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Investment Funds Specialist (Director)

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This position is part of the Office of Equity and Investment Funds (OEIF) at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). As an Investment Funds Specialist (Director), you will provide leadership in originating, monitoring, and exiting of investments for DFC’s investment fund program.


This position is part of the Office of Equity and Investment Funds (OEIF), at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). DFC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution and partners with the private sector to finance solutions addressing the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. In response to the shortfall of private equity capital in developing countries, OEIF provides equity to private investment fund managers in DFC eligible countries. These funds make direct equity, equity-linked, and debt investments in emerging market companies. As a senior member of OEIF, the incumbent (Director) will provide leadership in originating, monitoring, and exiting of investments, and other strategic activities, per the policies and directives of OEIF with direction from the Managing Directors and the Vice President.

As an Investment Funds Specialist (Director), you will:

Lead in sourcing new potential investments, managing deal pipeline, and taking investments from screening, due diligence, structuring, negotiating, to closing. Support team in monitoring of investments, including serving on LPACs.

Lead analyses of investment proposals to determine their market, competitive, business, development, and financial viability.

Lead preparation of investment memos by synthesizing due diligence analyses and present potential investments to various committees for approval.

Lead analyses of country related macroeconomic and microeconomic risks and risks related to investment contractual obligations.

Lead negotiation with counter parties on investment terms and agreements.

Establishes and maintains relationships with key stakeholders that are relevant to the DFC mission and converts these into productive investment opportunities.

Lead and support interdepartmental and external activities and strategic projects, and advise on DFC’s investment program and other financing programs and initiatives.

Please Note: This is a Bargaining unit position represented by AFGE, local 1534.



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)
  • This position will require foreign travel to developing countries
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance


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. Specialized experience is defined as experience working in private equity, venture capital, emerging markets development finance, and/or impact investing as a private markets fund investor, direct investor, a limited partner, a general partner, and/or a program-related investor and with at least 3 of the following:
  • Experience performing private market fund investing and/or direct equity investing, including ecosystem support, business development, and/or conducting financial and operational analyses, in support of venture capital, real assets, and/or private equity fund managers and/or their portfolio companies / assets;
  • Experience leading due diligence and overseeing transaction management, collaborating with other departments and outside advisors, and experience in preparing investment proposals and presenting to internal and/or external parties for approval;
  • Experience reviewing and negotiating legal documents and other investment related documents as it relates to private market fund investments and/or direct investments;
  • Experience with monitoring of private market fund investments and/or direct investments and serving on LPACs and/or boards;
  • Experience in supporting the private market impact investing ecosystem and/or evaluating private market fund investments and/or direct investments with an Environmental and/or social framework. 

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 position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement 23-OEIF-IMP-12095077-MB using Internal Merit Promotion (IMP) procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet MP requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.

This announcement may be used to fill similar positions, if additional vacancies occur.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Salary will be based upon the locality pay areas, as defined by OPM, and will be adjusted based upon the selectee’s duty location.

This position is eligible to be 100% remote. Applicants are encouraged to select “location negotiable” as their preferred duty station, if they are interested in a remote opportunity. The option to work out of the DFC’s office in downtown Washington, DC is available to candidates who are interested. If applicants select Washington, DC as their preferred duty station, the selectee will be expected to report to the office and follow the agency’s telework policy.

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:

  • meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria;
  • be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and
  • 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.

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.

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