Background / General description

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group, pursues its mission of reducing poverty and improving people’s lives by promoting private sector development through investment and advisory services.
The Conflicts of Interest and Integrity Office of the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is looking to hire a Deputy Head of Office experienced in handling operational conflicts of interest and integrity and sanctions matters, to advise operational units and management and train staff with respect to IFC’s operational conflicts of interest and integrity, reputational risk, and anticorruption and antifraud matters.

Duties and Accountabilities

The position will report to the Head, IFC Conflicts of Interest and Integrity Office within CLED, and will have the following responsibilities :

•Serving as Deputy Head of the Conflicts of Interest and Integrity Office.

•Maintaining and implementing IFC’s existing operational conflicts of interest policies directives and procedures, and developing and implementing new ones as necessary.

•Working closely with IFC Department Directors, managers and senior operating staff to provide advice and guidance on conflicts of interest arising from IFC’s operations.

•Delivering conflicts training programs for IFC staff in headquarters and in the field.

•Coordinating with other World Bank Group offices involving inter-institutional and other conflicts of interest issues.

•Collaborating with CRVIA in connection with IFC’s project integrity matters, reputational risk, multilateral development bank sanctions and debarment policy and cases, and national and supranational (UN) trade sanctions, including: advising management and project teams on pipeline and portfolio projects; delivering training; drafting and managing specimen document language; and working with other World Bank Group units including INT and the Board.

Selection Criteria

Minimum 8 years’ experience providing legal counsel for cross-border transactions in an international organization, private sector financial institution or law firm.

•Law degree required; masters in law, finance or business a plus.

•Experience with the development and implementation of, and advising and guiding staff regarding, conflicts of interest policies of international financial institutions or other multi-product financial institutions.

•Experience in anticorruption, antifraud, and integrity counseling and due diligence, including with respect to multilateral development bank investment operations and sanctions and debarment programs.

•Experience with national and supranational export restrictions and trade and foreign policy sanctions programs, including United Nations Security Council sanctions programs.

•Experience designing and delivering training.

•Knowledge of IFC investment or advisory operations preferred.

•Excellent team player, ability to collaborate and share knowledge with colleagues at all levels and from various cultural backgrounds.

•Proven ability to create trusting working relationships across teams.

•Excellent written and oral communication skills.

•Strong interpersonal skills

•Professional integrity, highly motivated, committed to highest ethical standards.

•Fluency in English. Proficiency in other languages is a plus.

•Flexibility to travel internationally on a regular basis, with the possibility of moving to one of IFC’s field offices in the medium term.

***Only selected candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, paper mail or faxes please. All applicants will be treated in strictest confidence.***

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