Investment Analyst – Global Manufacturing, Washington, United States At IFC – International Finance Corporation

Closing date: Tuesday, 16 May 2023

Investment Analyst – Global Manufacturing

Job #: req22462

Organization: IFC

Sector: Investment

Grade: GE

Term Duration: 2 years 0 months

Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment

Location: Washington, DC,United States

Required Language(s): English

Preferred Language(s): Closing Date: 5/17/2023 (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 2022, IFC committed a record $32.8 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

IFC’s Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS) team provides investment and advisory services across a range of sectors that include manufacturing, agribusiness, forestry, health, education, tourism, retail, and property. We help clients to achieve their business goals and find solutions to new and emerging issues, with a focus on sustainability.

Within MAS, the Global Manufacturing team looks for opportunities to provide investments and technical support to companies operating in value chains including but not limited to those in base materials (steel, cement, glass), chemicals and fertilizers, light manufacturing (automotive, electronics, batteries, appliances), textiles and apparel, and other sectors involved in industrial production and processing. The Agribusiness and Forestry team focuses on supporting investments in (i) the food production chain, “from farm to fork”, including suppliers of inputs (seeds, fertilizers, irrigation), crop plantations, sustainable animal protein and aqua-farms, food and bio-fuel processors, agri-commodity traders, and food distributors, and (ii) the forestry value chain, including plantations and downstream operations in the processed wood and paper sectors (pulp, paper, packaging, sawn wood, panelboards, biomass, etc.).

IFC’s Global Manufacturing and Agribusiness and Forestry teams are seeking Investment Analysts to be based in Washington, DC, to contribute to the analysis, processing, implementation and reporting of Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Forestry investments and advisory projects. The selected candidates will also support the global Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Forestry teams in research and knowledge management, working closely with the Global Sector Managers and Investment Leads in the areas mentioned above.

Roles and Responsibilities: Sector Support, Business Development and Knowledge Management

  •  Provide market research and analysis, including comparator analysis, assessment of market dynamics, benchmarking, and competitiveness.
  •  Prepare sector mapping to identify and target potential global clients and business opportunities.
  •  Research prospective client companies.
  •  Assist in preparing sector strategies and client pitchbooks.
  •  Contribute to dissemination and exchange of knowledge.

Deal Execution and Investment Portfolio

  •  Analyze company financial statements and projections, build financial models, and prepare sensitivity analyses.
  •  Collect market data and coordinate with clients to obtain necessary information to support financial, operational and development impact assessments.
  •  With supervision from senior colleagues, coordinate with internal resources (legal, ES&G, economists, sector specialists, etc.) for input on relevant investment documents and analyses.
  •  Extract lessons learned from prior transactions and portfolio and aid in the structuring of new deals.
  •  Prepare portfolio monitoring reports and generate data for analysis from multiple sources.

Selection Criteria

  •  Minimum Bachelor’s degree with a specialization in business, finance, economics and/or an area of expertise specific to Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Forestry- sectors.
  •  At least 2 years of relevant experience in business and/or finance (e.g., business consulting, investment banking, or similar fields).
  •  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  •  Ability to multi-task and deliver excellence under time pressure.
  •  Basic understanding of key aspects for investment transactions: technical, industrial, financial, environmental & social, and developmental.
  •  Good understanding of financial aspects of investment transactions, including how to conduct market analysis and determine financial soundness of a company or project opportunity and ability to conduct market and industry research and analysis.
  •  Good understanding of financial statements analysis, accounting, finance, building a financial model from scratch, discounted cash flow valuation method, and comparable company analysis to support informed decision making.
  •  Diplomacy, responsiveness, and ability to form relationships with counterparts across multicultural teams.
  •  Ability to write in a logical, comprehensive, and concise manner.
  •  Ability to gather and effectively present large amounts of data in graphics, tables, other creative avenues from various sources and assess financial and non-financial risks associated with projects.
  •  Fluency in Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  •  Demonstrated attention to detail and diligence.
  •  Active listening skills and ability to discern client and stakeholder needs.
  •  Highly motivated and committed to highest ethical standards with interest in the World Bank Group and IFC mission, strategy, and values.
  •  Ability to travel.
  •  Fluency in English, both verbal and written skills.
  •  Experience with artificial intelligence and machine learning 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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