Innovative Finance Manager

Organization
Aqua for All
Location
the Hague, the Netherlands
Job Type
32-36 hours per week
Deadline for Applications
01/22/2021
How to Apply
Send an email to: info@aquaforall.org
Where to Apply
https://aquaforall.org/vacancies/
Tags
Full-time

You contribute towards structuring Aqua for All’s participation in selected blended finance mechanisms, linking Aqua for All’s support to companies in scaling their initiative with investor’s requirements. You’ll work side-by-side with programme managers in financially structuring such initiatives. Moreover, you build and manage relations with different stakeholders. This position is part of the Innovative Finance team, and you report directly to the Managing Director. You are based at our office in the Hague.

Job description: 1) Work on innovative finance models and instruments for small and growing (social) enterprises to become financially sustainable and attract private capital to scale. These enterprises are active in the service chain of drinking water or sanitation. This includes: o Working with investors on financial models to promote scaling of SMEs; o Working with our programme managers and local representatives to promote scaling trajectories for these SMEs in our focus countries; o Providing expert knowledge in transformation processes of SMEs.

2) Stakeholder engagement: liaise with impact investors, financial structurers and our team to organise support in development of blended finance mechanisms, and actively engage with
other funders, Development Finance Institutions, Family Offices etc. to support pipeline development.

3) Business and Financial Analysis for designing technical assistance trajectories: Undertake business plan and financial model analysis of social enterprises to assess and design appropriate support trajectories toward investment readiness together with the regional programme managers.

Additional Information

You have: • Demonstrable experience (minimum of 5 years) in impact investing and preferably experience in working in low/middle income countries in Asia and Africa; • A Bachelor or Master degree in a finance & business related study; • Experience in working with early-growth stage companies in developing countries (Africa and Asia) preferably in water or any other sectors is a plus; • Hands-on mentality and excellent presentation and communication skills, written and verbal; • Proven experience in building relationships and the ability to engage with different stakeholders (Foundations, Impact Investors, Development Finance Institutions etc.); • Strong affinity with international development in general and the mission of Aqua for All in particular; • Ability to work independently on deals with investors. You are able to conceptualise and implement concrete trajectories; • Strong analytical skills, result-oriented attitude and entrepreneurial mindset; • Ability to work collaboratively with others by demonstrating flexibility and openness to diverse approaches; • Excellent proficiency in English and preferably also in Dutch.