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Posting Title:Counsel
Job Location: Mumbai, India
Skill Required: Project/ Programme Management,
Preferred Experience: 08-10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 31th Aug, 2022

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Job Description:

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, advisory services, as well as early stage engagements and pre-investment project development work to identify opportunities for private sector investments and creating markets (“Upstream”); (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 and public-private partnerships, and investments in funds, as well as platform products; (iv) advising on corporate policy and operational matters; and (v) knowledge management and training. To support IFC’s growing activities in the areas of private equity and investments in disruptive technologies and innovative businesses in Asia, CLED is recruiting a qualified Legal Counsel, to be based in Mumbai, India.

Duties & Accountabilities:

» Assume primary lawyer responsible for a range of new and portfolio investments and advisory services in Asia.  Provide advice and support to investment clients in equity, debt, project, and corporate financings involving multiple financiers in a broad range of sectors, including manufacturing, agribusiness and services, financial institutions, infrastructure, funds, and blended finance, with an initial focus on equity transactions in fund formation, private equity, and venture capital investments. Responsibilities in respect of Advisory services will include oversight of legal analysts preparing documentation based on standardized terms and conditions.
» Work with client departments as they embark on identifying and assessing Upstream opportunities and advise on the design and implementation of Upstream projects.
» Interact and communicate with colleagues in Washington and other regions, including providing advice and support to colleagues in Washington and other regions working on projects in Asia and sharing knowledge and experience gained in Asia across regions.
»  Mentor and coach business colleagues in the Asia region.
»  Assist in designing and delivering training.
» Advise internal clients on institutional and corporate matters.
»  Provide general legal advice and support with respect to all aspects of IFC’s business in Asia.
» Build strong knowledge about legal systems and IFC’s business in Asia (including developing subject matter expertise for specific jurisdictions in Asia), and effectively share knowledge and best practices.
» Advise on the selection of outside counsel for IFC projects in Asia, manage outside counsel and legal costs.

Selection Criteria:

» At least 8- 10 years of relevant experience working on transactions in a law firm and/or international financial institution and/or development institution. Please highlight my experience in working on equity transactions with a focus on fund formation work, private equity investments, and venture capital investments.
» Demonstrated ability to assume multiple roles and tasks to meet changing business needs with an ability to foresee, troubleshoot, escalate, and effectively resolve conflicting issues and challenges.
» Demonstrated ability to assess risk in a practical and responsible manner and make well-reasoned decisions.
» Commitment to CLED’s core values, including excellence, mutual respect, collegiality, teamwork, diversity and inclusiveness, integrity, » innovation, transparency, and accountability.
»  Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated ability to deal sensitively in a multicultural environment, to build and maintain effective working relations with clients and colleagues across IFC, and to work effectively in teams.
»  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with quick turnaround expectations.
» Willingness to travel within and outside India frequently and on short notice.
» Professional integrity and sound judgment in handling confidential information.
» Excellent communications skills and the capacity to present both written and oral ideas clearly, concisely, and persuasively at senior levels.

Source:https://worldbankgroup.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=18734&site=1

 

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