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2016 World Bank Job: Resident Representative in Conarky, Guinea

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August 7, 2016: Applications due
End of July – September 2016: Review applications and update application status to candidates
August – September 2016: Contact all shortlisted candidates and conduct interviews in Washington, D.C. and locations in Africa
At least 12 years of relevant experience + advanced degree

 

IFC seeking a Resident Representative based in Conakry to oversee all of IFC’s investment and advisory activities in Guinea. This position reports to the Country Manager based in Abidjan, who is responsible for the Cote d’Ivoire Sub-region covering Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali, Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire.

As part of the Guinea country team, the Resident Representative will lead business development for investment and advisory services and will support sector teams in executing transactions and managing portfolio projects. H/she will establish and maintain strong relationships with business partners and high level representatives of the Guinean Government, as well as with governmental and non-governmental organizations, to maximize the impact of IFC’s intervention and to contribute to the overall development of the country and its industries.

 

Duties and Accountabilities
• Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, global and regional businesses, banking and multilateral partners, to further develop specific investment and advisory opportunities with high development impact
• Establish, develop and maintain IFC’s relationships with the Government of Guinea, both at the working and ministerial levels and represent IFC at key government and multilateral functions
• Lead the coordination with World Bank Group institutions and contribute to the design and implementation of Joint Implementation Plans (JIPs) and other forms of proactive collaboration and knowledge transfer to enhance business delivery at the country level
• In conjunction with the country manager and in collaboration with the World Bank, develop and implement a strategy for IFC’s Investment and Advisory activities in all streams with a focus on the key areas in the regional strategy
• Work across all sectors, especially mining, infrastructure, financial markets, agribusiness and manufacturing and services, to complete sponsor checks and due diligence, support IFC’s project development activities, and provide support during transaction execution and portfolio management
• Develop a strong pipeline of investment opportunities based on market trends and sector/country knowledge and provide innovative and flexible financial structures for complex transactions
• Share accountability for the quality and performance of the country portfolio; work jointly with the country manager to meet scorecard targets (Client Satisfaction, Productivity, and Development Impact and People metrics)
• Facilitate advisory services project identification and design as well as client and partner engagement strategies
• Set standards for thoroughness in quality control and make recommendations to strengthen transactions
• Coordinate closely with social, environmental and technical assistance colleagues to add value to clients’ businesses
• Propose pragmatic solutions to specific industry challenges to achieve sustainable development impact
• Lead and manage Guinea team, ensuring the team is high-performing and well-motivated with clear deliverables committed to the success of IFC in Guinea
• Mentor and develop junior staff
• Manage operations of IFC’s office in Conakry including budget, logistics, etc. and ensuring strong cohesion in the office
• Facilitate and provide guidance to visiting missions.

 

Selection Criteria:
• MBA, Master’s in Finance or similar degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Minimum 12 years of Investment/Advisory sector transaction experience with proven success in developing client relationships and processing quality investments
• Proven track record in screening and assessing investment opportunities
• Sound understanding of business issues and experience with full range of IFC products and services
• Experience in building and maintaining strong and successful relationships at the highest level of government and private sector
• Prior successful professional exposure to Francophone West Africa or a similar country is desired
• Ability to work in a matrix environment, meet objectives and deliver high quality work within deadlines
• Ability to deliver in a fragile and difficult working environment
• Proven ability to effectively plan, direct, organize and administer diverse activities to ensure effective delivery of work program
• Demonstrated leadership skills, strong team work and communications skills in a highly diverse, virtual environment
• Ability to plan and manage staff to achieve high quality results and encourage innovation in an open team-based environment, inspiring trust and influencing and resolving differences across organizational boundaries
• Excellent people management skills and openness to feedback, new ideas and ability to coach and guide staff to solve problems preferably within a fragile country context
• Strong written and verbal communications skills in both French and English.

 

How To apply
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