Associate Investment Officer

Site IFC / World Bank

IFC hiring Associate Investment Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct industry and market research/ mapping to identify a pipeline of good quality investment opportunities.
  • Evaluate, structure, negotiate, and close new venture capital transactions.
  • Help supervise investments in portfolio companies and manage internal IFC procedures including preparation of portfolio reports and related compliance related information.
  • Conduct analysis of and follow up on new business opportunities and liaise extensively with colleagues worldwide.
  • Lead and support due diligence and drafting of investment recommendation documentation for investment decisions.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, global and regional private businesses, banking and multilateral partners and government officials to further develop the sector and to develop specific investment opportunities.
  • Coordinate closely with IFC’s business risk functions to ensure maintenance of the highest corporate governance, environmental and social, and integrity standards.

Selection Criteria

  • At least 5-6 years of experience in venture capital, private equity, consulting, investment banking, equity research.
  • Candidates that have a proven track-record of sourcing, structuring, and closing investments are preferred.
  • Advanced degree required, MBA from leading international institutions preferred
  • Strong interest in venture investing and emerging technology areas.
  • Strong familiarity with financial software applications (e.g., Microsoft Office suite, research, and financial databases, etc.)
  • Proven track record in nurturing client relationships; business development.
  • Strong business development and client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on clients ‘needs effectively, notably in a fragile business environment.
  • Work experience and relationships with stakeholders in African venture ecosystems including start-ups, VCs, other investors, and development partners is a plus.
  • Ability to interact directly and independently with the senior management of potential clients,
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work successfully with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience in and analytical knowledge of emerging markets is important.
  • Experience in portfolio management.  Having prior experience attending investee company board meetings and supporting senior partners and portfolio CEOs/Founders will be viewed positively.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and French; a multi-lingual background will be viewed upon favorably.

Closing date: 30 September 2022.

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