Job Vacancies International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Position: Investment Analysts – Financial Markets/Africa
Location: United States of America ( The )
Closing Date: Monday, 09 January 2012
IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is the largest multilateral provider of financing for private enterprise in emerging markets . IFC provides loans, equity, structured finance and risk management tools as well as advisory services to build the private sector in developing countries . IFC invests in private sector projects that are financially and economically viable and have a substantial development impact. The Corporation is headquartered in Washington, D.C. It has three hubs in Sub-Saharan Africa (Johannesburg, Dakar, Nairobi) and several field offices. The Financial Markets Department, one of IFC s several industry departments, supports projects in numerous financial subsectors, builds local financial institutions , develops local equity and debt markets and introduces new financing instruments. The goal is to develop efficient financial systems that will fuel economic growth in client countries and enhance IFC s developmental impact. The Financial Markets Department is recruiting investment analysts to join the Investment and Portfolio Team, which originates, manages and monitors IFC s financial sector investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. The analysts will report to the Financial Markets Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa.
Duties and Accountabilities:
Investment analysts work closely with IFC s investment officers, who are responsible for the design, negotiation, structuring and subsequent supervision of the Corporation s investment projects. Investment analysts help identify and appraise new investments and assist investment officers in monitoring and supervising the existing portfolio of investments. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Participating in investment appraisals and negotiations; create financial models to support the investment analysis. Analyzing historical and projected financial statements ; creating financial models. Monitoring existing investments in portfolio companies, comprising various types of financial entities. Conducting industry and market research, and assist in IFC s business development efforts.Reviewing company information and preparing internal reports based on periodic financial statements , project progress reports, and other information submitted by clients. Establishing and maintaining client relationships to ensure responsive client service.
Bachelor s degree with specialization in finance, economics or business. Very strong analytical and problem solving skills; exposure to Excel based financial models. Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience with the financial sector, preferably in an investment related function (minimum of 1 years experience if candidate has a Masters degree). Good understanding of the financial and operational characteristics of financial institutions . Demonstrated ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; understanding of French or Portuguese a plus. The job holders will be based in Dakar, Accra, Lagos, Nairobi and Johannesburg. The position in Dakar requires high level proficiency in French. All positions require regional and international travel. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates are requested to indicate their preferred locations (in descending order) and also note if any location is unacceptable.
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