Asia Investment Officer

Althelia Funds, Asia Investment Officer

Part/full time, Jakarta based opportunity

About Althelia Funds

Althelia Funds is an impact investment fund platform that makes investments targeted at promoting conservation, improving local communities and generating sustainable products, in both terrestrial and ocean landscapes. Althelia Funds is managed by Mirova Natural Capital Limited, an affiliate of Mirova Natural Capital and Natixis Investment Managers. 

Althelia Funds is headquartered in London and Paris, with projects in Latin America, Africa and Asia. We currently have three funds under management – the Althelia Climate Fund (ACF), the Land Degradation Neutrality Fund (LDN) and the Althelia Sustainable Ocean Fund (SOF). Althelia Funds are also the appointed investment Advisor to the AGRI3 Fund. Althelia Funds are in the process of launching other financing vehicles in the sustainable landuse space.

This opportunity is to Althelia Funds to support us in developing and managing investment opportunities in South East Asia in the sustainable landuse space, in particular REDD+ and sustainable agricultural production (palm oil, agroforestry crops). The role will be remote from the core teams based out of London and Paris, so will require an independent and dynamic individual. Initially, the role may be part time and begin on May 15th 2019. The role will grow into full time at a rate dependant on the success of the candidate in developing opportunities.

Details and Application Process

Applicants should provide a CV and covering letter to office@althelia.com by 28 March 2019. Please put the job title you are applying for as the subject of your email to make sure your application does not get lost.

Job Description

• Source investment opportunities for Althelia Funds within Asia and develop them into investable opportunities.
• Assess the opportunities and risks presented by investment opportunities via desk-based analysis and site visits.
• Coordinate with other investors / de-risking agents to develop blended finance solutions to support Althelia’s investments.
• Manage and oversee the performance of our existing portfolio of Asian projects.

Person Specification

Essential:

• Minimum 3 years’ in the sourcing, development and management of sustainable enterprises or sustainable investments in the agriculture and REDD+ space in south east Asia.
• Experience in working in blended finance.
• Strong quantitative and analytical skills including excel based financial modelling.
• Undergraduate/graduate degree in relevant discipline
• Excellent written and spoken English
• Excellent time and project management
• Right to work in Indonesia.

Desirable:

• Technical experience in REDD+ and sustainable agriculture projects (especially agroforestry and palm oil)

Closing Date:
28/03/2019

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