Investment Analyst

IFC is seeking Investment Analysts to support investment teams to develop new business, execute transactions and actively manage portfolio projects in any of the following industry areas: Financial Institutions; Infrastructure and Natural Resources; Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services; and Telecommunications and Venture Capital.

Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Prepare routine portfolio monitoring reports and generate needed data from multiple sources.
  • Gather and summarize benchmarking information that will be used to capture lessons learned.
  • Assist in preparing analytical sections of country and sector strategies and client pitchbook.
  • Prepare sector mapping to target potential clients and business opportunities.
  • Contribute to the development of high-quality specific Upstream initiatives and interventions through research, analytical, and operational work.
  • Identify data collection needs to support the assessment of financial, operational, development impact, and market information as well as relevant ES&G matters. Coordinate with the client to obtain needed information.
  • Analyze financial statements and projections, build financial models, and run sensitivities, with accountability for factual accuracy.
  • Gather and summarize project, sector, and country benchmarking information to be used to capture lessons learned, with accountability for factual accuracy.
  • Identify key stakeholders (government, development partners, WBG) as input to business development and client engagement planning.
  • Perform credit and integrity risk rating assessments, covenant compliance reviews (debt), and valuations (equity), and monitor changes to risk flags for determining performance assigned to a portfolio, with supervision.
  • Gather and analyze data to support assessment of project development impact.
  • Prepare industry and market research as input to Country Private Sector Diagnostics.

Selection Criteria:

  • Bachelor’s or MBA/Masters/CFA in a related field and at least of 2-3 years of relevant experience. Related fields of education include business, finance, or economics or an area of expertise specific to a sector, subject matter, or industry specialty. Relevant experience could include a proven track record in business consulting or investment banking, or operational experience in the sector or technical or professional field.
  • Ability to conduct market and 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 scenario analysis, and diligence in the quality of one’s own work.
  • Fully understands the financial aspects of investment or advisory transactions, including how to conduct market analysis and determine financial soundness of company or project opportunity.
  • Ability to develop complex financial models 
  • Keen interest in development finance and multicultural environments 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing 
  • Fluency in English required and proficiency in language(s) of the region preferred.

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