|Term Duration:||3 years 0 months|
|Recruitment Type:||Local Recruitment|
|Preferred Language(s):||Arabic |
|Closing Date:||11/19/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC|
IFCa member of the World Bank Groupis the largest globaldevelopment institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Wework in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence tocreate markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2022,IFC committed a record $32.8 billion to private companies and financialinstitutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the privatesector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapplewith the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org
The Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS) Africa Department isrecruiting anInvestment Officer to join theManufacturingteam,which is responsible for sourcing and executing investment transactions inthemanufacturingsectors.
TheInvestment Officer will be based in Cairo, Egypt,and will report to theManufacturingManager for Africa.
Duties and Accountabilities
The IO will work closely with colleagues in the region andin Washington, DC, on business development, transaction execution, portfoliosupervision, and client relationship management. The responsibilities includebut 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 IFCs 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 IFCs specialists to manage environmental, social, technical, legal, insurance, corporate governance, and other risks in projects and champion IFCs 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.
MBA, Masters degree in Finance or equivalent;
At least 5+ 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 North/North-East 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. Arabic language skills strongly preferred, fluency in other languages a plus
World Bank Group Core Competencies
The 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.
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