Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Investment Management Officer (Equity and Mezzanine9

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Job Description

  Are you passionate about supporting the origination, structuring, negotiation, approval and closing of investment transactions in the Latin American region to have a positive impact in the lives of millions? If so, we may be looking for you! Background: The Investment Operations Department is responsible for generating a portfolio of high quality, creditworthy, and environmentally and socially sound projects that result in significant development impact. The business cycle goes from the identification, selection, origination, approval and execution of transactions to their monitoring. The Department follows a matrix model, with three segment divisions covering Infrastructure and Energy, Financial Institutions and Corporates, and three transversal divisions covering Financial Products and Services, Advisory Services and Portfolio Management.   The Team: The Financial Products and Services Division oversees transactions in blended finance, capital markets, equity and mezzanine, and trade and supply chain finance. You will work under the direct supervision of the Head of the Equity & Mezzanine team. What you will do:
  • Identify, select, originate, structure and execute transactions with companies that are consistent with IDB Invest’s operating policies.

  • Evaluate both lending and non-lending projects, including, but not limited to, the initial screening of project applications, evaluation of feasibility studies, and preparation of concept notes, assessing project risks and advising on appropriate risk mitigation actions.

  • Perform valuations of equity instruments using generally accepted valuation methodologies (i.e. DCF/DDM, comparable multiples and precedent transactions).

  • Conduct appraisal meetings to gather the necessary technical, legal, economic and financial information to assess the merits of potential investment opportunities as required.

  • Undertake industry and market research to support the business origination and execution efforts aligned with the investment strategy of IDB Invest.

  • Maintain knowledge of industry and transactions including the preparation of lessons learned from projects.

  • Represent and promote IDB Invest through developing key relationships in the private sector development communities by liaising with industry experts, potential clients, potential partners and stakeholders. Seek to build new relationships to generate new business opportunities.

  • Participate in due diligence missions to gather necessary technical, legal, economic, financial information, as assigned, to assess the merits of potential lending or equity investment projects.

  • Support activities in borrowing countries and contributing to new product development as required.

What you will need: Education: You hold at least a Master’s, MBA, or equivalent in Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, International Development or relevant field. Experience: At least three (3) years of professional relevant experience in loan origination, structuring or portfolio management of equity and mezzanine transactions, which may also include mergers and acquisitions, in an investment bank, commercial bank or multilateral bank. Very strong financial modeling/valuation and analytical skills will be considered a plus. Languages: You are proficient (oral and written) in English and Spanish. Opportunity summary: Type of contract: Fixed-Term, staff Length of Contract: 3 years Starting date: October 16, 2020 Location: IDB Invest Headquarters in Washington, DC Our culture: Working with us you will be surrounded by a diverse group of people who have years of experience in all types of private investment development fields, including infrastructure and energy, corporates, financial institutions, financial and non-financial products and services, gender and diversity, communications and much more. Because we are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace diversity based on gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, and religion. We encourage women, Afro-descendants and persons of indigenous origins to apply. About us: IDB Invest, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, is a multilateral organization, committed to the development of the private sector of Latin America and the Caribbean by financing loans, equity investments, and guarantees. In addition, IDB Invest partners with clients to provide advisory and training services. The IDB Invest offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package. Our Human Resources Department carefully reviews all applications. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for our Region, the IDB Group is reviewing its hiring needs and re-prioritizing its areas of talent acquisition. We encourage candidates to continue to apply to the active postings, yet current job openings may be subject to further decisions in terms of timing of the processes, or other actions, in accordance with business needs. Final hiring decisions may also be conditioned to the candidate’s ability to timely relocate to the post of duty at the moment of starting service. Additional Information

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