Associate Risk Officer – 170943

International Finance Corporation Published: 17th July 2017
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Job Type
Preferred Academic Qualification


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 Corporate & Portfolio Risk Management Department (CRM), under the Corporate Risk & Sustainability Vice-Presidency, provides Corporate-wide risk oversight of IFC's debt, equity and treasury portfolios, as well as managing IFC's overall capital position and financial sustainability. Within CRM, Treasury Risk Team (CRMTR) team is responsible for providing risk oversight of IFC’s Treasury Activities.

CRMTR is conducting a search for an Associate Risk Officer to join an international dynamic team in support of developing new and support existing quantitative tools and models such as models/approaches used in assessment of market risk, credit risk, liquidity, economic capital, stress testing, derivatives valuation.

Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide financial model development and support for existing risk models.
    • Liaise with credit, market and model risk management teams and with internal Treasury clients and provide support and analysis for quantitative risk measurement.
    • Monitor financial markets, developments in quantitative risks measurement and modeling as well as regulatory changes.
    • Follow industry best practices in market risk capital calculation and stress testing.
    • Collaborate with units across the department and IT in order to develop tools and reports that will help facilitate and manage collaboration within the institution.
  • Under the supervision of senior staff in quantitative risk unit, work in close collaboration with the credit and market risk teams as well as corporate IT to enhance quality of existing quantitative models used for risk management.

Selection Criteria

    • Masters or Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as Finance, Physics, Mathematics, or related areas.
    • At least 5 years’ experience in advanced operational and technical skills with diverse financial background.
    • Ability to analyze and understand financial instruments and models, and to write code to facilitate analysis
    • Ability to simulate and solve financial/mathematical/statistical models
    • Experience working with IT professionals within either a Risk Management or a Financial Division would be a plus.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, teamwork, and ability to interact effectively with, Treasury staff, technical specialists, technology experts, and senior staff in the department.
    • Ability to handle pressure and meet strict deadlines.
    • Strong knowledge of statistical software such as Matlab, R or SSPS.
  • Prior experience in financial and business intelligence software such as Bloomberg, SAS or Tableau is a plus.

For Corporate Information and to apply to the position, please visit, vacancy number 170943. Deadline is August 9, 2017

*IFC values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of IFC member countries to apply, regardless of gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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