IFC – International Finance Corporation

Investment Analyst Job Nairobi Kenya

Nairobi County, Nairobi, Kenya
February 10, 2024
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Investment Analyst Job Nairobi Kenya

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 2023, IFC committed a record $43.7 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 www.ifc.org.

The Africa Infrastructure unit is an open and dynamic team, which develops, advises, structures and invests in infrastructures across a number of sectors including power, transportation, telecom, technology, urban infrastructure and utilities. We are looking to hire an Investment Analyst, located in Nairobi, Kenya, to support business needs.

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 work with Investment Officers in sector mapping and strategy, identification and analysis of pre-investment opportunities including early engagement with Governments, clients and World Bank on promising trends for future investment opportunities, new investment opportunities, executing pre-investment engagements and investment deals, advising private companies on restructuring and using new financial instruments (e.g. risk management tools). They also work with Investment Officers in covering a cluster of countries for business development in close coordination with IFC regional teams and World Bank teams, the regular, periodic supervision of IFC’s debt and equity investments, including the preparation, evaluation and execution of, amongst other (i) waivers and amendments; (ii) debt rescheduling and/or restructuring transactions; and (iii) equity sales.

Duties and Accountabilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide analytical, research, portfolio, and processing support to project teams;
  • Create and analyze financial models;
  • Review and analyze historical and projected financial statements;
  • Conduct industry and market research and assist in IFC’s business development efforts;
  • Be part of country cluster coverage teams as may be required from time to time with associated responsibilities including internal presentations, maintaining and updating pipeline, client coverage and sector coverage
  • Elaborate pitchbooks and proposals for clients;
  • Review company information and prepare reports on periodic financial statements, project progress reports, and other information submitted by clients;
  • Participate in all aspects of IFC’s project processing cycle, from project development to asset management; and
  • Prepare documentation for IFC internal processes;
  • Participate in investments negotiations; and
  • Actively manage assigned investments in portfolio companies, including monitoring of compliance with IFC financial, environmental, insurance and legal requirements. preparing timely credit risk assessment reports and equity valuations, and tracking development results throughout the project cycle.

Selection Criteria

  • A bachelor’s degree from a renowned university (preferably with a specialization in Finance, Business, or Economics – enrollment in the CFA program is a plus);
  • Experience in a financial institution (2+ years) with a proven track record (international exposure desired) – with experience ideally in limited-recourse project finance;
  • Experience of pre-investment work in developing longer lead investment ideas
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel and ability to develop complex financial models, including discounted cash flow models, loan valuation models, and other models as needed;
  • Experience in infrastructure-related projects will be a plus;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as sound business judgment to identify issues and present creative and practical solutions;
  • Facility to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries;
  • Demonstrated quantitative, financial analysis and modelling skills;
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills;
  • Proactive initiative taker – helping transaction leads without having to be asked;
  • Ability to manage and complete multiple projects/tasks simultaneously and to meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Keen interest in emerging markets;
  • Willingness and ability to travel on short notice as required;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other regional languages, such as French, is a plus.

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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Investment Analyst Job Nairobi Kenya