Associate Investment Officer

World Bank Group

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: IT and ICT

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 2022, IFC committed a record $32.8 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
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.
The FIG’s Latin America and the Caribbean team (FIG LAC) is based across the LAC region with main hubs and locations in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, and Sao Paulo. The team members work on both new business development and processing, and portfolio management across the region. 
The FIG LAC team is seeking to hire an (Associate) Investment Officer based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to help grow and develop business and manage select investment portfolio clients mainly in the respective hub, potentially extending across the LAC region.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of banking, financial institutions and related industry knowledge.
  • Help develop and evaluate a pipeline of good quality investment opportunities. Identify and evaluate opportunities to increase the social development impact of new or portfolio projects.
  • Lead transactions and develop appropriate financial structures for straightforward and complex transactions.
  • Structure, negotiate and close new transactions, capital increases, equity sales, as necessary, with a strong focus on client and asset quality (includes evaluating new opportunities, processing mandates, due diligence, negotiating term sheets and other documents).
  • Participate in negotiations; use negotiation skills to overcome impasses and finalize negotiations in straightforward transactions.
  • Take responsibility for the proactive management of multiple portfolio investments

Selection Criteria

  • MBA or equivalent qualification with specialization in finance
  • At least 6+ years’ working experience in finance with a proven track-record of supporting the origination process, structuring and closing investments. Strong preference for someone with investment experience in the financial sector
  • Strong financial and credit skills; demonstrated ability to structure a variety of financial instruments (debt and equity)
  • Modeling skills
  • Client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on clients’ needs effectively
  • Facility to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries
  • Strong inter-personal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds
  • Highly motivated, committed to highest ethical standards
  • Genuine commitment to sustainable development
  • For Sao Paulo based candidate, excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Portuguese are required. For Bogota and Mexico City based candidate, excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish are required.