IFC Senior Operations Officer Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs

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IFC Senior Operations Officer Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.

IFC Ethiopia looking for ” Senior Operations Officer”.

Applicants with a Master’s Degree may apply on or before 06th May, 2024.

The International Finance Corporation is an international financial institution that offers investment, advisory, and asset-management services to encourage private-sector development in less developed countries. The IFC is a member of the World Bank Group and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. in the United States.

The IFC has published a job vacancy announcement on 22nd April, 2024 for qualified Ethiopians to fill in the vacant post of Senior Operations Officer to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

IFC Job Vacancy 2024

Role and Accountabilities:

  • Lead/organize business development efforts through market analyses and meetings with existing and potential clients to identify potential areas of support.
  • Work closely with IFC Investment teams in pipeline identification, participation in due diligence and closing of deals, where there is potential for advisory services support.
  • Working with the project teams, improving our FIG Upstream and Advisory Value Proposition, lead the preparation of pitch books and project proposals including project objectives, scope of work, key deliverables, timelines, and budget with input from the client and relevant IFC staff.
  • Lead the presentation of project proposals to get buy in and the negotiation of fees for the projects.
  • Have overall responsibility for the quality and timelines of the internal project-related documents such as Implementation Plans, Budgets and Legal Agreements.
  • Have overall responsibility for managing senior level client relationships with clients and articulate IFC’s value proposition, leading to increased development impact supporting Investment Services.
  • Hold knowledge transfer sessions, lead diagnostics with the client, and function as the technical lead for advisory services projects as per area of specialization.
  • Provide oversight supervising the team of Operations Officers and experts to ensure consistency in the approach and high standards of delivery that meet client expectations.
  • Work collaboratively with Investments to align Upstream and Advisory to help close pipeline investment projects and provide solutions to key portfolio clients.
  • Engage with the relevant teams at the World Bank and IFC for reforms needed to unlock new markets and collaborate with Upstream teams.
  • Collaborate with Client Engagement staff as well as industry specialists in the design, pitch negotiation of client solutions.
    Lead the delivery of advisory projects.
  • Contribute to the development or review of and relevant project documents and client deliverables and in the related approval processes. Participate in senior level client meetings to provide technical advice, monitor progress, address challenges/ issues to successfully implement project recommendations.
  • Improve the design and delivery of client solutions by incorporating global best practices and lessons from previous projects.
  • Partner with the Monitoring & Evaluation team in the development of appropriate theories of change and results frameworks and indicators to strengthen the development impact and sustainability of client solutions and continuously learn from client projects/ engagement.
  • Identify and participate in /conferences to highlight IFC offerings and value proposition, which includes serving as panelists/ moderator for internal and external events related to thematic area.
  • Conduct research to shape on-going and future offerings in thematic area and develop new tools and guidance to incorporate internal and external best practices.
  • Conceptualize and lead knowledge management initiatives.
  • Design and deliver training for Advisory Services staff, e.g., to build technical skills, client management capabilities.
  • Share knowledge with Investment staff and other key internal stakeholders (e.g., upstream team) to better enable them to be Upstream and Advisory Services champions, and with external stakeholders to generate interest in thematic areas and understanding of why it is important/ advantageous to businesses, business climate, community and/or economy.
  • Build tools and methodologies for enhancing the Upstream and Advisory delivery capacity, especially in the country and the region.
  • Coach and mentor junior staff and strengthen their technical capacity; identify and address training needs.
  • Effectively staff and supervise the Project team and ensuring the quality control of project deliverables.
  • Oversee the preparation and drafting of internal and external project documents and reports e.g., project documents, legal agreements, mission reports, project supervision documents, project completion documents, and ensure adherence to AS governance.
  • Build the capacity of assigned staff and members of the broader team through mentoring, coaching, and by providing on-the-job learning opportunities.
  • Determine resources needed to support projects and ensure efficient/ effective use of resources.

Position in Organization:

  • Position Title: Senior Operations Officer
  • Job #: req27185
  • Organization: IFC
  • Sector: Operations
  • Grade: GG
  • Term Duration: 3 years 0 months
  • Recruitment Type: International Recruitment
  • Location: Addis Ababa,Ethiopia
  • Required Language(s): English
  • Preferred Language(s):
  • Closing Date: 5/6/2024 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC

Minimum Requirement:


  • A Master’s Degree in Business, Economics, Finance, International Development, or related fields, or equivalent professional experience.


  • Minimum of 12 years of experience in commercial banks, consulting firms, or development financial institutions (ideally in an advisory capacity) of which at least 5 years should be in a position with oversight of teams.
  • In-depth knowledge of Housing Finance, and strong knowledge in other thematic strategic areas, such as Climate Finance, MSME Inclusion, Agrifinance and Digital Financial Services, and a solid understanding of commercial banks, the broader financial sector, and the Africa region in general.

How to Apply IFC Senior Operations Officer Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://worldbankgroup.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=27185&site=1

The Closing Date: 06th May, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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