Project Finance Specialist

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Washington, DC
Job Type
Full-time, permanent
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
Applications for this position are only being accepted through USAJobs. This announcement is set to close at 11:59 pm (ET) on September 12th, 2023. All applications must be submitted at the link provided by the closing date to be considered.
Where to Apply

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This position is part of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Office of Development Credit. As a Project Finance Specialist you will perform a full range of duties related to the analysis and procedures of new project financings from initial screening through due diligence, negotiating and structuring, approval, documentation, closing and disbursement across geographic locations around the world.

Major Duties:

The incumbent will serve as a junior officer in support of project eligibility screening, project intake and incubation, and project and/or corporate finance underwriting and analysis across geographic locations around the world.
Identifies clients and projects that have the potential to fit well with the financing criteria and impact objectives of DFC conducting pre-screening evaluations to determine whether to screen formally and initiate due diligence.
Performs analysis of and due diligence on proposals for financing to assess their feasibility and risk with respect to financial performance, operation, management, governance and legal, and achievement of expected impact.
Works with and modifies sponsor-provided financial projections to assess logical model construction and adequacy of business case assumptions for the proposed DFC financing.
Organizes and conducts due diligence meetings and site visits with clients and other transaction parties, related parties, USAID and Embassy personnel as needed, and other sources to assess the application for DFC financing.
Consults with industry experts on various aspects of proposed projects and assists in the selection and procurement of consulting services.
Engages in negotiations with clients and other key interested parties on DFC financing terms as well as policy requirements.
Works closely with DFC project attorneys and outside counsels to draft, negotiate, and achieve execution of all required financing documents, and with all internal and external parties as needed to conduct the first disbursement of DFC financing for the project.

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 will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450)
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance


Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than the closing date of this announcement.

You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirements:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that includes:

conducting underwriting for project and/or corporate investment finance in an international developing market;
analyzing loan applications or investment proposals to determine the financial, technical, and economic feasibility and credit risks in international markets; and
developing financial models for project performance using financial software applications.

Note: Education is not substitutional at this grade level.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Additional Information:

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

Telework Suitability: The duties of this position is 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

Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.

**Applications for this position are only being accepted through USAJobs. This announcement is set to close at 11:59 pm (ET) on September 12th, 2023. All applications must be submitted at the link provided by the closing date to be considered.