Investment Analyst

International Finance Corporation, Mumbai, India

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
12th December, 2020

Job Description

About the Organization:

International Finance Corporation (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 developing countries. The Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in every country.

Position: Investment Analyst

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in preparing analytical sections of country and sector strategies and client pitchbook.
  • Prepare sector mapping to target potential clients and business opportunities.
  • Prepare industry/ market research as input to Country Private Sector Diagnostics.
  • Identify key stakeholders as input to business development and client engagement planning.
  • Research prospective client companies or governments for alignment with IFC strategic, financial and integrity criteria.
  • Identify data collection needs to support the assessment of financial, operational, development impact, and market information as well as relevant E&S matters. Coordinate with client to obtain necessary information.
  • Analyze financial statements/projections, build financial models and run sensitivities, with accountability for its factual accuracy.
  • Gather and summarize project/sector/country benchmarking information to be used to capture lessons learned, with accountability for factual accuracy.
  • Draft memos and documents for internal processing of new investments.
  • Extract lessons of IFC’s earlier investment or advisory mandates and other evaluative work as relevant to provide input to the structuring of straightforward transactions.
  • Perform analytical work (due diligence, financial modelling, prepare pricing comparability data) as input to designing and considering structuring options.
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders to answer questions on documents and analysis.
  • Prepare investment or advisory committee materials, with supervision.
  • Leverage basic knowledge of IFC’s policies and procedures, to ensure approval system workflow and document requirements are met.
  • Gather and summarize information on sectors and countries in support of portfolio team.
  • Perform credit and integrity risk rating assessments, covenant compliance reviews, and valuations and monitor changes to risk flags to determine performance assigned portfolio, with supervision.
  • Gather and analyze data to support assessment of project development impact.
  • Compile ensure integrity and quality of and analyze portfolio data to assess IRP and loan loss reserves for primary investment officer.
  • Prepare routine portfolio monitoring reports and generate needed data from multiple resources.
  • Gather and summarize benchmarking information that will be used to capture lessons learned.
  • Look at prior transactions and track record with specific clients to develop input to future business possibilities.
  • Draft memos and process simple waivers, amendments, and ESAMs based on guidance from a more senior investment officer.
  • Perform analytical work (due diligence, financial modeling, preparation of pricing comparability data) as input to designing and considering restructuring options.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree with specialization in finance or an MBA or other Masters in a related field.
  • 3 years of work experience in a financial institution, particularly in investment projects.
  • Ability to conduct market/industry research and analysis.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize debt pricing benchmarks and equity trading comparables.
  • 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 scenarios analysis and diligence in the quality of own work.
  • Ability to gather and assess relevant data to facilitate the assessment of credit and non-financial risks associated to projects.
  • Basic understanding of how specific investments in different industries and sectors impact economic, market and social development, and how to use mapping methodology to assess market conditions.
  • Ability to form relationships with counterparts and mid-level clients and stakeholders to exchange information needed.
  • Highly motivated, committed to highest ethical standard, ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Fluency in English required.


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