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JOB CAREER: IFC – Global Transaction Team Program

Posted by Teddy Wirawan Trunodipo pada September 7, 2008

The Global Transaction Team (GTT) Program is a rotational program designed to offer Associate Investment Officers a broad base of industry and regional experience upon which to build a career in IFC. Participants undertake two or three assignments of about twelve months each in Washington, DC or in IFC’s regional offices. At the end of the program, participants are placed permanently and begin to develop a specialized career path. IFC offers formal training, on-the-job training, a mentoring and buddy program, and numerous other opportunities for professional and personal development.

IFC recruits for the GTT Program globally through a rigorous and competitive process. We are looking for highly qualified and motivated professionals with leadership potential, skills in international corporate and/or project finance, and passion for sustainable private sector development.

IFC also hires investment officers directly into its country and regional offices on a year-round basis. Such positions are advertised on our website under Current Opportunities. Interested and qualified applicants to the GTT Program may also be referred for these positions.

Responsibilities
As an Associate Investment Officer, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team focused on identifying investment opportunities, executing transactions and actively managing portfolio projects. In this role, your objective will be to maximize the impact of IFC’s intervention and contribute to the development of our countries of operation by executing innovative, developmental, and profitable investments for IFC. Specific responsibilities include:


Analyze operational and financial performance of potential client companies to identify opportunities, address risks and recommend investment options

Evaluate the benefits and risks of new transactions and develop innovative and appropriate financial structures

Participate in negotiations

Supervise project implementation, including disbursements

Build and maintain strong relationships with clients and other stakeholders

Coordinate closely with social, environmental, and technical assistance colleagues to add value to our clients’ businesses and achieve sustainable development impact

Qualifications


Academic achievement demonstrated by an MBA or equivalent education

Work experience (three to six years) in finance, including investment banking, project finance, private equity, corporate finance, portfolio management, or financial consulting

Strong analytical and credit assessment skills, as well as solid understanding of accounting and financial statement analysis

Knowledge of relevant industry sector trends, preferably with experience in emerging markets

Sound business judgment and problem solving, negotiation and commercial skills

Ability to develop new business and effectively focus on client needs

Enthusiasm for working in multi-cultural teams and across borders

Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; fluency in other languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Spanish or Russian) preferred

Genuine commitment to sustainable private sector development

Willingness to travel extensively and geographic flexibility

Application and Hiring Process
Applications are received online once per year, typically beginning in mid-August and closing at the end of September. In addition, IFC visits business schools and interviews candidates on campus. Following first-round interviews, selected candidates are invited to Washington for panel interviews and a case study analysis. Final decisions are communicated to candidates by the end of December. Selected candidates typically begin at IFC in September.

2009 GTT Program Recruitment
IFC will be accepting online applications for the 2009 GTT Program until September 30, 2008 (12:00am EST). Please apply to : http://www.ifc.org/ifcext/careers.nsf/Content/GTT

When prompted, sign in to the member center account, or create a new account. For further instructions, please review the How to Apply Guide and Frequently Asked Questions. All candidates are able to check the status of their applications online. Only candidates invited for interviews will be contacted.

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