Investment Officer at FMO

21 September, 2018




Investment Officer

FMO – Your preferred partner to invest in local prosperity

By reaching out to underserved markets, FMO invests in some of the world’s most challenging business environments. The countries that we work in often have a fragile private sector, little job security and high poverty rates. Through FMO’s focus on investing in countries’ financial, energy and agri sectors, FMO believes it can have maximum impact to empower the entrepreneurs in developing and emerging countries. FMO has aligned its strategy with the SDGs, thereby positioning FMO to deliver for the future. This strategy aims to raise FMO’s impact, deepen its relationships with clients and stakeholders, and enhance its ability to deliver quality at speed. In this way, FMO will be the preferred partner to invest in local prosperity.

The team

The financial institutions (FI) department wants to be the preferred partner for financial institutions that actively contribute to achieving selected SDGs by enabling them to (i) foster financial inclusion and to (ii) act as Agents of Change. FMO offers financing, knowledge and network to support these clients. In addition, FMO catalyses private capital thereby further scaling up its impact.

Your role

You will work across the countries in Africa; country allocation yet to be determined and based on the profile of the ideal candidate. You will be instrumental in originating high impact transactions, developing (new) markets and deepening relationships with clients and partners. In the due diligence, execution and structuring of deals for new clients, you will get support from (senior) associates. In addition, you will be responsible for actively managing a portfolio of existing clients for which you will work together with (senior) portfolio analysts. You will report to the regional manager for FI AF.

Your background

Educational background and experience:

  • Master’s degree in Economic, Business Administration or comparable studies;
  • 5 years working/banking experience with a focus on Financial Institutions;
  • Experience within emerging markets, preferably in Africa;
  • Client relationship management experience;
  • Experience and proven track-record in originating, structuring, executing and managing deals;
  • Demonstrated initiatives in the field of inclusive finance.

Personal skills:

  • Strong commercial, service and client orientation;
  • Ability to build productive lasting working relationships with clients and strategic partners;
  • Team player and proactive;
  • Self-starter, entrepreneurial spirit and dares to challenge;
  • Able to motivate and coach Associates and Portfolio Analysts.
  • Strong networking, analytical and communication skills;
  • Excellent conversational and writing skills in English; good command of French is an advantage
  • Intrinsically motivated for the mission of FMO.


For further information, please contact Jolanda Breur, e-mail

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