|Term Duration:||1 year 0 months|
|Recruitment Type:||Local Recruitment|
|Preferred Language(s):||Russian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Turkish and/or Other Regional Language|
|Closing Date:||7/31/2020 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC|
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 www.ifc.org
IFC has embarked on an ambitious new growth strategy (IFC 3.0) to stimulate more investment activity, especially in Low Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict affected Situations (FCS). This strategy calls for generating our own opportunities by proactively working “Upstream” to create, deepen, and expand markets and to imagine, design and implement investment projects. It requires taking a systematic approach to understanding the regulatory and sector bottlenecks that prevent the flow of private capital into productive investment in our member countries and addressing these bottlenecks through World Bank Group engagement on policy reforms and programmatic interventions at the country and sector level. It also requires capacity to leverage WBG programs and projects to develop our own proactive sector interventions and to imagine and design projects even in the absence of reforms.
The Europe and Central Asia Infrastructure unit is an open and dynamic team, which develops, advises, structures and makes infrastructure project investments across a number of sectors including power, transportation, telecommunication, information technology and technology-enabled services, subnational infrastructure and natural resources. We are in the process of hiring a number of professionals to expand our geographic footprint and grow our “upstream” business.
We are seeking a Telecom and IT/ITES Specialist to join our team based in Kyiv, Belgrade, Istanbul, or Almaty, or Bucharest. IFC is looking to intensify its support of the telecommunication, information technology and technology-enabled services sectors in Europe & Central Asia, engaging with strong private and sub-national sector partners to develop and finance a pipeline of bankable, innovative, and sustainable projects. IFC is active across the entire spectrum of Telecom and IT/ITES sectors, incl. mobile telephony, fixed and wireless broadband networks, independent tower companies, data centers, and information technology and technology-enabled services. IFC follows a programmatic approach, whereby as part of business development we provide upstream project development support to help clients develop bankable projects that can be financed by IFC. We also support governments in advancing sector reforms that allow for more competition and private sector participation.
To support our growing telecom and IT/ITES investments in the Europe & Central Asia region, we are seeking a Specialist with strong background in the sector. The Specialist will play a central role in expanding IFC’s business, by focusing on business development and origination and upstream project development support and assisting with project supervision and technical due diligence when requested.
Specifically, the work will include the following tasks:
Task 1: Business development and origination;
Task 2: Upstream – project development;
Task 3: Supervision and value-added advisory.
Scope of Work
The Specialist will be part of the Europe & Central Asia regional Infrastructure team and will play a key role in developing, implementing, and supervising Telecom and IT/ITES businesses in the region. The Consultant will undertake the following:
Task 1: Business development and origination
Task 2: Upstream – Project Development
Task 3: Upstream – Market level
Work Plan and Deliverables
The Consultant shall demonstrate the following qualifications and experience:
Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.
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