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Full-time Microfinance Investment Officer

at Banca Europeana de Investitii in Luxembourg

Job ID: 100813 Entity: European Investment Fund Location: Luxembourg Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular The European Investment Fund is seeking to recruit at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a Microfinance Investment Officer Appointment will be made on the basis of a fixed term contract of three (3) years. Location: Guarantees, Securitisation and Microfinance Department Purpose: The incumbent assumes responsibility for the origination, appraisal and execution of investment operations in the field of microfinance, e.g. under the European Progress Microfinance Facility and any successor programme under Europe 2020. To the extent required, and on an ad hoc basis, the incumbent also takes responsibility for portfolio guarantees outside the Microfinance area of activity. The role includes the day-to-day management and coordination of more junior staff involved on a project basis. Reporting Line: The incumbent reports to the Head of the Microfinance Division who in turn reports to the Head of the Guarantees, Securitisation and Microfinance Department. Responsibilities: Establish and develop business relations with key external parties and stakeholders (e.g. MFIs, micro banks, co-investors, regulatory bodies, industry associations, mandators, etc.), build co-operation and stay abreast of best practice. Manage the complete investment cycle for microfinance transaction, from identification of suitable investments to contract negotiation and closing, and: - develop a well-diversified portfolio of operations (loans/quasi-equity, equity, portfolio guarantees etc.); - ensure an adequate return in relation to the risks taken and mandate specific developmental objectives of the operation. Pro-actively contribute to strategy implementation and deal origination in selected countries or regions, in line with the business plan objectives; Follow-up on project undertakings under investments; Implement policies and initiatives in microfinance investment operations aligned with the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion and make suggestions to improve key operational processes. Qualifications: University degree preferably at post-graduate degree in finance/economics or a business related discipline; At least 5 years of professional experience of which 3 in a similar role in the banking, financial or development sector (preferably with microfinance investment experience); experience with loan portfolio risk analysis would be an advantage; Very good understanding of financial analysis in particular of smaller financial institutions and microfinance organisations, as well as solid experience in credit risk assessment and financial modelling for a wide variety of investments (senior loans, subordinated loans, risk participation facilities, equity participation, portfolio guarantees, etc.); Excellent understanding of the commercial and social drivers of microfinance transactions; Knowledge of quantitative techniques and tools; Fluency in written and oral English. Knowledge of other EU languages would be an advantage. Personal Qualities: Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines. Good communication skills and ability to lead negotiations with various internal and external parties Good inter-personal skills at all levels; Good drafting and presentation skills; Ability to work both independently and in a small multi-cultural team with an aptitude for close cooperation and coordination; Strong analytical skills and ability to make sound judgement; Result-oriented, with high motivation and pro-activity. Deadline for applications: 01, October 2013 *Due to high volume of applications, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. For apply click on the next link: Source:

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