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World Bank Group Investment Analyst Program 2024 for Young Professionals

Deadline: June 11, 2024

Applications are now open for the World Bank Group Investment Analyst Program 2024 for Young Professionals. FIG is recruiting an Investment Analyst to join the Investment and Portfolio Team, which originates, manages and monitors IFC’s financial sector investments in Southern Africa.

This position will be based in the Johannesburg office.

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. 

Duties & Accountabilities:

• Fully understands the financial aspects of investment transactions, including how to conduct market analysis and determine financial soundness of company or project opportunity.
• Demonstrated skill in financial statement analysis, accounting, finance, financial modeling, and comparable company analysis to support informed decision making.
• Ability to analyze and synthesize debt pricing benchmarks and equity trading comparables.
• Basic understanding of how specific investments transactions in different industries and sectors impact economic, market, and social development, and how to use mapping methodology to assess market conditions, gaps, and business opportunities.
• Identify data collection needs to support the assessment of financial, operational, development impact, and market information as well as relevant ES&G matters. Coordinate with the client to obtain needed information.
• Demonstrates active listening skills by being attentive and listening to others in order to identify client and stakeholder needs.
• Able to distill and summarize large amounts of information from various sources to prepare business documents and presentations.
• Able to write in a logical and comprehensive, yet concise manner.
• Able to utilize graphics and tables to effectively and creatively present data.
• Exceptional attention to detail and diligence.

World Bank Group Investment Analyst Program 2024 Selection Criteria

• Bachelor’s or equivalent degree; 
• 2-5 years work experience in a financial institution, particularly in investment projects;
• Ability to develop complex financial models; 
• Keen interest in development finance and multicultural environments; 
• Highly motivated, committed to highest ethical standard, ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries;
• Strong knowledge of financial institutions and markets;
• Strong analytical and conceptual skills including corporate finance;
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; 
• French or Portuguese proficiency desirable.


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.

Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.

To Apply: Visit the website for World Bank Group Investment Analyst Program 2024 for Young Professionals


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