IFC is seeking an Operations Officer (OO) specializing in Capital Markets to support strategic priorities for the FIG department of the Africa region. The OO will be responsible to support the department’s efforts to enable investment opportunities, enhance investment outcomes, and improve investment conditions – critical activities for the corporation to deliver on its ambitious strategy. The mix of these varied activities should be calibrated to meet the development needs of the market and contribute to IFC’s growth and impact objectives.
The OO will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and is expected to frequently visit (travel permitting) other offices where their team and clients are based.
Duties and Accountabilities:
The OO will be responsible for the technical oversight of FIG Upstream and Advisory services projects in the region with primary emphasis on Capital Markets, and how it can be leveraged to drive priority areas in Housing Finance, Climate Finance, and MSME Inclusion. They will be responsible for delivering market-leading client solutions by leveraging local and regional resources. IFC designs and implements capacity building to strengthen clients’ institutional capabilities to better serve underserved market segments, usually following a comprehensive diagnostic assessment and knowledge resources.
IFC’s FIG Advisory Services aims to deliver innovative solutions to support target clients’ objectives to expand and grow their business, in line with IFC’s country strategies to address development challenges. The OO should have demonstrated experience in structuring, negotiating, and implementing successful technical assistance programs for regulators and financial institutions, and an ability to clearly communicate and present the deliverables to senior stakeholders. The OO would play an instrumental role in helping FIG Upstream and Advisory deliver its targets, especially those related to signing new projects, effective project delivery and management and contributing to the team’s knowledge management initiatives. His/her specific responsibilities in each of these areas include the following:
Client and Stakeholder Management: