World Bank Jobs – Country Officer – The International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Job Title:    Country Officer
Organization: The
International Finance Corporation (IFC) – World Bank Group 
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Resident
About World Bank:
The World Bank is a
vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries
around the world. The World Bank provides low-interest loans, zero to
low-interest credits, and grants to developing countries. These support a wide
array of investments in such areas as education, health, public administration,
infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and environmental
and natural resource management. Some of our projects are co-financed with
governments, other multilateral institutions, commercial banks, export credit
agencies, and private sector investors.
Do you want to build
a career that is truly worthwhile? 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 in the toughest areas of the world.
Job Summary:  IFC is recruiting a Country Officer who will
promote and coordinate IFC’s investment and advisory activities in Uganda,
ensuring the integrated delivery of IFC products and services and maintaining
necessary relationships to further those activities. The role requires close
interaction with Government officials, corporate clients, the private sector,
counterparts in the World Bank Group, international organizations, and key
internal stakeholders to develop strategy, new business, share information, and
support the structuring and negotiation of deals. He/She will also handle
administrative matters related to the day to day management of the IFC Uganda
office business, as delegated by the Country Manager and Resident
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and implement, in consultation with the IFC Country Manager,
    an integrated investment and advisory strategy for IFC activities,
    including country priorities and business targets for key industry groups,
    and key engagements for IFC with a particular focus on high impact
    investment and advisory services projects in sectors such as
    infrastructure, agribusiness, SME development, manufacturing and services,
    as well as investment climate issues.
  • Work with investment and advisory teams to develop the pipeline of
    projects and provide guidance for investment structuring and portfolio
    management cases.
  • Provide input on project development and management to the Country
    Manager, program managers and technical team as needed.
  • Assist the different project teams in coordinating missions,
    including managing relationships with key clients and stakeholders and to
    liaise for meetings.
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen solutions offered to clients by
    involving other parts of WBG based on a good understanding of the products
    and project requirements of WBG. Participate in specific activities that
    may necessary to develop and implement IFC 3.0 in country.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, global and
    regional private businesses, banking and multilateral partners and
    government officials to develop investment opportunities in sectors with a
    high developmental impact.
  • In consultation with the program managers, conduct engagements with
    clients, stakeholders, and donors
  • Liaise with client and donor partners, and coordination of technical
    inputs in project design and implementation.
  • Provide guidance and on-ground support in monitoring the progress
    and impact of projects through regular project monitoring and evaluation
    of performance.
  • Accountability for preparation of missions in the country.
  • Accountability for preparation/coordination of any briefing material
    for the country.
  • Represent and provide visibility for IFC through
    organizing/participating in high profile events (senior level visits,
    interviews, seminars and conferences).
  • Develop market knowledge to ensure that IFC is working with the
    right sponsors.
  • Take accountability for client selection, ensure the integrity of
    potential and develop and maintain relationships with these companies and
    identify business opportunities considering IFC’s strategy, priorities and
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Bank Group Country Officer job placement
    must hold a post-graduate degree in economics/ finance/ business
    management is preferred.
  • Seven to eight years of relevant experience in investment/commercial
    banking, public-private partnerships, and/or management/business
  • Experience in Africa is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to assess the viability of business opportunities and
    potential risks based on strong analytical, finance, financial modeling,
    credit, and transaction structuring skills.
  • Good understanding of IFC’s two business lines – Investment and
    Advisory– their range of products and instruments, how they complement
    each other, and how they may be leveraged to match the long-term needs of
    clients and open new markets.
  • Proven track record in nurturing client relationships, business
    development, and resolving challenging issues.
  • Ability to represent IFC externally and to develop and manage
    relationships with government, media, donors, and other stakeholders.
  • A successful track record in identifying, structuring and working
    externally with sponsors and internally with sector staff to create
    bankable investment potential with advisory components.
  • A team player with outstanding people management skills, strong
    influencing skills and ability to work with colleagues from different
    teams not reporting directly to this position, to achieve objectives while
    maintaining strong client service orientation.
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills, working with data using
    standard office software Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
NB: The World Bank
Group values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates who are
nationals of World Bank Group member countries to apply, regardless of gender,
gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or
disability.  Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, and
female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:  
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the World Bank in the
aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send their applications Online by
reviewing details at the web link below and clicking Apply Now on getting a
broader insight of vacancy.
Deadline: 7th October 2019
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