Investment Officer

World Bank, Istanbul, Turkey

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st December, 2019

Job Description


Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities where they are needed most. 

MAS ECA is seeking to recruit one Investment Officer to work in IFC’s Istanbul office. The position will call for sourcing and executing new investment transactions in the Manufacturing, Agribusiness, Tourism/Retail/Property and Health/Education sectors in ECA, and for portfolio supervision.

Specific responsibilities will include assisting evaluation, structuring, negotiating and closing new transactions. S/he will also assist in portfolio restructurings, rescheduling, capital increases, equity sales, etc.

Roles and Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

Assist in evaluating, structuring, negotiating, and closing new transactions, and in portfolio restructurings, rescheduling, capital increases, equity sales, etc.Develop innovative and appropriate financial structures for straightforward transactions.Participate or lead negotiations as appropriate; use financial competences and personal influencing skills to overcome impasses and lead negotiations to a successful outcome.Work with senior staff to develop a strong pipeline of good quality investment opportunities.Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, global and regional private businesses, banking and multilateral partners and government officials to further develop the sector and to develop specific investment opportunities.Coordinate closely with social, environmental, and technical assistance colleagues in order to add value to our clients' businesses, find pragmatic solutions to the specific sector challenges, and achieve sustainable development impact.Identify and evaluate opportunities to increase the social development impact of new or portfolio projects.

Selection Criteria

MBA or equivalent qualification.5+ years of experience in finance with a proven track-record in areas of sourcing, structuring and closing investments and/or supervising loan and equity exposures including working on restructurings, modifications and negotiated exits, including at least 3 years of post-MBA relevant experience.Strong financial and credit skills; demonstrated ability to structure a variety of financial instruments (debt and equity).Demonstrated knowledge of industries, industry trends and opportunities in Turkey and understanding of local issues.Business development and client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on client’s needs effectively.Ability to interact directly and independently with the management of potential clients, of financial and technical partners as well as government officials.Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Fluency in other ECA-relevant languages- especially Turkish will be a strong plus.Strong inter-personal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds.Ability to mentor analysts/other more junior staff.Genuine commitment to sustainable development and to highest ethical standards.Willingness to travel extensively.


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