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.
Details of Investment Insurance & Project Finance Officer Jobs 2023 in USA
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.
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
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CUT-OFF AND CLOSING DATE
- To receive consideration, applicants must submit complete applications prior to the established cut-off date(s). An initial cut-off will take place November 13, 2023 to begin initial applicant consideration. A final cut-off/closing will occur on November 27, 2023.
- Candidates for the position who submit a completed application by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the cut off date will be reviewed and referred if found eligible and qualified. This announcement will remain open until the closing date indicated; however, those who apply after the cut-off date will be considered for referral to the hiring manager only if additional vacancies occur and/or the initial referral list is exhausted.
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level). Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than the closing date of this announcement.
TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).
Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than the closing date (by cut-off dates) of this announcement.
You may qualify at the GS-12 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirements:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your experience in all of the following:
1) Experience working with a team on international projects or investments while working at a commercial bank, investment bank, international financial institution, or multilateral organization;
2) Experience reviewing financial statements for businesses located in developing countries;
3) Experience building financial models to determine ability of a company to repay its debt and sensitivity analyses to test those assumptions;
4) Experience conducting analyses in THREE of the following four areas:
- financial analysis of international ventures,
- calculating credit risk exposure of international ventures,
- detailed credit analysis of international ventures, or
- market analysis of business ventures in developing countries; AND
5) Experience identifying international financial or investment policy issues to include identifying TWO of the following three areas: political, economic, or credit risks of projects located outside the United States.
Note: Education is not substitutional at this grade level.