Associate Operations Officer

negotiable / YEAR Expired 4 weeks ago
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Description

 

IFC — a member of the World Bank Group — is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our 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 end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.
 
The IFC is recruiting an Associate Operations Officer based in New Delhi, covering South Asia and reporting to the Regional Director. Under the guidance of the Regional Head of Operations (RHOP), the Associate Operations Officer will support various duties outlined below, requiring skills in analytical research, business development, strategic thinking, and interpersonal communications to support the development and implementation of IFC’s country and regional strategies. The Associate Operations Officer will also work closely with the Operations Analyst in the RD’s office constituting a front office team. 
 
Roles and Responsibilities
•  Assist the Regional Management team with project management, planning, and monitoring of deliverables, ensuring timely and high-quality execution while maintaining discretion and professionalism.
•  Supporting regional business development, leading important regional initiatives across climate, gender, PPPs, and World Bank Group. 
•  Contribute to pipeline development across all industry groups by providing relevant industry data, company analysis, comparator analysis, and research.
•  Build and maintain a working-level network in the government/business ecosystem to support IFC’s business development priorities in India and the region.
•  Utilize strong deal sense, bankability assessment skills, and financial modeling expertise to advance business development discussions into executable transactions.
•  Act as the primary contact for data/research and operational/resource support work in the region, as directed by the RD or RHOP and Regional management team.
•  Extract, manipulate, and present data from internal and external databases for various audiences, ensuring accuracy and consistency while regularly updating and maintaining information.
•  Create documents and reports for diverse audiences, including country strategies, business plan inputs, and work program agreements.
•  Review relevant documents/reports for alignment with strategy documents and provide research/analytical support for work products and other tasks as directed by the RD or RHOP.
•  Guide project teams on country context, IFC role, strategic fit, World Bank Group objectives, local markets, pipeline, and portfolio under the RD or RHOP’s guidance.
•  Stay informed on current advisory and investment operations and promptly address queries from Regional Management, HQ Management, and staff.
•  Collaborate with the country team on IFC joint initiatives with the World Bank and other development partners.
•  Effectively liaise and interact with an extensive network of contacts at senior levels (both internal and external), responding to inquiries and addressing diverse situations with tact and pragmatic problem-solving skills.
•  Maintain a strong network of contacts with government stakeholders and the broader business community.
•  Provide support for select visiting missions.

 

Selection Criteria

 

•  Master’s degree in Finance, Economics, or Business, or equivalent experience including advanced financial skills and modeling experience, is required.
•  Four to six years of experience with a good understanding of the political and macroeconomic situation in India. Experience working in or in these countries will be an added advantage.
•  Extensive experience of working in, and excellent understanding of the economic context and challenges of South Asia.
•  Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
•  Excellent computer skills, including spreadsheet work and preparation of PowerPoint presentations, and an ability to conduct research on the web on a wide variety of topics.
•  Strong collaboration skills, with the ability to work across organizational boundaries and multicultural environment with ease.
•  Strong attention to detail and quality.
•  Experience of IFC or World Bank strategy/budgeting processes and familiarity with IFC databases (such as MIS, RMS, and other iDesk applications) would be an advantage. 
•  Ability to thrive under pressure and function effectively in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines, while working on multiple projects.

 

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.

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New Delhi, India
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