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Senior Operations Officer, Angola
Job Title: Senior Operations Officer, Angola
Location: Luanda,Angola
Company: IFC
Job Summary: Origination, design and delivery of advisory service engagements across Middle East and Africa.
Job Description: The Financial Institutions Group (FIG), one of IFC’s largest industry departments, is responsible for a significant portion of IFC’s business volume, profitability and development reach. FIG has three main objectives: 1) financial inclusion 2) servicing the real economy and 3) mobilizing third-party resources. To achieve these objectives, FIG invests in numerous financial subsectors and strengthens financial institutions across the region through Advisory Services (AS). The FIG AS program in Middle East & Africa (MEA) is closely coordinated with investment operations and helps banks across the region to build or improve their operations across several focus areas: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (including Gender Finance and Non-Financial Services); Digital Financial Services; Risk Management; Microfinance; Agri-finance; and Climate & Sustainable Finance. FIG is seeking to recruit a highly motivated Senior Operations Officer (SOO) with cross functional expertise to support in the origination, design and delivery of FIG advisory service engagements across Middle East and Africa. The Senior Operations Officer will have extensive hands-on senior level experience in commercial banking, digital financial services and financial services consulting, among others. The position will be based in Luanda, Angola. Duties and Accountabilities As a senior member of FIG AS regional team, the SOO will be responsible for the technical oversight of FIG Advisory services projects in the sub-region (Products include MSME Banking, Digital Financial Services, Gender Finance, Agri-finance, Value Chain finance, Climate Finance, etc.), and for delivering market-leading client solutions by leveraging local and regional resources. IFC designs and implements capacity building to strengthen clients’ institutional capabilities to better serve underserved market segments, usually following a comprehensive diagnostic assessment and knowledge resources. IFC’s FIG Advisory Services aims to deliver innovative solutions to support target clients’ objectives to expand and grow their business, in line with IFC’s country strategies to address development challenges. The SOO would collaborate closely with Investment Services, Upstream, the IFC and the World Bank Country teams for better synergies and integrated firm level as well as market level solutions. The SOO should have demonstrated experience in structuring, negotiating and implementing successful technical assistance programs for financial institutions and non-bank financial institutions, and an ability to clearly communicate and present the deliverables to senior stakeholders. The Senior Operations Officer will report to the Manager, FIG Advisory Services, Middle East and Africa. The SOO would play an instrumental role in helping FIG AS MEA deliver its targets, especially those related to signing new projects, client cash fees committed, effective project delivery and management and contributing to the AS team’s knowledge management initiatives.
Requirements: A Master’s Degree in Business, Economics, Finance, International Development or related fields. Minimum of 12 years of experience in commercial banks, consulting firms, or development financial institutions (ideally in an advisory capacity) of which at least 5 years should be in a position with oversight of teams. In-depth knowledge in at least two of relevant areas to FIG advisory (e.g. MSME Banking and Digital Financial Services), and a solid understanding of commercial banks and Mobile Network Organizations (MNOs) in Southern Africa in particular, and the Africa region in general Strong business development track record including ability to design, negotiate and lead efforts to develop and sell client offerings that reflect in-depth knowledge of thematic area and communicate effectively to clients how FIG AS products would improve their businesses Ability communicate ideas clearly and confidently, both orally and in writing A strategic thinker with an ability to see the “big picture” of country, regional and global private sector development challenges and an ability to identify how emerging market trends may create opportunities to refine its FIG AS products for increased uptake. Ability to design research and analytical projects to produce new understanding of a thematic issue and/or potential opportunities to unlock new markets or new streams of business. Strong project management and team leadership skills and an ability to develop and drive strategies and work with multiple stakeholders. Strong organizational skills with an ability to work under time pressure, respond to ad-hoc shifts in client priorities, unstructured situations and unexpected events while maintaining order and professional delivery. A keen interest in strengthening the financial sector in emerging markets and an ability to work in a multicultural environment Strong leadership skills and a good team player with an ability to work in multicultural environments. Strong oral and written skills in English and Portuguese is required. Willingness and ability to travel extensively at short notice and work across time zones.
How to apply: Please apply via www.ifc.org
Closing Date: 05/04/2021
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