International Finance Corporation Vacancy for an Investment Officer – Oil, Gas and Power

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of
the World Bank Group, is a global investor and advisor committed to
promoting projects in its developing member countries that are
economically beneficial, financially and commercially sound, and
environmentally and socially
sustainable. IFC finances private sector
investments, mobilizes capital in the international financial markets,
helps clients improve social and environmental sustainability, and
provides technical assistance and advice to governments and businesses
in the developing world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Investment Officer – Oil, Gas and Power
Lagos, Nigeria.
Duties and Accountabilities

  • The selected candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team
    focused on identifying investment opportunities, executing transactions
    and actively managing portfolio projects. In this role, your objective
    will be to maximize the impact of IFC’s intervention and contribute to
    the development of our countries of operation by executing innovative,
    developmental, and profitable investments for IFC.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the formulation, monitoring and updating of IFC’s
    gas-to-power engagement in Nigeria working with IFC’s regional industry
    and regional departments and in close coordination with the extractive
    industry groups at the World Bank;
  • Work with industry specialists to assess the technical and
    commercial merits of gas projects to supply the domestic power market,
    as well as the quality of potential investee management and technical
    teams, to assist in the early stage screening and detailed due diligence
    of investment proposals;
  • Evaluate, structure, negotiate, and close new transactions,
    portfolio restructurings, rescheduling, capital increases and equity
    sales, as necessary, recommending suitable structures for a range of
    complex transactions;
  • Participate in all aspects of IFC’s project processing cycle from project development to disbursement;
  • Prepare project-related documents for internal and external audiences;
  • Coordinate closely with environmental and social colleagues to
    ensure the maintenance of high environmental and social standards in
    IFC’s investment;
  • Participate in investment negotiations and supervise investments in portfolio companies;
  • Collaborate efficiently with a range of industry and regional IFC colleagues.
  • Develop and execute a business development strategy and deploy
    client relationship skills with potential gas suppliers to the power
    sector, focusing on Nigerian entrepreneurs in the infrastructure and
    natural resources space;
  • Analyze operational and financial performance of potential
    client companies to identify opportunities, address risks and recommend
    investment options;
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Selection Criteria

  • MBA or equivalent Degree;
  • 6 – 8 years of experience in finance with a proven track record of sourcing, structuring and closing investments;
  • Strong financial, credit and equity skills; demonstrated ability
    to creatively structure a variety of complex debt and equity
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills, ability to
    interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural
  • Highly motivated, committed to highest ethical standards;
  • Commitment to the World Bank Group and IFC’s mission, strategy and values;
  • Excellent communication skills in English required, other language skill an advantage.
  • Extensive knowledge of the gas-to-power sector in Nigeria;
  • Strong business development and client relationship skills, and ability to work with local clients effectively;
  • Ability to interact directly and independently with the senior
    management of potential clients, of financial and technical partners as
    well as senior government officials;
  • Sound business judgment in identifying potential business partners and investment opportunities;

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

  • If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member
    with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her
    Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 3 year
    term appointment.
  • Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Please be aware that only selected candidates will be contacted

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