Investment Analyst

Vacancy Announcement


Job Title:                                          Investment Analyst

Appointment:                                   Local hire – 2-year term

Location:                                          Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 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 the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit

Private sector financial development is essential to the promotion of successful and sustainable economies in low and middle-income countries around the world. Sound and efficient financial markets can ensure that resources are allocated where they are most productive, assisting job creation and spurring economic growth. IFC’s goal is to prioritize investment in the financial sector because it promotes development in all other sectors.    

IFC’s Financial Institutions Group (FIG) works through financial institutions to provide much-needed access to finance for millions of individuals and micro, small, and medium enterprises that we would never be able to reach directly. This is an important part of the World Bank Group strategy to end extreme poverty and build shared prosperity.

FIG’s East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) team is based across the region, including main offices in Singapore, China (Beijing), Indonesia (Jakarta), Vietnam (Hanoi and HCMC), the Philippines (Manila), and Thailand (Bangkok), as well as other smaller offices across the region. The team members work on both new business development (including transaction processing) and portfolio supervision/client relationship management across the region. Both new business and portfolio supervision activity of the FIG team entails engagement with all types of Financial Institutions counterparts (e.g. commercial banks, microfinance, NBFIs, etc.) across multiple products ranging from senior debt to straight equity investments.

FIG’s EAP Division is looking to recruit an Investment Analyst to join the team based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Role & Responsibilities:

The Analyst will be responsible for the below, but not limited to:

  • Compile, ensure integrity and quality of, and analyze portfolio data to assess IRP and loan loss reserves for primary investment officer.
  • Prepare routine portfolio monitoring reports and generate needed data from multiple sources.
  • Gather and summarize benchmarking information that will be used to capture lessons learned.
  • Assist in preparing analytical sections of country and sector strategies and client pitchbook.
  • Prepare sector mapping to target potential clients and business opportunities.
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders (legal, ES&G, economists, and sector specialists) to answer questions on documents and analysis.
  • Prepare investment or advisory committee materials, with supervision.
  • Leverage basic knowledge of IFC’s policies and procedures to ensure the approval system’s work flow and document requirements are met.
  • Draft memos and documents for internal processing of new investments.
  • 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.
  • Perform analytical work (due diligence, financial modeling, preparation of pricing comparability data) as input to designing and considering structuring options.
  • Draft memos and process simple waivers, amendments, and ESAMs based on guidance from a more senior investment officer.
  • Perform analytical work (due diligence, financial modeling, preparation of pricing comparability data) as input to designing and considering restructuring options.
  • Gather and summarize information on sectors and countries in support of portfolio team.
  • Identify data collection needs to support the assessment of financial, operational, development impact, and market information as well as relevant ES&G matters. Coordinate with the client to obtain needed information.
  • Analyze financial statements and projections, build financial models, and run sensitivities, 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 key stakeholders (government, development partners, WBG) as input to business development and client engagement planning.
  • Look at prior transactions and track record with specific clients to develop input to future business possibilities.
  • Perform credit and integrity risk rating assessments, covenant compliance reviews (debt), and valuations (equity), and monitor changes to risk flags for determining performance assigned to a portfolio, with supervision.
  • Gather and analyze data to support assessment of project development impact.
  • Prepare industry and market research as input to Country Private Sector Diagnostics.
  • Research prospective client companies or governments for alignment with IFC strategic, financial, and integrity criteria.

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.
  • Basic understanding of how specific investments or advisory transactions in different industries and sectors impact economic, market, and social development, and how to use mapping methodology to assess market conditions, gaps, and business opportunities.
  • Demonstrates active listening skills by being attentive and listening to others in order to identify client and stakeholder needs.
  • Demonstrate diplomacy and responsiveness in interactions with others.
  • Able to form relationships with counterparts and mid-level clients and stakeholders to exchange information needed for transaction or portfolio processing.
  • 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.
  • Utilize graphics and tables to effectively and creatively present data.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail
  • Ability to conduct market and industry research and analysis.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize debt pricing benchmarks and equity trading comparables.
  • 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.


  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written skills.
  • Proficiency in Vietnamese preferred.

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.

Note: If the selected candidate is a current World Bank Group Staff Member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. If the selected candidate is a current World Bank Group Staff Member with a Term appointment that expires later than the end date of this appointment, s/he will retain the duration of his/her current Term appointment.

Interested candidates should review the complete job description and selection criteria and apply on-line at and choose vacancy number Req13528. The closing date is 4th November 2021. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.  Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2021-11-04