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Project Finance Specialist (Investment Officer – Climate Finance)
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Washington, DC United States
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Application deadline 01/26/2024
Type of Position Full-time
Education Requirement High school/GED

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This position is part of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Office of Energy. 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; prepares and presents loan proposals for approval committees.

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
    • This position will require foreign travel to developing countries

Qualifications:

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

You may qualify at the GS-12 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirements:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that includes:

    • evaluating the financial and economic feasibility of debt transactions for commercial/business activities;
    • conducting due diligence or evaluation of financing opportunities ; AND
    • evaluating financial models for measuring credit or investment performance.

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:

    • evaluating the financial and economic feasibility of debt transactions for commercial/business activities in developing countries or international emerging markets;
    • structuring debt financing for transactions in developing countries or international emerging markets; AND
    • customizing or developing financial models for measuring credit or investment performance.

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.

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

Additional Information:

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: https://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/verify/).

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 https://www.e-verify.gov/.

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.

Applications for this position are only being accepted through USAJOBS and must be submitted by 11:59 pm (ET) on January 26, 2024 to be considered.