| May 14, 2024

Associate Operations Officer

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Website International Finance Corporation

IFC — 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.

The Regional Country Office in Mexico City, Mexico (CCMMX), as part of IFC’s Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Department, plays a central role in the functioning of IFC’s matrix organization to bring regional information and perspective to IFC decision making. CCMMX is responsible for: (a) leading the formulation of IFC’s regional strategy; (b) monitoring and communicating IFC’s project pipeline, portfolio performance and strategy implementation in the country; (c) monitoring political, macro-economic, sectoral and financial market developments, and keeping senior management informed of these developments and potential impact on IFC’s activities and strategies; (d) maintaining dialogue with the government, locally based stakeholders, and other parts of the World Bank group, and (e) coordinating IS/AS program in collaboration with Regional Industry Departments.

To fulfill this role, CCMMX is seeking for an Associate Operations Officer to be based in Mexico City, Mexico and who will report directly to IFC Mexico Country Manager. The candidate must be a self-starter, capable of taking initiative to cover a range of tasks, able to thrive in a small, entrepreneurial team/environment and be able to work independently with minimal supervision.


•  Support the Country Manager in the development of a comprehensive IFC strategy for the country; monitor and support the strategy’s implementation.
•  Collaborate with relevant IBRD departments to support the development of World Bank Group strategic products for the country;
•  Under the guidance of the Country Manager and in coordination with Industry colleagues, prepare strategic analysis and business research for specific sectors in support of business development, upstream work, and/or to maximize finance for development.
•  Contribute to business development by representing IFC in meetings with potential clients and by analyzing companies’ financials to identify potential financial solutions and structures.
•  Monitor portfolio and pipeline of current and upcoming projects and provide advice and support to projects as needed; provide regular updates on pipeline and portfolio to management;
•  Support effective client management and project execution.
•  Develop a variety of communication and briefing materials for internal and external audiences.
•  Support IFC corporate functions and initiatives as requested by the Country Manager.
•  Provide any other assistance needed by the Country Manager for the day-to-day coordination of activities.
•  Support effective client management and project execution.
•  Develop a variety of communication and briefing materials for internal and external audiences.


Selection Criteria


•  MBA or master’s degree in business, finance, economics/public policy or related discipline.
•  4+ years’ experience in a multilateral organization or development institution strongly preferred.
•  Knowledge and experience dealing with projects in the sectors of Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services is a plus.
•  Strong financial and credit skills.
•  High client-facing abilities and business development skills.
•  Capacity to lead initiatives involving multiple stakeholders.
•  Demonstrated knowledge of political and economic context, industry trends and opportunities in Mexico.
•  Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish.
•  Strong inter-personal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds.
•  Genuine commitment to sustainable development and to the highest ethical standards.
•  Willingness to travel on short notice.





To apply for this job please visit worldbankgroup.csod.com.