Job Vacancies International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Position: Operations Officer
Location: United States of America ( The )
Closing Date: Monday, 16 January 2012
Background / General description
Access to Finance – Responsible Finance Specialist IFC has played a critical role over the last two years in convening key partners and the broader international development community towards responsible finance. IFC’s Access to Finance (A2F) together with key counterparts at the Global Financial Markets Department is leading a joint AS-IS collaboration to play a thought leadership role in responsible finance, together with its strategic priority to scale up financial inclusion globally. IFC’s relationship with over 700 client financial institutions can help foster responsible finance best practices and operations with its partners/clients. Such an approach will further enhance IFC’s AS by: (1) deepening client market intelligence to feedback into product development; (2) complimenting risk management AS by helping clients build greater resiliency; and (3) strengthening their longer term sustainability, with a view towards balancing financial and social performance results. IFC will also be hosting in Spring 2012 the 3rd annual Responsible Finance Forum (RFF III), which is an inter-institutional community of practice founded in 2010 by IFC, BMZ and CGAP. We are seeking a highly dynamic Operations Officer with experience in responsible finance; this includes a broad understanding of financial inclusion, social performance management and operational and institutional best practices within microfinance, the banking community and broader relationship across the financial sector. He/ She will report to the IFC’s Global Head of Retail/Household & Microfinance Advisory Group, and be part of a global team responsible for asserting IFC s position as a knowledge leader and contributing to the design and implementation of best practice tools and standards. The position will be based in HQ (preferred) or IFC regional hub, and will support the global program through contribution to its thought leadership agenda, as well as the regional A2F teams through client work.
Duties and Accountabilities
Develop best practice case studies and in-depth reviews on responsible finance, consistent with strategic priorities within A2F and Global Financial Markets and in the context of IFC’s Development Goals (IDGs) to help promote a more balanced approach in achieving financial and social sustainability with IFC’s clients/partners globally;
Work jointly with investment and advisory colleagues across regions and at HQ to deepen IFC’s understanding of responsible finance practices as it relates to practical operations and alignment with internal investment and advisory processes;
Lead the execution of logistics, planning and implementation of the 3rd Responsible Finance Forum in Spring 2012;
Develop and implement dynamic feedback approaches/tools/learning; disseminate key think pieces on client/partner approaches to responsible finance; contribute to global dialogue with leading players in the international finance and development community; provide timely communication and updates through the Responsible Finance Forum web portal.
Masters degree or equivalent in business, finance, international development or related field, and a minimum of 5-8 years of relevant professional financial sector experience with emerging markets, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Demonstrated experience in microfinance, banking and/or SME finance institutions, with practical experience in promoting and/or adopting social performance management and responsible finance practices in a combination of the following areas: risk management, product development, market assessment, investment due diligence, client legal engagement/negotiations, developing and/or implementing social rating and financial rating tools, investing for impact and/or developing results metrics; financial education and literacy.
Excellent project management and planning skills, and strong attention to detail and ability to work independently as well as part of a dynamic team within HQ and across the regions;
Excellent written, analytical, speaking, communication and presentation skills; strong command of subject matter at various levels of engagement to build awareness of responsible finance within IFC and external partners.
Strong motivation and organizational/time management skills;
Strong command of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint as essential tools to distill and deliver crisp messages on emerging thoughts evolving around responsible finance across;
Ability to work effectively under pressure in a diverse, team-oriented environment;
Working familiarity with IFC’s advisory services and investment operations in the financial sector at the operational level is a strong asset, as well as experience within the World Bank Group. The Responsible Finance Specialist is expected to begin work ideally by January 1, 2011 for at least a 2 year period with potential for extension depending on business need, availability of funding and satisfactory performance.
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20433-0005
Incoming search terms for the article:
- Powered by Article Dashboard general forum
- Powered by Article Dashboard psychology forums
- Powered by Article Dashboard psychology forum
- Powered by Article Dashboard retail management system
- Powered by Article Dashboard household finance corp
- Powered by Article Dashboard networking forums
- Powered by Article Dashboard enhancing branch performance through employee performance
- Powered by Article Dashboard financial institution
- Powered by Article Dashboard general forums
- Powered by Article Dashboard american general corporation