Associate Investment Officer in Lagos, Nigeria

Banking / Financial Services
Banking / Finance / Insurance
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

The responsibilities of the Associate Investment Officer include but are not limited to:

- Support to the Infrastructure, Natural Resources, and Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT);

- Work with senior staff to help identify and develop a strong pipeline of quality and sustainable investment opportunities in infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa;

- Appraise investment opportunities that include conducting company due diligence, analyzing historical financial statements, and creating detailed financial models to assess the viability and optimal structure of an IFC investment;

- Work with senior staff to evaluate, structure, negotiate and close new investment transactions;

- Develop and maintain quality relationships with clients to ensure responsive client service and to foster repeat business and generate new opportunities/relationships for IFC;

- Expand innovative and appropriate financial structures for investment transactions;

- Coordinate closely with environmental and social colleagues to ensure the maintenance of high environmental and social standards in IFC’s investment;

- Participate in investment negotiations in coordination with senior colleagues;

- Work closely with IFC’s external partners in Infrastructure, Natural Resources, and Telecom, Media and Technology sectors in the region;

- Collaborate efficiently with a range of industry and regional IFC colleagues.


- MBA or equivalent degree with specialization in finance/accounting;

- At least 4-6 years of relevant finance experience with a major financial institution, consulting company or large corporation required, and a proven track record in originating, structuring and closing transactions;

- Knowledge of the infrastructure, Natural Resources, and Telecom, Media and Technology sectors; and / or project finance essential;

- Experience in Nigeria, and other emerging markets a plus;

- Strong financial and credit skills; demonstrated ability to structure a variety of financial instruments;

- Strong client service orientation with an openness to feedback and new ideas;

- Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds;

- Results oriented, team player, high level of attention to detail;

- Ability to discern critical issues, prepare concise, insightful analyses, and propose solutions to problems;

- Commitment to the World Bank Group and IFC’s mission, strategy and values;

- Motivation to support development in Sub-Saharan Africa;

- Excellent command of written and spoken English.

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