Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Investment Analyst job opp (IFC) in Lagos.

Title: Investment Analyst - Lagos, NIGERIA

Job Stream: Investment
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Close Date: 24-Jan-2010

Background / General description:
The International Finance Corporation is seeking to recruit an Investment Analysts to provide business development support for Nigeria. The position will report to the Country Manager and will work closely with the Africa business development team and Industry departments with the objective of securing good investments in the region, gathering market intelligence and establishing strong relationships within governments and the business communities. The position provides an opportunity to obtain broad company, project and sector experience across a large and diversified range of businesses. The job holder will be based in Lagos, Nigeria and will involve some travel.

Duties and Accountabilities:

1. Work with senior staff to help develop identify and develop a strong pipeline of good quality and sustainable investment opportunities and technical assistance programs;
2. Assist in IFC's business development efforts through the analysis of potential investment and preparation of appropriate and updated databases such as company mappings and analyses;
3. Selectively work on technical assistance or advisory services programs in priority sectors for IFC in Nigeria, and on select key projects;
4. Develop and maintain quality relationships with clients to ensure responsive client service and to foster repeat business and generate new opportunities/relationships for IFC;
5. Work with senior staff to appraise investment opportunities;
6. Conduct Industry and Market Research;
7. Create financial models;
8. Participate in Investment negotiations;
9. Provide portfolio related support for client companies when requested, including but not limited to monitoring project implementation, operational and financial performance; performing equity valuations; and processing waiver requests

Selection Criteria:

1. Bachelor s or equivalent degree with specialization in finance/accounting;
2. 2 - 4 years previous experience in project and credit analysis with a major financial institution, consulting company or large corporation required;
3. Excellent presentations skills;
4. Strong financial, analytical and modeling skills;
5. Team player with strong interpersonal skills; good sense of client relationship;
6. Strong client service orientation with an openness to feedback and new ideas;
7. Excellent command of written and spoken English

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