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 FY16, our long-term investments in developing countries rose to nearly $19 billion, leveraging our capital, expertise and influence to help the private sector end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit http://www.ifc.org. IFC’s PPP Advisory (C3P) department is focused on assisting governments to develop private sector participation (PSP) projects involving the management, financing and operation of infrastructure to private companies, through private-public partnerships (PPPs). IFC has established an advisory services program for the Caribbean, which is covered by a team fully dedicated to C3P in the English Speaking Caribbean. The core objective is to promote private sector development and hence contribute to infrastructure development, better access to services and poverty reduction in the Caribbean. C3P is now seeking to recruit an Investment Analyst to join the Caribbean team based in Washington DC, to help execute transactions and actively manage portfolio projects in the Caribbean. The selected candidate would be assigned to prepare financial models, assist on the preparation of transaction documents and support teams in project structuring in the Caribbean, under the coordination of the PPP Caribbean Team Lead. It will be considered a plus if candidates have previous experience in projects and team coordination activities.
Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 2 year term appointment.Background / General description
In order to fulfill the program’s objectives, the analyst will participate in all phases of the transaction advisory work, including project origination, structuring and execution of projects in the Caribbean. Activities will include, but not be limited to the following:• Assist in the identification of potential new mandates through country, industry and market research;• Assist in the preparation of presentations to current and potential clients;• Assist in the preparation of proposals for new mandates and mandate letters;• Perform macro-economic, sector specific and project research;• Build financial models for infrastructure projects using discounted cash flow and project finance, generate scenarios and analyze results;• Assist in the selection process and supervision of technical consultants;• Assist in the preparation of workshops, information events and promotion related activities;• Participate in the preparation of term sheets, contracts, teasers and any other transaction related documents;• Prepare information memorandum, high level briefs and working papers for IFC management and client.• Prepare documentation for IFC internal processes;• Coordinate closely with IFC staff from the environmental and social areas in relation to the projects.DRDuties and Accountabilities
• Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Engineering or Business Administration. Specialization in finance would be considered as a plus;• Minimum of two years’ experience;• Previous experience in the infrastructure sector, structured financial products and/or financial advisory are desirable;• Strong financial, analytical and modeling skills;• Strong problem solving skills and sound business judgment to identify issues and present creative and practical solutions;• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong editing skills;• Excellent language skills in English, both written and oral, Spanish would be a plus;• Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required;• Ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries;• Demonstrated teamwork and organizational skills;• Client relationship skillsSCSelection Criteria