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Legal Analyst - Legal
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Legal
Full-time
Close on 13 Dec 2022
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Job Description

 

 Description

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 2022, IFC committed a record $32.8 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 global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.

In the past few years, IFC has embarked on an ambitious new growth strategy (IFC 3.0) to stimulate more investment activity, especially in low-income countries and fragile and conflict-affected situations. This strategy calls for generating our own opportunities by proactively working “Upstream” to create, deepen, and expand markets and to imagine, design and implement investment projects. To support IFC’s activities in the Middle East, Türkiye and Central Asia, Afghanistan and Pakistan (MCT region) as well as in Europe (“EUR”), the IFC Legal Department is recruiting a Legal Analyst, to be based in Amman, Jordan. The position will report to the Assistant General Counsel for Europe, Middle East, Türkiye, Central Asia, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Jordan is a regional hub for IFC in the Middle East serving the broader region of MCT.  While the position will be based in Amman, the following Terms of Reference will relate to work in the entire two regions described above, allowing rich learning and cross border experience. We are looking to enrich our Jordan hub with a talented legal team, and the Legal Analyst will be an important member of that team, fully integrated and interacting very closely with our other regional legal and business teams in Istanbul, Dubai and Vienna, as well as teams in other regions and in Headquarters/Washington D.C.

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Duties and Accountabilities:
• Prepare supporting documentation for internal and external matters, i.e. powers of attorney, proxies, signature designations, counsel retainer faxes and Article III notices (notifying governments of an IFC investment); 
• Assist IFC in-house counsel in the due diligence exercises, and in preparing and reviewing legal documentation; prepare routine amendments, consents and waivers;
• Conduct limited translations, if and when needed, and generally use language skills to facilitate communications with the external client and local counsel;
• Liaise with IFC external counsel, in coordination with the IFC lawyer;
• Attend to the signing of transaction documents and completion of conditions to disbursement;
• Attend to filing of all transaction documents in accordance with IFC guidelines and practices;
• Perform other routine portfolio administration of IFC’s debt and equity investments;
• Handle and review transaction documents for IFC’s advisory program under appropriate supervision by IFC in-house counsel and follow up on the completion of any such agreements with IFC staff;
• Assist IFC counsel with general tasks relating to advisory matters;
• Assist IFC counsel with supporting IFC’s Treasury Department;
• Identify and analyze legal and policy issues associated with investment or advisory projects; and
• Contribute to and support CLED’s Knowledge Management objectives.

Selection Criteria

• A minimum of 3 to 4 years of relevant experience; 
• Strong oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic, knowledge of French or other languages relevant to the region is a plus;
• Ability to provide effective legal assistance to counsel by performing multiple, concurrent and progressively more difficult assignments;
• Excellent analytical and research skills;
• Ability to handle a diverse range of issues within tight deadlines;
• Ability to work as a team member in a multi-cultural environment;
• Ability to prioritize and manage tasks effectively;
• Ability to work independently and take initiative in a fast-paced environment;
• Word processing experience and proficient computer skills, particularly in using information databases, internet/intranet services and library sources;
• An undergraduate (college) degree and ideally some combination of undergraduate legal courses, training offered by a professional institution or law firm and /or several years of relevant experience in assisting counsels with preparation and handling of legal documentation; and 
• A degree or diploma in legal studies would be a plus.

World Bank Group Core Competencies

The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.

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