Project Finance Specialist (Investment Officer - Emerging Markets)

Washington, D.C
Jan 28, 2023
Feb 03, 2023
Full Time

Conducts in-depth analyses of new loan and/or guarantee proposals to determine their financial, technical, economic, legal, marketing, and political feasibility.

Performs in-depth analyses of proposed business ventures, financial statements, country related macroeconomic and microeconomic risks, and project contractual obligations risks and the eligibility of the sponsor.

Negotiates with key interested parties on DFC loan and/or guarantee terms, including collateral security and completion support, and policy requirements.

Consults with recognized industry experts and obtains information through field visits, correspondence with officials of the host country, private firm representatives, USAID and Embassy personnel and other sources.

Presents loan and/or guarantee proposals, reviews contracts, obtains appropriate agency clearances, and obtains investor's signature and fee. Prepares subsidy estimates and coordinates subsidy transfer process from USAID missions to the DFC.

Develops new business opportunities in conjunction with USAID missions and recommends DFC transaction structures and opportunities to USAID missions that highly align to their development objectives.

Coordinates project financial plans and co-creditor arrangements with other creditors, such as development banks, IFC, Export-Import Bank, and commercial or investment banking institutions.


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


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

You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirements:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that includes all of the following: Experience conducting in-depth analyses of financing for international global market transactions to include the viability of market and business models; negotiation of terms and agreements with counter-parties; and analysis on credit risks of borrower and/or investee including financial conditions and track record of sponsors, management and other project parties.

*Demonstrated experience working on financial transactions in emerging markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Eurasia is desired.

*This position entails some interaction with native Spanish speakers; therefore, the ability to communicate in Spanish (verbal/written) is desired.

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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must:
1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria;
2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and
3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.
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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.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

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.