Overview of actors

International Finance Corporation

The International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group member) is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.

IFC advances economic development and improves the lives of people by encouraging the growth of the private sector in developing countries.

We achieve this by creating new markets, mobilising other investors, and sharing expertise. In doing so, we create jobs and raise living standards, especially for the poor and vulnerable.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

No Poverty
Zero Hunger
Good Health and Well-being
Quality Education
Gender Equality
Clean Water and Sanitation
Affordable and Clean Energy
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Climate Action
Partnerships to achieve the Goals

How we work

Our Core Values guide the decisions we make and the actions we take.

IMPACT – We help our clients solve their greatest development challenges.
INTEGRITY – We do what is right.
RESPECT – We care for our people, our clients, our partners and our planet.
TEAMWORK – We work together to achieve our goals.
INNOVATION – We learn and adapt to find better ways of doing things.

... and why

Our mission is to advance economic development by encouraging the growth of private enterprise in developing countries.

Our work supports the World Bank Group’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Agriculture and Forestry
Banking and Finance
Environment and Disaster Risk Management
External Relations
Human Resources Management
Information and Communication Technology
Media and Communication
Monitoring and Evaluation
Private Sector Development
Social Development
Supply Chain Management

We strive to achieve the right skills mix to respond to our clients' needs and to develop new business opportunities. 

We focus on strengthening IFC’s core competitive advantage – our people – by hiring and leveraging diverse talents. As a global organisation committed to promoting sustainable private sector investment in developing countries, our diversity and inclusion strategy is critical to strengthening our client focus, enhancing responsiveness, and improving the quality of results.

Opportunities offered

Internships for students yes
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates no
Positions/programs for young professionals yes
Staff positions for professionals yes
Senior or management positions yes
Consultancy opportunities yes
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Type of organisation

Multilateral development bank

Field(s) of activity

Development Cooperation


Washington DC, United States of America

Region(s) of operation

Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East and Northern Africa
South/East Asia and Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa
Western and Central Europe

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Less than 20

Outside Switzerland:
More than 1000

Learn more

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