SENIOR INVESTMENT OFFICER - FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS GROUP JOBS AT INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION

International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our six decades of experience to create opportunity where it's needed most. In FY15, our long-term investments in developing countries rose to nearly $18 billion, leveraging our capital, expertise and influence to help the private sector end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Investment Officer – Financial Institutions Group


Duties and Accountabilities
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of banking, financial institutions and related industry knowledge;
  • Develop a strong pipeline of good quality investment opportunities through anticipating market trends and employing sector/country knowledge;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, banking and multilateral partners and government officials to develop specific investment opportunities;
  • Evaluate, structure, negotiate, and close new transactions, loan restructuring and rescheduling, capital increases and equity sales, etc.
  • Provide leadership and support in the development of the Financial Institutions Group's knowledge management strategy, and assist in execution of this strategy;
  • Coordinate closely with social, environmental, advisory and technical assistance colleagues in order to champion IFC's value to our clients' businesses, find pragmatic solutions to the specific sector challenges, and achieve sustainable development impact;
  • Mentor and coach less-experienced investment staff and help build talent and grow skill base of staff;
  • Take responsibility for other project or strategy related activities related to FIG's business activities in the region.
Selection Criteria
  • Master's degree in Finance, Economics or other related areas; accreditation as a CFA or CPA is considered a plus.
  • Minimum 10-12 years of experience in the financial sector, with evidence of growing expertise in banking and non-banking financial institutions and finance related disciplines;
  • Strong financial and credit skills; demonstrated ability to structure and negotiate a variety of complex financial instruments (debt and equity).
  • Strong skills in evaluation of risk and ability to anticipate short and long term implications of decisions.
  • Ability to make sound decisions and commit to decisions.
  • Hold self and team accountable for risk management and outcomes.
  • Ability to interact directly and independently with the senior management of potential clients, of financial and technical partners as well as senior government officials.
  • Ability to systematically share with others good practice and learning from lessons from across WBG, clients, and partners.
  • Considered an expert in the subject area and is sought out by colleagues to advise, peer review, or contribute to knowledge products of others.
  • Skilled in collaboration across boundaries and broadly, ability to bring differing ideas into the forefront.
  • Good relationship management skills with proven track record of success in developing client relationships and execution of client engagements.
  • Knowledge and Experience in International Economic Development Arena and commitment to sustainable development.
  • Excellent business judgment and strong analytical and problem solving skills to identify issues and present creative, practical solutions.
  • Great team player, able to mentor and train more junior staff.
  • Capacity to deal with conflicting priorities and deliver high quality work on schedule; facility to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries.
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills in English are required; additional major language desirable.

Job location
Lagos

Application Closing Date
28th December, 2016.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Note
  • For external Ad – IFC offers a highly challenging and rewarding working environment with outstanding opportunities for professional growth, as well as attractive conditions. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 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 3 year term appointment.

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