Vice President Financial Services

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This position is part of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Office of Small Business & Financial Services (OSBFS). As the Vice President, you will be responsible for leading and managing OSBFS and facilitating investments into international emerging markets.

Major Duties:

The Vice President has overall responsibility for leading and managing the Office of Small Business and Financial Services (OSBFS) of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). The Office of Small Business & Financial Services will facilitate DFC’s investment into emerging market economies by providing medium- to long-term loans, equity, guaranties, and risk

mitigation instruments for often highly structured, complex transactions.

  • Serve as a member of DFC’s senior leadership team and participates in the Agency’s overall strategy development, goal setting and execution of Agency-wide priorities and initiatives.
  • Represent and speak on behalf of DFC at conferences, networking events and other external forums.
  • Develop and maintain DFC’s institutional expertise for SBFS, including the key relevant relationships with banks, fund managers, investors, industry experts, regional experts, service providers, international finance institutions, US government partners and allies, and others.
  • Provide strategic and operational direction to the SBFS financing activities through the entire lifecycle of the investment including business development, screening, due diligence, negotiating and structuring, approval, disbursement, and post-investment management and monitoring.
  • Work with investment teams to prioritize potential investment opportunities based on the SBFS strategy, Administration priorities, and feasibility of the project.
  • Distribute overall sector target across investment staff based on capabilities, experience, and interests. Determine resources required to accomplish strategic goals and objectives.
  • Ensure that departmental staff adhere to all internal DFC policies and procedures. 

Please NoteThis is not a Bargaining unit position.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Must submit resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Selection may require completion of a one-year supervisory or managerial probationary period unless met during prior Federal service
  • Within 30 days of your start date, you will be required to file an Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top-secret security clearance
  • This position may require foreign travel to developing countries


Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than the closing date of this announcement.

You may qualify at the SL-00 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirements: 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Candidates must have at least one year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-15 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in all of the following:

  • Experience providing effective senior leadership in an organization that involves progressively responsible supervision to subordinates including investment professionals (i.e., demonstrating management of people and resources, strategy, and prioritization);
  • Experience making investments in emerging markets, including direct transactional experience of varying type and complexity (e.g., direct loans, guaranties, equity, securitizations, etc.); AND
  • Experience evaluating, negotiating, and structuring complex financial transactions in international emerging markets.


MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): Maximum of two pages per MTQ. Applicants must address the following mandatory qualifications separate from their resumes. Each MTQ must be addressed separately on it’s own. Statements must provide specific examples that address relevant experience, accomplishments and evidence that you possess demonstrated superior technical qualifications. You will not be considered for this position if you fail to submit qualification statements specifically addressing each mandatory technical qualification requirement.

  • Demonstrated ability providing effective leadership and supervision to subordinates at a senior level within an organization.
  • Demonstrated experience providing strategic leadership and direction in planning, implementing, and evaluating short- and long-range initiatives to support strategic business plans and cross-functional business solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience originating, evaluating, and negotiating complex transactions, including within/with large financial institutions.
  • Demonstrated experience building networks and partnerships with a range of financial institutions, varying type, size and domicile (e.g., local banks, international financial institutions, etc.) across emerging markets that result in tangible investment opportunities.
  • Demonstrated experience identifying and pursuing innovative approaches to enhance financial services and access to finance in emerging markets.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Additional Information:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility showing type of discharge/character of service. If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit documentation from the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) showing type of discharge/character of service and your disability percentage. You may also submit an SF-15, “Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference” plus the documents listed in this form to support the claim for veteran preference. For more information on veterans’ preference visit:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

Telework Suitability: The duties of this position is suitable for telework. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Stipulations of Employment: Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Work Schedule: This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous: DFC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit 

Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.

Employees in SL positions are entitled to accrue annual leave at the rate of 8 hours per biweekly pay period regardless of the length of their Federal service, and can accumulate a total of up to 90 days (720 hours) of annual leave. All Federal employees including SL members earn 13 days of sick leave each year. 

**Applications for this position are only accepted through USAJOBS and must be received by 11:59 pm (ET) on June 28, 2024.**




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