The EDFI Management Company, EDFIMC, is the asset management company of the EDFI association of 15 European development banks. EDFIMC has been created to manage different facilities that are largely funded by the European Commission. Since 2016, EDFIMC manages ElectriFI, the Electrification Financing Initiative (www.electrifi.eu). In 2018, EDFIMC will launch the Agriculture Financing Initiative (AgriFI).
The AgriFI facility with starting budget of EUR 39mln is set up with the objective to increase the value-added, the production and the income of smallholder farmers in low and lower-middle income countries by providing long-term financing to private sector enterprises that involve smallholder farmers. AgriFI is designed to offer flexible finance in form of (near) equity, (subordinated) debt or guarantee structures. Financing ranges from EUR 500k to EUR 10mln per project with additionality to other funders and return alignment with other investors.
EDFIMC seeks to recruit one Fund Manager and three experienced (Senior) Investment Officers for the new AgriFI team, based out of the EDFIMC offices in Brussels.
The Manager AgriFI will be responsible for the roll out of AgriFI, the management of the current en likely new funding. In close collaboration with the Managing Director of EDFIMC, he/she will be steering the growing team. He/she will be supported by the EDFIMC Legal, Sustainability and other colleagues. The AgriFI Manager will play a key role in the expansion and success of the fund. He/she will also be an important point of contact in the interaction with the key stakeholders of the AgriFI Facility.
With respect to the AgriFI Facility, the AgriFI Manager is responsible for the sourcing of propositions, structuring and advising on bankability under condition of safeguarding the EU-interest, standardization, TOR’s and tendering external feasibility advisory, investment committee proposal preparation, preparation of contracts, processing of disbursement requests, preparation of conversion decisions, counterparty to finance propositions within and outside the Finance Partners, monitoring and reporting on approved propositions.
Please send your application directly to Jason Descamps, Executive Search Consultant at EARS – European Affairs Recruitment Specialists, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure you highlight EDFIMC – Manager AgriFI in your subejct.