Senior Operations Officer at IFC, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Deadline: 5 April 2019

International Finance Corporation (IFC) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Operations Officer in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The duration of this post is 2 years.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Senior Operations Officer will perform the following functions-

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  • Program Management:
    • Lead and oversee the implementation of the Sri Lanka program, maintaining detailed annual program management plans for piloting and scaling up gender offerings to companies (focused IFC clients).
    • Pro-actively liaise regularly with DFAT in Sri Lanka on the program.
    • Oversee program budget, monitor, manage and report on financial performance according to plan.
    • Ensure application of IFC’s pricing policy for advisory services;
  • Program implementation:
    • Deliver gender specific advisory services to clients; focused on women’s employment.
    • Manage and oversee sectoral and topic-specific research (including financial services sector, IT, tourism sector, tea industry, transport, and childcare).
    • Gender mainstream Sri Lanka’s Country Office work program and promote gender knowledge among IFC and WB colleagues.
  • Partnerships
    • Oversee the peer learning partnership, such as SheWorks Sri Lanka a private sector partnership of 18 employers.
    • Co-chair Sri Lanka’s development partners’ working group on women’s economic empowerment.
    • Manage the Women in Work High-Level Advocacy Group co-chaired by IFC and DFAT.
  • Communications & Knowledge Management:
    • Ensure DFAT’s visibility across all communication activities and liaise closely with DFAT’s communications team.
    • Manage, implement and monitor a tailored communications plan with the objective to raise awareness of the business case for women’s full participation in the private sector.
    • Draft blogs, press releases, speeches as appropriate around outputs of the program.
  • Reporting:
    • Manage the communications and reporting required by IFC, private sector companies (including clients) and development partners according to DFAT requirements, IFC standards and guideline.
    • Draft Women in Work progress reports and coordinate timely contributions from respective program component leads.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s degree in economics, finance, business or other relevant discipline required.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in a position with decision-making responsibility ideally in the private sector or within the institution.
  • Program management experience with IFC policies and procedures desirable.
  • Technical operational gender and private sector experience in particular on women’s employment.
  • Work experience in an emerging market environment strongly preferred, experience in (South) Asia region is desirable.
  • Demonstrated track record of accomplishments on private sector and gender-smart approaches, women’s economic empowerment and results measurement.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, design and implement client engagements and to produce analytical reports for clients.
  • Track record in leading a team of professionals in an empowering style, demonstrating initiative and a highly collaborative attitude, monitoring issues and tasks, meeting deadlines and setting priorities.
  • Strong ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently (including to media), articulate issues and recommend solutions.
  • Thorough understanding of the international development agenda, and key stakeholders such as the UN, G-20, private sector partnerships such as the Global Banking Alliance for Women, etc.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit IFC.

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