Associate Investment Officer

  • Full Time
  • Colombia

World Bank Group

JOB OPPORTUNITY

(Associate) Investment Officer

Job #: req22640
Organization: IFC
Sector: Investment
Grade: GF
Term Duration: 3 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Bogota,Colombia
Required Language(s): English, Spanish
Preferred Language(s):
Closing Date: 5/23/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC

Description

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 2022, IFC committed a record $32.8 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. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.

The Manufacturing Agribusiness and Services (MAS) group is one of IFC’s key Departments responsible for a significant portion of IFC’s business volume, profitability and development reach. MAS engages in a wide range of sub-sectors including health, education, housing, tourism, agriculture, animal protein, forestry, chemicals, automotive, etc.

The MAS LAC team is seeking to hire an Associate Investment Officer based in Bogota.

  • Roles and Responsibilities:
    Develop a thorough understanding of the relevant sector (Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services) and support the team in developing strong relationships with key counterparts in the private sector
  •  Collaborate in developing client strategies and engagement plans and pitchbooks for relevant sectors and countries
  •  Proactively identify potential investment partners and opportunities based on industry experience, reputation, market potential, financial capability, and strategic fit
  •  Assess the attractiveness of specific investment opportunities with a strong focus on credit quality and development impact and make recommendations to IFC’s management
  •  Execute loan, equity, and mezzanine financings including processing mandates, conducting due diligences, structuring deals, and negotiating terms and documentation.
  •  Monitor clients’ compliance with the terms of investment agreements, prepare timely supervision reports, identify early warning signs, and, when necessary, formulate/implement strategies for work-outs, restructurings or rescheduling
  •  Provide high-quality client service throughout the project cycle from transaction sourcing and processing to supervision
  •  Coordinate closely with upstream, advisory and environmental & social teams to add value to our clients’ businesses

Selection Criteria

  •  MBA, Master’s degree in Finance or equivalent
  •  At least 4-8 years of work experience for a major commercial, developmental or investment bank with significant emerging markets presence, or an international financial institution or a private equity firm
  •  Extensive experience in financing and supervision work in agribusiness & forestry, health & education, manufacturing and/or tourism, retail & real estate; multisector experience a plus
  •  Experience in investment transactions, with proven success in developing client relationships as well as sourcing, negotiating, structuring and closing quality investments
  •  Knowledge of and experience in emerging markets a plus
  •  Strong business judgment in identifying potential business partners
  •  Proven analytical, financial analysis, equity valuation and financial modelling skills and demonstrated ability to structure a variety of financial instruments (debt and equity)
  •  Client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on client needs effectively
  •  Ability to interact directly and independently with clients, financial and technical partners as well as senior government officials
  •  Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries and to build networks across the region
  •  Excellent organizational, administrative, and time management skills
  •  Proven ability to work independently and deliver promptly and efficiently under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  •  Candidates with fluency in Spanish preferred

World Bank Group Core Competencies

The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.

To apply for this job please visit worldbankgroup.csod.com.