Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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.