Director, International Project Finance PSC

International Development Finance Corporation
Washington, DC
Job Type
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
Application requirements: 1. Cover letter 2. Resume 3. College transcript(s) (may be unofficial) 4. Any relevant certifications 5. 3-5 references (at least two must be supervisors, if able)
Where to Apply

This position is located in the Office of Energy (OE) of the Development Finance Corporation (DFC). The work of the unit involves providing medium- to long-term funding through direct loans and loan guaranties to support investment in less developed countries. DFC’s Office of Energy is available for projects in energy and energy-related industries or for projects over $50 million in debt financing.
The contractor shall provide personal services as an Director, International Project Finance, a senior officer supporting the most complex, sensitive, or precedent-setting finance projects which are located in developing countries and markets. The PSC is responsible for performing initial screenings of new loan proposals, underwriting, and due diligence tasks in the loan origination process which includes in-depth financial analysis, preparing portions of the loan papers and memoranda associated with presenting proposed loans to credit approval committees, supporting the loan negotiations and development of appropriate covenants for finance agreements, processing disbursement requests, and preparing proper documentation of the loan files associated with the transition of projects to the Monitoring group. The PSC will work for a Managing Director who is coordinating the full range of new project financings.

Additional Information

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
– Supports a Managing Director’s Project Team in the loan origination process of limited recourse project finance transactions located in developing countries.
– Independently conducts in-depth financial analyses of new loan proposals to determine a proposed project’s ability to maintain debt service and fully repay a loan based on a review of the documentation provided.
– Performs analyses utilizing available financial data including the financial statements provided by the project sponsors. Creates or modifies sponsor-provided financial projections to assess logical model construction and adequacy of business case assumptions for the proposed DFC financing. Conducts sensitivity analyses to test project assumptions and key economic drivers.
– Prepares required credit papers to be submitted for credit and management approval in accordance with Finance Policies and Procedures. Presents loan proposals to various approval committees.
– Supports the Project Team in reviewing, developing and negotiating legal documentation in the form of terms of reference, loan agreements, contracts, term agreements and other transaction related documents.
– Processes disbursement requests working to ensure that all conditions precedents have been met.
– Prepares proper documentation of the origination files in the system of record working to ensure that all required project documents are properly filed. Prepares proper documentation for the transition of assigned projects to the Project Monitoring Division.
– Works with OE’s Director of Business Development to develop new business opportunities. As required, advises representatives of private firms on the DFC’ s loan guaranty programs and other financing programs and initiatives.
– Responds to all requests in a timely manner. Replies to email correspondence and phone calls within two business days. Conducts daily duties with courtesy and professionalism.

EDUCATION and CERTIFICATION: The PSC shall have a minimum of a Master’s Degree of Business Administration or Master of Arts or Master of Science in International Development, International Affairs, or International Economics.

EXPERIENCE. The PSC shall have a minimum of 5 years of experience independently performing the full range of loan origination in an international project finance setting within the last 7 years and demonstrated ability to perform the duties and responsibilities in Section C.2.

• Experience in applying financial expertise to evaluate projects located in developing countries and structure those projects in a limited-recourse project finance basis.
• Experience in building, auditing, and testing financial models and cash flow projections and in performing sensitivity analyses to support the project analysis.
• Experience in independently writing detailed credit approval or investment memoranda outlining project detail and analysis and presenting those proposals to credit committees and Boards of Directors for approval.
• Experience in negotiating legal and other documentation in the form of loan agreements, inter-creditor agreements, security documentation, and other transaction-related documents for projects in developing countries.
• Experience in processing disbursement requests from borrowers located in developing countries.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The contractor shall be a U.S. Citizen and have the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.

BGA Announcement:
This position is part of the Broad Government Announcement (BGA) that has been posted to Follow the link to review the BGA along with related documents about this open position and unsolicited submissions. The requirements for a complete submission are listed in these documents.