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Country Manager, DRC
Job Title: Country Manager, DRC
Location: Kinshasa, DRC
Company: IFC
Job Summary: Responsible for IFC’s operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Job Description: IFC is looking to recruit a Country Manager responsible for IFC’s operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), based in Kinshasa. DRC is a key strategic country in Central Africa and IFC has a very active and growing Upstream, Investment, and Advisory services program, across many sectors. To accelerate the implementation of its country strategy and the growth of its operation in the country, IFC has decided to upgrade the office from a resident representative office to a full country office. The Country Manager will play a critical role in operationalizing IFC3.0/Creating Markets strategy and enabling the Cascade at the country level. He/she will be responsible, in close collaboration with the WBG counterparts, for the IFC and WBG country strategies and action plans in DRC and for driving their implementation. The mandate of the Country Manager will be to significantly build the portfolio, develop new opportunities for IFC in the DRC and enhance our impact. This will require close interactions with corporate clients, governments, counterparts at the World Bank and other multilateral/bilateral institutions, as well as internal coordination within IFC with Industry Department Directors and Managers, Advisory Services Managers, and the constituent Executive Director. The Country Manager will report to the Regional Director, West & Central Africa.
Requirements: Master’s degree with 12 years of professional experience in strategy, finance, or advisory, e.g., commercial or investment banking, project finance, private equity, and management consulting. • As an ambassador representing IFC in the country, country manager must be a role model for ethical behavior and values of IFC. • Strong client relationship management skills, with an existing network of relevant top-level contacts in the country’s private and public sector and/or demonstrated ability to build such high-level client network. • Outstanding and proven track record of performance in investment and advisory activities. • Strong leadership capabilities and experience managing people, especially leading diverse and high performing teams. • Significant experience with proven success in developing client relationships. • Ability to represent IFC externally with governments, media, clients, donors, and other stakeholders. • Ability to think strategically and adjust the country strategies as needed so that they remain responsive to the client needs, and in coordination with development partners. • Experience in transaction processing and portfolio supervision a strong plus. • Work experience in the Africa region and a strong interest in developing a thorough understanding of DRC • Ability to build successful relationships across the matrix. • Strong written and oral communications skills. • English language is required; French language is preferred. • Recognized as a leader. • Ability to develop innovative solutions and challenge the status quo to build IFC’s business and image in the market. • Meet Bank Group-wide managerial selection criteria including Courage of your convictions, Leading the team for impact, influencing across boundaries, fostering openness to new ideas, and Building talent for the future.
How to apply: Please apply online via ifc.org
Closing Date: 19/05/2022
Additional information: We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.
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