Country Officer Job 2023 at Kampala by IFC

Country Officer Job 2023 at Kampala by IFC Career. IFC, an international NGO operating in Uganda, is currently searching for a highly qualified Country Officer to join their team.

Country Officer Job 2023 at Kampala by IFC

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is an international financial institution that offers investment, advisory, and asset-management services to encourage private-sector development in less developed countries. The IFC is a member of the World Bank Group and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. in the United States. It was established in 1956, as the private-sector arm of the World Bank Group, to advance economic development by investing in for-profit and commercial projects for poverty reduction and promoting development.

Vacancy Post Name:

  • Country Officer

Number of Vacant Post

  • 01 (One)

Organization Name:

  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Last Date to Apply

  • 09th March 2023

Job Location

  • Kampala, Uganda

Employment Type

  • Full-time


  • Other

Recruitment Type:

  • Local Recruitment

Education Requirement:

  • Post-graduate degree, preferably in finance, business administration, management, economics, or a similar field.

Experience Required

  • 10+ years of relevant experience, preferably in areas such as investment or commercial banking, public-private partnerships, management consulting, or operational experience in an investment and/or advisory role.
  • Experience and/or a strong interest in the Africa region is required, and experience in the country would be an advantage.

Required Language:

  • English

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a good understanding of the portfolio, assist with resolving issues, and maintain good relationships with existing clients.
  • Prepare/coordinate high-quality briefs for WBG senior management.
  • Represent IFC externally and provide visibility for IFC through organizing/participating in high profile events (high-level visits, press interviews, seminars, and conferences).
  • Ensure internal and external requests are addressed.
  • Assist the Kenya Cluster Country Manager and Resident Representative in overseeing IFC activities in the country and the smooth running of the office.
  • Work with the Country Manager and Resident Representative to oversee implementation of IFC’s strategy in the country including preparation of business plan updates.
  • Oversee the preparation of WBG strategy documents such as Country Strategies, Country Private Sector Diagnostics, and Country Partnership Frameworks.
  • Track and oversee the preparation of visiting missions/trips to the country.
  • Contribute to the preparation of board papers and other documents, as needed.

Other Requirements:

  • Team management experience including supervising, mentoring, and training staff.
  • Team player with strong leadership and influencing skills, and track record in working in a matrix structure.
  • Strong client service orientation with an ability to resolve challenging issues.
  • Good understanding of IFC’s investment and advisory business lines, their products, how they complement each other, and how they may be leveraged to match the long-term needs of clients and open new markets.
  • Track record in developing and maintaining strong high-level relationships in the private sector, government, and development institutions.
  • Ability to represent IFC externally with the private sector, government, development partners, media, and other stakeholders.

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