Corporate Governance Officer

World Bank Group

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The International Financial Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our six decades of experience to create opportunity where it is needed most. In FY15, our long-term investments in developing countries rose to nearly $18 billion, leveraging our capital, expertise and influence to help the private sector end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.


In 2015, the World Bank Group launched a recruitment mission to attract Sub Saharan African professionals to its work force. The initiative was the first of its kind for the institution and resulted in numerous hires into business areas such as Education, Health, Development Economics, Information Technology Systems, Social Urban/Rural & Resilience and Governance. The World Bank Group continues its commitment to hiring Sub-Saharan African professionals and announces its latest recruitment mission to again attract highly qualified Sub-Saharan African professionals who are looking for an exciting career, where their effort will contribute to the institution's goal of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity.

The International Financial Corporation (IFC), invites applications for this position 



Location: Africa


Area: Agribusiness




Job Summary:

  • The Corporate Governance program in IFC aims to enhance the transparency and efficiency of the business environment in developing countries and to help build sustainable businesses. Components of the Program include (i) working with firms (including small and medium sized enterprises) on improving their corporate governance practices; (ii) building capacity of regional intermediaries (institutes, associations, consulting firms, educational institutions, etc.) to promote corporate governance on an ongoing and sustainable basis; (iii) working with Government and regulators to improve governance standards, investor protection, and develop corporate governance regulatory frameworks; and (iv) raising the awareness of corporate governance in the business community including supporting the development of corporate governance forums and preparing and disseminating corporate governance publications.
  • Corporate Governance Officer positions may be located in Washington, DC or one of IFC’s regional offices (such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Delhi, Dubai, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Dakar, Nairobi, Sao Paulo, or Mexico City).
  • The Corporate Governance Officer will be responsible for the following:
  • Managing program components, including work plan deliverables, project budget and schedule, status reporting, risk and issue identification/management, monitoring and evaluation and donor reporting
  • Managing client relationships, including developing new business, representing the World Bank Group (WBG) with partners/clients, facilitating discussions, and preparing diagnostic and other reports on company and regulatory governance practices, as well as supporting clients and regulators with implementation of recommendations
  • Supporting capacity development of regional intermediaries (institutes, associations, consulting firms, etc.) through training, workshops and other capacity building activities, as well as joint delivery of CG trainings and firm consultations
  • Building relations with government and regulators to improve governance standards and investor protection, and support the development of corporate governance regulatory frameworks
  • Raising awareness through events, conferences, corporate governance forums, as well as developing and supporting the preparation and dissemination of corporate governance publications
  • Liaising with related WBG parties to ensure seamless and coordinated client-centric market interventions.



  • Professional degree in a related field, such as corporate Law, Accounting, Finance, or Business Management
  • At least 10 years of experience in an area related to corporate governance, including delivering effective corporate governance advice in the private sector, preferably with experience in developing countries
  • Legal, finance or business background contributing to knowledge of corporate governance and financial management
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of best practices related to corporate governance
  • Experience in developing and managing technical assistance, advisory services, or consultancy programs, or providing corporate governance-related advice to clients
  • Ability to engage with various stakeholders, effective influencing skills and demonstrated diplomacy
  • Strong organizational and communications skills, and ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently, articulate issues and recommend solutions
  • Self-starter, innovator and motivated
  • Willingness to travel.




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World Bank Group

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)


Outside Nigeria


NGO/Community Services & Dev and Agriculture/Farming

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

10 - 15 years