IFC a member of the World Bank Group — is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises.
The ESG Sustainability Advice and Solutions Department (CEG) includes approximately 300 staff and consultants, 70 percent of which are deployed across IFC’s regions of operations, and who work to deliver on two themes of the department strategy:
CEG supports IFC’s investment, advisory and upstream departments to manage ESG risks associated with their activities and find solutions to client issues on the basis of our Environmental and Social (E&S) Performance Standards (www.ifc.org/performancestandards) and the Corporate Governance Methodology (www.ifc.org/corporategovernance). CEG works in close collaboration with the E&S Risk and Policy Department (CES), IFC’s investment departments and the Legal Department. CEG further leverages this expertise and operational experience in emerging markets to encourage the effective adoption of these standards by companies and investors across emerging markets. More details can be found at www.ifc.org/sustainability.
CEG is looking for a motivated and detail-oriented senior professional with experience in assessing labor and supply chain risks of IFC direct investment projects across regions and sectors (e.g., in the mining, manufacturing, infrastructure, agribusiness, health, education and tourism, retail and property sectors) and/or investments through financial intermediaries (e.g., banks, private equity, and capital markets investors). This strategic senior resource is being located in Paris to (i) support global and regional client companies that are located in the region; (ii) support IFC’s sustained dialogue with ILO, international unions and civil society organizations on labor and supply chain issues and IFC’s efforts in projecting our thought leadership – by working with think tanks and other regional and global agencies on the nexus of labor and supply chain management and core themes such as climate financing, green infrastructure, gender, etc. and (iii) to fill a global position to support regional and industry teams in business development and with de-risking projects.
The senior level Specialist will provide expert guidance to IFC E&S specialists on labor and working conditions risks and management, including supply chain risks and management, in accordance with IFC Performance Standards. Additional tasks will include portfolio review, staff and consultant training, good practice/lessons learned identification and dissemination, engagement with relevant international organizations, contextual analyses, and trend analysis at a sector level. The Senior E&S Specialist will report (direct report) to CEG’s Chief Environmental Specialist who manages CEG’s global E&S transaction support group and will work closely with CEG Sector Leads and will coordinate with other relevant specialists deployed in the regions, ensuring consistency of approach.
Duties and Accountabilities: