Research Analyst, Washington, DC
Research Analyst, Washington, DC

Job description

Organization:IFC - International Finance Corporation
Category:Research & Development
Duration: 3 Years with possibility of extension
Deadline: 5 December 2016


IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our six decades of experience to create opportunity where it’s needed most. In FY16, our long-term investments in developing countries rose to nearly $19 billion, leveraging our capital, expertise and influence to help the private sector end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit

The Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is an independent office reporting directly to the President of the World Bank Group. The CAO’s mandate is to assist the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)—the private sector lending and insurance arms of the World Bank Group—to address complaints from people affected by business activities in a manner that is fair, objective, and constructive and to enhance the environmental and social outcomes of activities in which these institutions play a role.

The CAO has three roles, which together seek redress for community grievances and provide public assurance that systemic weaknesses in IFC/MIGA project performance are identified and addressed:

- Dispute Resolution Role: Working with communities, IFC/MIGA private sector sponsors, and relevant local stakeholders to help resolve issues raised in complaints using a flexible, problem solving approach; - Compliance Role: Overseeing investigations of IFC’s and MIGA’s environmental and social performance, both on systemic issues and in relation to sensitive projects; - Advisory Role: Providing independent advice to the President and senior management of IFC/MIGA regarding broader environmental and social issues and trends. Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 3 year term appointment.

Duties and Responsibilities

The CAO seeks a Research Analyst to work with the CAO’s Compliance function. The Research Analyst will undertake a range of duties, including but not limited to the following:

Reviewing, organizing and synthesizing information on the social and environmental performance of IFC/MIGA investments that are
subject to CAO compliance processes.

Providing defined inputs into the design, organization, and conduct of compliance appraisals, investigations and monitoring

Providing research and coordination support to senior technical consultants engaged by the CAO on compliance investigations

Supporting broader CAO office functions including in relation to reporting, strategy, communications and outreach.

Other duties as assigned by the head of the CAO compliance function and the CAO Vice President.


Degree in a relevant field including law, social sciences, environment, business or engineering.

Work Experiance


More than 2 years relevant post qualification experience.

Outstanding research skills, including ability to organize, analyze and present large amounts of information in a clear and
coherent manner.

Ability to define and complete assigned tasks with limited supervision.

Demonstrated commitment to accountability and access to remedy for project affected people.

Capacity to work effectively with a range of stakeholders including the private sector, government, NGOs and project affected

Ability to deal with conflicting priorities under high pressure and with issues of ethics and integrity at forefront of work.

Ability to work effectively in teams and in highly sensitive and politically charged environments.

Excellent communication (written and oral), inter-personal, and problem-solving skills.


Experience working on environmental and social sustainability in relation to the private sector with significant exposure to
less developed country contexts.

Knowledge of IFC’s Sustainability Framework or similar systems for identifying and managing environmental and social risks
and impacts.



Fluency in English required, with other languages an asset.

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