Financial Officer Job in Kenya

Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Develop, structure, price and execute fixed income transactions for IFC’s clients involving structured products, capital markets instruments, local currency financing, and fixed-income derivatives;
  • Co-lead complex client projects and programs for selected products and markets;
  • Help expand IFC’s range of suitable solutions, including innovative structured products and 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 relevant initiatives and contribute to the development of relevant policies, frameworks, processes and methodologies, and inform corporate decision-making within areas of responsibility;
  • Assume responsibility 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.


  • MBA or Master’s degree in Finance, Financial Engineering, Economics, Financial Mathematics, Statistics or related area;
  • At least 7 years  of relevant work experience in fixed income with a focus on emerging markets, including recent market experience in structured finance and/or debt capital markets transaction execution;
  • Deep theoretical and practical understanding of fixed income derivatives including relevant regulations, and experience with structured products (e.g. securitizations, capital relief, portfolio guarantees etc.);
  • Well-rounded business judgment, strong negotiation, structuring, and problem-solving skills, and solid track record in closing structured finance and other fixed income transactions;
  • Proven ability to provide technical leadership to cross-functional 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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