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Investment Analyst, Telecom, Media & Technology Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job #: 131643

Title: Investment Analyst, Telecom, Media & Technology

Job Stream: Investment

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date:  08/11/2013
Background / General description:

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group, is one of the leading investors and lenders in emerging markets.

The mission of IFC is to promote sustainable private sector investment in developing countries, helping to reduce poverty and improve people's lives.

IFC finances private sector investments in the developing world, mobilizes capital in the international financial markets, helps clients improve social and environmental sustainability, and provides technical assistance and advice to governments and businesses.

The Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) group within the Sub-Saharan Africa and Latina America Infrastructure and Natural Resources Department develops and implements IFC's business strategy and investment programs in the TMT sector in these two regions.

TMT is one of the most dynamic industries in the world, is essential for development, and presents many opportunities for IFC's involvement.

Both regions have rapidly evolving TMT markets, and the capacity to identify, process, support and supervise commercially viable investment transactions, who have a high developmental impact, is crucial.

The TMT group is looking for an Investment Analyst to support its business development and investment programs for the two regions, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Responsibilities of the Investment Analyst include but are not limited to:
  • Analyze financial statements and prepare financial models.
  • Conduct industry, market and company research.
  • Prepare project-related documents for internal and external audiences.
  • Participate in all aspects of IFC's project processing cycle from project development, to disbursement and portfolio management.
  • Work closely with the Environmental and Social department to ensure the maintenance of high environmental and social standards in IFC's TMT investment.
  • Participate in investment appraisals.
  • Participate in investment negotiations.
  • Support portfolio management of TMT investments.
  • Work across industries and regions with colleagues on all levels to help identify and execute investment transactions in the Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America regions.

Selection Criteria:
  • Bachelor's or equivalent degree with specialized finance experience.
  • 2-4 year experience in project and credit analysis with investment banking background within a major financial institution, consulting company or large corporation.
  • Strong financial, analytical and modeling skills.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Interest in the World Bank Group and IFC's mission, strategy and values.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in English; candidates with additional language skills in Spanish or French have a competitive advantage.

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