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Investment Officer - Investment
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Investment
Full-time
Job Expired 31 May 2024
Expired
Posted 3 weeks ago
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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 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.

Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS) is one of IFC’s key industry groups responsible for a significant portion of IFC’s business volume, profitability and development reach. MAS engages in a wide range of sub-sectors including agribusiness, forestry, manufacturing, chemicals, healthcare, property, retail, and other areas, with both investment and advisory services delivered globally to IFC’s clients through its global network.      

The MAS Latin America and the Caribbean (MAS LAC) team is seeking two qualified and experienced Investment Officers to assist in business development, and structure and process projects in Brazil. He/she will also assist in portfolio work, including supervision of existing projects, restructurings and reschedulings as needed. The candidate should have demonstrated track record in leading the commitment of debt and/or equity investments, preferably across MAS sectors, and excellent interpersonal skills. The position will be based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

•  Develop a thorough understanding of the relevant sectors (Manufacturing and Services) and develop 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.
•  Work independently and with more senior staff to develop a strong pipeline of good quality investment opportunities in Brazil.
•  Develop innovative and appropriate financial structures for complex transactions.
•  Participate or lead negotiations as appropriate; use financial competencies and personal influencing skills to overcome impasses and lead negotiations to a successful outcome.
•  Evaluate, structure, negotiate, and close actions to the existing portfolio clients, including supervision, restructurings, reschedulings, capital increases, equity sales, etc.
•  Mentor junior staff on all aspects of IO work.
•  Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, global and regional private businesses, banking and multilateral partners to develop investment opportunities.
•  Coordinate closely with advisory, upstream and environmental & social teams to add value to our clients' businesses, find pragmatic solutions to the specific sector challenges, and achieve sustainable development impact.

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Selection Criteria

•  Master's degree in a related field, including business, finance, or economics or an area of expertise specific to a sector, subject matter, or industry specialty.
•  8+ years of experience in finance with a proven track-record of sourcing, structuring and closing investments, preferably across MAS sectors.
•  Extensive experience in financing and supervision work. 
•  Strong financial and credit skills; demonstrated ability to structure a variety of financial instruments and to process complex transactions.
•  Business development and client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on client’s needs effectively.
•  Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
•  Candidates with fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred.
•  Ability to interact directly and independently with the management of clients and prospects.
•  Strong inter-personal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds.
•  Ability to mentor more junior staff.
•  Genuine commitment to sustainable development and to highest ethical standards.
•  Willingness to travel extensively.

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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