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Investment Analyst

World Bank Group
Manila, Philippines
Closing date
Jul 14, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Investment Analyst

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Term Duration:
3 years 0 months

Recruitment Type:
Local Recruitment


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


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.

Private sector financial development is essential to the promotion of successful and sustainable economies in low and middle-income countries around the world. Sound and efficient financial markets can ensure that resources are allocated where they are most productive, assisting job creation and spurring economic growth. IFC's goal is to prioritize investment in the financial sector because it promotes development in all other sectors.

The Financial Institution Group (FIG) is one of IFC's key departments responsible for a significant portion of IFC's business volume, profitability and development reach, approximately 40%. FIG engages in a wide range of sub-sectors including Microfinance, SME, Gender, Climate, Insurance, Capital Markets, Housing, Distressed Assets, and other areas, with both investment and advisory services delivered globally to IFC's clients through IFC's global network. FIG has three main objectives: 1) financial inclusion 2) servicing the real economy and 3) mobilizing third-party resources.

FIG's East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) team is based across the region, including main offices in Singapore, China (Beijing), Indonesia (Jakarta), Vietnam (Hanoi and HCMC), the Philippines (Manila), and Thailand (Bangkok), as well as other smaller offices across the region. The team members work on both new business development (including transaction processing) and portfolio supervision/client relationship management across the region. Both new business and portfolio supervision activity of the FIG team entails engagement with all types of Financial Institutions counterparts (e.g. commercial banks, microfinance, NBFIs, etc.) across multiple products ranging from senior debt to straight equity investments.

Duties and Accountabilities:
The duties and accountabilities of the role include but are not limited to:
• Assist in preparing analytical sections of country and sector strategies and client pitchbook.
• Prepare sector mapping to target potential clients and business opportunities.
• Prepare industry/ market research as input to Country Private Sector Diagnostics.
• Identify key stakeholders as input to business development and client engagement planning.
• Research prospective client companies or governments for alignment with IFC strategic, financial and integrity criteria.
• Identify data collection needs to support the assessment of financial, operational, development impact, and market information as well as relevant E&S matters. Coordinate with client to obtain necessary information.
• Analyze financial statements/projections, build financial models and run sensitivities, with accountability for its factual accuracy.
• Gather and summarize project/sector/country benchmarking information to be used to capture lessons learned, with accountability for factual accuracy.
• Draft memos and documents for internal processing of new investments.
• Extract lessons of IFC's earlier investment or advisory mandates and other evaluative work as relevant to provide input to the structuring of straightforward transactions.
• Perform analytical work (due diligence, financial modelling, prepare pricing comparability data) as input to designing and considering structuring options.
• Coordinate with internal stakeholders to answer questions on documents and analysis.
• Prepare investment committee materials, with supervision.
• Leverage basic knowledge of IFC's policies and procedures, to ensure approval system workflow and document requirements are met.
• Periodically obtain market research and update pricing benchmarks to support business development and investment proposals.
• Perform credit and integrity risk rating assessments, covenant compliance reviews, and valuations and monitor changes to risk flags to determine performance assigned portfolio, with supervision.
• Gather and analyze data to support assessment of project development impact.
• Prepare routine portfolio monitoring reports and generate needed data from multiple resources.
• Gather and summarize benchmarking information that will be used to capture lessons learned.
• Look at prior transactions and track record with specific clients to develop input to future business possibilities.
• Draft memos and process simple waivers, amendments, and ESAMs based on guidance from a more senior investment officer.
• Perform analytical work (due diligence, financial modeling, preparation of pricing comparability data) as input to designing and considering restructuring options
• Assist in other project or strategy related activities as the need may arise.

Selection Criteria
• Minimum of a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.
• 3 years of work experience in a financial institution, particularly in investment projects.
• Ability to conduct market/industry research and analysis.
• Ability to analyze and synthesize debt pricing benchmarks and equity trading comparable.
• Demonstrated skill in financial statement analysis, accounting, finance, financial modeling, DCF and comparable company analysis to support informed decision making.
• Ability to demonstrate attention to detail, thoughtful scenarios analysis and diligence in the quality of own work.
• Ability to gather and assess relevant data to facilitate the assessment of credit and non-financial risks associated to projects.
• Basic understanding of how specific investments in different industries and sectors impact economic, market and social development, and how to use mapping methodology to assess market conditions.
• Ability to form relationships with counterparts and mid-level clients and stakeholders to exchange information needed.
• Highly motivated, committed to highest ethical standard, ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries.
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
• Fluency in English is required, and fluency in the local language is highly advantageous.

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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