Sr. Country Officer/ Country officer

International Finance Corporation(IFC), Kathmandu, Nepal

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th February, 2016

Job Description

Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Maintain strong relationships with key ministries, agencies, and business community.
  • Educate the Government, international and business community have awareness of IFC’s strategy, value addition and projects, including investment and advisory engagements and our standards and requirements.
  • Lead the effort to have IFC representation/involvement at key private sector and public sector events and meetings as appropriate, and dissemination of information to relevant staff within IFC.
  • Guided by the Regional/ Country Manager, support development and execution of the country strategy.
  • Report on IFC activities in the country for management.
  • Develop partnership with WB Country Office and project teams to achieve WBG country goals, including input on Private Sector Development.
  • Identify, encourage, and backstop cooperation initiatives within WBG.
  • Contribute to business development for investment projects.
  • Participate in missions, concept review meetings, and appraisal of projects.
  • Liaise with IFC investment teams to monitor progress and performance of projects and to solve potential problems.
  • Assist Regional Director and Country Manager and project teams in doing integrity and other due diligence on local sponsors and businesses.
  • Identify key country and sponsor reputational risks.
  • Support business development and fundraising for advisory services projects. Identification of potential partners, projects, and donors.
  • Monitor implementation, approvals, and portfolio of advisory projects. Develop links between WBG joint Global Practices and IFC Advisory projects to deliver outcomes.
  • Oversee gathering data and information on sectors, trends, and terms of domestic and international investment.
  • Support development of country office communications strategy.
  • Ensure dissemination of key program information on achievements and events.
  • Back up Resident Representative/ Country Manager for office administration, business continuity, and financial approvals for the IFC office.

Selection Criteria:

  • A Masters (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive, professional experience (after the Masters) in relevant fields- industry, infrastructure, banking, relationship management in public and/or private sector particularly related to private sector development and/or business environment.
  • Professional or educational background in business, economics, or public affairs.
  • Strategic Thinking. Proven ability to think strategically and articulate strategic position. .
  • Stakeholder Engagement - Ability to advance and make substantive contributions to the country dialogue.
  • Client Orientation - Maintains client relationships in the face of conflicting demands or directions and provides evidence-based advice and solutions based on sound diagnosis and knowledge.
  • Drive for Results - Identifies the needed resources to accomplish results involving multiple stakeholders and finds solutions to obstacles affecting key deliverables.
  • Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion - Shows leadership in ensuring the team stays organized and focused, and actively seeks and considers diverse ideas and approaches.
  • Knowledge, Learning and Communication - Leads in the sharing of best practice, trends, knowledge and lessons learned across units and with clients and partners, articulating ideas verbally and in writing in a clear and compelling way across audiences of varied levels.
  • Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making - Gathers inputs, assesses risk, considers impact and articulates benefits of decisions for internal and external stakeholders over the long term.

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