Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Investment Operations Consultant (Corporates Division)

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Job Description

IDB Invest – Investment Operations Consultant – Corporates Division – San José, Costa Rica 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 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 Corporates Division is responsible for supporting a broad range of critical business sectors including agribusiness, manufacturing, tourism, telecom, media and technology. The consultant will report to the Head of Manufacturing. What you will do: You will be integrated into the team that develops new business and structures transactions of loans, quasi-equity and equity investments in Latin America and the Caribbean. Your scope of activities shall include, but not be limited to:
  • Assist with project feasibility assessment for lending and investment projects. This entails conducting research relative to prospective project sponsors, gathering and developing relevant market, industry and financial data, and assisting with the preparation of operations summaries and preliminary desk evaluations of potential projects.

  • Review and analyze financial statements and develop and/or adapt computer financial models, including financial projection models, to evaluate financial information and support management decision-making.

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

  • Establish and maintain quality Client Relationships to ensure responsive client service and to enhance new business opportunities.

  • Assist with the development of detailed post-appraisal project reports related to lending and equity investment projects. This includes compiling data, conducting analyses, and preparing reports related to capital cost, financing plan, financial projections, legal considerations and other major issues.

  • May assist with disbursements for approved lending and investment projects by assisting with the verification that project sponsors comply with all contractual conditions.

  • Assist with the supervision of approved lending and investment projects to ensure their development as per established agreements.

  • Assist in the preparation of PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, information memoranda for investment projects, and other business-related reports required by the Agribusiness team in its day-to-day operations.

What you will need: Citizenship: You are a citizen of Costa Rica or a resident with legal permit to work in Costa Rica. Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB, IDB Invest, or IDB Lab. Education: You hold a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or related fields (master’s degree is preferable, but not mandatory). Experience: You have between three (3) to five (5) years of relevant employment experience as a financial Analyst/associate or equivalent position at a financial institution or a consultancy firm. Languages: You are proficient in oral and written proficiency in English and Spanish; knowledge of Portuguese and/or French is a plus. Core and Technical Competencies:
  • Solid experience conducting financial and risk Analysis for project feasibility assessment for lending and investment projects, financial modeling, and credit proposal preparation.

  • Solid negotiation skills with internal and external clients on delicate issues.

  • Teamwork with excellent coordination among colleagues in diverse disciplines to complete a joint product for internal and external use.

  • Good organization in order to take on multiple responsibilities simultaneously and maintain good attention to detail.

  • Highly-developed technical report writing and verbal communication skills.

  • Motivation, proactivity, creativity, problem-solving skills and ability to work in teams as well as independently.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Opportunity Summary
  • Type of contract: Consultant Full Time

  • Length of contract: 36 months

  • Starting date: November 2020

  • Location: San José, Costa Rica

  • Responsible person: Head of Manufacturing, Corporates Division

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 all diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, afro-descendants, and indigenous people 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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