3 years 0 months
New Delhi,India; Mumbai, India
5/12/2022 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC
Description IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org
Complementing IFC’s investments, our advisory services units support clients with the provision of technical expertise, diagnostic studies, mentoring and long-term projects to increase capacity in several thematic areas, including agriculture, agribusiness and allied topics. The advisory remit is to create, develop and implement projects which support the investment business, support portfolio clients and provide additionality and development impact to IFC beyond our financial investment.
IFC’s Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS) industry group covers sectors which cater to basic human needs such as food, shelter, jobs, health, and education. Due to the potential for poverty reduction and shared prosperity, MAS has a strong focus on agribusiness.
The MAS Asia Advisory business unit seeks to expand its engagements with investable companies in the agricultural sector in India, growing the portfolio of projects under management, complementing the Investment unit’s business development operations, and increasing engagement with selected initiatives there with the World Bank. To support that objective, MAS Advisory seeks an experienced Operations Officer to serve as a business development and project manager.
The Operations Officer will report to the MAS Agri Advisory regional leader and supervise junior staff and short-term consultants and coordinate the input of other IFC staff and consultants supporting the country program.
The Operations Officer will preferably serve as a resource for team members across Asia in at least one of the following thematic areas: climate smart agriculture (crop or livestock), digitalization of agricultural services, household nutrition or food fortification, and, or tropical crop production.
Duties and Accountabilities:
Overall, the Operations office will identify, promote and design integrated solutions for clients, contribute to or manage relationships with clients, develop project documents and deliverables, lead moderately complex and complex projects, and mentor and coach junior staff and share experiences.
Specific duties of the Operations Officer will include but are not limited to the following:
Analyze client, sector and market data to design potential solutions to create and unlock markets or improve sector and firm performance and develop pipeline of bankable projects.
Engage with country and department colleagues to identify target clients. Conceptualize a business development approach to new to IFC clients as well as existing MAS agribusiness investment and, or advisory clients.
Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders including MAS Upstream team working on early-stage project development and World Bank teams performing country-level analytics and policy/regulatory research and analysis.
Maintain and expand an active network of industry stakeholders, keep updated on developing market drivers and trends, including technology and policy developments.
Oversee diagnostic engagements to identify client needs as the basis for developing a proposal or client recommendations and preparing necessary project documents for moderately complex projects. Engage with peers, including industry, sector, product, and ES&G specialists as well as legal, M&E, and finance staff, to integrate feedback on proposed projects to improve concept and project approvability.
Guide creation of or create content for client deliverables, including analysis, product program guides, assessments based on global benchmarking, training materials, best practice guides, standards, and papers or presentations containing recommendation to improve client performance.
Lead steering committees and implementation of moderately complex projects that includes ensuring reporting requirements are met.
Contribute to raising donor partner funds.
Manage project scope, budget, and schedule, participate in project reviews, and report progress to management via the semi-annual reporting process, ad hoc requests and proactive outreach.
Develop Terms of Reference (ToRs) for consultants, market studies and other advisory and analytical work and help manage consultant activities to produce high-quality project and client deliverables.
As requested, support MAS Investment teams in deal appraisals and related project activities while working closely with Industry Specialists.
Share project and country knowledge, project lessons learned, and best practices with wider WBG network and external clients and stakeholders to support IFC’s positioning as a thought leader.
Oversee or supervise assigned staff and consultants.
Ability to engage with private sector clients, local and national governments and other stakeholders to encourage pioneering business and market development. Demonstrable experience engaging with and positively influencing stakeholders, especially execute level company representatives.
At least ten years of experience, with a combination of direct industry and development experience.
Working knowledge of a technical agriculture area, including knowledge of innovative technologies and applicable policies and regulations in India.
Experience in project/program management, including executing against implementation plans with defined business development milestones.
Experience in monitoring and reporting on a portfolio of projects, programs and, or initiatives.
Capacity to innovate and challenge the status quo and experience in new idea generation and business development.
Understanding of IFC's strategic priorities and changing business model against the backdrop of IFC 3.0.
Ability to engage with various stakeholders and effective influencing skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Strong communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently, articulate issues and recommend solutions
Graduate degree in agriculture, agricultural economics, business, economics, engineering, finance, or another relevant discipline.
Fluency in English.
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