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

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

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

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

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

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Strategy Officer - GF

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

IFCa member of the World Bank Groupis the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.  IFC's Corporate Strategy Unit (CSMCS) is one of two units in the Strategy and Operations Management Department (CSMDR), reporting to the VP of Corporate Support (COSVP). The Corporate Strategy unit formulates IFC corporate strategy, in partnership with operations and other support functions. Bringing in external perspectives and insights, Corporate Strategy develops relevant analytics to support IFC Senior Management decision making. The unit works closely with operations to co-develop sector or thematic strategies, advises on their implementation, and reports to the Board on their implementation. CMSCS is the corporate relationship manager that both leads and coordinates corporate strategy engagements with other parts of the World Bank Group, including OPCS, the FCV Group and the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG).  The unit is organized into four verticals, (i) IFC Corporate Strategy; (ii) Operational Strategy; (iii) FCS/IDA Coordination Unit; (iv) IFC-IEG engagement.IFC is looking for a pro-active, can-do Strategy Officer to join the Corporate Strategy vertical of CSMCS. The ideal candidate should have strong capabilities in strategy articulation and development, program management, market research, writing and data analysis.  Duties and AccountabilitiesThe duties and accountabilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:•  Strategy Articulation and Development: Lead specific workstreams to support the articulation and production of strategy documents, planning tools and other corporate papers (e.g., Strategy and Business Outlook, Development Committee Papers, Budget Paper, Board of Governors report etc.). Contribute to the strategic thought process for content development and drafting, prepare briefing materials, and strategic insights notes. •  Market Research and Analytics: Independently undertake market research and analytics, leveraging internal and external data sources to inform the development of strategic positions on operationally relevant topics. Contribute to the development of core set of analytics and indicators that capture private sector trends in regions and sectors of operation, including impact of global macro environment to support IFC corporate strategy formulation.•  Program Management and Stakeholder Engagement: Support the Team Lead in managing work programs – from concept design through project planning, insight generation, strategy development, and Board endorsement. Provide focused stakeholder management support on various projects and contribute to the ideation process with senior stakeholders on the strategic narrative for their regions, industries, functional areas, and socialization of corporate-wide strategy documents. Co-prepare workshops with a broader audience of WBG experts, engage with IFC stakeholders and monitor project's progress.•  Strategic Initiatives and Strategy Network:  Contribute to and/or lead delivery of other projects in the CSMCS unit as they emerge, including delivery of activities related to the WBG Evolution playbook, IFC's Strategy Network, Corporate Induction Sessions, Learning Series, and intradepartmental & firm-wide initiatives, as needed.•  Data Analysis and Visualization: Contribute to the preparation of quantitative and qualitative data analysis relevant to IFC business. Prepare visualization of collected data and provide support in developing and maintaining user-friendly databases, as needed.The selected candidate will work closely with colleagues in CSMCS, IFC Industries & Regions, Advisory and Upstream as well other counterparts in IFC / the World Bank Group. Selection Criteria•  Master's degree in business, economics, international development, or a closely related field with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.•  Strong research and analytical skills – both quantitative and qualitative, with demonstrated ability to distill, integrate, and translate complex issues and information from diverse sources and perspectives into clear, crips and strategically relevant insights. Demonstrated ability to leverage and build databases. •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including proven experience in long form (word documents and power point presentation). •  Ability to consider problems from new perspectives and expand on the thinking/solutions proposed by others; independent engagement in analysis and tasks requiring the interpretation of complex or imperfect sets of information.•  Ability to work and integrate into changing project teams, get up to speed with new topics quickly and carry out analysis with minimal supervision. •  Experience in private sector and development consultancies, with exposure to Emerging and Development Markets is highly valued. •  Experience in data visualization tools is a plus.•  Superior interpersonal skills, and ability to prioritize as well as multi-task. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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Senior Investment Officer - GG

Turkey, Istanbul , Istanbul

IFCa member of the World Bank Group (WBG)is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets and developing countries. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and knowledge to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record $43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to create a world free of poverty on a livable planet. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. IFC's Financial Institutions Group (FIG) Department is looking to hire a Senior Investment Officer to join IFC's FIG investment team covering the Middle East, Central Asia, Türkiye, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Region (the MCT Region) to be based in Istanbul. The selected candidate will provide expertise in the equity and convertible debt investments to the IFC FIG regional industry teams.  This role requires strong and demonstrated technical skills in sourcing, structuring, negotiating, and executing equity and convertible debt transactions and in portfolio management. The Senior Investment Officer will also have a significant role in setting equity strategies, day-to-day business operations, equity and convertible debt business growth, and portfolio management. He/she will work in close collaboration with the Global FIG Equity team as well as the MCT FIG Management team to: (i) formulate IFC's strategies for investing equity and convertible debt investments across the financial institutions sector; (ii) engage in business development; (iii) structure and execute transactions; (iv) manage assets from origination until exit; and (v) lead knowledge management on equity and convertible debt investing. Roles and Responsibilities  The role and responsibilities of the Senior Investment Officer will include, but will not be limited to:New Business•  Lead Support and drive business development in the specific region   in line with FIG's strategic equity and convertible debts investment themes •  Understand and analyze macro developments and industry-level developments in the respective countries and think through how they might offer opportunities (or present risks to be mitigated) for FIG to consider equity and convertible debt investments•  Develop and leverage extensive networks with industry players and other investors, and working closely with the global equity team regional industry management, make pitches as appropriate, to create a healthy flow of early equity and convertible debt leads and then work with colleagues to refine them and identify an investable pipeline•  For new equity and convertible debt investments, work closely with the global equity team and  articulate: (i) Investment thesis;(ii)Investment structure and valuation; and (iii) Equity management plan including exit strategy•  Lead execution of equity and convertible debt investments,  and provide expertise and guidance to teams executing smaller investments•  Provide inputs to, and incorporate guidance from Regional Industry Managers, Regional Industry Heads, Global Equity Heads, and other management members to develop and execute a profitable equity investment program•  Follow quality standards, structure robust equity and convertible debt investments, and set return targets for such investments Portfolio Management and Value Creation •  Take leadership and responsibility in managing high-value/complex equity and convertible debt portfolio, including exit strategy formulation and exit execution, working closely with deal teams, the global equity team, and the MCT FIG Management•  Drive value creation at investee companies•  Devise and execute equity sales ensuring consistency with portfolio strategy•  Provide expertise and guidance to teams in managing smaller equity and convertible debt investments•  Support Regional Industry Managers in ensuring that the right candidates are appointed as nominee directors on the boards of IFC investee companies and assess their performance Selection Criteria•  A Master's degree or equivalent professional qualification in finance or business and a minimum of 12 years of investment experience •  Minimum five years of active private equity/ convertible debt/  investment experience at a private equity or debt fund setup, in-house private equity team of a reputable asset manager, or private equity investment teams of sovereign wealth funds, etc. •  Proven track record in sourcing, leading, negotiating, executing, and exiting private equity and convertible debt investments. FIG equity investment experience in the MCT Region is a plus•  Strong network of contacts among reputable M&A firms, investment banks, financial institutions, private equity firms, institutional investors et•  Sound investment judgment, demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality work and results under time pressure•  Ability to develop innovative solutions and challenge the status quo to build the business •  Recognized as a Good team player strategic thinker and thought leader•  Strong written and verbal communication skills; Fluency in English essential•  Ability to collaborate closely with development finance institutions, banks, microfinance institutions, non-bank financial institutions, and other strategic, financial, or institutional investors•  Ability to develop and manage relationships with C-Suite professionals, board of directors, and shareholders of investee companies•  Strong sense of service to clients and demonstrated business development aptitude•  Good "deal sense" based on demonstrated strong analytical skills and sound business judgment, especially in Equity and Convertibles debt investments•  Willingness and flexibility to travel and work across time zones World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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Operations Analyst - GE

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

IFCa member of the World Bank Group (WBG)is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets and developing countries. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and knowledge to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record $43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to create a world free of poverty on a livable planet. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. Roles and Responsibilities•  Manage day-to-day procurement execution, SAP transactions and admin services for vendors as well as consultants•  Participate in negotiations of vendor and consultancy firm proposals. Coordinate with the hiring and procurement team in drafting the Scope of Work and submitting requests through IFC's procurement systems•  Support vendors with registration and payment processing•  Ensure CMCVP and CMC FO procurement are aligned with the procurement policy•  Address inquiries from the procurement or finance specialists regarding the Purchase Orders/contracts.•  Coordinate country engagement products-related board meetings with SEC/IFC Board Relation Group. •  Set up engagement meetings with ED offices for investment projects. •  Monitor the Board calendar to ensure MCT RVPU is represented in relevant board meetings •  Coordinate CMCVP Regional Leadership Team meetings and key follow-up items•  Provide support to the daily works of the VPU, including keeping the FO's roster up to date and following up with relevant country offices/project teams to ensure timely submission of briefs, talking points for CMCVP•  Provide analytic support related to IFC's operation to CMCVP FO as needed•  Support and oversee the T3PC, CRC, and Board meeting requests and planning and track documentation and approval to ensure timely and effective compliance with the ADM as well as follow-through on management approval conditions and requirements•  Support the FO advisers with the follow-through of pipeline and commitments and assist in answering inquiries from pipeline reporting teams in HQ•  Undertake other ad hoc assignments/projects as assigned•  Develop effective relationships with relevant internal/external counterparts for daily smooth operations of the MCT RVP Front Office •  Manage the organization of CMCVP bilateral meetings of the bi-annual World Bank/IMF Spring and Annual Meetings•  Manage and maintain the VP's calendar with timely response to internal & external meeting requests. Scheduling to include effective prioritization and resolving conflicts and competing demands•  Prepare daily briefing books for the VP•  Handle VP's meetings logistics: conference room booking, arranging Webex, catering, arranging security escort for the VP's visitors, and any additional tasks related to the meetings•  Arrange and manage the VP's travel schedules (flight/hotel reservations, visa requests, meeting arrangements, etc.)•  Implement general office procedures and guidelines to ensure smooth workflow within the office•  Provide quality control by monitoring documents for accuracy, ensuring adherence to unit and Bank guidelines and procedures, and assisting in editing, formatting, and production of documents and correspondence•  Provide leadership, guidance, and on-the-job training to ACS staff and establish effective working relationships with EAs for reporting directors•  Support as required the Special Assistant/Advisor to the VP in the front office•  Maintain the VPU Internal Directory on a quarterly basis, and update email distribution lists as often as required•  In coordination with the Facilities team support all office space planning and equipment issues (e.g., new staff, office moves, space allocation, office reassignments, etc.)•  Liaise with SAP Transaction Processors and/or with the Procurement Office representative in processing VP's Office expenses as appropriate. Ensure compliant usage of the pCard when required, and process the reconciliation of the pCard expenses every month per the WBG Policies Selection Criteria•  Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years of relevant experience•  Ability to demonstrate attention to detail, thoughtful analysis, and diligence in the quality of work•  Team player with good problem-solving and analytical skills, with an ability to execute tasks timely and effectively, presentations, briefs, memos, etc •  Ability to proficiently use graphics and tables to analyze data effectively and creatively present findings•  Proficiency in the latest technology relevant to assigned responsibilities. Demonstrate initiative in learning and/or supporting implementation of emerging technology and systems relevant to effective work of the unit, including but not limited to Admin Portal, SAP, ePayables, Travel System, Webex, Teams•  Demonstrate active listening skills by being attentive and identifying stakeholder needs•  Demonstrate diplomacy and responsiveness in interactions with others•  Write in a logical and comprehensive, yet concise manner•  Distill and summarize large amounts of information from various sources to prepare business documents and presentations•  Team player with good problem-solving and analytical skills, with an ability to execute tasks timely and effectively•  Strong organizational skills with an ability to multi-task•  Advanced user-level proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel, and Word is a must•  Strong command of English (written and verbal) Proficiency in other languages spoken in the region is a plus World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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Operations Analyst - GE

Mexico, México , Mexico City

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.The Financial Institutions Group (FIG) is one of IFC's major industry groups, managing roughly 40% of IFC's overall business in terms of volume and capital at risk. FIG engages in various sub-sectors, including Climate, Microfinance, SME, Gender, Capital Markets, Housing, Distressed Assets, and more, providing both investment and advisory services to IFC's clients through our global network.IFC's Financial Institutions Group (FIG) is seeking an Advisory and Upstream Analyst to support the design, execution, and monitoring of Advisory and Upstream projects in the financial sector across Latin America & the Caribbean. FIG Advisory and Upstream provide specialized support to guide public and private institutions in aligning their strategies with financial inclusion, digitization, and climate finance. This focus aims to proactively create conditions for capital movement into private sector investments where significant development gaps exist. Advisory activities occur during or before investment engagements to strengthen investment conditions, while Upstream activities precede the traditional investment project cycle and are essential precursors. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:•  Conduct research and analysis on relevant trends, markets, and companies, including demand & supply assessments, stakeholder mapping, and firm-level performance analyses.•  Support project execution, management, and monitoring by the FIG Advisory and Upstream team in Latin America & the Caribbean.•  Identify market gaps and barriers to inform Advisory and Upstream project design.•  Analyze financial statements, investigate project bankability, and help structure paths to investment.•  Extract and tailor data from internal and external databases for various audiences, maintaining information as appropriate. Selection Criteria•  At least 2 years of experience in investment or project management roles in banking, finance, consulting, or other knowledge-based environments.•  Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, business, or a related field; MBA or Master's degree preferred.•  Genuine commitment to development and to the World Bank Group and IFC's mission, strategy, and values.•  Strong analytical, research, and presentation skills, with the ability to extract insights from various markets, sectors, and projects and synthesize them into coherent products that support project design.•  Robust understanding of financial institutions, common investment products, and bankability criteria.•  Experience in designing, managing, and monitoring projects and initiatives.•  Advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint.•  Excellent time management skills and attention to detail and quality.•  Exceptional writing and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish/Portuguese.•  Willingness to travel throughout Latin America & the Caribbean. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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Investment Officer - GF

Philippines, Manila , Manila

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.The Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services (MAS) Industry Group plays an important role in supporting IFC's strategic priorities, covering investments in the global manufacturing and services, agribusiness, health and education sectors. MAS' sectors and specially manufacturing play a critical role in GHG emissions and Climate change. Climate is a major economic opportunity that can promote growth, create jobs, and accelerate the transition to low-carbon development in a wide range of sectors. IFC has embarked on an ambitious new growth strategy (IFC 3.0) to stimulate more investment activity. This strategy calls for generating our own opportunities by proactively working "Upstream" to create, deepen, and expand markets and to imagine, design and implement investment projects. It requires taking a systematic approach to understanding the sector bottlenecks that prevent the flow of private capital into productive investment in our member countries, and proactively addressing these bottlenecks through programmatic interventions at the country, sector or project level. MAS is seeking an experienced Investment officer to be based in Manila. The candidate will support a) MAS Industry Group's East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Industrial Decarbonization programs, and in the Philippines support b) business/client development and c) project development and advisory to address identified needs/opportunities. The successful candidate will be a key member of the MAS Asia team and will work closely with the Country Anchors for the Philippines and IFC offices in the region as well as Global Team to develop new business opportunities and execute transactions. The Investment officer will have at least 10+ years of business consulting/ industry experience, preferably in managing clients in the manufacturing / clean technology / decarbonization sectors. Strong business understanding, commercial acumen, and  knowledge of specific business, social, environmental, and developmental issues related to these sectors is preferred. Since the projects will have an investment / financing link, the candidate shall be conversant with basic investment analysis and financial modeling. The candidate will play an active lead role in full life cycle of the project, from business development to project management and exit.  Duties and Accountabilities:•  Support the identification and assessment of Investment and project development opportunities, based on country and sector strategies, market creation and investment potential.•  Support and/or lead the design, development, and implementation of high-quality Project development/Advisory initiatives and interventions.•  Assist in designing and implementing scalable solutions and platforms.•  Coordinate and convene other WBG functions and teams needed to successfully unlock investment opportunity and market creation, including policy work and other interventions across the WBG.•  Coordinate efforts and develop initiatives to disseminate and exchange knowledge with internal and external parties, and review lessons learned to help improve current projects or processes.•  Work with the WBG to analyze sector and regulatory reforms that are needed to unlock opportunities for private investment.•  Draft legal agreements using available templates.•  Help spot technologies and business model trends relevant to emerging markets.•  Provide quality control research and analysis for market and opportunity creation, including market mapping, comparator analysis, barrier analysis, and sector and company financial projections and models.•  Follow various internal legal, budget and control processes for projects•  Produce regular reports on the assigned Upstream portfolio and Advisory Implementation Projects, including monitoring progress against project milestones and key performance indicators (KPIs).•  Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders, including government bodies and potential clients, to enable IFC activities.•  Selectively contribute to processing investment transactions and manage portfolio. Selection Criteria•  Master's degree in a related field and at least 10+ years of relevant experience. o  Related fields of education include business, finance, or economics or an area of expertise specific to a sector, subject matter, or industry specialty. o  Relevant experience includes a proven track record in business consulting, and/or operational experience in the above sectors.•  Ability to apply and understanding of project development engagements, investment, and advisory offerings to concretely assess business opportunities and possible solutions to create markets.•  Capacity to identify barriers for market creation opportunities in a targeted country. •  Ability to identify and contribute to design novel and/or scalable approaches, such as leveraging of a WB instrument or de-risking tools.•  Understanding of relevant country strategies.•  Demonstrates active listening skills by paying full attention and asking questions to clarify client and stakeholder needs and gather required information.•  Capacity to build productive and mutually beneficial relationships and networks internally and externally to identify business opportunities, discuss structuring alternatives, and resolve issues.•  Excellent written, verbal communication, and presentation skills to effectively influence the perception and support of clients/stakeholders.•  Ability to tailor explanations of IFC's value proposition to specific clients and share relevant information on industry practices.•  Understanding of market and sector drivers, business and market development cycles, regulatory environments in the Philippines, and how business performance and long-term competitiveness and viability are measured within a sector and how sector dynamics may evolve within a country or region.•  Proven analytical, financial analysis, and financial modeling skills to analyze and form conclusions on company financial information or projects and industry indicators. Able to oversee and provide quality control feedback on financial models prepared by analysts.•  Begin to build transaction experience by working on straightforward investment or advisory transactions with a diverse range of clients and across multiple sectors and subsectors and in more than one industry and subsector. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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Investment Analyst - Infrastructure - GE

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.IFC's Infrastructure Group (including the Global and Regional Infrastructure and Energy Departments), with an existing investment portfolio of about US$12 billion under management, provides investment and advisory services for private sector and municipal clients across energy, mining, transport, utilities, and telecom/media/technology sectors, and further mobilizes private sector capital from institutional investors and other financial institutions. Global Infrastructure's Innovation and Strategic Initiatives team is responsible for expanding IFC's Infrastructure business by developing innovative financial product offerings and capital markets solutions, increasing mobilization across Infrastructure, developing collaboration opportunities across IFC industries, and climate & sustainable finance.It is in this context that Global Infrastructure is seeking to recruit an Investment Analyst to work closely with seasoned Investment Officers in developing/supporting new business initiatives and product innovation, supporting capital markets transactions, contributing to cross-industry collaboration efforts, supporting sustainable finance, executing transactions, and more.The Investment Analyst will be based in Washington DC and will report to the Global Business Innovation, Capital Markets and Collaboration Lead within Global Infrastructure's Innovation and Strategic Initiatives team. Some travel may be required. Duties and AccountabilitiesThe roles and responsibilities of the position will include (but not be limited to) the following:•  Contribute to various innovation initiatives that seek to expand IFC's infrastructure business.•  Support the growth of infrastructure's capital markets business and assist global and regional investment teams in their capital markets transactions.•  Provide analytical and other support for cross-industry collaboration efforts, including origination and execution of joint transactions. •  Conduct financial product, industry, and market research, to support the team's business development and mobilization efforts.•  Assist in screening and analyzing new business opportunities, including building and reviewing financial models to assess the viability of investment projects. •  Prepare internal investment proposal documents, including description of rationale and risks of proposed investments, for presentation to senior management and credit. •  Participate in investment appraisals in host countries and negotiations with clients. •  Proactively learn about climate, sustainable finance and stay current on key climate, and sustainable finance trends and innovation. Support the sustainable finance team as required under the supervision of a senior colleague. •  Support the team in organizing knowledge management and training events on business innovation, capital markets, sustainable finance/climate and collaboration related issues in coordination with IFC Infrastructure's Knowledge Management team.  Selection Criteria•  Minimum Bachelor's degree with specialization in finance, economics or business.•  2-3 years of experience with an investment bank, consulting firm, an international financial institution, preferably with experience related to infrastructure financing•  Keen interest in business innovation, capital markets, sustainable finance, and working with non-infra sector teams •  A high level of proficiency with MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint is essential •  Working experience in financial modeling and pitchbook preparation•  Ability to work effectively with colleagues in a multicultural team environment, and to work on multiple projects across a given time in a global setting across a wide range of time zones•  High level of energy, initiative, and flexibility in quickly adjusting to changing work project requirements•  Fluency in English essential - must be able to write and communicate in English at the full professional proficiency level. Ability to work in other languages a plus.•  Highly motivated•  Fully committed to highest ethical standards World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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Investment Analyst - GE

South Africa, Free State , Johannesburg

IFCa member of the World Bank Groupis the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets and the world's largest multilateral source of loan and equity financing and advisory services for private sector in the developing world. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record $43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to create a world free of poverty on a livable planet as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. 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. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.The Financial Institution Group (FIG) is one of IFC's key Departments responsible for a significant portion of IFC's business volume, profitability and development reach, approximately 40%. FIG engages in a wide range of sub-sectors including Microfinance, SME, Gender, Climate, Insurance, Capital Markets, Housing, Distressed Assets, and other areas, with both investment and advisory services delivered globally to IFC's clients through IFC's global network. FIG has three main objectives: 1) financial inclusion; 2) servicing the real economy; and 3) mobilizing third-party resources. The goal is to develop efficient financial systems that will increase financial inclusion and fuel economic growth in client countries and enhance IFC's developmental impact. FIG is recruiting an Investment Analyst to join the Investment and Portfolio Team, which originates, manages and monitors IFC's financial sector investments in Southern Africa.This position will be based in the Johannesburg office. Duties & Accountabilities:• Fully understands the financial aspects of investment transactions, including how to conduct market analysis and determine financial soundness of company or project opportunity.• Demonstrated skill in financial statement analysis, accounting, finance, financial modeling, and comparable company analysis to support informed decision making.• Ability to analyze and synthesize debt pricing benchmarks and equity trading comparables.• Basic understanding of how specific investments transactions in different industries and sectors impact economic, market, and social development, and how to use mapping methodology to assess market conditions, gaps, and business opportunities.• Identify data collection needs to support the assessment of financial, operational, development impact, and market information as well as relevant ES&G matters. Coordinate with the client to obtain needed information.• Demonstrates active listening skills by being attentive and listening to others in order to identify client and stakeholder needs.• Able to distill and summarize large amounts of information from various sources to prepare business documents and presentations.• Able to write in a logical and comprehensive, yet concise manner.• Able to utilize graphics and tables to effectively and creatively present data.• Exceptional attention to detail and diligence. Selection Criteria• Bachelor's or equivalent degree; • 2-5 years work experience in a financial institution, particularly in investment projects;• Ability to develop complex financial models; • Keen interest in development finance and multicultural environments; • Highly motivated, committed to highest ethical standard, ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries;• Strong knowledge of financial institutions and markets;• Strong analytical and conceptual skills including corporate finance;• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing;• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; • French or Portuguese proficiency desirable. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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Investment Analyst - GE

Austria, Vienna , Vienna

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.orgSpecial Operations (CSO) comprises a group of highly experienced investment and restructuring specialists involved in work related to IFC's distressed investment portfolio. CSO's traditional work entails designing and implementing workouts in the form of financial restructurings and a host of other solutions that preserve to the extent possible, IFC development impact on jeopardy as well as potentially distressed investments. CSO undertakes its workouts either independently or jointly with portfolio management units.CSO investment analysts are an integral part of a project team and are given high levels of responsibility and broad exposure to the many aspects of CSO work. They are typically recruited on two-year term contracts extendable to a maximum of five years. Upon completion of their contracts, CSOinvestment analysts normally leave to pursue a graduate degree or additional work experience, while a select number are promoted directly to Associate Investment Officer positions if they already have a relevant master's degree.The CSO analyst position will be based in IFC's Vienna office covering Southern and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa. There may also be work involving other regions where IFCoperates in. This role represents an unusual opportunity to work in an international environment on recovery/restructuring solutions involving investment projects across more than 30 countries and across diverse industries. Role & Responsibilities:• Review and analyze complex financial models.• Perform company financial analysis from a credit assessment perspective.• Draft memoranda, reports, presentations and other documentation required for IFC internal supervision processes.• Engage cross departmental staff (including Industry teams, Legal, Financial Operations, Credit, Syndications, etc.) as well as Clients in connection to project work.• Conduct industry and market research.• Participate in restructuring/rescheduling and investment recovery negotiations.• Maintain CSO knowledge management platforms, making sure that project and other information is complete and up to date. Selection Criteria• Bachelor's or equivalent degree.• 2 to 5 years of work experience in a financial institution, consultancy firm or other finance-related field.• Knowledge of corporate/project finance and financial modeling. Some experience in restructuring work is a strong plus.• Superior analytical skills: ability to analyze financial statements and complex financial models.• Strong organizational and time management skills.• Solid written and oral communication skills.• Capacity to show initiative and take responsibility for own actions.• Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to function effectively and collaboratively in a team environment as well as individually.• Fluency in English. Proficiency in one or more other languages used in the region is a plus including, but not limited to, Arabic, French or Russian. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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Industry Specialist - Animal Protein - GG

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.IFC's Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Forestry department provides investment and advisory services across a range of sectors that include agribusiness, forestry, chemicals, fertilizers, construction materials, and manufacturing. Within the department, the Agribusiness and Forestry (A&F) team focuses on supporting investments in (i) the food production chain, "from farm to fork", including suppliers of inputs (seeds, fertilizers, irrigation), crop plantations, sustainable animal protein and aqua-farms, food and bio-fuel processors, agri-commodity traders, and food distributors, and (ii) the forestry value chain, including plantations and downstream operations in the processed wood and paper sectors (pulp, paper, packaging, sawn wood, panelboards, biomass, etc.). We help clients to achieve their business goals and find solutions to new and emerging issues, with a focus on sustainability.IFC's Agribusiness unit finances investments in many sub-sectors (primary agricultural, fruits and vegetables, vegetable oils, tree crops, livestock, dairy, animal feed, food processing, milling, and beverages) and provides technical support to the agribusiness sector. To support this work, IFC is seeking to employ an Industry Specialist, based in Washington, DC, specializing in all aspects of animal protein investments including poultry, pork, beef, dairy, small ruminants and aquaculture, and related supply chain activities. The scope includes primary production, including feed mills, and primary processing. IFC Industry Specialists play a key role within the investment teams and provide broad and in-depth industry knowledge to new investment companies, detailed on-site due diligence and perform supervision of portfolio investments.If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be on a renewable term appointment. Duties and AccountabilitiesResponsibilities include, but are not limited to:•  Contribute to the development and delivery of IFC's agribusiness strategies and investment program working closely with the animal protein lead•  Working closely with Senior and Principal Industry Specialist and Sector Leads, help conduct due diligence to assess project strengths and weaknesses, and provide investment teams with an appraisal report and operational parameters to be built into financial models•  Work closely with Climate Business team to make sure all projects are assessed for Paris Alignment, decarbonization strategies, and climate transition risk and physical risk assessments; use and develop GHG monitoring tools to assess projects.•  Participate in the investment committee meetings and respond to the committee's questions •  Support the review of advisory services proposals•  Provide industry and best practice advice to internal - IFC and WBG colleagues - and external clients and add value to new business development activities and portfolio monitoring, as well as to advisory services projects•  Assist in the selection, briefing and supervision of technical consultants engaged on due diligence, as needed •  Participate in conferences and seminars and other events representing IFC and as appropriate to maintaining and building sector knowledge Selection Criteria•  Commitment to IFC and the World Bank Group's mission, strategy, and values,•  5 to 10 years + years of operational experience in animal protein sector at technical and or senior management levels, •  Minimum a graduate degree in agricultural, veterinary science or closely related field, •  Sound knowledge of current industry and sector operating parameters to permit comparative cost analysis and benchmarking,•  Sound knowledge and experience in delivering sustainability solutions to the animal protein sectors,•  Sound business judgment and proven track record of investment screening and assessment,•  Excellent written and spoken English skills and ability to write technical appraisal reports in a timely manner,•  Ability to work effectively in teams and build bridges across organizational boundaries,•  Passion for animal-based agriculture and results driven with energy, initiative, and self-motivation, and•  Willingness to undertake extensive international travel in emerging markets. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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Facilities and Administration Officer - GF

South Africa, Free State , Johannesburg

IFCa member of the World Bank Groupis the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets and the world's largest multilateral source of loan and equity financing and advisory services for private sector in the developing world. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record $43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to create a world free of poverty on a livable planet as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. 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. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.  IFC is headquartered in Washington DC and has 108 Country Offices globally across six continents, totaling approximately 2.3 million gross square feet (>1.3 million gross square feet in Washington and >1.0 million gross square feet outside the United States). These facilities are a mix of owned and leased real estate. IFC's Real Estate and Facilities Management (CBARE) is part of IFC's Budget & Administration Department (CBA) and is responsible for IFC's corporate real estate, project management, facilities management real estate capital budgeting and corporate sustainability.CBARE strives to form value-added partnerships with internal clients to support them through real estate and facilities management related activities while ensuring that these activities are fully aligned with IFC's corporate objectives and creating efficiencies.CBARE is seeking a Facilities & Administration Officer (Regional Real Estate Co-ordinator) for the Africa (CAF) region. The role supports the region's real estate function and supervises country offices real estate management. The reporting line will be to the IFC Real Estate & Facilities Manager.The location and recruitment type of this position will be in Johannesburg, South Africa. Some travel within the region may be required. Role & Responsibilities include:•  Coordinate team for the delivery of CAF Real Estate Portfolio Management Services strategy execution and ongoing management of IFC's Regional Real Estate Footprint.•  Collaborate on project development and planning, independently delivering smaller projects or under direction of a specialized Project Manager for larger, more complex projects. Project Management Services include oversight of project planning and evaluation, budgeting and cost estimation, scope development and implementation that includes Real Estate Expansions, Relocations, Consolidations, and Reconfigurations, •  Monitor ongoing Real Estate Operations & Facilities Management with regional oversight that includes facilities maintenance and operations, design and construction, space allocation and management, capital improvement and all property related administrative services across IFC's regional facilities to ensure that the portfolio operates in a safe, healthy, secure, sustainable, efficient, and cost-effective manner •  Act as an advisor to Country Offices in the region in Corporate Real Estate, related administrative functions, project management and facilities/property management related initiatives. •  Maintain strong, regular communications with IFC internal clients, stakeholders and vendors including but not limited to IFC Country Managers & Regional Directors, budget colleagues, procurement colleagues, IT Leads, security specialist, real estate brokers, landlords, general contractors, furniture providers, etc.•  Provide inputs and support to the ongoing review, revision, development, and implementation of the Regional Real Estate, Facilities Management, Workplace Environment Planning, Standards, Policies, and Processes to ensure regional considerations are included. •  Monitor and promote the quality Assessment & Compliance•  Coordinate with Regional Finance Controller to monitor the facilities expenses in line with central standards and policies and other corporate expectations. •  Ensure quality and relevance of metrics driven data gathering and maintenance of data for business decision analysis for all appropriate aspects of real estate, facilities management, and regular reporting. Selection Criteria•  Master's degree and 7+ years of relevant experience in international corporate real estate, project management and Facilities Management experience. •  Proven real estate and project management experience related to acquisition, leasing, building operations, architecture, mechanical and electrical engineering  •  Project and financial management experience, procurement experience related to building operations, architecture/engineering to manage and direct the team.•  Sound knowledge and understanding of project management•  Diligence and attention to details.•  Advanced problem solving, analytical skills.•  Effective communication skills with the ability to prepare, present and discuss findings in written or oral form. •  Ability to manage multiple, concurrent tasks with tight deadlines.•  Good interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills. •  Fluency in the English language.  World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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Principal Economist - Economics and Market Research - GH

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets and developing economies. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, mobilization capacity, expertise, and influence to create jobs and raise living standards, especially for the poor and vulnerable. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record $43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to improve people's lives as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises.The Department is seeking to recruit a Principal Economist focused on one or more of the following areas: trade and supply chains, agriculture and food markets, financial markets and vulnerabilities, and competitiveness and productivity to lead core research, develop new analytical articles and reports, and recruit and supervise the work of Senior Economists, Economists, and Research Analysts in the Department. The Principal Economist will be a motivated and dynamic professional, with exceptional analytical skills and policy-relevant experience, expertise in private sector development and applied research, a strong track record of publications, and team spirit, working in collaboration with colleagues in other Departments in the CED VPU, in IFC Operations, and at the World Bank. The position is based at IFC's headquarters in Washington, D.C. will report to the Director, CER.  Duties and responsibilitiesThe roles and responsibilities of the position will include:•  Develop and grow a strategic knowledge portfolio on one or more themes of trade and supply chains, agriculture and food markets, competitiveness and productivity, firm financing, and financial markets for low- and middle-income countries. Research focus should be relevant to companies, sectors, and national private sector development policies. A successful candidate will also be expected to make substantive contributions to knowledge work in other core topics of the Department such as financial services, inclusion, and private capital mobilization (including green finance), technology (including disruptive technologies), and job creation and skills. •  Within the area(s) of trade and supply chains, agriculture and food markets, and competitiveness and productivity, oversee the production of economic research reports, articles, and academic publications based on new analysis and data, providing strategic guidance, oversight, and quality assurance to the team of economists. Research findings should be relevant to IFC operations, investors, and policymakers, and should contribute to the global dialogue amongst business and government leaders and other thought leaders. •  Oversee and shape the communication strategy within the focus areas above, including publications, blogs, and digital assets; conferences, talks, and other engagement with academic and business thought leaders in relevant fields; and convening a Community of Interest for economists and researchers across the IFC.•  In partnership with Operations Management, ensure that lessons learnt from IFC's operations as well as IFC's knowledge and experience of private sector development policy and economics are captured, curated, and disseminated across IFC Operations and in the WBG. •  Develop new global engagements and interface with university economics departments, the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other International Financial Institutions and external partners on one or more thematic areas above. •  Supervise the work of some of the Department's PhD economists, data scientists, and other researchers to ensure quality, consistency, and conformity to the highest levels of rigor. Guide colleagues on program design and management, project delivery, and professional development.•  Drive and inspire technical excellence within the Department by creating an environment of learning, innovation, and knowledge sharing. •  Deliver the agreed upon work program through cost effective use of resources and ensure timely delivery of high-quality outputs. Selection Criteria•  PhD in Economics or related field is desirable; Master's degree in Economics or a closely related field with at least 12 years relevant experience as an economics and finance research practitioner.•  Commitment to the WBG and IFC's mission and values. •  Strong analytical and quantitative skills, including econometric approaches, survey design and implementation, economic modeling, as well as design, implementation, and evaluation of policies and programs to promote private sector development. Experience leading work on vulnerabilities, stress tests, and exchange rates would be a plus. •  Ability to analyze complex policy problems and develop new and innovative approaches.•  Demonstrated track record of publishing high-impact economic reports and articles for external audiences in topics related to private sector development and IFC's thematic areas of focus.•  In-depth knowledge of the economics of trade and supply chains, agriculture and food markets, firm financing, financial markets, with focus on firms in emerging and low-income economies. •  Ability to integrate subject matter knowledge within broader frameworks and approaches.•  Demonstrated leadership abilities, including building high-performing teams and coaching and mentoring junior colleagues.•  Effective and persuasive oral and written communication skills. Ability to cultivate an active network of relationships inside and outside the organization and to represent IFC publicly as needed.•  Demonstrated ability to operate in a collaborative manner in a matrixed, highly complex and global organization. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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Operations Officer - GG

Kenya, Nairobi Area , Nairobi

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.The WBG estimates that by 2030, half the world's extreme poor will live in countries characterized by fragility, conflict, and violence. In these settings, the private sector can help transform livelihoods by creating jobs, providing goods and services, generating tax revenues, and rebuilding infrastructure.  Fragile economies demand innovative approaches that go beyond country, regional, or sectoral strategies. In recognition of this, IFC has identified supporting stability and growth in fragile and conflict-affected situations as a top priority, pledging that 40 percent of its annual commitments will be in International Development Association-eligible (IDA) and Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations (FCS) countries by 2030.Private sector investment has the potential to unintentionally exacerbate conflict and violence if the allocation of benefits and jobs sparks tensions among conflicting groups. IFC continues to develop new tools and guidance to assist teams working in FCS settings. Pilot programs incorporating conflict-sensitivity approaches are under way including screening for systematically identifying high risks that are context-specific; and guidance to define approaches to project-level conflict analysis. At the forefront of these efforts is the FCS Africa team, who have been collaborating across the WBG on mainstreaming conflict and fragility lens into IFC operations and strategy. FCS AfricaIFC's Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations (FCS) in Africa program is dedicated to developing and piloting innovative and integrated tools and approaches to enable IFC to scale up its engagement (investment and advisory services) in and across all fragile countries in Africa. The team helps IFC to deliver on its FCS commitments under the World Bank Group's Fragility, Conflict, and Violence (FCV) Strategy, and the 2018 Capital Increase Package.The FCS Africa team delivers through three main workstreams: (1) engagement with the domestic private sector; (2) developing approaches for economic inclusion in forced displacement settings and (3) delivering on conflict sensitivity by developing tools, piloting projects and integrating conflict sensitivity into projects in the region; and across all workstreams, building and sharing knowledge on private sector development in fragile situations.The FCS Africa team is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Operations Officer to be the thematic lead for Conflict Sensitivity to support IFC's roll out of conflict sensitivity tools, knowledge and operational solutions in FCS markets. The role will work with the FCS Leads for Domestic Private Sector and Forced Displacement across frontier markets in Africa to develop innovative approaches to doing more responsible and sustainable investments and maximize positive impact in FCS.The role will report to the Chief Investment Officer and Head of Fragility for Africa. Duties and AccountabilitiesThe Conflict Sensitivity Lead will be responsible for:• Product level research and development:Lead the integration of conflict and fragility lens for private sector into core diagnostics, strategy and analysis, and targeted advisory and investment project design, due diligence and monitoring. Piloting client conflict sensitivity support and tools to targeted projects in FCS markets. Development of conflict sensitivity screening tools for projects in collaboration with other WBG teams, such as IFC Environmental, Social and Governance teams and the WB FCV teams in the area of Risk and Resilience Assessments.• Staff enrichment:Development of lessons learned on conflict sensitivity approaches, tools and fragility lens application for internal WBG audiences.Deliver training and capacity building on conflict sensitivity for internal audiences. • Thought leadership with partners:Development of common approaches, tools and learning with DFIs and partners on conflict sensitivity.• Developing and contributing to internal and external knowledge products:Development of external guidance and learning to inform private sector fragility lens application and good industry practice in collaboration with other WBG teams and external partners. • Support to broader FCS Africa and FCV Reporting and knowledge sharing.  Core Competencies • Demonstrated thematic knowledge and leadership of conflict sensitivity concepts and application to DFI private sector investments in FCS. • Familiarity with quantitative data for conflict analysis and contextual risk indices, with a key attention to detail. Knowledge of social sciences research methods and ability to produce high quality analysis using credible qualitative and quantitative data sources. • Significant operational experience in implementing conflict sensitivity practices and project-based approaches.• Understanding of IFC and WBG products and approaches to conflict sensitivity (dashboards, analytical tools, operational approaches) and opportunities for cross organizational collaboration.• Ability to design and lead efforts to develop client offerings that reflect in-depth knowledge of conflict sensitivity and understanding of how to develop a business case to the client.• Ability to design research and analytical projects to credibly produce new understanding of conflict sensitivity or potential opportunities to unlock client facing work.• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with E&S teams and country and regional teams in the design of client solutions that have sustainable impact and incorporate lessons learned. • Demonstrated ability to mentor and coach other members of the FCS team on conflict sensitivity. Selection Criteria• Master's Degree in a related field or area of expertise specific to a sector, subject matter, or industry specialty.• Minimum of ten (10) years' experience in data analysis, social sciences research, and project operations, including ability to undertake complex research on country and conflict risks and applying those to projects on the ground.• Experience working with Development Finance Institutions, with a good understanding of IFC Performance Standards and business requirements is preferred. • Experience in analyzing contextual risk, fragility and conflict trends in FCS markets and translating this for private sector audiences, particularly in African countries.• Fluent in English, strong knowledge of French preferred.• Excellent knowledge of Word, PPT, Excel and ability to manage WBG dashboards. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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22/05/2024
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Manager, Financial Operations - GH

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.The Risk & Finance Vice Presidency Unit (CRFVP) helps to ensure that IFC is sufficiently profitable and capitalized to sustain and grow its operations through prudent risk management at the corporate, portfolio, project, and client levels. It sets best practice standards in risk management to drive sustainable private sector development in emerging markets. CRFVP works in partnership with other IFC Vice Presidential Units to ensure IFC meets its corporate objectives.The Controllers Department (CNT) is housed within CRFVP and is the IFC's key leader responsible for reporting on financial matters to IFC's senior leadership and board of directors.  Within CNT, the Financial Operations Division (CNTFO) has overall responsibility for recording, servicing, and providing post-commitment support for the private sector loan, guarantee, short term finance products and programs, equity investments, and donor funds.  The CNTFO team is based in Washington DC (HQ) and Chennai, India, and delivers its work program in a follow-the-sun model which ensures that support operations are successfully delivered.We are seeking a Manager for the Financial Operations division (CNTFO). The position is based in Washington, DC, where the Manager serves as a key member of the CNT Leadership team. The CNTFO Manager has approximately 68 staff, consultants and contractors under their purview operating from Washington DC and Chennai, India.  The Manager will report directly to the Director and Controller, CNTDR department.People Management skills, a vision for automation, efficiency and modernization of products, services and processes, and a robust client and stakeholder management orientation are essential characteristics for success in this position. Duties & Responsibilities:• Effectively managing a large and diverse team of technical staff, consultants, and contractors located in Washington DC and Chennai, India, to deliver the CNTFO work program;• Playing a leading role in creating an enabling environment that supports and facilitates streamlining, automation and innovation of processes, procedures and systems, as well as strengthening the control environment; • Providing guidance and direction to the multifunctional units encompassing the processing, settlement, control, and accounting for all IFC's investment products including:  loan-related investment activities, equity and custody operations, blended finance and donor-trust-funds activities, trade and supply chain finance, special operations, debt securities, guarantees, and risk mitigation products;• Ensuring strong collaboration and integration within the CNTFO team and the CNT department overall; • Engaging in strong stakeholder engagement to build trusting relationships with our internal and external clients and business partners; and• Maintaining high standards of team performance and the professional development of all staff members in achieving CNTFO's strategic objectives relating to internal and external client services, processing efficiency, and qualitySpecific Responsibilities include: • Lead the 42-person Washington DC-based CNTFO division providing direction and support to front line supervisors and the team overall.• Co-lead the 26-person CNTFC Chennai, India staff, functions and activities. • Manage delivery of CNTFO's work program, identify and adopt/adapt best practices related to the support of IFC's investments in the current environment, and anticipate future trends.• Manage and provide oversight for the delivery of integrated accounting and financial support services for IFC's loan, syndicated loan, quasi-equity (e.g.: debt securities, subordinated loans), trade and supply chain finance, short-term finance, guarantees, received-guarantees, and donor-funded portfolios. • Effectively manage financial and human resources based on sound workforce planning and budgeting practices.• Provide leadership in the implementation of the new loan system, and actively participate in key institutional system initiatives such as: Core Operational Systems Renewal, ERP replacement and Quantum upgrade to Swift ISO20022.• Identify and implement process standardization and simplification, productivity improvements, and control enhancement initiatives that improve service quality, timeliness, cost effectiveness, and reduce operational risk.• Lead the development of units capable of supporting IFC's transaction growth by improving and automating processes and controls, reducing volume sensitivity, and introducing straight-through-processing automation and developing, implementing, and maintaining best practice processing and settlement controls associated with CNTFO's investment portfolios. • Employ strong stakeholder engagement and outreach practices to build trusting relationships with clients and key stakeholders.• Provide guidance and operational support to Investment, Treasury, Legal, Private Sector Development Vice Presidencies in the development and operationalization of new investment transactions and client products, and development and roll-out of corporate initiatives. • Maintain customer service standards and metrics, and facilitate effective internal and external communications. People and Talent Management:• Lead, motivate and mentor staff. • Foster a positive and respectful work culture, teamwork, innovation, and client orientation. • Create an enabling work environment that fosters strong talent management, professional development and learning for staff, and build a pipeline of talent to meet future business needs – future leaders.• Contribute to establishing effective performance reviews and reward mechanisms within CNTFO. Selection Criteria• Advanced degree (MBA or equivalent) in finance or business experience.• Professional accounting certification (CA, CPA, ACCA or equivalent)• 12 years or more of relevant work experience in the accounting/finance field. Experience with an international accounting firm, Fortune 500 corporation, is a plus.• Successful track record of achieving high quality results, managing relevant financial operations, and delivering client value-added services to meet team and departmental objectives.• Experience with high volume transaction processing operations in a multi-currency, multiple location global environment.• Demonstrated experience in efficiency improvements that increase quality, controls, and timeliness of service.• Experience implementing technology enabled process improvements and innovations.• Demonstrated experience in building and leading teams, including managing, motivating staff across different locations, multi-cultural backgrounds and serving multi-disciplinary stakeholders.• Proven ability to manage large and complex system projects.• Proven project management skills and aptitude for coordination and facilitation of teams.• Proven ability to conceptualize, design and implement innovative solutions and challenge the status quo to support the business.• Knowledge of US GAAP or IFRS.• Knowledge of COSO and internal controls practices.• Knowledge of IFC's Investment Operations, organization, systems, and processes is a plus.• Pro-activity, collaborative problem-solving skills, client responsiveness and pragmatism.• Relationship management cutting across functions, with a focus on client service and stakeholder management.• Collaboration and negotiation skills, managing tradeoffs at senior levels with diverse stakeholders.• Seasoned leader with proven ability to build and nurture productive teams.• Proven ability to build and leverage strong stakeholder relationships across multiple business units and functions towards achievement of collective goals.• Outstanding interpersonal, diplomatic, influencing and partnership skills. • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and concisely and speak persuasively.• Superior level of resourcefulness and ability to work with considerable autonomy through the whole spectrum of activities from the strategic level to the resolution of specific issues. • Demonstrated strategic thinking skills and ability to engage in a substantive dialogue on complex issues and corporate priorities.• Ability to collaborate closely within the World Bank Group and with other multi-lateral development banks, financial institutions and banks.• Ability to represent IFC externally and to develop and manage relationships with clients, vendors, government representatives, and other stakeholders. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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22/05/2024
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Lead Economist - GH

Egypt, Cairo , Cairo

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in over 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. The IFC 3.0 strategy aims to stimulate more investment activity across emerging markets, especially in Low-Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict-affected States (FCS). We aim to create, deepen, and expand markets and design and develop impactful investment projects. This strategy is, in part, premised on improved country/sector diagnostic, strategic, and public sector engagement capabilities, which seek to: 1) resolve obstacles to private sector growth via diagnostic and strategic work that informs both IFC operations and relevant IBRD/IDA policy operations; and 2) overcome the shortage of investable projects in priority markets by proactively improving the private sector ecosystem at the country and regional level. Country Advisory and Economics Unit for North, West, and Central Africa within the Africa Vice Presidency was recently established due to the re-organization to drive the strategy.   The Unit is seeking to recruit a Lead Economist to make significant contributions to the analytical and strategy outputs in shaping the operation of the unit, which ranges from the production of macroeconomics reports and various diagnostics, such as country private sector diagnostics (CPSDs) and country climate development reports (CCDRs), to the delivery of reform advisory projects. We seek a motivated and dynamic professional with exceptional analytical skills, policy-relevant experience, expertise in private sector development and applied research, a track record of publications, and team spirit. The position is based in Cairo or Dakar. Duties and Responsibilities:The Lead Economist will work under the general supervision of the manager of Country Advisory and Economics in North, West, and Central Africa to ensure the high quality diagnostics and advisory delivery.  Specifically, he/she will•  Lead and set the quality standard of macroeconomic analysis to support IFC investment operations, including due diligence, to feed into relevant project documents.•  Lead and set the framework for monitoring macroeconomic conditions and trends for countries in North, West, and Central Africa, identifying the potential risks to IFC investments, and advising the IFC Regional Director, Country Manager, and operational teams on the strategies to mitigate them.•  Lead the flagship publications where IFC's thought leadership is required.•  Provide intellectual and technical inputs on topics of economic or strategic relevance to IFC and produce or support the production of policy and technical notes, briefs, presentations, and country reports as requested by the senior management. •  Oversee the production of, contribution to, and review of Country Private Sector Diagnostics, Country Climate Development Reports, and provide IFC input to WBG Country Engagement products, including Country Partnership Frameworks, Progress and Learning Reviews, and other joint initiatives.•  Ensure strong analytical underpinning in the design of reform dialogue and reform advisory projects.•  Lead knowledge management by facilitating the exchange of expertise and knowledge with the broader IFC Economics VPU and Industries Departments. •  Mentor and support the development of junior colleagues with technical and professional leadership. Selection Criteria•  Ph.D. in Economics and 12+ years of relevant experience as an economics research practitioner, or at least 15 years of relevant experience if the candidate holds only a master's degree.•  Commitment to the WBG and IFC's mission and values. •  Strong analytical skills in macroeconomics as well as sector analysis•  Track record in translating the analyses into policy dialogue and programs to support private sector development.•  Solid understanding of IFC project cycles, approval/decision processes, and critical drivers of IFC business decision-making •  Knowledge and understanding of key IFC/IDA/IBRD/MIGA products and instruments and how they are deployed to pursue private sector development and country engagements.•  Ability to cultivate an active network of relationships inside and outside the organization and to represent IFC publicly as needed.•  Experience in and strong knowledge of the economic context and challenges of North, West, and Central Africa.•  Demonstrated leadership qualities, initiative, and results orientation, with effective teamwork and mentoring skills.•  Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with high-level stakeholders in English (French is mandatory).•  Experience in the climate change agenda is a plus. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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22/05/2024
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Investment Officer - GG

Brazil, São Paulo , Sao Paulo

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS) is one of IFC's key industry groups responsible for a significant portion of IFC's business volume, profitability and development reach. MAS engages in a wide range of sub-sectors including agribusiness, forestry, manufacturing, chemicals, healthcare, property, retail, and other areas, with both investment and advisory services delivered globally to IFC's clients through its global network.      The MAS Latin America and the Caribbean (MAS LAC) team is seeking two qualified and experienced Investment Officers to assist in business development, and structure and process projects in Brazil. He/she will also assist in portfolio work, including supervision of existing projects, restructurings and reschedulings as needed. The candidate should have demonstrated track record in leading the commitment of debt and/or equity investments, preferably across MAS sectors, and excellent interpersonal skills. The position will be based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:•  Develop a thorough understanding of the relevant sectors (Manufacturing and Services) and develop strong relationships with key counterparts in the private sector.•  Proactively identify potential investment partners and opportunities based on industry experience, reputation, market potential, financial capability, and strategic fit.•  Work independently and with more senior staff to develop a strong pipeline of good quality investment opportunities in Brazil.•  Develop innovative and appropriate financial structures for complex transactions.•  Participate or lead negotiations as appropriate; use financial competencies and personal influencing skills to overcome impasses and lead negotiations to a successful outcome.•  Evaluate, structure, negotiate, and close actions to the existing portfolio clients, including supervision, restructurings, reschedulings, capital increases, equity sales, etc.•  Mentor junior staff on all aspects of IO work.•  Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, global and regional private businesses, banking and multilateral partners to develop investment opportunities.•  Coordinate closely with advisory, upstream and environmental & social teams to add value to our clients' businesses, find pragmatic solutions to the specific sector challenges, and achieve sustainable development impact. Selection Criteria •  Master's degree in a related field, including business, finance, or economics or an area of expertise specific to a sector, subject matter, or industry specialty.•  8+ years of experience in finance with a proven track-record of sourcing, structuring and closing investments, preferably across MAS sectors.•  Extensive experience in financing and supervision work. •  Strong financial and credit skills; demonstrated ability to structure a variety of financial instruments and to process complex transactions.•  Business development and client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on client's needs effectively.•  Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.•  Candidates with fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred.•  Ability to interact directly and independently with the management of clients and prospects.•  Strong inter-personal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds.•  Ability to mentor more junior staff.•  Genuine commitment to sustainable development and to highest ethical standards.•  Willingness to travel extensively. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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22/05/2024
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Investment Officer - GG

Saudi Arabia, Riyadh , Riyadh

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. Private sector financial development is essential to the promotion of successful and sustainable economies in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Sound and efficient financial markets can ensure that resources are allocated where they are most productive, assisting job creation and spurring economic growth. IFC's goal is to prioritize investment in the financial sector because it promotes development in all other sectors.The Financial Institutions Group (FIG) is one of three major industry groups at IFC, responsible for managing roughly 40% of IFC's overall business in terms of volume and capital at risk.  FIG engages in a wide range of sub-sectors including Microfinance, SME, Gender, Climate, Insurance, Capital Markets, Housing, Distressed Assets, and other areas, with both investment and advisory services delivered globally to IFC's clients. FIG's Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MCT) Regional Industry Team is seeking an Investment Officer to be based in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The IO will be expected to identify and execute new investment transactions across the region and to support portfolio supervision. The IO will report to the IFC FIG Principal Investment Officer/Regional Business Lead for the GCC region.  Roles and ResponsibilitiesSpecific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: •  Lead the execution of investment projects as appropriate, coordinating with internal and external stakeholders, overseeing the technical as well as strategic aspects of the project•  Lead the portfolio supervision of multiple portfolio projects which may involve restructurings, rescheduling, capital increases, equity sales, etc.•  Use financial competencies and personal influencing skills to overcome impasses and lead negotiations to a successful outcome•  Develop innovative and appropriate financial structures for straightforward transactions and more complex ones, as required•  Work independently and with senior staff to develop a strong pipeline of good-quality investment opportunities by anticipating market trends and employing sector/country knowledge•  Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, global and regional private businesses, banking, and multilateral partners to further develop the sector and to develop specific investment opportunities•  Support FIG MCT strategy development and implementation •  Coordinate closely with credit, legal, treasury, and other internal support units to find solutions to specific investment or client challenges•  Identify and evaluate opportunities to increase the social development impact of new or portfolio projects •  Mentor more junior staff on all aspects of IO work Selection Criteria•  MBA or other equivalent master's degree in finance or management•  8+ years of experience in finance with a proven track record of sourcing, structuring, and closing investments•  Strong financial and credit skills; demonstrated ability to structure a variety of financial instruments (debt and equity)  •  Demonstrated knowledge of industries, industry trends, and opportunities in the sub-region countries, and understanding of local issues •  Business development and client relationship skills, track record, and ability to focus on client's needs effectively•  Ability to interact directly and independently with the management of potential clients, financial and technical partners as well as government officials•  Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Fluency in Arabic will be a strong plus•  Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds •  Genuine commitment to sustainable development and to highest ethical standards•  Willingness to travel extensively World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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22/05/2024
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Investment Officer - GG

Brazil, São Paulo , Sao Paulo

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.IFC has embarked on an ambitious new growth strategy (IFC 3.0) to stimulate more investment activity in frontier markets. This strategy calls for generating our own opportunities by proactively working "Upstream" to create, deepen, and expand markets and to imagine, design and implement investment projects. To operationalize the Upstream strategy, IFC has created Regional Upstream Units within each of the Global and Regional Industry Departments (FIG, INR & MAS) to drive the upstream mandate to incubate opportunities, focus resources, and coordinate initiatives across IFC and the WBG to create new markets. Ultimately, it is about creating a new multiyear pipeline of bankable operations / projects.IFC's Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS) Department covers sectors which cater to basic human needs such as food, shelter, jobs, and health and education. They play a critical role in providing goods and services to consumers, creating jobs, contributing to government revenue, and stimulating growth through small or medium-sized businesses. Through the business it does with its private sector clients, IFC's priorities in MAS are: (i) increasing productivity and access to goods and services, while protecting the environment, supporting low carbon growth and enhancing resilience to climate change related impacts; (ii) making IFC the preferred financing partner of choice for targeted clients, in part through its world-class industry expertise; (iii) supporting select local companies to grow while improving their transparency, efficiency and sustainable competitiveness; (iv) catalyzing foreign investment, including mobilizing parallel financing; and (v) developing client, sector and country-level solutions that can be scaled and replicated with a special focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation.Mitigating climate change and helping clients and member countries to adapt to climate change risks and impacts is a strategic pillar of the World Bank Group. Many MAS sectors, particularly sectors in Manufacturing (spanning various verticals including chemicals, fertilizers, plastics, automotive and electrical components, light manufacturing eg. textiles and construction materials e.g. cement, glass, marble) are Greenhouse Gas (GHG) intensive, presenting opportunities for IFC to deliver on its climate commitments and to support low carbon growth. This includes helping clients to achieve their own climate related strategies and commitments and to align MAS's projects in a manner that also helps countries to meet their Nationally Determined Contributions. Advisory Services in MAS works with clients and their supply chains to help them improve key areas including: carbon and water footprint, circularity, increase efficiency of manufacturing, enhance sustainability and "greening" supply chains, promote practices that contribute to Climate Smart Agriculture, enhance productivity and promote uptake of water / energy / materials efficient practices and technologies that can reduce the GHG and resource footprint of MAS clients.IFC is seeking an Investment Officer experienced in the development and financing of manufacturing investments to join the Latin America MAS Upstream Unit to focus on the Upstream work in the Manufacturing sector. The successful candidate will also opportunistically support climate and sustainability activities across other MAS verticals including Agribusiness, Health & Educations, Tourism, Retail and Property Sectors as directed. The candidate will operate as a team leader in the origination and execution of proprietary opportunities for private sector investments in the Manufacturing sectors by developing a new multi-year pipeline of bankable transactions that will be created through: (i) early stage project development, (ii) the design and implementation of platforms and programmatic approaches; and (iii) sector and market interventions that will improve investment environment and/or strengthen the case for specific investment by IFC. The Investment Officer will report to the Regional Upstream and Advisory Lead for Manufacturing and coordinate her/his day-to-day activities with the leads of the other verticals on required climate and sustainability activities. S/he would also work across IFC business lines and support policy work and other interventions across the World Bank Group to prioritize various initiatives and to maximize the impact of IFC's efforts. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Business Responsibility•  Lead the execution of early-stage opportunities and substantiate their investment thesis considering their potential for scalability and replicability. Determine and implement the appropriate IFC interventions from the Upstream and Advisory toolkits spanning advisory services, project development and pilot investment capabilities. Manage transaction teams and process transaction activities, collaborating closely with relevant climate and investment teams to ensure alignment. •  Originate, develop and implement business development and idea generation activities to create scalable climate advisory products, market creation initiatives and early-stage project development opportunities.•  Help spot new trends and business models that further the climate goals of the World Bank and can address development challenges in emerging markets.•  Support the identification and assessment of impactful and innovative potential investment opportunities based on country and sector strategies and market creation potential. •  Produce regular reports on the assigned portfolio including supervising progress against project milestones and key performance indicators.•  Determine the climate impact (GHG emission reduction/avoidance both adaptation and mitigation projects) of investments and advisory projects.•  Support in research and preparation of notes describing the Paris Alignment of potential investments.•  Engage with and establish partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, including across the World Bank Group, to foster innovative thinking about creation of new markets to increase development impact in difficult markets in the MAS sectors. •  Evaluate and provide feedback on proposals for Upstream seed initiatives and Upstream projects. •  Convene stakeholders, form partnerships and connect expertise from various Upstream, investment and advisory staff, the Bank GPs, and external parties to enable delivery of upstream projects and initiatives in the MAS sectors.  Knowledge capture and management•  Disseminate knowledge and experience across MAS to support adoption of new approaches and best practices in the LAC region.•  Build external brand recognition through conference attendances and external engagements and amplify recognition of IFC's distinctive capabilities in working upstream to catalyze greater flow of investment opportunities in the MAS sectors.•  Connect global and regional teams, ensure solutions and knowledge flow across the World Bank Group, and help achieve MAS Upstream priorities.People and Resource Responsibility•  Mentor junior staff working assigned to transactions and in the MAS LAC Upstream and Advisory unit in support of the Upstream Manager and the Upstream Sector Leads.  Selection Criteria•  Master's degree or equivalent professional qualification in Business, Finance, Economics, International Relations, or related discipline, plus more than 8 years of relevant experience. •  Commitment to the World Bank Group and IFC's mission and values.•  Deep understanding of IFC's strategic priorities and changing business model against the backdrop of IFC 3.0, including collaboration with other members of the World Bank Group. •  Deep understanding of the manufacturing sector including the sector deep dives and sector strategies.•  Experience in leading transactions in the project development, transaction execution and financing of real assets of private sector clients in one or more manufacturing verticals in which IFC invests. Familiarity in the financial and commercial structuring, risk allocation, and execution of these types of projects is preferred. •  Experience with financing of decarbonization solutions for the real sectors particularly with topics such as green hydrogen and its derivatives, resource efficiency, circularity and supply chain/value chain integration as it applies to one or more manufacturing verticals will be valuable.  •  Experience in other sectors (such as agribusiness, manufacturing, health, education, tourism, retail, and/or property) in addition to manufacturing will be a plus. •  Familiarity with finance: sourcing, structuring, and/or closing investments across various financing instruments (debt, equity mezzanine, convertibles etc) and/or familiarity with carbon finance and sustainability linked finance is a plus. •  Appreciation for how policy reforms, advisory interventions, investment, and mobilization can be linked to deliver solutions at a country level. Ability to support engagements with private sector clients, local and national governments, and other partners to encourage pioneering business and market development.•  Experience as a transaction leader with project and/or program development, executing against implementation plans with defined business development achievements. Experience with standard corporate finance, project finance contracts, financial modeling, commercial negotiations and risk allocation is a plus.•  Experience in financial modeling, monitoring and reporting on a portfolio of projects, programs, and or initiatives. Outstanding and demonstrated history of analytical, creative problem solving and critical thinking skills.•  Strong written and verbal communications skills in English. Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese strongly preferred. •  Genuine dedication to development and to the World Bank Group and IFC's mission, strategy, and values.•  Understanding of IFC's strategic priorities and changing business model against the backdrop of IFC 3.0.•  Excellent understanding of how to assess and mitigate climate risks including related to production facilities and supply chains.•  Solid understanding of the climate footprint of operations related to agricultural production, manufacturing facilities, and investments in services.•  Proven track record of engaging with client companies, shareholders, and public stakeholders to encourage pioneering business and market development•  Demonstrated capacity for innovation and challenge the status quo to build new business models.•  Track record of delivery on leading project implementation of investment and advisory projects.•  Excellent people skills and openness to feedback, new ideas, and ability to guide and incentivize staff to find solutions to problems.•  Strong written and verbal communications skills. Ability to mentor and coach junior staff, share experiences and ensure quality. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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22/05/2024
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Investment Officer - GF

France, Île-de-France , Paris

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.IFC sees private equity and venture capital as making a valuable contribution to development by providing capital and know-how to fast growing companies that are leading drivers of job creation in the emerging markets. In addition to its more traditional business, IFC supports these companies through its Disruptive Technologies Group, which invests directly in early and late stage venture companies as well as in venture capital funds. IFC is seeking an Investment Officer to provide overall coverage for IFC's venture capital investment program across emerging markets. In addition, the role will include developing relevant corporate initiatives, partnerships and engagements to enhance IFC's strategic positioning and business development efforts with the Western Europe technology and VC ecosystem. S/he will be based in Paris and will report to the Chief of Technology Investment and Global Portfolio Manager for the Disruptive Technologies and Venture Capital team (CDFDT).  ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:• Work with the team to consider investing in Western European technology start-up businesses including, but not limited to, priority verticals such as ed-tech, health-tech, climate-tech, fintech etc., where the technology has a clear and near-term benefit if deployed or scaled in Emerging Markets.• Cross support IFC's VC activities in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEU), Middle East, Central Asia and Turkey (MCT) and Africa region.• Undertake rigorous due diligence of prospective venture investments, VC funds investments, parallel investments and co-investments in target sectors, deliver strong technology analysis, business model and financial valuation.• Coordinate with internal IFC stakeholders, including: Legal; Risk; Environment, Social & Governance; Impact Assessment; and Macroeconomics teams – to analyze proposed investments, ensure compliance with IFC standards and determine whether to recommend an investment for IFC.• Prepare investment review materials and presentations, and make recommendations to IFC management and investment decision making bodies on proposed investments to obtain investment approval.• Negotiate terms and legal documentation for investments.• Review existing VC fund investments and investee companies and prepare portfolio supervision reports, including valuations, performance analyses and strategy and manager assessments.• Track and monitor compliance matters for investments and propose courses of action in the event of non-compliance.• Participate in business development, due diligence, negotiation and transaction structuring of new business opportunities and liaise extensively with colleagues across the regions and industry verticals.• With a focus on Western Europe-related stakeholders, support the identification of and develop of upstream and market creation initiatives related to fostering tech innovation transfer to relevant emerging markets in alignment with country and sector strategies. • Communicate IFC's strategy for disruptive technologies and its rationale for engaging in specific transactions. Selection Criteria• Engineering degree required; advanced degree required, MBA from leading international institutions preferred.• At least 6 years of work experience of which at least 4 years of venture capital or technology experience, preferably with some emerging markets transaction experience. Prior experience in, investment banking or business/corporate development will be considered.• Significant transaction experience in and analytical knowledge of venture investing with a focus on priority sectors such as ed-tech, health-tech, climate tech and fintech.• Experience in negotiating and structuring venture capital equity transactions.• Ability to think independently, analyze problems, identify solutions, and work effectively on simultaneous projects under time pressure.• Comfortable working in a matrix organizational structure; ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds; ability to work with people at all levels and demonstrate responsiveness and ability to work as part of a team.• Written competency and spoken language fluency in English and French.• Excellent financial and analytical skills. • Ability and willingness to travel. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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22/05/2024
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Investment Officer - GF

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.IFC Equity Mobilization Department (AMC) within the Treasury & Syndications Vice President Unit (VPU) at IFC, mobilizes and manages capital for private equity investments in emerging markets. AMC was created in 2009 to provide investors with access to IFC's emerging markets investment pipeline and to expand the supply of long-term capital to these markets, enhancing IFC's development goals and generating profits for investors by leveraging IFC's global reach, standards, investment approach, and track record. AMC has raised US$10.2 billion through thirteen investment funds that invest across a variety of sectors, geographies, and strategies.AMC is currently in the process of launching two new funds fully aligned with IFC's priorities. In addition, other new funds are being contemplated in the near term that supports IFC corporate priorities. Please see AMC's website at www.ifcamc.org for more information on AMC's business.AMC is looking to hire an Investment Officer to work across two of its funds – IFC African, Latin American & Caribbean (ALAC) Fund and IFC Financial Institutions Growth (FIG) Funds. The position will be based in Washington, DC. IFC African, Latin American and Caribbean Fund (ALAC Fund)This fund is a US$1 billion sector agnostic fund (vintage 2009) that makes equity and equity-related investments in companies across Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The fund has invested in more than 25 companies and is currently in the process of exiting its remaining portfolio. IFC Financial Institutions Group Funds (FIG Funds)These funds are currently managing growth equity and sub-debt investments in financial services sector companies (banks, insurance companies, non-bank financial institutions, and fintech companies) operating in emerging markets globally.The Investment Officer will report to the Heads of the AMC-managed Funds with responsibilities including but not limited to:Portfolio•  Monitor portfolio companies and develop recommendations regarding portfolio actions including operational value creations, and divestments. •  Proactively manage existing equity portfolio to increase the value of AMC and AMC-managed Funds, investee companies and funds and actively generate attractive returns for Limited Partners. •  Contribute to high quality material for quarterly and annual fund reporting to LPs•  Support and work with other AMC funds on joint follow-on investments. •  Assist in presentation of investment/exit proposals to the fund's Investment Committee, articulating the detailed investment rationale and making concrete recommendations regarding proposed investments/exits.Investor relations and fund raising•  Establish strong credibility with investee companies, Limited Partners as well as the IFC investment teams and assist in providing timely delivery of information and reporting. •  Participate in regular LP communications with fund team and Client Relations. •  Contribute to the fundraising of any new AMC funds including research & development and drafting of PPM, and pitchbook material, participating in investor roadshow presentations as needed, creation and management of data room. Team•  Work closely with the AMC-managed Funds teams and AMC's Director in implementing effective fund administration, including investor liaison and reporting. •  Work closely with IFC counterparts across all aspects of the businesses of AMC and AMC-managed Funds.  Selection CriteriaThe successful candidate is likely to have worked for an investment bank, private equity firm, and/or consulting firm, preferably with a focus on emerging markets. He/she will have experience in valuation, structuring transactions, portfolio management and business strategy. He/she will possess familiarity with international best market practices and global trends in emerging markets; strong analytical skills, with experience in financial modeling; experience in structuring private equity deals, including an ability to mitigate risks and enhance returns; and expertise in negotiating complex deals.  The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: •  Master's degree/MBA or equivalent degree with at least 6 years of relevant professional experience in an investment bank and/or private equity firm, focusing on principal investments. •  Strong analytical and investment assessment skills, and sound knowledge of equity investment documentation, accounting, financial statement analysis and financial modeling (building projections, running valuation and scenario/return analysis). •  Demonstrated client relationship skills including the ability to present to clients and interact effectively with counterparts at all levels. •  Sound business judgment and problem solving, negotiation and commercial skills. Proactive, self-motivated, and well-organized with ability to work effectively under pressure in a diverse, team-oriented environment.•  Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required, including a demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and tactfully to a variety of audiences; fluency in one or more other languages would be a plus. •  Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Sustainable Development.•  Highly motivated and committed to highest ethical standards.•  Ability and willingness to travel frequently is required. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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22/05/2024
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Industry Specialist - Animal Protein - GG

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

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.IFC's Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Forestry department provides investment and advisory services across a range of sectors that include agribusiness, forestry, chemicals, fertilizers, construction materials, and manufacturing. Within the department, the Agribusiness and Forestry (A&F) team focuses on supporting investments in (i) the food production chain, "from farm to fork", including suppliers of inputs (seeds, fertilizers, irrigation), crop plantations, sustainable animal protein and aqua-farms, food and bio-fuel processors, agri-commodity traders, and food distributors, and (ii) the forestry value chain, including plantations and downstream operations in the processed wood and paper sectors (pulp, paper, packaging, sawn wood, panelboards, biomass, etc.). We help clients to achieve their business goals and find solutions to new and emerging issues, with a focus on sustainability.IFC's Agribusiness unit finances investments in many sub-sectors (primary agricultural, fruits and vegetables, vegetable oils, tree crops, livestock, dairy, animal feed, food processing, milling, and beverages) and provides technical support to the agribusiness sector. To support this work, IFC is seeking to employ an Industry Specialist, based in Washington, DC, specializing in all aspects of animal protein investments including poultry, pork, beef, dairy, small ruminants and aquaculture, and related supply chain activities. The scope includes primary production, including feed mills, and primary processing. IFC Industry Specialists play a key role within the investment teams and provide broad and in-depth industry knowledge to new investment companies, detailed on-site due diligence and perform supervision of portfolio investments.If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be on a renewable term appointment. Duties and AccountabilitiesResponsibilities include, but are not limited to:•  Contribute to the development and delivery of IFC's agribusiness strategies and investment program working closely with the animal protein lead•  Working closely with Senior and Principal Industry Specialist and Sector Leads, help conduct due diligence to assess project strengths and weaknesses, and provide investment teams with an appraisal report and operational parameters to be built into financial models•  Work closely with Climate Business team to make sure all projects are assessed for Paris Alignment, decarbonization strategies, and climate transition risk and physical risk assessments; use and develop GHG monitoring tools to assess projects.•  Participate in the investment committee meetings and respond to the committee's questions •  Support the review of advisory services proposals•  Provide industry and best practice advice to internal - IFC and WBG colleagues - and external clients and add value to new business development activities and portfolio monitoring, as well as to advisory services projects•  Assist in the selection, briefing and supervision of technical consultants engaged on due diligence, as needed •  Participate in conferences and seminars and other events representing IFC and as appropriate to maintaining and building sector knowledge Selection Criteria•  Commitment to IFC and the World Bank Group's mission, strategy, and values,•  5 to 10 years + years of operational experience in animal protein sector at technical and or senior management levels, •  Minimum a graduate degree in agricultural, veterinary science or closely related field, •  Sound knowledge of current industry and sector operating parameters to permit comparative cost analysis and benchmarking,•  Sound knowledge and experience in delivering sustainability solutions to the animal protein sectors,•  Sound business judgment and proven track record of investment screening and assessment,•  Excellent written and spoken English skills and ability to write technical appraisal reports in a timely manner,•  Ability to work effectively in teams and build bridges across organizational boundaries,•  Passion for animal-based agriculture and results driven with energy, initiative, and self-motivation, and•  Willingness to undertake extensive international travel in emerging markets. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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22/05/2024
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Financial Operations Analyst - GE

India, Tamil Nādu , Chennai

IFCa member of the World Bank Groupis the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record $43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. The IFC Controllers Department is responsible for effectively and efficiently managing IFC's Financial Operations (loan, equity, and short-term finance operations, and back-office treasury support operations), Financial Reporting (including reporting and analysis, portfolio review, investment accounting, and accounting policy), Internal Controls, and Financial Integration, Systems, and Projects. The Department comprises approximately 130 diverse and highly skilled staff, based in Washington DC, and Chennai. The Treasury Support Operations Division (CNTTR) within IFC Controller provides back-office and accounting services for all IFC Treasury activities. CNTTR also provides operational support in the development of IFC Treasury's new business initiatives and products. The CNTTR team is in Washington DC (HQ) and Chennai (India) and delivers its work program on a cross-support basis. The team providing cross-support interacts with colleagues in Washington on a day–to–day basis and ensures that the support operations are successfully delivered.The units play a key role in the decision-making for, and implementation of, IT systems and upgrades, as well as in the implementation of new initiatives and financial products to ensure that data is recorded accurately and timely.CNTTR has co-located some aspects of its work program to IFC's Chennai Office (CNTCO), which has recruited staff in the IFC Financial Operations Support team (CNTTS) to deliver this work program. The team provides support and interacts with IFC colleagues in Washington on a day–to–day basis. IFC Controllers Department is seeking a Financial Operations Analyst in the IFC Treasury Support Operations unit in Chennai (CNTTS). This technically specialized position will support the processing operations of Treasury transactions, including bonds, derivatives, etc. The position requires a working knowledge of treasury products, and relevant accounting standards, as well as proficiency in handling multiple systems, including Summit (the front-to-back treasury system), payment processing systems, etc. The selected candidate will be required to work with various team functions and become a fully functional team member within a short timeframe. The position requires the ability to establish productive relationships with staff at all levels within the team and across various units of IFC. The incumbent will report to the Associate Financial Operations Officer in CNTTS, Chennai. The staff should be open to flexible hours and follow the Washington D.C. (HQ) holiday calendar, as the work program involves dealing with global markets. Roles and ResponsibilitiesThe Analyst will work as part of a team of professionals to meet the group's responsibilities as they relate to the delivery of back-office and accounting functions for all IFC Treasury activities.  Responsibilities will include the following, including -•  Perform daily and monthly sub-ledger control activities and analysis to ensure accurate and full recording of Treasury transactions in accordance with policies and procedures•  Assist in timely and accurate monthly close process, including preparation of monthly reports and adjusting entries in sub-ledger•  Assist in the preparation of quarterly and yearly financial statement disclosures related to the Treasury•  Engage in discussions with Treasury front office as well as back-office staff on trade capture requirements to support appropriate accounting of transactions•  Execute testing plans for the implementation of new products and enhancements to treasury product accounting processes and systems•  Contribute input to the Corporation's internal and external auditor exercises•  Document and maintain processes, controls, and checks for treasury product accounting •  Seek quality and performance improvement opportunities and solutions•  Act as a backup in the absence of other Treasury Support unit staff Selection Criteria•  Advanced qualification in Finance or Accounting -Chartered Accountancy (CA/CPA) is mandatory•  Minimum 4 years experience in related fields with a public/private financial institution   •  In-depth knowledge of treasury accounting, back-office processes, controls and reporting•  Good knowledge of fixed income and OTC derivative instruments related to capital market and investment operations•  Good knowledge of trade verification, settlement of treasury products•  Good working knowledge of Summit, Quantum, SAP, and other Treasury transaction system•  Ability to contribute to team performance with strong interpersonal and communication skills•  Highly disciplined and team-oriented individual with strong analytical and problem-solving skills•  A positive and self-starter attitude (motivation, drive, initiative); and ability to work in a team-oriented, and multi-cultural environment•  Fluency in written and spoken English is required Controllers Department Competencies•  Client Understanding and Advising: Advises the clients and helps them think proactively about how to best meet their current and future needs, taking into consideration the real underlying issues. Works across CNT and with other VPUs to define client needs and develop the right solutions to meet those needs. PLUS: Provides recommendations to multiple VPUs that can add value to customers beyond normal offerings.•  Broad Business Thinking: Maintains an in-depth understanding of key business issues. Sets clear explanations for the integration and alignment of CNT solutions with business functions. PLUS: consider WBG-wide implications in decision-making to ensure consistency across WBG. Sponsors long-term VPU-wide initiatives.•  Information Technology and Systems: Demonstrates understanding of the functions and operations of pertinent IT systems and applications. Provides inputs to IT systems improvement efforts based on day-to-day working experience and knowledge of the systems.•  Analytical Thinking: Coordinates the information gathering and reporting process. Reviews trends and compares them to expectations. Conducts analysis to define problems and prepares responses to anticipated questions.•  Policies and Procedures: Demonstrates detailed knowledge of policies and procedures in related fields.•  Risks and Controls: Leads by example and serves as a good practice champion in completing internal control procedures, including understanding impact beyond own immediate functional areas.•  Communication: Adapts the communication style appropriate for the intended audience. Adopts an inclusive approach to communication as is appropriate to the situation, so as to ensure adequate partner participation. Presents information effectively and encourages feedback.•  Project Management: Understands and utilizes the concepts of project management, as they relate to the implementation of a project. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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Environmental and Social Development Specialist - GG

Brazil, São Paulo , Sao Paulo

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.The Gender and Sustainability Solutions Department (CEG) includes approximately 200 staff and consultants. As part of its mandate, CEG supports IFC's investment and advisory teams to manage ESG risks associated with their activities and find solutions to client issues on basis of our Environmental and Social (E&S) Performance Standards (http://www.ifc.org/performancestandards) and the Corporate Governance Methodology (http://www.ifc.org/corporategovernance). CEG further leverages this expertise and operational experience in emerging markets to encourage the effective adoption of these standards by companies and investors across emerging markets. More details can be found at http://www.ifc.org/sustainability.The Environment and Social (E&S) Development Specialist will provide guidance to clients, investment and advisory teams on E&S risk management vis-à-vis IFC Performance Standards and Sustainability Policy with the aim of promoting compliance with IFC's performance standards and enhanced impact and additionality of IFC-supported investments and advisory mandates. This position will report to the Regional Manager, with Regional Team Leads for DI as primary Supervisor. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Early Screening, Due Diligence, Portfolio supervision•  Lead or support the assessment of E&S issues/risks in new investments and select advisory engagements in manufacturing, agribusiness, and supply chain.•  Identify and develop risk mitigation measures and value-add solutions that support clients in addressing identified issues; advise on structuring, appropriate mitigation measures and contractual alignment of interest to address risks and impacts.•  Provide clear and responsive guidance to IFC investment teams on E&S risk management in project decision-making and processing considering E&S risk issues, including clear communication to teams and management throughout the investment cycle.•  Discuss and support formulation of E&S legal conditions for projects legal agreements.•  Proactively monitor portfolio clients and engage with clients to achieve compliance. Clearly document and communicate any outstanding or emerging gaps between client performance and IFC requirements, and related risks to IFC.•  Support industry teams and clients in response to CAO and IEG requests, leading discussion with CAO and IEG officers•  In coordination with industry and CEG advisory teams, build capacity with clients on issues related to E&S issues, including clients' monitoring and evaluation of E&S activities and outcomes.•  Contribute to portfolio analysis to identify systemic issues and assess trends; or of policy nature and propose policy adjustments as needed.•  Contribute to regional supervision program reviews and quarterly reports.Upstream, Advisory Services and PPP support•  On basis of portfolio analysis, help identify systemic bottlenecks existing in the market that prevent adequate E&S risk management in key markets. In collaboration with Upstream officers and advisory teams, help develop upstream activities by using technical experience and expertise.•  Work proactively to identify opportunities for advisory engagements that result in greater development impact and value for the client; Provide expert input into new IFC advisory offering.•  Provide support to PPP projects including identifying key E&S risks associated with the projects against the requirements of IFC's Performance Standards, define the scope of work for E&S Studies, support the selection of consultants for the development of such studies, and review interim and final studies for alignment with IFC Performance Standards, accurateness, and completeness. Knowledge Management•  As needed, participate in cross-regional and global teams responsible for the preparation of policy interpretation notes on E&S topics and contribute to the corporate knowledge base by analyzing and disseminating lessons learned from project work.•  Participate in forums or conferences to showcase IFC experience, approach and value proposition.•  Prepare management briefs of relevant E&S matters.•  Provide guidance to more junior staff and Short-Term Consultants (STCs) working on E&S risk management and supervise the timeliness and quality of their work, in coordination with Regional Team Lead. Selection Criteria•  Master's degree or equivalent in agribusiness, environment management, engineering, climate change, social or other relevant disciplines.•  Minimum of 8 years of professional experience working on E&S due diligence in the international context, with strong preference for experience in the private sector working across different industry sectors.•  Experience working E&S Policies and Standards. Experience with IFI and/or World Bank Group Standards preferred.•  Working experience in emerging markets, ideally in fragile and conflict environments.•  Willingness to travel regularly in emerging market countries.•  Strong analytical skills, ability to think strategically, analyze and synthesize diverse information sources, and draw conclusions from sometimes limited data.•  Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously under tight deadlines.•  Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing circumstances, organize and prioritize deliverables, and maintain attention to detail.•  Ability to communicate effectively and concisely on complex environmental and social issues in spoken and written form, in a manner that can be understood by non-experts. English is essential, additional language skills such as Spanish and Portuguese are highly desirable.•  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to relate well with a wide range of internal and external parties (including senior staff, management, IFC's accountability mechanism and clients) and develop solutions in potentially tense or conflicting situations.•  Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team, influence and negotiate point of view within teams.•  Exemplary project management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.•  High personal integrity and emotional intelligence, with demonstrated ability to handle sensitive matters in a discreet and respectful manner. Diplomatic approach and calm under pressure. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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22/05/2024
international finance corporation

Director, Global Financial Institutions Group - GI

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

IFCa member of the World Bank Groupis the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets and the world's largest multilateral source of loan and equity financing and advisory services for the private sector in the developing world. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.6 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. 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. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. The Financial Institutions Group (FIG) is one of the major industry groups at IFC, responsible for originating and managing roughly 50% 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, Structured Finance, Housing, Distressed Assets, and other areas, with both investment and advisory services delivered to IFC's clients through IFC's global network.IFC is seeking to recruit a Director for the Global Industry Department, Financial Institutions Group (FIG). The Director will provide global knowledge and thought leadership to the FIG sector and product strategy, chair decision meetings for FIG investments, collaborate across the WBG on sector strategies, and manage global client relationships in FIG. The position will be based in Washington, D.C., and will report to the Vice President, Industries.  The selected candidate will be an integral part of the leadership team of the Industries Vice Presidency. Duties and Accountabilities:The Director will be expected to provide thought leadership, vision, and an enabling environment for staff to fulfill the IFC Operations and WBG mission with passion and professionalism.  In particular, the Director of FIG will provide operational, strategic, and managerial support to FIG and Operations leadership.  The Director's responsibilities will include:•  Providing thought leadership and developing FIG strategy and priorities globally, with a focus on strategic areas such as Fragile and Conflict-Affected States (FCS), IDA countries, Climate Change and Gender.•  Collaboration with FIG Regional Industry Directors and Managers as well as FIG sector managers, to direct the activities of multidisciplinary global and regional teams and develop investment and advisory strategies that leverage cross-cutting solutions in climate and green, capital markets, structured finance and housing, as well as financial inclusion with a focus on gender finance that help build a range of innovative market creating solutions.•  In collaboration with FIG's senior leadership, management of direct business growth efforts by building senior relationships with global and regional financial institutions to help develop country, sector and client-based solutions in line with WBG and IFC country strategies.•  Building strong partnerships and dialogue with leadership of other partner global financial institutions that play a key role in emerging markets.•  Overseeing the development of new products or modification of existing products to address market needs created by regulatory changes or shifting business practices, conditions, and economic trends.•  Collaboration with FIG and real sector clients with the intention to grow IFC's business within manufacturing, agribusiness, services, and infrastructure, and natural resources.•  Establishing and developing close collaboration and maintaining partnerships with peers in IBRD/IDA, MIGA, IMF, and other organizations, including development finance institutions, and engaging with shareholders at senior decision-making levels, including through capital markets development, innovative technology-based solutions, their implications and risks, how to manage them, and opportunities for collaboration. Selection Criteria•  A Master's degree or equivalent professional qualification in finance, business, or equivalent and a minimum of 15 years of relevant work. •  Commitment to development and a proven track record showing alignment with the World Bank Group and IFC's mission, strategy, and values. •  Strong track record of business delivery, demonstrated investment experience, superior business judgment, and established professional credibility.•  Deep understanding of financial markets, the role of financial and capital markets in economic development, and the role of financial institutions in maintaining macro-financial stability.•  Solid understanding of financial market products and regulations.•  Strong technical understanding of the investment and advisory businesses, including product development, structuring, client relationship management, credit and equity skills and superior risk management.•  A track record of innovation in developing and structuring products to support investment in emerging markets.•  Proven credibility with credit and risk functions, having effectively chaired credit and investment review committees.•  Ability and willingness to make decisions, take accountability, and hold others accountable for results.•  Proven track record of managing and motivating staff across different locations, making staff development a high priority. •  Demonstrated ability to assemble diverse, high-performing teams in a dynamic and multicultural environment.•  Capacity to build strong client relationships that lead to results-oriented and development-focused partnerships.•  Excellent people management skills and openness to feedback and new ideas, and ability to guide staff to solutions. •  Recognized as a team player, leader, strategic thinker, and thought leader, who models the highest ethical standards in his/her actions. •  Strong written and verbal communication skills.•  Ability to represent IFC externally and to develop and manage relationships with clients, government, media, donors, and other stakeholders. •  Meet 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. WBG Leadership Values & Managerial Behavior•  Leadership of Self: Role model the change and values for WBG; Demonstrate courage of convictions, ownership and self-mastery within the organization in accordance with our values.•  People Leadership: Lead and inspire staff to perform and deliver for better results; Help others achieve their fullest potential through coaching and mentorship.•  Strategic Vision and Innovation: Ability to appreciate broad macroeconomic risks that impact financial markets and develop innovative approaches to manage and mitigate those risks, particularly in FCS countries.•  Collaborative Leadership: Be mutually accountable for entire WBG's corporate targets and success; Work across WBG and with clients and partners to achieve better results.•  Client Solutions Leadership: Be the leading provider of development solutions for country clients; Provide leadership in both knowledge generation and knowledge sharing.•  Decisive Leadership: Take informed risks and make decisions in a transparent manner resulting in transformative impact for clients; Commit to decisions once they have been made.•  WBG 5 Managerial Competencies: Courage of your convictions; Leading Teams for impact; Influencing across boundaries; Fostering openness to new ideas; and Building talent for the future.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. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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22/05/2024
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Associate Investment Officer - GF

Uzbekistan, Tashkent , Tashkent

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org Private sector financial development is essential to the promotion of successful and sustainable economies in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Sound and efficient financial markets can ensure that resources are allocated where they are most productive, assisting job creation and spurring economic growth. IFC's goal is to prioritize investment in the financial sector because it promotes development in all other sectors.The Financial Institutions Group (FIG), one of IFC's industry departments, supports projects in numerous financial sub sectors, partners with local financial institutions, develops domestic and regional equity and debt markets and introduces new financing instruments. 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. The goal is to develop efficient financial systems that will increase financial inclusion and fuel economic growth in client countries and enhance IFC's developmental impact. FIG's Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia, and Turkey (MCT) team is based across the region with main hubs and locations in Istanbul, Dubai, Karachi, and Amman. The team members work on both new business development and processing, and portfolio management across the region.The FIG MCT team is seeking to hire an Associate Investment Officer based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to help grow and develop investment business in the Central Asia and Türkiye sub-region of MCT. Roles and ResponsibilitiesSpecific responsibilities include but are not limited to:•  Demonstrate a thorough understanding of banking, financial institutions, and related industry knowledge•  Help the FIG MCT team develop and evaluate a pipeline of good quality investment opportunities. Identify and evaluate opportunities to increase the social development impact of new or portfolio projects•  Contribute to the processing of transactions, including the development of appropriate financial structures for transactions•  Become a member of the team, which structures, negotiates and closes new transactions, capital increases, equity sales, as necessary, with a strong focus on client and asset quality (includes evaluating new opportunities, processing mandates, due diligence, negotiating term sheets and other documents)•  Support investment transactions as required from initiation, due diligence, internal approvals, processing and negotiations of debt and equity investment, actively handling key work and coordinating work of other team members from across multiple departments•  Take responsibility for the proactive management of multiple portfolio investments•  Conduct sector-specific data analysis and stress-testing of variousoperating models, as needed, to help generate ideas for new projects, new products, and platform businesses Selection Criteria•  MBA or equivalent MA level qualification with specialization in finance•  At least 5+ years' working experience in finance and banking with a proven track-record of supporting the origination, structuring, and closing processes of investments, along with portfolio supervision work, as well as client relationship management•  Demonstrated sound business judgment, problem solving skills, strong financial and credit knowledge (debt and equity)•  Financial modeling skills•  Client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on clients' needs effectively•  Ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries•  Strong inter-personal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds•  Highly motivated, committed to highest ethical standards•  Genuine commitment to sustainable development•  Ability and willingness to travel frequently is required•  Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are an absolute must, including a demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and tactfully to a variety of audiences; fluency in Urdu would be a plus for this role World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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22/05/2024
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Associate Investment Officer - GF

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. The Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS) Africa Department is recruiting an Associate Investment Officer to join the Manufacturing team, which is responsible for sourcing and executing investment transactions in the manufacturing sectors.The Associate Investment Officer will be based in Dakar, Senegal and will report to the relevant Manufacturing Manager in the MAS Africa Department. Duties and AccountabilitiesThe Associate Investment Officer will work closely with colleagues in the region and in Washington, DC, on business development, transaction execution, portfolio supervision, and client relationship management. The responsibilities include but are not limited to:•  Develop a thorough understanding of the relevant sector and support team in developing strong relationships with key counterparts in the private and public sector as well as development partners.•  Proactively identify potential investment partners and opportunities based on industry experience, reputation, market potential, financial capability, and strategic fit.•  Assess the attractiveness of specific investment opportunities with a strong focus on credit quality and development impact and make recommendations to IFC's management.•  Execute loan, equity, and mezzanine financings including processing mandates, conduct due diligence, structuring deals, negotiate terms and documentation, arrange syndications, and process internal approvals.•  Work closely across departments to support the development and implementation of relevant sector strategies (including country strategies, SCDs, CPSDs, etc).•  Work closely with IFC's specialists to manage environmental, social, technical, legal, insurance, corporate governance, and other risks in projects and champion IFC's sustainability offerings to clients.•  Monitor clients' compliance with the terms of investment agreements, prepare timely supervision reports, identify early warning signs, and, when necessary, formulate/implement strategies for work-outs, restructurings or rescheduling.•  Provide high quality client service throughout the project cycle from transaction sourcing and processing to supervision. Selection Criteria•  MBA, Master's degree in Finance or equivalent;•  At least 4+ years of work experience for a major commercial or investment bank with significant emerging markets presence, an international financial institution or a private equity firm.•  Experience in investment transaction, with proven success in developing client relationships as well as sourcing, negotiating, structuring and closing quality investments.•  Knowledge of and experience in emerging markets a plus (particularly in Africa)•  Strong business judgment in identifying potential business partners.•  Strong financial and credit skills; sound business judgment and demonstrated ability to structure a variety of financial instruments (debt and equity).•  Client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on client needs effectively.•  Ability to interact directly and independently with the senior management of clients, financial and technical partners as well as senior government officials;•  Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries and to build networks across the region, including the ability to mentor and coach others to achieve results.•  Excellent organizational, administrative, and time management skills.•  Proven ability to work independently and deliver promptly and efficiently under pressure and meet tight deadlines.•  Willingness to travel extensively and geographic flexibility.•  Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. French language skills strongly preferred, fluency in other languages a plus. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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22/05/2024
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Associate Investment Officer - GF

Pakistan, Sindh , Karachi

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. Private sector financial development is essential to the promotion of successful and sustainable economies in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Sound and efficient financial markets can ensure that resources are allocated where they are most productive, assisting job creation and spurring economic growth. IFC's goal is to prioritize investment in the financial sector because it promotes development in all other sectors.The Financial Institutions Group (FIG), one of IFC's industry departments, supports projects in numerous financial sub-sectors, partners with local financial institutions, develops domestic and regional equity and debt markets, and introduces new financing instruments. 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. The goal is to develop efficient financial systems that will increase financial inclusion and fuel economic growth in client countries and enhance IFC's developmental impact.  FIG's Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia, and Turkey (MCT) team is based across the region with main hubs and locations in Istanbul, Dubai, Karachi, and Amman. The team members work on both new business development and processing, and portfolio management across the region. The FIG MCT team is seeking to hire an Associate Investment Officer based in Karachi, Pakistan to help grow and develop business, particularly in the Middle East, Pakistan, and Afghanistan sub-region of MCT. Roles and ResponsibilitiesSpecific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:•  Demonstrate a thorough understanding of banking, financial institutions, and related industry knowledge•  Help the FIG MCT team develop and evaluate a pipeline of good-quality investment opportunities. Identify and evaluate opportunities to increase the social development impact of new or portfolio projects•  Contribute to the processing of transactions, including the development of appropriate financial structures for transactions•  Become a member of the team, that structures, negotiates, and closes new transactions, capital increases, and equity sales, as necessary, with a strong focus on client and asset quality (includes evaluating new opportunities, processing mandates, due diligence, negotiating term sheets and other documents)•  Support investment transactions as required from initiation, due diligence, internal approvals, processing and negotiations of debt and equity investment, actively handling key work and coordinating work of other team members from across multiple departments •  Take responsibility for the proactive management of multiple portfolio investments•  Conduct sector-specific data analysis and stress-testing of various operating models, as needed, to help generate ideas for new projects, new products, and platform businesses Selection Criteria•  MBA or equivalent MA level qualification with specialization in finance•  At least 5+ years' working experience in finance and banking with a proven track record of supporting the origination, structuring, and closing processes of investments, along with portfolio supervision work, as well as client relationship management•  Demonstrated sound business judgment, problem-solving skills, and strong financial and credit knowledge (debt and equity)•  Financial modeling skills•  Client relationship skills, track record, and ability to focus on clients' needs effectively•  Ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries•  Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds•  Highly motivated, committed to the highest ethical standards•  Genuine commitment to sustainable development•  Ability and willingness to travel frequently is required•  Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are an absolute must, including a demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and tactfully to a variety of audiences; fluency in Urdu would be a plus for this role World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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22/05/2024
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Principal/Chief Credit Risk Officer - GH

Singapore, Singapore , Singapore

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.The successful candidate would join IFC's Investment and Credit Risk Department (CIRIC), part of the Risk and Financial Sustainability Vice-presidency. CIRIC is responsible for providing an independent risk-reward assessment for all new investment transactions and material portfolio events and providing clearance for such transactions at various stages of the investment cycle.Principal/Chief Credit Officers are specialized and experienced risk professionals that are part of the independent risk oversight system. They are responsible for reviewing and approving investment proposals and material portfolio actions submitted by the IFC's Investment and portfolio teams. In addition, working with investment teams on identifying and mitigating credit and equity risk, they ensure that the investment transactions meet IFC's minimum investment standards as required by any applicable policies, procedures, or guidelines, as well as the risk appetite established by senior management.They also play an essential role in maintaining an investment culture within IFC by disseminating credit and equity expertise and best practice through various knowledge management activities.IFC is now seeking a Principal/Chief Credit Officer to join its Investment and Credit Risk Department. This professional will cover the Financial Institutions, Structured Finance, Funds and potential support MAS and INR in Asia Pacific Region. 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 new transactions and portfolio monitoring and representing CIRIC on different Committees and Working Groups.This role requires a thorough understanding of emerging markets, sector dynamics, financial modeling and projections, credit risk, equity valuation, legal structuring, and financial instruments and applying this understanding to identify the benefits and potential risks of existing and new transactions.Candidates will also be expected to have a demonstrated track record of executing transactions and substantial knowledge and expertise in investments.This role requires a thorough understanding of a diverse range of products, transaction structuring, macroeconomic drivers, sector dynamics, best market practices, financial modeling, valuation, synthesis capacity, portfolio monitoring, and application of these understandings to identify business opportunities and potential risks existing and new transactions.The Principal/Chief Credit Officer (CO) will be based in Singapore, and report to the relevant Regional Chief Risk Officer. Duties and Accountabilities:•  Represent CIRIC on the Investment Committees, Portfolio Committees, and on different working groups.•  Provide an objective and independent risk assessment in approving and monitoring transactions, while meeting the Standard Level Agreements included in the "Credit Client Service Framework."•  As a "second pair of eyes" to investment teams, s/he will be available at all stages of IFC's investment process (from Early Reviews to post-disbursement) to discuss potential issues with teams. S/he will be engaging business teams to discuss potential issues, including sponsor, market, regulatory environment, structure of the transaction, term-sheet and documentation, obligor/investee financial performance, compliance with covenants, identification, or portfolio trends, rating reviews, use of re-risking tools, etc.•  Assure IFC policies and best practices are implemented so that investment transactions and portfolios are contributing to IFC's financial and development goals.•  Assure IFC's risk appetite is clearly understood, that a proper risk-reward balance is achieved in transactions, and the quality of IFC's portfolio is maintained.•  Approve the initial credit risk rating and facility rating for new transactions and review sample portfolio ratings on an ongoing basis.•  Draw on (and share with staff) years of "hands-on" experience developing business relationships with borrowers and investees, structuring complex transactions, and maximizing financial and developmental returns on investments.•  Be a recognized thought leader and provide expert input to and identify vulnerabilities associated with all approved transactions as well as waivers and conditions. •  Identify risks and opportunities to ensure they are fully disclosed and understood throughout the approval process.•  Visit transaction teams and/or clients in key office locations to get a first-hand understanding of risks.•  Contribute to knowledge management activities through investment FAQs, supporting training programs, or other knowledge management activities.•  Participate in reviews and discussions of credit and equity standards, pricing, deal acceptance criteria, and business process improvement.•  Provide back-up for other Chief Credit Officers, to participate actively in departmental discussions of investment opportunities and challenges.•  Mentor more junior staff.•  Keep abreast of developments in equity market conditions in sectors and countries through an extensive network of contacts and regular visits.•  Advise the CIRIC Director and Regional Chief Risk Officer (RCRO) and Senior Management on transaction or portfolio developments, which could adversely affect IFC's asset quality, developmental impact, or future performance. Selection Criteria•  Advanced degree in finance, business, law, economics, international affairs, or similar fields.•  At least 10-15 years of experience working for a major international financial institution and involved in lending/investing in the diversified investments including least 5-10 years as a decision-maker with a positive track record.•  Knowledge and experience in Asia Pacific Region is desirable.•  Excellent written and verbal communication skills and fluency in English.•  Strong track record covering both debt and equity products, and thorough understanding of financial analysis, deal structuring and documentation.•  Strong track record of investment experience, superior business judgment, and independent thinker.•  Good "deal sense" based on demonstrated strong analytical skills and sound business judgment.•  Ability to work collaboratively across the organization with superior influencing and interpersonal skills, demonstrating the capacity to deliver results under stressful timetables and environment.•  Excellent negotiation skills and ability to seek innovative and constructive solutions to support IFC in achieving its financial and development goals.•  Capacity to manage and resolve conflicts constructively when stakes are high, and multiple stakeholders are involved, taking and standing by difficult decisions while communicating them in a way that creates understanding and buy-in from all stakeholders.•  Excellent people management skills and openness to feedback, new ideas, and the ability to guide staff to solutions to problems.•  Sound understanding of global and regional macroeconomic and geopolitical trends. •  Understanding of the markets being covered and develop relationships with counterparts in other organization. •  Self-starter requiring minimal supervision. Highest standards of integrity. Strong independence of thought and ability to express candid opinions.•  Recognized as a team player and a leader. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to build strong relationships across boundaries.•  Proven ability to work effectively under a complex matrix organization and multicultural environment.•  Effective Communicator. Ability to synthesize complex information. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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16/05/2024
international finance corporation

Operations Officer - GG

Mali, Bamako , Bamako

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org The WBG estimates that by 2030, half the world's extreme poor will live in countries characterized by fragility, conflict, and violence. In these settings, the private sector can help transform livelihoods by creating jobs, providing goods and services, generating tax revenues, and rebuilding infrastructure.  Fragile economies demand innovative approaches that go beyond country, regional, or sectoral strategies.In recognition of this, IFC has identified supporting stability and growth in fragile and conflict-affected situations as a top priority, pledging that 40 percent of its annual commitments will be in International Development Association-eligible (IDA) and Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations (FCS) countries by 2030.IFC's Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations (FCS) in Africa program is dedicated to developing and piloting innovative and integrated tools and approaches to enable IFC to scale up its engagement (investment and advisory services) in and across all fragile countries in Africa. The team helps IFC to deliver on its FCS commitments under the World Bank Group's Fragility, Conflict, and Violence (FCV) Strategy, and the 2018 Capital Increase Package. The FCS Africa team delivers through three main workstreams: (1) engagement with the domestic private sector; (2) developing approaches for economic inclusion in forced displacement settings and (3) delivering on conflict sensitivity by developing tools, piloting projects and integrating conflict sensitivity into projects in the region; and across all workstreams, building and sharing knowledge on private sector development in fragile situations. In order to increase the presence on the ground in key markets, the FCS Africa team is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Operations Officer to lead the regional fragility focused activities in West Africa (all FCS countries that fall under the Regional Director for West Africa). This position will report to the Chief Investment Officer and Head of Fragility, FCS Africa. The Operations Officer will be based in Mali or Burkina Faso. Duties and Accountabilities•  Coordinate all the FCS Africa engagements and work closely with FCS thematic leads and the regional, investment, advisory and specialist teams on key priorities for delivery on the three FCS workstreams in the region.•  Build strong relationships with the Upstream, Investment and Advisory teams by supporting them on developing projects with the domestic private sector in FCS. Key areas of support include the identification of key market level challenges that inhibit the development of domestic private sector, the collection of first-hand market intelligence on local corporates; the systematic capture of operational lessons to inform the development of knowledge products that benefit investment and advisory projects in FCS; early-stage business development with the domestic private sector for the Country Management Unit (CMU); screening; IDD and concept note development where appropriate. •  Leverage the Local Champions toolkit and approach and also pilot new approaches/partnerships for delivering on business development.•  Support IFC regional and industry teams in identifying opportunities and constraints to and piloting economic integration initiatives in forced displacement settings; leading diagnostics and scoping missions, development of knowledge products to support implementation of IFC's work in Forced Displacement (FDP) settings, piloting approaches; convening IFC teams and raising awareness externally around innovative FDP projects. •  Identify opportunities to develop and pilot tools and approaches specific to FCS markets in conjunction with industry and regional teams. Take the lead in developing opportunities to pilot these approaches to support delivery in FCS.•  Support the regional teams in developing and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders, including organizations working on forced displacement like the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), World Food Program (WFO), private companies, NGOs, financial institutions, and the World Bank.•  Support the delivery of conflict sensitivity approaches in operational projects, strategic WBG documents (e.g. Risk and Resilience Assessments, Country Private Sector Diagnostics) and screening/analytics. Coordinate incorporation of fragility lens in projects and programs implemented with the World Bank Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV) team in coordination with the FCS Africa Thematic Lead for Conflict Sensitivity, to develop a common approach to conflict sensitivity.•  Identify and screen advisory projects that may require AFI funding and work closely with the project teams to identify areas for inclusion of fragility expertise.•  Deliver on knowledge leadership products and events related to FCS projects. Convene industry and country teams to develop lessons learned and drive new FCS tools and approaches.  Core CompetenciesTechnical experience and expertise•  Demonstrated thematic knowledge on private sector development in FCS and significant high-level operational experience in FCS markets in Africa including refugee and/or conflict affected settings. Business Development and Market Creation•  Ability to analyze client, sector, and market data to design potential FCS solutions to create and unlock markets or improve sector and firm performance and develop pipeline of bankable projects.•  Demonstrated ability to engage with country offices to identify target clients in the domestic private sector. Support the roll out of the Local Champions approach.•  Demonstrate a broad understanding of sectors and industry drivers, latest trends and changes in FCS markets; show capacity to understand, enable, and participate in business development opportunities for multiple countries by demonstrating long-term perspective, open-mindedness.•  Demonstrate persistence, innovation, and ability to leverage all available FCS tools; show a good understanding of the roles and value-add of IFC and WBG in new markets. Project Support and Delivery•  Experience in conducting scoping and diagnostic engagements to identify potential needs of domestic private sector clients in FCS countries as the basis for developing a proposal or client recommendations and preparing necessary project documents for moderately complex projects. •  Experience engaging with peers, including industry, sector, product, and ES&G specialists as well as legal, M&E, and finance staff, to integrate FCS considerations into proposed projects to improve concept and project approvability.  Relationships •  Demonstrate ability to lead client meetings, share industry best practices, and engage with client management to troubleshoot project issues.•  Demonstrate skills in managing relationships with stakeholders internally and externally as well as development partners to understand their interests and build support for client engagement work. Working with WB•  Show ability to interact effectively with working level WBG staff and participate in collaborative interventions and projects that enable private sector investment by exercising sensitivity to differences in corporate cultures, priorities, and operating practices and requirements. Selection Criteria•  Master's degree in a related field and at least 10–12 years of relevant experience.•  Extensive experience working in a challenging business environment including refugee situations and/or conflict affected countries will be a distinct advantage.•  Self-starter, mature and flexible personality; able to work in a multicultural, fast-paced team environment.•  A team player with outstanding people management skills, ability to work with colleagues from different teams who are not reporting to him/her and achieve outstanding results while meeting tight deadline and maintaining strong client service orientation.•  Strong analytical and presentation skills working with data using standard office software Excel, Word, Powerpoint.•  Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and French. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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16/05/2024
international finance corporation

Manager, CNTFO - GH

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.The Risk & Finance Vice Presidency Unit (CRFVP) helps to ensure that IFC is sufficiently profitable and capitalized to sustain and grow its operations through prudent risk management at the corporate, portfolio, project, and client levels. It sets best practice standards in risk management to drive sustainable private sector development in emerging markets. CRFVP works in partnership with other IFC Vice Presidential Units to ensure IFC meets its corporate objectives.The Controllers Department (CNT) is housed within CRFVP and is the IFC's key leader responsible for reporting on financial matters to IFC's senior leadership and board of directors.  Within CNT, the Financial Operations Division (CNTFO) has overall responsibility for recording, servicing, and providing post-commitment support for the private sector loan, guarantee, short term finance products and programs, equity investments, and donor funds.  The CNTFO team is based in Washington DC (HQ) and Chennai, India, and delivers its work program in a follow-the-sun model which ensures that support operations are successfully delivered.We are seeking a Manager for the Financial Operations division (CNTFO). The position is based in Washington, DC, where the Manager serves as a key member of the CNT Leadership team. The CNTFO Manager has approximately 68 staff, consultants and contractors under their purview operating from Washington DC and Chennai, India.  The Manager will report directly to the Director and Controller, CNTDR department.People Management skills, a vision for automation, efficiency and modernization of products, services and processes, and a robust client and stakeholder management orientation are essential characteristics for success in this position. Duties & Responsibilities:The selected individual will be responsible for effectively managing a large and diverse team of technical staff, consultants, and contractors located in Washington DC and Chennai, India, to deliver the CNTFO work program.  Will play a leading role in creating an enabling environment that supports and facilitates streamlining, automation and innovation of processes, procedures and systems, as well as for strengthening the control environment.  Will provide guidance and direction to the multifunctional units encompassing the processing, settlement, control, and accounting for all IFC's investment products including:  loan-related investment activities, equity and custody operations, blended finance and donor-trust-funds activities, trade and supply chain finance, special operations, debt securities, guarantees, and risk mitigation products. This individual will work towards ensuring strong collaboration and integration within the CNTFO team and the CNT department overall.  Will also engage in strong stakeholder engagement to build trusting relationships with our internal and external clients and business partners.  The selected individual will be responsible for maintaining high standards of team performance and the professional development of all staff members in achieving CNTFO's strategic objectives relating to internal and external client services, processing efficiency, and quality. Specific Responsibilities include: • Lead the 42-person Washington DC-based CNTFO division providing direction and support to front line supervisors and the team overall.• Co-lead the 26-person CNTFC Chennai, India staff, functions and activities. • Manage delivery of CNTFO's work program, identify and adopt/adapt best practices related to the support of IFC's investments in the current environment, and anticipate future trends.• Manage and provide oversight for the delivery of integrated accounting and financial support services for IFC's loan, syndicated loan, quasi-equity (e.g.: debt securities, subordinated loans), trade and supply chain finance, short-term finance, guarantees, received-guarantees, and donor-funded portfolios. • Effectively manage financial and human resources based on sound workforce planning and budgeting practices.• Provide leadership in the implementation of the new loan system, and actively participate in key institutional system initiatives such as: Core Operational Systems Renewal, ERP replacement and Quantum upgrade to Swift ISO20022.• Identify and implement process standardization and simplification, productivity improvements, and control enhancement initiatives that improve service quality, timeliness, cost effectiveness, and reduce operational risk.• Lead the development of units capable of supporting IFC's transaction growth by improving and automating processes and controls, reducing volume sensitivity, and introducing straight-through-processing automation and developing, implementing, and maintaining best practice processing and settlement controls associated with CNTFO's investment portfolios. • Employ strong stakeholder engagement and outreach practices to build trusting relationships with clients and key stakeholders.• Provide guidance and operational support to Investment, Treasury, Legal, Private Sector Development Vice Presidencies in the development and operationalization of new investment transactions and client products, and development and roll-out of corporate initiatives. • Maintain customer service standards and metrics, and facilitate effective internal and external communications.  People and Talent Management:• Lead, motivate and mentor staff. • Foster a positive and respectful work culture, teamwork, innovation, and client orientation. • Create an enabling work environment that fosters strong talent management, professional development and learning for staff, and build a pipeline of talent to meet future business needs – future leaders.• Contribute to establishing effective performance reviews and reward mechanisms within CNTFO. Selection Criteria• Advanced degree (MBA or equivalent) in finance or business experience.• Professional accounting certification (CA, CPA, ACCA or equivalent)• 12 years or more of relevant work experience in the accounting/finance field. Experience with an international accounting firm, Fortune 500 corporation, is a plus.• Successful track record of achieving high quality results, managing relevant financial operations, and delivering client value-added services to meet team and departmental objectives.• Experience with high volume transaction processing operations in a multi-currency, multiple location global environment.• Demonstrated experience in efficiency improvements that increase quality, controls, and timeliness of service.• Experience implementing technology enabled process improvements and innovations.• Demonstrated experience in building and leading teams, including managing, motivating staff across different locations, multi-cultural backgrounds and serving multi-disciplinary stakeholders.• Proven ability to manage large and complex system projects.• Proven project management skills and aptitude for coordination and facilitation of teams.• Proven ability to conceptualize, design and implement innovative solutions and challenge the status quo to support the business. Knowledge and Skills:• Knowledge of US GAAP or IFRS.• Knowledge of COSO and internal controls practices.• Knowledge of IFC's Investment Operations, organization, systems, and processes is a plus.• Pro-activity, collaborative problem-solving skills, client responsiveness and pragmatism.• Relationship management cutting across functions, with a focus on client service and stakeholder management.• Collaboration and negotiation skills, managing tradeoffs at senior levels with diverse stakeholders. Abilities:• Seasoned leader with proven ability to build and nurture productive teams.• Proven ability to build and leverage strong stakeholder relationships across multiple business units and functions towards achievement of collective goals.• Outstanding interpersonal, diplomatic, influencing and partnership skills. • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and concisely and speak persuasively.• Superior level of resourcefulness and ability to work with considerable autonomy through the whole spectrum of activities from the strategic level to the resolution of specific issues. • Demonstrated strategic thinking skills and ability to engage in a substantive dialogue on complex issues and corporate priorities.• Ability to collaborate closely within the World Bank Group and with other multi-lateral development banks, financial institutions and banks.• Ability to represent IFC externally and to develop and manage relationships with clients, vendors, government representatives, and other stakeholders. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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16/05/2024
international finance corporation

Investment Officer - GF

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

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.IFC is on a growth strategy (IFC 3.0) to stimulate more investment activity, especially in Low Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict-affected States (FCS). This strategy calls for cultivating future investment opportunities by working "Upstream" to create and expand markets through designing projects and developing ideas that unlock investment opportunity. It requires taking a systematic approach to understanding the regulatory and sector bottlenecks that prevent the flow of private capital into productive investment in our member countries and addressing these bottlenecks through World Bank engagement on policy reforms and programmatic interventions at the country and sector level. It also requires capacity to leverage WBG programs and projects to (i) develop our own proactive sector interventions and (ii) to imagine and design projects even in the absence of reforms.IFC's Disruptive Technologies and Funds Group ("CDF") invests in digital economy focused private sector companies and it takes a lifecycle approach to investment to accelerate development and growth: CDF has a successful track record of equity investments in start-up accelerators, venture capital and growth equity and working with the larger IFC group to support businesses from seed to scale. CDF is unique for both its regional and global perspective on venture and growth equity, long-term approach to investments, and ability to leverage the resources of the entire World Bank Group towards value creation.CDF has an upstream team that drives the upstream mandate to incubate opportunities, focus resources, and coordinate initiatives across IFC and the World Bank to create new markets in a digitally driven economy. The unit aims to create a multiyear pipeline of investments / projects that accelerate the ability of IFC to meet its strategic development goals.IFC is seeking an Investment Officer for the Disruptive Technologies and Funds team to be based in Washington DC to join the team in building the Upstream program for CDF. The selected candidate will focus on developing high-quality Upstream pipeline in partnership with teams across IFC and the World Bank. S/he will also support policy work and other interventions across the World Bank Group to prioritize various initiatives and to maximize the impact of Upstream efforts. The position will report to the CDF Global Upstream Lead.  Roles & Responsibilities: • Develop a strong pipeline of good quality direct equity upstream investment opportunities for CDF through proactive origination/business development, developing and employing sector/country knowledge, and working closely with CDF investment origination teams across the world.• Develop early-stage fund investment opportunities in underserved venture capital markets by working with the World Bank, public sector counterparts, and Fund investment (including Startup Catalyst) colleagues.• Develop a pipeline of equity and debt upstream investment opportunities for IFC-wide investment by working with colleagues across all IFC Industries.• Support on digital ecosystem building work to create pathways for private investment by collaborating with World Bank and public sector stakeholders on initiatives related to digital public infrastructure and digital skills.• Leverage business intelligence tools to build data-driven solutions for business development and CDF needs (experience with Power BI is a plus) • Contribute to the development of market feasibility assessments, implementation strategies, market entry plans for Upstream projects that unlock IFC investment.  • Help spot game-changing trends, technologies and business models that can create impact and business opportunity in emerging markets. • Work with the World Bank to analyze sector and regulatory reforms that are needed to unlock opportunities for private investment.• Produce regular reports on the assigned Upstream portfolio including monitoring progress against project milestones and KPIs. • Contribute to sector-specific data analysis and stress-testing of various operating models to help generate ideas for new projects, new products and platform businesses.  Selection Criteria• Master's degree or equivalent professional qualification in Business, Finance, Economics, International Relations, Science, Engineering, or other relevant field. • 6-8 years of relevant experience in entrepreneurship ecosystem development, project development, hands-on advisory and/or consulting functions in emerging markets relating to catalyzing investment opportunity. • Experience in strategy consulting, value creation and business development for technology companies is preferred.• Experience with data tools (including Power BI and SQL) is preferred.• Candidate should have demonstrable experience working with startup companies or/and early-stage technology ecosystems.• Genuine commitment to development and to the World Bank Group and IFC's mission, strategy and values. • Understanding of IFC's strategic priorities and changing business model against the backdrop of IFC 3.0. • Demonstrated capacity to innovate and challenge the status quo and experience in new idea generation, business development, and creating projects/programs from scratch.   • Understanding of digital economy and emerging technologies in high-growth economies and ability to link policy reforms, advisory interventions, investment, and mobilization to deliver solutions at a country level via the Cascade approach.  • Ability to engage with private sector clients, local and national governments, and other stakeholders to encourage pioneering business and market development. • Experience in project/program management, including executing against implementation plans with defined business development milestones.  • Experience in monitoring and reporting on a portfolio of projects/programs/initiatives. • Outstanding analytical and critical thinking skills. • Strong written and verbal communications skills in English. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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16/05/2024
international finance corporation

Investment Officer - GF

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

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.IFC is on a growth strategy (IFC 3.0) to stimulate more investment activity, especially in Low Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict-affected States (FCS). This strategy calls for cultivating future investment opportunities by working "Upstream" to create and expand markets through designing projects and developing ideas that unlock investment opportunity. It requires taking a systematic approach to understanding the regulatory and sector bottlenecks that prevent the flow of private capital into productive investment in our member countries and addressing these bottlenecks through World Bank engagement on policy reforms and programmatic interventions at the country and sector level. It also requires capacity to leverage WBG programs and projects to (i) develop our own proactive sector interventions and (ii) to imagine and design projects even in the absence of reforms.IFC's Disruptive Technologies and Funds Group ("CDF") invests in digital economy focused private sector companies and it takes a lifecycle approach to investment to accelerate development and growth: CDF has a successful track record of equity investments in start-up accelerators, venture capital and growth equity and working with the larger IFC group to support businesses from seed to scale. CDF is unique for both its regional and global perspective on venture and growth equity, long-term approach to investments, and ability to leverage the resources of the entire World Bank Group towards value creation.CDF has an upstream team that drives the upstream mandate to incubate opportunities, focus resources, and coordinate initiatives across IFC and the World Bank to create new markets in a digitally driven economy. The unit aims to create a multiyear pipeline of investments / projects that accelerate the ability of IFC to meet its strategic development goals.IFC is seeking an Investment Officer for the Disruptive Technologies and Funds team to be based in Washington DC to join the team in building the Upstream program for CDF. The selected candidate will focus on developing high-quality Upstream pipeline in partnership with teams across IFC and the World Bank. S/he will also support policy work and other interventions across the World Bank Group to prioritize various initiatives and to maximize the impact of Upstream efforts. The position will report to the CDF Global Upstream Lead.  Roles & Responsibilities: • Develop a strong pipeline of good quality direct equity upstream investment opportunities for CDF through proactive origination/business development, developing and employing sector/country knowledge, and working closely with CDF investment origination teams across the world.• Develop early-stage fund investment opportunities in underserved venture capital markets by working with the World Bank, public sector counterparts, and Fund investment (including Startup Catalyst) colleagues.• Develop a pipeline of equity and debt upstream investment opportunities for IFC-wide investment by working with colleagues across all IFC Industries.• Support on digital ecosystem building work to create pathways for private investment by collaborating with World Bank and public sector stakeholders on initiatives related to digital public infrastructure and digital skills.• Leverage business intelligence tools to build data-driven solutions for business development and CDF needs (experience with Power BI is a plus) • Contribute to the development of market feasibility assessments, implementation strategies, market entry plans for Upstream projects that unlock IFC investment.  • Help spot game-changing trends, technologies and business models that can create impact and business opportunity in emerging markets. • Work with the World Bank to analyze sector and regulatory reforms that are needed to unlock opportunities for private investment.• Produce regular reports on the assigned Upstream portfolio including monitoring progress against project milestones and KPIs. • Contribute to sector-specific data analysis and stress-testing of various operating models to help generate ideas for new projects, new products and platform businesses.  Selection Criteria• Master's degree or equivalent professional qualification in Business, Finance, Economics, International Relations, Science, Engineering, or other relevant field. • 6-8 years of relevant experience in entrepreneurship ecosystem development, project development, hands-on advisory and/or consulting functions in emerging markets relating to catalyzing investment opportunity. • Experience in strategy consulting, value creation and business development for technology companies is preferred.• Experience with data tools (including Power BI and SQL) is preferred.• Candidate should have demonstrable experience working with startup companies or/and early-stage technology ecosystems.• Genuine commitment to development and to the World Bank Group and IFC's mission, strategy and values. • Understanding of IFC's strategic priorities and changing business model against the backdrop of IFC 3.0. • Demonstrated capacity to innovate and challenge the status quo and experience in new idea generation, business development, and creating projects/programs from scratch.   • Understanding of digital economy and emerging technologies in high-growth economies and ability to link policy reforms, advisory interventions, investment, and mobilization to deliver solutions at a country level via the Cascade approach.  • Ability to engage with private sector clients, local and national governments, and other stakeholders to encourage pioneering business and market development. • Experience in project/program management, including executing against implementation plans with defined business development milestones.  • Experience in monitoring and reporting on a portfolio of projects/programs/initiatives. • Outstanding analytical and critical thinking skills. • Strong written and verbal communications skills in English. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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16/05/2024
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Resident Representative - GG

Cambodia, Phnom Penh , Phnom Penh

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.The Resident Representative will co-lead business development for investment, upstream, and advisory services along with industries and other responsible teams while overseeing all aspects of IFC business in-country. S/he will support sector teams in executing transactions and handling portfolio projects. S/he will build and maintain strong relationships with counterparts across the World Bank Group, the private sector and high-level representatives of Cambodian government, as well as with development partners and non-governmental organizations to maximize the impact of IFC's in Cambodia. Duties and Accountabilities:•  Manage all aspects of IFC's operations in Cambodia under the direction of the Country Manager based in Hanoi, in close collaboration with Regional Industry Departments and colleagues across the World Bank Group. •  Lead development and ensure implementation of IFC's strategy for Cambodia, and represent IFC on all joint WBG products and initiatives (eg. CPFs, Country Climate Development Report). •  Develop new investment and advisory/upstream opportunities, in close collaboration with Regional Industry Departments and in-line with IFC's country strategy and Country Partnership Framework.•  Coordinate integrated delivery of investment and advisory/upstream services to create new market opportunities, grow IFC's investment program and increase impact.•  Establish and maintain working level relationships across IFC, other WBG organizations, government agencies, development partners and others to support IFC operations in country to maximize outreach and impact. •  Develop and execute IFC's communications strategy with support from regional communications team.•  Manage administrative and logistical operations of the country office.•  Share accountability for the quality and performance of the country portfolio.•  Oversee or supervise assigned staff and consultants, helping to develop staff and members of the broader team through mentoring, coaching, and providing on-the-job learning opportunities.•  Ensure quality control of work products, and efficient and effective use of resources.•  Contribute to Mekong, EAP and corporate initiatives as requested. Selection Criteria•  Master's degree in a related field and at least 8–12 years of relevant experience in business, finance or economics. Relevant experience could include a proven track record in business consulting or investment banking, and/or operational/technical experience in specific sector relevant to Cambodia. •  Strong business development skills, able to identify and assess opportunities for collaboration on high-impact projects and recognize potential investments based on a good understanding of IFC (investment and advisory), and WBG products and project requirements.•  Proven analytical, financial, credit, integrity assessment, and business skills as well as strategic perspective to intuitively recognize project viability and attractiveness early on, identify portfolio management vulnerabilities, and determine best approaches for managing complex transaction and portfolio risks.•  Excellent relationship, collaboration, and representation skills to lead and coordinate IFC program working effectively with IFC industry and other departments, government counterparts, development partners and others.•  Capacity to lead negotiations, find common ground and reach viable agreements among clients and different stakeholders to support IFC operations in-country.•  Excellent judgement and ability to develop and leverage strong local networks to guide teams on local political economy issues, reputational and other risks, market dynamics, and regulatory structures and constraints. •  Strong written and verbal communication skills in English with local language skills a distinct advantage. •  Demonstrated country knowledge including politics, history, social dynamics, culture, economics, local markets, regional context and regulatory frameworks.•  Broad knowledge of sectors and industries within Cambodia, including their viability for market growth, and market challenges as well as implications of environmental and social sustainability issues, and how sector dynamics may evolve and influence IFC operations. •  Excellent people management skills and openness to feedback and new ideasThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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GrowAfrica Internship Program

Nigeria, Lagos , Lagos

A.  Background of IFCThe International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is a leader in sustainable investment in emerging markets. IFC promotes private sector development and economic growth to reduce poverty and improve people's lives. IFC works to help achieve the World Bank Group's overarching goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and stimulating shared prosperity in every developing nation. To understand its impact, IFC has developed a results measurement system and a cohort of staff who specialize in helping operational colleagues understand and articulate the development impact of their projects.At the project level, IFC sets out to achieve concrete, measurable internal development targets that are specified at the design phase and, if needed, reviewed from time to time. These targets are linked to IFC's corporate development goals. Progress towards achieving these targets is continuously tracked by its monitoring system, after which evaluative approaches using multiple methods to assess the longer-term impact of interventions are employed. This deliberate, systematic approach allows IFC to track the progress of its projects throughout their life cycle, and incorporate lessons learned into operations to improve future goal setting and project design. It also helps IFC to become more results-focused and to improve its transparency and accountability to stakeholders.Through the business it does with its private sector clients, IFC's priorities in Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS) are: (i) increasing productivity and access to goods and services, while protecting the environment, supporting low carbon growth and enhancing resilience to climate change related impacts; (ii) making IFC the preferred financing partner of choice for targeted clients, in part through its world-class industry expertise; (iii) supporting select local companies to grow while improving their transparency, efficiency and sustainable competitiveness; (iv) catalyzing foreign investment, including mobilizing B loans and parallel loans; and (v) developing client, sector and country-level solutions that can be scaled and replicated with a special focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation. B. Project BackgroundsGrowAfrica is looking for six (6) interns to work on  Upstream and Advisory projects that  aim to reduce the operational risks of the IFC investment projects through strengthening supply chains, addressing food security, increasing collaboration with the World Bank, building the capacities of farmers, improving product traceability, improving food safety, etc. By participating in these projects, interns will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the agriculture industry and gain valuable experience in the field. The Interns will work under the overall supervision of the Project Leader and the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator.GrowAfrica Project 1: Expanding the capacity of an Agri-commodity trader to increase its sourcing from farmersGrowAfrica Project 2: Promoting sustainable agricultural practices and improving business management processes for coffee farmers in UgandaGrowAfrica Project 3: Promoting agriculture production, specifically in the poultry and coffee sectors in AngolaGrowAfrica Project 4: Increasing productivity through training and establishing a reliable supply chain to revive the cotton sector in Mozambique.GrowAfrica Project 5: Developing a food security heatmap to guide and inform the identification of investment opportunities for IFC in Africa that will reduce dependency on imports across the continentGrowAfrica Project 6: Identifying, engaging, and collaborating with the World Bank operations that benefit from IFC's experience working with the private sector C. Objectives of the Internship The IFC MAS GrowAfrica Intern Program is designed to provide a platform for qualified graduate students to bridge their academic knowledge and professional practices, facilitating a smooth transition into careers. GrowAfrica will also offer them hands-on opportunities to contribute to agribusiness development in Africa with an opportunity for them to improve their own skills in agribusiness project delivery and benefit from a dynamic learning experience with other several expectations including:Skill Development: Interns will be expected to enhance their technical, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills crucial for professional growth.Industry Insights: Interns will gain an understanding of industry practices, trends, and challenges, broadening their perspectives.Networking: Interns will interact with professionals, mentors, and peers, building valuable connections for future opportunities.Feedback and Learning: Interns will receive constructive feedback to improve performance and develop a growth mindset.Adaptability: Interns will cultivate adaptability by being exposed to diverse situations and work environments.Project Involvement: Interns will participate in projects, contributing meaningfully to IFC's goals and improving their knowledge in the dynamics of agricultural supply chain.Resume Boost: Internship experience enhances their resumes, setting them apart in the competitive job market. D. Scope of the AssignmentsThe Interns are expected to:•  Assist the Project Coordinator in coordinating/facilitating the training of farmers on Good Agricultural Practices by Robust Agronomists,•  Assist the Project Coordinator in coordinating/facilitating the training and coaching of Licensed Buying Agents on good record keeping and traceability of sesame supply chain by Robust Agronomists,•  Support the Project Coordinator to collect and maintain a database of relevant project documents and draft project reports,•  Support project planning and quantitative data collection to monitor & track project indicators,•  Monitor and update a risk register, drawing attention of Project Coordinator/Project Leader of any changes to the project risks,•  Assist in the establishment of demonstration sites in each of the eight Local Government Areas (LGA) for effective participatory learning by farmers,•  Assist in the supervision and guidance of farmers on the production of good quality declared seed for sale to sesame farmers under the Community Based Seed Production Programs,•  Support program team to prepare materials and content for major activities, launches, and media outreach by the Communications team,•  Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for planning and knowledge building,•  Contribute to the promotion and adoption of Sustainable Agro-ecological practices and technologies to smallholder sesame farmers,•  Contribute to the development of a heatmap for priority crops in Africa and contributing to data collection efforts and stakeholder engagements,•  Support the development of synergies with the World Bank by contributing to the design and implementation of World Bank operations,•  Assist in the coordination/facilitation of project meetings and field trips organized for stakeholders and project management to project sites, and•  Participate in other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Project Coordinator/Project Leader. Selection CriteriaE. Qualification Requirements•  Prefer master's or PhD, with at least two years of work experience. •  Studying agricultural with a specialization on crop-science, agriculture economy, agriculture science, agronomy, soil management, social science, economy, or any such relevant fields. Experience in specialized fields associated with the projects in Section B, Project Backgrounds, will be an added advantage.•  Ability to use initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines.•  Effective communication skills in multicultural, multi-lingual (at least English for all projects, Hausa for projects in Nigeria, Portuguese for Angola/Mozambique and French for projects in Senegal) environments and good ability to work effectively as part of a multicultural and diverse team.•  Adequate knowledge of the African agribusiness challenges, and opportunities.•  Clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgement and problem-solving competencies.•  Sound knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media. •  Ability to work independently or as a member of a team.•  Results-oriented and team player. •  Good interpersonal skills. F. RemunerationThe internship package will be structured as follows: •  Working hours will be no more than 40 hours per week, limited to a maximum of 160 hours a month. •  The internship stipend will be negotiated depending on the experience and qualifications. G. Expected Date of StartingThe expected date of start is 1 June – 31 July 2024 with a tenure of a Minimum of two months but not exceeding 6 months.H.  ReportingThe intern will report to the Project Leader (PL) and supervised directly by the Project Coordinator under each project.I. Confidentiality StatementAll data and information received from IFC for the purpose of this assignment are to be treated confidentially and are only to be used in connection with the execution of these Terms of Reference. All intellectual property rights arising from the execution of these Terms of Reference are assigned to IFC. The contents of the written materials obtained and used in this assignment may not be disclosed to any third parties without the expressed advance written authorization of IFC. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.IFC's Tourism, Retail and Property (TRP) team sits within the Health Education and Services (HES) Division. The TRP sector's business has been growing significantly and Tourism is an important sub-sector within TRP. IFC has played a key role in supporting this sector in developing countries and particularly during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The team works across the hotel and resort spectrum from business to leisure, luxury to budget, transient to extended stay, providing both project and corporate finance to large owner/operators as well as small players. In addition, the team also supports development and deployment of relevant advisory and upstream tools to strengthen private sector's capability and development impact and catalyze further investment in sector in the emerging markets – sustainability and finding new and innovative ways to meaningfully engage the sector is key.To support the growth of this business, IFC is recruiting a Tourism Sector Specialist with considerable practical experience in emerging markets in the sector. The Tourism Sector Specialist plays a key role in helping IFC to evaluate project investments in addition to advising on strategy, developing strategic relationships, supporting innovation and knowledge management, and playing their part in positioning IFC as a thought leader in this space. The successful candidate is expected to have rich strategic and operational experience in the tourism sector, preferably in operating and/or asset managing hotels in emerging markets, have sound business judgment, and be able to work in investment teams by providing expert opinion on the technical and operational aspects of investment proposals from across our global network. The selected candidate will be based in Washington DC and will work under the oversight of the Global Sector Manager. The position will have a global focus and ability to undertake regular travel commitments, is expected (primarily developing economies).Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a term appointment with a 12-month probation period (term contracts are usually 3 years with the potential for reappointment if all performance objectives are met and business case needs remain). Duties and Accountabilities:Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:•  Participate in business origination activities, build client networks and maintain client relationships;•  Appraise and assess the technical and commercial feasibility of potential projects and companies that are seeking an investment from IFC (including analysis of key areas such as business model, market, management, operations, and agreements with operators where applicable) and provide advice for project improvement and its long-term sustainability/feasibility. Preparation of detailed written reports with clear views on the technical and financial feasibility aspects of the proposed investment, supported by analyses of sponsors and the hotel market as well as precise considerations for IFC; •  Participate in portfolio management of existing projects while providing value-addition to our clients by providing expert advice to clients on key aspects of their operations and performance;•  Support the investment officers in developing comprehensive financial projections for all investment cases; •  Support the development and implementation of IFC's Tourism sector strategy both globally and regionally;•  Contribute to the development and internal and external dissemination of information, knowledge and benchmarking relevant to the tourism sector;  •  Engage and work with colleagues from across the World Bank Group. Provide input on various tourism technical assistance initiatives with IFC and the broader World Bank Group;•  Extract lessons learned from IFC investment projects and develop best practices to apply on future projects;•  Keep updated on and share as relevant with the team sectoral and industry news, trends and related developments;•  Hire and supervise consultants where needed to support IFC's work in tourism sector. Selection Criteria•  A Master's degree in a relevant field is required.•  20+ years of deep practical-based experience in the hotel industry, preferably on the hotel development/operational/asset management side or on the technical/consulting front in senior management roles (typically late/mature-career professionals). Preference will be given to candidates with solid experience in hotel development, project management, and hotel operations with a hotel owner-operator/developer-investor and/or a hotel chain;•  Experience in and knowledge of emerging trends in the sector and new business models such as online aggregators, hybrid models, sustainable tourism will be a plus;•  Ability to work across different geographies, cultures and organizations and on multiple projects simultaneously is required; Significant international exposure, including experience of working in developing countries, will be a key advantage;  •  Extremely flexible to meet the demanding global travel requirements of the job;•  Excellent communication skills in English. Knowledge of another major business language such as French or Spanish is an advantage;•  A strong sense of curiosity and the ability to work both in teams and independently would be strong attributes;•  Position requires sound business judgment to identify the strengths and weaknesses of tourism projects and to provide precise evaluation of technical, commercial, and managerial issues; and•  Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in detailed written reports (for example when assessing and appraising potential investment projects).•  Applications should be sent in English. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.  Cover letter should clearly describe the relevant results the candidate has delivered in prior positions, rather than simply listing responsibilities.  All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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