Investment Analyst
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Close on 10 Aug 2020
Location: Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Grade: GE, Entry Professional
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Job Description


IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and 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 2019, we invested more than $19 billion in private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit

Private sector financial development is essential to the promotion of successful and sustainable economies in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Sound and efficient financial markets can ensure that resources are allocated where they are most productive, assisting job creation and spurring economic growth. IFC’s goal is to prioritize investment in the financial sector because it promotes development in all other sectors.

The Financial Institution Group (FIG) is one of IFC’s key Departments responsible for a significant portion of IFC’s business volume, profitability and development reach, approximately 40%. FIG engages in a wide range of sub-sectors including Microfinance, SME, Gender, Climate, Insurance, Capital Markets, Housing, Distressed Assets, and other areas, with both investment and advisory services delivered globally to IFC’s clients through IFC’s global network. FIG has three main objectives:

  • Financial inclusion
  • Servicing the real economy and
  • Mobilizing third-party resources

FIG is seeking to hire an Investment Analyst based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Investment Analysts work closely with IFC’s investment officers who are responsible for the design, negotiation, structuring, and subsequent supervision of the Corporation’s investment projects. Investment Analysts help identify new projects and assist investment officers in executing deals, advising private companies on restructuring and using financial instruments (e.g., risk management tools).

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • The Investment Analyst will be integrated into the team that develops new business, completes transactions, and supervises a portfolio of loans, quasi- equity and equity investments in FIG’s LAC region.
  • The candidate is required to know and effectively use fundamental business concepts and practices and to provide analytical, research and other professional support to professional level Investment Officers, The work program is varied and may be somewhat complex requiring evaluation, original thinking and various written outputs.
  • Create financial analysis models
  • Support structuring of new investments
  • Analyze historical and projected financial statements and prepare periodic portfolio reports
  • Conduct industry and market research and assist in IFC’s business development efforts
  • Monitor operational and financial performance of client companies to evaluate risk and recommend active portfolio management actions
  • Prepare documentation for IFC internal processes and monitor compliance with IFC financial, environmental and legal requirements
  • Establish and maintain quality client relationships to ensure responsive client service and to enhance new business opportunities
  • Participate in investments negotiations
  • Liaise with colleagues across departments and the region and at the head office in Washington DC
  • Participate in the monitoring of investments in portfolio companies

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree with specialization in finance
  • At least 2-4 years of experience in finance, banking, portfolio management or consulting
  • Experience in a major financial institution (2+ years) with a proven track record desirable
  • Good knowledge of financial markets and one or more Latin American financial markets a plus
  • Strong financial analysis and modelling skills using Microsoft excel and ability to identify key issues
  • Sound numerical, analytical and conceptual skills encompassing finance and the associated areas of investment, portfolio management and corporate finance and economics
  • Commitment to economic development and keen interest in development finance in emerging markets
  • Ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills
  • Strong client service orientation with an openness to feedback and new ideas
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to present ideas clearly and confidently
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese essential and preferred fluency in Spanish

Poverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe.

About IFC

The International Finance Corporation is an international financial institution that offers investment, advisory, and asset-management services to encourage private-sector development in developing countries.

IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. The Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in every country.

IFC leverages its products and services—as well as products and services of other institutions across the World Bank Group—to create markets that address the biggest development challenges of our time. 

IFC is a leading mobilizer of third-party resources for projects. Our willingness to engage in difficult environments and our leadership in crowding-in private finance enable us to extend our footprint and have a development impact well beyond our direct resources.