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Project Analyst

International Finance Corporation
Sri Lanka (LK)
Not advertised
Closing date
Mar 27, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Other

Job Details

The International Finance Corporation (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.


Country Advisory & Economics (CAE)

The Country Advisory & Economics unit supports the operationalization of key strategic and diagnostic recommendations through sector level advisory services projects. The portfolio covers regulatory reforms and implementation support across the financial and real sectors.


Objective of the assignment

We are looking for two project analysts to work with the CAE staff and support the team in the development and implementation of the CAE program in Sri Lanka. The candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business, economics or public policy or a closely related field.
  • The ideal candidate should have 1 to 3 years of professional experience in consulting or international development, or another fast-paced, knowledge-based work environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and sound business judgment to identify issues and present creative and practical solutions.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English; fluency in Sinhala or Tamil compulsory.
  • Genuine commitment to development and to the World Bank Group and IFC's mission, strategy and values.
  • Advanced Excel, PowerPoint and database skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and quality.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure and function effectively in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines, while working on multiple projects.



The selected individuals, working under the supervision of the Task Team Leaders will be responsible for tasks which may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Extract data from internal and external databases, manipulate and present data for various audiences and update/maintain information in relevant databases.
  • Support the CAE team with overall project management (preparation of concept notes, implementation plans, supervision reports, etc.), planning and monitoring of deliverables to ensure timely and quality delivery of the work program.

Prepare documentation and presentations for IFC internal and external processes (project documents, client pitches, meetings briefs, minutes).

  • Coordinate and follow up with clients, vendors, and extended team members in relation to project progress.
  • Support the organization of events and meetings.
  • Perform assigned general administrative tasks, solve non-routine problems, and perform ad-hoc duties as required.
  • Undertake the responsibility of various program related tasks assigned by project leads.


This is a short-term contractual appointment, with contract extension subject to organizational requirements, satisfactory performance, and availability of funds.

If you meet the criteria above, please share your latest CV & cover letter on or before March 6, 2024, to: Ashra Fernando:


About IFC

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is the private sector arm of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the largest multilateral provider of financing for private enterprises in developing countries. Our mission is to promote sustainable private sector investment in developing countries, helping to reduce poverty and to improve people's lives. IFC finances private sector investments, including equity investments, mobilizes capital in international financial markets facilitates trade, helps clients improve social and environmental sustainability, and provides technical assistance and advisory services to businesses and governments. 

Financial Institutions Group

The Financial Institutions Group (FIG) is committed to providing universal access to finance by 2020. Working through financial intermediaries allows IFC to support far more micro, small, and medium enterprises than we would be able to on our own. We work with a network of 900 financial intermediaries in more than 120 countries. Using a combination of investment and advice, we help strengthen financial institutions and overall financial systems - including capital markets – to enable them to play a constructive role in economic growth.

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