Finance in Motion is a global impact asset manager focused exclusively on sustainable development in low and middle-income countries. The company develops and advises impact investment funds whose blended finance structures bring together public and private investors to address climate change, strengthen biodiversity conservation, foster the sustainable use of natural resources, improve livelihoods, and promote economic opportunities.

Over the course of its operations, Finance in Motion has unleashed a cumulative total of over EUR 5.4 billion toward these goals in Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to investment activities, the funds also provide technical assistance to support investees, foster responsible finance, and maximize impact in the countries they serve.

Since its foundation in 2009, the company has consistently recorded year-on-year growth and expanded into new regions and topics. Due to this ongoing success, Finance in Motion is seeking an
 

Working area:

Investment Management

Location:
Bogotá, Colombia OR
Mexico City, Mexico

Working hours:
Full-time/Part-time

Agribusiness Specialist – Investment Management (m/f/d)

Key responsibilities:

  • Support sustainable investing of Finance in Motion through assessment of investment opportunities and concept development in a wide variety of areas, including sustainable agriculture and aquaculture practices, mitigants to climate change in agriculture, aquaculture, and value chain development
  • Support the preparation of investment proposals by assessing risks/opportunities of agribusiness investments, including the analysis of the agriculture loan portfolio of local financial institutions as well as the assessment of corporate production practices, to define the use of proceeds strategy for debt transactions
  • Provide technical advice on agribusiness-related issues as needed, particularly related to supply chain issues and specific commodities of interest to the region
  • Research and keep up to date with any relevant developments in agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, tourism, and food value chains, as well as other relevant information and trends that may affect the investment strategy of Finance in Motion´s funds
  • Prepare reports, write advisory leaflets and technical notes such as crop profiles in English and Spanish, as required
  • Interact and support other units within FiM to achieve an effective implementation of the sustainable agriculture investment strategy

What we expect:

  • Professional graduated in Agronomy with a Master's degree in a field related to the position (environmental studies, business administration, agronomy or similar)
  • Significant relevant work experience in Latin America, in the fields of sustainable farm management and production, planning and monitoring of sustainable agriculture initiatives and projects, natural resource management, and social and environmental management in crop production.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Spanish, including ability to write clear, succinct reports
  • Excellent technical knowledge of sustainable agricultural practices in a wide variety of crops in Latin America (including new production techniques and precision agriculture technologies)
  • Working experience in certification schemes such as Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade, Bonsucro-EU, RSPO-Next, GSA/BAP, ASC, MSC, FSC, and sectoral initiatives such as ISEAL, IFOAM, etc. among commodity producers for export markets
  • Experience in the provision of technical assistance to farmers and crop producers and/or financial institutions in the region
  • Knowledge in geographic information systems (GIS) to run Land Use Cover Change Analyses (LUCCA)
  • Proactive personality with a solid track record of working by objectives and effective fulfilment of goals with little supervision
  • Ability to work in cross-disciplinary teams and provide support cross-regions. Able to communicate ideas clearly, articulate issues and recommend solutions
  • Willingness to travel internationally on a regular basis

What you can expect:

  • An agile, widely diverse international working environment with over 50 nationalities who are keenly interested in making a positive difference through their work and who share a collaborative, can-do spirit
  • A job that allows you to fully utilize and expand your skills within an innovative, hands-on company culture
  • A purpose-driven, performance-oriented company that rewards above-average results
  • An organization dedicated to providing effective training and upskilling to its employees
Our more than 290 employees working from our 17 offices worldwide are dedicated to promoting sustainable development through market-based finance solutions. If you enjoy tackling complex challenges in a hands-on manner and are seeking an adaptable and motivating work environment, we would very much like to hear from you. Please use our online application system to submit your application.
Human Resources
Steffen Winterholler
Tel: +49 (0)69 271 035 798