Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Do you want to build a career that is full of meaning and impact? The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities where they are needed most.
IFC has embarked on an ambitious new strategy to stimulate more investment activity, especially in Low Income Countries and Fragile and Conflict Affected States. This new strategy aims at creating our own opportunities for private investment in riskier markets by proactively working in these countries to create, deepen, and expand the markets themselves.
Within IFC, support for the development and expansion of financing and advisory solutions across a wide range of sectors is one of IFC’s key strategic priorities. The Global Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services (MAS) Department (CMG) works closely with IFC’s regional MAS teams to finance and provide technical guidance to companies in the manufacturing, agribusiness, and services sectors from IFC’s own balance sheet and through mobilization of other capital.
The Equity team (CMGEQ) within the Global MAS Department operates in close collaboration with regional MAS teams and regional departments to
formulate IFC’s strategy for investing equity and mezzanine financing across the MAS sectors,
IFC is seeking an Investment Officer for CMGEQ, to be based in Johannesburg. The selected candidate will be responsible for providing overall support to IFC’s MAS equity & mezzanine business across all emerging markets. This role requires strong and demonstrated technical skills in structuring, negotiating and executing equity & mezzanine transactions, asset management, as well as leadership skills. The Investment Officer will report to the Global Head of Equity - MAS.
Role & Responsibilities:
The role and responsibilities of the Investment Officer will include but will not be limited to:
Responsible for coordinating and providing substantive input to the development of equity strategies and investment themes, to target and grow IFC’s equity & mezzanine business based on its current portfolio, trends in countries and sectors, and IFC strategies (corporate, sectors, and regions/countries);Participate in business development activities in line with investment themes;Provide expertise and support to teams executing equity and mezzanine investments;
Leadership and Knowledge Sharing