E T Consultant – Investment Opportunity at IFC: Shape the Future of Development

Full Time


E T Consultant – Investment Opportunity at IFC: Shape the Future of Development

Unlock Your Career in Investment at IFC

Job #: req24764
Organization: IFC
Sector: Investment
Grade: EC1
Term Duration: 1 year
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Required Language(s): English
Closing Date: 10/30/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC

About IFC

IFC, a distinguished member of the World Bank Group, stands as the premier global development institution dedicated to catalyzing private sector growth in emerging markets. Our reach extends to over 100 countries, where we deploy our capital, expertise, and influence to cultivate markets and opportunities in developing nations. In fiscal year 2023, we proudly committed a record-breaking US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries. This endeavor harnesses the private sector’s power to eradicate extreme poverty and foster shared prosperity in a world grappling with compounding crises. For further information, please visit www.ifc.org.

A Transformational Strategy: Creating Markets

IFC has embarked on an ambitious new strategy aimed at invigorating investment activity by “Creating Markets,” especially in Low-Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict Situations (FCS). This innovative approach calls for a proactive role in generating, deepening, and expanding markets and projects, rather than solely relying on client proposals. Our success relies on pioneering groundwork with governments and World Bank partners to enable private sector solutions and financing. We call this pioneering approach the “Cascade.” Collaborating with clients, we prioritize private sector solutions to address development challenges, reserving public financing for situations where no other alternatives suffice.

Your Role in the Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services Industry Group

The Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services (MAS) Industry Group is pivotal in advancing IFC’s strategic objectives. It encompasses investments in global manufacturing, services, agribusiness, health, and education sectors, all of which address fundamental needs, create jobs, contribute to government revenue, and fuel economic growth. In IFC’s client countries, these sectors often constitute up to 80% of overall economic activity and can be responsible for up to 90% of employment, particularly in the world’s most impoverished nations.

Join Us as an E T Consultant

The Manufacturing and Services sector team is now seeking an E T Consultant to join our ranks in Nairobi/Johannesburg. In this role, you will collaborate closely with IFC’s Investment Officers, who are responsible for originating, structuring, negotiating, and supervising the Corporation’s investment projects. E T Consultants play a pivotal role in identifying new projects and supporting Investment Officers throughout the transaction lifecycle.

Duties & Accountabilities

1. Financial Acumen:
Fully grasp the financial aspects of investment or advisory transactions, including conducting market analysis and assessing the financial viability of company or project opportunities.

2. Financial Analysis:
Demonstrate proficiency in financial statement analysis, accounting, finance, financial modeling, DCF, and comparable company analysis to inform strategic decisions.

3. Market Research:
Ability to conduct comprehensive market and industry research and analysis.

4. Attention to Detail:
Display a keen eye for detail, conducting thoughtful scenario analysis and ensuring the quality of your work.

5. Benchmarking:
Analyze and synthesize debt pricing benchmarks and equity trading comparables effectively.

6. Market Solutions:
Understand how investments or advisory transactions in diverse industries impact economic, market, and social development. Utilize mapping methodology to assess market conditions, identify gaps, and uncover business opportunities.

7. Data Collection:
Identify data collection requirements to support financial, operational, development impact, and market information, as well as relevant ES&G matters. Collaborate with clients to gather essential information.

8. Active Listening:
Demonstrate active listening skills by attentively addressing client and stakeholder needs.

9. Communication and Documentation:
Distill and summarize extensive information from various sources, creating well-structured business documents and presentations. Leverage graphics and tables effectively for data presentation.

10. Insights from Prior Investments:
Extract valuable lessons from IFC’s previous investments and advisory mandates, as well as other evaluative work, to contribute to the structuring of straightforward transactions.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree.
  • Up to 3 years of work experience in a financial institution, especially in investment projects.
  • Proficiency in developing complex financial models.
  • Keen interest in development finance and multicultural environments.
  • High motivation, commitment to the highest ethical standards, and an ability to excel in multicultural teams across boundaries.
  • Strong knowledge of financial markets.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills, including corporate/project finance.
  • Proficient in clear and concise oral and written communication.
  • Fluency in English is required; fluency in French is a plus, and proficiency in additional languages is preferred.

World Bank Group Core Competencies

IFC is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer, committed to diversity and inclusivity. We do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. To learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, explore our values and inspirational stories.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

Are you ready to embark on this exciting journey with IFC? Here are ten expert tips to help you succeed in your application:

  1. Tailor Your Resume: Customize your resume to highlight relevant financial and market analysis experience.
  2. Demonstrate Cultural Fit: Emphasize your ability to thrive in multicultural teams and your commitment to ethical standards.
  3. Showcase Language Proficiency: Highlight your language skills, especially proficiency in English and any additional languages.
  4. Financial Modeling: Provide examples of your proficiency in developing complex financial models.
  5. Market Research: Share instances where you conducted comprehensive market and industry research.
  6. Communication Skills: Demonstrate your ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  7. Previous Experience: Discuss any prior work in financial institutions, particularly in investment projects.
  8. Understanding of Development Finance: Show your keen interest in development finance and multicultural environments.
  9. Analytical Skills: Elaborate on your strong analytical and conceptual skills, especially in corporate/project finance.
  10. Presentation Skills: If applicable, highlight your ability to create impactful presentations with graphics and tables.

Join us in shaping the future of development at IFC. Apply now to make a difference.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the application deadline for this position?
The closing date for applications is 10/30/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC.

2. Where will this position be based?
The E T Consultant role will be based in Nairobi/Johannesburg.

3. Do I need to be fluent in English to apply for this position?
Yes, fluency in English is required. Fluency in French is a plus, and proficiency in additional languages is preferred.

4. What is the term duration for this role?
This position has a term duration of 1 year.

5. Are there opportunities for career growth within IFC?
IFC offers opportunities for career growth, and the selected candidate may be offered a renewable appointment based on performance.

6. Can former ET staff reapply for this position?
Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their third-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.

7. What are the key responsibilities of an E T Consultant at IFC?
E T Consultants work closely with Investment Officers, helping to identify new projects, execute transactions, and monitor the portfolio. Their responsibilities include financial analysis, market research, and more.

8. How can I stand out as an applicant for this role?
To stand out, tailor your resume to highlight relevant skills, experience, and language proficiency. Showcase your ability to thrive in multicultural teams and your interest in development finance.

9. Is this a local recruitment opportunity?
Yes, this position falls under local recruitment.

10. What is the mission and vision of IFC?
IFC’s mission is to promote sustainable private sector investment in developing countries, helping to reduce poverty and promote economic growth.

Join us at IFC and be part of a transformative journey in development finance. Apply today to shape the future of emerging markets!

To apply for this job please visit worldbankgroup.csod.com.

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