Manager, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Istanbul, Turkey

Organization: IFC - International Finance Corporation

Country: Turkey

City: Istanbul

Office: IFC Istanbul

Closing date: Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Manager, Infrastructure and Natural Resources

Istanbul, Turkey


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IFC's Infrastructure and Natural Resources Department is seeking a Manager for its core Infrastructure operations in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. The position is based in Istanbul.

The infrastructure area is one of IFC's key strategic priorities.

IFC's priorities in the sector are

  • increasing access to basic infrastructure services, with a particular focus on frontier countries and regions;

  • supporting local companies, while improving transparency and corporate governance;

  • catalyzing foreign direct investments, including mobilizing B loans and parallel loans;

  • introducing and developing new financial products including through Public Private Partnerships, with a focus on products related to climate change; and

  • building long-term partnerships with strong regional players. In the power, transportation, and utilities sub-sectors, as well as the strategic ECA Cities initiative, the majority of our clients are based in Emerging Markets, and IFC has resources and decision-making authority as close as possible to these clients.

Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 3 year term appointment.

Background / General description

Key job objectives will include

  • Lead and manage the infrastructure team in the ECA region, and ensure the team is high-performing, well-motivated and committed to the success of IFC;

  • Lead business development in the region, together with the regional / country teams, global infrastructure teams, and client service teams, 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 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;

  • Originate, execute and manage a diversified pipeline of investments in the infrastructure sector across the region, including IDA and FCS countries, to meet IFC's impact and profitability targets;

  • 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 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;

  • 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 and actively contribute to the Global Infrastructure Management Team and the ECA Leadership Team.

Duties and Accountabilities

  • An MBA or equivalent professional qualification and a minimum of 10 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 in sourcing and structuring investment projects and a proven track record in handling complex transactions, including PPPs;
  • Awareness of environmental and social sustainability issues usually associated with large industrial projects in the three sectors;
  • Strong sense of service to clients and demonstrated business development aptitude. Proven success in developing client relationships and executing quality investments;
  • 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;
  • Recognized as a team player;
  • Ability to collaborate closely with other parts of the World Bank Group and other MFIs and financing institutions and banks;
  • 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.

Selection Criteria

Sloboda, Barbara A.

Source: UN Jobs

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Deadline/closing date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016