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Finance Analyst, Kenya
Job Title: Finance Analyst, Kenya
Location: Nairobi,Kenya
Company: IFC
Job Summary: Seeking a proactive, highly-motivated Financial Analyst.
Job Description: WFA Client Services (WFACS) is a Unit within WFATL that is devoted to providing “frontend” client services and related operations to clients and is organized along business lines serving the regions and global practices. The services within WFACS’s area of responsibilities fall under three categories: regional coordination; country focal point assistance; and project-level fiduciary and portfolio management. WFATL is seeking a proactive, highly-motivated Financial Analyst (FN) to be integral and active members of its client service team to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Duties and Accountabilities: The Financial Analyst’s (FN’s) primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following activities: Technical: 1.Act as the country focal point for assigned countries in collaboration with the country Finance Officer (FO), at country level. 2.Collaborate with the FOs in the following components of the work program pertaining to client support and technical assistance: Country Portfolio Performance Review (CPPR); Country Partnership Strategy (CPS); Participation in project launches; and providing input to the Implementation Status Reports (ISRs). 3.Collaborate with Finance Officers (FOs) on fiduciary review of loan preparation documents. 4.Manage project preparation from concept note to effectiveness, as assigned by the FOs and Team Leads (TLs) for low-risk projects. 5.Prepare level two (level one at FO direction) loan restructuring packages and clear in the Operations (Ops) portal. 6.Provide input to FOs on Withdrawal Application Quality Risk (WAQR). 7.Provide advice during project implementation to address fiduciary and fund-flow related issues based on risk assurance framework. 8.Provide loan information and analyses to assist in decision-making. 9.Evaluate the results of both the reviews of transactions and the portfolio management work to identify areas where borrowers have capacity constraints and to assist in decision-making on the type of capacity-building that should be provided to clients. 10.Provide monthly inputs to CRM Dashboard (managed by corporate services, reporting) on the status of disbursements and the performance of the portfolio for each Country Management Units (CMUs). 11.Provide capacity building and technical support to clients on the Bank's disbursement policies and procedures through face-to-face workshops, video conferences, e-mails and ad-hoc discussions resulting from reviews of transactions, missions etc.
Requirements: The candidate should meet the following criteria: • Minimum Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business; and any one or more of: (i) A professional certification (fully qualified as CPA, ACCA, CA, CFA or equivalent); or (ii) a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business; or (iii) a combination of adequate and direct relevant work experience in lieu of a professional certification / Master’s degree. • Work Experience: At least 5 years of relevant experience in portfolio management, project operations accounting, auditing and/or contract management. • Language Skills: Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, in both English and French is required and essential. • Relevant knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), internal controls and financial management. • Knowledge and application of the Bank’s Operational Policies and Procedures and how they relate to disbursements and loan portfolio management. • Ability to exercise professional judgment and appropriately interpret and apply operational policies, as they relate to disbursements and loan portfolio management. • Knowledge of the Bank's IBRD and IDA lending products. • Strong quantitative skills with superior attention to detail and numerical accuracy. • Strong analytical and conceptual skills with demonstrated ability to interpret data, assess issues, develop sound conclusions and formulate remedial measures. • Ability to manage complex tasks, deal with rapidly shifting priorities, provide professional support to senior staff and deliver against ambitious deadlines. • Capacity to work simultaneously, effectively and efficiently on a variety of diverse issues and tasks, independently adjusting priorities and achieving results with agreed objectives and deadlines. • Ability to operate effectively in a matrix management environment. • Strong client focus including good interpersonal, diplomatic and team building skills required for building and maintaining collaborative relationships. • Willingness to travel on mission and short-term assignments.
How to apply: Please apply online via www.ifc.org
Closing Date: 13.01.2020
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