Senior Investment Officer

World Bank, China

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
13th March, 2020

Job Description

Role & Responsibilities:The role and responsibilities of the Senior Investment Officer will include but will not be limited to:

New Business

  • 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 equity portfolio, trends in countries and sectors, and IFC strategies (corporate, industry, and country), under the overall direction of the Global Head of Equity - MAS;
  • Participate in and lead equity & mezzanine business development activities in the region in line with investment themes;
  • Lead and/or provide expertise and guidance to teams executing equity and mezzanine investments;
  • Reinforce quality standards and set profitability targets for transactions and overall portfolio.

Asset Management

  • Take leadership and responsibility for high value/complex equity investments, in particular exit strategy formulation in the region, working closely with deal teams and the regional MAS leadership;
  • Ensure IFC delivers value creation at investee companies;
  • Provide expertise and guidance to teams managing smaller equity investments in the regional equity portfolio;
  • Support deal teams and MAS management to devise and execute equity sales, ensuring consistency with portfolio strategy;
  • Work with deal teams and MAS management to identify, appoint and support IFC’s nominee directors to the boards of IFC investee companies.

Leadership and Knowledge Sharing

  • Engage in mentoring and coaching of junior staff, and provide on-the-job learning opportunities, and ensure efficient and effective use of resources;
  • Ensure quality control of work products;
  • Support a comprehensive program for increasing the knowledge and learning of equity & mezzanine investments execution and asset management;
  • Disseminate CMG’s equity culture and lessons learned.

Selection Criteria

  • Commitment to the World Bank Group and IFC's mission, strategy and values;
  • A Master's degree or equivalent professional qualification in finance or business and 10+ years relevant work experience;
  • Significant experience in sourcing, negotiating and executing equity & mezzanine transactions; Deal experience in Asia a plus;
  • Strong network of contacts among companies in MAS sectors, private equity and institutional investors;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and openness to feedback;
  • Ability to develop innovative solutions and challenge the status quo to build the business;
  • Recognized as a team player, strategic thinker and thought leader;
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; Fluency in English essential, additional languages is a plus;
  • Ability to collaborate closely with World Bank, and other development finance institutions, commercial financial institutions, and institutional investors;
  • Ability to develop and manage relationships with C-Suite, board and shareholders of investee companies, and ability to represent IFC externally with government, media, and other stakeholders;
  • Ability to deliver high quality work within deadlines and to meet team objectives;
  • Sound business judgment, demonstrated ability to deliver results under stressful timelines and environment;


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