Associate Operations Officer - Tenders Global

Associate Operations Officer

World Bank Group




IFC Western Europe (CWE) covers relations with companies, governments, Multilateral Developments Banks and Development Finance Institutions in 27 countries in the region, as well as with the European Union. These countries hold about a third of IFC’s capital, while companies, financial institutions and investors in the region are strategic investment partners for IFC in emerging markets.
IFC is seeking an Associate Operations Officer for its Western Europe Department (CWE), based in London, United Kingdom, to support CWE’s mission.
The Associate Operations Officer will support the CWE leadership team in managing relationships with governments, investors, and other public and private stakeholders.  The selected candidate will also actively contribute and support business development efforts across Western Europe with a focus on UK, Ireland, Spain, Netherlands, and Italy among others. 
The position is based in London and co-reports to the Head of Office, as well as the UK-based CWE Country Manager.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Associate Operations Officer will lead on a variety of tasks related to country management, business development, relationship management with key clients and partners, and coordination of relationships with IFC stakeholders, including shareholders, development partner agencies, MDBs/DFIs, and private sector players.
This role requires interaction with various external parties in Western Europe as well as with other departments at IFC’s headquarters in Washington DC and across the globe. It offers exposure to the interplay of public and private sector parties in the global development finance arena.

Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Assist the Country Manager(s) in (a) developing/updating, implementing, and reporting on country strategies; (b) monitoring of and delivering on KPIs; (c) relationship management with governments, MDBs/DFIs, corporate clients, and other stakeholders and organizations; and (iv) IFC’s business development efforts in the sub-region. 
  • Monitor and report on political and economic developments that are relevant for business development and relationship management with key stakeholders.
  • Conduct industry and market research by extracting information from internal databases and external sources. 
  • Maintain a pipeline of projects with sponsors and prepare mapping of potential clients across industries and partners for IFC, including coordination with country and industry-specific business development and outreach strategies.
  • Perform desktop reviews of potential prospective clients, including background checks and preliminary financial analysis.
  • Prepare relevant strategy papers, briefs, working papers, presentations, reporting and promotional material for internal and external users, including pitch books and other marketing presentations and material.
  • Contribute to preparations for IFC key events and partner meetings, such as the Spring and Annual WBG meetings. 
  • Assist in organizing business development webinars, roundtables, and conferences.
  • Support meetings with companies, high-level government counterparts, MDBs/DFIs and other stakeholders, and in follow-ups by preparing briefing material; writing meeting notes; drafting correspondence and assisting in implementing of action points. 
  • Maintain/update databases, pipeline- and other reports, as well as other trackers in excel and internal systems; prepare progress reports and other documentation required.
  • Contribute to developing strategic engagement, communications, and outreach programs to foster and maintain IFC’s relationship with key government counterparts, constituencies, opinion-makers, and media.
  • Assist in the preparation and execution of IFC Senior Management visits.
  • Provide any other assistance needed by the Country Manager for the day-to-day coordination of activities.
  • Perform such other duties as may be required from time to time to meet emerging corporate requirements at CWE.
Selection Criteria:
  • Master in finance, economics, or equivalent qualification.
  • 5-7 years of experience in a related field. 
  • Experience in engaging with governments, MDBs/DFIs, and other stakeholders.
  • Proven experience in business analysis, market research, or business development.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Capacity to deal with conflicting priorities and deliver high quality work on schedule; flexible with ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries.
  • Ability to guide and mentor more junior staff.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, other languages a plus. 
  • Genuine commitment to highest ethical standards and to sustainable development.




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