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Investment Analyst

Employer
World Bank Group
Location
Wenatchee, USA
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 19, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Investment Analyst

Job #:
req28047

Organization:
IFC

Sector:
Investment

Grade:
GE

Term Duration:
3 years 0 months

Recruitment Type:
Local Recruitment

Location:
Washington, DC,United States

Required Language(s):
English

Preferred Language(s):

Closing Date:
7/15/2024 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC

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. Our mission is to leverage the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity on a livable planet.

The Global Cities, Water, Waste and Circularity team is responsible for IFC's urban engagements. The team works closely in collaboration with regional infrastructure teams and regional departments. Additionally, the team is the anchor for IFC's Cities Business, which mobilizes funds to support advisory and investment engagements that help build institution capacity and support strategic initiatives in cities throughout emerging markets. The team is recruiting an Investment Analyst to support its business needs. Investment Analysts work closely with IFC's Investment and Advisory/Operations teams, who are responsible for the design, negotiation, structuring, and subsequent supervision of the Corporation's investment and advisory projects. The core role of Investment Analysts is financial modeling. In addition, Analysts, help develop new business and strategy, support the execution of investment transactions and advisory engagements, 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.
Subnational/municipal finance is an important area of growth for IFC and the World Bank Group. The selected candidate will be joining the team at an exciting moment in the team's 20 year trajectory. While the primary reporting will be into the subnational team, there will be opportunities to work on private water, waste and circularity projects. Working in a global team, provides a unique combination of experience on transactions and on strategic growth of the business.

The position provides an opportunity to obtain broad company, project, and sector investment experience across all regions. The job holder will be based in Washington DC. Travel will be required.

Duties & Accountabilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Create financial models; analyze historical and projected financial statements. Contribute to execution of select investment transactions.
• Contribute to developing business growth strategy including through the creation and delivery of effective upstream/ advisory engagements.
• Conduct research on regulatory, industry and market trends, innovations and climate financings and assist in the team's business development efforts with clients.
• Assist in the creation and dissemination of knowledge notes, power point presentations and organization of events, with sector and investment experts, to support new business and portfolio management.
• Work with sector specialists on benchmarking of IFC subnational projects, identify market trends and lessons learnt and prepare materials to inform regional teams and senior management. Monitor existing investments in portfolio companies. Update sector databases regularly.
• Overall, the candidate is expected to share time and effort across: (i) global knowledge for business; (ii) sector work (product development, global platforms, market intelligence, strategies, clients, events, communications etc.); and (iii) transaction support and processing.

Selection Criteria

• Bachelor's or equivalent degree with specialization in finance/accounting, business, economics
• Experience at a top tier financial institution (2+ years) with a proven track record, including experience in creating sophisticated financial models would be preferred
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Experience in urban infrastructure projects not required but would be a plus
• Highly motivated and proactive, committed to highest ethical standards. Team player with strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to manage and complete multiple projects simultaneously and to meet deadlines under pressure
• Interest in development issues and working in emerging markets; and
• Excellent command of written and spoken English, other languages are a plus.
• Excellent presentation skills

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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