Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Investment Officer - Infrastructure Sector PPP, Dakar, Senegal

Background / General description
The Advisory Services in Public Private Partnerships Department of IFC (C3P) provides advisory assistance, primarily to governments, on Private-Sector Participation in infrastructure and other public services, as well as the restructuring of state-owned enterprises. The services help to establish Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) through which governments can obtain increased services under budget constraints while benefiting from private sector expertise, management, and finance. C3P in Sub-Saharan Africa today employs staff working on advisory assignments throughout the region. Their work is closely integrated with the rest of IFC’s investment and technical assistance activities and plays an increasingly important role in the development of PPPs in Africa. The Advisory Services in Public Private Partnerships Department of IFC is seeking to recruit an Investment Officer based in Dakar. Reporting to the Manager of Advisory Services in Public Private Partnerships, the Investment Officer will carry out a wide variety of technical assistance assignments and formal, fee-based advisory mandates the majority of which are in the infrastructure sector. This involves intensive relationship management with government and business representatives, the recruitment and management of external consultants, contribution to strategy formulation, as well as data management and knowledge dissemination. The position is based in Dakar, Senegal and involves frequent travel in the region.
Duties and Accountabilities
These will include but not be limited to: Business development and client management: -Actively participate in marketing activities and support new business development; -Participate in the negotiation of mandate letters with prospective clients; -Develop a thorough understanding of the region, particularly the infrastructure sectors, provide market intelligence and knowledge of developments in the general business environment; -Build and maintain strong relationships with senior level clients and government officials to facilitate advisory mandates, and maintain collaborative working relationship with other private business, banking and multilateral partners in the countries covered. Transaction execution: -Participate in several C3P projects simultaneously -Develop financial models in support of company valuations -Draft project information memoranda, pre-qualification terms of reference, and strategic options reports, transaction documents, bidding documents, etc. -Draft requests for proposals as well as consultant terms of reference and applications for funding for consultant costs -Recruit and manage consultants -Participate in the structuring and negotiating of deals Leadership: -Meet individual business objectives and support the department meeting IFC’s business objectives; -Support the learning and career development of less experienced staff; Administrative and Corporate tasks: -Assist the Department with specific administrative tasks; and -Participate in Corporate projects
Selection Criteria
Background and knowledge:
  • MBA or equivalent qualification;
  • 5+ years experience in project finance in Infrastructure privatization and/or Public Private Partnership structuring;
  • Experience working with governments, particularly on infrastructure projects
  • Ability to quickly assess a project’s financial and fiscal viability, and potential attractiveness to investors/providers;
  • Experience in the design, implementation and successful closing of transactions;
  • Experience in infrastructure projects, planning and/or management.
  • Strong financial modeling skills;
  • At least 3 years work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Good knowledge, networks and proven credibility in the West and Central African business community and governmental organizations and institutions;
  • Language Preferences: English – Essential. French– Highly desirable; Personal skills:
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral, including the ability to convey ideas and positions clearly;
  • Excellent interpersonal and client management skills;
  • Strong sense of service to clients, openness to feedback and to new ideas;
  • Ability to work through teams, to deliver high quality work within deadlines, and to meet team objectives;
  • Motivated and enthusiastic about the opportunities and challenges of working in Sub Saharan Africa to achieve sustainable development. Note: 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.

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