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Investment Analyst

Job #: req5931
Organization: IFC
Sector: Investment
Grade: GE
Term Duration: 2 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Sao Paulo,Brazil
Required Language(s): English, Portuguese
Preferred Language(s): Spanish
Closing Date: 3/2/2020 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


Do you want to build a career that is full of meaning and impact? The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities where they are needed most. Visit

Investment Analysts work closely with IFC’s Investment Officers, who are responsible for the design, negotiation, structuring, and subsequent supervision of the Corporation’s investment projects.  Investment Analysts help identify new projects and assist Investment Officers in executing deals, advising private companies on restructuring and using new financial instruments (e.g. risk management tools).

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Create financial projection models
  • Analyze historical and projected financial statements
  • Conduct industry and market research and assist in IFC’s business development efforts
  • Review company information and prepare reports on periodic financial statements, project progress reports, and other information submitted by clients
  • Prepare documentation for IFC internal processes
  • Establish and maintain quality client relationships to ensure responsive client service and to enhance new business opportunities
  • Participate in investments negotiations
  • Participate in the monitoring of investments in portfolio companies
  • Monitor equity holdings and develop and implement sales strategies to maximize IFC’s return and development impact
  • Identify opportunities for further business with existing clients in the areas of investment, technical assistance activities (e.g., sustainability) and financial services (e.g., clean technology)
  • Conduct sector and market research and assist in the preparation of country and sector strategy papers, briefs and project profiles. This would require working closely with the World Bank country and sector teams
  • Extract feedback lessons of experience from IFC’s earlier investments

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree with specialization in finance, accounting, or economics
  • Experience working in a financial institution, or in the finance department of a private sector company
  • Experience in projects related to manufacturing, agribusiness and/or services sectors will be a plus
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and sound business judgment to identify issues and present creative and practical solutions
  • Ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills
  • Strong client service orientation with an openness to feedback and new ideas
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills
  • Fluent in English and Portuguese. Spanish will be a plus

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