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World Bank Group 2024 Investment Analyst Program: Apply Now

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IFC, a division of the World Bank Group, is the leading global development institution dedicated to the private sector in emerging markets. It serves as the largest source of loan and equity financing and advisory services for private sector ventures in developing nations. Operating in over 100 countries, IFC utilizes its resources, expertise, and influence to foster markets and opportunities in regions undergoing economic development. In the fiscal year 2023, IFC allocated a record $43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging private sector capabilities to alleviate poverty and promote sustainability amidst compounding global crises. Collaborating with 2,000 businesses worldwide, IFC leverages over six decades of experience to create solutions and opportunities in areas of utmost need.

The Financial Institution Group (FIG) is a crucial department within IFC, responsible for a substantial portion of its business volume, profitability, and developmental influence, comprising roughly 40%. FIG operates across various sub-sectors, including Microfinance, SME, Gender, Climate, Insurance, Capital Markets, Housing, Distressed Assets, and others, offering investment and advisory services globally through IFC’s extensive network. FIG’s primary objectives encompass financial inclusion, supporting the real economy, and mobilizing third-party resources. The overarching aim is to foster efficient financial systems that promote financial inclusion, stimulate economic growth in client countries, and enhance IFC’s developmental contributions.

FIG is currently seeking an Investment Analyst to join the Investment and Portfolio Team, which oversees IFC’s financial sector investments in Southern Africa.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Comprehensive understanding of investment transaction financial aspects, including market analysis and assessing the financial viability of company or project opportunities.
  • Proficiency in financial statement analysis, accounting, finance, financial modeling, and comparable company analysis to facilitate informed decision-making.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret debt pricing benchmarks and equity trading comparables.
  • Fundamental understanding of how investments in various industries and sectors influence economic, market, and social development, employing mapping methodology to evaluate market conditions, gaps, and business prospects.
  • Identify data collection requirements to support the evaluation of financial, operational, developmental impact, and market information, as well as relevant Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) matters. Coordinate with clients to acquire necessary information.
  • Demonstrate active listening skills by attentively listening to others to discern client and stakeholder needs.
  • Proficient in distilling and summarizing extensive information from diverse sources to prepare business documents and presentations.
  • Capable of writing in a logical and comprehensive yet concise manner.
  • Proficient in using graphics and tables to creatively and effectively present data.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and diligence.

World Bank Group Core Competencies

The World Bank Group provides comprehensive benefits, including retirement plans, medical, life, and disability insurance, paid leave (including parental leave), as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.


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

Method of Application

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We take pride in being an employer that promotes equal opportunities and inclusivity, with a workforce that is dedicated and committed. We do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

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Application Deadline: June 11, 2024.

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