IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets.
We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries.
In fiscal year 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services (MAS) Industry Group plays an important role in supporting IFC’s strategic priorities, covering investments in the manufacturing, agribusiness and services sectors ( services’ include health and education plus tourism, retail and property).
MAS’ sectors play a critical role in providing goods and services to consumers; their development helps address core needs and create jobs thereby contributing to government revenue and stimulating growth.
These sectors can account for as much as 80% of overall economic activity in a country.
The MAS team covering the countries of the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Pakistan and Afghanistan (MCT) seeks an (Associate) Investment Officer to work in IFC’s Almaty, Kazakhstan office.
The position will call for sourcing and executing MAS MCT’s new investment transactions and for supervising MAS MCT portfolio accounts.
Specific responsibilities will include assisting evaluation, structuring, negotiating and closing new transactions. The successful candidate will also assist in portfolio restructurings, rescheduling, capital increases, equity sales, etc.
Roles and Responsibilities :
Among other responsibilities, the chosen candidate will :
Assist in evaluating, structuring, negotiating, and closing new transactions, and in portfolio restructurings, rescheduling, capital increases, equity sales, etc.
Develop innovative and appropriate financial structures for straightforward transactions
Guide financial analysts in financial modeling
Mentor analysts and other junior staff
Oversee mapping exercises with the assistance of investment analysts
Prepare investment process documentation for internal review and decision
Participate in (or lead as appropriate) negotiations
Use financial competences and personal influencing skills to overcome impasses in negotiations or other interactions to reach a successful outcome
Work with senior staff to develop a strong pipeline of good quality investment opportunities
Prepare- with the help of analysts- presentations and other documentation as contributions to IFC’s internal reporting and external communication, marketing and outreach
Build and maintain strong relationships with clients (new and existing), global and regional private businesses, banking and multilateral partners and government officials to further develop the sector and to develop specific investment opportunities
Coordinate closely with social, environmental, and technical assistance colleagues in order to add value to our clients' businesses, find pragmatic solutions to specific sector challenges, and achieve sustainable development impact
Identify and evaluate opportunities that are not only financially sustainable but will also help increase the social development impact of new or portfolio IFC projects
MBA or equivalent qualification.
5+ years of experience in finance with a proven track-record in areas of sourcing, structuring and closing investments and / or supervising loan and equity exposures including working on restructurings, modifications and negotiated exits
Proven financial modeling ability
Strong financial and credit skills; demonstrated ability to structure a variety of financial instruments (including debt and equity)
Demonstrated knowledge of industries, industry trends and opportunities in the sub-region countries, and understanding of local issues
Proven business development and client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on client’s needs effectively
Ability to interact directly and independently with the management of potential clients, of financial and technical partners as well as government officials
Excellent written, verbal communication, presentation abilities, and interpersonal skills plus fluency in English is required, Russian language is preferred and fluency in another MCT language would be an added advantage
Strong inter-personal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds
Ability to mentor
Genuine commitment to sustainable development and to highest ethical standards
Willingness to travel extensively