Strategy Analyst

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Washington, DC, United States 🇺🇸

Background / General description:

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group (WBG), provides investment and advisory services to promote the private sector in 187 developing countries, to create jobs and deliver services that improve living standards and create opportunity for people to escape poverty.

The infrastructure sector remains one of IFC’s strategic priorities, and IFC’s activities in sector have expanded significantly over the last few years. The Infrastructure and Natural Resources Industry Group (CNG), through its support for investment and advisory clients, expands the reach of services in the power, water and transport sub-sectors, and promotes sustainable oil, gas and mining.

CNG is looking for a Strategy Analyst to join its Strategy and Communications team (CNGSF), based in Washington, DC. As part of a 7-member team and reporting to the Head of CNGSF, the Strategy Analyst will be a key contributor to the various facets of the Department’s strategy, economics and research work. S/he will work closely with economists / strategists within CNGSF, as well as regional and IFC support department counterparts. S/he will also represent the Department as needed, and participate in a range of other functions within CNG.

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 3 year term appointment.


Duties and Accountabilities:

• Contribute to the development of CNG strategy, sub-sector strategies, market/sector analysis, and annual planning documents.

• Coordinate CNG input on key IFC and WBG initiatives.

• Work with other CNGSF team members on the measuring and articulation of Development Results for CNG.

• Interface as needed with other Industry Groups, Corporate Strategy & Budgeting, Chief Economist’s Office and IEG.


Selection Criteria:

• Postgraduate degree in finance or economics, with a strong grasp of core economic and financial concepts and understanding of development issues and impact.

• At least 5 years of relevant work experience with private sector in emerging countries.

• Familiarity with infrastructure sectors would be an advantage.

• Ability to synthesize large volumes of information from diverse sources, to compile data, and prepare quantitative and qualitative management reports.

• Top notch excel and powerpoint skills.

• Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, with demonstrated ability to lead and work in multidisciplinary teams.

• Excellent written and oral communications skills.

• Flexibility, responsiveness, and ability to manage multiple activities to tight deadlines.

• Knowledge of IFC operations, strategy cycle and corporate information systems would be a plus.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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