Investment Analyst

International Finance Corporation

Mexico City, Mexico

Infrastructure is one of IFC's strategic priorities. IFC’s Infrastructure department supports the World Bank Group’s aim of improving access to efficient, reliable, and affordable infrastructure for the poor in emerging markets.  The team is responsible for originating and managing IFC’s investment activities in the following sectors: Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission, Mining, Transport & logistics, Telecommunications, Water, Waste, Privatized Public Services and other Subnational/Cities financing. IFC’s focus in the sector is on: (i) increasing access to basic infrastructure services; (ii) supporting local companies, while improving transparency and corporate governance; (iii) exploring new equity and debt investment opportunities and catalyzing foreign direct investments, including co-investments and mobilizing syndicated and parallel loans; (iv) introducing and developing new financial products including through Public Private Partnerships; and (v) building long-term partnerships with strong global and regional players.

IFC’s Infrastructure Department for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is recruiting two Investment Analysts to work in helping identify business opportunities; build financial models from scratch; support the execution of transactions (project finance, corporate finance, equity and hybrid instruments) and active portfolio management investments in core infrastructure sectors (transport, energy, water, waste, municipal infrastructure and telecom).  The new hire should be available to engage in infrastructure projects throughout the LAC region, but with a clear focus in Mexico and Central America. 

The selected candidates will be stationed in Mexico City, Mexico reporting to IFC’s Regional Lead for the Infrastructure team in Mexico & Central America and to the LAC1 Infrastructure Manager.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Executing rigorous financial analysis and screening of projects-companies. 
  • Strong financial modeling skills (experience building complex financial models from scratch). 
  • Ensuring the highest standards of portfolio data accuracy and preparing monitoring reports. 
  • Prepare analytical sections of country and sector strategies and client pitchbook.
  • Assisting in the design of sector and country strategies; crafting client presentations. 
  • Draft concept review notes for discussion with management of relevant business opportunities.
  • Support transaction teams during investment due diligence and execution. Prepare investment committee materials and support the coordination of different work streams.
  • Support internal coordination with social, environmental, legal and technical specialists to add value to our clients business and achieve sustainable development impact.
  • Prepare sector mapping to target potential clients and business opportunities in infrastructure sectors, undertaking market research and performing corresponding integrity checks.
  • Pinpointing business prospects via sector exploration and reaching out to promising clients.
  • Engaging with internal teams and clients on data inquiries, document scrutiny, and financial statement evaluations. 
  • Crafting essential documents for our investment/advisory boards, upholding IFC's stringent guidelines. 

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree in domains like business, finance, or economics or pertinent industry areas.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in investment banking  , private equity, project finance, or financial consulting, etc.  
  • Ability to conduct market and industry research and analysis.
  • Mastery of financial statement analysis and building complex financial models from scratch.
  • Strong knowledge of excel and ability to analyze and form conclusions on company financial information.
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail, thoughtful scenario analysis, and diligence in the quality of one’s own work.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Genuine dedication to development and to the World Bank Group and IFC’s mission, strategy, and values.
  • Highly motivated and committed to the highest ethical standards.

The following are highly desirable:

  • Experience in infrastructure transactions in Latin America, particularly in Mexico and Central America.
  • Genuine interest and knowledge of relevant infrastructure and regional sector trends.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and independently with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Interest in working in a multicultural work environment.
  • Proactivity to take accountability for specific workstreams in the transaction processing.

Source: https://worldbankgroup.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=27881&site=1