Investment Analyst, Lima, Peru At IFC – International Finance Corporation

Closing date: Sunday, 28 May 2023

Investment Analyst

Job #: req22765

Organization: IFC

Sector: Investment

Grade: GE

Term Duration: 2 years 0 months

Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment

Location: Lima,Peru

Required Language(s): English, Spanish

Preferred Language(s): Closing Date: 5/29/2023 (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.

The Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services (MAS) Industry Group plays an important role in supporting IFC’s strategic priorities, covering investments in global manufacturing and services, agribusiness, health, and education. MAS sectors play a critical role in providing goods and services to consumers, addressing core needs, creating jobs, contributing to government revenue and stimulating growth. In IFC’s client countries, these sectors can account for as much as 80% of overall economic activity and can account for up to 90% of employment activity, particularly in the poorest countries.

The Group is looking for an Investment Analyst to be based in Lima, Peru. Investment Analysts work closely with IFC’s Investment Officers, who are responsible for the design, negotiation, structuring, and subsequent supervision of the Corporation’s investment projects.

Duties and Accountabilities:

  •  Compile, ensure integrity and quality of, and analyze portfolio data to assess IRP and loan loss reserves for primary investment officer.
  •  Develop relationships with WBG counterparts to facilitate access to relevant information and reports.
  •  Extract data from internal and external databases, manipulate and present data for various audiences, and update information in relevant databases.
  •  Review, screen, and prepare relevant documents and reports.
  •  Extract data from internal and external databases, manipulate and present data for various audiences, and update information in relevant databases.
  •  Review, screen, and prepare relevant documents and reports.
  •  Monitor sector, country, and macro conditions as well as social and political information that are relevant to IFC activities.
  •  Prepare documentation for IFC internal processes.
  •  Prepare routine portfolio monitoring reports and generate needed data from multiple sources.
  •  Gather and summarize benchmarking information that will be used to capture lessons learned.
  •  Assist in preparing analytical sections of country and sector strategies and client pitchbook.
  •  Prepare sector mapping to target potential clients and business opportunities.
  •  Contribute to the development of high-quality specific Upstream initiatives and interventions through research, analytical, and operational work.
  •  Coordinate with internal stakeholders (legal, ES&G, economists, and sector specialists) to answer questions on documents and analysis.
  •  Prepare investment or advisory committee materials, with supervision.
  •  Leverage basic knowledge of IFC’s policies and procedures to ensure the approval system’s work flow and document requirements are met.
  •  Draft memos and documents for internal processing of new investments.
  •  Extract lessons of IFC’s earlier investments or advisory mandates and other evaluative work as relevant to provide input to the structuring of straightforward transactions.
  •  Perform analytical work (due diligence, financial modeling, preparation of pricing comparability data) as input to designing and considering structuring options.
  •  Draft memos and process simple waivers, amendments, and ESAMs based on guidance from a more senior investment officer.
  •  Perform analytical work (due diligence, financial modeling, preparation of pricing comparability data) as input to designing and considering restructuring options.
  •  Gather and summarize information on sectors and countries in support of portfolio team.
  •  Identify data collection needs to support the assessment of financial, operational, development impact, and market information as well as relevant ES&G matters. Coordinate with the client to obtain needed information.
  •  Analyze financial statements and projections, build financial models, and run sensitivities, with accountability for factual accuracy.
  •  Gather and summarize project, sector, and country benchmarking information to be used to capture lessons learned, with accountability for factual accuracy.
  •  Identify key stakeholders (government, development partners, WBG) as input to business development and client engagement planning.
  •  Look at prior transactions and track record with specific clients to develop input to future business possibilities.
  •  Perform credit and integrity risk rating assessments, covenant compliance reviews (debt), and valuations (equity), and monitor changes to risk flags for determining performance assigned to a portfolio, with supervision.
  •  Gather and analyze data to support assessment of project development impact.
  •  Prepare industry and market research as input to Country Private Sector Diagnostics.
  •  Research prospective client companies or governments for alignment with IFC strategic, financial, and integrity criteria.

Selection Criteria

  •  Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least of 2-3 years of relevant experience. Related fields of education include business, finance, or economics or an area of expertise specific to a sector, subject matter, or industry specialty. Relevant experience could include a proven track record in business consulting or investment banking, or operational experience in the sector or technical or professional field.
  •  Basic understanding of how specific investments or advisory transactions in different industries and sectors impact economic, market, and social development, and how to use mapping methodology to assess market conditions, gaps, and business opportunities.
  •  Stay abreast of sector, country or region trends and key players.
  •  Demonstrates 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.
  •  Able to form relationships with counterparts and mid-level clients and stakeholders to exchange information needed for transaction or portfolio processing.
  •  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.
  •  Utilize graphics and tables to effectively and creatively present data.
  •  Demonstrate attention to detail
  •  Ability to conduct market and industry research and analysis.
  •  Ability to analyze and synthesize debt pricing benchmarks and equity trading comparables.
  •  Demonstrated skill in financial statement analysis, accounting, finance, financial modeling, DCF, and comparable company analysis to support informed decision making.
  •  Ability to demonstrate attention to detail, thoughtful scenario analysis, and diligence in the quality of one’s own work.
  •  Fully understands the financial aspects of investment or advisory transactions, including how to conduct market analysis and determine financial soundness of company or project opportunity.
  •  Demonstrate basic understanding of different facets of operations throughout the project management life cycle.
  •  Ability to highlight connections among relevant operations projects, programs, and initiatives.
  •  Fundamental knowledge of IFC systems.

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.

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