E T Consultant( Associate Investment Officer) at World Bank Group – May 2024

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E T Consultant( Associate Investment Officer)

  • The Associate Investment Officer will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will report to the Regional Industry Manager, MAS Services, Eastern and Southern Africa.

Roles And Responsibilities
The AIO will work closely with colleagues in the region and in Washington, DC on business development, investment processing, portfolio supervision, and client relationship management in the manufacturing and services sectors. The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the relevant sector (Manufacturing, and Services) and support team in developing strong relationships with key counterparts in the private sector;
  • Collaborate in developing client strategies and engagement plans and pitchbooks for relevant sectors and countries;
  • 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 financings including processing mandates, conduct due diligence, structuring deals, negotiate terms and documentation, arrange syndications, and process 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 work-outs, restructurings or rescheduling;
  • Provide high quality client service throughout the project cycle from transaction sourcing and processing to supervision.

Selection Criteria

  • MBA, Master’s degree in Finance or equivalent preferred;
  • At least 4-8 years of work experience for a major commercial, developmental or investment bank with significant emerging markets presence, or an international financial institution or a private equity firm;
  • 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 a plus;
  • Strong business judgment in identifying potential business partners;
  • Proven analytical, financial analysis, equity valuation and financial modelling skills and demonstrated ability to structure a variety of financial instruments (debt and equity);
  • Client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on client needs effectively;
  • Ability to interact directly and independently with 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;
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, and time management skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and deliver promptly and efficiently under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Willingness to travel extensively and geographic flexibility;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; fluency in French is a plus.

Submit Your Application

Interested and qualified? Go to World Bank Group on worldbankgroup.csod.com to apply