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International Finance 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’s 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.

PROGRAM MANAGER
JOB #: 170882

DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

Project Management Support (50% of time):
Ensure CES and FM management are adequately informed on program implementation and key issues across all program countries

Recruit, monitor and manage technical firms and consultants in the various country offices
Engagement and follow up with local partners in selected program countries (e.g. South Africa, Ghana) and cross-support to other program countries as needed, including leading discussions on activities to be supported, preparation of project implementation plans, development of cooperation agreements and execution of all project activities
Prepare project status reports for selected program countries and ensure supervision reports for all program countries, including ASOP and M&E framework updates are submitted in time in accordance with IFC’s AS operational guidelines
Manage the project budget for all project countries/components and undertake procurement for all activities financed under the project
Working with donor team to manage current project donor relationship, including (but not limited to): preparing donor reports, attending meetings, and managing donor relationships in local country offices, support fundraising
Provide support to the SBN and annual meetings including engagement with participants from SSA region (invitations, visas, etc)
Work closely with the Knowledge Management team in the development of FIRST for sustainability country specific sub-portals
Undertake any other project management tasks as requested Technical Support (50% of time):
Support the team in the preparation and delivery of all program activities to implement the project across Sub-Sahara Africa (e.g. prepare technical inputs and feedback on sector-wide guidelines developed, support clients in development of course materials, FIRST sub-portal developments, regional conferences)
Development of training materials and delivery of workshops for consultant firms, regulators, banks and other program beneficiaries in the assigned program countries and the other ESRM countries as needed
Work closely with the ESRM Project Team based in Johannesburg, South Africa and Lagos, Nigeria; and liaise as necessary with the global ESRM product team in DC, and provide inputs/feedback to help improve global product design and strategy.
Participate in calls with the ESRM practice group to provide timely update on the ESRM in Africa and share lessons learnt with other regional teams; Support SBN outreach in the region

SELECTION CRITERIA
Post-graduate or graduate Degree in relevant discipline (environmental, social sciences)
Minimum of 10 years of practical experience in working with the Financial Sector on environmental and social risk management
Experience in project and team management
Demonstrate understanding of the concept of management systems in general, and environmental and social management systems in particular
Familiarity with financial sector products, financial institutions, private equity funds and how these operate, as well as sustainable finance opportunities
Demonstrated track record of designing and delivering training on E&S for Financial Institutions
Familiarity with IFI approaches to FIs and their development agenda
Experience/familiarity with indicators capturing effectiveness of environmental and social management in the context of FIs
Experience and/or familiarity with the IFC Performance Standards is desirable
Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa
Demonstrated ability to work across stakeholder/functional groups and across multiple countries
Experience and proven ability to work with senior management of governmental institutions, industry associations and financial institutions
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural team
Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Excellent English communication and presentation skills
Fluency in French highly desirable

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DUE DATE: 22 May, 2017

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