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Deadline is 7th October 2023 | Apply For Principal Investment Officer Job in Nairobi | South Africa| South Africa| World Bank

Job #:req24433
Term Duration: 3 years 0 months
Recruitment Type:International Recruitment
Location:Nairobi,Kenya; Johannesburg,South Africa
Required Language(s):English
Preferred Language(s):
Closing Date:10/7/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC

Duties and Accountabilities:

The Principal Investment Officer will identify new investment opportunities, execute transactions, and actively manage portfolio projects in infrastructure and the digital economy across Africa. In addition, the Principal Investment Officer will take on direct supervisory responsibilities for certain Africa Infrastructure staff as determined. Apply For Principal Investment Officer Job in Nairobi | South Africa

•  Business Development: Develop a strong pipeline of good quality investment and pre-investment opportunities in the Africa region by anticipating market trends and employing sector/country knowledge. 

•  Structuring and Negotiation: Evaluate, structure, negotiate, and close new debt and equity transactions, portfolio restructurings, etc. Develop innovative and appropriate financial structures for complex transactions.

•  Deal Execution: Lead deal teams to deliver transactions efficiently, on a timely and expeditious basis and using best practice standards. Evaluate, structure, negotiate, and close new transactions, portfolio restructurings, capital increases, equity sales, upstream opportunities, etc. 

Monitor the portfolio and report development results internally and externally. Coordinate closely with social, environmental, legal, and technical assistance colleagues in structuring transactions, to add value to our clients’ businesses, find pragmatic solutions to project and sector challenges, and achieve sustainable development impact.

•  Strategy Development and Knowledge Sharing: Develop business development strategies for clients, sectors, countries, or regions with the objective of building a robust investment pipeline. Build IFC’s knowledge base for best practices and participate in knowledge sharing and dissemination.

Connect global and regional teams, ensure solutions and knowledge flow across IFC and the World Bank, and promote adoption of new approaches and best practices. Build external recognition of IFC’s distinctive capabilities throughout deal cycle, including Upstream, to catalyze greater flow of investment opportunities in the sector.

•  Coordination with WB: Support World Bank and MIGA colleagues on sector reforms and unblocking constraints to attracting and mobilizing private sector capital.

•  Supervising, mentoring and coaching supervise and manage staff; mentor and coach less-experienced colleagues to help build talent and grow the skill base of staff. Support relevant manager(s) in staff recruitment and skills development. Support the creation and implementation of incentives to motivate and reward staff.

Selection Criteria

•  Master’s degree in finance, MBA or similar relevant education.
•  15+ years of relevant experience with a commercial bank, a private equity firm, or a development finance institution with tasks related to private sector infrastructure financing and development.
•  Strong technical and operational skills demonstrated by a strong track-record of structuring and closing investments in infrastructure sectors and portfolio supervision of complex projects. 
•  Strong business development and client relationship skills demonstrated by track record; sound business judgment in screening and identifying leads.
•  Ability to interact directly and independently with the senior management of potential clients, financial and technical partners as well as senior government officials;
•  Knowledge of the various infra core sectors (power, transportation, utilities, telecom/digital, natural resources); equity investment, project finance and renewable energy finance experience is essential. Prior work experience in Africa infrastructure.
•  Excellent presentation skills, using charts, graphs and other data presentation techniques appropriately to communicate data, technical information, or complex concepts to non-specialists.
•  Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English as demonstrated by a proven track record of effectively delivering technical information in a clear, easily understandable and effective manner.
•  Proven ability to lead project teams and mentor investment staff. 
•  Willingness and ability to travel.
•  Genuine commitment to sustainable development.

World Bank Group Core Competencies

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.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

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