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Investment Analyst

Job #: req18511
Organization: IFC
Sector: Investment
Grade: GE
Term Duration: 2 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Vienna,Austria
Required Language(s): English
Preferred Language(s):
Closing Date: 8/12/2022 (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

IFC has embarked on an ambitious new growth strategy (IFC 3.0) to stimulate more investment activity. This strategy calls for generating unique opportunities by proactively working “Upstream” to create, deepen, and expand markets and to imagine, design and implement investment projects. It requires taking a systematic approach to understanding the regulatory and sector bottlenecks that prevent the flow of private capital into productive investment in our member countries and addressing these bottlenecks through World Bank Group engagement on policy reforms and programmatic interventions at the country and sector level. This strategy also calls for working with Governments and World Bank colleagues to first seek private sector solutions to address development challenges - where such solutions are advisable and can be effective - and reserve public financing for projects only when other options are suboptimal.

The Financial Institution Group (FIG) is one of IFC’s key Departments responsible for a significant portion of IFC’s business volume, profitability and development reach, approximately 40%. FIG engages in a wide range of sub-sectors including Microfinance, SME, Gender, Climate, Insurance, Capital Markets, Housing, Distressed Assets, and other areas, with both investment and advisory services delivered globally to IFC’s clients through IFC’s global network. FIG has three main objectives : 1) financial inclusion 2) servicing the real economy and 3) mobilizing third-party resources. The goal is to develop efficient financial systems that will increase financial inclusion and fuel economic growth in client countries and enhance IFC’s developmental impact.

FIG is recruiting an Investment Analyst (IA) to join the Investment and Portfolio Team, in Europe Region. Investment Analyst position can be based in Vienna, Austria.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The IA is responsible for the ongoing supervision of committed investments (the number depends on size and complexity) and maintenance at operational level IFC's relationships with these clients. The IA may be assisted by a Portfolio Assistant in carrying out administrative and compliance work related to supervision of investments. The IA also participates in project appraisals.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•  Monitoring operational and financial performance of clients through visits to these clients and/or analysis of reports they submit
•  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
•  Monitoring client compliance as per their legal agreement with IFC and proposing courses of action in the event of non-compliance
•  Preparing disbursement requests for submission to the credit officer and director, including making recommendations on proposed waivers
•  Preparing annual project supervision reports and quarterly credit risk ratings and other management reports, making well-substantiated loss reserve recommendations
•  Drawing conclusions from financial analyses to design/ recommend suitable financial structures in the restructuring of problem projects
•  Participating as a member of a team in negotiations with clients and other banks for financial rescheduling, restructurings and investment covenant changes
•  Participation in project appraisals for new investments at all stages (from origination to commitment/ disbursement) as a member of a team, creating financial models
•  Efficiently liaising with internal divisions.

Selection Criteria

•  Bachelor’s (or equivalent) university degree, specialization in finance preferred
•  Experience at a financial institution for a minimum of 2-3 years in the field of financial investment, portfolio management, corporate finance, and economics
•  Expertise in project analysis; sound knowledge of accounting and financial statement analysis; knowledge/understanding of credit institutions financials would be a plus
•  Extensive financial modeling skills and ability to create detailed financial models for project finance, corporate debt, equity and hybrid investments
•  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and sound business judgment to identify issues and present creative and practical solutions
•  Excellent financial analytic capabilities, understanding of credit risk and loan/investment documentation
•  Ability to conduct market and industry research and analysis
•  Ability to discern critical issues, prepare concise, insightful analyses, and propose solutions to problems
•  Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, able to write in a logical and comprehensive, yet concise manner.
•  Ability to utilize graphics and tables to effectively and creatively present data
•  Ability to work on a large number of investments at once while keeping up to date on their issues 
•  Team player; self-starter/ proactive approach
•  Strong client orientation with an openness to feedback and new ideas
•  Genuine interest in sustainable development and working in emerging markets

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.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

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