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(Senior) Sustainable Finance Officer – Reducing Inequalities

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Are you a (Senior) Sustainable Finance Officer with expertise in SDG10, Reducing Inequalities? Join us to support FMO’s agenda, drive sustainable finance, and offer impactful solutions for our investment clients. Let’s create a more equitable future together.

Your role

The (Senior) Sustainable Finance Officer reports to the Manager of the Sustainable Finance Advisory team. He or she is part of a team of colleagues with different and complementary expertise in FMO’s relevant sustainability and impact areas.

The (Senior) Sustainable Finance Officers, both with social and environmental expertise, are co-located within our four investment departments – Agriculture Food and Water, Energy, Financial Institutions, and Private Equity – to facilitate integration in our business process and industry specialization.

In this role you particulary focus on working on SDG10, Reducing Inequalities. This means that you support the organization strategic agenda and provide content knowledge, a network of contacts, and deal support on social topics your expertise and sustainable finance in general. Next to that you will drive and implement practical financial and non-financial products and services that can be piloted and offered to our investment clients.

In This Role You Will Be

  • Supporting the institutionalization of our Reducing Inequalities label approach and provide expert guidance for our investment departments and clients.
  • Advising on impact structuring, innovation and transactions on social, themes and sustainable finance topics such as gender lens investing, social entrepreneurship, inclusive business, gender and social bonds and credit lines, access to basic goods and services.
  • Supporting transactions, sector initiatives and partnerships across different departments and focus sectors;
  • Conceptualizing, designing and incubating new financial and non-financial products and services that can be offered to our investment clients.
  • Engaging with FMO partners and key stakeholders and representing the organization at impact focused events.
  • Helping colleagues learn by inspiring and supporting them across departments.
  • Contributing to the revisions and improvements to our Sustainability Policy and its supporting framework, such as our Reducing Inequalities label.

 Our offer

  • Gross yearly salary of between EUR 65K – 105K (including holiday allowance and 13th month salary), depending on seniority, years of experience and background.
  • Premium free pension
  • 31 holidays
  • Working remotely abroad for 60 days in a rolling period of 12 months
  • Hybrid way of working (50/50)

For more information, please visit our website Secondary Benefits – FMO

Your team

The Impact department’s mandate is triple: firstly, it will provide impact structuring advisory services for pipeline opportunities and transactions, supporting the achievement of the strategic goals of a EUR 10 billion portfolio each in Reducing Inequalities (SDG 10) and Climate Action (SDG 13) transactions and supporting clients in climate alignment strategies. Secondly, the development of programmatic technical assistance is essential. It enhances capacity development for governmental funding programs. Thirdly, the focus should be on supporting value creation activities. We achieve this through strengthening capacity development and providing technical assistance to clients.

To achieve this, the department collaborates with all departments across the organization and especially closely with our investment departments, the Partnerships for Impact department, the Impact Measurement and Integrated Reporting team and the Strategy department, as well as our Risk focused colleagues.

Within the Impact department, the Sustainable Finance Advisory team is responsible for driving strategic impact business and portfolio development, such as our Green and Reduced Inequalities programs and transactions. The team support investment teams in originating, developing, and optimizing deals for impact.

Your background

  • Master degree in Development Economics, Business, Finance, International Development, or other comparable studies around sustainability with a focus on private sector development or financing. 
  • Over ten years of working experience, out of which at least five years in finance and/or impact investing in emerging markets. 
  • Proven experience in sourcing, structuring, designing and executing development finance products and investments, and affinity with impact measurement. 
  • Experience with impact measurement, accounting and reporting is an advantage. 
  • Ability to identify impactful projects and assess high-level financial viability and project feasibility. 
  • Strong content knowledge of impact concepts, such as Reducing Inequalities, and international conventions. 
  • Ability to travel globaly. 

Personal Skills

  • Commercial drive and sound business sense; 
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set, with the ability to speak up and voice views independently; 
  • Team player and able to coordinate, inspire and motivate other investment colleagues; 
  • Display strong coaching and networking skills; 
  • Strong analytical, structuring and problem solving skills; 
  • Capacity to think strategically, with a strong understanding for the business needs; 
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent in English both written and verbally, an additional language is an advantage. 

Excited about the role do you fit criteria? Please send your application! We are eager to understand what you can bring to FMO and what we can contribute to your professional life. #PioneerDevelopScale

Please note, if we make you an offer to join FMO, you will need to work through the screening process with our screening partner. The process is designed to check your integrity and reliability.