Associate/Operations Officer

World Bank, Kabul, Afghanistan

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th February, 2020

Job Description


Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities to create markets and opportunities where they are needed most.

We are on a mission to change the world; do you want to join us where it matters the most? Invest in your personal and professional development and acquire the skills that are vital for a global career in international development. A role in an FCS (Fragile and Conflict Affected Situations) location will be a truly impactful experience!

Fragility Conflict and Violence:

  • IFC is seeking Operations Officers to Lead straightforward engagements with clients, prepare project documents for simple projects, and draft deliverables and donor proposals.
  • The position will be based in one of the FCV country offices and will work closely with colleagues in the region and in Washington, DC.

Role & Responsibilities:

Collect and analyze client and market data and contribute to design of solutions that will create markets, reform sectors, and improve firm performanceDevelop project documents (CN, IP, PSR, PCR) and collect and validate feedback from peers including industry, sector, product, and ES&G specialists as well as legal, M&E, and finance staff.Draft client deliverables that include analysis, training materials, best practice guides, standards, and papers or presentations containing recommendations to improve client performance.Manage straightforward projects to ensure outcomes are achieved within set timeframes and budgets.Draft proposals to donor partners to raise necessary funding and prepare and validate content of progress reportsLead straightforward engagements with clients, including client meetingsProvide practical advice to IFC’s operational teams in engaging with clientsHelp manage relationships with key partners, working in close coordination with the Regional Heads of Operations, as well as investment and advisory teams in regionsEnsure that key reports are delivered to partners

Selection Criteria

MBA or equivalent degree with at least 5+ years’ working experience in finance with a proven track-record of supporting the origination process, structuring and closing investments.Experience in investment transactions, 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;Robust financial and credit skills; sound business judgment, modelling skills 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;Highly motivated, committed to highest ethical standards; Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries;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 throughout the sub-region;Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Poverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe.


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