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

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

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

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

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

For more information, visit www.ifc.org

 

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international finance corporation

Associate Portfolio Officer

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

DescriptionIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, we invested $22 billion 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.orgIFC's Corporate Portfolio Management Department (CPM) is seeking to recruit an Associate Portfolio Officer in its Global Debt and Operations Support unit (CPMDO). CPM is responsible for: (i) providing corporate and strategic level reviews of IFC's investment portfolio, including granular data and analytics of portfolio trends; (ii) providing thought leadership on how IFC can create a portfolio that balances profitability, risk and development impact; (iii) systematically capturing lessons of experience, with the goal of these being incorporated into IFC's strategy and new investments, in order to improve IFC's performance and outcomes; (iv) developing, and supporting the management of, portfolio systems as well as portfolio related knowledge tools; and, (v) managing the LIBOR transition process for IFC's existing debt  portfolio.  Roles and Responsibilities: • Corporate Portfolio periodic reporting to the Board, IFC Management Team, and Operations Committee Portfolio: Coordinate contributions from relevant departments and units, review, analyze and initiate queries to ensure quality content and adequate delivery of reports in a timely manner.• Contribute to CPM's thought leadership on IFC's debt portfolio, through analytical and reporting work, including deep dives on select countries, sectors, and thematic portfolio reviews.• Support the conceptualization, data sourcing, design, and implementation of strategic corporate initiatives, and the development of knowledge tools leveraging IFC's portfolio data, in close collaboration with departments across IFC (e.g., industries and regions, Blended Finance, Syndications, Treasury, Accounting, Risk, IT, etc). Examples of ongoing initiatives include, among others, the development of a client segmentation framework, governance and related support systems; and the establishment of a governance framework and systems for the systematic capture of key financial and technical/operational data  across projects,, to facilitate client performance analysis and benchmarking of new business transactions. • Operations support: Support the development/enhancement of select portfolio systems, in order to contribute the views and needs of portfolio staff and ensure alignment and consistency of process with business needs. Develop guidance, knowledge materials and deliver training for business teams as needed. • Develop, review and ensure relevant updates to Portfolio Operating Procedures to ensure simplified and efficient processes, and risk-based decision-making. • Provide project management and analytical support in various ad hoc corporate and department level initiatives focusing on portfolio performance, organizational changes, and business process enhancements.  Selection Criteria• MBA or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 5-year experience in the field of investments in emerging markets, including portfolio management. • Solid knowledge of IFC operations, with strong experience in portfolio management, processes, and procedures. Familiarity with data, systems and reporting is considered a plus. • Strong analytical and organizational skills, great attention to detail and proven ability to synthesize large volumes of information from diverse content providers to prepare quantitative and qualitative management reports and summarize succinct key messages for presentation to senior management. • Ability to deliver multiple tasks with overlapping timelines by effective prioritization.• Solid interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with people at all levels of the organization, with demonstrated team spirit and responsiveness. • Ability to closely collaborate across IFC, partnering with functions in operations and corporate units to develop solutions, ensuring quality, efficiency and timeliness in the delivery of initiatives.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________ 

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Senior IT Officer, Business Solutions

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

DescriptionIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, we invested $22 billion 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.orgInnovation and partnership bond the five institutions of the World Bank Group (WBG): The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA), which together form the World Bank; the International Finance Corporation (IFC); the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank Group is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. It uses financial resources and extensive experience to help our client countries to reduce poverty, increase economic growth, and improve quality of life. To ensure that countries can access the best global expertise and help generate cutting-edge knowledge, the World Bank Group is constantly seeking to improve the way it works. Key priorities include delivering measurable results, promoting openness and transparency in development, and improving access to development information and data.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 applications and support for IFC's operations. There is a rich and diverse landscape of business applications that encompasses a wide variety of In-house and Customized COTS products (such as ACBS, Summit, etc.,) which meets the business needs of IFC departments.CIT's Operations Unit (CITOP) currently has major transformation and renewal programs underway – (i) IFC's operational portal- iPortal which rebuilds the entire frontline operational application and processes through an integrated one-stop shop leveraging modern technology trends. This multi-year program provides an integrated experience for the investment, advisory and trade business lines empowering IFC staff with the necessary tools to productively deliver on the IFC 3.0 strategy. (ii) IFC Intranet, Knowledge and Learning application transformation that provides an integrated experience for IFC staff to find, discover and share knowledge thereby increasing effectiveness and staff productivity. This program has specific focus on driving collaboration and innovation leveraging the latest technologies and toolsCITOP is seeking a hands on Senior IT Officer, Business Solutions, with strong technical skills, demonstrated experience developing enterprise solutions and extensive experience working with multiple teams including vendor partners for system development. The position requires a highly motivated and versatile candidate with extensive technical knowledge on the latest tools and platforms in enterprise solutions and strong hands-on development experience.    Role and Responsibilities:• Serve as a Senior Technical specialist on IFC's Operations products primarily iPortal and provide guidance and direction to staff and contractors to deliver on business needs and requirements for these products.• Interface with business analysts and/or product owners to clarify requirements, oversee the definition of technical specifications and creation of key artifacts in alignment with ITS' standards.• Lead the development of assigned corporate applications for Investment Operations and Advisory Services. These enterprise grade solutions leverage .Net, Java, Mule ESB, Pega, REST API's, DevSecOps technologies ((Azure DevOps) and AWS/Azure cloud services among others.• Provide guidance to junior technical and contractors on design approaches and appropriate solutioning for IFC's applications.• Work with application support teams to ensure that the applications handed over are stable, well defined, documented, and easy to maintain.• Partner with the Office of Information Security and CIT Architecture teams to ensure that IFC enterprise applications are aligned with the institutional security guidelines and processes, the security posture of IFC applications are strong and the architecture standards are met. • Implement development approaches especially on Azure or AWS and willing to learn as new services are introduced in them. • Leverage tools like Azure App Insight and Splunk to diagnose and maintain robust performant applications. • Ensure corrective action for any system issues and ensure timely escalation of these issue. Support the root cause and impact analysis of the issues and propose and validate fixes to address them.  • Establishes and uses systems to monitor the operating efficiency of developed applications and provides proactive correction where necessary.• Provides clear direction to a team of staff and/or contractors on the delivery of core operations systems. Selection Criteria• Master's degree with 8 years relevant experience or Bachelors Degree with a minimum of 10 years relevant experience• Extensive experience developing, implementing and overseeing the operations of medium to large and complex corporate applications involving complex mapping scenarios as well as complex interfaces among them• Experience in emerging technology industry trends, including Agile, cloud solutions, process automation, Big data, DevOps (specifically Azure Devops)• Experience in Azure cloud platforms specifically, Compute, Storage and Analytics.• Knowledge and experience in Enterprise Architecture frameworks, Solution Design, modeling, design, implementation and maintenance.• Experience in both .NET Core, NodeJS worlds from a solution perspective, involving COTS and Bespoke development.• A working knowledge and understanding of Authentication & Authorization Services (Azure AD, PlainID or similar)• Experience in ReactJS, JQuery, .NET Framework, Mule ESB, Pega, Postgres, Oracle, MongoDB, Documentum, SharePoint, O365, Apigee is highly desirable• Strong experience in working with distributed vendor teams and the associated challenges• Experience using Performance Testing tools such as JMeter and Puppeteer is highly desirable• Experience working with various stakeholders (business, technology etc.) and conducting workshops to obtain relevant information • Excellent oral and written communication, documentation and presentation skills • Stays abreast of new trends and developments in own specialty area, the broader industry, and experiments with new approaches or emerging technological solutions to current business needs.      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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Senior Economist

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

DescriptionIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, we invested $22 billion 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 Sector Economics and Development Impact Department (CSE), part of the Economics & Private Sector Development Vice Presidency, analyzes economic sectors with a view to identifying opportunities and solutions for private sector development, and works closely with IFC Operations in formulating sector priorities and strategies. It is expected to provide 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 fully developing and implementing the ex-ante project assessment framework (Anticipated Impact Measurement and Monitoring- AIMM) for investment and advisory 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. CSE is comprised of mainly sector economists and results measurement specialists assigned currently to fully integrated units organized along IFC industry groupings.The CSE unit for Manufacturing, Agribusiness, and Services (CSEMA) is in charge of implementing CSE mandates and deliverables in relation to sectors that comprise Manufacturing, Agribusiness, and Services (MAS) investments. The Department is looking for a Senior Sector Economist focused on the Agribusiness and Forestry sector to provide, on an ongoing basis, economic analysis/ expert advice and necessary support to operational teams and management, assess the development impact of projects under CSEMA industry business lines, help generate relevant and robust analysis highlighting lessons learned and support staff in incorporating such lessons into project design, produce analytical work that informs IFC's strategy in the agribusiness and forestry sector, and contribute to evaluations beyond the project lifecycle. S/he will work in close collaboration with the Investment and Advisory Staff of the MAS team. Role & Responsibilities:• Prepare substantive economic analysis of IFC's projects in the Agribusiness and Forestry sectors (comprising investment and advisory support along the entire value chain) and provide expert advice to operational teams on trends, key risks, and sector analysis during the project life cycle. Monitor policy and market trend developments in key sub-sectors/products affecting agribusiness investment in emerging markets.  • Lead the implementation, calibration and updating, of an ex-ante Agribusiness project assessment framework for investment and advisory projects throughout the project cycle – including working with IFC's Investment Officers to collect and analyze project data, applying the framework on the basis of data and research, drafting narratives that support the articulation of project impacts, and rating projects. Lead ex-post monitoring of projects performance.• Design, lead and undertake research and provide thought leadership on a variety of economic topics relevant for the focus sectors at the global and country level and produce reports with a focus on challenges, priorities, and opportunities for market creation and private sector development in these sectors. • Collaborate with relevant MAS investment and advisory teams, the World Bank Group, and other organizations and research institutes to inform operational decisions and to develop country and sector strategies (Country Private Sector Diagnostics, Deep Dives), highlighting the key challenges and constraints for private sector development in specific sub-sectors across different regions, as well as the greatest opportunities for achieving development impact. • Design and lead ex-post evaluation work that helps establish the feedback loop in IFC MAS operations and enhance IFC's ability to better articulate its development impact narrative.• Lead the day-to-day management of economic input into Agribusiness and Forestry investment and advisory projects and oversee tasks, timelines and junior staff and consultants; and perform other tasks as requested by CSE management. Selection Criteria• A post-graduate degree in Economics or Public Policy from a reputable university with a focus on agricultural economics and economic development. A PhD in economics would be a strong plus. • At least 10 years of experience pertaining to economic analysis of Agribusiness projects (sector dynamics, emerging trends, development impacts), demonstrating strong analytical skills, including track record of working on preparing economic papers and sector strategies in areas related to these sectors. • Relevant experience would include roles in Development Finance Institutions or international organizations and the private sector. Commercial agribusiness experience, field experience and experience in decentralized environments would be an advantage.• Strong grasp of economic and financial concepts and key drivers of growth, productivity, profitability and efficiency, understanding of development issues and impact, familiarity with economic cost-benefit analysis. Ability to synthesize large volumes of information from diverse sources, to compile data, and prepare quantitative and qualitative management reports. Strong demonstrated knowledge of competition and trade issues is a requirement for establishing Agribusiness sector expertise.• Strong understanding of the private sector's performance in developing countries. Knowledge of what constitutes an enabling environment for the agribusiness sector in different contexts, the effect of different types of regulation on the sector's competitiveness, the policy reforms that are required for the private sector to participate in certain economic activities. • Excellent written and oral communications skills, in particular relating economic concepts and analysis to non-economists.• Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, with demonstrated ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.• Flexibility, responsiveness, and ability to manage multiple activities to tight deadline and produce analytical work to a high professional standard.     ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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international finance corporation

Principal Banking Specialist

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

DescriptionIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, we invested $22 billion 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.orgIFC has embarked on an ambitious new strategy to stimulate more investment activity, especially in Low Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict affected States (FCS). This new strategy aims at creating our own opportunities for private investments in riskier markets by proactively working in these countries to create, deepen, and expand the markets themselves. The Financial Institutions Group (FIG) is one of the 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 to IFC's clients through IFC's global network. IFC's priorities in FIG as an industry group are: (i) grow investment and advisory solutions in emerging markets, and achieve strong profitability and impact (ii) build new and nurture existing client relationships to make IFC the preferred partner for key clients (iii) manage portfolio of assets for strong profitability and impact; (iv) support local companies, while improving transparency and corporate governance; (v) catalyze foreign investment, including mobilizing B loans and parallel loans; (vi) introduce and develop new financial solutions, products and platforms; (vii) build long-term partnerships with strong regional players and (viii) develop client, sector and country-level solutions through upstream and downstream interventions that can be scaled and replicated; (ix) be a thought leader and innovator of products and client solutions globally.IFC seeks to deepen its banking industry expertise with more resources to meet our growing mandate and increasingly demanding requirements from our investment services and advisory streams including fintechs and embedded finance platforms.  IFC aims to hire a Banking Specialist who will complement the existing group of technical expertise housed in IFC's Financial Institutions Group (FIG) Global Industry Unit (CFG).  The Principal Banking Specialist is expected to be located in Washington DC but will be considered as a global resource reporting to the Chief Banking Specialist based currently in Bangkok, Thailand.Beyond the Banking Specialist's traditional role of taking a leading role in investment appraisals and loan portfolio reviews, the new IFC FIG model demands greater value-added services for existing and potential clients.  Banking Specialists are expected to i) contribute to development of FIG's global strategy, ii) support regional management teams in the development and implementation of their regional strategy, iii) support clients in capacity building through technical assistance and workshops, iv) assist in the supervision of existing/portfolio exposures, and v) contribute to global knowledge development and dissemination.  The role requires significant travel, both within the region where they are based and globally.The ideal candidate should have considerable hands-on, private sector, operational experience in banking, at senior level in a variety of countries; the successful candidate's experience should include at least Consumer Banking and SME, a firm understanding of data analytics and statistical score modeling, hands-on Credit risk management and overall risk management including liquidity, market and non-financial risks.Sound experience in due diligence of financial institutions and Fintech, strategic business acumen and deal making with strong operational hands-on skills and a willingness to apply those skills when working with clients and on transactions are also critical. She/he will be part of FIG's Global Team which bases its Banking Specialists across regions.  Banking Specialists might be required to work across other regions whether based in Asia or elsewhere. Roles & Responsibilities:The business accountabilities of the banking specialist will include but will not be limited to supporting regional FIG managers to:• Implement regional industry strategy and delivery of business targets and development outcomes mainly through participation in appraisals, including but not limited to loan portfolio reviews.• Provide assistance in developing a sound regional industry strategy and identify resource needs for FIG in the Region.• Support business development for both Investment and Advisory services in the Region.• Support the regional Portfolio Manager to ensure high quality, performance and compliance of portfolio in the region.• Disseminate IFC's Industry lessons and experience in the region, contribute to the global knowledge bank for Industry and share experience through design and delivery of internal formal and informal learning.• Ensure quality control of work performed by investment officers, consultants and other team members in the course of appraisals.• Collaborate with Credit and Risk to identify and manage industry risks.• Mentor and develop junior staff in the region.• Reporting relationship:  Primary reporting to Chief Banking Specialist in FIG. Selection Criteria• A Master's degree or equivalent professional qualification in finance or business,• A minimum of 20 years relevant operational private sector banking experience in a variety of Latin America countries. • Substantial banking experience at senior management level including decision-making responsibility and influence over the results of the entity. • Experience and expertise to include but not limited to:o Consumer Banking and SME,o Credit and risk management,o Asset/Liabilities management,o Working knowledge and analytical skills in financial analysis. statistical score modeling, vintage analysis and big data,o Working knowledge in Fintech and disruptive business models in financial products. o Due diligence of financial institutions (debt and equity) – Banks and NBFCs.o Due diligence of Fintech (debt and equity).o These are absolute requirements and candidates with less experience will not be considered.• Ability to represent IFC externally and to develop and manage relationships with clients, government, media, donors, and other stakeholders.• Strong sense of service to clients and demonstrated private sector business development aptitude. Proven success in developing client relationships and executing quality investments.• Ability to work in the matrix as an integral part of the Regional and Industry Department and deliver high quality work within deadlines to meet team objectives.• Ability to collaborate closely with World Bank and other financing institutions and banks. • Good 'deal sense' based on demonstrated strong analytical skills and sound business judgment.• Ability to develop innovative solutions and challenge the status quo in order to build the business.• Excellent people management skills and openness to feedback; new ideas and ability to guide staff to solutions to problems.• Strong written and verbal communications skills.• Recognized as a team player and leader, ability to manage and resolve conflict.• Highest standards of ethical integrity, transparency• Fluency in English and Ability to speak Spanish and Portuguese would be a plus      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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Senior Credit Risk Officer

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

DescriptionIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, we invested $22 billion 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 Investment and Credit Risk Department (CIR) is part of the Risk and Finance Vice-presidency in IFC. The Credit Officers are specialized and experienced risk professionals that are part of the independent risk system. Credit Officers are responsible for reviewing and approving credit and investment proposals and material portfolio actions submitted to IFC's Investment and Credit Risk Department and ensuring that loan and equity transactions provide adequate risk-return to IFC, meet IFC's minimum investment standards as required by any applicable policies, procedures, or guidelines and are within the credit risk appetite established by the senior management.Credit Officers provide expert input to identify risks associated with new transactions as well as waivers and changes to existing investments and ensure risks are fully identified, disclosed, clearly and synthetically communicated and understood throughout the approval process. Credit Officers are also involved in ensuring that the quality of IFC's portfolio is stable. CIR also plays a critical role in maintaining a strong credit and equity culture within IFC and supporting the dissemination of credit and equity expertise and best practice through various knowledge management activities, the development of credit and equity standards, credit risk policies guidelines and procedures, deal acceptance criteria, and business process improvements.  IFC is now seeking a Senior Credit Officer to join its Investment and Credit Risk Department with a focus on the Financial Institutions (FIG) sector. S/he will become part of a formal investment approval hierarchy, serving as "second pair of eyes" in IFC's checks and balances for all IFC investments. S/he will be responsible for providing credit reviews and approvals for portfolio projects and approvals for new transactions with lower risk profiles and under the supervision of the relevant Regional Chief Risk Officer. The candidate will be expected to have a demonstrated track record and knowledge and expertise in credit risk management and of the Financial Institutions (FIG) sector. This role requires good understanding of credit risk policies and procedures, internal credit risk models and trends in portfolio, emerging markets, macro-economic and political analysis, sector dynamics, financial modeling, equity valuation, legal structuring, and financial instruments and application of this understanding to risk/reward of existing and new transactions.The Senior Credit Officer will be based in Washington DC (or other location to be advised) and will report to the relevant Regional Chief Risk Officer.  Responsibilities include:• Assist in implementing IFC policies, procedures, guidelines and best practices so that investment transactions and portfolios are contributing to IFC's financial and development goals.• Is available at all stages (early review to post-disbursement) to discuss potential issues with the teams. • Assure IFC's risk appetite as set by IFC senior management is implemented and that a proper risk-reward balance is achieved in transactions.• Provide an objective and independent risk assessment and approvals for portfolio projects and for new transactions with lower risk profiles and under the supervision of the relevant Regional Chief Risk Officer while meeting the levels of service included in the "Credit Client Service Framework". • For the geography, sector, product of responsibility assure that the quality of IFC's portfolio is stable by ensuring trends in portfolio are identified in a timely manner, Credit Watchlists are up to date and credit and facility ratings adequately reflect risks. • Identify risks and ensure they are fully disclosed and understood throughout the approval process.• Contribute to knowledge management activities through drafting of Credit FAQs, actively supporting training programs, or similar activities.• Assist Chief Credit Officers in developing, reviewing and discussing credit and equity standards, pricing, credit risk policies and procedures, deal acceptance criteria, and business process improvements.• Formulate well-reasoned and well-communicated recommendations.• Keep abreast of developments in risk through network of contacts relevant to credit risk management.• Keep abreast of developments in portfolio transactions under its responsibility including participating in quarterly portfolio meetings/ equity reviews.• Work with Portfolio Managers and Special Operations teams to proactively restructure distressed investments and improve recovery rates.   Selection Criteria• Advanced degree (at least Masters) in finance, business administration, accounting or related discipline. FRM or CFA designation would be a plus.• At least 8-10 years of experience working for a major international financial institution with substantial exposure to the Financial Institutions (FIG) space, including at least 2-5 years of experience in a credit risk- related function.• Good understanding of analysis, structuring and documentation of debt, equity, mezzanine and structured products.• High standards of integrity. • Independence of thought and ability to express candid opinions.• Self-starter requiring limited supervision.• Ability to manage and resolve conflicts constructively.• Recognized as a team player.• Knowledge of and experience operating under policies, parameters and procedures, including a good understanding of advanced internal credit risk rating models.• Ability to work effectively under a complex matrix organization (with regional and sectoral leadership).• Developed negotiation skills and ability to seek constructive solutions that achieve optimum risk-reward for IFC.• Good interpersonal skills.• Effective Communicator. Ability to synthesize information clearly.      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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Senior Education Economist/Specialist

Colombia, Bogota D.C. , Bogota

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions 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. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org THE EDUCATION GLOBAL PRACTICEEducation is central to achieving the WBG's twin goals:  it is a reliable route out of poverty through large and consistent returns to income for individuals and as a driver for economic growth. It is also a prime vehicle for promoting shared prosperity. The main challenge in the education sector is to achieve "learning for all and learning for life"- that is, to ensure that all children and young people acquire the knowledge and skills they need for their lives and livelihoods. In the past two decades, the developing world has made great advances in education, most notably in enrolling and keeping children in school and in approaching gender equality. Despite these successes in expanding access to education, critical challenges remain: removing persistent educational barriers faced by the poorest people and those living in fragile and conflict-affected states and improving the quality of education so that schooling leads to real learning.  In recent years, the WBG, and the broader education development community, have shifted their focus to include learning outcomes. Traditional input-driven programs have shown that they do not always lead to improved learning outcomes, so that the WBG's education strategy highlights the need for a more comprehensive ‘systems approach' to education reform, investments, and service delivery. This approach is about increasing accountability and targeting results, as a complement to providing inputs.  It also requires strengthening the knowledge base on education, to highlight where systems are achieving results, where they are falling short, and what the most effective solutions are.  These efforts are increasingly guided by the need to invest early; invest smartly; and invest for all.  Through high-quality analytical work, collection of evidence, and practical know-how in these three areas, the WBG is helping its partner countries accelerate their progress in the education sector.The Education Global Practice is led by a Global Director, who has overall responsibility for the practice, together with Regional Directors who oversee the human development program in the regions working with ten Practice Managers. REGIONAL/ UNIT CONTEXTThe World Bank Group serves over 30 client countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LCR). Clients range from large sophisticated middle-income clients (MIC) to IDA countries to small Caribbean states to one fragile state. After a decade of sound economic management with solid social progress, Latin America has reached a development crossroads. With slower growth prospects and the threat in the reversal of fortunes for many, the region now faces new challenges, and improving productivity is now increasingly emerging as a key underlying factor to address them.  Progress on this front will be critical for higher growth and to ensure that the social gains amassed over the economic boom of the past decade – one that expanded the middle class to more than one third of the entire population and lifted 80 million people out of poverty- are not eroded.  Moreover, Latin America's inequality continues to be high compared to other world regions; and the recent COVID-19 crisis has had a tremendous toll on the region, with the GDP expected to have decreased by about 7% in 2020.High quality education for all is central in the pursuit of growth and equity.  The Education Unit for LCR works with client countries – at the regional, sub-regional, national and sub-national levels – to address key education challenges.  To cite some of the key challenges: (a) learning outcomes have tended to improve, but LCR is still facing a Learning Crisis – with a learning poverty of about 50% and on average, 15-year-old students three years behind in reading, mathematics, and science when compared to a student in an OECD country;  (b) learning gaps between students from better-off and most disadvantaged backgrounds are very large; (c) enrollment has continued to increase in secondary education but completion remains a regional challenge, especially among the poorest; and (d) the supply of higher education has increased significantly, but relevance and inclusiveness are still important challenges. These challenges have by now been strongly exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a profound impact on Latin America. Initial simulations estimate that the region would be faced with the second largest expected absolute increase in Learning Poverty levels with an increase up to 62.5%, and all other metrics, in primary, secondary and tertiary education, are evolving in very worrisome ways, especially for the most vulnerable children and youth (with a socio-economic gap in education achievement estimated to increase by at least 12%). We are notably also expecting large increases in dropouts.To address these challenges and their underlying constraints, the unit's education strategy centers on four key pillars: (a) investing in Early Childhood Education/Development; (b) measuring and improving teaching and learning; (c) addressing drop-outs and improving the skills of secondary and tertiary-school age youth; and (d) pursuing best practices in governance, management and financing. This also includes the effective use of ICT and learning spaces and a strong focus on inclusion. These pillars are consistent with the global education practice approach and the focus on learning poverty, as well as with the main strategic intervention areas to help countries cope and recover from the impact of COVID-19 on the education sector. These areas of intervention are focused on: (i) enhancing the reach, use and effectiveness of technology in education; (ii) pedagogical and management reforms for recovery and resilience; (iii) safe and resilient schools; and (iv) skills for the post-COVID context. It is expected that the focus of FY22 will largely be on helping LAC countries recover from the COVID-19 crisis on their education sector.To implement its strategy, the unit has a large program comprising analytical and advisory (ASA) services as well as lending operations. It currently has a well-performing portfolio of 23 operations across most countries of the region.  The portfolio has increasingly used new lending instruments to support systemic reforms (including Investment Project Financing (IPF) with Performance Based Conditions, and the two first ever Programs for Results (PforR) in education in LCR in Brazil and Argentina). The unit has a strong emphasis on bringing the best global evidence to inform its products and services for its clients, and in working strategically with clients to generate knowledge where the knowledge base is still nascent. lt produces innovative and programmatic ASA work, with analytical and just-in-time components, which is highly valued by our MIC clients, while also including a strong program of impact evaluations embedded in client engagements (operations or ASA). The unit also prides itself in its thought leadership through the preparation of rigorous regional studies to shed light on policy relevant issues in the region (teachers, school dropout, higher education, system and school management for example).  We also stepped-up opportunities to share our work with the rest of the Bank through the new Tuesday Talks and several BBLs and webinars, and, more recently, our monthly COVID-19 dashboards.More specifically, the unit has a large program of services to support improvements in the quality, relevance and equity of ECE, basic, secondary and tertiary education. This includes several operational and analytical projects and tasks that seek to support clients in the implementation of programs and policies to improve the quality and management of teachers and school leaders, measure learning outcomes and use the information from these assessments to improve quality, reduce drop outs, particularly at secondary school, and provide high quality teaching and curriculums to build the range of foundational, higher level cognitive or technical as well as socioemotional skills that are required for successful and productive citizens, use technological solutions for education and smart learning environments, and strengthen school based and education system management and accountability.These areas of intervention have positioned the unit very well to support countries to address the COVID-19 crisis, translating into comprehensive just-in time advisory support, re-purposed ASAs, projects' restructurings and new operations (among others, in Haiti, Nicaragua, Guyana, Peru, Ecuador and  Brazil) to support the design and implementation of comprehensive sector response plans, innovations in multi-modal and hybrid teaching and learning, and more broadly the coping, managing continuity and building back better phases of the COVID-19 response. Moving forward, we have several new projects in the pipeline, including in Uruguay, Colombia, Peru and Brazil, with a strong focus on recovering from the pandemic, and there is potential to do much more.More specifically in Colombia, we have a very comprehensive engagement articulated around 4 key pillars: (a) a solid and long-standing engagement in higher education, currently implemented through a project under supervision; (b) an outstanding analytical and technical agenda through cutting-edge ASA; (c) a Reimbursable Assistance (RAS) engagement both at the national and sub-national level; and (d) the on-going preparation of a new education project in basic education.  The higher education project under supervision – the Access and Quality in Higher Education Project – PACES – aims at improving the quality of tertiary education in participating institutions and to increase the enrollment of students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds in quality programs. The project, which is performing satisfactorily and still has over two years of implementation, supports an innovative student loan program.  The ASA and RAS agenda has focused on several topics, from management and governance reforms, to socio-emotional skills, school feeding, evaluating promising new programs, just-in-time policy notes  and the development of an innovative education management and information system (the Monitor Escolar) which can collect real-time data, among other elements, on schools' and students' conditions. The RAS program has been a flagship in Latin America for its duration, level of government engagement and quality.  As Colombia and the team have been ramping up their response to COVID-19, this has laid the ground for the preparation of a Program for Results operation which focuses on the recovery from the devastating impacts of the crisis.  The program has three results areas: (i) evaluation of learning outcomes; (ii) pedagogical support for teachers to strengthen basic competencies of students in basic education; and (iii) supporting local government in implementing remedial programs, socioemotional skills programs and drop-out prevention programs through the implementation of full day schools.  Both the pedagogical support and the support to local governments are targeted to the most disadvantaged children, schools and local governments.  The work in Colombia also entails significant contributions to cross-sectorial studies and operations – Systematic Country Diagnostics (SCDs), Flagships, Development Program Financings (DPFs), etc. The Colombia Country Management Unit (CMU) also includes Mexico and Venezuela. The staff located in Colombia will be expected to also support as needed the education sector engagement in Venezuela.In light of the above, the unit is seeking a Senior Education Specialist/Economist, based in Colombia, to lead and/or co-lead the education policy dialogue, portfolio and ASA/RAS engagement in Colombia, and lead the engagement in Venezuela. The selected candidate will report to the Practice Manager for the LCR education unit (HCLED) and is expected to work in close collaboration with the CMU, the other members of the education and Human Development team, and colleagues in other Global Practices (GPs) based in Colombia. Duties and Accountabilities:The Sr. Economist/Education Specialist based in Colombia is expected to:* Lead and/or co-lead the education policy dialogue in Colombia, continuing to explore new opportunities for strategic, operational, RAS and analytical engagement, with a strong focus on recovering from the COVID-19 crisis and building back better. Forge strong partnerships with other partners and strategic stakeholders to carry the dialogue forward.* Lead and/or co-lead the preparation and supervision of the education portfolio at various education levels (which, so far, includes an IPF and a PforR)* Lead and/or co-lead high quality customized analytical and advisory services, including the RAS program, analytical reports, impact evaluations, and just-in time TA, in several areas. EMIS, education sector financing and management, strategies for teacher mentoring, remedial education, socio-emotional skills and to address dropouts, and higher education, are all areas in high demand both in our advisory and operational engagement. Providing guidance on innovative and cutting-edge strategies and approaches to effectively respond to the COVID crisis on education will be critical.* Contribute to the CMU and other GPs led cross-sectorial tasks (SCD, Flagships, DPFs, etc)* Lead the education engagement in Venezuela (largely through cross-sectorial work)* Mentor and advise more junior staff and consultants in operational and analytical roles* Serve, as needed, as focal point in critical areas for the unit (and the GP). Selection CriteriaThe ideal candidate will combine excellent client dialogue and team management skills,  outstanding technical skills and a capacity to translate analytical findings into policy and innovative Bank operations to help clients recover from the pandemic, shift policies in new directions and/or pilot new approaches, and strong operational skills to provide effective leadership and/or implementation support to the education portfolio. The candidate should have:* Advanced degree (Master's or PhD) in economics, education, business or related fields Experience:* A minimum of 8 years directly relevant work experience in education; and demonstrated expert-level knowledge of education policy.* Excellent client skills and sustained track record of leading policy dialogue and developing business in education in middle-income countries.* Outstanding technical skills, and in-depth knowledge in at least some of the key education sector areas mentioned above would be a plus. Ability to translate analytical/technical skills and products into new programs, policies, and operational innovations and results.* Excellent operational skills to be able to effectively lead or co-lead operations and teams through all the stages of project preparation and supervision* Proven track-record of leading and/or working well with teams* Track record of delivering high impact operations/interventions across education levels based on solid evidence* Track record of delivering high quality analytical and advisory services* Solid experience working with development partners * Fluency in English and Spanish* Excellent communication and writing skills* Ability to juggle numerous competing demands and priorities, respond quickly to internal and external client requests, and set realistic priorities for self and others* High levels of energy, initiative, and flexibility.  Proactive attitude to challenges and flexibility in quickly adjusting to changing work program requirements Competencies:In addition to the above, the successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following competencies• Education knowledge and experience: Possesses technical skills, including an understanding of key core education issues with regard to quality, relevance, and equity at all levels. Has familiarity with analytical resources, data sets, indicators, tools for data analysis, and the use of evidence for education policy.• General economic knowledge and analytical skills: Possesses a demonstrated track record of working with economic and sectoral data and analytical and produce user-friendly written outputs.• Policy Dialogue Skills: Possesses political judgment, diplomatic acumen, and negotiating skills; applies cross-country development knowledge to discussions with clients and development partners; anticipates needs and requests in the field and develops/offers relevant tools to clients.• Knowledge and experience in development arena: Understands policy making processes; distills operationally relevant recommendations/lessons for clients; understanding of political economy issues as well as a good grasp of governance issues in a federal setting additional asset.• Integrative skills: Demonstrates strong integrative thinking and ability to support project teams in developing an integrated point of view around development challenges.• Analytical Services and Advisory (ASA) policy, strategic and technical analysis for country/sector Issues:  Provides inputs to key ASA documents by analyzing relevant issues, soliciting input from others, and using data and facts to support conclusions and/or position.• Written and verbal communication:  Delivers information effectively.• Client orientation:  Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success.• Drive for results: Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results, and has the personal organization skills to do so.• Teamwork (collaboration) and inclusion:  Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team's work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view.• Knowledge, learning, and communication:  Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner.• Business judgment and analytical decision making:  Analyzes facts and data to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others' work.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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Africa Regional Industry Director, Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar

DescriptionEstablished in 1944, the World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC or the Corporation), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Within the World Bank Group, IFC is a legally and financially autonomous institution, with its own Articles of Agreement, share capital, management and staff. IFC has its own Board of Directors which is equal in composition to the Board of the IBRD. IFC is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. It is the world's largest multilateral source of loan and equity financing and advisory services for private sector in the developing world. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, IFC draws on more than six decades of experience to create opportunities and solutions where they are needed most. With support of its shareholders and as part of its recent capital increase package, IFC embarked on an ambitious new growth strategy – IFC 3.0 – the outcome of which will be doubling the volume of Corporation's business by 2030 and tripling the work it does in Low Middle Income (LMICs) and 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 and advisory services as well as convening power and thought leadership and knowledge resources. This also calls for the need to conceive and generate opportunities for investing by proactively working "Upstream" to create, deepen, facilitate and expand markets and opportunities for the private sector and to design, catalyze and implement new investment products and projects. This strategy also relies on a closer WBG collaboration to ensure that public and private sector efforts are aligned towards encouraging and enabling private sector participation in economic activity. This supports the approach by which, when working with clients, the WBG will first seek private sector solutions to address development challenges—where such solutions are advisable and can be effective—and reserve public financing for projects only when other options are less optimal (the "Cascade" approach). The Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS) Group is a key industry group at IFC, responsible for managing roughly a large part of IFC's overall business in terms of volume and capital at risk. MAS engages in a wide range of sub-sectors including light and heavy manufacturing, agribusiness, health, education, property, retail and tourism, and other areas, with both investment and advisory services delivered to IFC's clients through IFC's global network.IFC's priorities in the Africa Region for MAS are: (i) grow business in the region, and achieve strong profitability and impact (ii) build new and nurture existing client relationships to make IFC the preferred partner for key clients (iii) manage portfolio of assets for strong profitability and impact; (iv) support local companies, while improving transparency and corporate governance; (v) catalyze foreign investment, including mobilizing B loans and parallel loans; (vi) introduce and develop new financial products; (vii) build long-term partnerships with strong regional players and (viii) develop client, sector and country-level solutions that can be scaled and replicated.IFC is seeking a Regional Industry Director for MAS, to be based in Dakar or Nairobi, who will have primary responsibility for MAS activities in Africa Region.  This is a key leadership role requiring significant and demonstrated leadership and management skills. Duties and AccountabilitiesThe roles and responsibilities of the position will include but not be limited to:Business responsibility • Develop and implement the MAS strategy and priorities in the Africa Region, in partnership with the Regional Directors, the Country Managers, the MAS Management team and other Regional Industry Directors, with a focus on achieving strong profitability and sustainable developmental impact. • Lead and grow the overall MAS business in the Region and is responsible for delivering financially sound, profitable, and developmental new business and portfolio management. • Position strategically the MAS business in Africa, working closely with other Industry Regional Directors and Regional Directors in the development of the Country Strategies. Client and stakeholder responsibility • Leads, in coordination with the regional leadership team the design and implementation of the strategy for business development and ensures pro-active and comprehensive client and MAS portfolio management in the Region. • Represents IFC to key clients and stakeholders in the Region, builds and maintains excellent long-term relationships with them. • Partners with other parts of the World Bank Group, as well as other industries in the Region to seek opportunities for joint ventures, mobilization of resources and partners and collaboration and knowledge transfer among the institutions to the benefit of the clients. In collaboration with the Senior Manager Equity MAS, contribute to the delivery and execution of MAS's regional equity strategy.Resource responsibility • Act as Primary Supervisor for MAS Managers and Reviewing Official for other MAS staff dedicated to the Region. • Implements agreed corporate initiatives for enhancing efficiency and client service. Reporting Lines• The RID will have direct reporting to the Regional Vice President of Africa and dotted-line reporting to the Global Industry Senior Director for MAS.• The RID will be part of the Core Leadership Team of the Africa VPU and of the MAS global management team.   Selection Criteria• A PhD, Master's degree or equivalent professional qualification in economics, finance or business and a minimum of 20 years of relevant experience.• Commitment to the World Bank Group's and to IFC's mission, strategy, and values. • Strong track record of business delivery demonstrated investment experience, superior business judgment, policy dialogue and established professional credibility, covering different financial sector institutions and markets (banks, non-banks financial institutions, capital markets, fintech, etc.). • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and fluency in English. Knowledge of French and/or Arabic would be a plus.• Demonstrated ability and experience to think strategically, prioritize effectively, set direction, mobilize resources, and deploy them flexibly, teamwork and collective leadership.• Ability to work collaboratively with superior interpersonal skills. • Ability to represent the organization to external clients and stakeholders from the public and private sector. • Demonstrated ability to lead effectively and manage a large and dispersed team in a dynamic and multicultural environment. • Excellent people management skills and openness to feedback; new ideas and ability to guide staff to solutions to problems. • Demonstrated highest standards of integrity and decisiveness. • Ability and willingness to take decisions and deal with ambiguity, as well as take accountability and hold others accountable for results. • Ability to deliver results under stressful timetables and environment.• Ability to build organizational capacity through system and process improvements, be a change agent and serve as catalyst for innovation.• World Bank Group-wide managerial competencies - Courage of your Conviction, Leading the Team for Impact, Influencing Across Boundaries, Fostering Openness to New Ideas, Building Talent for the Future.      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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Regional Director, North Africa

Egypt, Cairo , Cairo

DescriptionEstablished in 1944, the World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, the Corporation uses six decades of experience to create opportunities where they are needed most. Private sector financial development is essential to the promotion of successful and sustainable economies in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Sound and efficient financial markets can ensure that resources are allocated where they are most productive, assisting job creation and spurring economic growth.IFC has embarked on an ambitious new growth strategy, the outcome of which will be to double our volume of business by 2030 and triple the work we do in Low Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict affected States (FCS). To do so, IFC will need to deploy its full range of financing, mobilization, advisory, convening and thought leadership skills. This also calls for the need to generate our own opportunities by proactively working "Upstream" to create, deepen, and expand markets and opportunities for the private sector and to imagine, design and implement investment projects. This strategy also relies on a closer WBG collaboration through the "Cascade" approach: working with clients, we will first seek private sector solutions to address development challenges—where such solutions are advisable and can be effective—and reserve public financing for projects only when other options are suboptimal.IFC is seeking to recruit a new Regional Director for the North African Region. The position will be based in Cairo, Egypt and will report to the Regional Vice President for Africa. S/he will lead a team located in our offices in North Africa.The Regional Director will play a crucial role by leading the regional team, overseeing the implementation of IFC strategy, and managing key client and government relationships. S/he will be an integral part of the leadership team of the Africa VPU.  Duties and AccountabilitiesBusiness Responsibility• In close collaboration with the Economics VPU, the Global Industry Directors and Regional Industry Senior Managers, lead IFC teams in designing and implementing Country Strategies and Business Plans for IFC's Upstream engagements, Investment Services and Advisory Services• Ensure that IFC Country Strategies informed by Private Sector Diagnostics and Sector Deep Dives are fully reflected in WBG Country Partnership Frameworks (CPF)• Provide input into and support for private sector-led prior actions in World Bank policy lending in close collaboration with the Regional Leadership Team• Lead business development, including relationships with private sector clients, governments, World Bank/MIGA and relevant regional development banks for North Africa• Together with Regional Industry Senior Managers, accountable for business selection and reviews, as per the Accountability and Decision-Making Framework• Manage the regional P&L• Clear client relationships from the Integrity Due Diligence (IDD) perspective• In collaboration with the Director of Environment, Social & Governance (ESG), monitor the ESG performance of IFC clients and address ESG risks and issues related to IFC's operations in the region• Achieve development outcomes in North Africa, in close collaboration with Regional Industry Directors• Monitor and propose relevant adjustments to IEG reports related to the Region's work program in close collaboration with the Regional Industry Directors. Client and stakeholder responsibility and partnership• Lead government and government linked relationships as well as regional private sector client relationships in close collaboration with the Regional Leadership Team • Collaborate with WBG counterparts to identify and execute on opportunities for WBG solutions, applying the Cascade approach• Represent IFC in the WBG Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM) meetings and ensure a seamless flow of information and knowledge sharing • Ensure close collaboration with the World Bank, MIGA as well as other DFIs in the region • Develop and strengthen IFC's "brand" in the region, building on IFC's global brand and the overall communications strategy and coordinate and support external fundraising efforts in the region.Resource responsibility • Develop the resource needs with a focus on frontier areas and high impact projects• Manage budget for the regional department with a goal to increase efficiency and effectiveness.    Selection Criteria• A PhD, Master's degree or equivalent professional qualification in economics, finance or business and a minimum of 20 years of relevant experience;• Strong technical understanding of the Upstream, Investment and Advisory businesses, including client relationship management, business development, and pipeline management, in the context of regional priorities and opportunities; • Strong track record of business delivery, demonstrated investment experience, superior business judgment, policy dialogue and established professional credibility; • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and fluency in English; Arabic language would be a plus;• Commitment to the World Bank Group's and to IFC's mission, strategy and values; • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, prioritize effectively, set direction, mobilize resources, and deploy them flexibly, teamwork and collective leadership;• Ability to work collaboratively with superior interpersonal skills; • Ability to represent the organization to external clients and stakeholders; • Demonstrated ability to lead effectively and manage a large and dispersed team in a dynamic and multicultural environment; • Excellent people management skills and openness to feedback; new ideas and ability to guide staff to solutions to problems; • Demonstrated highest standards of integrity and decisiveness; • Ability and willingness to take decisions and deal with ambiguity, as well as take accountability and hold others accountable for results; • Ability to deliver results under stressful timetables and environment;• Ability to build organizational capacity through system and process improvements, be a change agent and serve as catalyst for innovation;• World Bank Group-wide managerial competencies - Courage of your Conviction, Leading the Team for Impact, Influencing Across Boundaries, Fostering Openness to New Ideas, Building Talent for the Future.        ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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Regional Director, Turkey and Central Asia

Turkey, Istanbul , Istanbul

DescriptionEstablished in 1944, the World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, the Corporation uses six decades of experience to create opportunities where they are needed most. Private sector financial development is essential to the promotion of successful and sustainable economies in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Sound and efficient financial markets can ensure that resources are allocated where they are most productive, assisting job creation and spurring economic growth.IFC has embarked on an ambitious new growth strategy, the outcome of which will be to double our volume of business by 2030 and triple the work we do in Low Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict affected States (FCS). To do so, IFC will need to deploy its full range of financing, mobilization, advisory, convening and thought leadership skills. This also calls for the need to generate our own opportunities by proactively working "Upstream" to create, deepen, and expand markets and opportunities for the private sector and to imagine, design and implement investment projects. This strategy also relies on a closer WBG collaboration through the "Cascade" approach: working with clients, we will first seek private sector solutions to address development challenges—where such solutions are advisable and can be effective—and reserve public financing for projects only when other options are suboptimal.IFC is seeking to recruit a Regional Director for Turkey and Central Asia. The position will be based in Istanbul, Turkey and will report to the Regional Vice President for the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. S/he will lead a team located in our offices in Turkey and Central Asia.The Regional Director will play a crucial role by leading the regional team, overseeing the implementation of IFC strategy, and managing key client and government relationships. S/he will be an integral part of the leadership team of the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan VPU.  Duties and AccountabilitiesBusiness Responsibility• In close collaboration with the Economics VPU, the Global Industry Directors and Regional Industry Senior Managers, lead IFC teams in designing and implementing Country Strategies and Business Plans for IFC's Upstream engagements, Investment Services and Advisory Services• Ensure that IFC Country Strategies informed by Private Sector Diagnostics and Sector Deep Dives are fully reflected in WBG Country Partnership Frameworks (CPF)• Provide input into and support for private sector-led prior actions in World Bank policy lending in close collaboration with the Regional Leadership Team• Lead business development, including relationships with private sector clients, governments, World Bank/MIGA and relevant regional development banks for the Turkey and Central Asia region • Together with Regional Industry Senior Managers, accountable for business selection and reviews, as per the Accountability and Decision-Making Framework• Manage the regional P&L• Clear client relationships from the Integrity Due Diligence (IDD) perspective• In collaboration with the Director of Environment, Social & Governance (ESG), monitor the ESG performance of IFC clients and address ESG risks and issues related to IFC's operations in the region• Achieve development outcomes in the Turkey and Central Asia region, in close collaboration with Regional Industry Senior Managers• Monitor and propose relevant adjustments to IEG reports related to the Region's work program in close collaboration with the Regional Industry Senior Managers. Client and stakeholder responsibility and partnership• Lead government and government linked relationships as well as regional private sector client relationships in close collaboration with the Regional Leadership Team • Collaborate with WBG counterparts to identify and execute on opportunities for WBG solutions, applying the Cascade approach• Represent IFC in the WBG Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM) meetings and ensure a seamless flow of information and knowledge sharing • Ensure close collaboration with the World Bank, MIGA as well as other DFIs in the region • Develop and strengthen IFC's "brand" in the region, building on IFC's global brand and the overall communications strategy and coordinate and support external fundraising efforts in the region.Resource responsibility • Develop the resource needs with a focus on frontier areas and high impact projects• Manage budget for the regional department with a goal to increase efficiency and effectiveness.    Selection Criteria• A PhD, Master's degree or equivalent professional qualification in economics, finance or business and a minimum of 20 years of relevant experience;• Strong technical understanding of the Upstream, Investment and Advisory businesses, including client relationship management, business development, and pipeline management, in the context of regional priorities and opportunities; • Strong track record of business delivery, demonstrated investment experience, superior business judgment, policy dialogue and established professional credibility; • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and fluency in English;• Commitment to the World Bank Group's and to IFC's mission, strategy and values; • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, prioritize effectively, set direction, mobilize resources, and deploy them flexibly, teamwork and collective leadership;• Ability to work collaboratively with superior interpersonal skills; • Ability to represent the organization to external clients and stakeholders; • Demonstrated ability to lead effectively and manage a large and dispersed team in a dynamic and multicultural environment; • Excellent people management skills and openness to feedback; new ideas and ability to guide staff to solutions to problems; • Demonstrated highest standards of integrity and decisiveness; • Ability and willingness to take decisions and deal with ambiguity, as well as take accountability and hold others accountable for results; • Ability to deliver results under stressful timetables and environment;• Ability to build organizational capacity through system and process improvements, be a change agent and serve as catalyst for innovation;• World Bank Group-wide managerial competencies - Courage of your Conviction, Leading the Team for Impact, Influencing Across Boundaries, Fostering Openness to New Ideas, Building Talent for the Future.      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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22/07/2021
international finance corporation

Regional Director, Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan

Jordan, Amman , Amman

DescriptionEstablished in 1944, the World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, the Corporation uses six decades of experience to create opportunities where they are needed most. Private sector financial development is essential to the promotion of successful and sustainable economies in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Sound and efficient financial markets can ensure that resources are allocated where they are most productive, assisting job creation and spurring economic growth.IFC has embarked on an ambitious new growth strategy, the outcome of which will be to double our volume of business by 2030 and triple the work we do in Low Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict affected States (FCS). To do so, IFC will need to deploy its full range of financing, mobilization, advisory, convening and thought leadership skills. This also calls for the need to generate our own opportunities by proactively working "Upstream" to create, deepen, and expand markets and opportunities for the private sector and to imagine, design and implement investment projects. This strategy also relies on a closer WBG collaboration through the "Cascade" approach: working with clients, we will first seek private sector solutions to address development challenges—where such solutions are advisable and can be effective—and reserve public financing for projects only when other options are suboptimal.IFC is seeking to recruit a new Regional Director for the Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The position will be based in Amman, Jordan and will report to the Regional Vice President for the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. S/he will lead a team located in our offices in the Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan.The Regional Director will play a crucial role by leading the regional team, overseeing the implementation of IFC strategy, and managing key client and government relationships. S/he will be an integral part of the leadership team of the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan VPU.  Duties and AccountabilitiesBusiness Responsibility• In close collaboration with the Economics VPU, the Global Industry Directors and Regional Industry Senior Managers, lead IFC teams in designing and implementing Country Strategies and Business Plans for IFC's Upstream engagements, Investment Services and Advisory Services• Ensure that IFC Country Strategies informed by Private Sector Diagnostics and Sector Deep Dives are fully reflected in WBG Country Partnership Frameworks (CPF)• Provide input into and support for private sector-led prior actions in World Bank policy lending in close collaboration with the Regional Leadership Team• Lead business development, including relationships with private sector clients, governments, World Bank/MIGA and relevant regional development banks for the Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan• Together with Regional Industry Senior Managers, accountable for business selection and reviews, as per the Accountability and Decision-Making Framework• Manage the regional P&L• Clear client relationships from the Integrity Due Diligence (IDD) perspective• In collaboration with the Director of Environment, Social & Governance (ESG), monitor the ESG performance of IFC clients and address ESG risks and issues related to IFC's operations in the region• Achieve development outcomes in the Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan, in close collaboration with Regional Industry Senior Managers• Monitor and propose relevant adjustments to IEG reports related to the Region's work program in close collaboration with the Regional Industry Senior Managers. Client and stakeholder responsibility and partnership• Lead government and government linked relationships as well as regional private sector client relationships in close collaboration with the Regional Leadership Team • Collaborate with WBG counterparts to identify and execute on opportunities for WBG solutions, applying the Cascade approach• Represent IFC in the WBG Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM) meetings and ensure a seamless flow of information and knowledge sharing • Ensure close collaboration with the World Bank, MIGA as well as other DFIs in the region • Develop and strengthen IFC's "brand" in the region, building on IFC's global brand and the overall communications strategy and coordinate and support external fundraising efforts in the region.Resource responsibility • Develop the resource needs with a focus on frontier areas and high impact projects• Manage budget for the regional department with a goal to increase efficiency and effectiveness.    Selection Criteria• A PhD, Master's degree or equivalent professional qualification in economics, finance or business and a minimum of 20 years of relevant experience;• Strong technical understanding of the Upstream, Investment and Advisory businesses, including client relationship management, business development, and pipeline management, in the context of regional priorities and opportunities; • Strong track record of business delivery, demonstrated investment experience, superior business judgment, policy dialogue and established professional credibility; • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and fluency in English; Arabic language would be a plus;• Commitment to the World Bank Group's and to IFC's mission, strategy and values; • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, prioritize effectively, set direction, mobilize resources, and deploy them flexibly, teamwork and collective leadership;• Ability to work collaboratively with superior interpersonal skills; • Ability to represent the organization to external clients and stakeholders; • Demonstrated ability to lead effectively and manage a large and dispersed team in a dynamic and multicultural environment; • Excellent people management skills and openness to feedback; new ideas and ability to guide staff to solutions to problems; • Demonstrated highest standards of integrity and decisiveness; • Ability and willingness to take decisions and deal with ambiguity, as well as take accountability and hold others accountable for results; • Ability to deliver results under stressful timetables and environment;• Ability to build organizational capacity through system and process improvements, be a change agent and serve as catalyst for innovation;• World Bank Group-wide managerial competencies - Courage of your Conviction, Leading the Team for Impact, Influencing Across Boundaries, Fostering Openness to New Ideas, Building Talent for the Future.      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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22/07/2021
international finance corporation

Senior Industry Manager, Financial Institutions Group

Turkey, Istanbul , Istanbul

DescriptionEstablished in 1944, the World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, the Corporation uses six decades of experience to create opportunities where they are needed most. Private sector financial development is essential to the promotion of successful and sustainable economies in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Sound and efficient financial markets can ensure that resources are allocated where they are most productive, assisting job creation and spurring economic growth.IFC has embarked on an ambitious new growth strategy, the outcome of which will be to double our volume of business by 2030 and triple the work we do in Low Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict affected States (FCS). To do so, IFC will need to deploy its full range of financing, mobilization, advisory, convening and thought leadership skills. This also calls for the need to generate our own opportunities by proactively working "Upstream" to create, deepen, and expand markets and opportunities for the private sector and to imagine, design and implement investment projects. This strategy also relies on a closer WBG collaboration through the "Cascade" approach: working with clients, we will first seek private sector solutions to address development challenges—where such solutions are advisable and can be effective—and reserve public financing for projects only when other options are suboptimal.The Financial Institutions Group (FIG) is one of the 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, Global Trade Finance, and other areas, with both investment and advisory services delivered to IFC's clients through IFC's global network.IFC's priorities in the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Region for FIG are: (i) grow business in the region, and achieve strong profitability and impact (ii) build new and nurture existing client relationships to make IFC the preferred partner for key clients (iii) manage portfolio of assets for strong profitability and impact; (iv) support local companies, while improving transparency and corporate governance; (v) catalyze foreign investment, including mobilizing B loans and parallel loans; (vi) introduce and develop new financial products; (vii) build long-term partnerships with strong regional players and (viii) develop client, sector and country-level solutions that can be scaled and replicated.IFC is seeking a new Senior Industry Manager for FIG, to be based in Istanbul, Turkey, who will have primary responsibility for FIG activities in the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Region. This is a key leadership role requiring significant and demonstrated leadership and management skills.The Senior Industry Manager will have direct reporting to the Regional Vice President of the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan and dotted-line reporting to the Global Industry Director for the Financial Institutions Group. The Senior Industry Manager will be part of the Regional Leadership Team of the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan VPU, and an integral part of the FIG management team.  Duties and AccountabilitiesThe roles and responsibilities of the position will include but not be limited to:Business responsibility • Develop and implement the FIG strategy and priorities in the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Region, in partnership with the Regional Directors, the Country Managers, the FIG Management team and other Senior Industry Managers, with a focus on achieving strong profitability and sustainable developmental impact. • Lead and grow the overall FIG business in the Region and is responsible for delivering financially sound, profitable, and developmental new business, while actively managing the portfolio. • Position strategically the FIG business in the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, working closely with other Senior Industry Managers and Regional Directors in the development of the Country Strategies. Client and stakeholder responsibility • Lead, in coordination with the regional leadership team, the design and implementation of the strategy for business development and ensure pro-active and comprehensive client and FIG portfolio management in the Region. • Represent IFC with key clients and stakeholders in the Region, build and maintain excellent long-term relationships with them. • Partner with other parts of the World Bank Group, as well as other industries in the Region to seek opportunities for joint ventures, mobilization of resources and partners and collaboration and knowledge transfer among the institutions to the benefit of the clients. In collaboration with Senior Manager Equity FIG, contribute to the delivery and execution of FIG's regional equity strategy.Resource responsibility • Act as Primary Supervisor for FIG Managers, and Secondary Supervisor or Reviewing Official for other FIG staff dedicated to the Region. • Implement agreed corporate initiatives for enhancing efficiency and client service and be an active member of the Operations Leadership Team (OLT).   Selection Criteria• A PhD, Master's degree or equivalent professional qualification in economics, finance or business and a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience.• Commitment to the World Bank Group's and to IFC's mission, strategy, and values. • Strong track record of business delivery demonstrated investment experience, superior business judgment, policy dialogue and established professional credibility. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and fluency in English.• Demonstrated ability and experience to think strategically, prioritize effectively, set direction, mobilize resources, and deploy them flexibly, teamwork and collective leadership.• Ability to work collaboratively with superior interpersonal skills. • Ability to represent the organization to external clients and stakeholders from the public and private sector. • Demonstrated ability to lead effectively and manage a large and dispersed team in a dynamic and multicultural environment. • Excellent people management skills and openness to feedback; new ideas and ability to guide staff to solutions to problems. • Demonstrated highest standards of integrity and decisiveness. • Ability and willingness to take decisions and deal with ambiguity, as well as take accountability and hold others accountable for results. • Ability to deliver results under stressful timetables and environment.• Ability to build organizational capacity through system and process improvements, be a change agent and serve as catalyst for innovation.• World Bank Group-wide managerial competencies - Courage of your Conviction, Leading the Team for Impact, Influencing Across Boundaries, Fostering Openness to New Ideas, Building Talent for the Future.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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22/07/2021
international finance corporation

Senior Industry Manager, Infrastructure and Natural Resources

Turkey, Istanbul , Istanbul
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

DescriptionEstablished in 1944, the World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, the Corporation uses six decades of experience to create opportunities where they are needed most. Private sector financial development is essential to the promotion of successful and sustainable economies in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Sound and efficient financial markets can ensure that resources are allocated where they are most productive, assisting job creation and spurring economic growth.IFC has embarked on an ambitious new growth strategy, the outcome of which will be to double our volume of business by 2030 and triple the work we do in Low Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict affected States (FCS). To do so, IFC will need to deploy its full range of financing, mobilization, advisory, convening and thought leadership skills. This also calls for the need to generate our own opportunities by proactively working "Upstream" to create, deepen, and expand markets and opportunities for the private sector and to imagine, design and implement investment projects. This strategy also relies on a closer WBG collaboration through the "Cascade" approach: working with clients, we will first seek private sector solutions to address development challenges—where such solutions are advisable and can be effective—and reserve public financing for projects only when other options are suboptimal.The Infrastructure and Natural Resources (INR) Industry is one of IFC's key strategic priorities. The team delivers financial and technical support to clients in the power, transport, municipal & environmental infrastructure, oil and gas, and mining sectors, from IFC's own Balance Sheet and through mobilization of other capital.  The Department also seeks to maintain IFC, as part of the World Bank Group, at the cutting-edge of helping member countries find solutions to new and emerging infrastructure and natural resource issues.  IFC's priorities in Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Region for INR are: (i) grow business in the region, and achieve strong profitability and impact (ii) build new and nurture existing client relationships to make IFC the preferred partner for key clients (iii) manage portfolio of assets for strong profitability and impact; (iv) support local companies, while improving transparency and corporate governance; (v) catalyze foreign investment, including mobilizing B loans and parallel loans; (vi) introduce and develop new financial products; (vii) build long-term partnerships with strong regional players and (viii) develop client, sector and country-level solutions that can be scaled and replicated.IFC is seeking a new Senior Industry Manager for INR, to be based in Istanbul, Turkey. S/he will have primary responsibility for INR activities in the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Region. This is a key leadership role requiring significant and demonstrated leadership and management skills.The Senior Industry Manager will have direct reporting to the Regional Vice President of the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan and dotted-line reporting to the Global Industry Director for the Infrastructure and Natural Resources Industry. The Senior Industry Manager will be part of the Regional Leadership Team of the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan VPU, and an integral part of the INR management team.  Duties and AccountabilitiesThe roles and responsibilities of the position will include but not be limited to:Business responsibility • Develop and implement the INR strategy and priorities in the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Region, in partnership with the Regional Directors, the Country Managers, the INR Management team and other Senior Industry Managers, with a focus on achieving strong profitability and sustainable developmental impact. • Lead and grow the overall INR business in the Region and be responsible for delivering financially sound, profitable, and developmental new business, while actively managing the portfolio. • Position strategically the INR business in the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Region, working closely with other Senior Industry Managers and Regional Directors in the development of the Country Strategies. Client and stakeholder responsibility • Lead, in coordination with the regional leadership team, the design and implementation of the strategy for business development and ensure pro-active and comprehensive client and INR portfolio management in the Region. • Represent IFC to key clients and stakeholders in the Region, build and maintain excellent long-term relationships with them. • Partner with other parts of the World Bank Group, as well as other industries in the Region to seek opportunities for joint ventures, mobilization of resources and partners and collaboration and knowledge transfer among the institutions to the benefit of the clients. In collaboration with Senior Manager Equity INR, contribute to the delivery and execution of INR's regional equity strategy.Resource responsibility • Act as Primary Supervisor for INR Managers, and Secondary Supervisor or Reviewing Official for other INR staff dedicated to the Region. • Implement agreed corporate initiatives for enhancing efficiency and client service and be an active member of the Operations Leadership Team (OLT).  Selection Criteria• A PhD, Master's degree or equivalent professional qualification in economics, finance or business and a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience.• Commitment to the World Bank Group's and to IFC's mission, strategy, and values. • Strong track record of business delivery demonstrated investment experience, superior business judgment, policy dialogue and established professional credibility. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and fluency in English.• Demonstrated ability and experience to think strategically, prioritize effectively, set direction, mobilize resources, and deploy them flexibly, teamwork and collective leadership.• Ability to work collaboratively with superior interpersonal skills. • Ability to represent the organization to external clients and stakeholders from the public and private sector. • Demonstrated ability to lead effectively and manage a large and dispersed team in a dynamic and multicultural environment. • Excellent people management skills and openness to feedback; new ideas and ability to guide staff to solutions to problems. • Demonstrated highest standards of integrity and decisiveness. • Ability and willingness to take decisions and deal with ambiguity, as well as take accountability and hold others accountable for results. • Ability to deliver results under stressful timetables and environment.• Ability to build organizational capacity through system and process improvements, be a change agent and serve as catalyst for innovation.• World Bank Group-wide managerial competencies - Courage of your Conviction, Leading the Team for Impact, Influencing Across Boundaries, Fostering Openness to New Ideas, Building Talent for the Future.      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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22/07/2021
international finance corporation

Senior Industry Manager, Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services

Jordan, Amman , Amman

DescriptionEstablished in 1944, the World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, the Corporation uses six decades of experience to create opportunities where they are needed most. Private sector financial development is essential to the promotion of successful and sustainable economies in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Sound and efficient financial markets can ensure that resources are allocated where they are most productive, assisting job creation and spurring economic growth.IFC has embarked on an ambitious new growth strategy, the outcome of which will be to double our volume of business by 2030 and triple the work we do in Low Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict affected States (FCS). To do so, IFC will need to deploy its full range of financing, mobilization, advisory, convening and thought leadership skills. This also calls for the need to generate our own opportunities by proactively working "Upstream" to create, deepen, and expand markets and opportunities for the private sector and to imagine, design and implement investment projects. This strategy also relies on a closer WBG collaboration through the "Cascade" approach: working with clients, we will first seek private sector solutions to address development challenges—where such solutions are advisable and can be effective—and reserve public financing for projects only when other options are suboptimal.Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS) is one of IFC's key strategic priorities and the unit engages in a wide range of sectors including agribusiness & forestry, chemicals & fertilizers, construction materials, health & education, machinery, manufacturing, tourism, retail, and property. The unit also seeks to maintain IFC, as part of the World Bank Group, at the cutting-edge of helping clients find solutions to new and emerging MAS issues.IFC's priorities in the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Region for MAS are to: (i) grow business in the region, and achieve strong profitability and impact (ii) build new and nurture existing client relationships to make IFC the preferred partner for key clients (iii) manage portfolio of assets for strong profitability and impact; (iv) support local companies, while improving transparency and corporate governance; (v) catalyze foreign investment, including mobilizing B loans and parallel loans; (vi) introduce and develop new financial products; (vii) build long-term partnerships with strong regional players and (viii) develop client, sector and country-level solutions that can be scaled and replicated.IFC is seeking a new Senior Industry Manager for MAS, to be based in Amman, Jordan, who will have primary responsibility for MAS activities in the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Region.  This is a key leadership role requiring significant and demonstrated leadership and management skills.The Senior Industry Manager will have direct reporting to the Regional Vice President of the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan and dotted-line reporting to the Global Industry Director for the Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services. The Senior Industry Manager will be part of the Regional Leadership Team of the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan VPU, and an integral part of the MAS management team.  Duties and AccountabilitiesThe roles and responsibilities of the position will include but not be limited to:Business responsibility • Develop and implement the MAS strategy and priorities in the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Region, in partnership with the Regional Directors, the Country Managers, the MAS Management team and other Senior Industry Managers, with a focus on achieving strong profitability and sustainable developmental impact. • Lead and grow the overall MAS business in the Region and be responsible for delivering financially sound, profitable, and developmental new business, while actively managing the portfolio. • Position strategically the MAS business in the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, working closely with other Senior Industry Managers and Regional Directors in the development of the Country Strategies. Client and stakeholder responsibility • Lead, in coordination with the regional leadership team, the design and implementation of the strategy for business development and ensure pro-active and comprehensive client and MAS portfolio management in the Region. • Represents IFC with key clients and stakeholders in the Region, build and maintain excellent long-term relationships with them. • Partners with other parts of the World Bank Group, as well as other industries in the Region to seek opportunities for joint ventures, mobilization of resources and partners and collaboration and knowledge transfer among the institutions to the benefit of the clients. In collaboration with Senior Manager Equity MAS, contribute to the delivery and execution of MAS' regional equity strategy.Resource responsibility • Act as Primary Supervisor for MAS Managers, and Secondary Supervisor or Reviewing Official for other MAS staff dedicated to the Region. • Implements agreed corporate initiatives for enhancing efficiency and client service and be an active member of the Operations Leadership Team (OLT).   Selection Criteria• A PhD, Master's degree or equivalent professional qualification in economics, finance or business and a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience.• Commitment to the World Bank Group's and to IFC's mission, strategy, and values. • Strong track record of business delivery demonstrated investment experience, superior business judgment, policy dialogue and established professional credibility. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and fluency in English.• Demonstrated ability and experience to think strategically, prioritize effectively, set direction, mobilize resources, and deploy them flexibly, teamwork and collective leadership.• Ability to work collaboratively with superior interpersonal skills. • Ability to represent the organization to external clients and stakeholders from the public and private sector. • Demonstrated ability to lead effectively and manage a large and dispersed team in a dynamic and multicultural environment. • Excellent people management skills and openness to feedback; new ideas and ability to guide staff to solutions to problems. • Demonstrated highest standards of integrity and decisiveness. • Ability and willingness to take decisions and deal with ambiguity, as well as take accountability and hold others accountable for results. • Ability to deliver results under stressful timetables and environment.• Ability to build organizational capacity through system and process improvements, be a change agent and serve as catalyst for innovation.• World Bank Group-wide managerial competencies - Courage of your Conviction, Leading the Team for Impact, Influencing Across Boundaries, Fostering Openness to New Ideas, Building Talent for the Future.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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22/07/2021
international finance corporation

Environmental Specialist

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions 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. For more information, visit www.worldbank.orgEstablished in 1944, the World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. It uses financial resources and extensive experience to help our client countries to reduce poverty, increase economic growth, and improve quality of life. To ensure that countries can access the best global expertise and help generate cutting-edge knowledge, the World Bank Group is constantly seeking to improve the way it works. Key priorities include delivering measurable results, promoting openness and transparency in development, and improving access to development information and data. Innovation and partnership bond the five institutions of the World Bank Group (WBG): The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA), which together form the World Bank; the International Finance Corporation (IFC); the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank Group is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries.The World Bank Group (WBG)'s twin goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity reflect a new global landscape: one in which developing countries have an unprecedented opportunity to end extreme poverty within a generation. LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN REGIONThe World Bank Group serves 30 client countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LCR). Clients range from large rapidly growing sophisticated middle-income clients to IDA countries, to small Caribbean states, and to one fragile state. Despite immense resources, dynamic societies, and an average annual per capita income of about US$4,000, deep inequalities persist in most LCR countries, with nearly a quarter of the Region's people living in poverty. The region is extremely exposed and vulnerable to many natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods that can ravage entire regions, and hurricanes that devastate Caribbean states.  It is also among the most vulnerable due to high population density in the areas where these disasters strike and the need for better risk management practices.The World Bank's work in the region has three pillars. The first is to increase productivity by supporting improvements in accountability, competitiveness, and transparency. The second is to engage with traditionally excluded groups, among them Afro-descendants, indigenous peoples, and rural communities, while the third is to attract private investment. The second pillar emphasizes investing in human capital to prepare people for the challenges and opportunities that come with the changing nature of work and strengthening healthcare systems in the current pandemic crisis. Digital solutions and data can improve COVID-19 testing and prevention, and, consequently, recovery from the crisis. The third seeks to build resilience and promote green growth so that countries can better manage and withstand shocks, such as crime and violence, economic upheaval, infectious diseases, and natural disasters.With the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Bank is taking a more agile approach to helping Latin American and Caribbean countries reduce the impact of the outbreak. In addition to new funds, other resources have been disbursed by reorientating them from existing projects. These efforts are part of the Bank's global response to the pandemic, which in its first stage will total $14 billion in the region. THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE GROUPThe Sustainable Development (SD) Practice Group (PG) helps countries tackle their most complex challenges in the areas of Agriculture and Food, Climate Change, Environment, Natural Resources & Blue Economy, Environmental and Social Framework, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience & Land, Social Sustainability and Inclusion, and Water. ENVIRONMENT NATURAL RESOURCES & BLUE ECONOMY GLOBAL PRACTICEThe sustainable management of the environment and natural resources is vital for economic growth and human wellbeing. When managed well, renewable natural resources, watersheds, productive landscapes, and seascapes can provide the foundation for sustained inclusive growth, food security and poverty reduction. For more information: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/environmentSustainable environment and natural resources (ENB) management, including support to the blue economy, is at the heart of the World Bank Group (WBG) poverty agenda. Natural resources and biodiversity often constitute the social safety net of the poor, representing a food bank and often their only source of livelihood. The world Bank promotes green, clean, and resilient development where natural resources–from forests to fisheries, freshwater, oceans, coastal zones, and ecosystems–are managed to support livelihoods, strong economies, and a world better prepared for shocks and global challenges. The ENB GP has been established to deliver on the opportunities, benefits and outcomes offered by enhanced management of the environment and natural resources.One specific ENB GP responsibility is to support effective environmental risk management, and to ensure good environmental management across the Bank's work in part through the implementation of the Bank's environmental policies and its Environmental and Social Framework (ESF).On August 4, 2016, the World Bank's Board of Executive Directors approved a new Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) to help protect people and the environment in the investment projects it finances. This effort is one of several key initiatives, including procurement reform, and the climate and gender strategies, recently undertaken by the Bank to improve development outcomes.The ESF responds to new and varied development demands and challenges that have arisen over time. It brings the World Bank's environmental and social (E&S) protections into closer harmony with those of other development institutions, and makes important advances in areas such as transparency, non-discrimination, social inclusion, public participation, and accountability – including expanded roles for grievance redress mechanisms. The framework helps to ensure social inclusion, and explicitly references human rights in the overarching vision statement.The ESF is made up of the World Bank's vision for sustainable development, the World Bank's Environmental and Social Policy for Investment Project Financing, and ten Environmental and Social Standards (ESS). These set out the mandatory requirements for the World Bank, in relation to the projects it supports through Investment Project Financing (IPF), and for Borrowers. UNITThe Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Unit for Latin America and Caribbean Region includes staff working on environmental safeguards/environmental risk management. The skills of these staff include leading analytical work and policy dialogue, economics, and supporting lending operations in a range of areas including pollution and waste management, air quality improvement, integrated coastal zone management, forestry, fisheries management, landscapes management, watershed management, Occupational and Community Health and Safety, and natural areas protection. THE POSITIONThis position will be based in Washington DC and will be primarily responsible to support environmental management through environmental safeguards and the Environment and Social Framework work in the Caribbean countries. The Environmental Specialist will work under supervision of the ENB Practice Manager for LCR, in close coordination with the Unit's Environmental Focal Points for Caribbean Countries. While the primary responsibility of this position is on environmental risk management, there will be some demand for support to the management of World Bank financed projects and analytical works in the area of environment, natural resources and blue economy. DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES* As the bank assigned Environmental Specialist, contribute in the preparation of the operations during project identification, preparation and appraisal stages, and ensuring that environmental issues are addressed early in the process by undertaking careful environmental analysis related to Bank environmental safeguard policy and/or ESF issues and associated information disclosure and public consultations/stakeholder engagement.* Advise Task Teams on the interpretation and application of the ESF.* Supervising Bank approved projects under implementation in terms of project specific EHS requirements and performance (i.e., project implementation stage).* Providing advice to client and counterpart organizations and project teams with regard to the preparation of environmental, social, health and safety assessments, frameworks, and mitigation/management plans, stakeholder engagement plans and strategies, and grievance management systems, as required by specific projects in accordance with safeguard policies and/or the ESF, and in coordination with the assigned social specialist.* Providing guidance and capacity support to borrowers in the preparation of relevant project cycle documentation, including by assisting borrowers in drafting TORs for the preparation of environmental safeguard and ESF assessment, planning and management instruments, guiding the client in completing the assessment and planning process, and supervising their implementation, including review of monitoring reports and follow-up.* Providing timely input, as applicable, to Bank project documents related to environmental aspects, including Integrated Safeguard Data Sheets and/or Environmental and Social Review Summaries, and EHS sections of project documents such as Project Concept Notes, Project Information Documents, Project Appraisal Documents, Aide Memoires, and Implementation Status Reports.* Completing documentation requirements in the Bank's risk management databases including the Tracking Environmental and Social Performance (TESPSG) system (for projects falling under safeguards) and the ESMS system (for projects falling under the ESF).* Identifying opportunities to integrate sound environmental management and policies in investment operations to promote environmental sustainability, positive environmental impacts (benefits) and enhance local capacities for implementing sound environmental management practices.* Performing other activities related to the Projects such as provide technical input/guidance on specific issues, provide guidance or training to the borrower related to environmental management, or assist in the environmental aspects of project restructuring or additional financing.* Capacity building support to PIU specialists, including support for training activities related to ESF Standards and auxiliary capacity support, as needed.* Support the ENB Practice Manager and Caribbean Focal Points in reviewing other projects instruments, portfolio management and preparing communications to be conveyed to the Caribbean Country Management Unit.* Support the dialogue with the Caribbean Country Management Unit to ensure engagement on environmental issues in strategic discussions and country documents.* Work with clients to build their capacity on issues related to social development and safeguards.* Support other Environmental Specialists and Consultants in handling complex technical, institutional and program implementation issues regarding environment, occupational health and safety, biodiversity, and pollution management.* Engage in policy dialogue with clients on environmental risk, and environmental sustainability issues, ranging from upstream inputs into Systematic Country Diagnostics and Country Partnership Frameworks, to advising counterparts on related policies or on risks and opportunities in relation to Bank-supported operations.* Serve as a mentor to the younger staff and consultants working in the Unit.  Selection Criteria* Advanced degree (PhD or Masters) – degree in environmental engineering, civil engineering, ecology or environment related sciences is required.* A minimum of 5 years of full-time relevant professional experience in the environmental sector with demonstrated ability in environmental safeguards and/or environmental risk management.* Proven track record in designing and implementing environmental safeguards or environmental risk management (including Occupational Health and Safety); and monitoring environmental safeguards compliance, for international financial institutions, engineering companies or extractive industries is required.* Knowledge and experience in environmental assessment and management of environmental compliance in investment projects in environmentally sensitive areas is required.* Excellent oral and written fluency in English.* Strong operational and analytical skills and demonstrated ability to translate analytical work into policy advice and practical recommendations.* Ability to present complex issues related to environmental sustainability to Task Teams and other Bank audiences, and to engage effectively with government counterparts, project beneficiaries and civil society.* Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams.* Experience working in different developing countries.* Willingness to travel extensively in the region and possibly globally is vital, including to remote rural areas.* The following would be an advantage but not required: Sound knowledge of World Bank's safeguards policies, the ESF, ESSs and/or IFC Performance Standards/MIGA Environmental and Social policies or similar standards as well as its stakeholders, especially the challenges and opportunities for borrowing countries would be an advantage.* Work experience in Caribbean Countries. TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES* Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena- Translate technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies; interacts with clients at the policy level.* Policy Dialogue Skills- Anticipate needs and requests in the field and conduct independent policy discussions with representatives of the government and non-government partners.* Integrative Skills -Understand relevant cross-sectoral areas how they are interrelated; able to undertake cross-sectoral work in lending and non-lending operations.* Environmental Sector Issues- Demonstrates strong knowledge of at least one relevant thematic business line, namely "blue", "brown", "green", climate change, and environmental risk management.* Environmental Policy, Strategy and Institutions - Translates technical analyses into policies, operations and/or research as they relate to any of the following thematic business lines: "blue", "brown", "green", climate change, and environmental risk management.* Sector/Network Representation- Demonstrates ability to coordinate, participate in, and act as a catalyst for, strategic cross-sector dialogues within the network, across the country, among Bank colleagues and other development institutions, government, and other organizations.* Project Design for Impact and Sustainability- Contributes to the design of projects and programs, based on an understanding of the country and sector context and requirement of environmental risk management. WBG COMPETENCIES* Lead and Innovate - Develops innovative solutions.* Deliver Results for Clients - Proactively addresses clients' stated and unstated needs.* Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Collaborates across boundaries, gives own perspective, and willingly receives diverse perspectives.* Create, Apply and Share Knowledge - Applies knowledge across WBG to strengthen solutions for internal and/or external clients.* Make Smart Decisions - Interprets a wide range of information and pushes to move forward.        ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________ 

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22/07/2021
international finance corporation

Senior Communications Officer - Operations

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

DescriptionIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, we invested $22 billion 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.orgIFC's Corporate Support Vice Presidency is responsible for communications, outreach and partnerships, alongside other core functions including human resources, budget, and information and technology systems. The Vice Presidency supports the implementation of IFC's business strategy for effective delivery of our programs to clients and partners, in close collaboration with relevant counterparts across the World Bank Group.The Communications and Outreach Department is responsible for content creation, branding, reputational risk management, public affairs, and strategic engagement with both internal and external stakeholders.The Global Business Partners communications unit supports all of IFC's regional operations under the Senior Vice President for Operations (SVPO), strengthening IFC's brand, and communicating its development impact to internal and external clients. It promotes IFC's thought leadership and a better understanding of the key role of private sector in development, as well as managing reputational risks around IFC's investments and policies. The Unit is currently searching for a Senior Communications Officer to support the SVPO in all aspects of her communications needs . The selected candidate will report to the Manager of the Global Business Partners communications unit and be a central team member of the SVPO's front office. Roles and Responsibilities • Responsible for all internal and external communications for IFC's SVPO in support of the successful implementation of the Corporation's strategic business objectives. • Design and implement the SVPO's communication strategy, ensuring that the SVPO is effectively positioned both internally and externally using a variety of tactics, including external and internal events, social media, videos, media interviews, etc.• Manage the SVP's external speaking engagements including keynotes, roundtables, and panel discussions; Collaborate with the SVP's Advisors, subject matters experts, sponsoring teams, and executive communication colleagues to prepare presentations, speeches, and event briefs.• Coordinate with regional, industry, and executive communication colleagues to identify external engagements and thought leadership opportunities for the SVPO. • Lead the SVPO's social media engagements, including developing and implementing a robust social media plan, including drafting tweets and other posts.• Manage the SVPO's staff communication and engagement program, including drafting of a weekly message to all Operations staff and maintaining a calendar of ongoing staff events, including townhalls and staff drop-in sessions.• Handle day-to-day communications needs for the SVPO, including drafting and editing of emails, talking points, and key messages; ensure the SVPO's communications are high quality and high impact. • Help forge relationships with key internal and external constituencies, including the media, businesses, academia, etc. Identify opportunities for strategic partnerships, both inside and outside the WBG, to strengthen the SVPO's overall effectiveness. • Serve as trusted adviser to the SVPO, providing strategic communications guidance, including on sensitive topics which required the utmost discretion.• As part of the Global Business Partners' leadership team, work closely with Regional Communications leads and their teams on implementing the IFC's strategic and operational narrative in a coherent and consistent manner across all regions.• Work across the Communications and Outreach Department to provide high level communication and editorial content support that is aligned with IFC's operations.• Coordinate with IFC's Managing Director's front office, as needed. The Senior Communications Officer – Operations, will be based in Washington, DC., and will report to the Manager, Global Business Partners. Selection Criteria• Master's degree in Communications, Journalism, Political Science, International Relations, Public Affairs, Marketing, Business/Finance with 10 or more years' experience in corporate communications, international relations, public affairs, political science, or other related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. In addition, a degree in Business Administration and/or working experience in Investment Operations will be valued.    • Strong knowledge base in the field of strategic communications; able to take the lead on highly visible and sensitive assignments.• Knowledge of World Bank Group operations and communication work a strong plus.• Highly developed verbal and written communications skills, ability to convey complex messages succinctly and diplomatically.• Demonstrates in-depth understanding of target audience, highly effective writing style, and expertise in high-impact messaging to wider and more strategic audience.• Crafts strategic, high-level company positioning in the market, linked to desired reputation and branding attributes• Shows finesse and good judgement when delivering politically sensitive communication to large group/public forums and/or strategic parties.  • Can proactively advise management on the implications and risks for IFC operations when choosing between certain communication strategies.  Creates highly effective strategic vision and has an uncanny sense of how situations can unfold.• Experience in working closely with senior leaders on communications and in dealing with media.• Proven ability to work simultaneously on a variety of complex tasks, meet deadlines, provide quality outputs.• Proven ability to operate effectively in a multicultural environment and function as a strong team player.• Understanding of multilateral development banks, including the World Bank Group, its policies and operations a plus, as well as basic understanding of current development topics and issues a plus.• WBG Core Competencies for all staff: Client orientation; Drive for results; Teamwork of collaboration and inclusion; Knowledge, Learning and communication; and Business judgment and analytical decision-making.      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________ 

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22/07/2021
international finance corporation

Senior Operations Officer

Thailand, Bangkok , Bangkok

DescriptionIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, we invested $22 billion 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.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. IFC's Financial Institutions Group (FIG) works through financial institutions to provide much-needed access to finance for millions of individuals and micro, small, and medium enterprises that we would never be able to reach directly. This is an important part of the World Bank Group strategy to end extreme poverty and build shared prosperity. FIG Asia Pacific provides the strategic investment and advice needed by financial institutions to build a strong, engaged private sector and tackle the region's most pressing development challenges. We account for about 32 percent of FIG's Global investment portfolio, and our projects support micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), climate-smart projects, housing, insurance, supply chains, and digital finance. We demonstrate the business case for greater financial inclusion, particularly for women and other under-served segments of the community. Our tailored advice helps clients build capacity, strengthen risk management, and diversify and scale their product offerings. Stretching from the Pacific to South Asia, our projects are delivering on the IFC 3.0 agenda and enabling the region to fulfill its potential. FIG Advisory in Asia Pacific, the unit where this job is based, leverages on IFC's global presence, to drive thought leadership and deliver expert advice to our clients towards alleviating development challenges in our priority markets in the region through our financial sector intermediaries which are mainly banks, NBFIs, Micro finance institutions, FinTech's etc.  Thematic areas of specialization where technical advice and deep engagements are delivered include Financial Sector Advisory, MSME Finance, Risk Management, Digital Financial Services, Climate Finance, Gender Finance, Agrifinance, Trade and Supply Chain Finance (SCF), Capital Markets and Housing.  Role and Responsibilities: The jobholder will play a leading role mainly linked to the thematic areas of Trade and SCF across Asia and Pacific, with a strong focus on sustainability.  He/She will develop FIG AS Asia's Trade and SCF program, build a strong pipeline of projects in these thematic areas and provide technical oversight to the delivery of related engagements in the region. As a senior advisory officer in Thailand, he/she will be an integral member of the country team as well as the Asia leadership team. As such, he/she will work closely with key stakeholders, especially the Country Manager, in shaping and executing the WBG/IFC country strategy and delivering high quality Advisory engagements to Financial Institutions. The jobholder will report directly to the Manager, FIG Advisory Services Asia. The jobholder will supervise Asia staff working in the same thematic Practice.    Duties and Accountabilities: As the lead of Trade and SCF practice, the jobholder will be responsible for the strategy development and technical oversight of Trade and SCF linked advisory in the region to deliver market leading investment/advisory integrated client/market solutions, by leveraging local and regional resources. IFC's FIG Advisory Services aims to deliver innovative solutions, particularly relating to sustainability, to support target clients' objectives to expand and grow their business, in line with IFC's country strategies to address development challenges. The jobholder will collaborate closely with the Upstream, Investment, Creating Markets Advisory (CMA) and World Bank (WB) teams for better synergies and integrated firm level as well as market level solutions.  The jobholder will work with regulators to develop the enabling environment, and support clients in launching or strengthening their Trade and SCF businesses, this would be well coordinated with WB and CMA. The jobholder will develop a comprehensive value proposition for clients (sector and firm level) on Trade and SCF that covers:  documentary credits (DC), open account, post import financing, pre- and post-shipment financing for Trade; payables and receivables financing products for SCF; and opportunities for clients to cross-sell related services, i.e. MSME finance and currency risk hedging, among others.  The jobholder will also work closely facilitate new innovative transactions supporting Trade and SCF, with a focus on sustainability, Climate Change Action Plan 2021–2025 and Paris Alignment for trade and SCF solutions.  The jobholder will work across other industry groups and departments (particularly Manufacturing and Services) in IFC and within the wider WB Group to support markets and clients in optimizing value chains for sustainability and climate resilience.    Client and Stakeholder Management: • Work closely with country management, FIG and other industries key members based in Bangkok for deepening country level interventions and regional support.• Communicate with top management of clients, and articulate institution and segment level solutions especially in the Trade and SCF segments• Hold knowledge transfer sessions across the region, lead diagnostics with the client and be the technical lead for advisory project executions in Trade and SCF.• Provide oversight specially to Trade and SCF projects in the Asia and Pacific region for quality and consistency of approach. • Work closely with other Practice Groups to deliver comprehensive client solutions, and particularly with the Climate Finance team in enhancing the sustainability aspect of Trade and SCF deliverables.• Work collaboratively with Investment and Upstream Anchors in the designated countries to align Advisory to help close pipeline investment projects and provide solutions to key portfolio clients.• Engage with the relevant teams at the World Bank and IFC for reforms needed to unlock new markets and work collaboratively with Upstream teams.• Support other country priority initiatives such as Climate, Finance, Gender, Digital Financial Services, MSME Finance among others.• Play the lead role in developing new Trade and SCF solutions for the Asia Pacific Region, particularly innovations that promote sustainability and WB Climate Change Action Plan. • Build trade advisory solutions linked to our global trade solutions as well as sector and firm level advisory interventions allowing private sector financing flow to underserved segments (e.g. MSME, Women)• Especially work on digitization models for trade and supply chain finance and form strategic alliances at global, regional and country levels for the key focus market as per FIG strategy.   Design and Operationalize Solutions: • Lead Client Engagement staff as well as industry specialists in the design, pitch, and negotiation of client solutions. Approve relevant project documents and client deliverables for projects to ensure standards and objectives within a thematic area are met.• Lead senior level client meetings to provide technical advice and monitor progress in implementing thematic recommendations.• Strengthen 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/ engagement.• Ensure high quality of project supervision and completion documents and provide quality control over client deliverables. Moreover, support client in implementing the recommendations and help trouble shoot as needed.  Create and Share Knowledge: • Identify and participate in conferences to showcase IFC offerings and value proposition, which includes serving as panelist/ moderator for internal and external events related to thematic areas.• Conduct research to shape ongoing and future offerings in thematic areas and develop new tools and guidance to incorporate internal and external best practices. Build Capacity: • Design and deliver training and communication strategy for Investment and Advisory staff to better enable them to be champions of the thematic areas; to generate interest in thematic areas among external stakeholders and build understanding of why it is important to businesses, the business climate, community and/or the economy.• Drive strengthening the value proposition of Advisory products through embracing new trends on digitization and partnerships.• Help build bench strength of experts and consultants in the thematic areas of leadership (mainly Trade and SCF) across the region. Staff Supervision: • Oversee/ supervise assigned staff and consultants• Develop technical capabilities of the assigned staff and members of the broader Practice Group team through mentoring, coaching, structured training program and by providing on-the-job learning opportunities.• Ensure quality control of work products and outputs. Hold periodic calls with the Practice Group and help institute a process to govern delivery quality.• 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 Finance, Business or Economics or related field, or equivalent professional qualification.• At least 15 years' experience in the financial sector, primarily in banks and having done leadership roles for at least 5 years within a reputable financial institution, preferably a Bank.• Leadership experience in running a Trade, transaction banking and SCF unit in a reputable financial institution in Asia, with a consistent track record in successfully launching and running sustainable Trade and SCF businesses.• Strong knowledge of related areas:  MSME Finance, Risk Management, product development, technologies. • Strong understanding of industries, financial sector, and region to talk intelligently to clients about their specific challenges in implementing thematic mandates. Able to identify how changes in markets, business climate, regulations or emergence of new/successful innovators/ disruptors may create new opportunities for IFC to accelerate its mandate in a thematic area. Understanding of the implications of different policy and regulatory frameworks governing the thematic areas.• Familiarity with market developments and product innovations that promote sustainability in value chains.• Understand how business models in development finance work and able to conceptualize how those models apply in designing client solutions that incorporate thematic mandate.• Experience of having led transformation initiatives.• Understanding of IFC and WBG products/ instruments and where there are opportunities for cross-organizational collaboration.• 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.• 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.• Successful experience in at least two countries, one being outside of the individual's home country, that provided practical experience in emerging markets.• Able to design research and analytical projects or major portion of complex project to credibly produce new understanding of a thematic issue and/or potential opportunities to unlock new markets or new streams of business.• Ability to conceptualize and lead research and analytical projects that could ultimately lead to the opening of new markets and/or reframe thinking on thematic approaches to better meet IFC and WBG mandates.• Able to develop the research storyline that is relevant to targeted stakeholders and mobilizes needed expertise.• Able to move research proposals and results across functions to ensure relevant aspects become anchored and integrated with the work in those functions.• Strong team player and able to mentor and train more junior staff.• Excellent knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and aptitude to learn new systems is a must.  Ability to use project management systems is a plus.• Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills plus fluency in English is must.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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12/07/2021