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Associate Financial Officer – Derivatives, Structured Finance and Capital Markets

Duties and Responsibilities:

•  Structure, price and execute fixed income transactions for IFC’s clients including debt capital markets, structured products (including securitizations, covered bonds, structured debt funds, credit guarantees, risk sharing facilities and other instruments), as well as interest rate and currency derivatives.

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•  Build and maintain relationship with key partners, including international investment banks, local banks, capital market firms, investors, and regulators.

•  Contribute to business development and market treasury products to internal and external clients.

•  Conduct market intelligence of local and international debt capital markets.

•  Coordinate the preparation and execution of IFC’s local currency bond issuances in domestic and international markets.

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•  Design, maintain, and improve financial models to structure, evaluate, and price innovative transactions; and

•  Provide training and knowledge management services to colleagues and external clients.

Selection Criteria

•  MBA/Master’s degree in Finance, Financial Engineering, Economics, Financial Mathematics, Statistics, or related area.

•  Between 4 and 8 years of relevant work experience in finance, preferable in fixed income and/or structured products within an investment bank, rating agency, or capital markets related institution.

•  Solid theoretical and practical knowledge of fixed income markets including interest rate and cross currency derivatives and/or structured products.

•  Highly motivated, results-oriented team player with an ability to multi-task and thrive in a transaction-driven environment and to pay attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.

•  Strong data analysis and financial modelling skills.

•  Good business judgment and good track record in transaction execution in an investment environment; and

•  Strong oral and written communication skills.


Duties and Accountabilities

  • Be able to effectively understand and carry out rules and instructions.
  • Plan and provide transport services for official activities in line with the stipulated transport request procedures, including field trips for staff and mission teams
  • Liaise with appointed garages for the repair and maintenance of vehicles
  • Maintain a record of each of the World Bank vehicles with the relevant information including maintenance dates, insurances, plate number, and fuel consumption
  • Maintain mileage recording for all World Bank vehicles and ensure each trip is registered accordingly
  • Organize transport for high level staff/VIP staff on mission in Kenya
  • Ensure the vehicle is always clean
  • Assist with other administrative tasks as needed from time to time

Essential Specialized Skills/Knowledge/Competencies

  • Good decision-making skills, demonstrated initiative and resourcefulness and effective time management skills
  • Committed team player with demonstrated inter-personal skills and ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to follow through on team priorities in the absence of the team leader and respond to requests for information
  • Familiarity with Nairobi roads and environs, as well as the road network in Kenya in general
  • Must be familiar with traffic rules and highway code
  • Must have a valid driving license, certificates in defensive driving and first aid

Selection Criteria

  • Be at least 25 and not older than 62 years of age
  • High school or equivalent diploma or comparable experience, proficient English skills (verbal and written).
  • Knowledge of general software applications e.g., Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, PowerPoint.
  • A minimum of 5 years driving experience with an international organization/development agency.
  • Must have good geographical knowledge of the cities assigned
  • Must be in possession of a clean and valid driving license
  • Must be a competent driver with previous experience with an international agency or company
  • Must provide a fit to drive medical clearance from a licensed local practitioner.  Medical Requirement: Drivers must be medically fit for driving with acceptable vision as per statutory laws and have no permanent disability which can affect driving. Must be healthy and free from all communicable diseases
  • Must be sufficiently trained, which shall include but is not limited to first aid skills, fuel efficient driving techniques (no sudden breaking/accelerating), training on defensive driving techniques (anti-carjacking) and knowledgeable in handling of emergency devices, e.g. fire suppression, etc. and should be familiar with the functions of the vehicle.
  • Must have a no-fault record for a road accident within the previous three (3) years


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