Principal Investment Officer Infrastructure - Tenders Global

Principal Investment Officer Infrastructure

  • Anywhere
  • Posted 5 months ago

World Bank

Principal Investment Officer Infrastructure

Job #: req25301
Organization: IFC
Sector: Infrastructure
Grade: GH
Term Duration: 3 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: International Recruitment
Location: Washington, DC,United States; London,United Kingdom
Required Language(s): English
Preferred Language(s):
Closing Date: 12/30/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largestglobal development institution focused on the private sector in emergingmarkets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, andinfluence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. Infiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companiesand financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of theprivate sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economiesgrapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information,visit

Support for the development and expansion of infrastructuresolutions across a wide range of sectors is one of IFCs key strategicpriorities. The Global Infrastructure Department (CNG) and the Global Energyand Mining Department (CEM) work closely with IFCs regional infrastructureteams (and together with CNG and CEM, collectively referred to as INR) tofinance and provide technical guidance to companies in the energy, transport,telecoms & technology, municipal & environmental infrastructure, andmining sectors from IFCs own balance sheet and through mobilization of othercapital.

The CNGBU team within Global Infrastructure providesstrategic support to the Global Directors in CNG and CEM, and to theInfrastructure Leadership Team (ILT). It operates in close collaboration withglobal infrastructure sector teams, regional infrastructure teams, and otherstakeholders to support the wider INR family, including around sustainablefinance, innovation, climate, capital markets, mobilization, andcross-collaboration; other major strategic initiatives such as clientrelationship management, as well as business analytics, KM and resourcemanagement.

IFC is seeking an experienced candidate with a solidfinancial background to be a senior member of the CNGBU team, with a particularfocus on innovation, sustainable finance, capital markets, mobilization andcross-industry collaboration. The position will be based in either Washington,DC or London. Travel will berequired.

Duties & Accountabilities:

The position will be reporting to the Manager, Innovationand Strategic Initiatives Infrastructure (CNGBU). The person will count on the support of ateam of 3-4 staff reporting entirely or partially to him/her, including aSustainable Finance Lead (SF Lead) and a Capital Markets Lead, as well asanchors in each regional and global industry team.
The roles and responsibilities of the position will includebut not be limited to:

1. Expand and Refine INRs Sustainable Finance (SF) product offering

Work closely with SF Lead to support the continued expansion and refinement of IFCs Sustainable Finance offering, as an active senior team member of INRs SLF team.
Support INR investment officers and client relationship managers to develop business in sustainable finance products, and beyond-compliance sustainability, with their clients Engage with key clients in collaboration with global and regional teams to sign high impact SF mandates.
Work with our Climate Business Department and Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory team to support IFC INR teams and clients in processing sustainable finance transactions;
Act as INR focal point for climate and SF-related capital markets partnerships, both internally (with Funds, CBD, Treasury, CLED) and externally.
Develop strong relationships with SF market experts and key stakeholders, commercial banks, and other DFIs, and participate in conferences, client workshops and other events to originate business, stay on top of industry trends and innovate.
Act as INR focal point for climate and SF-related capital markets partnerships, both internally (with Funds, CBD, Treasury, CLED) and externally.
Work with the SF team to disseminate and promote SF-related knowledge including through guidance notes and pitch materials and work with Communications colleagues to produce and disseminate pieces which seek to enhance IFCs overall external positioning in SF/SLF.
Update IFC INRs strategy in SF and promote product innovation in close coordination with the Climate Business Department, other IFC departments and the rest of the CNGBU team

2. Strengthen IFC INRs Capital Markets (CM) franchise

Work closely with Bond Lead to strengthen INRs ability to deliver a comprehensive and competitive CM offering.
Work closely with the Bond Lead, Sustainability Coordinators/SF team, INR Climate team, Treasury Client Solutions and Legal to design and deliver innovative Climate focused/Sustainable Finance CM products.
Disseminate and promote CM-related knowledge including through internal guidance notes and pitch materials.
Work with Communications to produce and disseminate pieces which seek to enhance IFCs overall external positioning in climate and sustainability capital markets solutions.
Develop strong relationships with CM experts and key stakeholders, and participate in conferences, client meetings and other events to originate business, stay on top of industry trends and innovate.
Work in coordination with INR and IFC Bond Leads, Regional teams and Treasury to ensue active monitoring of INRs Bond portfolio.

3. Innovation and Collaboration

Help catalyze and drive innovation and cross-collaboration to help INR grow and green its business and increase mobilization, including the roll-out of new products and JVs/collaboration across industries, regions and WBG. Coordinate with INR Climate Lead as appropriate on Climate-related innovation.
Coordinate IFC INRs Business Innovation Group – an informal, part time, peer group of 15-20 senior investment officers created to generate innovation ideas and develop new products for INR. Provide strong support for the development and success of the INR Business Innovation Group.

4. Partnerships and Blended Finance (BF)

Ensure regular coordination with BF and Partnerships teams to ensure INR has access to BF and donor resources to grow and green its business. Coordinate with the Partnerships team with fund-raising as appropriate.
Coordinate engagement and/or represent INR with external partners and donors, as needed.

Selection Criteria

MBA or relevant Masters qualification
At least 15 years of experience with an international financial institution, a consulting firm or a development organization with tasks related to infrastructure financing and/or sustainable finance.
Experience across the various infrastructure core sectors (power, transportation, utilities, mining, etc), including proven hands-on experience in origination and execution of infrastructure financing transactions (ideally including capital markets transactions) will be a plus.
Deep knowledge of sustainable finance products as well as of broader sustainability, energy transition and climate issues.
Experience leading innovation and cross-collaboration initiatives across institutional silos will also be a plus.
Ability to interact directly and independently with the senior management of potential clients, financial and technical partners as well as senior government officials.
Strong business development skills, demonstrated by track record.
Capacity to innovate and challenge the status quo and a proven track record in new idea generation.
Outstanding analytical and critical thinking skills; demonstrated ability to synthesize complex information and make concrete strategic and tactical recommendations.
Excellent presentation skills and strong ability to present at internal and external events.
Highly motivated, committed to highest ethical standards.
Proven ability to mentor junior investment staff.
Willingness to travel.

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.

Learn more about working at theWorld BankandIFC, including our values and inspiring stories.

Apply for this job

To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover/motivation letter where ( you saw this internship posting.