Operations Analyst
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Close on 30 Aug 2020
Location: Port-au-Prince (Haiti)
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 www.ifc.org

IFC’s Country Office in Haiti (CLAHT) is part of the Caribbean cluster and considered as a priority office for the institution as Haiti is the only Fragile, Conflict and Violence (FCV) affected country in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. CLAHT is responsible for: (a) leading the formulation of IFC’s regional strategy; (b) monitoring and communicating IFC’s project pipeline, portfolio performance and strategy implementation in the country; (c) monitoring political, macro-economic, sectoral and financial market developments, and keeping senior management informed of these developments and potential impact on IFC’s activities and strategies; (d) maintaining dialogue with the government, locally based stakeholders, and other parts of the World Bank group, and (e) coordinating IS/AS program in collaboration with Regional Industry Departments.

To fulfill this role, CLAHT is seeking for an Operations Analyst to be Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The candidate will work under the supervision of IFC Country Manager for the Caribbean and the Resident Representative in Haiti. The candidate must be a self-starter, capable of taking initiative to cover a range of tasks, able to thrive in a small, entrepreneurial team/environment and be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Country Manager and the Resident Representative in the development of a comprehensive IFC strategy for the Haiti and countries in the Caribbean as required.
  • Prepare regular reports on the political environment, macroeconomic updates, investment activities and IFC’s program in Haiti and the Caribbean cluster.
  • Act as a local focal point for the country’s operations, working closely with operational staff and Regional Strategy Team to ensure adequate support to Operations on the economic front, at the project and strategy levels.
  • Support in the preparation of IFC inputs to WBG initiatives, including the Systematic Country Diagnostics, Country Partnership Frameworks, progress reports and other joint initiatives.
  • In coordination with Industry colleagues and the Resident Representative, prepare strategic client mapping and business development strategies for specific industries.
  • Support investment and advisory teams all aspects of IFC’s project processing including in concept stage, due diligence, project negotiations, and supervision of companies in portfolio.
  • Create financial models and analyze historical and projected financial statements.
  • Establish and maintain quality client relationships to ensure responsive client service and to enhance new business opportunities.
  • Produce and update country and sector analysis, strategy briefs, marketing material and pitch books.
  • Lead and provide support to the organization of conferences and workshops with local and international partners.
  • Provide any assistance needed by the Country Manager and the Resident Representative for the day-to-day coordination of activities.
  • Represent IFC at local business and networking events.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree with specialization in finance, accounting or other relevant fields with a background in economics.
  • Strong credit analysis and modeling skills, with relevant experience (2+ years) in an international environment. Experience in a fragile environment is a plus.
  • Sound analytical, research and conceptual skills encompassing economic context, challenges of countries and investment opportunities.
  • Familiarity with IFC's or similar Development Finance Institutions' areas of focus and relevant experience in country context.
  • Ability to manage and complete multiple projects simultaneously and to meet deadlines under high pressure.
  • Strong client service orientation with an openness to feedback and new ideas.
  • Demonstrated quantitative, financial analysis and modeling skills.
  • Excellent proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint – ability to design and lay-out complex spreadsheets, written reports, strategy documents or marketing presentations.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written, in English. Proficiency in French and Spanish is a plus.
  • Ability to work in multicultural teams and across boundaries.

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.