World Bank Group IFC 2020 Investment Analyst-FIG-Africa/MENA for young Professionals-See Details

    World Bank Group IFC 2020 Investment Analyst-FIG-Africa/MENA for young Professionals-Access Full Details Below

    Application Deadline: August 14th 2019

    IFC has embarked on an ambitious new strategy to stimulate more investment activity by Creating Markets, including in Low Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict Situations (FCS). This new strategy requires a shift in our approach to proactively create, deepen and expand markets and projects rather than waiting for clients to propose projects for IFC to finance. This strategy also relies on upstream work with Governments and World Bank colleagues to enable private sector solutions and financing. We call this approach the “Cascade.” Working with clients, we will first seek private sector solutions to address development challenges, where such solutions are advisable and can be effective, and reserve public financing for projects only when other options are suboptimal. 

    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

    is recruiting Investment Analysts to join the Investment and Portfolio
    Team, which originates, manages and monitors IFC’s financial sector
    investments in Africa and the Middle-East.

    These position can
    be based in one of the following offices Nairobi, Kenya, Johannesburg,
    South Africa, Lagos, Nigeria, Amman, Jordan, Cairo, Egypt, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Dakar, Senegal, Accra, Ghana

    recruits investment analysts globally on two-year term contracts
    extendable to a maximum of four years. Upon completion of their
    contracts, investment analysts typically leave to pursue a graduate
    degree or additional work experience.

    Duties & Accountabilities:

    • Ability to conduct market and industry research and analysis.
    • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail, thoughtful scenario analysis, and diligence in the quality of one’s own work.
    • Fully
      understands the financial aspects of investment or advisory
      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, DCF, 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 or advisory 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
    • 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.
    • Extract
      lessons of IFC’s earlier investments or advisory mandates and other
      evaluative work as relevant to provide input to the structuring of
      straightforward transactions

    Selection Criteria

    • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree;
    • Up to 3 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 markets;
    • Strong analytical and conceptual skills including corporate/project finance;
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing;
    • Fluency in English required, proficiency in additional languages is preferred.

    The World Bank
    Group values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates who are
    nationals of World Bank Group member countries to apply, regardless of
    gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation,
    or disability.  Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, and
    female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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