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E T Consultant

Job #: req14037
Organization: IFC
Sector: Legal
Grade: EC3
Term Duration: 1 year 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Mumbai,India
Required Language(s): English
Preferred Language(s):
Closing Date: 12/8/2021 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


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 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 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 the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, promotes sustainable private sector development in developing countries.

The Legal Department of IFC (CLED), under the General Counsel, is responsible for providing legal and policy advice to the IFC Board, its Management and client departments on operational, advisory and corporate matters. Specifically, CLED supports client departments in (i) the delivery of IFC’s annual program of financing private sector projects in emerging markets; (ii) project portfolio management (including jeopardy projects and projects in litigation); (iii) the delivery and design of structured finance products, sub-national lending, equity and quasi-equity and public-private partnerships; (iv) advising on corporate policy and operational matters such as operating policies and procedures and Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Funding of Terrorism; and (v) knowledge management and training. To support IFC’s growing activities in Asia, CLED is recruiting a qualified Legal Counsel, to be based in India in either the Mumbai or New Delhi office (preference for Mumbai).

Assuming primary lawyer responsibility for new and portfolio (including infrastructure projects, jeopardy projects and projects in litigation) investment projects in Asia (with a primary focus on India)

• Providing advice and support to Investment and Advisory colleagues located in Asia
• Interacting and communicating with colleagues in Washington to facilitate the provision of excellent legal services in Asia, including providing advice and support to colleagues in Washington working on projects in Asia (with a primary focus on India)
• Advising colleagues on the selection of outside counsel in Asia
• Obtaining and expanding country knowledge, experience and best practices arising from the business in Asia and effectively sharing this knowledge
• Providing legal advice and support to business development officers and others in the structuring of infrastructure projects in Asia.

Selection Criteria

• Law degree with at least 8 years of relevant sector and country experience (experience in India and with infrastructure projects/project financing is mandatory. Similar experience in other countries in Asia is desirable)
• Willingness to assume multiple roles and tasks to meet changing business needs with an ability to foresee, troubleshoot and effectively resolve conflicting issues and challenges
• Ability to assess risk in a practical and responsible manner and make fair, well-reasoned, independent and transparent decisions
• Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to deal sensitivity in a multicultural environment and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues across the Corporation
• Excellent communications skills in English, ability to present both written and oral ideas clearly, concisely and persuasively (fluency in another major Asian language desirable)
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with quick turnaround expectations
• Willingness to travel within and outside India frequently and on short notice
• Professional integrity and sound judgment in handling confidential information
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.