IFC’s Financial Institutions Group (FIG) is seeking an investment officer responsible for designing and implementing upstream/ advisory projects in the financial sector in Africa, enabling and enhancing investment transactions, shaping markets and driving impact thus setting the stage for mainstream investment. Through employing novel concepts and approaches we are seeking to create conditions that result in the movement of capital into private sector investments in Africa. This is strategic business development in markets or sectors where ready-to-finance projects are not yet available, yet significant development gaps exist.
The successful candidate is part of the North, West and Central Africa Upstream-Advisory Services team and is expected to work across the different Financial Institutions Group practices which may cover (SME Banking, Climate Finance, Digital Financial Services, Gender Finance) while maintaining a primary affiliation to the agri-finance practice group. A key priority of FIG Africa is on enhancing food security across the continent and expanding climate resilience in agricultural production. A key constraint is the lack of access to finance. Through leveraging technology and building sustainable partnerships FIG is expanding financial inclusion and mitigating risks for financial services providers. Roles and responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:
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