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New Business Manager, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, West and Central Africa

Duties and Accountabilities  

  • Lead and manage the infrastructure team in the region in close collaboration with the New Business Manager for Southern Africa, Nigeria, and East Africa (excluding the Horn of Africa), the MEA Upstream Manager, and the MEA Portfolio Manager and ensure the team is high-performing, well-motivated and committed to the success of IFC;
  • Support the regional/country teams, global infrastructure teams, and the MEA Upstream Manager in business development in the region; 
  • Manage selected infrastructure client relationships and ensure high level of client satisfaction;
  • Develop the strategy for IFC’s infrastructure business in the region, in partnership with the regional and industry management, the MEA Upstream Manager and relevant World Bank Group colleagues, including key business targets for the infrastructure sector’s regional investment program, with a focus on high impact projects;
  • Execute and manage a pipeline of investments in the infrastructure sector across the region to meet IFC’s impact and profitability targets and support origination of the pipeline;
  • Assume transaction manager role and provide credit and investment guidance to teams as well as quality control and credit on teams’ output;
  • Work closely with the MEA Upstream Manager to ensure alignment on the upstream strategy for the region as well continual alignment on execution of upstream initiatives;
  • Work closely with the infrastructure portfolio manager to ensure a sound portfolio including generation of repeat business;
  • Foster relationships with World Bank Group counterparts to identify collaboration opportunities and to enhance business delivery at the country level in line with the Cascade approach;
  • Mentor and develop infrastructure staff in the region;
  • Develop IFC’s brand in the region, building on IFC’s global brand and the overall communications strategy;
  • Staff new projects with the appropriate teams from the regional and global infrastructure resources with the view to deploy best technical expertise and provide best possible client service, while keeping in mind career and training development needs of IFC investment staff;
  • Be part of and actively contribute to the MEA Leadership Team as well as the Global INR Management Team.  

Selection Criteria

  • MBA or equivalent professional qualification and a minimum of 15 years relevant work experience (at least 2 of which must have been in a managerial or leading capacity);
  • Familiarity with one or several sectors related to Power, Transport, Utilities, and Sub-National Finance;
  • Experience sourcing and structuring complex investment transactions in the INR sector with a proven track record and proven success in developing client relationships and processing quality investments, including PPPs;
  • Awareness of environmental and social sustainability issues usually associated with large industrial projects in INR;
  • Strong sense of service to clients and demonstrated business development aptitude. Proven success in developing client relationships and executing quality investments;
  • Ability to deliver high quality work within deadlines to meet team objectives;
  • Good “deal sense” based on demonstrated strong analytical skills and sound business judgment;
  • Ability to develop innovative solutions and challenges the status quo in order to build the business;
  • Excellent people management skills and openness to feedback; new ideas and ability to guide staff to solutions to problems;
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills;
  • Ability to work in the matrix as an integral part of the Regional Industry Department;
  • Ability to collaborate closely with other parts of the World Bank Group and other MFIs and financing institutions and banks;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and strong team work and communications in a highly diverse, virtual environment;
  • Ability to plan and manage staff to achieve high quality results and encourage innovation in an open team-based environment, inspiring trust and influencing and resolving differences across organizational boundaries;
  • 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, building talent for the future. 


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