International Development Finance/Investment Attorney

District of Columbia, D.C
May 16, 2022
May 24, 2022
Full Time

Work includes legal due diligence and reviewing, drafting and/or negotiating all transaction documents leading to closing as well as monitoring existing transactions and restructuring or collecting on defaulted loans. The types of financing vary from project finance, infrastructure loans, loans to small and medium enterprises (SMES) and microfinance institutions (MFIs), to loans to private equity funds. The loans can be high or low in dollar values but often involve complex negotiation and documentation. DFC's equity investment program includes direct investment in portfolio companies as well as private equity investment funds. DFC's political risk insurance program offers coverage against political violence, currency inconvertibility, and expropriation and includes specialized capital markets products that insure against sovereign and sub sovereign risk. Projects are always located in a low-income, lower middle-income, or upper middle-income country.


Conditions of Employment

  • This position is in the excepted service.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • May be required to successfully complete a 2 year trial period.
  • If selected, you will be required to file, prior to entrance on duty, a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450).


Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

Basic Requirements: Applicants must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.; (2) be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and (3) meet all specialized experience requirements as described below. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

Specialized Experience: Applicant must possess at least 5 years of experience advising on legal and policy matters in the areas of finance (including project finance, loans to small and medium enterprises (SMES) and microfinance institutions (MFIs), and/or corporate loans), equity investments, private equity funds, political risk insurance, and/or debt restructuring in the context of negotiating and documenting transactions for projects in emerging markets, whether directly or through the supervision of outside counsel.

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.


Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. In addition, if selected, you must provide proof of bar membership.

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.

Travel may be required.

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 .This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.

Numerous vacancies may be filled from this recruitment effort.