Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? 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 where they are needed most.
IFC’s Partnerships, Communications and Outreach Vice Presidency manages multilateral engagement and communications – both internal and external – across IFC. The Vice Presidency is responsible for content creation, branding, reputational risk management, relationships with shareholders in Western Europe and Japan, fundraising, and multilateral engagement.
The Development Partner Relations (DPR) unit within the VPU will support IFC operations, both Investment and Advisory Services, as well as the Economics & Private Sector Development VPU, the ESG team, IFC Treasury, and the Joint GPs, through fundraising for IFC priority areas and maintaining ongoing relationships with development partners, including with bilateral and multilateral sovereign partners, and with foundations and corporate philanthropies. In addition to directly engaging with partners to support IFC activities, DPR facilitates partnership development across IFC and advises all IFC operational units on establishing and maintaining meaningful partnerships for funding and broader support for IFC activities.
The Operations Analyst (Partnerships) will report to the Senior Partnerships Officer, Asia and the Pacific.
Role and Responsibilities:
- Assist in the development of a cohesive fundraising and partnership strategy for Asia and Pacific regional partners and implementing it across the region;
- Support tactical engagement with Asia and Pacific regional development partners and coordination across operational teams to develop and implement fundraising initiatives and partnerships to support IFC’s Advisory and Investment Services (including Blended Finance)
- Help facilitate the structuring of Asia and Pacific regional partnerships, coordinating the development of proposals, negotiating agreements, and supporting the implementation of partnership agreements (including helping to resolve any emerging challenges)
- Assist with coordinating cross-regional and cross-departmental fundraising efforts with Asia and Pacific regional partners
- Contribute to sharing information on fundraising initiatives with Asia and Pacific regional partners across IFC (ex. Preparation of seminars, roundtable sessions and other meetings and events involving IFC’s partners);
- Help ensure that key reports are delivered to Asia and Pacific regional partners and that IFC operational teams understand partner needs, priorities, and requirements under the agreement
- Provide insights on Asia and Pacific regional partners, their strategies and processes to IFC operational teams and help with communications to Senior Management (ex. meeting briefs);
- Provide insights and global knowledge about IFC to Asia and Pacific regional partners
- Help to organize regular meetings with Asia and Pacific regional partners
- Explore new innovative ways to partner.
- Provide input on Asia and Pacific regional partners to help DPR develop a consolidated 3-year corporate fundraising strategy aligned with IFC’s corporate priorities
- Assist in the drafting of presentations, briefs, summaries, working papers, reports, and promotional or other materials, as required.
- Provide other partnerships support, as necessary, to enable the Asia and Pacific partnership team to conduct its partnership function effectively.
- Bachelor’s Degree reflecting course work in areas relevant to IFC’s role as a private-sector oriented development institution.
- A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience, ideally in international development, research, and/or data analytics.
- Ability to research, analyze, interpret, and synthesize qualitative and quantitative information and data, then clearly and concisely present results, including using Power Point, Excel, Word and other tools.
- Experience with private or public-sector fundraising, and/or practical knowledge and experience of IFC’s operations are an added advantage.
- Strong problem-solving skills and organizational capabilities with good attention to detail.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to think strategically and synthesize complex issues.
- Strong interpersonal skills and team orientation, with an ability to work effectively with a range of clients and colleagues, including operational staff and senior management.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative and deliver results.
- High degree of professional integrity, discretion, tact, and sensitivity in dealing with internal and external clients, colleagues, and stakeholders.
- Oral and written proficiency in English; knowledge of other languages is an added value.
- WBG Core Competencies for all staff: Client orientation; Drive for results; Teamwork of collaboration and inclusion; Knowledge, Learning and communication; and Business judgment and analytical decision-making.
- Knowledge of SAP and Trust Fund agreements a plus.