Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Management Lead Officer (Infrastructure & Energy Division)

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Job Description

IDB Invest - Investment Management Lead Officer - Infrastructure & Energy Division - Mexico Are you passionate about leading the origination, structuring, negotiation, approval and closing of infrastructure projects in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region? If so, we may be looking for you! Background: The Investment Operations Department (INO) 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, structuring and execution of transactions to their monitoring. INO 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: Our Infrastructure and Energy Division (IEN) encompasses four main sectors: Transport, Water and Sanitation, Energy and Social Infrastructure (Education & Health). Within the IEN Division, you will be co-responsible for developing new business opportunities, leading client engagements in the sectors as well as engaging with the team based in Washington D.C. in structuring and executing new transactions in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. What you will do: You will maintain responsibility for origination and customer relationship in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean and lead the structuring, negotiation, approval and closing of infrastructure projects in the sectors covered by the Infrastructure & Energy Division. Under the coordination of the regional Head, you will lead the outreach in Mexico and other countries of Central America and the Caribbean. You will be asked to assist in the origination and structuring efforts of infrastructure projects in the Caribbean. Main Functions:
  • Lead the origination, structuring, negotiation, approval and closing of structured finance transactions (project finance) of infrastructure projects;

  • Maintain constant dialogue with local partners such as infrastructure developers and investors, governmental and regulatory agencies (at the sovereign and sub-sovereign levels), public and private institutions in the financial markets and industry associations in the infrastructure space, seeking to build new relationships to generate new business opportunities;

  • Develop and promote the participation of the local and international institutional investors in the financing of infrastructure projects in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean by structuring credit enhancement products, catalyzing funding resources from pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers and family offices;

  • As part of the overall structuring of highly developmental and risk-sound transactions, provide local insight during origination, initial screening, and overall structuring process, particularly on environmental, social and corporate governance safeguards, development effectiveness, legal, risk, and integrity functions;

  • Demonstrate IDBG’s ability to collaborate with both the public and private sectors to offer the best solutions to clients and in order to catalyze financing for the growing demand for infrastructure in Mexico, Central America in a sustainable manner;

  • Interact with IDB teams in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean with a view to contribute to Governments and Authorities, ensuring that the applicable regulatory frameworks and national/regional infrastructure investment plans enable the structuring of financially viable and bankable projects;

  • Actively liaise with the Portfolio Management Division and/or the Special Assets Division to assist in problematic or impaired projects within all the Infrastructure & Energy sectors and assist in the negotiation of potential restructurings as needed;

  • Stay ahead of industry and regulation dynamics in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean that could impact the Infrastructure & Energy sectors while sharing market intelligence across the sectors and within the IDBG, as needed.

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 an advanced degree (at least Master’s, MBA, or equivalent) in Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, International Development and/or other relevant field. Academic specialization in infrastructure development and/or transaction management is desirable. Experience: You have at least 8 + years of relevant professional experience in loan origination, structuring complex structured finance (project finance) transactions with a validated track-record of working with a broad range of financial instruments and products (including equity and mezzanine). You have expertise working with domestic and international institutional investors. Understanding of client needs and challenges, market idiosyncrasies, and drivers of change in Latin America and the Caribbean would be highly valued. Confirmed experience in a similar role in an investment or advisory firm, bank or infrastructure company would be desirable. Strong client relationship experience and skills are also highly valued. Languages: You are proficient in oral and written English and Spanish; knowledge of French or Portuguese is a plus.   Opportunity summary:
    • Type of contract: Fixed-Term


    • Length of Contract: 3 years


    • Starting date: Upon agreement with the candidate


    • Location: Mexico, DF


Our culture: Working with us you will be surrounded by a diverse group of people who have years of experience in all types of development fields, including transportation, energy, water and sanitation, education health, gender and diversity, communications and much more. About us: IDB Invest, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, is a multilateral organization based in Washington, D.C., that is committed to the development of Latin America and the Caribbean through the private sector IDB Invest offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.   IDB Invest is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities in employment. We embrace diversity on the basis of gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and HIV/AIDs status. We encourage women, Afro-descendants and persons of indigenous origins to apply. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and its implications for our Region, the IDB Group is reviewing its hiring needs and 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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