Dec 02, 2019

Operations Analyst (FCS) - Horn of Africa

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Job Description

Operations Analyst (FCS) - Horn of Africa

Job #:    req4372

Organization:     IFC

Sector:  Other

Grade:  GE

Term Duration:                 3 years 0 months

Recruitment Type:          Local Recruitment

Location:              Addis Ababa,Ethiopia

Required Language(s):  English, French

Preferred Language(s):

Closing Date:      11/15/2019 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC




Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in the toughest areas of the world. Visit 


The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is a global investor and advisor committed to promoting economically beneficial, financially and commercially sound, and environmentally and socially sustainable investment in developing countries. IFC's mission is to promote sustainable private sector investment, helping to reduce poverty and improve people's lives.   


IFC’s FCS Africa program is a regional initiative designed to bring private sector development to Fragile and Conflict Affected Situations (FCS) in Africa by increasing IFC’s portfolio in these challenging markets. It builds on years of operational experiences and learning from the Conflict Affected States in Africa initiative (CASA) which was launched in 2008 supported by donor partners Ireland, the Netherlands and Norway. Established in 2014, the FCS Africa program provides IFC teams with an enabling platform to achieve its ambition in FCS through a combination of (a) presence on the ground to collect market intelligence and be closer to our existing and future clients, and (b) the provision of flexible funding for technical assistance interventions with clients, removing bottlenecks to investments, and (c) creation and dissemination of operational knowledge on private sector development in FCS.   


FCS Africa is seeking a highly motivated Analyst to work on implementation of its Program. The analyst working with FCS Manager and senior staff will help with collecting and processing data, reporting and managing the Program.   


The Operations Analyst will be based in Ethiopia and (s)he will report to the Senior Operations Officer of the program.   

  • Provide close support to the FCS Africa management team in implementing FCS Africa and CASA program.
  • Conduct industry and sector reviews under supervision of senior team members.
  • Analyze and report the results achieved by FCS Africa and CASA-supported Investment and Advisory projects, summarize, and prepare reports
  • Assist in producing Country Conflict Analyses and incorporating fragility lens in CASA supported projects
  • Assist in organizing various knowledge sharing events
  • Prepare FCS Africa portfolio monitor and other portfolio related data
  • Prepare FCS Africa weekly digests as well as Industry digests. (Digests refer to compilations of various articles and reports.)
  • Perform periodic reporting as required by FCS Africa program management, donors and IFCs Africa management on programs’ progress and designated region achievements. Respond to stakeholder’s enquiries; facilitate and coordinate meetings with IFC/WBG operational teams and country stakeholders. If necessary, represent FCS Africa and CASA at meetings scheduled with stakeholders in consultation and with the approval of management team.
  • Actively prepares and participates in meetings/discussion with subject matter experts, working level staff and other stakeholders
  • Contribute to developing the work plans for FCS Africa program implementation.
  • Undertake and execute other task and responsibilities as assigned by the FCS Africa Management.

Selection Criteria

  • Master's degree with 2+ years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Investment and advisory experience preferably in Africa is strongly desirable.
  • A demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and prepare analytical briefs.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills. The knowledge of statistical software is a plus. The candidate might be asked to demonstrate the capacity to use Excel. The candidate should have experience in identifying data sources, mining data, interpreting data, visualizing data, and using data for the purpose of problem solving and generation of evidence.
  • Strong presentation skills with proved ability to working with PowerPoint

Interest/experience in private sector development in Africa, particularly in challenging business environments and/or conflict affected countries will be an advantage.

  • Solution Driven – the candidate is expected to take responsibility for timely response to inquiries and requests
  • Flexible personality; able to work in a multicultural, fast-paced team environment
  • A team player, with an ability to work with colleagues from different teams who are not located next to him/her and meeting tight deadline and maintaining strong internal client service orientation
  • Commitment to knowledge-sharing
  • Excellent written communication skills in English; Knowledge of French is a plus.

Poverty has no borders. Neither does excellence. This is why we continually search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe. 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.