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E T Consultant, Trade and Supply Chain Finance at International Finance Corporation (IFC)

International Finance Corporation (IFC) a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. The Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in every country.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: E T Consultant, Trade and Supply Chain Finance

Job #: req23810
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Sector: Other
Grade: EC2
Term Duration: 1 year 0 months

The Trade and Supply Chain Department is one of the industry groups at IFC, with both investment and advisory services delivered to IFC’s clients through IFC’s global network. IFC’s priorities in Trade are:

  • Grow investment and advisory solutions in all regions it operates in, while achieving strong profitability and development impact
  • Build new and nurture existing client relationships to make IFC the preferred partner for key clients
  • Manage portfolio of assets for strong profitability and impact;
  • Support local companies, while improving transparency and corporate governance;
  • Catalyze foreign investment, including mobilizing B loans, parallel loans, and other forms of capital mobilization;
  • Introduce and develop new financial solutions, products and platforms;
  • Build long-term partnerships with strong regional players;
  • Develop client, sector and country-level solutions through interventions that can be scaled and replicated; and
  • Be a thought leader and innovator of products and client solutions globally.

Global trade is an engine of growth that creates jobs, reduces poverty, and increases economic opportunities. It is a key driver of integration and opportunities for local enterprises in emerging markets and developing countries. Financing trade is fundamental to the movement of goods at all stages of the supply chain and can have a strong development impact in developing countries.

IFC’s trade finance programs offer guarantees, risk-sharing facilities, loans, and other structured products to support trade in emerging markets. Through these various products, IFC has supported more than 400 financial institutions and thousands of underlying companies in more than 100 countries across all regions of the globe. To date, IFC’s Trade and Supply Chain Finance has supported over $200 billion in global trade, all of which is directly linked to the movement of specific goods across emerging market borders.


  • IFC is seeking an Extended Term Consultant (ETC) to cover IFC trade activities globally with a focus on Africa based in Lagos. The ETC will work on deals execution under GTFP by connecting local banks with global trade finance markets.
  • The ETC will report to the Regional Lead, Trade and Supply Chain Finance, work under the supervision of the Resident Trade Officer and will be a member of the Global Trade team which has its staff based in Washington DC and across IFC regions.  

The ETC is expected to:

  • Apply a thorough knowledge of trade finance, financial markets, emerging markets, and mobilization as well as sector and country risks and how to manage those risks.
  • Under the supervision of the Regional Lead and Trade Officers, originate and execute trade finance transactions with Issuing Banks under IFC’s Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) by connecting with regional and global GTFP Confirming Banks;
  • Monitor trade lines and ensure that transactions are consistent with all corporate guidelines, including the trade operational guidelines;
  • Monitor and execute daily trade finance transactions in the region, facilitate timely processing of amendments and cancellations by working closely with the GTFP Operations team;
  • Maintain contacts with GTFP Issuing Banks and stay abreast of market development to manage risks in the portfolio;
  • Track program activities by using IFC’s corporate systems and prepare reports as needed;
  • Monitor GTFP billing follow up with clients on timely payments as well as and any Trade Survey quest;
  • Contribute to trade appraisals by analyzing the potential banks’ trade finance operations, trade finance track record, risk control framework, trade booking systems, processes and procedures, skill sets of trade processing staff, and identify any advisory needs.
  • Contribute to business development, regional coordination, and processing of trade finance projects from origination, due diligence, structuring, negotiations, approval process, documentation execution, and management of portfolio by collaborating with FIG regional colleagues.
  • Support all other tasks requested by the Regional Lead for existing or pipeline of the trade finance programs.

Selection Criteria

  • Advanced Degree or equivalent professional qualification in Business Administration, Finance, Economics or the related field is required.
  • 4-8 years of experience in trade finance with a local/international commercial bank or international organization.
  • Excellent knowledge of commercial banking products and services, experience in correspondent banking relationships and international trade and good knowledge of the relevant products.
  • Strong financial and credit skills along with analytical ability.
  • Strong teamwork, organizational, negotiation, and marketing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds; and
  • Ability to interact directly and independently with management of potential clients.

Application Closing Date
15th August, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should: