Vice President, Office of Energy - Tenders Global

Vice President, Office of Energy

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Position description

This position is part of the Office of Energy (OE), U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). As a Vice President of Office of Energy (OE) you will have overall responsibility for leading and managing the Office of Energy to facilitate DFC’s investment into emerging market economies.

Major Duties:

The Vice President, Office of Energy has overall responsibility for leading and managing the Office of Energy of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). The Office of Energy will facilitate DFC’s investments into emerging market economies by providing medium- to long-term loans, guaranties, direct equity, and political risk insurance for often highly structured, complex transactions or projects.

  • Serves as a member of DFC’s senior leadership team and participates in the Agency’s overall strategy development, goal setting and execution of Agency-wide priorities and initiatives.
  • Represents and speaks on behalf of DFC at conferences, networking events and other external forums.
  • Develops and maintains DFC’s institutional expertise for Office of Energy, including the key relevant relationships with fund managers, investors, industry experts, regional experts, service providers, US government partners and allies, and others.
  • Provides overall direction on assigned sector’s strategy and updates the strategy in accordance with shifting US Government priorities and policy environment.
  • Provides strategic and operational direction to the Office of Energy’s financing activities through the entire lifecycle of the investment including business development, screening, due diligence, negotiating and structuring, approval, disbursement, and post-investment management and monitoring.
  • Manages staffing and workplans by distributing overall sector target across investment staff based on capabilities, experience, and interests. Ensures adequate technical and operational support for staff to reach their assigned targets.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Must submit resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Selection may require completion of a one-year supervisory or managerial probationary period unless met during prior Federal service
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret-Sensitive Compartmented security clearance
  • Within 30 days of your start date, you will be required to file an Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278)
  • This position may require foreign travel to developing countries


Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

You may qualify at the SL-00 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirements:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Candidates must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-15 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in all of the following:

  • Experience providing effective leadership and supervision to subordinates;
  • Experience transacting international project finance deals within the energy sector, that include a number of different types of complex structures (e.g. mezzanine debt and/or multi-lenders deals); AND
  • Experience determining whether projects are feasible, credit worthy and appropriate for support based on applicable policies, procedures, goals and objectives.


MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): Maximum of two pages per MTQ.Applicants must address the following mandatory qualifications separate from their resumes. Statements must provide specific examples that address relevant experience, accomplishments and evidence that you possess demonstrated superior technical qualifications. You will not be considered for this position if you fail to submit qualification statements specifically addressing each mandatory technical qualification requirement.

  • Demonstrated ability providing effective leadership and supervision to subordinates in a multi-tiered organization.
  • Demonstrated experience providing strategic leadership and direction in planning, implementing, and evaluating short- and long-range initiatives to support strategic business plans and cross-functional business solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience identifying, analyzing, and negotiating complex energy finance projects, investment transactions and sensitive financial and economic issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in business development and outreach efforts related to sourcing energy investments in emerging markets, that bring about financial returns and social and/or economic benefits.
  • Demonstrated experience examining and estimating the risk of a potential investor based on the investor’s underlying business practices as well as identifying fraud risk variables of potential investors.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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