Investment Officer

IFC Equity Mobilization Department (AMC) within the Treasury & Syndications Vice President Unit (VPU) at IFC, mobilizes and manages capital for private equity investments in emerging markets. AMC was created in 2009 to provide investors with access to IFC’s emerging markets investment pipeline and to expand the supply of long-term capital to these markets, enhancing IFC’s development goals and generating profits for investors by leveraging IFC’s global reach, standards, investment approach, and track record. AMC has raised US$10.2 billion through 13 investment funds that invest across a variety of sectors, geographies, and strategies.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

AMC is looking to hire an Investment Officer (F2) to primarily help in the closing and implementation of the two new funds that are currently being launched. In addition, the investment Officer will also participate in the design and implementation of future funds that are being contemplated. Further, the investment officer will actively support portfolio supervision, structuring and exit activities of some of existing AMC Funds. Finally, the investment officer will pay a key role in product and strategy development in AMC including providing active support to the AMC Director on various corporate and AMC matters. This is a dynamic role that requires a high-level of interest in private equity, international business, emerging markets, and development impact. The position will be based in Washington, DC. And report to the Director of the Equity Mobilization department (AMC). Responsibilities including but are not limited to: 

Investor relations and fund-raising:

  • Establish strong credibility with investee companies, Limited Partners as well as the IFC investment teams and assist in providing timely delivery of information and reporting 
  • Participate in regular LP visits with fund team and Client Relations.
  • Contribute to the fundraising of the new AMC funds including research & development and drafting of PPM, and pitchbook material, participating in investor roadshow presentations as needed, creation and management of data room 


  • Monitor portfolio companies and develop recommendations regarding portfolio actions including operational value creations, and divestments.
  • Proactively manage existing equity portfolio to increase the value of AMC investee companies and actively generate attractive returns for Limited Partners.
  • Contribute to high quality material for quarterly and annual fund reporting.
  • Support and work with other AMC funds on joint follow-on investments.
  • Assist in presentation of investment/exit proposals to the fund’s Investment Committee, articulating the detailed investment rationale and making concrete recommendations regarding proposed investments/exits 

Front Office:

  • Assist the Director formulate and articulate AMC’s strategy and business plan and keep this plan up to date according to developments in emerging markets private equity and the likely impact of these on IFC and its activities.
  • Work closely with the Director in implementing effective fund administration, including investor liaison and reporting. Undertake special initiatives/projects and carry out other ad hoc assignments as required.

Selection Criteria:

  • The successful candidate is likely to have worked for an investment bank, private equity firm, and/or consulting firm, preferably with a focus on emerging markets. 
  • He/she will have experience in valuation, structuring transactions, portfolio management and business strategy. 
  • •  He/she will possess familiarity with international best market practices and global trends in emerging markets; strong analytical skills, with experience in financial modeling; experience in structuring private equity deals, including an ability to mitigate risks and enhance returns; and expertise in negotiating complex deals. 
  • The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: 
  • M.B.A or equivalent degree with at least 6 years of relevant professional experience in an investment bank and/or private equity firm, focusing on principal investments 
  • Strong analytical and investment assessment skills, and sound knowledge of equity investment documentation, accounting, financial statement analysis and financial modeling (building projections, running valuation and scenario/return analysis) 
  • Demonstrated client relationship skills including the ability to present to clients and interact effectively with counterparts at all levels 
  • Sound business judgment and problem solving, negotiation and commercial skills 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Bank/IFC organization and understanding of policy and procedures 
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and well-organized with ability to work effectively under pressure in a diverse, team-oriented environment 
  • High degree of tact, sensitivity, and discretion in dealing with internal and external clients, staff, and managers at all levels, and in handling confidential and sensitive information 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required, including a demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and tactfully to a variety of audiences; fluency in other languages (e.g. Chinese, French, Spanish, Portuguese) is a plus 
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently is required.