Deadline: 08 June, 2020

Location: Dakar, Senegal

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Associate/Investment Officer.

IFC’s mission is to end extreme poverty by 2030 and boost shared prosperity in every developing country.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the relevant sector (in particular, health and education, manufacturing, tourism, retail and property) and support team in developing strong relationships with key counterparts in the private sector
  • Proactively identify potential investment partners and opportunities based on industry experience, reputation, market potential, financial capability, and strategic fit
  • Assess the attractiveness of specific investment opportunities with a strong focus on credit quality and development impact and make recommendations to IFC’s management
  • Execute loan, equity, and mezzanine financing, including processing mandates, conducting due diligence, structuring deals, negotiating terms and documentation, arranging syndications, and processing internal approvals
  • Work closely with IFC’s specialists to manage technical, legal, insurance, environmental, social, corporate governance, and other risks in projects and champion IFC’s sustainability offerings to clients
  • Monitor clients’ compliance with the terms of investment agreements, prepare timely supervision reports, identify early warning signs, and, when necessary, formulate/implement strategies for workouts, restructurings or rescheduling
  • Provide high quality client service throughout the project cycle, from transaction sourcing and processing to supervision

Requirements

  • MBA, master’s degree in Finance or equivalent
  • Five years, minimum, of relevant work experience with significant emerging markets presence
  • Relevant sector experience is a plus
  • Experience in investment transactions, with proven success in developing client relationships as well as sourcing, negotiating, structuring and closing quality investments
  • Knowledge of and experience in emerging markets is a plus
  • Strong business judgment in identifying potential business partners
  • Strong financial and credit skills
  • Sound business judgment and demonstrated ability to structure a variety of financial instruments (debt and equity)
  • Ability to interact directly and independently with the senior management of clients, financial and technical partners as well as senior government officials
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries and to build networks across the region, including the ability to mentor and coach others to achieve results
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Fluency in French is a plus

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: USAID In Africa

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