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About Agents for Impact (AfI)

Being Agents for Impact means more than just a job to us. As experienced experts who act with conviction and passion, we see Impact Investing as an optimal solution to the challenges of our time. We advise financial institutions in incorporating sustainability into their investment strategies and support them in ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements (Risk). We conduct sustainability ratings based on our AFISAR© Rating Tool to measure the sustainability performance of companies to render positive impact quantifiable and comparable. The AFISAR© Rating builds on extensive research to benchmark the rated company against its peers (Rating). Furthermore, we assist impact investors in identifying, structuring and monitoring viable, tailor-made investment opportunities in microfinance globally. Thereby, we build bridges between investors and the world of impact investments and make financial inclusion structurally and legally possible for investors (Research). Our goal is to create impact, which is fair, sustainable and responsible. Our positive working atmosphere is shaped by openness, respect, and a common passion for impact. To further support our business growth, our team is looking for a Business Operations Analyst.

About the job

As Business Operations Analyst you will be responsible for AfI’s day-to-day operations in AfI’s three business pillars (Risk, Rating and Research), closely cooperating with our business teams in Germany, India and Ukraine as well as with our CEO. Thereby, this position offers first-hand insights into impact investing and the operations of a growing, dynamic organization. The candidate will mainly oversee business operations, finance/controlling and marketing/communications, and support the CEO in diverse management matters.

Details: Part time, unlimited employment contract, duty station: Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Oversight of AfI’s full business operations, finance/controlling, marketing/communications
    • Business operations: manage all administrative tasks around the business teams to facilitate smooth day-to-day activities and thus enable long-term business growth, such as the preparation of presentations, quality assurance of deliverables and preparation of meetings
    • Finance: Coordinate with external accounting provider regarding bookkeeping, processing of creditor invoices, issuing debtor invoices, and coordinate with external auditor
    • Controlling: Manage the business controlling per business pillar and aggregated figures based on business plan, monitoring of budget against actual figures
    • Marketing/communications: Enhance and employ AfI’s marketing and communications strategy, produce and upload business updates (social media and website) to ensure AfI’s visibility, cooperating with external service provider for technical website administration, facilitate usage of marketing and corporate design across business pillars, prepare templates and stay tuned on the latest trends and best practices around sustainability, SDGs and ESG
  • Support to the CEO in diverse management matters
    • Management reporting: Preparation of management presentations for the advisory council and shareholders of business figures and strategies for bi-annual meetings and on an ad-hoc basis
    • HR: Support for AfI’s growing team in talent acquisition and contribute to team spirit through organization of team events (e.g. monthly gatherings, annual Corporate Citizen Day), organize capacity building measures
    • Legal: Contract management with external service providers, coordinate with AfI internal Legal Counsel for general legal matters and with external lawyers regarding German jurisdiction

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Advanced degree in business administration, finance or similar
  • 2+ years´ practical experience in business administration, operations, finance or consulting
  • Hands-on personality and strong sense of responsibility and ownership
  • Distinct eye for detail and high affinity for numbers
  • Effective task and time management
  • Advanced user in Microsoft Office applications (in particular, MS Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Interpersonal skills and high team player attitude
  • Enthusiasm for impact and sustainable finance
  • Proficiency in German and English is required as well as excellent communication, presentation and writing skills

Agents for Impact offers you

  • The opportunity to become an integral part of a growing, entrepreneurial organization in the field of impact investing;
  • Competitive salary, including a variable incentive arrangement;
  • A dynamic, multi-cultural and collegial working environment.

As a social business, we support a work environment of diversity based on justice, respect and appreciation. We are therefore happy to receive any application regardless of ethical, social and national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status and political attitude.

Application procedure 

Are you interested? We are looking forward to receiving your application (CV and cover letter) to the attention of Juliane Boeselager (juliane.boeselager_at_agentsforimpact.com) and Yannick Rust (yannick.rust_at_agentsforimpact.com).

 

Being Agents for Impact means more than just a job to us. As experienced experts who act with conviction and passion, we see Impact Investing as an optimal solution to the challenges of our time.
We build bridges between investors and the world of impact investments. Our goal is to advise clients on the management and reporting of sustainability risks (risk), render impact measurable and comparable (rating), and make financial inclusion structurally and legally possible for investors (research). Our goal is to create impact, which is fair, sustainable and responsible.

About the job

As Director Sustainability Risks you will be responsible for business development and strategy design of the entire sustainability risk department. You will manage consulting projects around sustainability risks and regulations such as the EU Taxonomy, BaFin Guidance Notice on Dealing with Sustainability Risks and expand the institutional know-how of AfI in that business area. Among others, we advise portfolio managers and fund administrators in incorporating sustainability and ESG into their investment strategies and corporate processes.

Details: Full time, duty station: Frankfurt, Germany

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Business Development: Design and structure new business opportunities for Agents for Impact and its Risk pillar through acquisition and implementation of consulting projects around sustainability risks
  • Strategy design and business planning: conceptualize and execute business projects, identify revenue streams, set up sales strategies, monitor of business activities based on business plan
  • Responsible for key customer relationship management, establishing partnerships with other key stakeholders and experts on sustainability matters and consultants
  • Develop consulting approaches and tool kits to advise clients on compliance with regulatory requirements concerning sustainability matters
  • Knowledge management on latest trends and best practices on sustainable finance and related regulation for financial institutions such as the Action Plan on Sustainable Finance, EU Taxonomy for sustainable activities, EU Ecolabel for financial products, ECB and BaFin regulation, TCFD, certification for sustainable finance
  • Prepare and publish technical briefings to comment on the regulatory requirements updates around sustainability such as reporting duties
  • Financial planning and reporting for the Risk pillar: Establishing and overseeing income and cost structure to fit the Risk pillar’s business Plan and report to the CEO as well as to the advisory council on a regular and ad-hoc basis
  • Representing AfI at external events (comprising but not limited to podium discussions, conferences)
    Cooperate with the Director Sustainability Rating to support AfI’s business growth
  • Stay tuned on the latest trends and best practices around Sustainability, SDGs and ESG

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Advanced degree in risk management, finance, banking, business administration, economics or similar
  • 5+ years´ relevant professional experience in (sustainable) finance, risk management, auditing or consulting
  • Strong expertise in EU sustainable finance regulation and risk management
  • Experience in business development and sales
  • Hands-on-personality and ability to set up new structures
  • Service-oriented and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Proficient in structuring and illustrating knowledge
  • Enthusiasm for impact and sustainable finance
  • Previous leadership experience would be an asset
  • Proficiency in German and English is required as well as excellent communication, presentation and writing skills

Agents for Impact offers you

  • The opportunity to work within a growing, entrepreneurial organization in the field of impact investment;
  • Competitive salary, including a variable incentive arrangement;
  • A dynamic, multi-cultural and collegial working environment.

As a social business, we support a work environment of diversity based on justice, respect and appreciation. We are therefore happy to receive any application regardless of ethical, social and national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status and political attitude.

Application procedure 

Are you interested? We are looking forward to receiving your application comprising CV and cover letter to the attention of Juliane Boeselager (juliane.boeselager_at_agentsforimpact.com) and Yannick Rust (yannick.rust_at_agentsforimpact.com).

 

Being Agents for Impact means more than just a job to us. As experienced experts who act with conviction and passion, we see Impact Investing as an optimal solution to the challenges of our time.
We build bridges between investors and the world of impact investments. Our goal is to create structures that enable sustainable investments (risk), render impact measurable and comparable (rating), and make financial inclusion structurally and legally possible for investors (research). Our goal is to create impact, which is fair, sustainable and responsible.

About the job

As Regional Director India and South East Asia you will be responsible for managing the full cycle of debt investments to financial institutions in the Region.

Details: Full time, Duty station: India

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Advanced degree in finance, banking, business administration or economics. Professional qualification such as CFA, CAIA or FRM desirable.
  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience in financial service sector of India and/or South East Asia sector in debt investments.
  • Experience in financial due diligence and financial statements analysis, including credit and financial risk management, especially in impact investments.
  • Experience in negotiating and structuring debt deals.
  • Proficiency in English, excellent communication and presentation skills, knowledge of one of regional language(s) is a plus
  • The position also requires travel assignments to developing countries and emerging and frontier markets.

Agents for Impact offers you

  • The opportunity to work within a growing, entrepreneurial organization in the field of impact investment;
  • Competitive salary, including pension and health allowances and a variable incentive arrangement;
  • A dynamic, multi-cultural and collegial working environment.

As a social business, we support a work environment of diversity based on justice, respect and appreciation. We are therefore happy to receive any application regardless of ethical, social and national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status and political attitude.

Application procedure 

Are you interested? Please make sure we have received your application to the attention of Dr. Andrij Fetsun, Managing Director of AFI (andrij.fetsun_at_agentsforimpact.com) or Andrii Tiurenkov, Debt Investments Director (Andrii.tiurenkov_at_agentsforimpact.com). The deadline for this application is 1st of March, 2020. More information about the position can also be obtained by directly contacting Dr. Fetsun or Andrii Tiurenkov.