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Operations Analyst

Job #: req24895
Organization: IFC
Sector: Upstream
Grade: GE
Term Duration: 3 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Johannesburg,South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya
Required Language(s): English
Preferred Language(s):
Closing Date: 11/14/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


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. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.

IFC has embarked on an ambitious growth strategy (IFC 3.0) to stimulate more investment activity, especially in Low Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict affected Situations (FCS). This strategy calls for generating our own opportunities by proactively working Upstream to create, deepen, and expand markets and to imagine, design and implement investment projects. It requires taking a systematic approach to understanding the regulatory and sector bottlenecks that prevent the flow of private capital into productive investment in our member countries and addressing these bottlenecks through World Bank Group engagement on policy reforms and programmatic interventions at the country and sector level. It also requires the capacity to leverage WBG programs and projects to develop our own proactive sector interventions and to imagine and design projects even in the absence of reforms.

IFC is looking for a highly motivated Operations Analyst to join the Infrastructure team to be based in Johannesburg, South Africa or Nairobi, Kenya. The Operations Analyst will be responsible for assisting with research, analytics, operational work, presentations, and resource support as well as other transversal tasks in relation to the teams objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Operations Analyst will have a wide range of evolving responsibilities, which will be exclusive or shared with other team members. Anticipated scope of duties and responsibilities includes the following:

With an emphasis on creating investment opportunities for IFC, support the identification, prioritization and assessment of Upstream opportunities that emerge from country and sector strategies and market intelligence work and business development work carried out by regional and global INR teams.
Contribute to the conceptualization, development and supervision of Upstream projects, including various types of pre-investment work required to generate and enable IFC investments, such as: providing general research support, including sector and country mapping to support business development, sector deep dives and strategy formulation, drafting Concept Notes and Implementation Plans for new projects and engagements, and drafting Project Supervision Reports for the different Infrastructure projects in the Africa region.
Support production of regular reports on the assigned Upstream activities, including pipeline reports, status updates, and progress reports monitoring execution performance against project milestones and KPIs.
Provide basic analytical support on compliance & operational risk issuesanalyze trends and discuss quarterly changes–as well as on portfolio administration and reporting.
Maintain a log of Infrastructure Africa Upstream events and track approval workflow status.
Coordinate Africa INR pipelines and budgets.
Support to the INR team to design and articulate core (but customizable) advisory products including training materials; work with regional and industry colleagues to ensure buy-in and quality outputs.
Contribute to the development of knowledge materials to promote Upstream activities and document best practices and lessons learned.
Ad hoc support to the team as required

Selection Criteria

Bachelors degree and at least 3 years of relevant experience. Masters is a plus.
Ability to demonstrate attention to detail, thoughtful scenario analysis, and diligence in the quality of ones own work,
Possess excellent written communication skills including presentations, briefs, memos, etc. Utilize graphics and tables to effectively and creatively present data,
Demonstrate active listening skills by being attentive and listening to others in order to identify client and stakeholder needs,
Demonstrate diplomacy and responsiveness in interactions with others,
Write in a logical and comprehensive, yet concise manner,
Distill and summarize large amounts of information from various sources to prepare business documents and presentations,
Team player with good problem solving and analytical skills, with an ability to execute tasks timely and effectively,
Organizational and communications skills,
Advanced user level proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel, Word is a must,
Strong command over English (written and verbal) is a must. Proficiency in other languages spoken in the region is a plus.

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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