| May 13, 2024

IDB Invest – Investment Analyst Consultant – Agribusiness – Location: Mexico, El Salvador, Argentina or Uruguay

Guest Author


Website IDB Invest

The IDB Group is a community of diverse, versatile, and passionate people who come together on a journey to improve livescon in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our people find purpose and do what they love in an inclusive, collaborative, agile, and rewarding environment.

About this position:  

The Investment Operations Department is responsible for generating a portfolio of high quality, creditworthy, and environmentally and socially sound projects that result in significant development impact. The business cycle goes from the identification, selection, origination, structuring and execution of transactions to their monitoring. The Department follows a matrix model, with three segment divisions covering Infrastructure and Energy, Financial Institutions and Corporates, and two transversal divisions covering Financial Products and Services and Portfolio Management.

The Corporates Division is responsible for supporting a broad range of critical business sectors including agribusiness, manufacturing, tourism, telecom, media and technology. You will report to the Head of Agribusiness in accordance with the needs of the Division.

What you’ll do

You will be integrated into the team that manage client relationships and structures new food, agribusiness and forestry transactions of loans, quasi-equity and equity investments in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Your scope of activities shall include, but not be limited to:

  • Assist with project and transaction feasibility assessment for lending and investment transactions. This entails conducting research relative to prospective project sponsors, gathering and developing relevant market, industry and financial assessments, and assisting with the preparation of transactions summaries and preliminary desk evaluations of potential transactions.
  • Review and analyze financial statements and build and/or adjust Excel financial models, including financial projection models, to evaluate financial information and support management decision-making.
  • May participate in due diligence trips to gather necessary business, sectoral, industry, technical, legal, economic, financial information as required to assess the merits of potential lending or equity investment transactions.
  • Establish and maintain quality client relationships to ensure responsive client service and to enhance new business opportunities.
  • Assist with the development of detailed post-due diligence trip transaction reports related to lending and equity investment transactions. This includes compiling data, conducting analyses, and preparing reports related to capital cost, repayment capacity, credit worthiness, market comparable, financing plan, financial projections, legal considerations and other major issues.
  • Assist with disbursements for approved lending and investment transactions by assisting with the verification that project sponsors comply with all consultant conditions.
  • Assist with the supervision of approved lending and investment clients to ensure their development as per established agreements
  • Assist in the preparation of PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, information memoranda for investment transactions, and other business-related reports required by the Agribusiness team in its day-to-day operations.

What you’ll need 

Education: You hold a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or related fields. Master’s degree will be considered a plus.
Experience: You have at least three (3) years of professional relevant experience in loan origination, structuring or portfolio management with a proven track-record working with both equity and debt in an investment bank, commercial bank or developmental bank is desirable. Very strong financial modeling/valuation and analytical skills will be considered a plus.
Languages: Proficiency in Spanish and English, spoken and written, is required.  Proficiency in Portuguese will be a plus.

Key skills

  • Learn continuously.
  • Collaborate and share knowledge.
  • Focus on clients.
  • Communicate and influence.
  • Innovate and try new things.


  • Citizenship: You are either a citizen, a resident or hold a legal permit to work in Mexico,  El Salvador Argentina or Uruguay without the need for sponsorship by the IDB Invest.
  • Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to the fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB, IDB Invest, or IDB Lab.

Type of contract and duration

Type of contract:  National Consultant Full-Time.
Length of contract:36 months.
Work Location: On site.


What we offer

The IDB group provides benefits that respond to the different needs and moments of an employee’s life. These benefits include:

A competitive compensation package.

  • Leave and vacations: 2 days per month of contract + gender-neutral parental leave.
  • Health Insurance the IDB Group provides a monthly allowance for the purchase of health insurance.
  • Savings plan: ​​​​​​​The IDB Group cares about your future, depending on the length of the contract, you will receive a monthly savings plan allowance.
  • Hybrid and flexible work schedules.
  • Health and wellbeing:  Access to our Health Services Center which provides preventive care and health education for all employees.
  • Development support: We offer learning opportunities to boost your professional profile such as seminars, 1:1 professional counseling, and much more.

To apply for this job please visit iadbcareers.referrals.selectminds.com.