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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. Our mission is to leverage the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity on a livable planet.

IFC’s PPP Transaction Advisory (CTA) department is focused on assisting governments to develop private sector participation (PSP) projects involving the management, financing, and operation of infrastructure to private companies, through private-public partnerships (PPPs). IFC has established an advisory services program for the Caribbean, which is covered by a team fully dedicated to CTA in the Caribbean. The core objective is to promote private sector development and hence contribute to infrastructure development, better access to services and poverty reduction in the Caribbean.

CTA is now seeking to recruit an Investment Analyst to join the Caribbean team based in Washington DC, USA, to help execute transactions and actively manage portfolio projects in the region. The selected candidate would be assigned to prepare financial models, assist on the preparation of transaction documents and support teams in project structuring in the Caribbean, under the coordination of the PPP Caribbean Team Lead. It will be considered a plus if candidates have previous experience in projects and team coordination activities.

Roles & Responsibilities:

In order to fulfill the program’s objectives, the analyst will participate in all phases of the transaction advisory work, including project origination, structuring and execution of projects in the Caribbean. All these activities will be performed from the Washington DC office, where the Caribbean CTA team is located. Activities will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Assist in the identification of potential new mandates through country, industry, and market research.
  • Assist in the preparation of presentations to current and potential clients.
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals for new mandates and mandate letters.
  • Perform macro-economic, sector specific and project research.
  • Build financial models for infrastructure projects using discounted cash flow and project finance, generate scenarios and analyze results to assess the financial feasibility of proposed projects.
  • Assist in the selection process and supervision of technical consultants.
  • Assist in the preparation of workshops, information events and promotion related activities.
  • Participate in the preparation of term sheets, contracts, teasers, and any other transaction related documents.
  • Prepare information memorandum, high level briefs and working papers for IFC management and client.
  • Prepare documentation for IFC internal processes.
  • Coordinate closely with IFC staff from the environmental and social areas in relation to the projects.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Engineering, Business Administration or Accounting. Specialization in finance would be considered as a plus.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience.
  • Previous experience in the infrastructure sector, structured financial products and/or financial advisory are desirable.
  • Strong financial, analytical, and financial modeling skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and sound business judgment to identify issues and present creative and practical solutions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong editing skills.
  • Excellent language skills in English, both written and oral, Spanish would be a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.
  • Ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries.
  • Demonstrated teamwork and organizational skills.
  • Client relationship skills





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