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  • Posted: May 17, 2022
    Deadline: May 23, 2022
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  • IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. Established in 1956, IFC is owned by 184 member countries, a group that collectively determines our policies. Our work in more than 100 developing countries allows companies and financial institutions in...
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    Extended Term (ET) Consultant - Fintech Investments

    Description

    • We are looking for an Extended Term Consultant to work as an Investment Analyst for its FIG Department to work on Fintech and equity related investments on a [two] year, extendible to [three]-year contract. 
    • The consultant will work alongside experienced investment staff to help deliver on IFC’s ambitious program and development objectives.

    Duties and Accountabilities

    • The consultant will assist Senior Investment staff in delivering the FINTECH business program. This typically comprises business development, project screening, appraisal and approval, project and portfolio monitoring during build-up and operation phases, knowledge management, as well as other supporting roles as needed.
    • The Consultant participates in client engagement, desktop research, memorandum and report writing, project administration using IFC’s IT tools, making and delivering presentations. Travel will be required depending on business needs.

    Detailed Tasks include:
    Market making and project preparation:

    • Assist senior Investment staff in developing new markets and business opportunities
    • Help team screen projects at early stages for financial viability, risk and developmental impact 
    • Analyze operations and different business models in the relevant industry 
    • Maintain cost and productivity data bases for the FINTECH in emerging markets 
    • Conduct industry, market and company research

    Processing:

    • Participate in all aspects of IFC's deal approval process including due diligence, appraisal, preparation of fintech Investment Committee materials and approvals
    • Assist with review of project information and technical documentation during the due diligence phase – including, amongst others, review of market projections, review of project-related contract documentation, etc.
    • Prepare investment-related documents for internal and external audiences

    Portfolio:

    • Assist with proactive monitoring of portfolio companies including progress and operations reports; flag major issues

    Other:

    • Perform analytics on markets, company performance, portfolio data and storage of market and other relevant information
    • Help design and maintain proper KPI database for portfolio companies and opportunities
    • Work on development and update of lessons learnt database, technical handbooks, and knowledge management materials
    • Complete filing and dissemination of relevant project documentation
    • The Consultant must demonstrate business sense and responsiveness in interactions with others, being able to form relationships with counterparts and mid-level clients and stakeholders to exchange information needed for transaction or portfolio processing.

    Selection Criteria

    • A Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Finance, or similar field and relevant to the FIG equity and fintech, preferably with at least two years relevant sector experience
    • Strong technical and analytical skills; good professional judgement
    • Strong oral and written communication skills; fluency in English required; proficiency in additional global business languages is a plus, in particular fluency in French.
    • Emerging market exposure preferred
    • Team player with strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds
    • Ability to travel on short notice
    • Interest in the World Bank Group and IFC's mission, strategy and values

    World Bank Group Core Competencies:

    • We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.
    • Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. 

    Language:

    • Required Language(s): English
    • Preferred Language(s): French, Arabic

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