Associate Investment Officer / Investment Officer at IFC

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

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Associate Investment Officer / Investment Officer at IFC

Associate Investment Officer / Investment Officer at IFC

Associate Investment Officer / Investment Officer

Job ID: req26811
Organization: IFC
Sector: Investment
Grade: GF
Term Duration: 3 years, 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Rabat, Morocco
Required Language(s): English
Preferred Language(s): French
Closing Date: 4/4/2024 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59 UTC


IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Operating in over 100 countries, IFC utilizes its capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to alleviate extreme poverty and enhance shared prosperity. For more information, visit

The Financial Institutions Group (FIG), one of IFC’s industry departments, supports projects in various financial subsectors, partners with local financial institutions, develops domestic and regional equity and debt markets, and introduces new financing instruments. The goal is to develop efficient financial systems that increase financial inclusion, fuel economic growth, and enhance IFC’s developmental impact.

FIG is seeking an Associate Investment Officer to join the Investment Team, which originates, manages, and monitors IFC’s financial sector investments across Africa. The Associate Investment Officer will report to the FIG Regional Industry Manager, covering North Africa & the Horn of Africa, Zambia, and Malawi.

The position will be based in Rabat, Morocco.

Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Provide key support in the identification, appraisal, structuring, and negotiation of financial sector investments.
  • Identify and analyze the fundamental competitive strengths and weaknesses of projects or portfolio companies, and identify non-financial issues, opportunities, and risk/reward factors.
  • Handle disbursements, waivers, and complex client interactions such as restructurings; monitor and value equity investments; and recommend/execute the sale of holdings.
  • Monitor existing investments in portfolio companies, comprising various types of financial entities.
  • Review and analyze the financial and operating performance of clients; prepare quarterly risk ratings, annual supervision, and other management reports, as well as country strategy papers, briefs, and project profiles.
  • Handle client relationships and provide insight into sector developments in client countries to anticipate new investment opportunities and/or performance issues.
  • Apply knowledge of the project /portfolio lifecycle to identify and meet critical path milestones and implement tasks in a timely and high-quality fashion for the processing or supervision of projects.
  • Actively keep abreast of regional and industry developments and incorporate trends into the processing or supervision of projects.

Selection Criteria:

  • Master’s degree and a minimum of 4-6 years of relevant experience in the financial sector, preferably in an investment-related function, audit, corporate banking, and/or the private equity industry.
  • Good understanding of the financial and operational characteristics of financial institutions.
  • Clear experience and expertise in identifying, evaluating, structuring, and negotiating debt and equity transactions; experience in portfolio management.
  • Sound business judgment and strong problem-solving and negotiation skills, as well as the ability to work effectively on simultaneous projects under time pressure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • I have a keen interest in development finance and working in a multicultural environment.

World Bank Group Core Competencies:

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.

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.

Apply now and become a part of our dedicated team at IFC, contributing to the development and enhancement of financial sectors across Africa.


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