IFC — a 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 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit

IFC Tokyo Office (a) conducts global business development, primarily with Japanese companies and financial institutions; (b) maintains close relationship with the Government of Japan and other associated public-sector agencies; and (c) promotes IFC among various stakeholders in Japan.

Duties and Accountabilities:
•  Coordinate with internal stakeholders (industry departments, legal, ES&G, economists, climate, and sector specialists) to develop investment, upstream and advisory projects with potential Japanese clients, and to answer questions from such clients.
•  Prepare presentation slides in English and Japanese for business development purposes.
•  Contact, arrange, and attend business development meetings with clients.
•  Understand and research different financing needs for potential Japanese clients in multiple industries (e.g., infrastructure, manufacturing, banking, etc.).
•  Prepare investment or advisory committee materials (e.g., memos, contracts, presentation slides, emails) in English for internal processing of new and existing investments, with supervision.
•  Analyze financial statements and projections, build financial models, run sensitivities, prepare pricing comparability data, perform equity valuation, and evaluate industry/market data, with accountability for factual accuracy.
•  Gather and summarize project, sector, and country benchmarking information to be used to capture lessons learned, with accountability for factual accuracy.
•  Identify data collection needs to support the assessment of financial, operational, development impact, and market information as well as relevant ES&G matters for potential investment projects. Prepare a list of questions and coordinate with the client to obtain needed information.
•  Attain and leverage basic knowledge of IFC’s policies and procedures to ensure the approval system’s workflow and document requirements are met.
•  Identify key stakeholders (government, development partners, WBG) as input to business development and client engagement planning.
•  Extract lessons of IFC’s earlier investments or advisory mandates and other evaluative work as relevant to provide input to the structuring of straightforward transactions.
•  Multitask, be part of teams, and report to multiple internal stakeholders on a regular basis.
•  Be proactive in learning and knowledge sharing and take initiatives to create transactions.

Selection Criteria

•  Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least of 2-3 years of relevant experience. Related fields of education include business, finance, or economics or an area of expertise specific to a sector, subject matter, or industry specialty. Relevant experience could include a proven track record in business consulting or investment banking, or operational experience in the sector or technical or professional field.
•  Demonstrated skill in financial statement analysis, accounting, finance, financial modeling, DCF, and comparable company analysis to support informed decision making.
•  Ability to demonstrate attention to detail, thoughtful scenario analysis, and diligence in the quality of one’s own work.
•  Fully understands the financial aspects of investment or advisory transactions, including how to conduct market analysis and determine financial soundness of company or project opportunity.
•  Proactiveness, strong business development and client relationship skills, and ability to focus on client needs effectively.
•  Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues.
•  Fluency in English and Japanese, both verbal and written skills.

World Bank Group Core Competencies

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