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. The Sector Economics and Development Impact Department, part of the Economics & Private Sector Development Vice Presidency in IFC, analyzes sectoral economic trends, and works closely with IFC Operations in formulating sector priorities and strategies, conducting policy dialogue, structuring, appraising, and monitoring investment and advisory projects, and reporting on IFC’s impact. Financial sector operations comprise a significant portion (40%) of IFC’s investment operations, and make important contributions to financial sector development in client countries. These operations span commercial banking, including specialized product areas such as SME banking; insurance, microfinance, housing finance, trade finance, distressed assets, and capital markets development.
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 3 year term appointment.Background / General description
The Strategy Analyst will strengthen the measurement, reporting and evaluation of FIG’s results. He/she will work as part of the Sector Economics and Development Impact department, covering Financial sector operations. The Analyst will support the tasks outlined below (responsibilities are open to subsequent amendment): Strategy and Business Analysis:• Contribute to various FIG/IFC Strategy and Business Plan documents (e.g., FIG Strategy/Overview/Business Review presentations, IFC Road Map, IFC Annual Report, etc).• Contribute to various responses to and engagement with IEG, CAO and NGOs• Collect and disseminate data and research on financial sector indicators, economic and demographic trends, in order to inform the formulation of sector/region strategies.• Contribute to and conduct research to support various strategy unit deliverables as needed. Results Measurement• Facilitate and put together monthly reporting on IDG progress, and if necessary create an excel database to track progress. Provide other updates on IDGs as needed. • Gather data on the expected and actual contributions of IS and AS clients towards the Universal Financial Access Goal. • Help train and prepare training materials for operational staff on results measurement throughout the project cycle, IDGs, Universal Financial Access, etc.• Ensure compliance with disclosure policy on development results.• Guide and assist teams with using IFC’s Development Outcome Tracking System; Analyze impact results and produce summary of the results; Share impact data and analysis when requested. Communication, Knowledge Sharing, and Learning: • Help train and prepare training materials for operational staff on results measurement throughout the project cycle, IDGs, Universal Financial Access, etc.• Contribute content and update the Strategy Unit’s knowledge sharing platform to facilitate knowledge sharing among department staff in headquarters and field offices. • Prepare short write-ups or slides that summarize business and impact results, data analysis, and trends observed. Reporting: • Monitor and provide information/data as needed with regards to FIG investment program, portfolio, profitability, development impact, efficiency, and other measures.• Contribute data and information relevant to the department for the periodic discussions/presentations on the topics of business results, impact results, projections, strategy, etc. • Other analytical tasks, as they emerge from business needs.DRDuties and Accountabilities
• Bachelor’s degree in finance or business required. Master’s degree in economics or business or equivalent professional qualification preferred.• At least 3 years of relevant professional experience. • Strong written and verbal communications skills• Strong Excel and Powerpoint skills.• Proven capability to handle complex assignments and produce work to a high professional standard.• Proven strong conceptual, analytical, and evaluation skills, initiative, ability to translate ideas into actions and timely delivery.• Strong team player, with proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.SCSelection Criteria