Monday, December 18, 2017

Senior Investment Officer - International Finance Corporation (IFC-World Bank Group) - Apply by: December 25, 2017


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IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in the toughest areas of the world. In FY17, we delivered a record $19.3 billion in long-term financing for developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to help end poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the Work 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 in development to create opportunity where it is needed most. In FY16, our long term investments in developing countries rose to nearly $19 billion, leveraging our capital, expertise and influence to help the private sector end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. We are unique for our global perspective, development goals, long-term approach to investments, ability to leverage the resources of the entire World Bank Group, and commitment to maximizing the value of our portfolio companies. For more information, visit’s Infrastructure and National Resources Department is recruiting a senior investment professional to join IFC’s infrastructure investment team covering South Asia (CSA). The person’s primary country focus will be India, but she/he will likely work also on Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.Her/his primary sector of focus will be the power sector, covering existing and potential opportunities in generation, transmission and distribution. The selected candidate will be a key member of the CSA infrastructure team, based in New Delhi, and work with colleagues globally. The selected candidate will be expected to: leverage her/his existing networks and/or build new ones to originate new business; manage relationships with private sector clients as well as public sector and development partner counterparts; lead teams to structure, negotiate and manage debt and equity investments; and develop junior staff. Travel across the region will be required accordingly.Note: 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.

  • A thorough understanding of relevant infrastructure subsectors.
  • Develop a strong pipeline of infrastructure investment partners and opportunities.
  • Lead multidisciplinary teams in evaluating, structuring, negotiating, and managing debt, mezzanine and equity investments
  • Manage portfolio exposures to optimize IFC value addition, secure timely repayment of loans and strong exits on equity investments.
  • Coach and develop junior investment staff.
  • Collaborate in developing sector and/or regional strategies.

  • At least 8-10 years of relevant professional experience with focus on the power sector.
  • Well-developed network among financial and strategic investors and financiers. Strong business development and client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on clients’ needs effectively and identify potential partners.
  • Proven track record of sourcing, structuring and closing debt and potentially also equity/mezzanine transactions.
  • Knowledge of overall industry sector trends, experience in emerging markets, ideally in Asia region.
  • Excellent client relationship, origination, financial and analytical skills
  • Ability to work in multicultural teams and on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, openness to feedback and new ideas, solutions oriented thinking.
  • Written and spoken language fluency in English required. Russian language skills are a plus but not required.
  • Advanced degree required, preferably an MBA or master of finance or equivalent field.

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