Investment Analyst

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Karachi, , PK

Background / General description:

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our six decades of experience to create opportunity where it’s needed most. In FY16, our long-term investments in developing countries rose to nearly $19 billion, leveraging our capital, expertise and influence to help the private sector end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit

IFC is looking to recruit Investment Analysts for its Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) Infrastructure and Natural Resources group. This group is responsible for sourcing and executing investment transactions in power, utilities, logistics and transportation sectors in the EMENA region. 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. This position is expected to cover all sectors of the group, and is based in Karachi, Pakistan.

Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 2 year term appointment.


Duties and Accountabilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•Create and review financial models and ensure consistency with financing agreements and relevant project documents;

•Analyze historical and projected financial statements

•Conduct industry and market research

•Review company information and prepare reports on periodic financial statements and other information submitted by clients;

•Prepare documentation for IFC internal processes;

•Work closely with IFC environment and social, insurance, technical, legal and treasury staff and external advisors to evaluate and process investment projects;

•Establish and maintain quality client relationships to ensure responsive client service and to enhance new business opportunities;

•Participate in investments negotiations; and

•Participate in the monitoring of investments in portfolio companies including quarterly reporting, compliance and tracking of development outcomes.


Selection Criteria:

•Bachelor’s or equivalent degree, specialization in finance preferred;

•Experience at a top tier financial institution (2+ years) with a proven track record, including experience creating financial models;

•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;

•Ability to manage and complete multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines under pressure;

•Interest in development issues and working in emerging markets

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.


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