Operations Officer at IFC, Bogota, Colombia

Deadline: 21 January 2019

International Finance Corporation (IFC) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Operations Officer in Bogota, Colombia. The duration of this post is 3 years.

The Operations Officer will be responsible for developing and implementing advisory engagement within agribusiness value chains in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IFC’s mission is to end extreme poverty by 2030 and boost shared prosperity in every developing country.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Operations Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Support identification of key crop sub sectors and leading private sector firms in order to develop a pipeline of IFC advisory and investment clients.
  • Manage existing programs with clients in the dairy, beef and cocoa sectors, ensuring the delivery of results in accordance with the approved project business and M&E targets.
  • Hire external expertise, deploying internal and/or external expertise and managing them in order to ensure the most effective and efficient implementation of the project programs.
  • Manage relationships with project stakeholders, clients, partners, beneficiaries, etc.
  • Prepare project supervision and donor reports, including M&E reports and the required back-up data which confirms the reported results and achievements.
  • Ensure coordination with other IFC teams: advisory colleagues, investment officers, E&S specialists, country officers, communications officers and IBRD colleagues and others.
  • Business development for MAS Advisory, which includes: identifying clients and their needs, preparing pitches, conducting negotiations, and concluding deals.
  • Develop and deliver advisory and financing solutions to IFC agribusiness clients.
  • Contribute substantively to knowledge management.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Commitment to the World Bank Group and IFC’s mission, strategy and values.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent professional qualification in finance or business.
  • Minimum 8 years of private sector operational experience in agribusiness or related industry in LAC.
  • Proven track record in nurturing client relationships and resolving challenging issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand what makes businesses succeed, develop innovative solutions and challenge the status quo to build the business.
  • Recognized as a team player, collaborator, leader and strategic thinker.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills in English and Spanish.
  • Ability to represent IFC externally and to develop and manage relationships with government, media, donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Sound business judgment, demonstrated ability to deliver results under stressful timetables and environment.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit IFC.