Senior Vice President of Investments

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Washington, DC
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Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
Applications for this position are only being accepted through USAJOBS and must be received by 11:59 pm 9ET) on February 20, 2024 to be considered.
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The Senior Vice President for Investments is part of the Office of Chief Operating Officer (OCOO), U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). As the Senior Vice President for Investments, you will have overall responsibility for directing the day-to-day supervision and oversight of DFC’s investment operations.

Major Duties:

As a Senior Vice President for Investment (SVP, Investment) you will be responsible for directing the day-to-day supervision and oversight of U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC’s) investment operations. You will report to the Chief Operating Officer (COO). This position requires a close working relationship with the DFC’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and business lines as well as a thorough understanding of DFC priorities and objectives. The SVP, Investment will work collaboratively across multiple DFC offices to ensure that the Agency is executing against its priorities through rigorous and efficient investment processes.

Serves as a member of DFC’s senior leadership team. In coordination with the Office of the Chief Executive and the COO, leads agency-wide planning and strategic discussions.
Represents and speaks on behalf of DFC at high-level meetings, conferences, and networking events.
Establishes a culture of cooperation and collaboration in support of broader DFC priorities and goals.
Formulates and updates agency investment strategy, guidance, and policy housed to ensure DFC’s underwriting and investment process is clear, standardized, and leverages industry best practices.
In collaboration with DFC Vice Presidents, ensures that staff work and investment products are consistent with established policy, underwriting guidance, and best practices.
Creates inclusive team environment that is welcoming of staff with different professional backgrounds and expertise.
Contributes to shaping and enforcing consistent standards in staff performance.
Determines resources required to accomplish strategic goals and objectives.
Exercises high professional standards in exercising the authority of this position.

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
Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance
Within 30 days of your start date, you will be required to file an Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278)
This position may require foreign travel to developing countries


Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

You may qualify at the SL-00 level if you fulfill the following qualification requirements:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Candidates must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-15 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in all of the following:

Experience with investment products across multiple asset classes (e.g., debt, equity, insurance, funds);
Experience with complex financial structures, lending practices and principles, and instruments for both debt and equity; AND
Experience with development finance and emerging markets, including in key DFC sectors such as infrastructure, energy, health, agriculture, and financial services.


MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): Maximum of two pages per MTQ. Applicants must address the following mandatory qualifications separate from their resumes. Statements must provide specific examples that address relevant experience, accomplishments, and evidence that you possess demonstrated superior technical qualifications. You will not be considered for this position if you fail to submit qualification statements specifically addressing each mandatory technical qualification requirement.

Demonstrated ability providing effective leadership and supervision to subordinates in a multi-tiered organization.
Demonstrated experience defining and implementing policies and processes that support an efficient and robust investment process. Experience providing sound guidance to and oversight of transaction work products that strengthen the structuring and impact of investments.
Demonstrated knowledge of capital markets and emerging markets, including lending practices and principles, instruments for both debt and equity, and experience identifying, analyzing, and negotiating complex finance projects.
Demonstrated ability building collaborative relationships between multiple stakeholders, with a track record of working across organizational boundaries.

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:

Please Note: This is not a Bargaining unit position.

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility showing type of discharge/character of service. If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit documentation from the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) showing type of discharge/character of service and your disability percentage. You may also submit an SF-15, “Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference” plus the documents listed in this form to support the claim for veteran preference. For more information on veterans’ preference visit:

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.

Employees in SL positions are entitled to accrue annual leave at the rate of 8 hours per biweekly pay period regardless of the length of their Federal service, and can accumulate a total of up to 90 days (720 hours) of annual leave. All Federal employees including SL members earn 13 days of sick leave each year.

This announcement may be used to fill similar positions, if additional vacancies occur.