Environmental and Social Senior Officer (m/f)

Bogota, Colombia
Apply by 1 November 2017
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 14 September 2017

Job Description

Key responsibilities:
  • Conduct initial environmental and social assessments and undertake due diligences of projects or Partner Financial Institutions to evaluate compliance with the environmental and social requirements of the fund
  • Define steps for clients to meet the requirements with the fund’s policies
  • Support the Investment Management team on environmental and social related issues and the incorporation of environmental and social standards and guidelines in transaction documentation
  • Oversee the supervision of the environment and social performance of the investments in the fund’s portfolio
  • Provide training on environmental and social issues to Partner Institutions as well as internally
  • Monitor projects or Partner Financial Institutions in relation to all environmental and social matters over the lifetime of the investment
  • Ensure the alignment with international best practices of the environmental and social policies and guidelines of the fund
  • Liaise with stakeholders, investors and experts in relation to environmental and social matters
What we expect:
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in assessing environmental and social development aspects of private sector business activities
  • A degree in an environmental subject or in engineering or agronomy, or a similar degree with relevant additional training and work experience on environmental and social matters
  • Track record in working with private sector firms across industry sectors (including agribusiness and/or financial sector) to identify environmental and social risks, issues and mitigation measures
  • Experience and/or familiarity with indicators capturing effectiveness of environmental and social management in the context of financial institutions and real sector projects
  • Experience and/or familiarity with the IFC Performance Standards
  • Ability to develop mitigation measures to ensure compliance with good international industry practice
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to think strategically and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent command of English and Spanish (written and oral)
  • Team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills also in multicultural contexts

About the Organization

One of the world’s leading advisors in impact investing, Finance in Motion focuses on sustainable economic, social and environmental development in low- and medium- income countries. With well over EUR 1.7 billion in Assets under Management, the company leverages public sector contributions through private investors. Our funds provide debt or equity primarily for local financial institutions and increasingly for project and corporate finance. We are active in 30 countries across Southeast and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and Latin America, where we foster small business and rural development, green energy production, and natural resource protection. Since its foundation in 2009, the company has consistently recorded year-on-year growth and expanded into new regions and topics.

The eco.business Fund is one of the initiatives of Finance in Motion spearheading the preservation and promotion of biodiversity through private enterprise. In providing financing and technical assistance to the Fund’s target group for investing in activities that conserve nature and foster biodiversity, the eco.business Fund seeks investments that yield both financial and environmental returns. The Development Facility Unit aims to enhance the impact of the eco.business Fund by complementing its investment activities with technical assistance with the following focus:

  • Supporting financial institutions in further developing lending to sustainable business as a viable portfolio segment
  • Supporting local businesses in their conversion or deepening of sustainable business practices

What you can expect:

  • An agile, widely diverse international working environment with over 40 nationalities who strive to uphold our start-up spirit and profit from the opportunities of a growing company
  • A job with a great degree of autonomy that achieves real impact through cooperation and joint responsibility
  • A purpose-driven, performance-oriented company culture that rewards above-average results

Our 180 employees working from our 16 offices worldwide are dedicated to promoting sustainable development through marked-based finance solutions. If you enjoy tackling complex challenges in a hands-on manner and prefer a communication style that suits the flat hierarchies and cooperative mindset we value, we would definitely like to hear from you. Please use our online application system to submit a CV and cover letter.

More information

Environmental and Social Senior Officer Bogotá.pdf

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