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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 servicesas well as products and services of other institutions in the World Bank Groupto 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.

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international finance corporation

Senior Manager, Western Europe - GH

France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes , Paris

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in over 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.The Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean Vice Presidency oversees the IFC's engagements in the two regions, including operationalizing the IFC's response in Ukraine and the post-COVID-19 recovery, building a strong pipeline for private sector investments rooted in country strategies, and fostering more collaboration opportunities with key stakeholders to maximize impact. Due to the increased importance of mobilization and the growing number of clients in Europe, and the strategic importance of developing the work with partners, IFC is looking to recruit a Senior Manager for the Western Europe sub-region. The Senior Manager will lead IFC's operations in Western Europe, develop new business opportunities, and manage relations with European shareholders and partners, which is critical to ensuring the implementation of IFC's global business strategy and achieving its business goals. The Senior Manager for Western Europe will report to the Regional Director for Europe.The position will be based in Paris, France. Duties & Accountabilities:In addition to promoting IFC in all its countries of operations, the position has the following areas of responsibility:•  Represent the IFC in its relations with high-level decision-makers, policymakers, and opinion-makers in Europe. •  Direct and guide management on the IFC's strategic relations with other IFIs and international organizations located in Europe, and development finance institutions, including strategic guidance for senior management on priority issues for IFC engagement, opportunities for cooperation and relationship, and reputational risks.•  Develop strategic engagement, communications, and outreach programs to foster and maintain the IFC's relationships with key government counterparts, constituencies, opinion-makers, and media in European donor countries. •  Supervise the implementation of country-specific relationship management and dialogue with European governments, constituencies, and institutions. •  Manage important relationships at the capitals' level including communicating IFC's strategy and operations to our shareholders and feeding back important shareholder concerns and initiatives to IFC management.  •  Mobilize funds to implement IFC's strategy and act as a catalyst for the relationship with all donors to ensure the efficient implementation of IFC's strategy.  •  Lead the institutional relationships with European stakeholders, including Governments, Development Partners, and European Union Institutions. •  Responsible for overseeing the effective implementation of high-quality European and country-specific activity programs, aimed at strengthening the IFC's relationship with European countries, constituencies, and global institutions that are based in Europe. •  Ensure an integrated approach to our relations with European shareholders.  S/he needs to draw on a wide network of contacts across the IFC to ensure that approaches are well-coordinated and that key strategic information is flowing in a timely manner to relevant colleagues in the institution.  •  Identify potential new clients for IFC in Europe, including using networks of business organizations, industry associations, banks, and other intermediaries. Coordinate country and industry-specific business development strategies with the Regional Industry Directors. In addition, in close coordination with the Global Industry teams, he/she is responsible for ensuring that the relationship management function with private sector clients is carried out. •  Possess a strong understanding of the development strategy and specific initiatives in IFC's countries of operation in emerging markets and keep IFC's management informed about them.•  Effectively manage staff, plan performance/evaluation discussions, facilitate development opportunities by supporting career planning, and create a productive, inclusive, and respectful work environment. •  Manage IFC's offices in Paris, London, Frankfurt, and Brussels. Selection Criteria•  A master's degree or equivalent professional qualification in finance or business and at least 12 years of relevant experience.•  Strong knowledge of IFC's business (i.e., a proven track record of sourcing, structuring, and closing investments in emerging markets), as well as of IFC policies and global strategy. •  Strong business development and client relationship skills; track record and ability to focus on client needs effectively. •  Ability to interact directly and independently with senior management of existing and potential clients, of financial and technical partners, as well as senior government officials. •  Good network of contacts with European Governments, Corporations, multilaterals, and Development agencies. •  Good knowledge and understanding of European Union institutions. •  Sound business judgment in identifying potential business partners. •  Knowledge of overall industry and sector trends.•  Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and French with the ability to represent IFC externally. •  Highly motivated, and committed to the highest ethical standards. •  Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds. •  Demonstrated skills in leading and working in teams, delivering products and commitments, and working across boundaries. •  Ability and willingness to travel extensively.•  Field experience is highly preferred. Note: If the selected candidate is a current World Bank Group Staff Member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. If the selected candidate is a current World Bank Group Staff Member with a Term appointment that expires later than the end date of this appointment, s/he will retain the duration of his/her current Term appointment.Poverty has no borders; neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences, and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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19/04/2024
international finance corporation

Senior Economist - GG

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

IFCa member of the World Bank Groupis 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 2023, IFC committed a record $43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. The Economic and Market Research Department (CER) focuses on operationally relevant research on firms and private sector development in emerging and low-income developing economies. This includes overseeing country private sector diagnostics, working to identify the most impactful business opportunities, creating a series of reports, undertaking research for peer-reviewed journals, organizing conferences with academia, and providing analytical input to guide IFC's strategy. The Department is seeking to recruit Senior Economist to contribute to and lead work on the new Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD 2.0), including its underlying sector analysis.  The CPSD 2.0 is a core diagnostic of the World Bank Group, prepared jointly with staff of the World Bank.  It identifies, at the country level, sectors or sub sectors with unrealized private investment potential and makes concrete and operationally relevant recommendations to alleviate constraints that hold back private investment that might otherwise result in economic growth and job creation. The position is based at IFC's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Duties and Accountabilities Reporting to the unit manager, the candidate will support the central unit for Country Private Sector Diagnostics (CPSDs) by (i) contributing to oversight, methodological guidance and development, and quality control for CPSDs; and (ii) lead individual CPSDs or sectoral work which will require engaging independently and proactively in analysis and tasks requiring the interpretation of complex or imperfect sets of information. The successful candidate will also conduct substantive empirical analytical work, particularly at the level of economic sectors and subsectors, demonstrating good command of the economics of a particular economic sector and key drivers of sector growth, productivity, profitability and efficiency, and present analysis in concise and clear written formats. Selection CriteriaThe candidate should have a deep and nuanced understanding of key drivers of, and approaches to, fostering private sector led economic growth in emerging markets/developing countries and key tools to create and promote efficient private markets. They will participate in the development and production of the new generation of Country Private Sector Diagnostics, including by undertaking related analysis of sector potential for private investment, growth, and job creation. The candidate should: •  Have a PhD or master's degree in economics, Finance or a closely related field and at least 10 years of relevant work experience.  •  Demonstrate sound judgment in understanding and advising on the interface between public policy and private sector development in emerging markets and developing economies. •  Have a deep understanding of key tools to create and promote efficient markets in emerging markets and developing economies. •  Demonstrate a strong command of the economics and key drivers of sector growth, productivity, profitability and efficiency as well as impact of global sector trends on market opportunities and risks. •  Have a solid track record of sound and politically astute judgement in the formulation of advice and recommendations to governments on policy and regulatory issues related to private sector development. •  Have extensive experience working across World Bank Group institutional boundaries in support of economic and regulatory policy reform that supports private sector development.  •  Produce analytical studies on sectoral matters, including for external publication. •  Possess a good understanding of, and experience with, the Bank Group's Country Engagement model.•  Apply in-depth knowledge of the private sector in complex and/or difficult countries to influence collaboration efforts with the WBG, including country diagnostics and partnership frameworks.•  Contribute to and/or lead diverse and multi-disciplinary teams in the design and use of research frameworks and tools for assessing investment and job creation impact from policy reform. •  Have a track record of published analytical work and reports in the area of economics or economic policy.•  Guide, advise, mentor and coach others to develop and broaden their scope of skills & knowledge in the Economic stream.  •  Clearly and concisely communicate in writing, complex and technical concepts and policy advice for use by non-technical policy makers.  •  Advise IFC/WB operations on actions required to help unlock private sector development and market creation. The candidate should be able to use this knowledge to lead and contribute substantively to country private sector diagnostics, policy notes, strategies on private sector development, and improving the enabling environment for private sector development. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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19/04/2024
international finance corporation

Senior Economist - GG

France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes , Paris

IFC 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.orgThe IFC 3.0 strategy aims to stimulate more investment activity across emerging markets, especially in Low Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict affected States (FCS). Our goal is to create, deepen, and expand markets and design and develop impactful investment projects. This strategy is, in part, premised on improved country/sector diagnostic, strategic, and public sector engagement capabilities, which seek to: 1) resolve obstacles to private sector growth via diagnostic and strategic work that informs both IFC operations and relevant IBRD/IDA policy operations; and 2) overcome the shortage of investable projects in priority markets by proactively improving the private sector ecosystem at the country and regional level.The IFC's Country Advisory and Economics unit for Europe (CEUAE) is seeking to recruit a Senior Economist to be based in Paris, and reporting to its manager - also based in Paris. The CEUAE team is responsible for:• Producing both regional and country-level economic assessments to support IFC's strategy and operations;• Leading/Collaborating with World Bank Group (WBG) colleagues to produce analytical products such as Country Private Sector Diagnostics (CPSDs) and IFC Country Strategies;• Significantly contributing to WBG country engagement, including analytical and strategic products such as Systematic Country Diagnostics (SCD), Country Climate and Development Reports (CCDR), as well as IBRD/IDA lending operations; and• Putting IFC's country strategy and diagnostic recommendations into practice through Advisory projects that engage with governments, regulators, civil society, development partners and other relevant stakeholders to reform markets and sectors and address key bottlenecks to private sector development. Duties and Responsibilities:The Senior economist is expected to contribute to all three primary functions of CEUAE, namely: strategic and economic analysis, operational delivery, and operational support. She/he will be responsible for: • Contributing to regional work on formulating country and regional strategies to maximize IFC's impact and address development challenges.• Leading/Contributing to select WBG analytical work, including CCDRs and CPSDs. • Leading/contributing to IFC's engagement with the World Bank and IFC teams to help advance select private sector reform priorities through the World Bank operations (including policy-based lending and investment lending) and IFC's upstream and advisory work.• Leading/contributing to the operationalization of key strategic and diagnostic recommendations through the design and implementation of client-facing Advisory Services projects that support reform implementation and investment facilitation in line with IFC's strategic priorities.• Mentoring and providing quality control of strategic and analytical work, as well as operational projects delivered by junior members of the team. Selection Criteria• Advanced degree in Economics, with at least 12 years of relevant professional experience; PhD in economics is desirable but not required.• A track record of relevant analytical work, especially country private sector diagnostics at macro-, sector-, and micro- level. Good understanding of the interdependence between various sectors of an economy and capacity to integrate micro and sectoral issues with the overall macroeconomic framework.• Ability to translate economic and policy analysis into country and sector strategies / programs.• Experience with policy dialogue, lending operations (including policy-based and investment lending) and delivering programs and solutions to the clients.• Knowledge of the WBG country engagement process and experience of leading the WBG analytical work such as Country Economic Memorandum (CEM), SCD, Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP), CPSDs, CCDRs, and Investment Climate Assessments (ICA) is desirable. • Strong writing skills, including the ability to write quickly and concisely on a variety of topics in a well-structured manner.• Strong communication skills, including ability to interact with internal stakeholders within the WBG, policy makers in IFC's client countries, and participate in policy development initiatives in collaboration with the WB / MIGA / external stakeholders.• Demonstrated interpersonal skills, proven ability to work effectively as a team leader and team member, build and maintain relationships with colleagues, manage junior staff and maintain collaborative relationships with stakeholders.• A proven ability to work flexibly on a range of assignments, adjust to changes in schedule and priorities, and juggle concurrent tasks effectively and efficiently.• Experience in the climate change agenda is a plus. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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international finance corporation

Operations Officer - GF

Panama, Panamá , Panama City

IFC 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.Sound financial systems underpin economic growth and development, and are crucial to the World Bank Group's mission of alleviating poverty and boosting shared prosperity. Also, tapping into capital markets is needed to attract additional sources to help finance global development goals, which are projected to require.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, our 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 Country Advisory and Economics Unit delivers on IFC's capital increase commitments by providing a foundation for IFC to increase private sector investment opportunities. CAE addresses key reform asks in IFC country strategies, complementing World Bank efforts, while strengthening IFC's relationships with client countries in support of the IFC 3.0 Strategy. Specifically, CAE 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 the public sector, private sector and other teams across the World Bank Group in the design and delivery of advisory services.IFC's focus in Latin America and the Caribbean is on promoting Inclusive Growth, Competitiveness and Innovation, Regional and Global Integration, and Climate Change. CAE currently operates across the Latin America and the Caribbean region, with an active portfolio in Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eastern Caribbean States, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Paraguay, and Peru. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: In this role, the selected candidate will serve as an Operations Officer for the CAE team in the IFC office in Panama City, Panama. He/she will work closely with IFC teams from other business lines (Upstream, Investments and Advisory) as well as World Bank staff to 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 CAE practice in LAC, with a strong focus on Central America, innovate new projects and build new business in line with the WBG/IFC country strategy, and deliver high quality advisory engagements with public sector counterparts and the private sector. The selected candidate will report to the CAE Manager for Latin America.The selected candidate will be responsible for providing technical and operational support for the implementation of financial sector reforms.  In this respect, the focus will be to ensure the CEA portfolio is responsive to IFC's investment commitments and priorities, as well as to build new business given the potential market, client needs and strategic commitments, aligned with the IFC business plan for LAC as needed.    Client and Stakeholder Management:•  Participate in senior level client meetings to provide technical advice and monitor progress in implementing financial sector reforms and conduct 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 targeting the financial sector, using existing or new projects and tools to support reform implementation.  •  Communicate with senior level clients of the Government, banking sector and other private sector entities to articulate the case for reforms that can unlock new investment opportunities in the market. •  Work collaboratively with the IFC country offices and internal business anchors ( Investment/Upstream/Advisory) to orient CAE engagements toward building a 3-5 year pipeline of investment projects and provide solutions to key portfolio clients.•  Engage with the relevant teams at the World Bank and IFC to leverage synergies, develop joint initiatives and strengthen collaboration to implement reforms needed to unlock new markets and work collaboratively across IFC.•  Engage pro-actively with donor partners to report progress on donor funded programs and develop new fund-raising proposals. Design and Operationalize Solutions:•  Collaborate within CAEE as well as industry specialists in the identification and design of financial sector reforms to mobilize private investment in LAC as needed. •  Review and contribute to the development and approval of relevant project documents such as Concept Notes, Implementation Plans, Project Supervision Reports (PSRs) and Project Completion Reports (PCRs) and client deliverables to ensure standards and objectives are met.•  Improve the design and delivery of client solutions by incorporating global best practices and lessons from past. Partner with results 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 management, project supervision and completion documents and provide quality control over client deliverables. 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 develop and implement advisory engagements in line with IFC investment and country priorities. •  Conduct research to shape ongoing and future offerings on financial sector-level reforms 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 sector-level reform, and for external stakeholders to generate interest on sector-level 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 bench strength of experts and consultants in key thematic areas across the region.Staff Supervision:•  Oversee/supervise assigned tasks executed by staff and consultants.•  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.  Selection Criteria•  Master's Degree in business, finance, economics, or related discipline.•  At least six (8) years of relevant work experience in the financial sector, sustainable finance and/or consulting. Experience with bank regulators is highly desired.•  Familiarity with literature on best practices in financial sector level reforms.•  Strong technical knowledge and demonstrated track record in delivering advisory engagements in several of the following thematic areas: investment climate, financial sector, sustainable finance, capital markets.•  Strong conceptual/analytical skills and ability to design, deliver and close projects on a timely manner.•  Extensive project management experience. Demonstrated experience with consulting firms is a plus.•  Understanding of IFC and WBG products/instruments and where there are opportunities for cross-organizational collaboration. Demonstrable experience working on IFC and WBG products will be an advantage. •  Understand the implications of different policy and regulatory frameworks governing the thematic areas.•  Able to design, negotiate and lead efforts to develop client offerings that reflect in-depth knowledge of thematic area and understanding of business case for how thematic focus will help client to improve their business.•  Able to identify how changes in markets, sector policy, regulations or emergence of new/ successful innovators/ disruptors may create new opportunities for IFC.•  Thorough understanding of IFC products, what is likely to be approved, and how long it will take. Good understanding of WBG and how to initiate collaborative efforts to leverage its products/ instruments.•  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 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and aptitude to learn new systems is a must.  Ability to use project management systems (iportal, etc.) is a plus.•  Knowledge of emerging economy conditions and challenges related to project implementation plus ideas to overcome related constraints. Experience working in an emerging country is a plus.•  Demonstrated capacity to prioritize decisions for operational results.•  Proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment with excellent teamwork and diplomatic skills.•  Strong interpersonal and client engagement skills as shown by good working relationships with government clients, donors, and other state and private sector institutions.•  Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills in English and Spanish is a must. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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Operations Analyst - GE

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

IFC 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.The Country Office for the Southern Cone (CASAR), covering Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, is based in Buenos Aires and is part of IFC's Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Department. CASAR plays a central role in the functioning of IFC's matrix organization to bring regional information and perspective to IFC decision making. CASAR is responsible for: (a) leading the formulation of IFC's regional strategy; (b) monitoring and communicating IFC's project pipeline, portfolio performance and strategy implementation in the countries covered; (c) monitoring political, macro-economic, sectoral and financial market developments, and keeping senior management informed of these developments and potential impact on IFC's activities and strategies; (d) maintaining dialogue with governments, locally based stakeholders, and other parts of the World Bank group, (e) coordinating the investment services (IS) and advisory and upstream services program in the region in collaboration with Regional Industry Departments; and (f) contributing substantially to business development.To fulfill this role, CASAR is seeking an Operations Analyst to be based in Buenos Aires, Argentina and who will report directly to IFC's Senior Country Manager for the Southern Cone. This is a local hire Term Appointment with an initial duration of three years subject to renewal. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: •  Create financial analysis models and support structuring of new investments in collaboration with industry teams.•  Extract data on the sub-region such as Investment,  Advisory and Upstream portfolio, development impact and pipeline from internal databases and other internal sources. Manipulate and present the data in a variety of formats for a variety of audiences to a high degree of accuracy and consistency.•  Update and maintain internal databases; be the 'go-to' person for program data and other research and operational support for and from the sub-region.•  Stay abreast of current investment and advisory operations in the sub-region and respond quickly to queries from WBG management on these operations.•  Perform analytics on markets, company performances, portfolio and other data.•  Contribute up-to-date program and country/market data to World Bank Group strategic documents such as Country Partnership Frameworks, Progress and Learning Reviews, and Completion and Learning Reviews.•  Conduct industry and market research and assist in IFC's business development efforts.•  Participate in other aspects of IFC's project processing cycle as needed, including conducting integrity due diligence.•  Prepare management briefs, reports, presentations and country economic updates.•  Elaborate pitchbooks and presentations for external stakeholders and clients.•  Help coordinate collaboration with other World Bank Group institutions (IBRD, MIGA, IDA, ICSID).•  Other tasks that may arise in the day-to-day department's workload. Selection Criteria•  A bachelor's degree from a renowned university preferably accompanied by a Master's degree in Finance, Business or Management, and enrollment in the CFA program are advantageous qualifications.•  Minimum two years' work experience in banking or consulting in a fast-paced, knowledge-based work environment.•  Demonstrated quantitative, financial analysis and modeling skills.•  Sound numerical, analytical and conceptual skills encompassing finance, investment, portfolio management, corporate finance and economics.•  Sound business judgment.•  Excellent Excel, PowerPoint and database skills.•  Ability to conduct research, synthesize data and provide recommendations.•  Strong attention to detail and quality.•  Familiarity with IFC databases and applications would be an advantage.•  Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish.•  Strong client service orientation with openness to feedback and new ideas.•  Ability to manage and complete multiple projects simultaneously and to meet deadlines under high pressure.•  Proactive – initiative-taker.•  Strong team skills with the ability to work across organizational boundaries with ease.•  Keen interest in emerging markets and multicultural environments.•  Willingness and ability to travel on short notice as required. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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19/04/2024
international finance corporation

Senior Investment Officer - GG

India, Maharashtra , Mumbai

IFC 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. IFC sees private equity and venture capital as making a valuable contribution to development by providing capital and know-how to fast-growing companies that are leading drivers of job creation in emerging markets. In addition to its more traditional business, IFC supports these companies through its Disruptive Technologies Group, which invests directly in early venture companies as well as venture funds.  IFC is seeking a Senior Investment Officer to provide coverage for IFC's disruptive technologies and venture investment program as the South Asia regional lead. The selected candidate will be responsible for 1) providing leadership and oversight responsibilities for all of IFC's VC investment activities and portfolio in the South Asia region; 2) developing relevant corporate initiatives, partnerships, and upstream engagements to enhance IFC's strategic positioning in the VC space in the region, 3) working closely with the broader IFC and World Bank teams on building and strengthening entrepreneurship ecosystems across the region.   S/he will be based in Mumbai and will report to the Global Head and the Global Portfolio Manager of the Disruptive Technologies and Venture Capital team (CDFDT). The role will include supervision responsibilities for a team of regional investment staff. Roles and Responsibilities•  Establish, build, and maintain strong relationships with the venture ecosystem across South Asia, including early to growth stage start-ups, venture, corporate and strategic investors, and development partners. •  Develop strong relationships with leading industry strategics across relevant industry verticals (i.e. energy, financial institutions, manufacturing, healthcare, agribusiness, and logistics) to facilitate connections with portfolio companies for commercial and strategic partnerships. •  Lead business development, due diligence, negotiation, and transaction structuring of new business opportunities and liaise extensively with colleagues across the regions and industry verticals.•  Develop and make strategic direct venture investments, VC funds investments, and co-investments for the region in target sectors based on rigorous due diligence of prospective early growth stage ventures, strong technology analysis, business model, and financial valuation. Lead all aspects of investment transaction/ deal cycle including due diligence, board report, investment review recommendation, legal structuring, and portfolio supervision.•  Support the identification of and development of upstream and market creation initiatives to foster tech innovation and related venture ecosystem building in relevant emerging markets in alignment with country and sector strategies.•  Manage and oversee existing portfolio of direct VC investments, co-investments, and VC funds investments in South Asia; helping investees leverage the resources and expertise of IFC and the broader World Bank Group. Portfolio responsibilities would include representing IFC on boards of portfolio companies as nominee director and as LPAC member with a focus on driving value creation.•  Represent IFC's disruptive technologies team in internal and external events, and develop relevant corporate initiatives, partnerships, and engagement for the region to enhance IFC's strategic positioning in the disruptive technology space across all relevant industry verticals. Selection Criteria•  At least 10-12 years of work experience of which at least 5-8 years of venture capital or private equity experience, in South Asia and/or emerging markets transaction experience.  Prior experience in, investment banking or business/corporate development will be considered.•  Significant transaction experience in and analytical knowledge of venture investing; specific sub-sector knowledge in one of the focused areas a plus (i.e. digital health, e-logistic/ supply chain; edtech; fintech, agtech; enterprise software solution).•  Experience in lead negotiating and structuring complex equity transactions;•  Existing and usable network amongst financial investors and strategic investors in emerging markets.•  Experience in portfolio management, including facilitation of exits.  Having prior experience as an investee company board director or operational experience at a venture-backed company is a plus.•  Advanced degree required, MBA from leading international institutions preferred.•  Written competency and spoken language fluency in English.•  Excellent financial and analytical skills; strong team leadership skills preferred. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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17/04/2024
international finance corporation

Senior Investment Officer - GG

Indonesia, Jakarta , Jakarta

IFC 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.The Financial Institution Group (FIG) is one of IFC's key Departments responsible for a significant portion of IFC's business volume, profitability and development reach, approximately 40%. FIG engages in a wide range of sub-sectors including Microfinance, SME, Gender, Climate, Insurance, Capital Markets, Housing, Distressed Assets, and other areas, with both investment and advisory services delivered globally to IFC's clients through IFC's global network.  FIG has three main objectives: 1) financial inclusion 2) servicing the real economy and 3) mobilizing third-party resources. FIG's East Asia team is based across the region with main hubs and offices in Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, Beijing and Hanoi. The team members work on both new business development and portfolio management across the region. With a diverse network of markets, the pipeline of new transactions ranges from investing fresh equity in banks to structured finance products which help develop local capital markets.    FIG East Asia Regional Industry Team is seeking a Senior Investment Officer with local market and industry experience to help grow and develop its business in Indonesia and Timor Leste, and more broadly across South East Asia. The Senior Investment Officer will be based in Jakarta.   Duties and Accountabilities:•  Develop long-term relationships with key clients and other stakeholders (e.g., government officials, regulators) at the working level to identify and act on opportunities for repeat business and engage effectively with other syndicate lenders at the working level.•  Work with clients to identify how IFC can add more value to their company and improve the quality of IFC's investment.•  Supervise the gathering of lessons learned on important topics across the portfolio, connect trends from different areas of the portfolio, and make recommendations on how these could improve business development and transaction structuring.•  Help shape upstream market creation approaches or interventions for a sector, product, or region and engage with senior officials across the WBG and government offices to identify viable market and regulatory reforms that may involve IDA or FCS countries, and influence outcomes of the Country Private Sector Diagnostics.•  Lead formulation and coordinate implementation of a business development strategy.•  Lead quarterly assessments of ratings, loan loss reserves, or valuations for country, region, or sector portfolio; and conduct quality control over work performed by analysts and more junior investment officers.•  Analyze strategically important portfolio trends to identify where they are most concentrated and the contributing factors. Take a leadership role in discussing findings and their implications at quarterly review meetings.•  Lead teams in structuring deals that strike a balance between client's expectations and protecting IFC's and other lenders' rights.•  Look at projects across region to draw comparisons and determine fit with the current portfolio. Conduct quality control to ensure accuracy and adequacy of analytical work performed by junior staff to assess transaction.•  Assess and articulate the development impact of more complex transactions at the sector or subsector level.•  Maintain high-level relationships (CEO and other C-suite levels) with clients in a region or large country to understand industry trends and create new short-term and future business opportunities.•  Oversee or supervise assigned staff and consultants.•  Develop assigned staff and members of the broader team through mentoring, coaching, and providing on-the-job learning opportunities.•  Ensure quality control of work products.•  Ensure efficient/effective use of resources.•  Oversee or supervise assigned staff and consultants.•  Develop assigned staff and members of the broader team through mentoring, coaching, and providing on-the-job learning opportunities.•  Perform complex, credit risk rating assessments, covenant compliance reviews, and development impact assessment. Review the quality of portfolio review work performed by more junior staff.•  Oversee the portfolio management work of analysts and investment officers for assigned portfolio to identify gaps and create a macro view of the financial, compliance, and risk status of the portfolio, anticipating emerging risks.•  Prepare investment committee materials focusing on financial and nonfinancial risk assessment and deal structuring.•  Use networks to keep project moving and collaborate with key internal stakeholders to obtain buy-in on deals and negotiate risk and mitigation strategies. Ensure seamless communication flow and cooperation among all IFC team members and external stakeholders.•  Shape business leads into actionable concepts ready for mandate by identifying and screening potential investment opportunities, preparing the investment thesis, and leading the pre-CRM structuring of those opportunities. Selection Criteria •  Master's degree in a related field and at least 12-15 years of relevant experience. Related fields of education include business, finance, or economics or an area of expertise specific to a sector, subject matter, or industry specialty. Relevant experience could include a proven track record in business consulting or investment banking, or operational experience in the sector or technical or professional field.•  Capacity to understand, enable, and participate in market creation opportunities for multiple countries by demonstrating long-term perspective, open-mindedness, persistence, innovation, and ability to leverage all available tools (including de-risking tools); good understanding of the roles and value-add of IFC and WBG in new markets.•  Understanding of relevant country strategies and obstacles or achieving them.•  Capacity to lead successful negotiations with clients and different stakeholders based on an in-depth understanding of IFC requirements, policies, and practices as well as client and stakeholder interests. Ability to offer alternative solutions to capitalize on opportunities and overcome impasses.•  Ability to build long-term engagement with clients and credibility by demonstrating knowledge of their business, sector, and culture; maintain an ongoing dialogue on their business needs, operations, and strategies as well as opportunities for strategically aligned business deals.•  Ability to maintain client engagement during portfolio stage to identify growth opportunities, address emerging problems, and focus on actions that promote sustainability and ensure that overall development impact objectives are met.•  Build and maintain extensive networks in sectors, country, and region to bring new engagements, and business opportunities.•  IFC/WBG: Ability to interact effectively with working level WBG staff and participate in collaborative interventions or /projects that enable private sector investment by exercising sensitivity to differences in corporate cultures, priorities, and operating practices and /requirements.•  Public Sector: Ability to participate and constructively contribute in meetings with mid-level government officials on constraints to private sector investment in their countries.•  Networks: Possesses an extensive internal and external network with key players in the sector, country, region, or specialization (e.g., legal, credit industry specialists), and an ability to leverage those networks to maintain expertise, identify and capitalize on business opportunities, bring deals to closure, and obtain approvals.•  Excellent written and verbal communication skill. Ability to describe complex issues, approaches, and lessons in a manner that is relevant and understandable to clients/stakeholders.•  Ability to comment effectively on documents, develop junior staff as writers, and lead the writing process of business specific documents.•  Ensure final products are aligned with the needs and expectations of intended audiences.•  Able to clearly articulate IFC's requirements, value-add, financial and nonfinancial risks, development impact, and sustainability measurement in a way that is relevant to and understandable by clients and stakeholders.•  Ability to communicate technical information in an understandable and concise way to a nontechnical audience.•  Able to clearly illustrate the long -term financial and economic benefit of IFC/WBG offerings and how those benefits align with client and government needs and priorities, including in more difficult contexts (IDA and FCS).•  Ability to supervise staff in business development, processing, portfolio management, or specialty area by providing technical guidance and delegating work to build and effectively use talents of staff and balance workloads.•  Ability to guide, advise, mentor, and coach junior staff and peers to develop and broaden their scope of skills, including providing on-the-job learning opportunities. •  Ability to serve as a point of reference on portfolio guidance both from a commercial and process standpoint based on in-depth understanding of portfolio operational policies, practices, and procedures.•  Ability to balance details of individual assets with a big-picture portfolio view to lead the supervision of individual assets and play an important role in formulating and implementing portfolio strategies.•  Restructuring expertise that includes thorough understanding of financial instruments and main investment agreements for optimal structuring.•  Capacity of problem solving to effectively articulate options and recommend actions for both distressed assets and emerging issues for strategic and top tier clients to achieve outcomes that benefit both IFC and its clients.•  Ability to identify systemic risks and integrity issues in the sector.•  Fluency in English, both verbal and written skills.•  Fluency in Indonesian is a plus.  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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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17/04/2024
international finance corporation

Senior Investment Officer - GG

South Africa, Free State , Johannesburg

IFCa member of the World Bank Groupis 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 2023, IFC committed a record $43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. 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 challengeswhere such solutions are advisable and can be effectiveand reserve public financing for projects only when other options are suboptimal.  Blended Finance is a key tool in the execution of IFC's 3.0 Creating Markets strategy. The Blended Finance Division (BFD) of the Blended Finance and Corporate Strategy Department manages a pool of contributor funds of over $5 billion dollars focused on accelerating IFC's engagement in the most developmentally impactful areas: IDA and FCS countries, gender, climate, SME and agriculture and food security. The blended concessional facilities managed by BFD are structured to co-finance, along with IFC funding, investment projects to address market barriers in private sector projects. These funds are deployed alongside IFC's own resources, thus enabling IFC to invest in projects that would not otherwise take place without a co-investment on concessional terms or a performance-based incentive structure that encourages the achievement of additional development outcomes. The BFD's role is to optimize the co-investment of funds from contributors on concessional terms, considering the contributors' strategic priorities and risk appetite, in line with IFC's blended finance governance framework.     The Blended Finance – New Business and Portfolio (CBFNP) division sits in the Blended Finance and Corporate Strategy Department.  Within this division, there are investment officers focusing on blended finance transactions supporting IFC's Operations.  These blended finance transactions may use different blended finance facilities, including the IDA Private Sector Window (PSW) or multilateral or bilateral Blended Finance facilities. The goal of this work is to enable industry and regional departments of IFC to have a much deeper impact and footprint in the most difficult countries and sectors, primarily but not exclusively in IDA and fragile countries. Investment officers in the Department also promote engagement in more upstream work to generate more deal-flow and impact in the hardest to reach sectors and countries. CBFNP seeks a Senior Investment Officer (SIO) to work regionally, across Africa, primarily on IFC's Financial Institutions Group (FIG) projects but also on Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS) sector investment projects which need blended concessional finance solutions to proceed. Being part of CBFNP, this position will also provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to work across different industry groups and regions within a creative and results-oriented environment.  Location will be in Johannesburg, South Africa. Roles & Responsibilities•  Blended finance anchor for Africa: The SIO will work with other blended finance and partnership colleagues on the ground to be the first "port of call" for blended finance inquiries in Africa, coordinating with the blended finance global team and providing preliminary advice/response to operation colleagues in the region. He/she is expected to manage relationship with regional/country and industry management in Africa, facilitates effective collaboration between blended finance and Africa operation team.•  Financial structuring: Technical ability to translate risk tolerance of individual contributors across a wide spectrum ranging from Returnable Capital to Consumable Capital to a financial structure and model. Flexibility to dovetail this understanding to financial structuring needed for an investment, which neither the client nor IFC could complete without a Blended Finance co-investment.•  Origination proactiveness: Help project teams put IFC's best foot forward in front of clients to help origination in areas of strategic importance for IFC investments, particularly in FIG and MAS in Africa. Attend relevant pipeline meetings of industry departments.•  Deal processing: Maintain accountability to the Blended Finance Committee with clear, unbiased presentation of the financial and impact rationale of the Blended Finance co-investment(s). Attend appraisals where necessary, especially if the Blended Finance co-investment has significantly different interests from IFC's own account investment. Attend IRM, pre-IRMs etc. Focus on parallel processing of the Blended Finance co-investment from PDS-Concept to Commitment. •  Supervision: Liaise with project teams to fulfill reporting requirements to contributors (both financial outcomes and impacts).  In addition, particularly for projects benefiting from a de-risking tranche from Blended Finance, monitor early warning signals of cascading risks with assistance from the project's supervision team including on existing projects. Also process disbursements, waivers, amendments pertaining to the Blended Finance co-investment etc.•  Fund-raising assistance: Contribute to new concessional fund-raising efforts to provide color and nuance on projects benefiting from a Blended Finance co-investment. Gather lessons of experience for shaping future fund-raising activities and impact stories to be shared with contributors and other internal and external stakeholders.•  Knowledge Management: Build up understanding of competitive landscape in the region, especially pertaining to the use of Blended Finance co-investments for challenging FIG and MAS sector projects.   Selection Criteria•  10+ years relevant experience in working on cross-border emerging market investments with a track-record of structuring / executing investment transactions.•  Keen commercial interest in development financing and strengthening sustainable development using tailored Blended Finance co-investments.•  Familiarity with application of the DFI Enhanced Blended Finance Principles to Blended Finance co-investments alongside investment on commercial terms from DFIs.•  Experience with IFC's investment and portfolio management processes, IFC's loan and investment documentation, accounting and financial statement analysis is preferred.•  Understanding of FIG and/or MAS investment practices with knowledge of current issues, challenges and opportunities in implementing blended finance co-investments will be a plus.•  Strong knowledge of IFC products, operations and IFC's loan pricing model, preferably also, its approach to blending concessional finance alongside IFC's investments for its own account. •  Ability to grasp details, problem solve, identify key issues for action and manage/incorporate stakeholder interests, and explain issues clearly and confidently.•  Clarity in the presentation and delivery of information, and adaptability to work well under time and workload pressure with minimal supervision. •  Ability to manage and complete multiple projects simultaneously and to meet deadlines under pressure.•  Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Fluency in other languages, such as French, Portuguese would be a plus.•  MBA or Master degree, specialization in finance/investment strongly preferred. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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17/04/2024
international finance corporation

Senior Country Officer - GG

Australia, New South Wales , Sydney

IFC 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. IFC is recruiting a Regional Head of the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. This position will be based in either Suva, Fiji or Sydney, Australia. Preferred location is Suva, Fiji. The Regional Head of the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand ("Regional Head") will play a critical role in operationalizing IFC 3.0/Creating Markets strategy and enabling the Cascade in this challenging sub-region. He/she will be responsible, in close collaboration with the WBG counterparts, for developing operational country strategies and action plans and for driving their implementation. The Regional Head will oversee a growing pipeline of investments and a large Advisory Services program. The prospects for scaling up growth in investment are very good, and require close, active collaboration with IFC Regional Industry, Upstream and Advisory units. The mandate of the Regional Head will be to significantly build the portfolio, develop new opportunities for IFC in the sub-region and enhance our impact, ensuring that IFC is positioned and has the relationships to maximize the impact of its activities across the Pacific Islands client countries (i.e., Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu), and reinforce our strong relations with government, donor and private sector counterparts in Australia and New Zealand. Fiji and PNG are part of the WBG program for joint representation where the Country Managers for those countries represent all WBG institutions. As the most senior person in the sub-region, the Regional Head is expected to work closely with the WBG Country Managers for Fiji and PNG to support the delivery of the IFC program for those countries.  Otherwise, the Regional Head will be responsible for IFC's activities in the Pacific Islands.    He/She will oversee a multidisciplinary IFC team of investment, advisory services, and support staff and consultants located in 5 country offices in Australia, Fiji, PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.  This will require close interactions with corporate clients, governments, counterparts at the World Bank and other multilateral/bilateral institutions, as well as internal coordination within IFC with Industry Department Directors and Managers, Advisory Services Managers, and constituent Executive Directors.  The Regional Head will report to the Regional Country Manager. Duties and Accountabilities•  In consultation with the Regional Manager, East Asia and the Pacific, develop, design, and implement the country strategy and business plan for integrated investment and advisory operations, including sector priorities and business targets. •  Support the implementation of the Upstream strategy.•  Lead the positioning of IFC in Pacific client countries (except in Fiji and PNG where there are WBG Country Managers) and strengthen relations with the governments of Australia and New Zealand.•  Oversee all IFC's investment and advisory activities in the Pacific sub-region.•  Lead the coordination with World Bank Group institutions in Pacific client countries (except in Fiji and PNG) and oversee with the regional industry managers (and other colleagues in IDA and MIGA) the design and implementation of the Joint Business Plans (JBPs) and other forms of proactive collaboration to enable the Cascade at the country level.  •  Fully contribute and drive on behalf of IFC the development of Systematic Country Diagnostics (SCDs), Country Private Sector Diagnostics (CPSDs), Country Partnership Frameworks (CPFs) and Country Climate and Development Reports (CCDRs), in collaboration with WBG Country Managers, where applicable.•  Manage and develop relationships with key clients (governments and private companies) at the highest level of seniority and position IFC as the partner of choice to support high development impact projects the Pacific Islands (except in Fiji and PNG).  Strengthen relationships with key stakeholders (including relevant regulators, businesses, NGOs, PE Funds, and investors.•  Identify and implement measures to improve country results in terms of efficiency, productivity, profitability, and impact and increase its contribution to the corporate scorecard. •  Lead, manage, develop, and mentor an integrated and diverse team consisting of regional and industry staff, ensuring that the team is high-performing, well-motivated, innovative, well-trained; has clear deliverables; and is committed to the success of IFC in the Pacific sub-region. •  Identify areas where IFC can catalyze market development through innovation based on a thorough understanding of local markets and best practices from IFC's global experience.•  Lead/coordinate the development of a client engagement strategy for existing and new clients. •  Take accountability for early review and clearance of sponsors. For all investments and AS client's programs, review and validate IFC's added-value, development impact and fit with IFC strategy in the cluster's countries.•  Manage investment teams and provide guidance for complex investment structuring and portfolio management cases; make early review and Investment review stage decisions, serve as transaction manager, and chair decision meetings as appropriate.•  Develop IFC's "brand", building on IFC's regional brand and the overall communications strategy; engage with local media.•  Represent and provide visibility for IFC in the target markets including through organizing/participating in high profile events (Senior level visits, interviews, seminars, and conferences).•  Develop and maintain strong relationships with Industry Departments to originate, process and manage a pipeline of investments, and support proactive and strategic portfolio management, to meet IFC's objectives.•  Develop market knowledge to ensure that IFC is working with the right sponsors.  Take accountability for client selection, ensure the integrity of potential clients, and develop and maintain relationships with these companies to identify business opportunities considering IFC's strategy, priorities, and products.•  Share accountability (with Industry Portfolio Managers) for the quality and performance of the Country Portfolio; work jointly with relevant managers to meet Scorecard targets in the Pacific sub-region (Client Satisfaction, Productivity, Development Impact and People metrics).•  Provide administrative and HR management oversight.•  Act as the Head of Security for the sub-region responsible for WBG's duty of care obligations to staff.•  Represent IFC on the crisis management team supported by the business continuity management program offices.•  Where applicable, Appoint emergency wardens, security focal points and road safety focal points.•  Coordinate security decisions with other affected Heads of Office across the WBG. Selection Criteria•  MBA or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 12 to 15 years of professional experience in strategy, finance, or advisory, e.g., commercial or investment banking, project finance, private equity, and management consulting.•  As an ambassador representing IFC in the country, Regional Head must be a role model for ethical behavior values of IFC.•  Strong client relationship management skills, with an existing network of relevant top-level contacts in the country's private and public sector and/or demonstrated ability to build such high-level client network.•  Outstanding and proven track record of performance in investment and advisory activities.•  Strong leadership capabilities and experience managing people, especially leading diverse and high performing teams.•  Significant experience with proven success in developing client relationships.•  Ability to represent IFC externally with government, media, clients, donors, and other stakeholders.•  Ability to think strategically and adjust the country strategies as needed so that they remain responsive to the needs of client countries, and in coordination with development partners.•  Experience in transaction processing and portfolio supervision a strong plus.•  Work experience in IDA/FCS markets transferable to the Pacific context. •  Ability to build successful relationships across the matrix.•  Strong written and oral communications skills.•  Recognized as a leader.•  Ability to develop innovative solutions and challenge the status quo to build IFC's business and image in the market. •  Meet Bank Group-wide managerial selection criteria including courage of your convictions, leading the team for impact, influencing across boundaries, fostering openness to new ideas, building talent for the future. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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17/04/2024
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Senior Country Economist - GG

Kenya, Nairobi Area , Nairobi

IFC 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.The IFC 3.0 strategy aims to stimulate more investment activity across emerging markets, especially in Low Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict affected States (FCS). Our goal is to create, deepen, and expand markets and design and develop impactful investment projects. This strategy is, in part, premised on improved country/sector diagnostic, strategic, and public sector engagement capabilities, which seek to: 1) resolve obstacles to private sector growth via diagnostic and strategic work that informs both IFC operations and relevant IBRD/IDA policy operations; and 2) overcome the shortage of investable projects in priority markets by proactively improving the private sector ecosystem at the country and regional level. The Country Advisory and Economics team for the Eastern and Southern Africa Region (CAEAE) supports the region through provision of country economic diagnostics, strategy, and engagement products as well as through direct support to operational teams and country units, in collaboration with economists throughout the World Bank Group. Specifically, the team has four principal functions:• Producing both regional and country-level economic assessments to support IFC's strategy and operations.• Collaborating with regional and industry colleagues to produce analytical products such as Country Private Sector Diagnostics (CPSDs) and IFC Country Strategies.• Significantly contributing to WBG products such as Systematic Country Diagnostics (SCD), Country Climate and Development Reports (CCDR), and IBRD/IDA lending operations; and• Putting IFC's country strategy and diagnostic recommendations into practice through Advisory projects that engage with governments, regulators, civil society, development partners and other relevant stakeholders to reform markets and sectors and address key bottlenecks to private sector development.CAEAE is hiring a Senior Country Economist to be based in Nairobi, Kenya working closely with IFC country, industry, and upstream teams in select countries in the Eastern Africa Region. The Country Economist will report to the Country Advisory & Economics Manager in CAE. Roles & Responsibilities:• Lead the monitoring of macro-economic conditions and trends for countries in a designated IFC country cluster within the sub-region, and advise the IFC Regional Director, Country Managers, and operational teams on its impact on IFC operations. Help identify macro-economic risks to IFC investments and strategies to mitigate them.• Lead, review, coordinate macro-economic analysis to support IFC investment operations including due diligence. Draft and peer review relevant sections of IFC Board papers including country context and strategic fit.• Provide intellectual and technical leadership on topics of economic or strategic relevance to IFC, and produce policy and technical notes, briefs, presentations, and country reports for as requested by country management. • Lead, contribute, and review Country Private Sector Diagnostics, Country Climate Development Reports, and provide IFC input to WBG Country Engagement products, including Country Partnership Frameworks, Progress and Learning Reviews and other joint initiatives.• Serve as liaison with local and HQ World Bank teams (esp. CMU, EFI), IMF, and other development partners on the ground as well as client governments to help ensure that IFC engagements are aligned with WBG strategies and government development strategies.• Lead the support for IFC Country Managers and teams in the country cluster to develop IFC country strategies/ strategy updates to help maximize IFC development impact. • Support the development of industry strategies in the region. Monitor and support the implementation of Country Private Sector Diagnostic recommendations, sectoral deep dives, and policy reform implementation.• Facilitate interaction and exchange of expertise and knowledge with the broader IFC Economics VPU and CAF Region. Lead on analytical work/ research on selected topics that inform IFC country programs and strategies as well overall PSD research agenda.• Mentor and support junior colleagues with technical and professional leadership. Selection Criteria• Master's or Ph.D. degree in economics/international development/ public policy or business/finance, with strong grounding in economics both from academic and practical experience perspective with a minimum of 10+ years (PhD with 7+ years) of relevant professional experience.• Strong analytical skills in macroeconomic, fiscal, trade policy and growth analysis, including related to climate change.• Demonstrated leadership in applying economic theory and concepts, and to contribute to discussions with internal clients on topics of economic or strategic relevance.• Solid understanding of IFC project cycles, approval/decision processes, and key drivers of IFC business decision making as well as knowledge and understanding of key IFC/WBG products and instruments and how they are deployed to pursue private sector development and country engagement.• Experience in and strong knowledge of the economic context and challenges of countries in Africa.• Demonstrated leadership qualities, initiative, and results orientation, with effective teamwork and mentoring skills.• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with high level stakeholders in English (French desirable). 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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17/04/2024
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Senior Country Economist - GG

South Africa, Free State , Johannesburg

IFC 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.The IFC 3.0 strategy aims to stimulate more investment activity across emerging markets, especially in Low Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict affected States (FCS). Our goal is to create, deepen, and expand markets and design and develop impactful investment projects. This strategy is, in part, premised on improved country/sector diagnostic, strategic, and public sector engagement capabilities, which seek to: 1) resolve obstacles to private sector growth via diagnostic and strategic work that informs both IFC operations and relevant IBRD/IDA policy operations; and 2) overcome the shortage of investable projects in priority markets by proactively improving the private sector ecosystem at the country and regional level.The Country Advisory and Economics team for the Eastern and Southern Africa Region (CAEAE) supports the region through provision of country economic diagnostics, strategy, and engagement products as well as through direct support to operational teams and country units, in collaboration with economists throughout the World Bank Group. Specifically, the team has four principal functions:• Producing both regional and country-level economic assessments to support IFC's strategy and operations.• Collaborating with regional and industry colleagues to produce analytical products such as Country Private Sector Diagnostics (CPSDs) and IFC Country Strategies.• Significantly contributing to WBG products such as Systematic Country Diagnostics (SCD), Country Climate and Development Reports (CCDR), and IBRD/IDA lending operations; and• Putting IFC's country strategy and diagnostic recommendations into practice through Advisory projects that engage with governments, regulators, civil society, development partners and other relevant stakeholders to reform markets and sectors and address key bottlenecks to private sector development.CAEAE is hiring a Senior Country Economist to be based in Johannesburg, South Africa working closely with IFC country, industry, and upstream teams in select countries in the Southern Africa Region. The Country Economist will report to the Country Advisory & Economics Manager in CAE. Roles & Responsibilities:• Lead the monitoring of macro-economic conditions and trends for countries in a designated IFC country cluster within the sub-region, and advise the IFC Regional Director, Country Managers, and operational teams on its impact on IFC operations. Help identify macro-economic risks to IFC investments and strategies to mitigate them.• Lead, review, coordinate macro-economic analysis to support IFC investment operations including due diligence. Draft and peer review relevant sections of IFC Board papers including country context and strategic fit.• Provide intellectual and technical leadership on topics of economic or strategic relevance to IFC, and produce policy and technical notes, briefs, presentations, and country reports for as requested by country management. • Lead, contribute, and review Country Private Sector Diagnostics, Country Climate Development Reports, and provide IFC input to WBG Country Engagement products, including Country Partnership Frameworks, Progress and Learning Reviews and other joint initiatives.• Serve as liaison with local and HQ World Bank teams (esp. CMU, EFI), IMF, and other development partners on the ground as well as client governments to help ensure that IFC engagements are aligned with WBG strategies and government development strategies.• Lead the support for IFC Country Managers and teams in the country cluster to develop IFC country strategies/ strategy updates to help maximize IFC development impact. • Support the development of industry strategies in the region. Monitor and support the implementation of Country Private Sector Diagnostic recommendations, sectoral deep dives, and policy reform implementation.• Facilitate interaction and exchange of expertise and knowledge with the broader IFC Economics VPU and CAF Region. Lead on analytical work/ research on selected topics that inform IFC country programs and strategies as well overall PSD research agenda.• Mentor and support junior colleagues with technical and professional leadership. Selection Criteria • Master's or Ph.D. degree in economics/international development/ public policy or business/finance, with strong grounding in economics both from academic and practical experience perspective with a minimum of 10+ years (PhD with 7+ years) of relevant professional experience.• Strong analytical skills in macroeconomic, fiscal, trade policy and growth analysis, including related to climate change.• Demonstrated leadership in applying economic theory and concepts, and to contribute to discussions with internal clients on topics of economic or strategic relevance.• Solid understanding of IFC project cycles, approval/decision processes, and key drivers of IFC business decision making as well as knowledge and understanding of key IFC/WBG products and instruments and how they are deployed to pursue private sector development and country engagement.• Experience in and strong knowledge of the economic context and challenges of countries in Africa.• Demonstrated leadership qualities, initiative, and results orientation, with effective teamwork and mentoring skills.• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with high level stakeholders in English (French desirable). 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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17/04/2024
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Senior Communications Officer - GG

Brazil, São Paulo , Sao Paulo

IFC 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. Context of the PositionAre you passionate about having an impact on people's lives and contributing to solving some of the world's greatest development challenges? Do you believe that the private sector can provide practical and efficient responses to South America's most pressing issues and play a vital role in generating growth and jobs to drive down poverty and improve the quality of life for people? Then consider this opportunity.We are looking for a Senior Communications Officer to join our Regional Communications team covering South America (excluding Colombia). Responsibilities focus on developing and executing communications strategies, in line with business priorities agreed for each market, with a strong focus on Brazil. The right candidate will be highly organized, able to lead, and a good team player. He/she will work towards being a trusted advisor for the LAC Vice President's office the Regional Director and the Country Managers. He/she is expected to travel, including in difficult markets where security issues might appear, as needed to effectively perform his/her role.The Senior Communications Officer will be an integral member of the Regional Communications Unit's Extended Leadership Team. The Regional Communications Unit is part of the Communications and Outreach Department and works closely with the Corporate and Industry communications units and Reputational Risk and Issues management team to advance business development and communicate IFC's impact in four regions of coverage. Regional Communications Officers engage with IFC's stakeholders - companies and businesses, development partners, civil society, and others, to promote projects that showcase IFC's leadership and innovation as the premier partner of choice for the private sector in emerging and developing economies. The Regional Communications Unit also collaborates regularly with counterparts within the World Bank Group. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:The Senior Communications Officer South America will be based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and will report to the Manager for Regional Communications based in Paris, France. He/she will work closely with the Senior Communications Officer and Lead for Central America, Colombia, Mexico and the Caribbean.The Senior Communications Officer South America will be responsible for:Advice and strategic networking: •  Build / nurture network of contacts with key audiences – media, corporate executives, civil society, academia, government agencies, the World Bank Group and other international organizations as needed.•  Provide strategic advice to the team and to internal clients on communications matters; leading efforts to identify/leverage opportunities for proactive, high-impact communications (reports, industry insights, multi-media packages, stories, notes, case studies, blogs, etc.) that helps position IFC and its projects with relevant audiences. •  Work collaboratively and maintain dialogue with IFC's operational teams (Vice-president/Regional Directors and Country Managers) to ensure that communications activities always support business development. Messaging, products and events: •  Conceptualize and supervise the preparation, production, and dissemination of communication products (e.g., feature stories, news releases, op-eds, blog posts, speeches, presentations, briefing notes, online and social media content, etc.) and thought leadership pieces. •  Write and/or oversee preparation of high-profile speeches, issue briefs, talking points, op-eds, and presentations, and Q&As, reactive messaging/holding statements, etc. for both internal and external use, as well as client-facing collaterals and internal staff engagement content. Ensure each product meets IFC's quality standards. •  Oversee planning, coordination, and logistics, often across multiple operational and communications teams, for IFC-organized conferences and seminars, executive missions and speaking engagements, public or broadcast appearances, press briefings, and other communications-related activities involving external and/or internal audiences.Coordination and harmonization:•  Lead and manage an agile team of communications professionals to ensure effective delivery of a robust work program across the region.•  Implement/leverage in countries covered relevant Communications tools and work processes designed for the Communications and Outreach department.In collaboration with other communications units in IFC's communications and outreach department the Senior Communications Officer will also be responsible for:Risk monitoring and mitigation:•  Support risk identification and mitigation activities in the context of regional and operational communication interventions Coordinate proactively and reactively with Reputational Risk and Issue Management unit and Industry communications unit to ensure effective stakeholder engagement and timely response to questions and concerns. •  Advise specific internal and external stakeholders on managing responses in challenging circumstances.•  Provide political economy analysis for relevant countries. Focus includes current events, public opinion, social or political issues, and other external or internal developments related to Brazil and South America. Corporate contributions:•  Contribute to the successful implementation of IFC's overall Communications and Outreach strategy, ensuring that key themes of climate, gender and private capital mobilization are reflected in LAC communications efforts.•  Actively support any mission or activity involving IFC's Managing Director.•  Coordinate with IFC's Corporate Communications unit on messaging, branding, and positioning.Content coordination, with Industry communications unit:•  Reflect relevant content from other units when appropriate in regional narratives and ensure that regional content is understood and well reflected in corporate and/or industry messaging.•  Disseminate relevant content developed by other units when appropriate, especially papers and research pieces led by the global industry and cross-cutting themes communications unit; coordinate the dissemination of regional research pieces. Selection Criteria•  Master's degree in communications, Journalism, Political Science, International Relations, Public Affairs, Marketing, Business/Finance with 12 years of experience in corporate communications, international relations, public affairs, political science, or other related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. •  Strong verbal and written communications skills as a fluent speaker in Portuguese and English. Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable.•  Ability to identify critical topics, trends, and issues and turn them into clear and concise talking points, speeches, briefs, op-eds, blogs, short features, and social media posts that appeal to a variety of audiences.•  Understanding of IFC's business model and private sector development issues and clear vision of how effective communications can support operational delivery.•  Strong understanding of main regional business trends and geopolitical context in the region covered.•  Previous communications experience as senior communications executive in the private sector in the LAC region, especially in the biggest markets in South America.•  Demonstrated media relations experience and ability to quickly activate or develop own networks of contacts (including: media, influencers, opinion leaders, corporate communications executives, etc.) if selected for the role; demonstrated networking abilities with key audiences to help opening new doors and business opportunities for IFC.•  Experience in sensitive communications and reputation management.•  Strong team and project management skills; ability to create a common purpose to help team members deliver at their best. •  Demonstrated experience in working in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment. •  Able to think strategically and rapidly analyze and synthetize diverse information from varied sources and able to learn, adapt, and to be innovative and think out of the box as new communications challenges arise.•  Excellent organizational skills, proven ability to perform multiple tasks independently, adjust to priorities and achieving results and meet agreed objectives and within sometimes very tight deadlines across various time zones.•  Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills to operate with tact and discretion when appropriate and successfully manage relations with senior management.•  WBG Core competencies: client orientation; drive for results; teamwork of collaboration and inclusion; knowledge, learning and communication; business judgement and analytical decision-making. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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17/04/2024
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Senior Adviser - GH

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

IFCa member of the World Bank Group (WBG)is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets and developing countries. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and knowledge to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed and mobilized a record $43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to create a world free of poverty on a livable planet. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. IFC works in close synergy with the other WBG institutions: notably IBRD-IDA for lending and advisory and MIGA for guarantees. The Cascade Approach is designed to ensure that WBG support is channeled to/through the private sector wherever possible. The Global Challenge Programs (GCP) are designed and implemented jointly by WBG institutions, including IFC. Achieving effective One-WBG integration is a high priority for all senior managers across the WBG.The MCT region of IFC includes the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkiye, Afghanistan & Pakistan. The region is diverse and complex, including several low-income IDA countries and several countries in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS), including large numbers of forcibly displaced people. The Vice President (CMCVP) leads IFC's operations in the region; is accountable for IFC's P&L in the region; and oversees the teams in charge of the delivery of investment and advisory work in the region. The MCT management team is largely decentralized, with two Regional Directors and three Regional Heads of Industry, all based in hub offices in Amman (Jordan) and Istanbul (Türkiye). The region also includes several sizeable country offices, including Pakistan, UAE, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. Communications, Budget, and HR services are also decentralized. Effective daily real-time communications between the Vice President and decentralized management and teams are of the highest priority for the Vice President of MCT. The Advisory and Economics Team for MCT is partly based at IFC-HQ under a Manager reporting to the Vice President and plays an important role in the design of One-WBG engagements. The Vice President's front office at IFC-HQ includes advisers and assistants who report directly to the Vice President.A member of the IFC's Management Team, the Vice President interacts closely with peers in the IFC Management Team, senior members of the management of IBRD-IDA and MIGA, members of the Board, as well as with numerous external partners.The Senior Advisor (GH1) stands in for the Vice President during the latter's frequent travels to the region. S/he is responsible to the Vice President for monitoring overall delivery within the region and for coordinating with the decentralized senior management who maintain effective quality control for investment, advisory, and portfolio management. S/he is responsible to the Vice President for ensuring appropriate representation, prompt action, and seamless communications with IFC-MD's front office. The Senior Advisor provides strategic and technical input to the VP on corporate priorities in MCT. The position will be based in Washington, D.C.  The top candidate will be expected to join promptly once selected. Roles and ResponsibilitiesThe Senior Adviser works directly for the Vice President. In addition to ensuring that the VP is as effective as possible, s/he also guides the workflow in the VP's Front Office. S/he participates in high-level meetings, represents the VP in meetings/ events, and ensures follow-up actions-- working closely with the VPU leadership team, and teams across IFC. The Senior Adviser's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:•  Coordinate the daily workflow for the VP, together with the Front Office Team, and ensure that the VP is adequately briefed and apprised of important issues as they arise.•  Support the VP in various aspects of the job, including Board and Senior Management interactions in IFC and across the WBG, setting VPU objectives and strategy, budgeting, workforce planning, reviewing investment cycle documents, and providing recommendations on them.•  Provide substantive and strategic input, analysis, and recommendations on issues brought to the VP's attention either for information or for action on corporate and business-related issues related to all industries.•  When required to do so, assist the VP on matters related to HR, Budget, etc.•  Ensure appropriate follow-through on actions, decisions, and commitments made by the VP by working with the parties responsible for implementation.•  Prepare, attend meetings with (or on behalf of) the VP, and follow up on agreed actions.•  Prepare and review briefs, presentations, speeches, and draft talking points working closely with industries, regional teams, other VPUs, and communications teams.•  Closely interact with the IFC Management Team Advisors, as well as with the Front Offices of the IBRD RVPs in charge of the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, and keep the VP informed of important issues.•  Maintain regular contact both informally and formally with a wide range of staff, including directors and managers, to stay abreast of emerging issues requiring attention, and establish a program of systematic interaction and follow-up with staff.•  When required to do so, assist the Vice President with communications and conferences.•  Maintain regular contact with ED advisors to stay abreast of emerging issues requiring the VP's attention. Selection Criteria•  At least 15 years of investing and/ or strategic management consulting experience with a minimum of 8 years of experience at IFC and a master's degree in business administration, Economics, or Finance.•  Flawless integrity, and highest ethical standards.•  Knowledge of IFC's operations, strategy, products, corporate priorities, and financials.•  Prior experience advising senior management in a private company or an international financial institution such as IFC.•  Proven ability to produce high-quality work with very short deadlines, to effectively prioritize work among multiple competing demands, and to adapt to unexpected work demands.•  Proven ability to work independently, with demonstrated organizational, analytical, and logistical skills, with an eye for detail.•  Strong understanding of the private sector, development gaps, and IFC investment priorities, including in IDA and FCS.•  Prior experience in leading investments, including in at least one country in the MCT Region at IFC and/or in the private sector.•  Good understanding and hands-on experience in equity and quasi-equity investments.•  Prior experience at IFC with quality control for investment projects; pipeline and portfolio analysis.•  Prior experience at IFC with a corporate briefing to senior management.•  The capacity to follow up systematically and efficiently on a broad set of initiatives and decisions.•  Ability to make fair, well-reasoned, independent, and transparent decisions.•  Strong analytical and operational skills; capacity to identify risks that could negatively impact CMCVPU's program performance/volume.•  Excellent understanding of the cascade approach and good knowledge of WBG operations involving IBRD or IDA, IFC – including lessons learned and success stories including in FCS countries.•  Strong understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with creating business in IDA and FCS countries, including working experience with investment projects or analytical work.•  Good understanding of the climate change agenda. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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17/04/2024
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Investment Officer - GG

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

IFC 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.The Financial Institution Group (FIG) is one of IFC's key departments responsible for a significant portion of IFC's business volume, profitability and development reach, approximately 40%. FIG engages in a wide range of sub-sectors including Microfinance, SME, Gender, Climate, Insurance, Capital Markets, Housing, Distressed Assets, and other areas, with both investment and advisory services delivered globally to IFC's clients through IFC's global network. FIG has three main objectives: 1)financial inclusion 2) servicing the real economy and 3) mobilizing third-party resources.  FIG's East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) team is based across the region, including main offices in Singapore, China (Beijing), Indonesia (Jakarta), Vietnam (Hanoi and HCMC), the Philippines (Manila), and Thailand (Bangkok), as well as other smaller offices across the region. The team members work on both new business development (including transaction processing) and portfolio supervision/client relationship management across the region. Both new business and portfolio supervision activity of the FIG team entails engagement with all types of Financial Institutions counterparts (e.g. commercial banks, microfinance, NBFIs, etc.) across multiple products ranging from senior debt to straight equity investments.FIG's EAP Industry Team is seeking an Investment Officer with local market and industry experience to help grow and develop its business in the Philippines and across the region. The Investment Officer will be based out of Manila. Duties and Accountabilities:•  Contribute to drafting strategies for sectors, countries, or regions for business development; and develop and execute strategies for more complex client engagements with the objective of building a robust investment or advisory pipeline.•  Develop long-term relationships and engagement plans with key local clients to identify and act on opportunities for repeat business.•  Draw comparisons with other industry projects across the region to determine fit with current portfolio and conduct quality control to ensure accuracy and adequacy of analytical work completed by junior staff.•  Assess and articulate the development impact and IFC additionality of moderately complex transactions at the sector or subsector level. Engage with IFC economics team to build IFC development impact story.•  Gather market intelligence to stay informed of emerging trends in sectors and the country that could have broad impact on a country or subsector portfolio.•  Lead structuring of moderately complex investment or advisory transactions incorporating lessons of project evaluations, insights from other Investment Officers, other project structuring and and portfolio management experience. Ensure timely processing, thorough due diligence and client satisfaction.•  Thoroughly review work provided by clients and prepared by team members to ensure solid structure and consistency of legal documents with agreed upon terms.•  Maintain relationships with clients and other stakeholders (government, development partners, WBG).•  Negotiate moderately complex waivers, amendments, and rescheduling, and help prepare official restructuring memos for approval.•  Participate in the design of approaches and interventions to create upstream markets and provide substantive input to key components of Country Private Sector Diagnostics.•  Perform complex, credit risk rating assessments, covenant compliance reviews, loan loss reserves, valuations for country, region, or sector portfolio and development impact assessment. Review the quality of portfolio review work performed by more junior staff.•  Prepare investment or advisory committee materials focusing on financial and nonfinancial risk assessments and deal structuring in moderately complex transactions, applying knowledge of policy and procedures and assessing exceptions where relevant.•  Use networks to keep projects moving and collaborate with key internal stakeholders to obtain buy-in on deals and negotiate risk mitigation strategies. Selection Criteria•  Master's degree in a related field and at least 10-12 years of relevant experience. Related fields of education include business, finance, or economics or an area of expertise specific to a sector, subject matter, or industry specialty. •  Relevant experience could include a proven track record in business consulting or investment banking, or operational experience in the sector or technical or professional field.•  Capacity to understand, enable, and participate in market creation opportunities for multiple countries by demonstrating long-term perspective, open-mindedness, persistence, innovation, and ability to leverage all available tools (including de-risking tools); good understanding of the roles and value-add of IFC and WBG in new markets.•  Build long-term engagement with clients and credibility by demonstrating knowledge of their business, sector, and culture; maintain an ongoing dialogue on their business needs, operations, and strategies as well as opportunities for strategically aligned business deals.•  Ability to maintain client engagement during portfolio stage to identify growth opportunities, address emerging problems, and focus on actions that promote sustainability and ensure that overall development impact objectives are met.•  Build and maintain extensive networks in sectors, country, and region to bring new engagements, and business opportunities.•  Excellent written and verbal communication skill. Ability to describe complex issues, approaches, and lessons in a manner that is relevant and understandable to clients/stakeholders.•  Ability to comment effectively on documents, develop junior staff as writers, and lead the writing process of business specific documents.•  Ensure final products are aligned with the needs and expectations of intended audiences.•  Able to clearly articulate IFC's requirements, value-add, financial and nonfinancial risks, development impact, and sustainability measurement in a way that is relevant to and understandable by clients and stakeholders.•  Able to orally present and confidently defend a sound rationale for proposed deals in a compelling way that is appropriate to the audience and engenders their support, including by contributing to (and supervising contributions of team members) the preparation of well-written IRM books, board papers, and complex portfolio documentation.•  Ability to supervise staff in business development, processing, portfolio management, or specialty area by providing technical guidance and delegating work to build and effectively use talents of staff and balance workloads.•  A broad understanding of the economy, sectors, and regulatory and industry fundamentals and drivers, industry and market benchmarks, the latest trends and changes, and industry standards; or market, including policies and regulations affecting investment and business growth.•  Integrate divergent viewpoints of multiple external and internal stakeholders into a coherent project, program, or strategy.•  Proactively seeks input from peers and leaders to deliver objectives and identify where to eliminate delivery roadblocks.•  Demonstrated success as a key influencer in bringing integrated solutions to concept review state where there are significant challenges and competing interests.•  Fluency in English, both verbal and written skills. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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17/04/2024
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Country Manager, WBG Joint Representation - GH

Chile, Santiago Metropolitan Region , Santiago

Do you want to build a truly worthwhile career? Working at the World Bank Group (WBG) provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The WBG is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions (IBRD, IDA, IFC, MIGA, and ICSID) dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges.To address country development needs and global challenges with impact and at scale, IBRD/IDA, IFC, and MIGA are increasingly working as One World Bank Group through purposeful collaboration, coordination, and deployment of our collective knowledge and services. Through this approach, we aim to streamline and simplify our country's engagement, allowing countries to better leverage the comparative advantages of each WBG institution and access solutions that maximize the respective strengths of the public and private sectors. A critical role in delivering on this approach is the new joint Country Manager role that is being established in several countries to represent the WBG in relationships with the government, private sector clients, and key partners and oversee the operations, investments, and programs of all WBG institutions in the country. The WBG is seeking a joint Country Manager for Chile based in Santiago. The Country Manager reports to the IBRD Country Director for Peru, Ecuador, Chile, and Bolivia and the IFC Regional Director for South America and serves as a member of the IBRD and IFC regional management teams.The priorities for the WBG in Chile are a) supporting the Chilean government on its complex reform agenda; b) increasing access to quality and inclusive services; and c) supporting Chile's decarbonized and climate-resilient development. Duties and AccountabilitiesBusiness Management •  Under the guidance of the Regional/Country Directors, develops, updates, and implements country-level strategies, including the Country Partnership Framework (CPF), drawing on a synthesis of enhanced diagnostics and core analytics.•  Leads the One World Bank Group engagement with the government aligned with the CPF priorities and coordinates programming that identifies and delivers the optimal mix of private and public sector solutions.•  Takes accountability for increasing the speed, scale, and quality of results in the country aligned with the CPF and the WBG corporate scorecard in coordination with sectoral/industry colleagues and the country management team.• Recommends and promotes upstream market creation approaches and interventions for the country and engages in discussions on needed policy reforms to improve the enabling environment for private capital. •  Evaluates and provides advice and guidance to teams on the implementation of investments, advisory services, lending, and knowledge products, complemented by Global Challenge Programs (country-level operations that are part of a broader, globally coordinated thematic platform).•  Develops market knowledge to ensure that the WBG is working with the right sponsors and takes accountability for client vetting and integrity due diligence.•  Demonstrates excellent business judgment in balancing the importance of bankability, development impact, risks, and sustainability.•  Provides oversight of portfolio management and quality, working with clients and advising operational teams to address implementation and performance issues, and working to ensure high quality results on the ground.Relationship Management •  Fosters a culture of partnership and trust, whereby all internal and external parties appreciate the mutual benefits of working together.•  Leads coordination and collaboration with development partners in the countrybilateral agencies, regional and other multilateral agenciesto strengthen country-led development processes. •  Strategically engages with and manages senior-level relationships with the government, private sector clients and other key stakeholders.•  Builds and deepens the process of consultation with NGOs, the private sector, media, state and local government, academia, and other civil society groups, to grow capacity and participation of all levels of society in the development process.Knowledge Management and Communications•  Cultivates an environment of openness that encourages innovation and rewards knowledge sharing and dissemination to drive impact.•  Supports country teams to apply global knowledge and considers the complex local political economy in the work program.• Disseminate best practices and lessons learned and manage learning and knowledge flows, including the full suite of WBG products and solutions.•  Ensures the implementation of the access to information policy.•  Leads in communicating the results of engagements internally and externally, in coordination with the communications team.     Country Team and Resource Management•  Manages the WBG country office team, including the recruitment, evaluation, and career development of designated staff, focusing on staff welfare and productivity.•  Oversees operations of the country office, including formulating and managing the country office budget and ensuring effective and efficient use of resources.•  Implements country office security and safety program covering WBG staff and dependents, property, programs, and information.•  Represents the WBG in the country-level UN Security Management System. Selection Criteria•  Master's degree or PhD in relevant field, including business, finance, economics, or an area of expertise specific to a sector or industry.•  Minimum of 12 years of professional experience in positions of increasing complexity and responsibility in an international context, with demonstrated track record in country program management, business consulting, investment banking, or operational experience in a sector relevant to the country.•  Excellent understanding of the role, dynamics and interdependencies of the public and private sectors in achieving development goals at the country level.•  Portfolio management experience and proven competency in implementation support.•  Strong political, diplomatic, and partnership skills; ability to develop and sustain close and effective senior-level working relationships with the government, private sector clients, and partners.•  Strong strategic orientation in order to link macro and sector strategies as well as lending and non-lending services within a consistent development framework, and to anchor and integrate the overall economic and sector policy dialogue.•  Ability to connect the dots across corporate strategies and portfolio management lessons learned to generate innovative ideas and replicable solutions.•  Analytical, financial, credit, integrity assessment, and business skills to identify project and program viability, assess sustainable development impact, and identify portfolio risks, and determine how to approach complex risk-reward trade-offs.•  Broad and strategic perspective and ability to translate strategy and resources into business opportunities.•  Proven track record in offering integrated solutions to clients in challenging contexts.•  Ability to influence and mobilize support across institutional boundaries. •  Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to speak persuasively and present ideas clearly and concisely. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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17/04/2024
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Senior Procurement Officer - GG

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

IFC 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.IFC's Procurement Coordination team (CBAPC), part of the Budget & Administration Department's Resource Management Unit (CBARM), co-facilitates IFC's Operational procurement activities in close coordination with WBG Corporate Procurement Unit (SPACP) which also oversees WBG-wide Administrative Procurement. IFC annually procures approximately $60 million in Operational and $150 million in Administrative Procurement.  Over 90% of IFC's Operational contract selections are under thresholds that are directly supported and cleared by CBAPC.IFC is seeking a dynamic individual to lead IFC's Procurement Coordination unit composed of 8 staff, with 3 located in Washington, and the rest located in various IFC offices around the world. This position reports to the Manager, CBARM, and works in close collaboration with SPACP, and other stakeholders in IFC and across WBG.This role requires a combination of technical expertise in procurement, strategic sourcing, vendor management, strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills. Key areas of responsibility include:Procurement advisory:•  Provide leadership, direction and oversight in planning and executing procurement delivery in IFC. •  Serve as IFC's representative on the Corporate Procurement Committee (CPC). •  Provide team oversight on all planning, solicitation, and contract management issues.•  Provide guidance to clients on procurement planning and application to highly complex scenarios, ensuring appropriate fiduciary and quality controls, and consistent application and interpretation of policy in making procurement decisions.   Stakeholder engagement:•  Primary IFC point of contact with SPACP and other stakeholders on IFC's Procurement matters, demonstrating initiative and delivering a high level of service.•  Drive innovation, enhanced productivity, process simplification and digitization in processes/systems/reports to achieve operational excellence. Drive improvements in procurement data management, promoting stronger analytical support, recommend industry standard technologies/software and best practices. Lead the acquisition and implementation of emerging technologies. •  Lead the development of standard operating procedures, guidelines, directives, playbooks.•  Participate in one-time projects initiated by IFC and/or CBA Management to achieve business process improvements.•  Work with multiple internal and external service stakeholders, including but not limited to senior leadership, the budget and finance network, project managers, HR, security team, etc.•  Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization and collaborate cross-functionally across a wide range of roles within the organization and with different geographic office locations (offshore teams). Training & Knowledge Management:•  Provide oversight of development of topical training plans and execution. •  Participate in the design and delivery of selected trainings of strategic importance to clients. •  Engage various stakeholders to discuss inclusion of procurement training in various corporate training initiatives.•  Drive appropriate fiduciary discipline and quality in the delivery of IFC's procurement services.   People management:•  Oversee and support the team in all knowledge capture and management activities and provide appropriate level of gravitas when needed, •  Lead the team in managing complex procurement tasks and issues. •  Coach, mentor and develop staff on the team, to ensure realization of their career goals. Selection Criteria•  Master's degree in business administration (MBA), Masters in Finance or equivalent with 8-12 years of experience. Professional accreditation is desirable. •  Demonstrable experience in negotiating contracts and implementing innovative procurement strategies.•  Extensive knowledge and experience of process, systems and policies improvement to achieve operational excellence and client satisfaction. •  Strong knowledge of IFC or similar large corporations and/or international organizations and their procurement practices and procedures is required.•  Ability to facilitate resolution of highly complex and novel issues. Strong track record of creative problem-solving and adaptability in thinking. Ability to commit to a decision and take related timely action.•  Strong client and business orientation with consultative skills and demonstrated ability to understand, synthesize and define business needs. •  Proven track record of identifying opportunities in changing circumstances, energizing others to continuously improve, using targeted strategies to boost morale, team spirit, and productivity in context of WBG's values and mission. •  Excellent people management skills and openness to feedback and new ideas and ability to help guide staff to solutions for problems. •  Demonstrable ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines, ease with complex and ambiguous situations, capable of handling multiple tasks, and adapting to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment. Sound business judgment and demonstrated ability to deliver results under stressful timetables and environment.•  Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills in English.•  Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively across cultures.•  Highly developed personal integrity and ethical values; willingness to risk expressing beliefs about what is right, even in face criticism or disagreement. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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12/04/2024
international finance corporation

Senior Operations Officer - GG

Fiji, Central , Suva

IFC 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.IFC is recruiting a Regional Head of the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. This position will be based in either Suva, Fiji or Sydney, Australia. Preferred location is Suva, Fiji. The Regional Head of the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand ("Regional Head") will play a critical role in operationalizing IFC 3.0/Creating Markets strategy and enabling the Cascade in this challenging sub-region. He/she will be responsible, in close collaboration with the WBG counterparts, for developing operational country strategies and action plans and for driving their implementation. The Regional Head will oversee a growing pipeline of investments and a large Advisory Services program. The prospects for scaling up growth in investment are very good, and require close, active collaboration with IFC Regional Industry, Upstream and Advisory units. The mandate of the Regional Head will be to significantly build the portfolio, develop new opportunities for IFC in the sub-region and enhance our impact, ensuring that IFC is positioned and has the relationships to maximize the impact of its activities across the Pacific Islands client countries (i.e., Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu), and reinforce our strong relations with government, donor and private sector counterparts in Australia and New Zealand.Fiji and PNG are part of the WBG program for joint representation where the Country Managers for those countries represent all WBG institutions. As the most senior person in the sub-region, the Regional Head is expected to work closely with the WBG Country Managers for Fiji and PNG to support the delivery of the IFC program for those countries.  Otherwise, the Regional Head will be responsible for IFC's activities in the Pacific Islands.    He/She will oversee a multidisciplinary IFC team of investment, advisory services, and support staff and consultants located in 5 country offices in Australia, Fiji, PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.  This will require close interactions with corporate clients, governments, counterparts at the World Bank and other multilateral/bilateral institutions, as well as internal coordination within IFC with Industry Department Directors and Managers, Advisory Services Managers, and constituent Executive Directors.  The Regional Head will report to the Regional Country Manager. Duties and Accountabilities:•  In consultation with the Regional Manager, East Asia and the Pacific, develop, design, and implement the country strategy and business plan for integrated investment and advisory operations, including sector priorities and business targets. •  Support the implementation of the Upstream strategy.•  Lead the positioning of IFC in Pacific client countries (except in Fiji and PNG where there are WBG Country Managers) and strengthen relations with the governments of Australia and New Zealand.•  Oversee all IFC's investment and advisory activities in the Pacific sub-region.•  Lead the coordination with World Bank Group institutions in Pacific client countries (except in Fiji and PNG) and oversee with the regional industry managers (and other colleagues in IDA and MIGA) the design and implementation of the Joint Business Plans (JBPs) and other forms of proactive collaboration to enable the Cascade at the country level.  •  Fully contribute and drive on behalf of IFC the development of Systematic Country Diagnostics (SCDs), Country Private Sector Diagnostics (CPSDs), Country Partnership Frameworks (CPFs) and Country Climate and Development Reports (CCDRs), in collaboration with WBG Country Managers, where applicable.•  Manage and develop relationships with key clients (governments and private companies) at the highest level of seniority and position IFC as the partner of choice to support high development impact projects the Pacific Islands (except in Fiji and PNG).  Strengthen relationships with key stakeholders (including relevant regulators, businesses, NGOs, PE Funds, and investors.•  Identify and implement measures to improve country results in terms of efficiency, productivity, profitability, and impact and increase its contribution to the corporate scorecard. •  Lead, manage, develop, and mentor an integrated and diverse team consisting of regional and industry staff, ensuring that the team is high-performing, well-motivated, innovative, well-trained; has clear deliverables; and is committed to the success of IFC in the Pacific sub-region. •  Identify areas where IFC can catalyze market development through innovation based on a thorough understanding of local markets and best practices from IFC's global experience.•  Lead/coordinate the development of a client engagement strategy for existing and new clients. •  Take accountability for early review and clearance of sponsors. For all investments and AS client's programs, review and validate IFC's added-value, development impact and fit with IFC strategy in the cluster's countries.•  Manage investment teams and provide guidance for complex investment structuring and portfolio management cases; make early review and Investment review stage decisions, serve as transaction manager, and chair decision meetings as appropriate.•  Develop IFC's "brand", building on IFC's regional brand and the overall communications strategy; engage with local media.•  Represent and provide visibility for IFC in the target markets including through organizing/participating in high profile events (Senior level visits, interviews, seminars, and conferences).•  Develop and maintain strong relationships with Industry Departments to originate, process and manage a pipeline of investments, and support proactive and strategic portfolio management, to meet IFC's objectives.•  Develop market knowledge to ensure that IFC is working with the right sponsors.  Take accountability for client selection, ensure the integrity of potential clients, and develop and maintain relationships with these companies to identify business opportunities considering IFC's strategy, priorities, and products.•  Share accountability (with Industry Portfolio Managers) for the quality and performance of the Country Portfolio; work jointly with relevant managers to meet Scorecard targets in the Pacific sub-region (Client Satisfaction, Productivity, Development Impact and People metrics).•  Provide administrative and HR management oversight.•  Act as the Head of Security for the sub-region responsible for WBG's duty of care obligations to staff.•  Represent IFC on the crisis management team supported by the business continuity management program offices.•  Where applicable, Appoint emergency wardens, security focal points and road safety focal points.•  Coordinate security decisions with other affected Heads of Office across the WBG.   Selection Criteria•  MBA or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 12 to 15 years of professional experience in strategy, finance, or advisory, e.g., commercial or investment banking, project finance, private equity, and management consulting.•  As an ambassador representing IFC in the country, Regional Head must be a role model for ethical behavior values of IFC.•  Strong client relationship management skills, with an existing network of relevant top-level contacts in the country's private and public sector and/or demonstrated ability to build such high-level client network.•  Outstanding and proven track record of performance in investment and advisory activities.•  Strong leadership capabilities and experience managing people, especially leading diverse and high performing teams.•  Significant experience with proven success in developing client relationships.•  Ability to represent IFC externally with government, media, clients, donors, and other stakeholders.•  Ability to think strategically and adjust the country strategies as needed so that they remain responsive to the needs of client countries, and in coordination with development partners.•  Experience in transaction processing and portfolio supervision a strong plus.•  Work experience in IDA/FCS markets transferable to the Pacific context. •  Ability to build successful relationships across the matrix.•  Strong written and oral communications skills.•  Recognized as a leader.•  Ability to develop innovative solutions and challenge the status quo to build IFC's business and image in the market. •  Meet Bank Group-wide managerial selection criteria including courage of your convictions, leading the team for impact, influencing across boundaries, fostering openness to new ideas, building talent for the future. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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12/04/2024
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Principal Investment Officer - GH

China, Beijing , Beijing

IFC 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.orgThe Financial Institution Group (FIG) is one of IFC's key Departments responsible for a significant portion of IFC's business volume, profitability, and development reach, approximately 40%. FIG engages in a wide range of sub-sectors including Microfinance, SME, Gender, Climate, Insurance, Capital Markets, Housing, Distressed Assets, and other areas, with both investment and advisory services delivered globally to IFC's clients through IFC's global network.  FIG has three main objectives: 1) financial inclusion 2) servicing the real economy and 3) mobilizing third-party resources.        FIG's Pan APAC team is based across the region with main hubs and offices in Mumbai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, Beijing and Hanoi. The team members work on both new business development and portfolio management across the region. With a diverse network of markets, the pipeline of new transactions ranges from investing fresh equity in banks to structured finance products which help develop local capital markets.    FIG Pan APAC Regional Industry Team seeks a Principal Investment Officer based in the Mumbai, India or Beijing, China office with significant market and industry experience to help grow and develop its business across the region.  Duties and Accountabilities:•  Support the Regional Industry Director with innovative business development and complex portfolio situations. •  Coordinate the various FIG APAC operational task forces (e.g., pipeline, strategy)•  Support Regional Industry Director with engagement with FIG Global product and sector management as well as other IFC industry management.•  Support the Regional Industry Director with engagement with APAC regional and country management. •  Support the Regional Industry Director in collaboration with IBRD/IDA and MIGA.•  Support the Regional Industry Director in collaboration with other MDBs and local/regional/global financial institutions and other partners.•  Support the Regional Industry Director with handling the growing volume of investment and upstream/advisory projects.•  Undertake any ad hoc assignments that the Regional Industry Director may assign. Selection Criteria•  Master's degree in a related field and at least 12 years of experience. Related fields of education include business, finance, or economics or an area of expertise specific to a sector, subject matter, or industry specialty. Relevant experience could include a proven track record in business consulting or investment banking, or operational experience in the sector or technical or professional field.•  Excellent negotiation and structuring skills demonstrated by proven track record. Can recognize when negotiations no longer serve IFC's interests and has the conviction to take appropriate actions to protect IFC, which could include walking away from a deal or taking different positions on corporate actions.•  Able to influence others based on the understanding of the implications of investment decisions for IFC's business.•  Build, maintain, and leverage strategically extensive network in the sector, country, or region to seek new opportunities and markets. Maintain rapport and reputation within these networks to test new ideas, products, and approaches to generate opportunities in new markets. Practices active listening skills, often paraphrasing the message, to ensure understanding of what is going on with clients and stakeholders to anticipate their needs and acknowledge when IFC or WBG is unable to meet them.•  Development Partners: Maintain excellent relationships by presenting latest research, trends, and new programs, and by reporting on progress and results of projects they are sponsoring.•  Public Sector: Credibility to engage with or support IFC management engagement with governments at senior levels (e.g., ministers) and apply a political mindset to influence thinking and action on market and regulatory reforms in targeted countries to open doors to private sector investment.•  Networks: Ability to develop and draw on relationships across multiple teams regional, headquarters, advisory, other departments, and WBG to facilitate transfer of knowledge, innovative approaches, and replication of best practices.•  Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Ability to describe highly complex issues, approaches, and lessons in a manner that is relevant and understandable to clients/stakeholders.•  Provide guidance to junior staff on how to achieve intended objectives of written work.•  Provide quality control for complex or sensitive written work.•  Able to clearly and extemporaneously articulate the essence of a complex or novel deal - its profitability, additionality, and development impact in a way that is relatable and compelling to clients and key stakeholders, including by ensuring well-written IRM books, board papers, and complex portfolio documentation.•  Ability to provide direction to larger size staff with more diverse composition, to adjust supervision style to meet needs and level of individual staff members, and to motivate the team.•  Ability to guide and share experiences with junior staff and peers through formal and informal mentoring arrangements and through the design and delivery of internal formal learning. Critical for FCS and other challenging markets.•  Ability to see the big picture of where sectors, industries, regions, and countries are, where they are heading, and where IFC/WBG can play a role in their development.•  Ability to review the financial analytical work performed by team members for moderately complex transactions based on in-depth analytical and financial modeling skills and experience to know what to look for in efficiently ensuring quality control and directing the appropriate analysis to understand risk factors in a project.•  Ability to direct and review complex financial information and financial analytical work performed by team members and quickly assess what it means as well as identify where there are gaps, inaccuracies, or inappropriate applications.•  Broad, in-depth experience and demonstrated success with a diverse range of clients (sophisticated and new market entrants), regions, and projects covering the full range of IFC and WBG products and instruments and involving highly complex factors, such as multiple investors, sophisticated products, difficult countries (e.g., IDA, FCS), high levels of risk, and innovative approaches that have not been tried before.•  Able to proactively distinguish business development activities and untapped market opportunities where it is important to exercise perseverance, particularly where risks are high (e.g., FCS countries) versus those that will ultimately fall short of meeting IFC requirements.•  Has extensive understanding of how WBG/ IFC approaches to business development differ based on market stability and volatility, regulatory structures, and investment climate.•  Able to envision what success would look like with particular clients based on their priorities and appetite for risk and has the ability to help shape their longer-term business development strategies and identify areas of commonality with IFC's long-term strategic priorities at the sector and region or country level.•  Able to leverage internal networks and mobilize IFC resources to deliver solutions to clients in a timely manner as well as leverage external networks to find solutions that IFC/WBG cannot provide.•  Thorough and in-depth understanding of IFC's portfolio performance and how it contributes to IFC's mission, corporate targets, and AAA financial rating. Has thorough knowledge of portfolio operational policies, practices, and procedures.•  Recognized internally and externally as a sector or region expert and a go-to resource for complex portfolio management decisions based on track record within specific geography or sector, with a thorough understanding of strategic directions of key clients.•  Ability to assess portfolio for a region and industry sectors to determine asset management priorities and lay out a plan for ensuring adequate attention to assets needing more nurturing and optimal focus on how to maximize value for IFC and its clients.•  Ability to gauge opportunities for value creation, identify risk, and decide timing for exit, taking into consideration IFC's role and perspective for future upside.•  Expertise in the identification and financial restructuring of distressed companies, and capacity to oversee and manage the relationship with CSO in the restructuring of multiple projects.•  Ability to pull together the right team resources from across the organization and disciplines and demonstrate leadership in achieving cohesive and focused performance to address critical portfolio problems.•  Ability to appreciate broad macroeconomic and market risks that impact the relevant sector and can anticipate beyond sector knowledge.•  Understands strengths of and gaps in sector global markets, advantages IFC can bring to emerging frontier markets, and IFC's limitations. Able to proactively discern business development activities and untapped market opportunities.•  Able to nurture senior-level relationships internally (WGB, advisory services, credit, and regional and country office staff) and externally (IMF, IFIs, industry groups) by establishing trust through transparency and open information sharing, credibility through expertise, and mutual benefit by understanding what would add value to counterparts in relationships. Able to leverage network to determine next big thing relevant to sector and gain support.•  Able to develop a message that clearly conveys IFC's competitive advantage as a development partner and generates interest in working with IFC. Able to anticipate what could go wrong with branding strategy.•  Able to leverage a network to learn from other transactions in process with a client to determine implications on deal structuring and to constructively keep projects moving. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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12/04/2024
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Manager / Senior Manager, Global Transport - GH

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

Established 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).IFC a member of the World Bank Group (WBG) 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org    Duties and AccountabilitiesBusiness Accountabilities•  Provide overall leadership and strategic oversight to the IFC Transport practice. •  Lead the formulation, monitoring and updating of IFC's strategy for the sector. •  Initiate and support business development activities across regions and manage relationships with global and select regional clients including as client manager/executive sponsor for select strategic clients.•  Deepen IFC's expertise in delivering sustainability solutions for key global and regional clients and increase focus on e-mobility and other decarbonization efforts (hydrogen, green methanol/ ammonia) in partnership with other industry departments.•  Take responsibility for the overall developmental and financial results of IFC's work in the sector, and for managing corresponding risks. •  In a partnership model with regional industry managers, ensure the development and commitment of high-quality investments with strong development impact, in line with overall corporate KPIs that apply to the transport sector. •  As per the Accountability and Decision-Making framework, and delegated authority as appropriate, review and clear project concepts, and participate or chair Investment Review Meetings.•  Ensure a broad consistency of approach in structuring transactions and support active portfolio management of IFC's investments in the sector.•  Ensure that lessons from IFC's experience are captured and shared, internally, and externally, and contribute to IFC's global knowledge base. Transfer lessons of experience across regions and provide global sector insight through thought pieces, knowledge talks.  •  Collaborate with and support the delivery of IFC's upstream agenda in the Transport sector.•  Serve as IFC's spokesperson in the transport infrastructure fora; coordinate overall messaging to ensure visibility and consistency in IFC branding through publications, interviews, op-eds, speaking engagements etc. Lead coordination for IFC across the World Bank Group in the WBG's transport practice. •  As a member of the management team of the Infrastructure group, contribute to the overall leadership and take collective responsibility for the group's overall performance and results.Resource Management Accountabilities•  Recruit, lead, manage and mentor staff in the global transport team and support regional industry managers in onboarding and building the capacity of staff who focus on transport in the regional industry groups. •  Provide timely performance feedback and developmental advice to direct reports. Relationship Management•  Develop and grow relationships with key strategic transport clients and with stakeholders in the industry such as industry associations, DFIs, civil society organizations and the World Bank. •  Collaborate closely with other IFC groups (upstream, regions, advisory, portfolio, E&S, credit, etc.) to lead strategic business growth and identify and manage risks. Selection Criteria•  Master's degree or equivalent qualification and a minimum of 12 years of relevant work experience.•  Transport sector expertise including a strong and diverse investment deal sheet in transport including both debt and equity. Ability to quickly identify the key drivers and risks of a particular business.•  A track record of incubating and growing new business lines, client relationships, and executing quality investments in the Transport sector. •  Ability to develop innovative solutions to build the business.•  Credibility to represent IFC externally and to develop and manage relationships at senior levels with clients, government, media, and other stakeholders. •  Excellent people management skills and openness to feedback; new ideas and ability to guide staff in finding solutions to problems. •  Willingness to speak openly and constructively challenge peers, subordinates, and more senior colleagues in the interest of safeguarding IFC's investment and reputational interests.•  Recognized as a team player and leader, ability to integrate, manage and resolve conflict, working in a complex matrix and gaining influence without using authority.•  Strong written and verbal communication skills. •  Highest standards of ethical integrity, transparency, and fairness. •  Meet Bank Group-wide managerial selection criteria including Courage of your convictions, Leading the team for impact, Influencing across boundaries, Fostering openness to new ideas, and Building talent for the future. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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12/04/2024
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Investment Officer - GG

Poland, Warsaw , Warsaw

IFC 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.orgPrivate 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.The Financial Institutions Group (FIG) is one of three major industry groups at IFC, responsible for managing roughly 40% of IFC's overall business in terms of volume and capital at risk.  FIG engages in a wide range of sub-sectors including Microfinance, SME, Gender, Climate, Insurance, Capital Markets, Housing, Distressed Assets, and other areas, with both investment and advisory services delivered globally to IFC's clients. FIG's Europe (EUR) Regional Industry Team is seeking an Investment Officer to be based in Warsaw, Poland. The IO will be expected to identify and execute new investment transactions across the region and to support portfolio supervision. The IO will report to the IFC FIG Principal Investment Officer based in Poland.  Role & Responsibilities:Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Lead the execution of investment projects as appropriate, coordinating with internal and external stakeholders, overseeing the technical as well as strategic aspects of the project.• Lead the portfolio supervision of multiple portfolio projects which may involve restructurings, rescheduling, capital increases, equity sales, etc.• Use financial competencies and personal influencing skills to overcome impasses and lead negotiations to a successful outcome.• Develop innovative and appropriate financial structures for straightforward transactions and more complex ones, as required.• Work independently and with senior staff to develop a strong pipeline of good quality investment opportunities by anticipating market trends and employing sector/country knowledge.• Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, global and regional private businesses, banking and multilateral partners to further develop the sector and to develop specific investment opportunities.• Support FIG Europe strategy development and implementation. • Coordinate closely with credit, legal, treasury, and other internal support units to find solutions to the specific investment or client challenges.• Identify and evaluate opportunities to increase the social development impact of new or portfolio projects • Mentor more junior staff on all aspects of IO work.  Selection Criteria• MBA or other equivalent masters degree in finance or management. • 8+ years of experience in finance with a proven track-record of sourcing, structuring and closing investments. • Strong financial and credit skills; demonstrated ability to structure a variety of financial instruments (debt and equity).  • Demonstrated knowledge of industries, industry trends and opportunities in the sub-region countries, and understanding of local issues. • Business development and client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on client's needs effectively. • Ability to interact directly and independently with the management of potential clients, of financial and technical partners as well as government officials.• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Fluency in any other Europe languages will be a strong plus• Strong inter-personal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds. • Ability to mentor analysts/other more junior staff.• Genuine commitment to sustainable development and to highest ethical standards.• Willingness to travel extensively. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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12/04/2024
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Financial Operations Analyst - GE

India, Tamil Nādu , Chennai

IFCa member of the World Bank Groupis 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 2023, IFC committed a record $43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.The IFC Controllers Department, CNT is responsible for effectively and efficiently managing IFC's Financial Operations (loan, equity, and short-term finance operations, and back-office treasury support operations), Financial Reporting (including reporting and analysis, portfolio review, investment accounting, and accounting policy), Internal Controls, and Financial Integration, Systems, and Projects. The Department comprises approximately 130 diverse and highly skilled staff, based in Washington DC, and Chennai. The Financial Operations Division (CNTFO) within the Controllers Department has overall responsibility for recording, servicing, and providing post-commitment support for the private sector loan, guarantee, short-term finance products and programs, and the equity investments of the International Finance Corporation. Financial Operations consists of four units – CNT Loan Operations (CNTLO), CNT Equity and Custody Operations (CNTEC), CNT Blended Finance Operations (CNTBF), and CNT Quality Assurance (CNTQA). The CNTFO team is in Washington DC (HQ) and Chennai, India, delivers its work program in a follow-the-sun model, and ensures that support operations are successfully delivered.The units ensure that loan and guarantee agreements, equity investments, and Development-Partners-trust-fund investments are recorded accurately and timely in the Corporation's systems of record and general ledger. The units play a key role in the decision-making for, and implementation of, IT systems and upgrades, as well as in the implementation of new initiatives and financial products to ensure that data is recorded accurately and timely.CNTLO/CNTQA has co-located some aspects of its work program to IFC's Chennai Office (CNTCO), which has recruited staff in the IFC Financial Operations Support team (CNTFC) to deliver this work program. The team provides support and interacts with IFC colleagues in Washington on a day–to–day basis. The Financial Analyst shall interact extensively with internal partners, such as Loan & Equity Operations counterparts, Trust Funds Middle Office, IT teams, the Cash Settlement unit, and the IFC Financial & Management Reporting team. The Finance Analyst will report to the Team Lead of the CNTFC Loan & Equity unit in Chennai. The individual must be a self-starter in identifying and undertaking projects or initiatives.  Roles and ResponsibilitiesThe Financial Analyst is a key member of the team, providing Accounting and Quality Assurance support for the IFC's Loans, Guarantee, and Equity operations. This role requires frequent interaction with internal counterparts in CNT, Treasury, Investment operations team, Syndications team, Internal Controls, and external auditors. They will be supporting the CNTQA work program from Chennai, including•  Analysis and reporting of pre-month-end and post-month-end key control related to Loans operations•  Oversee and perform tests on control effectiveness and accuracy based on regulatory requirements, and internal policies and procedures•  Identify KPIs and KRIs, establish thresholds, monitor the actual results, and coordinate with CNTFC Team Lead and HQ Quality Assurance Senior TL•  Support in querying and providing metrics for ad-hoc business requirements to facilitate management decision-making, using reporting tools like Power BI, Alteryx, etc•  Participate in process reviews, from a control's perspective, about new products/ initiatives and advise process owners on process/control improvements•  Review and posting of prior period transactions of both Loans and Equity through Post Closing Adjustment Layer (PCAL) system•  Daily review of Loan GL rejects and posting correcting entries in both ACBS (IFC Loan accounting system) and SAPGL•  Review the accuracy of system-to-system data feeds and trial balance analysis as part of month-end closing•  Quarterly portfolio reporting of loan and equity projects to stakeholders including financial and management reporting teams•  Liaise with internal stakeholders to ensure projects are booked and processed correctly and unique reporting requirements are met•  Perform reconciliation and identify transaction processing anomalies (BADJ) and suggest corrective measures and entries•  Support the department's various existing and future business automation, transformations, and institutional projects such as Loan System Replacement (LSR), Quantum Upgrade, Investran Upgrade, Core Operations System Replacement, Swift Upgrade in close coordination with HQ counterparts, different stakeholders, and the IT support teams from an accounting standpoint•  Participate in the assessment, design, and implementation of a new GL framework for IFC investment products such as Loans, Guarantees and Equity Products Selection Criteria•  Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting - Chartered Accountancy (CA/CPA) is mandatory•  Minimum 4 years experience in related fields with a public/private financial institution   •  Knowledge and experience in key financial products such as Loans, Guarantees, Equity investments, bonds, swaps, and options are advantageous•  Proficiency in reporting tools and querying like Alteryx, Power BI, Crystal reports, etc•  Competence in office technology tools with advanced Excel skills and conversant with SQL and data analysis•  Experience and knowledge of IFC accounting systems such as ACBS, SAP, Quantum, Investran, and iPortal is advantageous•  Demonstrated strong judgmental/analytical skills•  Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with colleagues and various levels of client staff and management•  Demonstrated ability to analyze business and accounting problems and provide solutions•  Effective communication skills in English, including strong writing, editing, and reporting skills•  Comfort working in a time-pressured environment with a capacity to deliver high-quality outputs and results to tight deadlines•  Ability to multitask and work effectively in multidisciplinary teams; and•  High degree of self-motivation and proven ability to work under minimum supervision and as part of a team Controllers Department Competencies•  Client Understanding and Advising: Advises the clients and helps them think proactively about how to best meet their current and future needs, taking into consideration the real underlying issues. Works across CNT and with other VPUs to define client needs and develop the right solutions to meet those needs. PLUS: Provides recommendations to multiple VPUs that can add value to customers beyond normal offerings.•  Broad Business Thinking: Maintains an in-depth understanding of key business issues. Sets clear explanations for the integration and alignment of CNT solutions with business functions. PLUS: consider WBG-wide implications in decision-making to ensure consistency across WBG. Sponsors long-term VPU-wide initiatives.•  Information Technology and Systems: Demonstrates understanding of the functions and operations of pertinent IT systems and applications. Provides inputs to IT systems improvement efforts based on day-to-day working experience and knowledge of the systems.•  Analytical Thinking: Coordinates the information gathering and reporting process. Reviews trends and compares them to expectations. Analyzes to define problems and prepares responses to anticipated questions.•  Policies and Procedures: Demonstrates detailed knowledge of policies and procedures in related fields.•  Risks and Controls: Leads by example and serves as a good practice champion in completing internal control procedures, including understanding impact beyond own immediate functional areas.•  Communication: Adapts the communication style appropriate for the intended audience. Adopts an inclusive approach to communication as is appropriate to the situation, to ensure adequate partner participation. Presents information effectively and encourages feedback.•  Project Management: Understands and utilizes the concepts of project management, as they relate to the implementation of a project. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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Environmental/Social Compliance Specialist - GF

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

IFC 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.MIGA promotes cross-border investment in developing countries by providing guarantees (political risk insurance and credit enhancement) to investors and lenders.The CAO's mandate is to assist the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)the private sector lending and insurance arms of the World Bank Groupto address complaints from people affected by IFC and MIGA activities in a manner that is fair, objective, and constructive and to enhance the E&S outcomes of activities in which these institutions play a role.CAO's Compliance Team carries out reviews of IFC/MIGA compliance with their Environmental & Social (E&S) Policies, assesses related harm, and recommends remedial actions to address non-compliance and harm where appropriate. This involves skilled fact finding, research, and analysis.  The compliance team also monitors and reports on the implementation of Board approved commitments made by IFC or MIGA to address recommendations. In executing its work, the compliance team generates experience and knowledge that can assist IFC and MIGA in developing leading edge approaches to environmental and social risk management and to facilitating access to remedy. For more information visit www.cao-ombudsman.org.The Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is looking for an Environmental and Social (E&S) Compliance Senior Specialist to join its Compliance Team.Working under the direction of the E&S Compliance Team Manager, the Specialists will lead analyses of compliance with IFC environmental and social standards with respect to complaints received by CAO, prepare reports that summarize findings and recommendations, and identify opportunities to contribute to the development of lessons learned from compliance case work. Duties and Accountabilities•  Conduct analyses of compliance with IFC environmental and social standards with respect to complaints received by the CAO, applying in-depth technical and strategic expertise and judgment.•  Provide technical leadership in relation to the design, organization, and data analysis of assigned CAO compliance appraisals, investigations, and monitoring processes. Serve as the author of CAO compliance reports, producing clear, well-reasoned compliance analysis and incorporating feedback from stakeholders. •  Provide technical expertise on environmentally related issues.•  Manage various compliance cases in parallel, ensuring appropriate allocation of resources, adherence to policy-mandated timeframes, addressing risks and obstacles.•  Promote and facilitate innovation to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of processes.•  Consult with those who have submitted complaints, IFC and MIGA Management, and other stakeholders, as appropriate.•  Represent CAO at internal and external stakeholder meetings and events as necessary.•  Attend Board meetings for any matter related to relevant compliance reviews and investigations.•  Contribute to and collaborate with CAO's Advisory team in the creation and dissemination of knowledge and lessons learned as they relate to CAO's compliance work. •  Coach and guide compliance employees and consultants in the execution of their roles and responsibilities.•  Promote an environment of shared success and teamwork, connecting staff with peers across different practices and areas. Selection Criteria•  Master's degree in a relevant field, for example, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, social sciences, etc., with a strong preference for environmental expertise.  •  Minimum 7-10 years of relevant experience in environmental policy and compliance analysis, particularly as it relates to the application of environmental and social standards at corporate and operational levels of international financial institutions (IFIs).•  Experience working with private sector clients with exposure to emerging markets in a wide range of sectors (e.g., energy, agribusiness, extractive industries, infrastructure, and financial intermediaries).•  Proven ability to interpret and apply environmental and social policies and standards of IFC, MIGA and/or other IFI, with a track record in developing, managing, and delivering best practices in compliance and audit strategies, methodologies, and techniques. •  Highly developed proficiency in a range of environmental and social technical issues, and demonstrated advanced level of environmental expertise.•  Demonstrated excellent judgment under high levels of scrutiny from both internal and external stakeholders, requiring the ability to present evidence-based findings in an objective, technically sound and constructive manner.   •  Ability to work in highly sensitive and politically charged environments and to navigate sensitive situations and manage issues of confidentiality appropriately. •  Highly developed ability to engage and influence effectively and build rapport and trust with a broad spectrum of stakeholders in polarized contexts around complex issues.•  Demonstrated integrity and ability to remain independent, including from Bank Management and the Board, in the exercise of her or his duties.•  Excellent ability to gather, analyze, and synthesize information from multiple sources and present it concisely and clearly.•  Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral, including proven experience in writing for publication and communicating information in a clear and cohesive manner.•  Proficiency in English required, with other languages an asset. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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Environmental/Social Compliance Analyst - GE

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington
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IFC 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.MIGA promotes cross-border investment in developing countries by providing guarantees (political risk insurance and credit enhancement) to investors and lenders.The CAO's mandate is to assist the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)the private sector lending and insurance arms of the World Bank Groupto address complaints from people affected by IFC and MIGA activities in a manner that is fair, objective, and constructive and to enhance the E&S outcomes of activities in which these institutions play a role.CAO's Compliance Team carries out reviews of IFC/MIGA compliance with their Environmental & Social (E&S) Policies, assesses related harm, and recommends remedial actions to address non-compliance and harm where appropriate. This involves skilled fact finding, research, and analysis.  The compliance team also monitors and reports on the implementation of Board approved commitments made by IFC or MIGA to address recommendations. In executing its work, the compliance team generates experience and knowledge that can assist IFC and MIGA in developing leading edge approaches to environmental and social risk management and to facilitating access to remedy. For more information visit www.cao-ombudsman.org.The Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is looking for an Environmental and Social (E&S) Compliance Analyst to join its Compliance Team.Working under the direction of the Compliance Team Manager and E&S Compliance Specialists, the Analyst will conduct research, data analysis, and project management support for complex analyses of compliance with IFC environmental and social standards with respect to complaints received by CAO.   Duties and Accountabilities:•  Conduct research to support CAO compliance appraisals, investigations, and monitoring. This may include reviewing, organizing, and synthetizing data and information; preparing for and writing up interviews and meetings; and preparing for and participating in missions related to compliance processes as assigned.  •  Lead aspects of compliance processes with appropriate supervision and guidance. This may include appraisal processes, monitoring processes, or defined aspects of a compliance investigation as assigned. •  Contribute to the writing, editing, and translation of CAO compliance reports.•  Serve as liaison and consult with those who have submitted complaints, IFC and MIGA Management, and other stakeholders, as appropriate. •  Support E&S Compliance Specialists in planning and monitoring progress made in compliance reviews, preparing budgets, and progress reports. •  Undertake data collection and analysis and develop appropriate formats of data to disseminate knowledge products, with some senior guidance. •  Promote and facilitate innovation to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of processes. •  Support broader CAO office functions including in relation to reporting, strategy, communications and outreach.•  Other duties as assigned by the head of the CAO compliance function and the CAO Director General. Selection Criteria•  Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, for example, environmental sciences, engineering, law, social sciences, etc.   •  Minimum 3-4 years of relevant experience in compliance analysis, preferably as it relates to the application of environmental and social standards at corporate and operational levels of international financial institutions (IFIs). •  Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, and synthesize information from multiple sources and present it concisely and clearly. Attention to detail is a must.  •  Proven project management, basic planning, and budgeting skills.  •  Strong written and oral communication skills. •  Ability to engage, influence effectively, and build rapport and trust with a broad spectrum of stakeholders in polarized contexts around complex issues. •  Ability to work in highly sensitive and politically charged environments and to navigate sensitive situations and manage issues of confidentiality appropriately.  •  Demonstrated integrity and ability to remain independent, including from Bank Management and the Board, in the exercise of her or his duties. •  Proficiency in English required, with other languages an asset.  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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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12/04/2024
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(Senior) Economist - GG

Brazil, São Paulo , Sao Paulo

IFC 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.The IFC 3.0 strategy aims to stimulate more investment activity across emerging markets, especially in Low-Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict-affected States (FCS). Our goal is to create, deepen, and expand markets and design and develop impactful investment projects. This strategy is, in part, premised on improved country/sector diagnostic, strategic, and public sector engagement capabilities, which seek to: 1) resolve obstacles to private sector growth via diagnostic and strategic work that informs both IFC operations and relevant IBRD/IDA policy operations; and 2) overcome the shortage of investable projects in priority markets by proactively improving the private sector ecosystem at the country and regional level.IFC is seeking an Economist based in Santiago, Chile, and a Senior Economist based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for the Latin America and the Caribbean region. The Senior Economist and Economist will support the following key areas:•  Producing regional and country-level economic assessments to support IFC's strategy and operations.•  Collaborating with regional and industry colleagues to produce analytical products such as Country Private Sector Diagnostics (CPSDs) and IFC Country Strategies.•  Significantly contributing to WBG products such as Systematic Country Diagnostics (SCD), Country Climate and Development Reports (CCDR), and IBRD/IDA lending operations. •  IFC's country strategy and diagnostic recommendations are implemented through advisory projects that engage with governments, regulators, civil society, development partners, and other relevant stakeholders to reform markets and sectors and address critical bottlenecks to private sector development.The role will entail close collaboration with units across Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe, as well as with global industry departments, the Economics and Private Sector Development Vice-Presidency, IBRD/IDA, MIGA, and external organizations. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES:•  Analyze and apply economic principles to emerging market development at the country, sector, firm, or project level.•  Demonstrate sound judgment in assessing emerging market dynamics and the feasibility/timing of private sector engagement, considering the barriers to private sector development and IFC's role.•  Provide advice and influence discussions of economic/strategic relevance in expertise with peers, senior colleagues, and management.•  Maintain both a broad, strategic perspective and focus on critical details.•  Build depth of expertise and breadth of experience while building a solid professional network across the IFC and WBG.•  Apply analytical depth and rigor to (i) develop conceptual frameworks that guide analysis and advice/recommendations and (ii) improve the analysis of others by challenging their assumptions and probing for detail.•  Demonstrate credibility with IFC internal clients and senior management and is considered a resource person with the ability to influence technical, policy, and strategy discussions.•  Identify/Interpret underlying intentions and drivers of Board priorities.•  Guide, advise, mentor, and coach others to develop and broaden their scope of skills & knowledge in the Economic stream and identify methods to address professional development opportunities.•  Interpret and explain IFC business at corporate, industry, and regional levels, its product offerings, and key characteristics of its pipeline/portfolio to identify critical touch points and avenues for influence and adding value.•  Describe existing and potential intersections between IFC / WBG activities in client countries. Explain how WBG instruments can be leveraged to expand sustainable private sector development and promote market creation.•  Leverage IFC and WBG networks to stay current on interventions and emerging policy issues and collaborate on joint work.•  Interpret and apply factors that make joint IFC-WB work challenging and determine proactive approaches for best outcomes.•  Promote a shared understanding of IFC's needs, strategic direction among teams, and how their work relates to these.•  Reflect sophisticated economic/analytical rigor and understanding in written work.•  Produce and tailor comprehensive reports/ analytical work to different audiences to ensure an accurate understanding of complex content and contribute to high-quality decisions and appropriate actions.•  Provide quality control of written work delegated to others and ensure consistency and appropriate messaging.•  Ensure final products are aligned with the needs and expectations of the intended audience. Integrate a broad range of complex issues, challenges, perspectives, and recommendations into a cohesive narrative.•  Is recognized as skilled at precise messaging for maximum absorption. Selection Criteria•  MBA or Master's degree in a related field and at least 8–12 years of relevant experience in finance with a proven track record of sourcing, structuring, and closing investments, preferably across MAS sectors.•  Extensive experience in financing and supervision work. •  Strong financial and credit skills; demonstrated ability to structure a variety of financial instruments and process complex transactions.•  Business development and client relationship skills, track record, and ability to focus on client's needs effectively. Ability to interact directly and independently with the management of clients and prospects.•  Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. •  Fluency in Portuguese required.•  Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds.•  Ability to mentor more junior staff.•  Genuine commitment to sustainable development and highest ethical standards.•  Willingness to travel extensively. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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Results Measurement Specialist - GF

India, Uttar Pradesh , New Delhi

IFCa member of the World Bank Groupis 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 2023, we made over $43 billion in total investment commitments the largest volume in our history in private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.The Economics and Private Sector Development Vice Presidency (CEDVP) is responsible for identifying and delivering on private sector diagnostic needs, drawing on resources across the WBG, to grow IFC's capacity to deliver Country Private Sector Diagnostics (CPSDs), and present private sector perspectives in Systematic Country Diagnostics or Country Partnership Frameworks (SCD/CPF) and country strategies; developing rigorous sector economic analyses and an ex-ante project assessment framework to help guide project selection, complementing our expertise in supporting and monitoring project implementation; as well as identifying and strategically driving policy engagements that create and grow new markets for the private sector. CEDVP also encompasses teams working on global macroeconomic analyses and prospects. The Vice Presidency is also home to two additional teams focusing on Corporate Strategy and Partnerships.The Development Impact Measurement Department (CDI) within CEDVP analyzes economic sectors to identify opportunities and solutions for private sector development and works closely with IFC Operations. It provides technical support to operations related to structuring, appraising, and monitoring investment and advisory projects and is responsible for reporting on IFC's impact. The department is in charge of implementing the ex-ante project assessment framework (Anticipated Impact Measurement and Monitoring- AIMM) for investment projects throughout the project cycle, help ensure high-quality economic support for IFC operations teams on strategies and projects, and develop sector economic analyses with a focus on solutions for private sector development. CDI staff comprise mainly sector economists and results measurement specialists assigned to units organized along IFC industry groupings.  These include units for Financial Institutions (CDIFI); Infrastructure (CDIIN); Manufacturing, Agribusiness, and Services (CDIMA); and Funds and Disruptive Technology team (CDIDF). The department also includes staff working on cross-cutting and thematic areas of results measurement, impact evaluations., corporate reporting, and sustainability, that support all industry groups. In short, the department offers "end-to-end" support and impact assessments for IFC investments and advisory services, engaging upstream and downstream throughout the project cycle. The CDIIN team undertakes the activities above about the infrastructure sector working closely with the Infrastructure Industry Group (CNG) and the Transaction Advisory Department (CTA). The infrastructure sector remains one of IFC's strategic priorities, and IFC's activities in the sector have expanded significantly over the last few years. IFC through its support for investment and advisory clients, expands the reach of services in the energy, water transport, and telecommunications sub-sectors, as well as promotes sustainable mining. The CTA team provides advisory services directly to governments by primarily working downstream to advise the government on developing, structuring, and competitively tendering PPPs. CTA also works upstream with governments on laws and regulations and builds public sector capacity to implement and manage PPPs. CDIIN is looking to hire an experienced Results Measurement (RM) Specialist to join its team, based in New Delhi. The RM Specialist will provide expert advice and operational support to the CTA and INR advisory operational teams. RM Specialists work closely with operations teams to design programs and projects to track, monitor, and report on their results. The RM Specialist will ensure consistent application of standard impact measurement and monitoring frameworks, help generate relevant lessons learned and support staff incorporate such lessons into project design, provide technical support and program quality leadership to donor-funded facilities, and contribute to evaluative work beyond the project lifecycle. The RM specialist will contribute to various facets of the Department's work, in collaboration with RM specialists and economists within CDI, as well as regional and IFC support department counterparts. Roles and Responsibilities•  Work with advisory teams in CTA and INR Advisory in Asia/Pacific, Middle East, Central Asia, and Türkiye (MCT) to ensure consistent understanding and application of standard impact measurement and monitoring frameworks and methods throughout the project lifecycle.•  Monitor data quality and improve it as needed for advisory operations.•  Provide M&E inputs to IFC's Development Impact report, IFC's annual report, and donor proposals and reports.•  Train operational staff on results measurement best practices.•  Monitor data quality and provide inputs to help Upstream & Advisory operations improve the quality of their evidence and documentation of claimed results.•  Support CDIIN's analytical agenda related to key topics in real sectors such as the development impact of CTA operations, and sector analytics covering thematic areas such as PPPs.•  Provide M&E inputs to donor proposals, and lead quality assurance and reporting of results internally and externally to donors.•  Support the design, commission, and implementation of evaluations (including donor evaluations) to enable a better understanding of ex-post impact.•  Provide technical oversight to on-site program reviews and surveys to assess project implementation against results.•  Ensure adequate inputs from the RM team into regional discussions around opportunities to create markets and other strategic discussions at the regional level.•  Support dissemination of key lessons and findings from evaluations.•  Work with clients and unit colleagues to improve insights and best practices. Selection Criteria•  Graduate degree in economics/finance/business/public policy or other relevant graduate degree. A Ph.D. in economics would be a plus.•  At least 5-7 years of relevant experience – or 2-4 years if holding a Ph.D. - demonstrating analytical skills in results measurement, economic analysis, and private sector development work with a focus on infrastructure or public-private partnerships.•  Knowledge and experience working on infrastructure or PPP issues on the ground or supporting such work.•  Familiarity and prior work experience in developing countries and the regions of focus are a plus.•  Ability to apply M&E approaches, methods, tools, and terminology of development impact to ex-ante assessments, monitoring, and ex-post evaluations, including log frame development, data collection methodologies, survey design and implementation, and evaluation designs. Training or certification in evaluation is a plus.•  Advanced skills in quantitative analysis, including Excel, and statistical software (e.g., STATA, R, SPSS)•  Proven experience and understanding of advisory projects' development outcome assessment and process methods. Knowledge of IFC's AIMM system is a plus.•  Proven capability to handle complex assignments and produce analytical work to a high professional standard, with minimum supervision.•  Experience with business analytics and results measurement methods, including, survey design and implementation, and experimental and non-experimental evaluation designs, developing development impact thesis, designing logical frameworks.•  Proven ability to monitor data quality and improve it as needed for advisory operations.•  Ability to train regional management and staff on results measurement, particularly on data quality assurance and reporting of results in line with corporate guidelines and standard impact measurement and monitoring frameworks.•  Proven ability to work in teams and capability to work in multi-cultural environments.•  Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with different stakeholders. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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Information Analyst - GE

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

IFC 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.Information technology is an integral part of the strategic initiatives for all the Core Business Functions at IFC. Corporate Information Technologies (CIT) Teams provides comprehensive IT support for IFC's Investment & Advisory Services, Financial Operations, Treasury & the Asset Management Company. A robust engagement model with business ensures prioritization of the business requirements & focus on delivery. The application landscape encompasses a wide variety of In-house and Customized COTS products which meets the business needs of IFC departments.CIT's Operations Unit (CITOP) is seeking an Information Analyst - Full Stack Developer in delivering digital products that meet and exceed customer expectations in the areas of Development Impact Measurement and Environmental and Social. Your role will focus on application development, working closely with cross-functional teams to define design and implementation, and ensuring alignment with customer needs and business goals ensuring high quality.The position is for a highly motivated and versatile candidate with strong technical background and substantial experience in information technology. Duties & Accountabilities:As a Full Stack Developer your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:•  Working with the Product manager and tech leads to solution the implementation, ensuring alignment with business objectives and customer needs as well as secure coding principles•  Playing a crucial role in driving solution development / design and ensuring alignment with the project/program strategic objectives.•  Overseeing / contributing in multiple solution lifecycles from conception through launch and beyond, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality products. Work closely with engineering and design teams to bring product concepts to life.•  Creating and maintaining the technical product backlog.•  Collaborating with stakeholders, including business users, customers, and subject matter experts, business analysts to gather and document detailed design for the product.•  Participating in sprint planning meetings to define the technical requirements.•  Conducting application testing to validate that the developed product meets the defined quality requirements and quality standards. Selection Criteria•  Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems and or a related field with at least 6 years of relevant experience.•  Demonstrated experience and proficiency in programming languages such as C#, Net core is a must with knowledge in Node.js.•  Demonstrated hands on experience of front-end frameworks preferably in React and/or other latest frontend frameworks.•  Demonstrated Experience in microservices architecture, Open API Framework, API design and in-depth knowledge on REST.•  Cloud native and hybrid web development projects, demonstrated experience in Azure technologies, ASE, AKS, Azure Functions, API Management, Azure Service Bus, Caching technologies, etc...•  In Depth knowledge on Authentication / Authorization frameworks and Auth flows - OpenID connect.•  DB knowledge and worked on entity framework, ability to create and review physical diagrams and work with DB developers.•  Addressing performance and production issues, extensive knowledge in logging and monitoring.Hands on experience with CI/CD Azure DevOps, DevSecOps Tooling, Code Quality tools, Code Coverage.•  Strong knowledge in Secure coding principles, application security, data security, evaluating DAST and SAST outputs to remediate any issues that may arise. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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07/04/2024
international finance corporation

(Senior) Industry Specialist – Tourism (Hospitality) - GG

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

IFC 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.IFC's Tourism, Retail and Property (TRP) team sits within the Health Education and Services (HES) Division. The TRP sector's business has been growing significantly and Tourism is an important sub-sector within TRP. IFC has played a key role in supporting this sector in developing countries and particularly during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The team works across the hotel and resort spectrum from business to leisure, luxury to budget, transient to extended stay, providing both project and corporate finance to large owner/operators as well as small players. In addition, the team also supports development and deployment of relevant advisory and upstream tools to strengthen private sector's capability and development impact and catalyze further investment in sector in the emerging markets – sustainability and finding new and innovative ways to meaningfully engage the sector is key.To support the growth of this business, IFC is recruiting a Tourism Sector Specialist with considerable practical experience in emerging markets in the sector. The Tourism Sector Specialist plays a key role in helping IFC to evaluate project investments in addition to advising on strategy, developing strategic relationships, supporting innovation and knowledge management, and playing their part in positioning IFC as a thought leader in this space. The successful candidate is expected to have rich strategic and operational experience in the tourism sector, preferably in operating and/or asset managing hotels in emerging markets, have sound business judgment, and be able to work in investment teams by providing expert opinion on the technical and operational aspects of investment proposals from across our global network. The selected candidate will be based in Washington DC and will work under the oversight of the Global Sector Manager. The position will have a global focus and ability to undertake regular travel commitments, is expected (primarily developing economies).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 term appointment with a 12-month probation period (term contracts are usually 3 years with the potential for reappointment if all performance objectives are met and business case needs remain). Duties and Accountabilities:Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:•  Participate in business origination activities, build client networks and maintain client relationships;•  Appraise and assess the technical and commercial feasibility of potential projects and companies that are seeking an investment from IFC (including analysis of key areas such as business model, market, management, operations, and agreements with operators where applicable) and provide advice for project improvement and its long-term sustainability/feasibility. Preparation of detailed written reports with clear views on the technical and financial feasibility aspects of the proposed investment, supported by analyses of sponsors and the hotel market as well as precise considerations for IFC; •  Participate in portfolio management of existing projects while providing value-addition to our clients by providing expert advice to clients on key aspects of their operations and performance;•  Support the investment officers in developing comprehensive financial projections for all investment cases; •  Support the development and implementation of IFC's Tourism sector strategy both globally and regionally;•  Contribute to the development and internal and external dissemination of information, knowledge and benchmarking relevant to the tourism sector;  •  Engage and work with colleagues from across the World Bank Group. Provide input on various tourism technical assistance initiatives with IFC and the broader World Bank Group;•  Extract lessons learned from IFC investment projects and develop best practices to apply on future projects;•  Keep updated on and share as relevant with the team sectoral and industry news, trends and related developments;•  Hire and supervise consultants where needed to support IFC's work in tourism sector. Selection Criteria•  A Master's degree in a relevant field is required.•  20+ years of deep practical-based experience in the hotel industry, preferably on the hotel development/operational/asset management side or on the technical/consulting front in senior management roles (typically late/mature-career professionals). Preference will be given to candidates with solid experience in hotel development, project management, and hotel operations with a hotel owner-operator/developer-investor and/or a hotel chain;•  Experience in and knowledge of emerging trends in the sector and new business models such as online aggregators, hybrid models, sustainable tourism will be a plus;•  Ability to work across different geographies, cultures and organizations and on multiple projects simultaneously is required; Significant international exposure, including experience of working in developing countries, will be a key advantage;  •  Extremely flexible to meet the demanding global travel requirements of the job;•  Excellent communication skills in English. Knowledge of another major business language such as French or Spanish is an advantage;•  A strong sense of curiosity and the ability to work both in teams and independently would be strong attributes;•  Position requires sound business judgment to identify the strengths and weaknesses of tourism projects and to provide precise evaluation of technical, commercial, and managerial issues; and•  Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in detailed written reports (for example when assessing and appraising potential investment projects).•  Applications should be sent in English. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.  Cover letter should clearly describe the relevant results the candidate has delivered in prior positions, rather than simply listing responsibilities.  All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 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:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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