Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Do you want to build a career that is full of meaning and impact? 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 to create markets and opportunities where they are needed most.
IFC has embarked on an ambitious new strategy to stimulate more investment activity by Creating Markets, including in Low Income Countries and Fragile and Conflict Situations. This new strategy requires a shift in our approach to proactively create, deepen and expand markets and projects rather than waiting for clients to propose projects for IFC to finance. Working with clients, we will first seek private sector solutions to address development challenges, where such solutions are advisable and can be effective, and reserve public financing for projects only when other options are suboptimal. This strategy also relies on upstream work with Governments and the wider World Bank Group to enable private sector solutions and financing.
The Financial Institutions Group (FIG) is one of the major industry groups at IFC, responsible for managing roughly 40% of IFC’s overall business in terms of volume and capital at risk. FIG engages in a wide range of sub-sectors including Microfinance, SME, Gender, Climate, Insurance, Equity, Capital Markets, Housing, Distressed Assets, Fintech, and other areas, with both investment and advisory services delivered to IFC’s clients through IFC’s global network.
The Equity team within the Global Financial Institutions Group (CFGEQ) operates in close collaboration with regional FIG teams and regional departments to (i) formulate IFC’s strategy for investing equity and mezzanine financing across the FIG sectors, (ii) engage in business development, (iii) execute transactions, and (iv) manage assets from origination until exit.
IFC is seeking an Investment Officer for its CFGEQ team, to be based in Washington DC. The selected candidate will be responsible for providing overall support to IFC’s FIG equity & mezzanine business across all emerging markets. This role requires strong and demonstrated technical skills in structuring, negotiating and executing equity & mezzanine transactions, asset management, as well as leadership skills. The Investment Officer will report to the Global Equity Head of FIG.
Role & Responsibilities:
The role and responsibilities of the Investment Officer will include but will not be limited to:
Leadership and Knowledge Sharing