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Investment Analyst - Investment
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Job Expired 2 Jul 2024
Posted 1 month ago
Job 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 $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

The Global Energy (CEMEN) unit, in collaboration with the regional industry groups, is responsible for IFC's energy business, including power generation with a focus on renewables, transmission and distribution, and innovative clean energy technologies such as battery storage and green hydrogen. 

CEMEN is looking to recruit an Investment Analyst to work closely with seasoned investment officers, sector experts and technical specialists in the CEMEN team to help develop new business and strategy, execute transactions, manage clients, contribute significantly to knowledge creation and dissemination, including via management of sector benchmarks, research of industry trends and IFC lessons of experience in the sector. Some travel may be required. 

Duties and Accountabilities  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•  Contributing to developing business strategy for investments in different energy sub-sectors such as solar, wind, green hydrogen, distributed generation, etc.  
•  Conducting industry and market research and assisting in the team’s marketing and business development efforts with global energy clients. 
•  Assisting in screening and analyzing new business opportunities, including building, and reviewing financial models to assess the viability of investment projects. 
•  Preparing internal investment proposal documents, including description of rationale and risks of the proposed investment, for presentation to senior management and credit. 
•  Participating in investment appraisals in host countries and negotiations with clients. 
•  Assisting in the creation of knowledge notes and events, with sector and investment experts, to support new business and portfolio management. 
•  Working with sector specialists on benchmarking of IFC energy projects, identifying market trends and preparing materials to inform regional teams and senior management. 
•  Monitoring existing investments in portfolio companies, including various types of financial entities.

Selection Criteria

•  Minimum Bachelor’s degree with specialization in finance, economics, or business. Master’s degree in such fields is a plus.
•  At least 2-3 years of relevant work experience (including as an intern) as an investment analyst at an international investment bank, commercial bank, private equity firm or asset management firm. Previous exposure to the energy and power sector would be a plus. 
•  Strong quantitative/numerical skills with significant experience to interpret financial information and to develop and analyze excel-based financial models. 
•  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
•  Excellent presentation skills.
•  Demonstrated ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across regions. 
•  Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; knowledge of other languages would be a plus. 
•  Highly motivated and proactive, committed to highest ethical standards.  
•  Interest in the World Bank Group and IFC’s mission, strategy, and values.  

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.

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