The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group, pursues its mission of reducing poverty and improving people s lives by promoting private sector development through investment and advisory services. IFC Advisory Services Sustainable Business Advisory (SBA) business line works with firms in manufacturing, agribusiness, services, and infrastructure to contribute to the creation of inclusive, environmentally sustainable, and efficient markets in developing countries.
The Regional Business Line Leader (RBLL) is a member of the Regional Management Team. As such, he/she contributes to the development and implementation of IFC s regional strategy as well has full managerial responsibility for staff in this business line. The RBLL is also a member of the Global Sustainable Business Line Management Team and as such provides input to the global strategy. The position reports to the respective Regional Head of Advisory Services with secondary reporting to the Global Business Line leader for Sustainable Business Advisory. The overall role of the Regional Business Line Leader is to provide sound technical expertise in the area of Sustainable Business, to manage implementation of all IFC Sustainable Business Advisory activities in the region, ensure quality and compliance with policies and to manage the portfolio of advisory projects in this Business Line. In doing so, the Regional Business Line Leader ensures a coherent approach tailored to the region, while maintaining quality control that is consistent with his/her global business line. A key responsibility will be to ensure effective strategy and work program coordination with IFC s investment units in the region. Advisory Services has six Manager level vacancies in the Sustainable Business Advisory Business Line. The positions are located in East Asia (Jakarta), South Asia (Delhi), Latin America and the Caribbean (Sao Paulo), and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Moscow or Istanbul), Africa (Nairobi or Johannesburg), and Middle East and North Africa (Cairo). SBA seeks candidates with a hands-on approach, deep project and program leadership and implementation experience, plus innovative knowledge sharing and people development focus. Business Accountabilities Responsible for managing IFC s Advisory Services (AS) projects for the SBA Business Line in the region, in collaboration with the relevant investment and regional management, with a focus on frontier areas and high development impact projects; Develops the business line strategy in the region, including staff and resource management, project identification and approval, client, donor and stakeholder management; Leads the design, development, and implementation of specific AS projects in the region as well as the management of project teams ensuring global standards are applied; Monitors and evaluates quality standards and performance of the regional business line portfolio as per IFC s monitoring and evaluation framework; Ensures project supervision cycle is adequately documented and that project documentation and archiving are done and maintained to support the monitoring and evaluation process; Contributes to gathering, managing and disseminating regional and global best practices and institutional knowledge of the business line across IFC; Manages clients relations as assigned for the product in the region, ensuring expectations are met/exceeded; and Works with relevant industry Managers to ensure increased integrated product and services offering to existing and potential IFC clients. Resource Management Accountabilities Recruits and manages program managers/operation officers implementing projects in the business line, including responsibility for Performance Evaluation and Planning (PEP) reviews; Responsible for staff development and growth in the business line; mentors project team members in the region; Monitors budgets for projects, business line staff, consultants and vendors; recommends appropriate deployment of staff and other resources in support of the projects/programs delivery. Relationship Management Accountabilities Maintains strong relationships with Regional Industry Managers, Global Product Specialists and regional players in relevant industries/sectors to align the business line strategy; Fosters strong relationships with counterparts in the World Bank Group, as well as in other private and public institutions to identify collaboration opportunities and to enhance client and business delivery; and Supports AS management in establishing and maintaining strong donor relations.
Education Master s degree in finance or business or equivalent professional qualification relevant to the business line and a minimum of 15 years professional, relevant experience (including at least 10 years in financial markets in banking and/or micro-finance); Business experience Strong background in approaches to environmental and social sustainability in business, and/or to SME growth and capacity building, with hands-on experience in working with the private sector in developing countries, as well as exposure to topics such as climate change, inclusiveness, and women entrepreneurship; Significant and proven managerial skills with track record of supporting staff development and growth; Significant project management skills with proven track record of success in developing client relationships and execution; Well networked within the professional community in the financial services industry with current regional knowledge; Sound experience in dealing with public and private sector institutions, including ensuring a balanced set of interests. Main skills Ability to think strategically, develop innovative solutions, and to modify the regional business line strategy as needed so that it remains responsive to business needs and the needs of clients; Strength in managing complex relationships and very diverse teams; Very good negotiation and influencing skills; Strong written and verbal communications skills; Recognized as a team player and leader; Ability to operate effectively in a private sector environment; Meet Bank Group-wide managerial selection criteria – selecting, coaching and appraising staff; planning and managing staff to achieve quality results; encouraging innovation in an open team-based environment; inspiring trust; and influencing and resolving differences across organizational boundaries. English is essential; a second language is desirable Other: Applications are expected no later than June 17, 2011. Candidates should submit their application (letter and resume) in English. No phone calls, paper mail or faxes please. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Only applicants invited for interviews will be contacted.Close Date:17-Jun-2011