Investment Analysts (Nairobi, Johannesburg, Dakar, Accra or Lagos) at International Finance Corporation


International Finance Corporation

World Bank Group

Position: Investment Analysts (Nairobi, Johannesburg, Dakar, Accra or Lagos)

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our six decades of experience to create opportunity where it’s needed most. In FY16, our long-term investments in developing countries rose to nearly $19 billion, leveraging our capital, expertise and influence to help the private sector end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit

Private sector financial development is essential to the promotion of successful and sustainable economies in low and middle income countries around the world. Sound and efficient financial markets can ensure that resources are allocated where they are most productive, assisting job creation and spurring economic growth. IFC’s goal is to prioritize investment in the financial sector because it promotes development in all other sectors.

The Financial Institution Group (FIG) is one of IFC’s key Departments responsible for a significant portion of IFC’s business volume, profitability and development reach, approximately 40%. FIG engages in a wide range of sub-sectors including Microfinance, SME, Gender, Climate, Insurance, Capital Markets, Housing, Distressed Assets, and other areas, with both investment and advisory services delivered globally to IFC’s clients through IFC’s global network. FIG has three main objectives: 1) financial inclusion 2) servicing the real economy and 3) mobilizing third-party resources.

The Sub-Saharan African (CAF) division of FIG is looking for Investment Analysts to be based in its hubs and offices in Africa to include Nairobi, Johannesburg, Dakar, Accra or Lagos.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Candidates are expected to have a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Finance, Economics or Business, and;
  • 2 years of relevant work experience with the financial sector (minimum of 1 year if candidate has Master’s Degree).
  • The positions are to be based in Nairobi, Johannesburg, Dakar, Accra or Lagos
  • Candidates are invited to indicate their preferred location in their motivational letter and/or CV.

Application Procedure

For the full job description, and to apply on-line, please visit IFC’s career website at: Closing deadline is 14th November 2016.