La Banque Mondiale recruits 01 Country Officer

La Banque Mondiale recruits 01 Country Officer

La Banque Mondiale

Banque et Assurances

Country Officer
Job # : req8672Organization : IFCSector : InvestmentGrade : GFTerm Duration :  3 years 0 monthsRecruitment Type : Local RecruitmentLocation : Cairo,EgyptRequired Language(s) : English, ArabicPreferred Language(s) :Closing Date : 10/10/2020 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC
DescriptionIFC—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 2020, we invested $22 billion in private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit

The Middle East and North Africa Department “MENA” is hiring a Country Officer to join the front office for the regional director (RD) for the MENA region and be responsible for coordinating, and monitoring the progress of various work streams of IFC’s program in MENA, to build an environment attractive to private sector investment and that results in sustainable development impact. The Country Officer will also be part of the RD front office team and will also work closely on specific reporting and other assignments that aim to streamline the processes and workflow for the RD. The position will be based in Cairo.
Duties and Accountabilities :
Keep abreast of general news, political and macro updates and key initiatives across the MENA region. Working in coordination of the region economist and relevant country teams, research untapped markets to identify current constraints to private sector investment as input to upstream market creation decisions.Develop and keep updated relevant reports and tracking tools to monitor the progress of various work streams and identify instances requiring special attention and focus.  In collaboration with the RD front office team, regional teams and strategists, (i) follow up and coordinate regarding the formulation and execution of country strategies (including CPFs, CENs) and diagnostics across the MENA countries; (ii) support preparation of briefing materials relating to senior management visits and Annual, Spring meetings, and other engagements for the RD; (iii) develop and maintain close working relationships with front office staff for World Bank country and sector directors, IFC regional industry directors and IFC senior management.Participate in missions, country review meetings and review of different IS and AS projects where the RD input is needed.Support the front office with background check and clearances for Integrity Due Diligence engagements involving IFC projects in the MENA region or with regional sponsors.Support the RD to ensure IFC representation/involvement at key private sector, public sector, donor and World Bank events and meetings as appropriate, and ensure dissemination of information to relevant staff within the World Bank Group.Support the development of appropriate communications strategies and assist in developing presentations and other material involving the front office.If needed, participate in targeted business events and conferences to develop business.Ensure quality control of work products and efficient use of resources. 
Selection CriteriaAdvanced degree in Business, Economics or related fieldFive to eight years of professional experience in development finance, banking, auditing, relationship management in public and/or private sector/technical advisory services particularly related to private sector development and/or business environmentExperience in investment transaction, with shown success in managing client relationships as well as developing and analyzing client business requestsDemonstrated knowledge of the region including politics, history, social dynamics, culture, economics, local markets, and regulatory frameworkDeep understanding of sector drivers, business/market development cycles within a country, as well as implications of environmental and social sustainability issues, and how sector dynamics may evolveGood analytical skills spanning financial analysis, financial modeling, integrity assessment, and ability to clearly express and communicate in writing and verballyProven client relationship skills. Track record and ability to focus on client needs effectively. Good at interacting directly and independently with the key counterparts (clients as well as financial, and technical partners)Experience working in large and extended teams with different backgrounds, and coordinating parallel work streams in an efficient and timely mannerStrong interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries, to build networks across IFC, including the ability to mentor and coach others to achieve resultsExcellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills in English and ArabicExcellent organizational, administrative, and time management skills; ability to deliver in tight deadlinesWillingness to travel extensively and geographic flexibilityPoverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe.POSTULER

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