Development Finance Institution – Vice President

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The J.P. Morgan Development Finance Institution (JPM DFI) aims to expand J.P. Morgan’s sustainable development-oriented financing activities by: (i) applying its impact methodology to assess the anticipated impact of transactions; (ii) originating and structuring sustainable development finance transactions; and (iii) identifying sources of capital interested in financing opportunities with measurable development impact. By supporting the origination and distribution of financial products to institutional investors who are interested in financing sustainable transactions, the JPM DFI aims to increase the volume of capital that flows towards sustainable development on a commercial basis.

As a Vice President in the Development Finance Institution, you will be responsible for leading the execution of mandates where the JPM DFI team is mandated to support its clients (corporations or sovereign entities based predominantly in developing countries) produce sustainable development impact disclosure frameworks. You will also support pipeline development and provide subject matter expertise on client matters related to ESG, sustainability and impact. You will play a key role in leading the team in meeting its objectives.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide subject matter expertise to clients (corporate and sovereign entities based in emerging markets and developing economies) on sustainable development impact in line with industry standards
  • Lead engagement with clients to create Sustainable Development Impact Disclosure (“SDID”) frameworks for clients across geographies; ensuring the quality and rigor of the frameworks meet our standards
  • Support coverage bankers with development expertise to create a pipeline of transactions supported by the JPM DFI; this will include participation in deal pitches to clients that have sustainable development impacts
  • Work closely with the Head of the JPM DFI to advance the work of the Impact Disclosure Taskforce
  • Represent the JPM DFI in internal and external fora, as well as presentations with clients

Stay abreast of latest research and trends in international development; engage in relevant dialogue with internal and external audiences, and contribute to thought-leadership

Required Qualifications, Capabilities, and Skills

  • Subject matter expertise in the field of international development, including a keen understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and development impact frameworks, monitoring, and evaluation
  • 6+ years of professional experience in international development, management consulting, legal, financial services, public development banks, or other related professional / managerial fields
  • Bachelor’s degree, with strong preference in graduate degrees in international development, economics, business administration, finance, public policy, law, or other related fields
  • Structured and rigorous thinker, with the ability to develop and apply frameworks for complex entities
  • Ability to navigate across large organizations to get things done and broker information across the firm
  • Ability to form strong partnerships and work in environments where there are multiple, over-lapping stakeholders
  • Direct experience with ESG / sustainability / impact reporting strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of banking and capital markets, especially core investment banking products and services, strongly preferred
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Excellent (English) written and oral communication skills
  • Personal integrity, initiative and leadership qualities


JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents and perspectives that they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.  (If you are a US or Canadian applicant with a disability and wish to request an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us by calling the Accessibility Line (US and Canada Only) 1-866-777-4690 and indicate the specifics of the assistance needed.)

We offer a competitive total rewards package including base salary determined based on the role, experience, skill set, and location. For those in eligible roles, we offer discretionary incentive compensation which may be awarded in recognition of firm performance and individual achievements and contributions. We also offer a range of benefits and programs to meet employee needs, based on eligibility. These benefits include comprehensive health care coverage, on-site health and wellness centers, a retirement savings plan, backup childcare, tuition reimbursement, mental health support, financial coaching and more. Additional details about total compensation and benefits will be provided during the hiring process.

JPMorgan Chase is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Veterans


The Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across investment banking, wholesale payments, markets and securities services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. We provide strategic advice, raise capital, manage risk and extend liquidity in markets around the world.

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