Investment Insurance & Project Finance Officer

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
United States
Job Type
Full-time, permanent, remote
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
Applications for this position are only being accepted through USAJOBS and must be received by 11:59 pm (ET) on November 27th, 2023 to be considered.
Where to Apply

As an Officer you’ll manage the most complex sensitive or precedent-setting finance & political risk insurance projects with an emphasis on using innovative financial structures to drive climate finance including but not limited to debt-for-nature swaps, financing of coal plant retirements, nature based solutions, development & execution of risk sharing or blended finance platforms with other financial institutions, & development & execution of financing models for climate adaptation investments.

Major Duties:

As an Investment Insurance & Project Finance Officer (Innovative Climate Solutions), you will:

Perform a range of activities in the structured debt finance origination process, including reviewing business plans, off-take agreements, financial model projections, and financial model sensitivities for structured debt finance applications in the climate finance sector.
Perform a range of activities in the origination process for political risk insurance for climate-related investments, including reviewing business plans, power or water purchase agreements, loan agreements and contracts with foreign governments, project information memoranda, including for debt-for-nature swaps enabling bonds for conservation, biodiversity and mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
Analyze the nature and structure of the investment, equity and loan instruments involved in climate finance projects in DFC eligible countries.
Prepare portions of necessary documents and memoranda required in the Agency’s approval process.
Negotiate terms and conditions in insurance contracts and structured debt finance agreements.
Conduct research and analysis on political, commercial, and macroeconomic country and sovereign risks.
Conduct outreach to expand the prospective investment insurance and structured debt finance pipeline for climate finance projects.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT: The ideal candidate will have experience mobilizing, analyzing and underwriting international projects & investments to scale cutting-edge climate solutions to address frontier climate challenges. They would ideally have an educational background in: Climate Change Finance & Investment, Sustainable Finance, and/or Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, or Environmental Management, which will allow them to apply this knowledge in using innovative financial structures for climate investments. Their past experience(s) will enable them to quickly assess the feasibility and risks of an investment opportunity. The ideal candidate will have knowledge about nature-based solutions and various forms of renewable energy.

Please Note: This is a Bargaining unit position represented by AFGE, local 1534.

Conditions of Employment:

Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Must submit resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Within 30 days of your start date, you may be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450)
Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance
This position will require foreign travel to developing countries


Please read full announcement on USAJOBS for a complete description of required qualifications.

Additional Information:

Salary will be based upon the locality pay areas, as defined by OPM, and will be adjusted based upon the selectee’s duty location.

This position is eligible to be 100% remote. The option to work out of the DFC’s office in downtown Washington, DC is available to candidates who are interested. If applicants select Washington, DC as their preferred duty station, the selectee will be expected to report to the office and follow the agency’s telework policy.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

Telework Suitability: The duties of this position are suitable for telework. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Stipulations of Employment: Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Work Schedule: This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous: DFC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit

If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.

Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.