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Country Officer Internship

Country Officer Internship in Argentina IFC (The World bank)

Country: Argentina
City: Buenos Aires
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Country Officer Internship in Argentina IFC (The World bank)

IFC Southern Cone Region is hiring a senior Country Officer Internship in Buenos Aires to oversee and enhance IFC’s activities in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES in Country officer Internship 

  • Work with the Senior Country Manager and the Senior Country Officer to oversee the formulation, development, and implementation of IFC’s strategy in Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay, including preparing business plan updates and progress review meetings. Coordinate the development of IFC’s strategy.  Help create a long-term vision for IFC’s engagement in Argentina and Paraguay.
  • Support the preparation of WBG strategy documents, including IFC strategies, Country Private Sector Diagnostics (CPSD 2.0), Country Partnership Frameworks (CPF), etc.
  • Identify, evaluate, and support complex investments and sector projects by providing critical insights into the country context and the political economy.
  • Participate in client selection and help ensure IFC works with appropriate sponsors. Share accountability for the quality and performance of IFC’s portfolio.
  • Help with business development and origination of leads in close collaboration with the industry teams based on sector priorities.
  • Provide project development and management input to the Country Senior Manager, program managers, and technical team as needed.
  • Assist the different project teams in coordinating missions, including managing relationships with key clients and stakeholders and following up after meetings.
  • Oversee or supervise and provide leadership to assigned staff and consultants through mentoring, coaching, and providing on-the-job learning opportunities
  • Ensure quality control of work products.
  • Ensure efficient and effective use of resources.
  • Provide input and guidance to the development of IFC’s country strategy and provide substantive input to country diagnostics and WBG strategy documents.
  • Participate in designing approaches and interventions to create upstream markets and identifying needed market and regulatory reforms.
  • Prepare/coordinate preparation of high-quality briefs for IFC senior management.
  • Develop a variety of communication and briefing materials for internal and external audiences.
  • Provide support for high profile events and high-level visiting missions.
  • Support IFC’s brand and overall communication strategy.
  • Lead senior stakeholder discussions in acting capacity, as needed.
  • In consultation with the program managers, conduct engagements with clients, stakeholders, and donors.

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Selection Criteria:

  • Candidates should hold a Master’s degree in fields like economics, finance, business administration, or public policy, and have 8-10 years of relevant experience, which may include financial sector, consulting, or multilateral organization experience.
  • In-depth understanding of how IFC works, and its strategies and priorities.  Understanding of WBG and IFC’s mission, objectives and work at country level will be critical to the role
  • Ability to initiate collaborative efforts with WBG organizations to leverage its products and instruments.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for collaboration on high value projects and recognize potential COIs based on a good understanding of WBG, IFC (investment and advisory), and WBG products and project requirements.
  • Very Sound business judgment and ability to structure a broad range of financial instruments (debt and equity), including ESG-related instruments.
  • Proven client relationship skills. Track record and ability to focus on client needs effectively. Good at interacting directly and independently with the key counterparts (clients as well as financial, and technical partners).
  • Ability to participate and constructively contribute and lead as needed in meetings with government officials on constraints to private sector investments in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
  • Industry/Sector Knowledge: Broad knowledge of key sectors and industries, including their viability for market growth, and market challenges as well as implications of environmental and social sustainability issues, and how sector dynamics may evolve.
  • Country Knowledge: Demonstrated extensive knowledge of Cono Sur, including its politics, history, social dynamics, culture, economics, local markets, and regulatory framework.
  • Developing and Selling Solutions: Demonstrated success as a key influencer in bringing integrated solutions to concept review stage where there are significant challenges and competing interests.
  • Ability to develop a coherent and compelling storyline or rationale as to why specific deals are proposed and how they fit into IFC’s long-term strategies.
  • Excellent critical thinking, analytical and presentation skills, and ability to work with or supervise the use of data utilizing standard office software Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish, both verbal and written skills.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline06 November,2023
FieldFinancial Sector
CityBuenos Aires
Open toLocal Recruitment
OrganizerIFC (The World Bank)



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