Investment Officer

World Bank Group, Johannesburg, South Africa

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th February, 2021

Job Description

Duties and Accountabilities:

Understanding of sector drivers, business and market development cycles, and how businessperformance and long-term competitiveness and viability are measured within a sector and howsector dynamics may evolve within a country or region.Handle client relationships and provide insight into sector developments in client countries to anticipate new investment opportunities and/or performance issues.Provide key support in identification, appraisal, structuring and negotiation of financial sector investments.Identify and analyze fundamental competitive strengths and weaknesses of projects or portfolio companies and identify non-financial issues, opportunities and risk/reward factors (e.g. business environment, country, and sponsor). Handle disbursements, waivers and complex client interactions such as restructurings; monitor and value equity investments and recommends/executes the sale of holdings.Monito existing investments in portfolio companies, comprising various types of financial entities.Review and analyze the financial and operating performance of clients; prepare quarterly risk ratings, annual supervision and other management reports as well as country strategy papers, briefs and project profiles.Apply knowledge of project/portfolio lifecycle to identify and meet critical path milestones, and to implement tasks (including production of documents) in a timely and high-quality fashion for the processing or supervision of projects.Actively keep abreast of regional and industry developments and incorporates trends into the processing or supervision of projects. Capacity to build productive and mutually beneficial relationships and networks internally andexternally to identify business opportunities, discuss structuring alternatives, and resolve issues.

Selection Criteria

  • Master’s degree and 4-8 years of relevant experience in the financial sector, preferably in an investment-related function and/or the private equity industry. Good understanding of financial and operational characteristics of financial institutions.
  • Clear experience and expertise in identifying, evaluating, structuring and negotiating debt and equity transactions; experience in portfolio management.
  • Sound business judgment and strong problem solving/negotiation skills, as well as ability to work effectively on simultaneous projects under time pressure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Verbal and written communication skills in Portuguese will be advantageous.A keen interest in development finance and working in a multicultural environment


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