Job ID: 131576
Title: Investment Analyst
Job Stream: Agriculture & Rural Development
Location: To Be Determined
Closing Date: 07/28/2013
Background / General description:
The International Finance
Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest multilateral provider of financing for private enterprise in emerging markets. IFC provides loans, equity, structured finance and risk management tools as well as advisory services to build the private sector in developing countries. IFC’s investments in Sub-Saharan Africa have never been stronger, helping to bring tangible benefits to millions of
people across the region. Building
its strategy on the improvement of the investment climate, enhancing support to small and medium enterprises, and developing projects more actively, in particular in the poorest countries and in sectors such as infrastructure and agribusiness, we have been able to grow our commitments from $ 445
million in FY 05 to $4 billion in FY
The Agribusiness and Forestry Sector is seeking to recruit an Investment Analysts based in Nairobi, Kenya or Johannesburg, South Africa.
Candidates are invited to indicate
their preferred duty station in the
motivational letter and CV: we will
try to accommodate personal
preferences as much as business
The Investment Analyst will report to the Manager of Agribusiness and Forestry for Sub-
Duties and Accountabilities:
• Work with senior staff to help
identify and develop a strong
pipeline of quality and sustainable
investment opportunities and
technical assistance programs.
• Assist in IFC’s business
development efforts through the
analysis of potential investments and preparation of appropriate and updated databases such as company mappings and analyses.
• Work with senior staff to appraise investment opportunities that include conducting company due
diligence, analyzing historical
financial statements, and creating
detailed financial models to assess
the viability and optimal structure of an IFC investment.
• Selectively work on technical
assistance or advisory services
programs in priority sectors for IFC in the respective country, and on select key projects.
• Develop and maintain quality
relationships with clients to ensure responsive client service and to foster repeat business and generate new opportunities/relationships for IFC.
• Conduct industry and market
research as well as keeping abreast of industry and country
developments in the projects under supervision and identifying and analyzing fundamental competitive strengths and weaknesses of these projects in order to anticipate near-and long-term performance and raise issues.
• Create financial models.
• Participate in investment
• Provide portfolio related support
for client companies when
requested, including but not limited to monitoring project
implementation, operational and
• Perform equity valuations and
process waiver requests.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with
specialization in finance/accounting,economics or business;
• Minimum 2, maximum 4 years’
experience in project and credit
analysis with a major financial
institution, consulting company or
large corporation required;
experience in agribusiness is an
• Excellent presentation skills;
• High level of attention to detail.
• Ability to discern critical issues,
prepare concise, insightful analyses, and propose solutions to problems.
• Team player with strong
interpersonal skills; good sense of
• Strong client service orientation
with an openness to feedback and
• Excellent command of written and spoken English. A second language, French or Portuguese is an