Investment Analyst - CSO

World Bank Group, Washington DC, United States

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st July, 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. 

Special Operations (CSO) comprises a group of highly experienced investment and restructuring specialists involved in work related to IFC’s distressed investment portfolio. CSO’s traditional work entails designing and implementing workouts in the form of financial restructurings and a host of other solutions that preserve to the extent possible, IFC development impact on jeopardy as well as potentially distressed investments. CSO undertakes its workouts either independently or jointly with portfolio management units.

CSO investment analysts are an integral part of a project team and are given high levels of responsibility and broad exposure to the many aspects of CSO work. They are typically recruited on two-year term contracts extendable to a maximum of four years. Upon completion of their contracts, CSO investment analysts normally leave to pursue a graduate degree or additional work experience, while a select number are promoted directly to Associate Investment Officer positions if they already have a relevant Master’s degree or a CFA qualification.

The Investment Analyst position will be based in Washington.


  • Review and analyze complex financial models.
  • Perform company financial analysis from a credit assessment perspective.
  • Draft memoranda, reports, presentations and other documentation required for IFC internal supervision processes.
  • Engage cross departmental staff (including Industry teams, Legal, Financial Operations, Credit, Syndications, etc.) as well as Clients in connection to project work.
  • Conduct industry and market research.
  • Participate in restructuring/rescheduling and investment recovery negotiations.
  • Maintain CSO knowledge management platforms, making sure that project and other information is complete and up to date.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor's or equivalent degree.
  • 2 to 5 years of work experience in a financial institution, consultancy firm or other finance-related field.
  • Knowledge of corporate/project finance and financial modeling. Some experience in restructuring work is a strong plus.
  • Superior analytical skills: ability to analyze financial statements and complex financial models.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Solid written and oral communication skills.
  • Capacity to show initiative and take responsibility for own actions
  • Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to function effectively and collaboratively in a team environment as well as individually.
  • Ability to play an active role in knowledge sharing


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