Associate/ Investment Officer

The World Bank, Cairo, Egypt

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
5th May, 2019

Job Description

IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in the toughest areas of the world. In fiscal year 2018, we delivered more than $23 billion in long-term financing for developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. 

The Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS) Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Department is recruiting an Associate Investment/Investment Officer to join the team, which is responsible for sourcing and executing investment transactions in the manufacturing, agribusiness and services sector.

The Associate Investment/Investment Officer will be based in Cairo, Egypt, and will report to the Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services Manager for MENA.

Roles and Responsibilities

The AIO/IO will work closely with colleagues in the region and in Washington, DC on business development, transaction execution, portfolio supervision, and client relationship management. The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the relevant sector (Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services) and support team in developing strong relationships with key counterparts in the private sector
  • Proactively identify potential investment partners and opportunities based on industry experience, reputation, market potential, financial capability, and strategic fit
  • Assess the attractiveness of specific investment opportunities with a strong focus on credit quality and development impact and make recommendations to IFC’s management
  • Execute loan, equity, and mezzanine financings including processing mandates, conduct due diligence, structuring deals, negotiate terms and documentation, arrange syndications, and process internal approvals
  • Work closely with IFC’s specialists to manage technical, legal, insurance, environmental, social, corporate governance, and other risks in projects and champion IFC’s sustainability offerings to clients
  • Monitor clients’ compliance with the terms of investment agreements, prepare timely supervision reports, identify early warning signs, and, when necessary, formulate/implement strategies for work-outs, restructurings or rescheduling
  • Provide high quality client service throughout the project cycle from transaction sourcing and processing to supervision

Selection Criteria

  • MBA, Master’s degree in Finance, CFA or equivalent
  • At least 6-8 years of work experience for a major commercial, developmental or investment bank with significant emerging markets presence, an international financial institution or a private equity firm
  • Experience in investment transaction, with proven success in developing client relationships as well as sourcing, negotiating, structuring and closing quality investments
  • Knowledge of and experience in emerging markets a plus
  • Strong business judgment in identifying potential business partners
  • Strong financial and credit skills; sound business judgment and demonstrated ability to structure a variety of financial instruments (debt and equity)
  • Client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on client needs effectively
  • Ability to interact directly and independently with the senior management of clients, financial and technical partners as well as senior government officials
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries and to build networks across the region, including the ability to mentor and coach others to achieve results
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, and time management skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and deliver promptly and efficiently under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Willingness to travel extensively and geographic flexibility
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Arabic; fluency in French is a


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