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  • Posted: Feb 3, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 20, 2023
  • The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is a global leader, investor and advisor committed to projects in its developing member countries that reduce extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. IFC finances private sector investments, mobilizes capital in the international financial markets, helps clients...
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    Associate Investment Officer

    The department is looking to recruit an Associate Investment Officer (AIO) for its Africa region, who will support the CTAPP team and management with the whole PPP transaction process of IFC acting as Lead Transaction Advisor to public sector clients willing to implement PPP transactions. 

    The team focuses on advising on the following types of transactions across all infrastructure sectors: 

    • Public-Private Partnerships and Concessions;
    • Management and lease contracts; and
    • Restructuring and privatization of state-owned enterprises.

    The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya, and reports to the Regional Manager for PPP Transaction Advisory Services in Africa. 

    Role & Responsibilities:

    • The AIO’s work will involve supporting the implementation of advisory mandates of a variety of types, including business development, interactions with clients, developing terms of reference, procurement and supervision of consultants, preparation of presentations and reports, financial modeling and due diligence, transaction structuring, drafting bidding documents and managing bidding processes, interacting with investors. Duties will include, but will not be limited to: 
    • Contribute to origination and marketing activities including preparation of pitch books and proposals;
    • Prepare memos and documentation for internal approval, dialogue with donors, consultant procurement processes, as well as managing project budget;
    • Perform financial analysis and modeling;
    • Assist in due diligence management, preparation of due diligence and transaction structuring reports, and review of legal, commercial, and technical outputs and documentation;
    • Assist in preparation of information memorandums, pre-qualification and tender documentation;
    • Assist in marketing to potential investors, conducting international competitive tenders and commercial/financial closure;
    • Assist in coordinating closely with other parts of IFC including environmental and social, legal, other advisory and investment departments as well as World Bank colleagues in order to provide comprehensive and bespoke solutions to clients that will achieve sustainable development impact;
    • Execute projects from mandate signature, through due diligence, prequalification, tendering and award, to the finalization and execution of all project agreements leading to financial close;
    • Develop, coach, motivate and manage junior members of the team;
    • Participate in meetings with government clients and investors; and
    • Assist in other project, strategy related, portfolio and corporate activities as the need may arise (research, reporting, etc.).

    Selection Criteria

    • MBA or equivalent Post Graduate degree in business, finance or economics;
    • Solid and relevant experience of at least 6 years gained either in project finance, corporate finance, M&A and privatizations, or  private equity funds in infrastructure;
    • Knowledge of overall infrastructure sector trends 
    • Relevant experience in infrastructure transactions and PPPs, preferably in Africa, with a proven track record of executing transactions (sell or buy side);
    • Business development and client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on clients’ needs effectively;
    • Strong track record of contractual and/or financial closings of infrastructure transactions;
    • Experience in dealing with government clients, investors and multiple stakeholders of infrastructure projects;
    • Ability to manage teams in multiple transactions, delivering high quality work within deadlines, and to meet team objectives;
    • Strong financial modeling skills;
    • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently;
    • Good presentation skills both written and oral;
    • Willingness and ability to travel on short notice and frequently, as required; and
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English , French or Portuguese added advantage. 

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