The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve people’s lives. To support this mandate, the IFC has established a technical assistance program to support local SME’s along the following areas: access to finance, agribusiness linkages, sustainability, infrastructure and business enabling environment. To further its work, IFC is currently looking for an Operations Analyst to support its Business Enabling Environment (BEE) and Access to Finance (A2F) teams.
The Analyst will support BEE and A2F Program managers and Task Leaders, and the Philippine Advisory Services (AS) team in business development work, program implementation, monitoring pipeline activities, and in the overall execution of advisory services.
The Analyst’s main role will be to conduct research and analyze a variety of specific economic, financial, country or sector topics and issues as may be required, draft reports and presentations, participate in project design, implementation and management, and lead project measurement and evaluation for IFC BEE and A2F projects. The Analyst will be guided by the BEE and A2F Program Manager with support from the IFC Philippines Advisory Services head. The Analyst will be required to work with the task leaders and a team of international and local consultants selected to ensure that high-quality inputs are delivered in the most effective and timely manner.
Duties and responsibilities:
The Analyst will provide assistance to the officers in a variety of different changing tasks which include but are not limited to:
Conduct research to identify and prioritize policy problems/issues that affect SME entry and SME growth in the marketplace, potential new areas of business, carrying out original research, documenting good practices and preparing case studies and background papers;
Research and do economic analysis of various issues that the Philippine Advisory Services may be concern with;
Support the development of policy notes to help communicate and advocate the objectives of the business lines, preparation of strategy papers, concept and learning notes, project cards, materials for presentation and trainings and any other documents as needed;
Develop a base of information on donor and local business development initiatives, including SME finance reform efforts, training and deregulations;
Take minutes of key meetings and follow up on commitments and agreements to ensure that they are implemented.
The qualified candidate will have the following core characteristics:
§ Graduate degree preferably in Economics, Finance or related specialty;
§ Five or more years’ relevant technical experience in at least one of the following areas: policy analysis, business regulation, and policy advocacy;
Experience with analytical assessment and use of standard analytical, statistical and presentation software;
Ability to interpret and present statistical information including ability to work flexibly on a range of assignments, and adjust to and prioritize a variety of complex evolving tasks;
Good knowledge of the principal sources and retrieval systems of economic and social development data;
Fluent English, both spoken and written;
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently, conduct research and analysis on difficult but well defined multiple tasks, articulate issues and recommend solutions;
Track record of producing high quality written work;
Works independently, seeking guidance and instruction on new, unusual or complex assignments.
The position will require domestic and some international travel. The position will be based in IFC’s Manila office. Salaries will be commensurate to qualification and experience.
Candidates are invited to send an application letter, a comprehensive resume with details of work experience, sample written work and references (at least three names with full contact details) to AManalo@ifc.org not later than close of business hours on November 15, 2007. All applications will be treated with strictest confidence. For corporate information, please visit http://www.ifc.org. Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview.
For those already registered with the PCCO CV database, you do not need to submit your current detailed CV (just update online thru your personal account, if you need to). For those who have not yet registered with us, please do so online by accessing the CV registration page of our website (http://www.pcco.org.ph/pcco3/register.asp) and submit a copy of your current detailed CV.
We thank you in advance for your interest.
ELSA BAYSIC – SUMIDO
Philippines-Canada Cooperation Office (PCCO)
The Program Support Unit of CIDA in the Philippines