Closing date: Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Background / General description
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, promotes sustainable private sector development in developing countries.
The Legal Department of IFC (CLED), under the General Counsel, is responsible for providing legal and policy advice to the IFC Board, its Management and client departments on operational, advisory and corporate matters.
Specifically, CLED supports client departments in:
(i) the delivery of IFC’s annual program of financing private sector projects in emerging markets;
(ii) project portfolio management (including jeopardy projects and projects in litigation);
(iii) the delivery and design of structured finance products, sub-national lending, equity and quasi-equity, public-private partnerships, and carbon finance transactions;
(iv) advising on corporate policy and operational matters such as operating policies and procedures and Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Funding of Terrorism; and
(v) knowledge management and training.
To support IFC’s growing activities in Asia, CLED is recruiting a qualified Legal Counsel, to be based in India in its New Delhi or Mumbai office.
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 Accountabilities
a. Assuming primary lawyer responsibility for new and portfolio (including jeopardy projects and projects in litigation) investments and advisory services projects in Asia
b. Providing advice and support to Investment and Advisory colleagues located in Asia
c. Interacting and communicating with colleagues in Washington to facilitate the provision of excellent legal services in Asia, including providing advice and support to colleagues in Washington working on projects in Asia
d. Advising colleagues on the selection of outside counsel in Asia
e. Obtaining and expanding country knowledge, experience and best practices arising from the business in Asia and effectively sharing this knowledge
f. Providing legal advice and support to business development officers and others in the structuring of projects in Asia
a. Law degree with at least 8 years of relevant experience
b. Willingness to assume multiple roles and tasks to meet changing business needs with an ability to foresee, troubleshoot and effectively resolve conflicting issues and challenges
c. Ability to assess risk in a practical and responsible manner and make fair, well-reasoned, independent and transparent decisions
d. Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to deal sensitivity in a multicultural environment and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues across the Corporation
e. Excellent communications skills in English, presents both written and oral ideas clearly, concisely and persuasively (fluency in another major Asian language desirable)
f. Able to work in a fast-pace environment with quick turnaround expectations
g. Willingness to travel throughout the Region frequently and on short notice
h. Professional integrity and sound judgment in handling confidential information
i. Experience with ‘know your customer’, anti-money laundering and anti-corruption policies and procedures desirable
j. Only applications indicating interest in the position in either New Delhi or Mumbai will be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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