Job Opportunity at World Bank Group: Investment Officer

Date limite : 06 mars 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: World Bank Group

Spécialités: Management et Marketing

Niveau d'études: Troisième cycle

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Job Opportunity at World Bank Group: Investment Officer

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is seeking an Investment Officer for CMGEQ, to be based in Johannesburg.  The selected candidate will be responsible for providing overall support to IFC’s MAS equity & mezzanine business across all emerging markets.  This role requires strong and demonstrated technical skills in structuring, negotiating and executing equity & mezzanine transactions, asset management, as well as leadership skills.  The Investment Officer will report to the Global Head of Equity - MAS.   

Role & Responsibilities:

The role and responsibilities of the Investment Officer will include but will not be limited to:

New Business

  • Responsible for coordinating and providing substantive input to the development of equity strategies and investment themes, to target and grow IFC’s equity & mezzanine business based on its current portfolio, trends in countries and sectors, and IFC strategies (corporate, sectors, and regions/countries);
  • Participate in business development activities in line with investment themes;
  • Provide expertise and support to teams executing equity and mezzanine investments;

Asset Management

  • Take responsibility for equity & mezzanine asset management, including working closely with IFC’s regional deal teams and sector specialists, and investee management;
  • Support IFC value creation at investee companies;
  • Provide expertise, guidance, and support to teams managing smaller equity investments in the regional equity portfolios;
  • Work with deal teams to devise and execute equity sales, ensuring consistency with portfolio strategy;
  • Work with deal teams and MAS management to identify, appoint and support IFC’s nominee directors to the boards of IFC investee companies.
  • Conduct analyses & modeling of IFC’s equity & mezzanine portfolio, including sectoral and regional portfolio construction, profitability, etc.

Leadership and Knowledge Sharing

  • Support a comprehensive program for increasing the knowledge and learning of equity & mezzanine investments execution and asset management;
  • Ensure quality control of work products;
  • Disseminate CMG’s equity culture and lessons learned.
  • Commitment to the World Bank Group and IFC's mission, strategy and values;

Selection Criteria:

  • A Master's degree or equivalent professional qualification in finance or business and 6+ years of relevant work experience;
  • Experience in sourcing, negotiating and executing equity & mezzanine transactions;
  • A network of contacts among companies in MAS sectors, private equity, and institutional investors;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and openness to feedback;
  • Ability to develop innovative solutions and challenge the status quo to build the business;
  • Recognized as a team player, strategic thinker and thought leader;
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; Fluency in English essential, additional languages is a plus;
  • Ability to collaborate closely with the World Bank, and other development finance institutions, commercial financial institutions, and institutional investors;
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work within deadlines and to meet team objectives;
  • Sound business judgment, demonstrated ability to deliver results under stressful timelines and environment;
  • Strong “deal sense” based on a demonstrated track record in executing, managing, and exiting equity & mezzanine investments.  Willingness and ability to travel and work across time zones;
  • Fluency in French or Arabic is a plus.

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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