Humanitarian Affairs Officer, P3 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID #142237

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Panama Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Closing date: 18 Oct 2020 Org. Setting and ReportingThis position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD) of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC) based in Panama City, Panama.
OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA's mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention, and facilitate sustainable solutions.
Under the supervision of the Head of Office, OCHA Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC), the Humanita…

Chief Credit Officer, Johannesburg, South Africa

Chief Credit Officer, Johannesburg, South Africa Description IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and 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 2019, we invested more than $19 billion in private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit The Investment and Credit Risk Department (CIRIC) in IFC is responsible for providing an independent assessment of risk-reward for all new investment transactions and material portfolio events, and providing clearance for such transactions at various stages of the investment cycle. The Investment and Credit Risk Department (CIR) is part of the Risk and Financial Sustainability Vice-presidency in IFC. The Chief Credit Officers are specialized and experienced risk professionals that are part of the independent risk oversight system. The Credit Officers are responsible for reviewing and approving investment proposals and material portfolio actions submitted by the IFC's Investment and portfolio teams. Working with investment teams on identifying and mitigating credit and equity risk, they ensure that the investment transactions meet IFC's minimum investment standards as required by any applicable policies, procedures, or guidelines as well as the risk appetite established by senior management. Credit Officers also play an essential role in maintaining an investment culture within IFC by supporting the dissemination of credit and equity expertise and best practice through various knowledge management activities. IFC is now seeking a Chief Credit Officer to join its Investment and Credit Risk Department with a focus on the Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS) and Infrastructure (INFRA) sectors covering the Middle East and Africa Region. S/he will become part of a formal investment approval hierarchy, serving as 'second pair of eyes' in IFC's checks and balances for all IFC investments. S/he will be responsible for providing credit reviews and approvals for new transactions and portfolio monitoring, and for representing CIRIC on different Committees and Working Groups. This role requires a thorough understanding of emerging markets, sector dynamics, financial modeling and projections, credit risk, equity valuation, legal structuring, and financial instruments and application of this understanding to identify benefits and potential risks of existing and new transactions. Candidates will also be expected to have a demonstrated track record of executing transactions and substantial knowledge and expertise in the MAS and INFRA space, with preference for experience in the MEA Region. This role requires a thorough understanding of a diverse range of products, transaction structuring, macroeconomic drivers, sector dynamics, best market practices, financial modeling, valuation, synthesis capacity, portfolio monitoring, and application of these understanding to identify business opportunities and potential risks of existing and new transactions. Duties and Accountabilities: Represent CIRIC on the Investment Committees, Portfolio Committees, and on different working groups.Provide an objective and independent risk assessment in approving and monitoring transactions, while meeting the Standard Level Agreements included in the 'Credit Client Service Framework.'As a 'second pair of eyes' to investment teams, s/he will be available at all stages of IFC's investment process (from Early Reviews to post-disbursement) to discuss potential issues with teams. S/he will be engaging business teams to discuss potential issues, including sponsor, market, regulatory environment, structure of the transaction, term-sheet and documentation, obligor/investee financial performance, compliance with covenants, identification, or portfolio trends, rating reviews, use of re-risking tools, etc.Assure IFC policies and best practices are implemented so that investment transactions and portfolios are contributing to IFC's financial and development goals.Assure IFC's risk appetite is clearly understood, that a proper risk-reward balance is achieved in transactions, and the quality of IFC's portfolio is maintained.Approve the initial credit risk rating and facility rating for new transactions and review sample portfolio ratings on an ongoing basis.Draw on (and share with staff) years of 'hands-on' experience developing business relationships with borrowers and investees, structuring complex transactions, and maximizing financial and developmental returns on investments.Be a recognized thought leader and provide expert input to and identify vulnerabilities associated with all approved transactions as well as waivers and conditions. Identify risks and opportunities to ensure they are fully disclosed and understood throughout the approval process.Visit transaction teams and/or clients in key office locations to get a first-hand understanding of risks.Contribute to knowledge management activities through investment FAQs, supporting training programs, or other knowledge management activities.Participate in reviews and discussions of credit and equity standards, pricing, deal acceptance criteria, and business process improvement.Provide back-up for other Chief Credit Officers, to participate actively in departmental discussions of investment opportunities and challenges.Mentor more junior staff.Keep abreast of developments in equity market conditions in sectors and countries through an extensive network of contacts and regular visits.Advise the CIRIC Director and Regional Chief Risk Officer (RCRO) and Senior Management on transaction or portfolio developments, which could adversely affect IFC's asset quality, developmental impact, or future performance. Selection Criteria Experience and Education: Advanced degree in finance, business, law, economics, international affairs, or similar fields.At least [10-15] years of experience working for a major international financial institution and involved in lending/investing in the MAS and INFRA space, including least 5-10 years as a decision-maker with a positive track record.Knowledge and experience with the Middle East and African markets are desirable.Excellent written and verbal communication skills and fluency in English; knowledge of Arabic and/or French will be a plus. Skills:Strong track record with MAS and INFRA, covering both debt and equity products, and thorough understanding of financial analysis, deal structuring and documentation, in particular in the MEA Region.Experience in structuring and analyzing complex and large-scale project finance structure.Strong track record of investment experience, superior business judgment, and independent thinker.Good 'deal sense' based on demonstrated strong analytical skills and sound business judgment.Ability to work collaboratively with superior influencing and interpersonal skills, demonstrating the capacity to deliver results under stressful timetables and environment.Excellent negotiation skills and ability to seek innovative and constructive solutions to support IFC in achieving its financial and development goals.Capacity to manage and resolve conflicts constructively when stakes are high, and multiple stakeholders are involved, taking and standing by difficult decisions while communicating them in a way that creates understanding and buy-in from all stakeholders. Excellent people management skills and openness to feedback, new ideas, and the ability to guide staff to solutions to problems.Sound understanding of global and regional macroeconomic and geopolitical trends.Self-starter requiring minimal supervision. Highest standards of integrity. Strong independence of thought and ability to express candid opinions.Recognized as a team player and a leader. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to build strong relationships across boundaries.Proven ability to work effectively under a complex matrix organization and multicultural environment.Effective Communicator. Ability to synthesize complex information. Poverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe.


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