Environmental and Social Development Analyst

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World Bank Group


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IFC — a member of the World Bank Group — is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record $43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity on a livable planet as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit  

The Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Sustainability Advice and Solutions Department (CEG), housed in IFC Operations, is IFC’s ESG center of excellence. CEG includes approximately 200 staff and consultants with deep experience and global expertise in their respective fields. CEG supports IFC’s investment and advisory clients to manage ESG risks associated with their activities and to find value-added opportunities in their operations. CEG further leverages this expertise and operational experience in emerging markets to maintain IFC’s leadership in sustainability through ESG standards – the Environmental and Social (E&S) Performance Standards and the Corporate Governance Methodology – and to encourage the effective adoption of these standards by companies and investors across the emerging markets. More details can be found at .  

IFC is looking for dynamic, motivated, and detail-oriented professional with strong communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills. The Environmental and Social Analyst will be expected to assist environmental and social specialists at IFC in their work on reviewing environmental and social risks and impacts in clients’ and potential clients’ operations. The positions offer suitable candidate a unique opportunity to gather unparalleled private sector environmental and social risk management experience in emerging markets, to work with IFC’s experts in the field, and to be exposed to the wider operations of the World Bank Group.

Duties and Accountabilities:

The Analyst’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Supporting analysis to assist environmental and social specialists in appraising the environmental and social risks and impacts associated with IFC investments against the requirements of IFC’s Performance Standards (PSs) on Environmental and Social Sustainability. 
  • Assist in defining steps required to ensure compliance with the PSs and the World Bank Group Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines. 
  • Assist in supervising the environmental and social performance of client companies through the review of monitoring reports and site visits to supervise environmental and/or social aspects of clients’ operations. 
  • Assist in providing training on environmental and social issues to IFC clients, investment staff and other specialists. 
  • Support in development of sectoral and regional portfolio reviews, in particular in developing an understanding of systematic compliance issues in the portfolio. 
  • Collect and analyze data to assist specialists in preparation of reports, such as on specific E&S issues and on IFC’s portfolio. 

Selection Criteria

  • A degree in environmental management or sciences, social sciences, engineering, or other relevant discipline. 
  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience in environmental and/or social assessment related to private sector business activities. 
  • Track record in working with private sector firms across industry sectors (including agribusiness, infrastructure and/or manufacturing) to identify environmental/social risks and issues and develop mitigation measures to ensure compliance with good international industry practice. 
  • Knowledge of IFC Sustainability Framework and supporting documents such as Guidance Notes, EHS Guidelines, and other IFC publications on sustainability a plus. 
  • Strong research and analytical skills, ability to think strategically, analyze and synthesize diverse related data and information. Attention to detail a must. 
  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to prioritize, deal with frequent and unexpected changes, and work within tight timeframes. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English is essential. Working knowledge of other, widely-spoken languages a plus.
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills. Good inter-personal and cross-cultural skills.
  • Willing and able to travel frequently, sometimes to remote field locations with limited amenities.
  • A good team player with strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team, work effectively in and influence a team, and network effectively across boundaries.
  • Familiarity with IFC/World Bank operations, procedures, and culture will be advantageous. 

Source: https://worldbankgroup.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=27217&site=1

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