The Country Manager will play a critical role in operationalizing IFC3.0/Creating Markets strategy and enabling the Cascade at the country level. He/she will be responsible, in close collaboration with the WBG counterparts, for developing operational country strategies and action plans and for driving their implementation. The Country Manager will oversee the investment and advisory portfolio and be responsible for the implementation and growth of IFC program in those markets, as well as providing operational support to the IFC liaison office in Namibia as required. While the cluster of countries may change, the mandate of the Country Manager will be to significantly build the portfolio, develop new opportunities for IFC in the cluster and enhance our impact.
The Country Manager will be responsible for all IFC's activities in the cluster of countries while managing a multidisciplinary team of investment, advisory services and support staff on the ground. This will require close interactions with corporate clients, governments, counterparts at the World Bank and other multilateral/bilateral institutions, as well as internal coordination within IFC with Industry Department Directors and Managers, Advisory Services Managers and constituent Executive Directors. The Country Manager will report to the Regional Director, Southern Africa.
Duties and Accountabilities:
Under the guidance of the Regional Director, Southern Africa, develop, design and implement multi-year country strategies and implementation plans for integrated upstream, investment and advisory operations, reflecting corporate priorities set by IFC’s senior management and including sector focus areas and business targets;
Oversee all IFC's activities in the cluster of countries: