MALTE VON PUTBUS has a mission. As global recruitment manager for the International Finance Corporation, the investment banking arm of the World Bank, he oversees efforts to find new employees around the world.
But successfully recruiting, say, a senior investment officer in Rio de Janeiro, an operations analyst in Cairo or an investment analyst in Riyadh can sometimes feel close to impossible. That’s because the I.F.C. is facing stiff competition for the most qualified job candidates in many emerging markets.