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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 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 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 the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.
IFC has embarked on an ambitious new growth strategy (IFC 3.0) to stimulate more investment activity. This strategy calls for generating unique opportunities by proactively working “Upstream” to create, deepen, and expand markets and to imagine, design and implement investment projects. It requires taking a systematic approach to understanding the regulatory and sector bottlenecks that prevent the flow of private capital into productive investment in our member countries and addressing these bottlenecks through World Bank Group engagement on policy reforms and programmatic interventions at the country and sector level. This strategy also calls for working with Governments and World Bank colleagues to first seek private sector solutions to address development challenges – where such solutions are advisable and can be effective – and reserve public financing for projects only when other options are suboptimal. This approach is called the “Cascade”.
The Europe Infrastructure unit is an open and dynamic unit, which makes investments in infrastructure transactions ranging across a number of sectors including power, transportation, telecom, technology, subnational infrastructure and natural resources.
We are looking to hire an Investment Analyst, located in Belgrade, Serbia to support business needs throughout the region. Investment Analysts work closely with IFC’s Investment Officers, who are responsible for the design, negotiation, structuring, and subsequent supervision of the Corporation’s investment projects. Investment Analysts work with Investment Officers in sector mapping and strategy, identification and analysis of new investment opportunities, executing deals, advising private companies on restructuring and using new financial instruments (e.g. risk management tools). They also work with Investment Officers in the regular, periodic supervision of IFC’s debt and equity investments, including the preparation, evaluation and execution of, amongst other (i) waivers and amendments; (ii) debt rescheduling and/or restructuring transactions; and (iii) equity sales.
Duties and Accountabilities:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Create and analyze financial models;
- Review and analyze historical and projected financial statements;
- Conduct industry and market research and assist in IFC’s business development efforts;
- Elaborate pitchbooks and proposals for clients;
- Review company information and prepare reports on periodic financial statements, project progress reports, and other information submitted by clients;
- Prepare documentation for IFC internal processes;
- Participate in investments negotiations; and
- Participate in the active monitoring of investments in portfolio companies, including monitoring of compliance with IFC financial, environmental, insurance and legal requirements.
- A bachelor’s degree from a renowned university (preferably with a specialization in Finance, Business, or Economics – enrollment in the CFA program is a plus);
- Experience in a financial institution (2+ years) with a proven track record (international exposure desired);
- Experience in infrastructure-related projects will be a plus;
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills as well as sound business judgment to identify issues and present creative and practical solutions;
- Facility to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries;
- Demonstrated quantitative, financial analysis and modelling skills;
- Demonstrated teamwork skills;
- Proactive initiative taker;
- Ability to manage and complete multiple projects/tasks simultaneously and to meet deadlines under pressure;
- Keen interest in emerging markets;
- Willingness and ability to travel on short notice as required;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Fluency in English is required.
- Additional language skills in a language that is spoken in the Emerging Europe region is a plus.