Investment Officer/ Operations Officer
Job #: req11013
Term Duration: 1 year 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Required Language(s): English
Preferred Language(s): Closing Date: 3/27/2021 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC
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 2020, we invested $22 billion in private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.
Ready for a new challenge? Want to be on the forefront of IFC's 3.0 strategy to develop and even create new markets and new investments. Looking for expanding the scope of work and breath of regions to cover? Keen to be in exotic locations? APAC INR is posting a NON VIRTUAL DA in Singapore to support the Upstream transport team, with a focus on supporting the growth of transport and logistics upstream initiatives in APAC region (Asia Pacific)
Role & Responsibilities:
IFC is seeking an an Investment Officer or Operations Officer for the Upstream function, with prior experience/good understanding in the Transportation and logistics sector.
The successful candidate will:
Focus on supporting the identification, conceptualization, execution and supervision of bankable and investible projects through Upstream engagements, with a general focus on transport initiatives.
Work under the supervision of the regional Upstream Lead and work together with upstream team members focusing on the sector on existing upstream initiatives and on new ideas which need developing
Have the opportunity to collaborate with a whole range of teams and experts, on topics as diverse as electric vehicles, temperature controlled logistics, Dryports and logistics parks, Transport/Logistics Infrastructure, Asset Recycling, Green Trucking, inland water ways, railways, ports, airports etc.
Work on countries throughout Asia Pacific, from Afghanistan to the pacific islands with all the countries in between them.
Be identifying game-changing trends, technologies and business models that can bring solutions to each of these unique markets.
This is an opportunity to:
Unleash creativity and business development skills: this is a space with lots opportunities and expectations, where we need enthusiastic and creative IOs to develop the business.
Demonstrate ability to build strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at IFC in mainstream investment, global industry, CMA, cross upstream teams in MAS, FIG and WB and develop private sector clients.
Engage and interact with thought leaders and decision makers across the World Bank Group and externally to foster innovative thinking about overcoming unique challenges in the sector and build arguments towards why and how we should try out new approaches.
Learn or hone unique skills: transport sector is a strategic priority for Infra Asia and very critical to diversify the Infra portfolio with non-traditional investments.
Master's degree in finance, business or other equivalent qualification;
At least 5 to 8 years' relevant work experience in project and corporate finance, and/or advisory or consulting including proven track-record of sourcing, structuring and closing investments/advisory in infrastructure sectors;
Capacity to innovate and experience to drive new idea generation, business development, and the creation of projects/programs from scratch;
Demonstrated knowledge of the transport sector in one or more developing countries, including a working knowledge of key policy, legal and regulatory issues relevant to the scale up of private sector engagement in transport sectors in developing countries and best practices, gained through practical work experience;
Fundamental knowledge of IFC systems and investment operations and work of World Bank. Knowledge of IFC ES&G standards and how they relate to client engagement.
Strong conceptual and solution design skills and the capacity to validate and stress test potential solutions against industry best practices.
Capacity to build productive and mutually beneficial relationships and networks internally and externally to identify business opportunities, discuss structuring alternatives, and resolve issues.
Ability to interact effectively with clients and stakeholders by acting professionally, responding to their requests and inquiries, delivering what is promised, and meeting deadlines.
Capacity to deal with conflicting priorities and deliver high quality work on schedule;
Strong business judgment and analytical and problem-solving skills to identify issues and present creative, practical solutions and ability to review inputs from others including consultants and determine how to best package the information for client. Strong financial/risk analysis preferred;
Demonstrates active listening skills by paying full attention and asking questions to clarify client and stakeholder needs and gather required information;
Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries;
Genuine commitment to development and to the World Bank Group and IFC's mission, strategy and values. Understanding of IFC's strategic priorities and changing business model to engage earlier in the project development cycle;
Strong team player;
Strong written and verbal communications skills in English.
"This is a Development Assignment based in Singapore for an initial duration of one year. Only Term/Open Appointment Staffs are eligible to apply for this DAIS position"