- Organization: IFC
- Location: (Karachi) Pakistan
- Type: Full Time
- Job Title: (Associate) Investment Officer-Infrastructure
- Close on: 27 Mar 2023
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is a member of the World Bank Group and is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. It was established in 1956 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C., USA.
IFC’s mission is to promote sustainable private sector investment in developing countries, which contributes to economic growth, poverty reduction, and improved standards of living. IFC works with the private sector in developing countries to create markets, mobilize private capital, and provide advisory services to businesses and governments.
IFC invests in private sector projects in areas such as infrastructure, energy, financial markets, agribusiness, and health and education. It also provides financing and advisory services to small and medium enterprises, as well as helps to develop capital markets in developing countries.
In addition to its investment activities, IFC also focuses on promoting environmental and social sustainability in its projects, as well as supporting gender equality and the empowerment of women.
About NGO Jobs in Pakistan-(Associate) Investment Officer – Infrastructure
An Associate Investment Officer is needed by IFC’s Infrastructure Department to join the organization’s infrastructure investment team, which focuses largely on the MCT Area (Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan). The chosen candidate will be based in Karachi, Pakistan, and will be an essential member of the investment team working across the business cycle (business development, “upstream,” new investments, and portfolio), but with a focus on leading and/or supporting business development, processing, and managing IFC’s investments throughout IFC’s investments’ lifetime.
The role and responsibilities of the position will include but not be limited to:
Led and/or coordinate mapping and screening business opportunities in infrastructure sectors; undertake market research and perform corresponding integrity checks.
• Collaborate in developing client strategies and engagement plans and pitchbooks for various sectors and countries, and conduct sector analysis to be used as input to sector strategies.
• Support the development of a strong pipeline of good-quality investment opportunities by anticipating market trends and employing sector/country knowledge.
• Draft and present concept review notes for discussion with the management of relevant business opportunities.
• Support transaction teams during investment due diligence. Evaluate, structure, negotiate, and close new transactions from the mandate stage.
• Coordinate closely with social, environmental, legal, and technical specialists in order to add value to our client’s businesses, find pragmatic solutions to specific sector challenges, and achieve sustainable development impact.
• Support negotiation/documentation stages of transactions; use strong negotiation skills to develop solutions and overcome impasses in straightforward and complex transactions.
• Actively manage and/or support portfolio investments, including potential restructurings, rescheduling, processing waivers, disbursements, capital increases, equity sales, etc.
• Support teams managing relationships with clients, global and regional private businesses, banking and multilateral partners, and government officials to further develop the sector and to develop specific investment opportunities.
• Gather market intelligence, and analyze strategically important portfolio trends, and emerging risks and opportunities.
• Perform credit and risk assessments, financial projections, covenant compliance reviews (debt), and monitor changes to risk flags for determining performance assigned to a portfolio, with limited supervision. Supervise and ensure the quality of portfolio reporting information prepared by junior staff, providing broader industry, subsector, and country perspectives on project risks and issues.
NGO Jobs in Pakistan-(Associate) Investment Officer – Infrastructure Requirments
- a master’s degree in business, finance, economics, or a related discipline, or equivalent professional certification.
- with a demonstrated track record in areas such as sourcing, structuring, and closing investments and/or supervising loan and equity exposures, including working on restructurings, modifications, and negotiated exits. at least five years of relevant experience in infrastructure project investment and financing activities.
- It is necessary to have excellent English communication abilities both orally and in writing.
How to Apply?
- Create an online profile by registering on the IFC Careers website. You will need to provide your personal information, work experience, educational background, and other relevant details.
- Apply for a specific job vacancy by submitting your resume and a cover letter through the IFC Careers website. Make sure to tailor your application to the specific requirements of the job and highlight your relevant experience and qualifications.
- If your application is shortlisted, you may be invited for an interview or an assessment center. This may involve various tests and interviews to evaluate your skills, knowledge, and fit for the role.
- If you are selected for the job, you will be offered a job contract and provided with further instructions on joining IFC.
Note that IFC also offers internship and consultant opportunities, which may have different application processes. You can find more information about these opportunities on the IFC Careers website.