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Advisory Manager, Financial Institutions Group

Advisory Manager, Financial Institutions Group

Country: Singapore
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Advisory Manager, Financial Institutions Group, Asia & Pacific position is available in IFC (International Finance Corporation). IFC is a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group. Furthermore, it is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. The Financial Institutions Group (FIG) is one of the major industry groups at IFC, responsible for managing roughly 40% of IFC’s overall business in terms of volume and capital at risk. IFC is seeking an Advisory Manager for its Financial Institutions Group in Asia Pacific. The position is based in Singapore and report to FIG Regional Head of Industry/ Director for Asia & Pacific.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop the FIG advisory program for the Asia Pacific region and establish key business and development targets
  • Ensure overall quality of the portfolio and development of new project pipeline of advisory services (AS) projects for FIG
  • Anchor the development and implementation of FIG’s AS strategy and activities with FIG’s investment strategy and IFC Country Strategies
  • Further refine, in collaboration with FIG Asia & Pacific Managers and the FIG Global Advisory Manager, the FIG Asia & Pacific advisory implementation strategy
  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of specific AS projects ensuring global standards are applied.
  • Initiate the project approval process, ensuring involvement of necessary stakeholders and in line with AS Governance processed
  • Lead the AS team for the region, play a central role in recruitment and retention of AS staff for FIG and ensure connectivity between global and regional teams
  • Monitor quality standards and performance of the regional business line portfolio, evaluating progress using IFC’s monitoring and evaluation framework

Qualifications and Requirements

  • MBA or equivalent professional qualification and a minimum of 15 years banking or directly 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 Financial Institutions and relevant FIG sectors
  • At least 4-5 years of experience related to project design, implementation, monitoring/ evaluation in emerging markets, including IDA and FCS; Experience in EAP would be plus;
  • Significant experience in Financial Institutions as well as understanding of existing initiatives in IFC in this space
  • 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
  • Very good negotiation and influencing skills
  • In addition, proven track record in managing effective work groups in a service- oriented setting
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills


Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline12 March,2019
Company NameInternational Finance Corporation (IFC)



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