The World Bank is recruiting Investment Analysts for South Africa, other locations

The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) is hiring Investment Analysts for various locations in Africa.

Closing date: 06 February 2024

If you have at least two years of relevant experience in investment banking, private equity, project finance, financial consulting, or similar fields, apply for the opportunity to start a career with global impact.

Term Duration: 3 years 0 months
Recruitment Type:Local Recruitment
Location:Cairo,Egypt; Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania; Johannesburg, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria; Nairobi, Kenya; Rabat, Morocco; or other locations in Africa. 
Required Language(s):English
Closing Date:2/6/2024 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC

Job Description

We are seeking Investment Analysts eager to work with our specialized investment divisions or country teams to play a key role in deal generation, investment transaction execution, and portfolio management.

Our work with the private sector helps create jobs, build vital infrastructure, and attract much-needed capital to developing countries—improving the lives of millions of people around the world. With offices in 100+ countries and a diverse team from 150 nationalities, IFC offers continuous learning opportunities and exceptional benefits. Learn more about a career at IFC. 

The applicants for this recruitment drive will be reviewed on a rolling basis for consideration for immediate openings as well as positions that will become available over the next six months in the above-mentioned locations.

Successful candidates will join IFC as an Investment Analyst on a three-year term contract extendable to a maximum of five years.  

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Roles and Responsibilities

•  Executing rigorous analysis including comprehensive due diligence and financial modeling.  
•  Analyze financial statements and projections, build financial models, and run sensitivities.  
•  Ensuring the highest standards of portfolio data accuracy and preparing monitoring reports.  
•  Prepare analytical sections of country and sector strategies and client pitchbook. 

•  Assisting in the design of sector and country strategies; crafting client presentations.  
•  Prepare sector mapping to target potential clients and business opportunities. 
•  Pinpointing business prospects via sector exploration and reaching out to promising clients. 
•  Engaging with internal teams and clients on data inquiries, document scrutiny, and financial statement evaluations.  
•  Crafting essential documents for our investment/advisory boards, upholding IFC’s stringent guidelines.  

Selection Criteria

•  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in domains like business, finance, or economics or pertinent industry areas. 
•  At least 2 years of relevant experience in investment banking, private equity, project finance, or financial consulting, etc. 
•  Ability to conduct market and industry research and analysis. 

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•  Mastery of financial statement analysis and financial models. 
•  Ability to demonstrate attention to detail, thoughtful scenario analysis, and diligence in the quality of one’s own work. 
•  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. 
•  Genuine dedication to development and to the World Bank Group and IFC’s mission, strategy, and values.

How to Apply


Careers at International Finance Corporation

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.

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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