Financial Officer, Funding (Associate) at the International Financial Corporation (IFC) - World Bank Group

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The International Financial Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our six decades of experience to create opportunity where it is needed most. In FY15, our long-term investments in developing countries rose to nearly $18 billion, leveraging our capital, expertise and influence to help the private sector end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.


In 2015, the World Bank Group launched a recruitment mission to attract Sub Saharan African professionals to its work force. The initiative was the first of its kind for the institution and resulted in numerous hires into business areas such as Education, Health, Development Economics, Information Technology Systems, Social Urban/Rural & Resilience and Governance. The World Bank Group continues its commitment to hiring Sub-Saharan African professionals and announces its latest recruitment mission to again attract highly qualified Sub-Saharan African professionals who are looking for an exciting career, where their effort will contribute to the institution's goal of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity.

The International Financial Corporation (IFC), invites applications for the position below:

Job Title: (Associate) Financial Officer, Funding

Locations:
Washington, D.C., London, or Singapore
Area: Treasury

Job Summary
Treasury Market Operations serves as IFC Treasury's market counterparty-facing front office and is responsible for the management of IFC's cash and liquid assets as well as its funding operations. The Funding Unit within Treasury Market Operations is responsible for ensuring IFC has the funds it needs for private sector lending in developing countries, and sufficient liquidity to fulfill IFC's counter-cyclical role and safeguards its triple-A credit ratings. This includes the Investor Relations team, which is responsible for creating and presenting a consistently applied investment message to IFC's bond investors.

The (Associate) Financial Officer, Funding will be responsible for the following:
  • Prepare, execute and process IFC bond issuances and the associated hedges
  • Contribute to building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, including investors, international investment banks, and capital market firms
  • Provide back-up to other members of the Funding team in their relevant markets
  • Manage investor queries, responding to requests for data and bond related information
  • Collaborate on the organization of conferences, road shows and investor meetings
  • Prepare analyses of IFC’s bond program through the use of new and existing technology such as IFC’s transaction management system and its investor relationship management system
  • Support the team and work across with other Treasury teams on miscellaneous projects ranging from capital market innovation to business process improvements.
Selection Criteria
  • Master's degree in Business or Finance
  • Minimum of five years of experience in financial markets, preferably in fixed income, within an investment bank, rating agency, or other capital-markets related institution
  • Knowledge of debt capital markets, and enthusiasm for capital market innovation
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and sound business judgment
  • Data analysis and project management skills, knowledge of information platforms including Bloomberg and Reuters
  • Quantitative skills, advanced knowledge of Excel and Web editing skills
  • Proficient use of Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Ability to multi-task and work towards tight deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated, results-oriented self-starter with proven capacity for teamwork
  • Flexibility to perform a variety of tasks and expand the scope of work and responsibilities.
Recruitment Timeline
End of July - September 2016 - Review applications and update application status to candidates
August - September 2016 - Contact all shortlisted candidates and conduct interviews in Washington, D.C. and locations in Africa

Application Closing Date
7th August, 2016.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note
  • Shortlisted candidates may be contacted as early as August 2016 for interviews which may be conducted in Washington, D.C. or locations in Africa. Interviews will be conducted through September 2016. Based on the availability of interviewers and candidates some interviews may be conducted virtually.
  • Candidates who have previously submitted applications through the Recruitment Drive for African Nationals in 2015 must submit a new application to be considered for opportunities in this year's campaign. We apologize that we are unable to consider previously submitted applications.

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