Venture and Private Equity Associate

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on May 13, 2024

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This position is part of the U.S International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Office of Health & Agribusiness. You will be responsible for a full range of new equity investments, developing to undertake tasks required to process transactions from initial screening through due diligence, negotiating and structuring, approval, documentation, closing and funding, and advising on investment, risk, and policy.


Conduct analyses of direct equity proposals to determine their market, competitive, business, and financial viability, including review of financial statements, proforma financial models and valuation analyses.

Conduct desk and field visits, correspondence with officials of the host country, industry experts, private firm representatives, Embassy personnel and other sources needed to analyze applications for U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) financing.

Prepare investment memos by synthesizing due diligence analysis to present potential investments to various committees for approval.

Build financial models and valuation analyses for prospective investments.

Support team in sourcing new potential investments, managing deal pipeline, and taking investments from screening, due diligence, structuring, negotiating, to closing.

Support team on administrative duties and tasks as needed.

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
  • 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-11 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

  • One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service that includes experience in at least 2 of the following:
  • Experience assisting in conducting direct equity investing, including venture capital, private equity, and/or investment banking;
  • Experience building financial models and valuation analyses;
  • Experience preparing and writing investment memos.


  • A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or possession of a LL.M. degree, if related. Graduate level education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position;


  • A combination of education and experience as listed above.

You may qualify at the GS-12 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirements:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that includes experience in at least 3 of the following:

  • Experience assisting in conducting direct equity investing, including venture capital, private equity, and/or investment banking;
  • Experience building financial models and valuation analyses;
  • Experience preparing and writing memos;
  • Experience conducting due diligence on potential direct equity investments.

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 position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement 24-OHA-ST-12375559-AQ using Merit Promotion (MP) 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.


You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school’s definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

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:

  • 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.

For more information:

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

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.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

International Development Finance Corporation

1100 New York Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20527


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