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 a(n)

Working area:

Technical Assistance & Project Management

Location:

Nairobi, Kenya

Working hours:

Full-time

Associate – Technical Assistance Management (m/f/d)

The regional office in Nairobi/Kenya is currently looking for an Associate (m/f/d) in Technical Assistance for the Development Facility of the eco.business Fund. The Development Facility aims to enhance the impact of the eco.business Fund by complementing its investment activities with technical assistance in sub-Saharan Africa.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead, and implement projects under management.
  • Prepare technical project proposals for the Development Facility Committee and terms of references for contractors.
  • Participate in business development with existing clients and identified leads.
  • Maintain client relationships.
  • Work within quality/budget/schedule expectations.
  • Participate in the presentation of proposals submitted to the Development Facility’s internal committee.
  • Selection and hiring of external service providers /consultants.
  • Review deliverables and final reports submitted by third party experts.
  • Identify, coordinate, and attend events, workshops and trainings.
  • Support or prepare internal and external communications of projects under management.
  • Contribute to annual planning and execution of technical assistance plans.
  • Engage in strategic discussions to support creating business opportunities for the fund through TA activities.
  • Attend Due Diligences and support the development of investment proposals.
  • Promote the Development Facility in events and trainings.

What we expect:

  • University degree, preferably in business administration, agribusiness, natural resources, environmental areas or related disciplines.
  • Master’s degree in environmental science, sustainable development, development/sustainable finance or related disciplines preferred.
  • Previous professional experience of more than 5 years in a similar field
  • Previous environmental consulting experience and project management is preferred (but not essential)
  • Prior training or experience in finance is a plus.
  • Building effective working relationships with clients and projects teams
  • Experience in the development of green financial products, including carbon market, green bonds and climate finance
  • Experience in the development of projects related with the promotion of sustainable business and production practices in the agriculture, forestry, aquaculture and/or tourism sectors. 
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, including attention to detail.
  • Ability to excel and maintain a positive attitude in a high-performance, fast-paced professional environment, while managing multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • Strong initiative, entrepreneurial spirit and desire to learn
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and ideally French, other languages will be considered as an asset (German).
  • Highly experienced in using Microsoft Office, including Excel and Power Point.
  • Ability and willingness to travel, at least twice a month.

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