Investment Analyst – Investment

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    3 weeks ago
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    Budget and Accounting, Finance, Treasury and Investment
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 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 2022, IFC committed a record $32.8 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

The Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS) Department is recruiting an Investment Analyst to be based in Dakar, Senegal. The Investment Analyst will focus on Manufacturing and Services (M&S) sector and will report to the Services Manager, MAS Africa.  

Duties and Accountabilities: 

•  Work across sectors and regions with colleagues on all levels to help identify and execute manufacturing and services investment transactions in the Africa region;
•  Participate in all aspects of IFC’s investment processing cycle from project development to disbursement;
•  Utilize research tools effectively to conduct in-depth benchmarking analysis by sectors, companies and geographies;
•  Analyze financial statements and prepare financial models;
•  Prepare project-related documents (e.g. investment committee presentation) for internal and external audiences;
•  Prepare notes/reports on relevant investment themes, events and breaking news;
•  Analyze development impact and ensure IFC could deliver their mission;
•  Establish and maintain relationships with existing clients to ensure responsive client service and proactive new business development;
•  Undertake portfolio supervision work including periodic reviews of projects.

Selection Criteria

•  A bachelor degree or equivalent professional qualification/ experience;
•  Prior professional experience (at least 2 years) in corporate or project financing, including investment banking, commercial banking, private equity, equity research or business consulting;
•  Excellent Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills to build succinct and convincing analyses and presentations;
•  Strong research and quantitative skills, with preference for a background in financial analysis and modeling; 
•  Strong client service orientation with openness to feedback and new ideas;
•  Exceptional attention to detail;
•  Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in English and French.  Fluency in other languages (eg Portuguese) is a plus;
•  Team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to develop effective relationships within and outside IFC;
•  Ability to work flexibly on a range of assignments, cope with shifting priorities at short notice, and still deliver top quality work while meeting tight deadlines;
•  Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success;
•  Experience in emerging market is preferred (experience in Africa, particularly Francophone Africa will be a plus);
•  Passion in economic development; and
•  Ability to work sensitively and effectively in a multicultural setting.

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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