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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IFC’s Financial Institutions Group (FIG) works through financial institutions to provide much-needed access to finance for millions of individuals and micro, small, and medium enterprises that we would never be able to reach directly.
This is an important part of the World Bank Group strategy to end extreme poverty and build shared prosperity.
FIG Central Asia and Turkey (CAT) team provides the strategic investment and advice needed by financial institutions to build a strong, engaged private sector and tackle the region’s most pressing development challenges.
our projects support micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), climate-smart projects, housing, supply chains, and digital finance.
We demonstrate the business case for greater financial inclusion, particularly for women and other under-served segments of the community.
Our tailored advice helps clients build capacity, strengthen risk management, and diversify and scale their product offerings, readying them for IFC investment products.
Our projects are delivering on the IFC 3.0 agenda and enabling the region to fulfill its potential.
FIG Upstream and Advisory in CAT is seeking an Investment Analyst with expertise in one or more of the following sectors : Banking, Microfinance, Housing Finance, Capital markets, Climate finance, Digitalization.
The selected candidate will focus on supporting the development and execution of high-quality portfolio in CAT, which will bill the future pipeline for IFC’s investments.
This analyst will be under the supervision of the Regional Lead in close collaboration with the existing FIG Upstream-Advisory team.
Role & Responsibilities :
Business Development (BD) & Client Delivery
Support BD activities in the CAT through initial market research and contribution to strategy development.
Support the mapping and prioritization of prospective clients by appraising clients in terms of credit worthiness, integrity due diligence, relevance for investment pipeline, etc.
Undertake research and analysis on relevant sectors, markets and companies, including market mapping, peer analysis, and sector and company financial projections / models.
Prepare high-quality presentations, client pitch-books, briefs and other outreach materials for different audiences, including clients, development partners and internal stakeholders.
Facilitate the organization of workshops, including playing an active role in the organization committee and preparation of relevant materials for these fora.
Facilitate knowledge management and continuous exchange with other regional and global teams and relevant experts within IFC and the WBG while cultivating relationships between different stakeholders.
Support Project Leads (PLs) with project management responsibilities, e.g. preparing concept notes for new projects, supervision reports for ongoing projects and completion reports for completed projects.
Ensure new projects are compliant with portfolio quality requirements, manage internal approval processes, manage project budgets and monitoring and evaluation of key project KPIs.
Facilitate the procurement and management of professional service providers, including drafting TORs, managing internal procurement processes, overseeing the deliverables of the assignments, payments and participating in operational missions.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, International Relations, Science, Engineering, or other relevant field.
MBA or Masters degree preferred.
A minimum of 4 years work experience with a leading management consultancy, financial institution with a proven track record (international exposure desired).
Genuine commitment to development and to the World Bank Group and IFC's mission, strategy and values.
Strong analytical and quantitative, research, and problem-solving skills as well as sound business judgment.
Ability to develop complex financial models.
Advanced Excel, PowerPoint and database skills.
Excellent attention to detail and quality.
Ability to thrive under pressure and function effectively in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines, while working on multiple projects.
Excellent teamwork skills, ability to take initiative and work across organizational boundaries
Strong written and verbal communications skills in English and Russian (knowledge of additional language of CAT region countries is a plus, but not critical).