2023 World Bank Group Recruitment


The World Bank Organization – The World Bank Group, founded in 1944, is one of the world’s greatest providers of finance and knowledge for development solutions. The World Bank Group committed $67 billion in loans, grants, equity investments, and guarantees to its members and private firms in fiscal year 2018, $24 billion of which was concessional lending to its poorest members. It is administered by 188 member countries and provides services from 120 offices around the world, employing almost 15,000 people.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1.) Associate Investment Officer – IFC

Location: Lagos

Deadline: 15th June, 2023.

2.) Team Assistant – WBG

Location: Abuja

Deadline: 16th June, 2023.

3.) Senior Portfolio Assistant – IFC

Location: Lagos

Deadline: 15th June, 2023.

Job Title: Associate Investment Officer

Job #: req22978
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Grade: GF
Sector: Upstream
Organization: IFC
Term Duration:     3 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment

Job Description

  • We are seeking an Associate Investment Officer to join the Infrastructure Upstream team to be based ideally in Accra, Addis Ababa, Cairo, Dakar, Lagos, Maputo, Nairobi, Rabat.
  • The selected candidate will focus on supporting the development of a high-quality Upstream pipeline in the Africa region under the supervision of a Regional Upstream Lead.
  • S/he will also support the identification of possible regulatory or policy obstacles that may be considered for other interventions across the World Bank Group to prioritize various initiatives and to maximize the impact of Upstream efforts.

Duties and Accountabilities

  • Support the identification and assessment of Upstream opportunities based on country and sector strategies and market creation potential.
  • Contribute to the development of feasibility studies and implementation plans for Upstream projects that lead to IFC investments.
  • Assist in designing and implementing scalable solutions and platforms similar to “Scaling Solar” that can be replicated across markets.
  • Help spot game-changing trends, technologies and business models that can bring solutions to emerging markets.
  • Produce regular reports on the assigned Upstream portfolio including monitoring progress against project milestones and KPIs.
  • Contribute to sector-specific data analysis and stress-testing of various operating models to help generate ideas for new projects, new products and platform businesses.


  • Master’s in Business Administration or Finance, or a Master’s degree or equivalent professional qualification in Economics, International Relations, Science, Engineering, or other relevant field, in each case with a significant level of finance content.
  • Four (4) to six (6) years of relevant experience in project and/or program development, hands-on advisory and/or consulting functions in emerging markets, ideally in the infrastructure space.
  • Familiarity with the Africa region, including hands-on work across different countries in the region.
  • Genuine commitment to development and to the World Bank Group and IFC’s mission, strategy and values.
  • Understanding of IFC’s strategic priorities and changing business model against the backdrop of IFC 3.0.
  • Capacity to innovate and challenge the status quo and experience in new idea generation, business development, and creating projects/programs from scratch.
  • Understanding of the relevant sector and ability to link policy reforms, advisory interventions, investment, and mobilization to deliver solutions at a country level via the Cascade approach.
  • Ability to engage with private sector clients, local and national governments and other stakeholders to encourage pioneering business and market development.
  • 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 / initiatives.
  • Outstanding analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills in English required; French, Portuguese, Arabic and/or Amharic desirable.


  • Required Language(s): English
  • Preferred Language(s): Portuguese, French, Arabic, Amharic

The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

Application Closing Date
15th June, 2023; 11:59pm UTC

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.


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