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
The Gender and Sustainability Solutions Department (CEG) includes approximately 200 staff and consultants. As part of its mandate, CEG supports IFC’s investment and advisory teams to manage ESG risks associated with their activities and find solutions to client issues on basis of our Environmental and Social (E&S) Performance Standards (http://www.ifc.org/performancestandards) and the Corporate Governance Methodology (http://www.ifc.org/corporategovernance). CEG further leverages this expertise and operational experience in emerging markets to encourage the effective adoption of these standards by companies and investors across emerging markets. More details can be found at http://www.ifc.org/sustainability.
The Environment and Social (E&S) Development Specialist will provide guidance to clients, investment and advisory teams on E&S risk management vis-à-vis IFC Performance Standards and Sustainability Policy with the aim of promoting compliance with IFC’s performance standards and enhanced impact and additionality of IFC-supported investments and advisory mandates. This position will report to the Asia Regional Manager, with the East Asia and the Pacific Regional Team Lead for Direct Investments as primary Supervisor.
Duties and Accountabilities:
i) Early Screening, Due Diligence, Portfolio supervision
• Lead or support the assessment of E&S issues/risks in new investments and select upstream and advisory engagements in multiple sectors, focusing on agribusiness and forestry, but also including infrastructure, manufacturing and services across East Asia and the Pacific.
ii) Upstream and Advisory Services
• On basis of portfolio analysis, help identify systemic bottlenecks existing in the market that prevent adequate E&S risk management in key markets. In collaboration with Upstream officers and advisory teams, help develop upstream activities by using technical experience and expertise.
iii) Knowledge Management
• As needed, participate in cross-regional and global teams responsible for the preparation of policy interpretation notes on E&S topics and contribute to the corporate knowledge base by analyzing and disseminating lessons learned from project work.
• Master’s degree or equivalent in environment management, engineering, climate change, social or other relevant disciplines
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The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
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|Closing date:||December 3, 2021|