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Investment Manager for Central Asia

at Alterfin in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

About the Job

Alterfin is looking for an Investment Manager to manage its portfolio of microfinance and sustainable agriculture partners in Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Tajikistan. The position will be based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and require frequent travel within the region.

Main job responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the definition of the investment strategy for the region;
  • Identify potential investments in line with Alterfin’s mission and investment policy for both the microfinance and sustainable agriculture sectors;
  • Conduct institutional and social due diligence on eligible partner organizations;
  • Prepare and present investment proposals to Alterfin’s Investment Committees;
  • Lead investment closing and support administration;
  • Develop technical assistance projects to support Alterfin’s partners;
  • Monitor partner performance and manage relations;
  • Represent Alterfin at industry events.

We offer:

  • A full-time position in a global team of social investment professionals;
  • An opportunity to contribute to community development;
  • An opportunity to work in a growing organization committed to social and environmental impact.

Qualifications

  • Good understanding of development challenges and commitment to social and environmental responsibility;
  • Degree in finance, economics, business administration, agricultural economics or other relevant fields;
  • Expertise in risk assessment and analysis (e.g., institutional, operational, financial, social, etc.) of small- to medium-sized organizations operating in the inclusive finance and sustainable agriculture sectors;
  • At least five years of relevant work experience;
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills;
  • Fluent in Russian and English (spoken and written). Knowledge of regional languages is preferred;
  • Strong analytical and writing skills.

To apply

Please submit your motivation letter and CV in English to jobs@alterfin.be with the subject line: “Application for Central Asia Investment Manager 2021”. The application deadline is April 15, 2021. We will contact only shortlisted applicants.

Alterfin

Alterfin in a nutshell
Alterfin is a cooperative organisation set up in 1994 through a collaboration between NGOs and ethical banks. As a cooperative, Alterfin gathers more than 6,000 private citizens, NGOs and a number of companies aiming to enhance human dignity in the developing countries by promoting individual and collective economic activities that contribute to sustainable development. At the end of 2019, Alterfin had an outstanding portfolio of Euro 100 million, invested through 180 organizations in 37 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 53% of the outstanding portfolio is invested through Microfinance Institutions while the remaining in smallholder sustainable agriculture organizations active in 13 different value chains.

Our mission
Alterfin’s goal is to improve the livelihoods and living conditions of socially and economically disadvantaged people and communities, predominantly in rural areas in low- and middle-income countries around the world.
In order to achieve this goal, Alterfin provides financial and non-financial services to its partners by:

  • raising funds, mainly from individual investors and socially responsible institutions;
  • structuring and promoting ethical and sustainable investments;
  • networking with like-minded organisations.
    In this way, Alterfin contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.