Finance Officer Job in Kenya

Finance Officer

Duties and Accountabilities:

Lead structuring, pricing and execution of fixed income transactions for IFC’s clients involving capital markets instruments, structured products, local currency financing, and fixed-income derivatives;

Expand IFC’s ability to provide suitable solutions, including local currency financing, in frontier markets;

Identify business opportunities and contribute to business development and innovation together with relevant teams (including investment departments, credit, legal, blended finance, upstream, and other relevant functions);

Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including regulators, government entities, investors, global and regional bank counterparts, and capital market firms;

Provide product expertise, advice and training, and help others learn and deliver;

Co-lead work and initiatives on relevant policies, frameworks, processes and methodologies, and inform corporate decision-making within areas of responsibility;

Take full accountability for business delivery, managing risks, and ensuring that outcomes are aligned with IFC‘s strategy; and

Represent the department in relevant internal and external working groups and conferences at senior level.


MBA or Master’s degree in Finance, Financial Engineering, Economics, Financial Mathematics, Statistics or related area;

At least 8-12 years of relevant work experience in fixed income or structured products with a focus on emerging markets, preferable within an investment bank, rating agency, development finance institution, or other capital markets institution;

Deep theoretical and practical understanding of fixed income derivatives and/or structured products, including relevant regulations;

Demonstrated well-rounded business judgment, strong negotiation, structuring, and problem-solving skills, and solid track record in transaction execution;

Proven ability to co-lead cross-functional technical teams;

Highly motivated, results-oriented team player with an enthusiasm to work on complex products, a “can do” attitude and ability to collaborate effectively across organizational boundaries;

Proven ability to foster open discussions across boundaries, encouraging a learning culture and provide a safe environment for the exchange of ideas;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong ability to describe complex concepts, approaches, and lessons learned in a manner that is relevant and understandable for clients and stakeholders; and

Flexibility and willingness to work in different time zones as required in a global team.

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