World Bank Group Investment Analyst Program for Young Professionals – Johannesburg, South Africa

World Bank Group Investment Analyst Program for Young Professionals – Johannesburg, South Africa

Applications are now open for the 2024 World Bank Group Investment Analyst Program. FIG is recruiting an Investment Analyst to join the Investment and Portfolio Team, which originates, manages and monitors IFC’s financial sector investments in Southern Africa. This position will be based in the Johannesburg office.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree;

  • 2-5 years work experience in a financial institution, particularly in investment projects;

  • Ability to develop complex financial models;

  • Keen interest in development finance and multicultural environments;

  • Highly motivated, committed to highest ethical standard, ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries;

  • Strong knowledge of financial institutions and markets;

  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills including corporate finance;

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;

  • French or Portuguese proficiency desirable.

    Duties & Accountabilities:

  • Fully understands the financial aspects of investment transactions, including how to conduct market analysis and determine financial soundness of company or project opportunity

  • Demonstrated skill in financial statement analysis, accounting, finance, financial modeling, and comparable company analysis to support informed decision making.

  • Ability to analyze and synthesize debt pricing benchmarks and equity trading comparables.

  • Basic understanding of how specific investments transactions in different
    industries and sectors impact economic, market, and social development, and how to use mapping methodology to assess market conditions, gaps, and business opportunities.

  • Identify data collection needs to support the assessment of financial, operational, development impact, and market information as well as relevant ES&G matters. Coordinate with the client to obtain needed information.

  • Demonstrates active listening skills by being attentive and listening to others in order to identify client and stakeholder needs.

  • Able to distill and summarize large amounts of information from various sources to prepare business documents and presentations.

  • Able to write in a logical and comprehensive, yet concise manner.

  • Able to utilize graphics and tables to effectively and creatively present data.

  • Exceptional attention to detail and diligence.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; World Bank Group Investment Analyst Program for Young Professionals – Johannesburg, South Africa

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