Appointment of Managing Director

NB: The deadline for the application closed on 28 November 2016.

Oikocredit is a worldwide cooperative and social investor that promotes sustainable development by providing loans, capital and capacity building support to microfinance institutions, cooperatives, fair trade organizations, small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and renewable energy projects in developing countries.

We are seeking a Managing Director for our head office in Amersfoort, the Netherlands.

About the role

Reporting directly to the supervisory board and providing leadership within the managing board, the Managing Director carries out a wide range of responsibilities from steering the strategy development, implementation and monitoring, to presiding over the day-to-day operations of the organization, to externally engaging and representing the organization at international conferences and being Oikocredit’s principal spokesperson.

About the profile

The role demands strong strategic focus and a track record of leadership, coupled with highly effective networking skills and a strong ability to motivate and inspire both colleagues and a multi-stakeholder group of members, investors and collaborators.

The ideal candidate is an engaging and transformational change leader with a strong consultative and visionary outlook. She or he will have a proven track record in working in a complex medium to large development finance environment with multi-stakeholder involvement, and be able to transform and show passion for the organization and its mission while maintaining a financial and operational balance. A good understanding of the international financial institution environment and its regulatory changes, both at European and global level, is essential.

How to apply

To apply, please upload an up-to-date curriculum vitae (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities), along with a covering letter summarizing your motivation for applying and addressing how you are equipped to fulfil the described role and meet the key competencies at quoting reference 2755. You can download the appointment details document containing further information here.

About Oikocredit

Guided by the principle of empowering people to improve their livelihoods, Oikocredit’s strategic focus areas are inclusive finance, agriculture, renewable energy and Africa. Oikocredit has a development financing portfolio totalling €940 million invested across 71 countries worldwide. We do not just provide financing but work with local partners to provide training, technical support and access to markets. Oikocredit has almost 300 staff members and our decentralized structure reaches from our international office in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, to all corners of the globe.

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