The IFC Young Professionals program (IFC YPP) is our flagship recruitment program, which offers a unique opportunity to launch a global career in finance. You join as an Associate in the Investment, Advisory or Treasury streams. You will start in Washington DC and build your expertise through hands on assignments and transactions in different countries. IFC’s approach is to combine rigorous analysis, innovative deal structuring with a focus on financial sustainability and positive development impact.
The program is open to current students or recent graduates of MBA or similar programs with strong financial skills. You should be able to demonstrate a track record of success in your prior work experience and have a strong interest in working in Emerging Markets.
You will participate in a 2-week on-boarding program, where you will learn about the World Bank Group in general and specifically about IFC products and operations. You will also interact with Senior Management and other staff.
In addition, you will be enrolled in a 4-week residential Investment & Credit training course, where you will be introduced to IFC’s investment and credit culture and investment process.
3 to 6 years of prior relevant work experience (investment banking, project finance, private equity, corporate finance, portfolio management, or financial consulting);
Current students or recent graduates of MBA or similar
Experience in international finance, demonstrated leadership and passion for sustainable private sector development
Strong analytical and credit assessment skills, as well as solid understanding of accounting and financial statement analysis
Knowledge of relevant industry sector trends
Sound business judgment and problem solving, negotiation and commercial skills
Ability to develop new business and effectively focus on client needs
Enthusiasm for working in multi-cultural teams and across borders, preferably with experience working in developing countries
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; fluency in other languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Spanish or Russian) preferred
Willingness to travel extensively and geographic flexibility
Participants are expected to be geographically flexible and interested and able to relocate as business needs require
Must obtain Master’s or MBA degree by June 2020
Deadline is October 1, 2019
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