Job Opportunity at World Bank Group: Investment/ Research Analysts

Deadline : 08 Mar 2020

Nonprofit organization: World Bank Group

Study level: Undergraduate

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Job Opportunity at World Bank Group: Investment/ Research Analysts

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is seeking Investment or Research Analysts to support Upstream work in the Middle East and North Africa region with a focus on one or more of the following sectors: Banking, Microfinance, Housing Finance, Insurance, Transport, Telecommunications, Media, Technology, Water and Wastewater, Urban Development and Municipal Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Agribusiness, Health, Education, Tourism, Retail, and Property. The Upstream Analyst will support the development of a high-quality Upstream pipeline through research, analytical and operational work.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Provide research and analysis on relevant sectors, markets and companies, including market mapping, comparator analysis, and sector and company financial projections/models. 
  • Analyze historical and projected financial statements of companies within the sector.
  • Extract data from internal and external databases, manipulate and present data for various audiences and update/maintain information in relevant databases.
  • Review, screen and prepare relevant documents and reports.
  • Support the Upstream team with overall project management, planning and monitoring of deliverables to ensure timely and quality delivery of the work program. 
  • Prepare documentation for IFC internal processes.

Selection Criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, International Relations, Science, Engineering, or another relevant field. MBA or Masters degree preferred.
  • Up to 3 years of work experience in banking, consulting or another fast-paced, knowledge-based work environment. 
  • Genuine commitment to development and to the World Bank Group and IFC's mission, strategy and values.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills including corporate/project finance.
  • Ability to develop complex financial models. 
  • Advanced Excel, PowerPoint and database skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and quality.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure and function effectively in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines, while working on multiple projects.
  • Excellent teamwork skills, ability to take initiative and work across organizational boundaries. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.

About World Bank Group:

The World Bank is a United Nations specialized agency for development. It's activity began by helping to rebuild Europe after the Second World War. The World Bank Group is a group of five international organizations, responsible for financing countries to develop and reduce their spending, in addition to encouraging and protecting global investment. It was established with the International Monetary Fund as per the decisions of the Bretton Woods Conference and together referred to as the Bretton Woods institutions. The World Bank started working on January 27, 1946; its current president is Jim Young Kim.

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