IFC Careers  Types of Roles

Operations Officer

Focused on driving the growth of the private sector in emerging markets, Operations Officers provide advice, problem solving, and training to companies, industries, and governments. They structure and manage Advisory Services programs, ensure quality control and benchmark against best practice, analyze developmental impact, and monitor and report on results to IFC management and donors, as well as contribute to knowledge building and dissemination.  Operations Officers are responsible for meeting program milestones on time and within budget and often supervise the work of program staff, including consultants and firms.  In collaboration with IFC and World Bank colleagues, as well as with external stakeholders, they contribute proactively to the development of new products and programs.

We look for:
  • Advanced university degree in business, economics, law, public administration, or other relevant field
  • At least 5 years of experience related to one of the Advisory Services business lines
  • Ability to independently manage a program that includes multiple stakeholders in a complex environment
  • Ability to cope with conditions of ambiguity, and deliver on projects under tight time constraints
  • Knowledge and experience of adult training programs and/or instructional design methodologies a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and oral presentation skills
  • Experience working in, or demonstrated interest and knowledge of, emerging markets