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:

Beirut, Lebanon

Working hours:

Full-time / Part-time

Senior Officer Investment Management (m/f/d)

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting the development of diversified country and regional portfolios and strategies
  • Origination, structuring and negotiation of debt investments in financial institutions for the benefit of Micro and SMEs finance or other development finance products
  • Support investments in the areas of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Resource Efficiency – including business development and preparation of investment proposals for corporates, banks and other financial institutions
  • Perform portfolio-screenings and discuss lending strategies with partner financial institutions to identify financing opportunities contributing to energy, emission and resource savings
  • Monitor and analyse technology/policy developments in the areas of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Resource Efficiency in target markets
  • On- and off-site due diligence and monitoring of financial institutions (banks and non-bank financial institutions such as microfinance institutions, leasing companies, factoring companies etc.), corporates and portfolios
  • Monitoring and analysis of key market and economic developments in countries of operation
  • Monitoring of financial sectors regulatory and supervisory frameworks and policies
  • Internal and external reporting regarding investment portfolio and development of the Funds
  • Identifying institution building/technical assistance needs for financial institutions or market participants in the area of micro and SME as well as EE and RE finance and developing concepts and designs for the respective measures
  • Identifying and contributing to the development of new products/mandate
  • Establishing close contact with the local financial sectors stakeholders including banking sectors regulators
  • Targeted policy dialogue with relevant stakeholders
  • Advancing responsible finance in countries of operations through respective dialogue, investment structuring, workshops and initiatives
  • Representing and positioning FiM and mandated funds, including participation in external and internal conferences, workshops etc.

What we expect:

  • Sufficient experience in banking/financial sector, ideally with expertise in lending to financial institutions and portfolio management in the Middle East
  • Understanding of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Resource Efficiency technologies and experience in engaging with the financial sector and/or international development institutions on these topics, or other relevant financial experience
  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of applicable accounting standards
  • Excellent understanding of banking, both business and risk perspective
  • Understanding of SME and energy sector in Lebanon and Middle East, demand, and supply
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic is a requirement; French would be advantageous
  • Interest and general knowledge of development finance and impact investment, including micro / SME finance as well as energy efficiency, resource efficiency and renewable energy finance; preferably previous exposure to development finance institutions
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills enhanced by intercultural sensitivities
  • High client relationship management skills, strong team-orientation, coupled with an open and engaging communication style and inter-personal skills
  • Goal oriented, fully committed to deliverable of high-quality results under tight deadlines
  • Willingness to travel in the countries of FiM operations as necessary
  • 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 240 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
Stefanie Zanetti
Tel.: +49 69 27 10 35 483