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

Working area:

Investment Management

Location:

Frankfurt a.M., Germany,
with frequent travel to the MENA region

Working hours:

Full-time/Part-time

Senior Investment Officer - Equity (m/f/d)

Key responsibilities:

  • Active contribution to the development of the equity portfolio by building and developing a strong pipeline of investment opportunities in local markets across the MENA region, and beyond 
  • Leading role in all aspects of the investment cycle from origination, initial eligibility screening, on-site due diligence to investment proposal drafting, presentation to senior management and independent investment committee, deal structuring, and portfolio company monitoring
  • Active role in legal discussions with potential partner institutions, from formulating initial terms and conditions, to support in drafting and negotiating complex legal agreements
  • Supervise financial analysis and modelling exercises, and support in developing talent in the team
  • Liaise with partner institutions, engage in strategic dialogue with sector stakeholders, and continue to develop and deepen the company’s network of external contacts
  • Closely work and coordinate with colleagues in risk, legal, strategy, technical assistance and transaction management teams, as well as external service providers to implement transactions
  • Support in high level strategic discussions including funding, and fund structuring, and in representing the company at conferences, workshops and other relevant events

What we expect:

  • University degree in economics, finance or business administration
  • Significant relevant work experience, preferably in Private Equity, Venture Capital, Investment Banking, and Management Consulting or in a development finance environment
  • Interest to develop, or experience in, the Green economy (energy efficiency, circular economy)
  • Strong financial modeling experience, and solid understanding of valuation methodologies, and financial statements – prior experience in assessing financial institutions would be an advantage
  • Additional experience in assessing microfinance institutions, leasing and factoring companies, fintech ventures, or in the agricultural or low-income housing financing sectors would be an asset
  • Proven track record in complex project management, and negotiating legal agreements
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Arabic
  • High client relationship management skills, strong team-orientation, coupled with an open and engaging communication style and inter-personal skills
  • Attention to detail, ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Professional experience with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Commitment to development finance, impact investing, and responsible finance
  • Demonstrable commitment to Finance in Motion's vision/mission

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