Project Finance Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 14, 2021
Closes
May 22, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Development Credit (ODC) in the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). 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 an array of sectors and geographic locations around the world.

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Responsibilities

Identifies clients and projects that have the potential to fit well with the financing criteria and impact objectives of DFC and the Social Enterprise Finance team and conducts 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 as needed to assess the application for DFC financing.

Consults with industry experts on various aspects of proposed projects and, as needed, 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.

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.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

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


Qualifications

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

You may qualify at the GS-12 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that includes, on a combined basis, at least two of the following:
1) analyzing loan proposals to determine their financial, technical, economic, and legal feasibility; OR
2) underwriting financing in international markets; OR
3) evaluating financial models for measuring project performance; OR
4) designing, managing, or implementing projects involving for-profit businesses or other private sector organizations to promote economic and social development.

You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that includes, on a combined basis, one or more of the following:
1) assessing the potential impact of projects in emerging markets; AND/OR
2) analyzing credit risks in emerging markets; AND/OR
3) developing financial models for measuring project performance in emerging markets.

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.

Education

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.
For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp) .

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. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. 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/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).
Telework Suitability : The duties of this position are 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 http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify .

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

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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Oral Communication
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Technical Competency - Business and Industry
  • Technical Competency - Financial Risk Management
  • Written Communication
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three" but protects the rights of Veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veterans' preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
  • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

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