evaluation of E&S activities and outcomes.• Contribute to portfolio analysis to identify systemic issues and assess trends; or of policy nature and propose policy adjustments as needed.• Contribute to regional supervision program reviews and quarterly reports. Upstream and Advisory Services• On basis of portfolio analysis, help identify systemic bottlenecks existing in the market that prevent adequate E&S risk management in key markets. In collaboration with Upstream officers and advisory teams, help develop upstream activities by using technical experience and expertise.• Work proactively to identify opportunities for advisory engagements that result in greater development impact and value for the client; Provide expert input into new IFC advisory offering.• Participate in strategic decision making (as needed) regarding IFC role in advisory support to enhance E&S risk management. Where relevant support the development of appropriate solutions.• Work proactively to identify opportunities for advisory engagements that result in greater development impact and value for the client; Provide expert input into new IFC advisory offering. Knowledge Management• As needed, participate in cross-regional and global teams responsible for the preparation of policy interpretation notes on E&S topics and contribute to the corporate knowledge base by analyzing and disseminating lessons learned from project work.• As needed, participate in forums or conferences to showcase IFC experience, approach and value proposition (which includes serving as a panelist or moderator for internal and external events).• Prepare management briefs of relevant E&S matters.• Provide guidance/mentor more junior staff and Short-Term Consultants (STCs) working on E&S risk management and supervise the timeliness and quality of their work, in coordination with Regional Team Lead.  Selection Criteria • Master's degree or equivalent in environment management, engineering, economics or/and finance, climate change, social, or other relevant disciplines • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience working on E&S due diligence in the international context, with strong preference for experience in the private sector working across different industry sectors.• Experience working E&S Policies and Standards. Experience wwith IFI and/or World Bank Group Standards preferred.• Working experience in emerging markets, ideally in fragile and conflict environments.• Willingness to travel regularly in emerging market countries.• Strong analytical skills, ability to think strategically, analyze and synthesize diverse information sources, and draw conclusions from sometimes limited data.• Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously under tight deadlines.• Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing circumstances, organize and prioritize deliverables, and maintain attention to detail.• Ability to communicate effectively and concisely on complex environmental and social issues in spoken and written form, in a manner that can be understood by non-experts. Proficiency in English and French are essential.• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to relate well with a wide range of internal and external parties (including senior staff, management, IFC's accountability mechanism and clients) and develop solutions in potentially tense or conflicting situations.• Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team, influence and negotiate point of view within teams.• Exemplary project management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.• High personal integrity and emotional intelligence, with demonstrated ability to handle sensitive matters in a discreet and respectful manner. Diplomatic approach and calm under pressure.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.         ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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Senior Environmental and Social Development Specialist

Serbia, Autonomna Pokrajina Vojvodina , Belgrad

DescriptionIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.The Gender and Sustainability Solutions Department (CEG), includes approximately 200 staff and consultants. As part of its mandate, CEG supports IFC's investment and advisory teams to manage ESG risks associated with their activities and find solutions to client issues on basis of our Environmental and Social (E&S) Performance Standards (http://www.ifc.org/performancestandards) and the Corporate Governance Methodology (http://www.ifc.org/corporategovernance). CEG further leverages this expertise and operational experience in emerging markets to encourage the effective adoption of these standards by companies and investors across emerging markets. More details can be found at http://www.ifc.org/sustainability.The Environment and Social (E&S) Development Specialist will provide guidance to clients, investment and advisory teams on E&S risk management vis-à-vis IFC Performance Standards and Sustainability Policy with the aim of promoting compliance with IFC's performance standards and enhanced impact and additionality of IFC-supported investments and advisory mandates. This position will report to the Regional Manager, with Regional Team Leads for DI as primary Supervisor. Duties and Accountabilities:i) Early Screening, Due Diligence, Portfolio supervision•  Lead or contribute to assessment of E&S issues/risks in new investments and select advisory engagements in multiple sectors (including finance, infrastructure, manufacturing, services and agribusiness).•  Lead or contribute to identification and development of risk mitigation measures and value-add solutions that support clients in addressing identified issues; advise on structuring, appropriate mitigation measures and contractual alignment of interest to address risks and impacts.•  Provide clear and responsive guidance to other E&S specialists/STCs working on the projects under your lead and to IFC investment teams on E&S risk management in project decision-making and processing in light of E&S risk issues, including clear communication to teams and management throughout the investment cycle.•  Discuss and support formulation of E&S legal conditions for projects legal agreements. •  Proactively monitor portfolio clients and engage with clients and investment departments to achieve compliance. Clearly document and communicate any outstanding or emerging gaps between client performance and IFC requirements, and related risks to IFC.•  Support industry teams and clients in response to CAO and IEG requests, leading discussion with CAO and IEG officers•  In coordination with industry and CEG advisory teams, build capacity with clients on issues related to E&S issues, including clients' monitoring and evaluation of E&S activities and outcomes.•  Contribute to portfolio analysis to identify systemic issues and assess trends; or of policy nature and propose policy adjustments as needed.•  Contribute to regional supervision program reviews and quarterly reports.ii) Upstream and Advisory Services•  On basis of portfolio analysis, help identify systemic bottlenecks existing in the market that prevent adequate E&S risk management in key markets. In collaboration with Upstream officers and advisory teams, help develop upstream activities by using technical experience and expertise.•  Work proactively to identify opportunities for advisory engagements that result in greater development impact and value for the client; Provide expert input into new IFC advisory offering.•  Participate in strategic decision making (as needed) regarding IFC role in advisory support to enhance E&S risk management. Where relevant support the development of appropriate solutions.•  Work proactively to identify opportunities for advisory engagements that result in greater development impact and value for the client; Provide expert input into new IFC advisory offering.iii) Knowledge Management•  As needed, participate in cross-regional and global teams responsible for the preparation of policy interpretation notes on E&S topics and contribute to the corporate knowledge base by analyzing and disseminating lessons learned from project work.•  As needed, participate in forums or conferences to showcase IFC experience, approach and value proposition (which includes serving as a panelist or moderator for internal and external events).•  Prepare management briefs of relevant E&S matters.•  Provide guidance/mentor more junior staff and Short-Term Consultants (STCs) working on E&S risk management and supervise the timeliness and quality of their work, in coordination with Regional Team Lead.  Selection Criteria •  Master's degree or equivalent in environment management, engineering, economics or/and finance, climate change, social, or other relevant disciplines •  Minimum of 8 years of professional experience working on E&S due diligence in the international context, with strong preference for experience in the private sector working across different industry sectors;•  Experience working E&S Policies and Standards. Experience with IFI and/or World Bank Group Standards preferred;•  Working experience in emerging markets, ideally in fragile and conflict environments;•  Willingness to travel regularly in emerging market countries;•  Strong analytical skills, ability to think strategically, analyze and synthesize diverse information sources, and draw conclusions from sometimes limited data;•  Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously under tight deadlines;•  Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing circumstances, organize and prioritize deliverables, and maintain attention to detail;•  Ability to communicate effectively and concisely on complex environmental and social issues in spoken and written form, in a manner that can be understood by non-experts. English is essential,, additional language skills are desirable;•  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to relate well with a wide range of internal and external parties (including senior staff, management, IFC's accountability mechanism and clients) and develop solutions in potentially tense or conflicting situations;•  Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team, influence and negotiate point of view within teams;•  Exemplary project management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.•  High personal integrity and emotional intelligence, with demonstrated ability to handle sensitive matters in a discreet and respectful manner. Diplomatic approach and calm under pressure.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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Senior Operations Officer - ESG Upstream Officer

Turkey, Istanbul , Istanbul

DescriptionIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.IFC has embarked on an ambitious new growth strategy (IFC 3.0) to stimulate more investment activity, especially in Low Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict affected Situations (FCS). This strategy calls for generating our own opportunities by proactively working "Upstream" to create, deepen, and expand markets and to imagine, design and implement investment projects. It requires taking a systematic approach to understanding the regulatory and sector bottlenecks that prevent the flow of private capital into productive investment in our member countries, and addressing these bottlenecks through World Bank Group engagement on policy reforms and programmatic interventions at the country and sector level. It also requires capacity to leverage WBG programs and projects to develop our own proactive sector interventions and to imagine and design projects even in the absence of reforms.The Gender and Sustainability Solutions Department (CEG) includes approximately 300 staff and consultants. As part of its mandate, CEG supports IFC's investment and advisory teams to manage ESG risks associated with their activities and find solutions to client issues on basis of our Environmental and Social (E&S) Performance Standards (http://www.ifc.org/performancestandards) and the Corporate Governance Methodology (http://www.ifc.org/corporategovernance). CEG further leverages this expertise and operational experience in emerging markets to encourage the effective adoption of these standards by companies and investors across emerging markets. More details can be found at http://www.ifc.org/sustainability.IFC is seeking a Senior Operations Officer for Upstream with extensive expertise in Environmental, Social and Governance issues. The selected candidate will focus on supporting the development of a high-quality Upstream pipeline in the Middle East, Central Asia & Turkey (MCT) region that meets IFC's Performance Standards and CG Methodology. S/he will also support policy work and other interventions across the World Bank Group to prioritize various initiatives and to maximize the impact of Upstream efforts. Role & Responsibilities:The role and responsibilities of the position will include but not be limited to:•  Pro-actively engage and coordinate with Regional Industry Upstream Leads in MCT to provide early guidance on ESG issues related to upstream pipelines and new upstream initiatives.•  Help facilitate support to regional Upstream teams in MCT to identify and manage ESG risks and impacts. •  Where relevant, help integrate ESG support components in Industry-led upstream initiatives in MCT, in close collaboration with CEG regional and sector leads. Participate in the delivery of these initiatives. •  Contribute to the development of CEG-led upstream initiatives. Liaise with key internal/ external stakeholders to determine priority engagements. •  Mentor other ESG staff working on Upstream activities.•  Facilitate knowledge flow across IFC and the World Bank Group, share adoption of new approaches and best practices, both in the region and globally.  Selection Criteria •  Master's degree or equivalent professional qualification in Environment, Social, Business Administration, or another relevant field.•  Genuine commitment to development and to the World Bank Group and IFC's mission, strategy and values.•  At least 10 years of relevant experience in applying ES & G standards in private sector investments and providing hands-on support to firms on managing ES & G risks and impacts, particularly in emerging markets.•  Experience engaging with private sector clients, local and national governments and other stakeholders to encourage pioneering business and market development.•  Strong understanding of ESG standards and how they can impact policy reforms, advisory interventions, investment, and mobilization in a practical and solution-oriented manner to deliver results at a country/client level via using commercial finance backed by policy reforms to address market failures and other constraints to private sector development. •  Experience in project and/or program development, producing feasibility studies, hands-on advisory and/or consulting functions in emerging markets.•  Understanding of IFC's strategic priorities and changing business model against the backdrop of IFC's focus on creating markets and mobilizing private capital, with increased support to countries where private capital flows are the most inadequate to address major development gaps.•  Outstanding analytical and critical thinking skills; demonstrated ability to synthetize complex information and make concrete strategic and tactical recommendations. •  Excellent people skills, openness to feedback, new ideas, and ability to guide, and motivate others.•  Strong written and verbal communications skills in English.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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18/10/2021
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Senior Operations Officer (Regional Supervisor)

Colombia, Bogota D.C. , Bogota

DescriptionIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.Private sector development is essential to the promotion of successful and sustainable economies in low and middle-income countries around the world. Sound and efficient markets can ensure that resources are allocated where they are most productive, assisting job creation and spurring economic growth.Income inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean remains high, despite significant progress the region has made in reducing poverty over the past few years. IFC works to foster inclusive growth, boost innovation, and strengthen regional integration. In the fiscal year ended in June 2020, IFC's long-term investments in the region totaled a record $7.1 billion, including a record $4 billion mobilized from other investors, enabling investments to foster sustainable growth across the region, create jobs and fight the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.IFC's Creating Markets Advisory (CMA) Unit delivers on IFC's capital increase commitments by providing a foundation for Regional, Industry and Upstream teams to increase private sector investment opportunities. CMA addresses "if-then" reform asks in IFC strategies, complementing World Bank efforts, while strengthening IFC's relationships with client countries in support of IFC 3.0. Specifically, the CMA team works proactively with governments and regulatory agencies to create effective and efficient market conditions, both at economy wide as well as industry/sector level, for increased private investments. Our global experience shows that challenges in the business environment and lack of the right enabling regulatory framework results in countries losing significant amounts of investment annually.  The unit collaborates extensively with IFC Industry teams, cross-cutting teams, and other teams across the World Bank Group in the design and delivery of advisory services.CMA currently operates across the Latin America and the Caribbean region, with an active portfolio in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Easter Caribbean States, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Paraguay, and Peru. Role & Responsibilities:The selected candidate will serve as Senior Operations Officer (Regional Supervisor) for the Creating Markets Advisory Services in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. He/she will work closely with the CMA Regional Manager for Europe and Latin America to deliver the CMA program for Latin America, supporting on functions related to strategy and innovation, pipeline development, portfolio management, results management, team supervision, and client and partnership management.In the context of IFC 3.0 this includes creating strategic and operational links to IFC Upstream (pre-investment work that lays the foundation for future transactions), mainstream investments and other Advisory teams. Given CMA's focus on policy advice and regulatory reform this role will also involve close coordination with World Bank management and staff to agree on country level collaboration, and design and ensure implementation of reforms that address bottlenecks faced by investors in IFC's priority sectors, using a variety of WBG tools and offerings. He/she will play a leading role executing strategic initiatives to enhance the CMA practice in LAC, design innovative new projects line with the WBG/IFC global or country strategies and deliver high quality advisory engagements with the Government and the private sector. Particular attention will be given to sector specific work in manufacturing, tourism, digital services, education/healthcare, finance, and infrastructure; and cross-cutting issues such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, gender issues, creating job opportunities, and the post-Pandemic recovery.The selected candidate will report directly to the CMA Manager for Europe and Latin America. Duties and Accountabilities:The unification of IFC CMA teams across the Europe and Latin America VPU and under a common Manager will create a number of opportunities to leverage expertise, experience and project design from both regions. Given the wide geographic breadth of the VPU this position will also serve as LAC-based supervisory support for the team and the program. In addition, the selected candidate will be responsible for delivering market-creating client solutions by leveraging local and regional resources.  In this respect, the focus will be to ensure the existing CMA portfolio is responsive to IFC's upstream and investment priorities, as well as to build new business given the potential market and client needs, aligned with the IFC business plan for the concerned countries.Client and Stakeholder Management:•  Participate in senior level client meetings to provide technical advice and monitor progress in implementing investment climate reforms; develop new business development in line with client and market needs as well as IFC priorities. •  Leverage relationships with Government officials, private sector and World Bank Group staff to design and implement reforms using existing or new projects and tools to support reform implementation.  •  Communicate with senior level clients of the Government and private sector and articulate the case for investment climate and financial sector reform that can unlock investment potential. •  Work collaboratively with IFC region Investment/Upstream/Advisory anchors to align advisory to help build a pipeline of investment projects and provide solutions to key portfolio clients.•  Engage with the relevant teams at the World Bank and IFC for reforms needed to unlock new markets and work collaboratively with Upstream teams.•  Engage pro-actively with donor partners to report progress on donor funded programs and develop new fund-raising proposals.Design and Operationalize Solutions:•  Collaborate with CMA as well as industry specialists in the identification and design of investment climate and financial sector reforms to unlock investment potential and create markets in LAC as needed. Ongoing activities are focusing on sustainable industries and financing, innovative entrepreneurship, financial sector reform and innovation, logistics and regional integration, FDI policy and promotion, green growth and decarbonization, and creating investment opportunities in key sectors (manufacturing, fishing, tourism, food and beverages, digital services, financial services). New activities could promote the circular economy, digital markets and logistics.•  Lead the preparation and approval of relevant project documents (Concept Notes, Implementation Plans, Project Supervision Reports, and Project Closing Reports) and client deliverables to ensure standards and objectives are met. Support input to the semi-annual portfolio Reviews.•  Participate in senior level client meetings to provide technical advice and monitor progress in implementing investment climate and financial sector reforms.•  Improve the design and delivery of client solutions by incorporating global best practices and lessons from past IFC projects, World Bank projects and experiences from other implementation partners and technical assistance providers. Partner with the results management team in developing appropriate theories of change and results frameworks and indicators to strengthen the development impact and sustainability of client solutions and continuously learn from client projects/engagements.•  Ensure high quality of project delivery. Moreover, support client in implementing recommendations and help trouble shoot as needed.Create and Share Knowledge and Build Capacity:•  Support peer to peer knowledge exchange sessions across the region, lead diagnostics with the client and solicit advisory engagements in line with IFC investment services and country strategies. •  Identify and participate in conferences to showcase IFC offerings and value proposition, which includes serving as panelist/ moderator for internal and external events related to relevant thematic areas.•  Conduct research to shape ongoing and future offerings in investment climate reform and develop new tools and guidance to incorporate internal and external best practices.•  Design and deliver training and communication strategy for Investment and Advisory staff to better enable them to be champions for investment climate reform, and for external stakeholders to generate interest in investment climate reforms and understanding of why it is important/ advantageous to businesses, community and/or economy.•  Proactively strengthen the value proposition of Advisory products through embracing new trends and partnerships.•  Help build a network of experts and consultants in the thematic areas of leadership across the region.Staff Supervision & Budget Management:•  Oversee/ supervise assigned staff and consultants.•  Provide inputs to the semi-annual ePerformance process and provide guidance to team members on career development in conjunction with the Manager.•  Develop technical capabilities of the assigned staff and members of the broader practice group team through mentoring, coaching, structured training program and by providing on-the-job learning opportunities.•  Ensure quality control of work products and outputs.•  Determine resources needed to support projects and ensure efficient/ effective use of resources.•  Manage project budgets and align staffing needs. •  Provide input to IFC's Country Based Budgeting exercise and monitor spend against regional and sub-regional targets.  Selection Criteria •  Master's degree in Law, Finance, Business, Economics, or a related field.•  At least 10 years' experience in private and/or financial sector development, with a focus on delivering investment climate and sector reforms.•  Strong skills and demonstrated track record in delivering advisory engagements in the area of investment climate reform both economy wide and sector level reforms. •  Strong technical knowledge and demonstrated track record in delivering advisory engagements in several of the following thematic reform areas: business regulation, investment policy and promotion, competition policy, industrial and special economic zones, climate, gender, entrepreneurship, agribusiness, manufacturing, health, education, energy, infrastructure, PPP, financial sector, digital economy and disruptive technology.•  Expertise in deigning/delivering cross cutting solutions in gender and inclusion and green growth and decarbonization within the sectors mentioned above.•  Understanding and demonstrable experience working with IFC and WBG products/instruments and cross-organizational collaboration will be an advantage. •  Understanding the implications of different policy and regulatory frameworks governing the thematic areas.•  Able to identify how changes in markets, business climate, regulations or emergence of new/ successful innovators/ disruptors may create new opportunities for IFC to accelerate its mandate in a thematic area.•  Able to design research and analytical projects or major portion of complex projects to credibly produce new understanding of a thematic issue and/or potential opportunities to unlock new markets or new streams of business.•  Strong drive for results and impact.•  Excellent knowledge of the common business and desktop software systems and aptitude to learn new systems is a must.  Ability to use and design solutions in project management systems is a plus.•  Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills plus fluency in English and is a must. Fluency in Spanish is a key advantage and expertise/fluency in Portuguese and/or French would be a positive.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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Economic Advisor to IFCMD

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

DescriptionEstablished in 1944, the World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, the Corporation uses over six decades of experience to create opportunities where they are needed most. 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 has embarked on an ambitious new growth strategy, the outcome of which will be to double our volume of business by 2030 and triple the work we do in Low Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict affected States (FCS). To do so, IFC will need to deploy its full range of financing, mobilization, advisory, convening and thought leadership skills. This also calls for the need to generate our own opportunities by proactively working "Upstream" to create, deepen, and expand markets and opportunities for the private sector and to imagine, design and implement investment projects. This strategy also relies on a closer WBG collaboration through the "Cascade" approach: working with clients, we will first seek private sector solutions to address development challenges—where such solutions are advisable and can be effective—and reserve public financing for projects only when other options are suboptimal.The IFC Managing Director's Front Office is seeking to hire an Economic Advisor to IFC's Managing Director (MD), based in Washington, D.C. The Economic Advisor will report to the Chief of Staff. The incumbent will be part of a small team that supports the work of the IFC MD.The selected candidate will advise the IFC MD in all aspects of his work related to economics and private sector development, in close coordination with the Economics and Private Sector Vice Presidency and will interact with a wide range of stakeholders within and outside the IFC and the World Bank Group.The position requires energy and enthusiasm, ability to multitask, adapt flexibly to ever changing priorities and sound judgment.Qualified candidates should have over ten years of successful professional experience in a multilateral institution. They will have a passion for private sector development, and a strong track record of performance and corporate contribution. Superior strategic thinking and analytical capabilities paired with strong organizational abilities and excellent communication and people skills are key success factors for this challenging and exciting position. Finally, the ability to productively engage with people at all levels and handle highly sensitive and confidential matters with tact and discretion is essential. Duties and AccountabilitiesThe incumbent will serve as an adviser to the IFC MD. She or he will:• Stay abreast of the analytical work from WB, IMF, OECD, and other sources and provide reviews and summary notes to the IFC MD for his reference and to support his decision making.• Provide advice on economic policy analysis – such as macroeconomic analysis, economics of reforms, and analytic underpinnings of growth, private sector development, structural reforms, fiscal policy, and fiduciary aspects.• In collaboration with the Communication Team, write clearly and quickly communication pieces, including op-ed, speeches and articles on Private Sector Development, macroeconomics, and sector specific economics for the IFC MD. • Act as a conduit and work in close coordination with the Economics VPU on matters related to global macro and market research; sector economics and development impact; country economics and engagement; thought leadership; blended finance and corporate strategy; as well as coordination of IFC & WBG papers & publications.• Check and validate the economic validity and argument strength of various documents produced by IFC teams for the IFC MD's reference.• Evaluate and conduct analysis, research and outreach on issues related to the work and priorities of the IFC MD, including preparation of economic research briefing notes for the IFC MD on relevant issues. Selection Criteria• A post graduate degree in economics/finance/public policy or other relevant graduate degree such as a PhD.• Sustained record of achieving high-quality substantive results over an extended period (typically at least 12 years of World Bank Group and/or relevant external experience).• Proven ability to develop high-quality country or sector economic analyses with a focus on solutions for private sector development (PSD), collaborating across the IFC, the World Bank Group (specifically the World Bank/IFC joint practices) and IMF, other organizations, and research institutes.• Outstanding writing, editing, and verbal communication skills. Ability to represent the IFC MD's Front Office with internal and external partners. Demonstrated maturity and sound judgment, attention to detail, and ability to convey complex messages succinctly and diplomatically. Ability to interact effectively with Senior Management. • Ability to engage with IFC's operations departments and advise on policy dialogue with the aim to create markets and appropriate conditions for IFC and private sector investment.• Has a track record of intellectual leadership and ability to integrate economic-specific knowledge and specific micro/sector fields of expertise. Recognized as economic or private sector development expert in a specific field as evidenced either through a solid record of publications in peer reviewed journals, and/or a track record of managing and delivering high quality economic reports, lending operations, or equivalent assignments.• Excellent technical skills, and established track record of leadership and excellence in significant analytical and operational work.• Ability to juggle tight deadlines, be proactive, and work collaboratively in teams.• Proven sense of initiative, results orientation as well as effective teamwork skills.• Proven ability to lead the production of high-quality reports or policy papers in a highly demanding environment, with a quick turn-around. Required Professional Competencies:• General Economic Knowledge and Analytical Skills - Possesses Cross-country knowledge in economic specialty and demonstrates ability to link the macro, institutional, and micro-level behaviors; able to support findings/policy recommendations with credible analysis and tools.• Knowledge and Experience in the Development Arena - Translates technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies; interacts with clients at the policy level.• Policy Dialogue Skills - Anticipates needs and requests in the field and conducts independent policy discussions with representatives of the government and non-government partners.• Integrative Skills - Understands relevant cross-sectoral areas how they are interrelated; able to undertake cross-sectoral work in lending and non-lending operations.• Macroeconomic Skills and Country Economics Experience - Ability to translate technical analyses of macroeconomic, debt, trade, fiscal policy, and growth linkages into policy recommendations and cross-country lessons, with the ability to quickly separate the signal from the noise based on sound macro and microeconomics and present cases in a clear structured way.• Demonstrates the ability to influence and persuade others to accept ideas and suggestions (such as counterparts in government, international partner organizations, academia, and Bank colleagues, senior staff, and managers).WBG Core Competencies: Lead and Innovate; Deliver Results for Clients; Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries; Create, Apply and Share Knowledge; Make Smart Decisions. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.      ________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals  ________________________________________________________________________

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15/10/2021
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(Senior) Operations Officer – Climate Risk

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

 DescriptionIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.IFC's Climate Policy Team help clients tap into development opportunities and working with a host of partners to catalyze finance, especially, for climate action, is at the core of IFC's business. As a result, in fiscal year 2021, IFC delivered 32% in own-account climate finance and mobilized $3.7 billion for climate. More recently, in April 2021, the WBG developed a new Climate Change Action Plan  (2021 – 2025) that outlines the institutions collective response to align financial flows with the goals of the Paris Agreement  (referred to as "Paris Alignment"). The Agreement explains the need to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Per the Action Plan, (referred to as "Paris Alignment"). The Agreement explains the need to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Per the Action Plan, IFC has committed to align 85% of new operations with the goals of Paris Agreement by July 1, 2023 and 100% of these by July 1, 2025.CBD has a vacancy for a (Senior) Operations Officer in the Climate Finance & Policy Team (CBDFPT), which supports action leadership on topics such as carbon pricing, climate risk, and impact measurement, as well as upstream climate business-related markets development to mobilize more private capital. The Officer/Sn Officer will also support delivery on a number of projects and initiatives related to climate risk, resilience, and adaptation. The position will be based in Washington, DC and the officer will report to the Manager of the Unit and the unit's Senior Industry Specialist.  Role and Responsibilities:The primary responsibilities and overall profile required for this position are as given below.The hiring unit will be CBDFPT and the selected candidate will report to the unit's manager. The candidate will support the implementation of IFC's climate initiatives, including:• Support to IFC's investment teams in the implementation of Paris Alignment commitments• Support to IFC's project teams in increasing the volume of adaptation projects• Support in the implementation of IFC's Climate Risk Screening and Management Program• Development of background analytical information that supports the implementation of IFC's programs• Support in the process of formulation of country sector strategies as these relate to climate change• Participation in the reviews of climate related methodologies and policies  Selection Criteria The candidate must have experience in the following areas:• At least a master's degree in either Business Administration, Economics, Environmental Economics, Finance, or related field. • Demonstrated technical skills in climate risk and adaptation assessment across industries • Minimum of 8 years of full-time relevant professional experience in the field of climate change risk, mitigation and adaptation  • Proven understanding of key climate change policy and market issues and their latest developments• Familiarity with concepts of climate finance, adaptation finance, and resilience related financial products and definitions• Demonstrated research and analytical skills; advanced proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word; good report writing capabilities and ability to comprehend and analyze large amounts of data/information • Team player with strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds • Experience in project management to deliver results on time and within budget• Excellent written and verbal/presentation communication skills in English. Fluency in other languages a plus• Flexibility to perform a variety of tasks and expand the scope of work and responsibilitiesWorld Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.       ________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals  ________________________________________________________________________

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15/10/2021
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Associate Operations Officer – Climate Metrics

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

 DescriptionIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.IFC's Climate Policy Team help clients tap into development opportunities and working with a host of partners to catalyze finance, especially, for climate action, is at the core of IFC's business. As a result, in fiscal year 2021, IFC delivered 32% in own-account climate finance and mobilized $3.7 billion for climate. More recently, in April 2021, the WBG developed a new Climate Change Action Plan (2021 – 2025) that outlines the institutions collective response to align financial flows with the goals of the Paris Agreement (referred to as "Paris Alignment"). The Agreement explains the need to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Per the Action Plan, (referred to as "Paris Alignment"). The Agreement explains the need to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Per the Action Plan, IFC has committed to align 85% of new operations with the goals of Paris Agreement by July 1, 2023 and 100% of these by July 1, 2025.As part of the IFC, the Climate Business Department (CBD) works across the organization and beyond to implement the climate change action plan. CBD is responsible for among other things, supporting IFC investment and advisory  teams to identify and account for climate investments, track committed climate finance, partner with Treasury on the IFC's Green Bond Program, develop analytical tools, lead climate risk management, and develop thought leadership via publications and external partnerships. It is in this context that the CBD is seeking to recruit an Associate Operations Officer to be based in Washington DC and who will report to a CBD Manager. Role and Responsibilities:The primary role of the Associate Operations Officer - Climate Metrics is to conduct climate assessment of IFC investment and advisory operations across regions and industries. The responsibilities, include, but are not limited to:• Supporting overall analytical work for the assessment of investments' alignment to the objectives of the Paris Agreement.• Supporting the assessment of investments' consistency with Decarbonization Pathways and Climate Resilience aspects per industry, considering relevant climate policies and circumstances.• Contributing to the development and regular update of sector-related guidance notes, taking account of the latest IFC Climate Definitions and Paris Alignment criteria. Support guidance notes for other relevant sectors within area of experience and expertise.• Contributing to the development of sustainable finance instruments including green bonds, green loans and sustainability-linked loans and bonds.• Actively supporting CBD's work with investment and advisory teams for the identification of new climate business opportunities in current and new business areas as IFC pursues its "Creating Markets" strategy.• Providing support to CBD in climate finance tracking and reporting to internal and external stakeholders. • Supporting the overall World Bank Group/Multilateral Development Bank climate metrics harmonization effort.• Functioning effectively in a matrix organization structure, building and maintaining strong internal relationships, particularly with investment teams.• Other activities that the team is asked to undertake from time to time or as the mandate changes.  Selection Criteria • Graduate degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, or related areas.• Minimum of 5 years of experience in climate policy analysis, climate finance or sustainable finance.• Experience in the detailed assessment of climate change mitigation or adaptation aspects of investments.• Keen interest in development finance and working with international teams across time-zones.• Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and confidently, articulate solutions, manage and produce quality reports and presentations as required.• Experience in green bonds and other sustainable finance instruments is a strong plus.• Willingness and ability to travel.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.      ________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals  ________________________________________________________________________

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15/10/2021
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Operations Officer - Climate Risk

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

DescriptionIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.IFC's Climate Policy Team help clients tap into development opportunities and working with a host of partners to catalyze finance, especially, for climate action, is at the core of IFC's business. As a result, in fiscal year 2021, IFC delivered 32% in own-account climate finance and mobilized $3.7 billion for climate. More recently, in April 2021, the WBG developed a new Climate Change Action Plan (2021 – 2025) that outlines the institutions collective response to align financial flows with the goals of the Paris Agreement (referred to as "Paris Alignment"). The Agreement explains the need to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Per the Action Plan, (referred to as "Paris Alignment"). The Agreement explains the need to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Per the Action Plan, IFC has committed to align 85% of new operations with the goals of Paris Agreement by July 1, 2023 and 100% of these by July 1, 2025.CBD has a vacancy for an Operations Officer in the Climate Finance & Policy Team (CBDFPT), which supports action leadership on topics such as carbon pricing, climate risk, and impact measurement, as well as upstream climate business-related markets development to mobilize more private capital. The Officer will also support delivery on a number of projects and initiatives related to climate risk, resilience, and adaptation. The position will be based in Washington, DC and the officer will report to the Manager of the Unit and the unit's Senior Industry Specialist. Role and Responsibilities:The primary responsibilities and overall profile required for this position are as given below.The hiring unit will be CBDFPT and the selected candidate will report to the unit's manager and the unit's Senior Industry specialist. The candidate will support the implementation of IFC's climate initiatives, including:• Support to IFC's investment teams in the implementation of Paris Alignment commitments• Support to IFC's project teams in increasing the volume of adaptation projects• Support in the implementation of IFC's Climate Risk Screening and Management Program• Development of background analytical information that supports the implementation of IFC's programs• Support in the process of formulation of country sector strategies as these relate to climate change• Participation in the reviews of climate related methodologies and policies  Selection Criteria The candidate must have experience in the following areas:• At least a master's degree in Business Administration, Economics, Environmental Economics, Finance, or related field. • Minimum of 5 years of full-time relevant professional experience in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation  • Demonstrated technical skills in climate risk and adaptation assessment across industries• Understanding of key climate change policy and market issues and their latest developments• Familiarity with concepts of climate finance, adaptation finance, and resilience related financial products and definitions• Demonstrated research and analytical skills; advanced proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word; good report writing capabilities and ability to comprehend and analyze large amounts of data/information • Team player with strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds • Experience in project management to deliver results on time and within budget• Excellent written and verbal/presentation communication skills in English. Fluency in other languages a plus• Flexibility to perform a variety of tasks and expand the scope of work and responsibilities World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.      ________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals  ________________________________________________________________________

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international finance corporation

Senior Operations Officer – Climate Metrics

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
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 DescriptionIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.IFC's Climate Policy Team help clients tap into development opportunities and working with a host of partners to catalyze finance, especially, for climate action, is at the core of IFC's business. As a result, in fiscal year 2021, IFC delivered 32% in own-account climate finance and mobilized $3.7 billion for climate. More recently, in April 2021, the WBG developed a new Climate Change Action Plan (2021 – 2025) that outlines the institutions collective response to align financial flows with the goals of the Paris Agreement (referred to as "Paris Alignment"). The Agreement explains the need to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Per the Action Plan, (referred to as "Paris Alignment"). The Agreement explains the need to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Per the Action Plan, IFC has committed to align 85% of new operations with the goals of Paris Agreement by July 1, 2023 and 100% of these by July 1, 2025.As part of the IFC, the Climate Business Department (CBD) works across the organization and beyond to implement the climate change action plan. CBD is responsible for among other things, supporting IFC investment and advisory  teams to identify and account for climate investments, track committed climate finance, partner with Treasury on the IFC's Green Bond Program, develop analytical tools, lead climate risk management, and develop thought leadership via publications and external partnerships. It is in this context that the CBD is seeking to recruit a Senior Operations Officer to be based in Washington DC and who will report to a CBD Manager. Role and Responsibilities:The primary role of the Senior Operations Officer - Climate Metrics is to conduct climate assessment of IFC investment and advisory operations across regions and industries. The responsibilities, include, but are not limited to:• Leading the assessment of investments' consistency with Decarbonization Pathways and Climate Resilience aspects per industry, considering relevant climate policies and circumstances.• Leading overall analytical work for the assessment of investments' alignment to the objectives of the Paris Agreement.• Leading or contributing to the development and regular update of sector-related guidance notes, taking account of the latest IFC Climate Definitions and Paris Alignment criteria. Support guidance notes for other relevant sectors within area of experience and expertise.• Leading the development of sustainable finance instruments including green bonds, green loans and sustainability-linked loans and bonds.• Actively supporting CBD's work with investment and advisory teams for the identification of new climate business opportunities in current and new business areas as IFC pursues its "Creating Markets" strategy.• Guiding the team in climate finance tracking and reporting to internal and external stakeholders. • Leading/Supporting the overall World Bank Group/Multilateral Development Bank climate metrics harmonization effort.• Functioning effectively in a matrix organization structure, building and maintaining strong internal relationships, particularly with investment teams.• Other activities that the team is asked to undertake from time to time or as the mandate changes.  Selection Criteria • Graduate degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, or related areas.• Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in climate policy analysis, climate finance or sustainable finance.• Experience in the detailed assessment of climate change mitigation or adaptation aspects of investments.• Keen interest in development finance and working with international teams across time-zones.• Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and confidently, articulate solutions, manage and produce quality reports and presentations as required.• Experience in green bonds and other sustainable finance instruments is a strong plus.• Willingness and ability to travel.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.      ________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals  ________________________________________________________________________

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