Operations Analyst - Kabul, Afghanistan - Solidarités International

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    Solidarités International Kabul, Afghanistan

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    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

    Country and Position Context

    The IFC program in Afghanistan has been working to address various issues affecting private sector development. IFC's previous and current engagements include investing in sectors such as telecoms and finance and, in the Advisory Services program, working on improving the investment climate, supporting the development of the financial sector to facilitate access to finance, and working with the private sector to strengthen the capabilities of Micro-, Small- and Medium (MSMEs) to manage their ongoing business activities. IFC is aiming to continuing supporting the private sector in Afghanistan, particularly MSMEs.

    IFC is looking for a highly motivated Operations Analyst, to be based in Kabul, Afghanistan, to provide support to the Country Management team in the day-to-day operations of the country and program management. The Operations Analyst will work closely with the Senior Country Officer and Country Officer. Key responsibilities entail strategic analysis, data analysis, briefings for internal and external clients, consolidation, and presentation of information for IFC management.

    The candidate must be a self-starter, capable of taking initiative to cover a range of tasks, able to thrive in a small, entrepreneurial team/environment, and be able to work independently with minimal supervision. The Operations Analyst will report to the Country Manager.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Support the Country team and Management in the overall program delivery for IFC in Afghanistan

    • Undertake analysis and research to support IFC's activities across sectors, including identifying potential partners and investee companies in Afghanistan

    • Prepare relevant strategy briefs, working papers, presentations, and material for internal and external stakeholders

    • Help the Country Office keep abreast with relevant economic, political, and market information, disseminating these regularly to relevant stakeholders

    • Undertake background research on potential partners and investee companies for IFC in Afghanistan, including identifying potential reputational risk flags

    • Prepare analysis of business performance and monitor/update the pipeline of current and upcoming advisory and investment projects, and prepare materials for management updates as needed

    • Contribute to preparations for all key IFC events and partner meetings related to Afghanistan, including assisting in organizing webinars, roundtables, conferences

    • Support in preparing for meetings with private companies, public authorities, other IFIs, and bilateral agencies, helping with follow-ups and assisting in the implementation of action points

    • Contribute to knowledge sharing across WBG on relevant topics across the region and beyond;

    • Helping the Country team collaborate closely with the IBRD/IDA and other WBG stakeholders, coordinating as needed on a day-to-day basis

    Selection Criteria

    • Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years of relevant experience

    • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail, thoughtful analysis, and diligence in the quality of work

    • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentations, briefs, memos, etc. Ability to proficiently use graphics and tables to analyze data effectively and creatively present findings

    • Demonstrate active listening skills by being attentive and identifying stakeholder needs

    • Demonstrate diplomacy and responsiveness in interactions with others

    • Write in a logical and comprehensive, yet concise manner

    • Distill and summarize large amounts of information from various sources to prepare business documents and presentations

    • Team player with good problem-solving and analytical skills, with an ability to execute tasks timely and effectively

    • Strong organizational skills with an ability to multi-task

    • Advanced user-level proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel, and Word is a must

    • Strong command of English (written and verbal) as well as Dari and/or Pashto is a must

    World Bank Group Core Competencies

    The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

    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.

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