Operations Officer - International Finance Corporation

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Operations Officer - International Finance Corporation

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Duties And Accountabilities

  • Lead the implementation of the LCI Sahel program which IP was approved in May 2023, working closely in coordination with the COs/Res Reps.
  • Coordinate the consultants supporting LCI work in the Sahel countries.
  • Lead client engagement and relationship management on the ground to ensure high client satisfaction and the program relevance with ongoing advisory engagements;
  • Work with external consultants and World Bank Group colleagues to finalize training needs assessment and deliver technical support to selected local champions;
  • Work collaboratively with IFC Investment/Upstream/Advisory and CMA colleagues to align advisory to help build a pipeline of investment projects, support the processing of investment leads and propose compelling “one IFC” solutions to champions;
  • Liaise with industry and country office colleagues and other relevant units to ensure consistency of vision/efforts and align actions on business development and pipeline-building efforts in target countries
  • Lead on the preparation and delivery of the Project Supervision Reports (PSRs).
  • Perform periodic reporting and liaison as required with Development Partners and IFC Africa management team on progress and designated achievements;
  • Ensure LCI is delivering in line with the M and E plan;
  • Operate with a relative degree of autonomy, under the overall guidance of the AFI Program Manager.

Selection Criteria

  • Master’s degree in a related field and at least 4–8 years of relevant experience. Related fields of education include business, finance, or economics or an area of expertise specific to a sector, subject matter, or industry specialty. Relevant experience could include a proven track record in business consulting or investment banking, or operational experience in the sector or technical or professional field.
  • Knowledge and experience of working in the Sahel
  • Understanding of the AFI program and experience working in/on one of Sahel or West Africa countries
  • Private sector development and operational experience including designing and implementing development programs in Africa;
  • Proven knowledge of the investment process in IFC, through working with investment teams or completion of the credit course
  • Self-starter, mature and flexible personality; able to work in a multicultural, fast-paced team environment;
  • A team player with outstanding people management skills, the ability to work with colleagues from different teams who are not reporting to him/her and achieve outstanding results while meeting tight deadlines and 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 and French essential.

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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.

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