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  • Posted: Apr 4, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 21, 2024
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    We manage funds and investments in emerging countries, driven by our desire to promote inclusive progress. Our investors are leading development funds, banks, insurance companies, pension funds, alternative investment funds, high net worth and retail investors. We are... committed beyond investment. As a team, we are determined to achieving impact in eme...
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    Risk, ESG and Impact Officer

    Your tasks

    • You will be supporting the Manager in developing and implementing strategies to assess, monitor and enhance the risk management, ESG performance and impact of our investment portfolio. In this role, you will have the exciting opportunity to contribute to the sustainable development goals while driving positive change in the impact sectors we invest in -- financial inclusion, sustainable agriculture and food, and safe drinking water.
    • In particular, we are seeking a dedicated gender specialist for this position, who will support in integrating robust gender analysis into our investment strategies, provide capacity building to the investment team, and foster a culture of gender sensitivity in investment processes and outcomes.

    You will be responsible for identifying, analysing, evaluating, communicating, and consulting on portfolio risks (including ESG and impact) in line with the general credit, ESG and impact risk policies of Incofin IM as well as with the specific fund risk appetite to limit the exposure to losses and reputational risks and ensure sustainable growth of the company and the assets under management. This will include:

    • Implementing and maintaining a robust risk (including ESG) management system, which includes evaluating the efficiency of the system in identifying, screening and assessing credit, ESG and impact risks in accordance with best practices, investors requirements and regulations. This will include periodic reviews and updates of the tools, processes and guidelines to ensure that risk, ESG and impact factors are systematically evaluated across all investment stages.
    • Designing and implementing a robust impact measurement and evaluation system. This entails developing and maintaining existing methodologies and tools for measuring and evaluating the impact of investments on environmental, social and economic outcomes set out by the specific funds. You will collaborate with impact measurement specialists to ensure accurate and credible reporting of impact metrics, as needed.
    • Conducting reviews of high-risk transactions in line with the risk review criteria set by the Risk Management Committee (RMC) to assess the credit quality at the pre-investment stage. The reviews shall include checks on financial, ESG and impact risks of the transaction and when relevant, may include onsite due diligence visits.
    • Conducting field visits regularly to 1) assess the operational, country, and credit risks of our investments, 2) ensure high-quality due diligence processes are upheld by the investment team, 3) conduct quality spot checks, and 4) provide on-the-ground training to the investment team.
    • Monitoring and reporting on counter party, ESG and impact performance. This shall include establishing monitoring mechanisms to track the credit risk, ESG risk and impact performance of portfolio companies. Prepare regular reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders, including the Risk Management Committee, Investment Committees and investors, to provide a comprehensive assessment on the portfolio risk, ESG performance, impact metrics and progress towards sustainability goals. This shall include financial covenants, counterparty risk scores, key risk indicators, impact indicators and social undertakings.
    • Monitoring and reporting on market risks associated with investments including country risk, operational risk, commodity & price risk mitigation aspects, crop risk, concentration risks, new products and activities, FX and interest rate volatility, etc. to stay abreast of emerging risks and opportunities, and minimize exposure to losses.
    • Organizing and delivering risk, ESG and impact trainings to internal colleagues and external stakeholders (i.e. investors, investment committee, investees…), including content development and presentation.
    • Driving a generative culture of risk, ESG and impact awareness. Build working relationships with the first line of defence colleagues to ensure a sustainable risk culture, including contributing to standardization and optimization of processes, and consulting to understand their data needs.
    • Stakeholder engagement and advocacy. You will engage with external stakeholders (including industry bodies, NGOs, regulators) to stay abreast of emerging ESG-Impact trends (i.e. specifically on gender), standards and best practices in ESG and impact methodologies, including representing Incofin in relevant conferences to advocate for policies and practices that promote responsible business practices.
    • Other supporting tasks such as new fund development and internal control activities.

    Your profile

    • Minimum of 3-5 years of proven track record in credit assessment, risk management, ESG, sustainability, impact investment or related fields in agri-food value chain and financial inclusion is mandatory, combined with a relevant university degree.
    • Experience in implementing ESG and Impact frameworks, standards, and best practices (e.g. IFC Performance Standards, SDGs, USSEPM, SFDR, Operating Principles of Impact Management).
    • Strong understanding of gender issues and their intersectionality with other social, economic, and environmental factors.
    • Experience in conducting gender analyses and integrating gender considerations into investment processes.
    • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret and communicate complex data efficiently.
    • Proficient in delivering dynamic presentations and communicating effectively with diverse audiences.
    • Proven ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously across different stakeholders.
    • Passion for sustainable development and commitment to drive positive social and environment change.
    • Commitment to promoting gender equality and women's empowerment through finance.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with the global teams and adapt working hours, ability to manage work with tight deadlines and ability to adapt to evolving or rapidly changing environments.
    • Fluent English is mandatory.
    • The role will require appr. 30%-40% traveling.

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    Risk, ESG and Impact Analyst

    Risk, ESG and Impact Analyst

    We are currently seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Risk, ESG and Impact Analyst. In this role, you will play an important role to ensure accurate and reliability portfolio data related to financial, operations, ESG and impact, and assisting in the implementation of risk, ESG and impact strategies across our investment portfolio. This role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to meaningful change by providing valuable insights that drive sustainable investment decisions. The position is located preferably in Bogotá, Colombia or Nairobi, Kenya on permanent basis. You will be reporting to the Risk, ESG and Impact Manager.

    Your tasks

    Your meticulous attention to detail and analytical skills will ensure the accuracy and reliability of data used to assess the credit risk and sustainability performance of our investment portfolio. You will be responsible for:

    • Data collection: Gather data from various internal and external sources, including our internal investee reporting portal, portfolio management databases, and third-party providers, related to financial, operational, ESG and impact metrics. Coordinate with stakeholders across the organization to identify data requirements and ensure timely and complete submission of data.
    • Data Cleaning and Standardization: Clean and standardize raw data to ensure consistency and accuracy. Conduct quality checks to identify and rectify data anomalies, errors, and inconsistencies.
    • Data Verification and Validation: Verify the accuracy and reliability of data through independent research and cross-referencing with multiple sources. Validate data against established benchmarks, standards, and regulatory requirements.
    • Data Analysis: Assist in analysing risk, ESG and impact data to identify risks, trends, patterns, and correlations. Prepare summary reports and visualizations to communicate key findings effectively.
    • Reporting Support: Assist in the preparation of regular reports and presentations for internal stakeholders and investors, providing insights into ESG performance and impact metrics. Ensure timely and accurate delivery of data inputs for reporting purposes.
    • Continuous Improvement: Proactively identify opportunities to enhance data collection processes, tools, and systems to improve efficiency and accuracy, including the creating of Power BI reports. Stay abreast of emerging trends, methodologies, and best practices in ESG data management and analysis.

    Your profile

    • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in data analysis, ESG, sustainability, impact investment or related fields, combined with a relevant university degree.
    • Proficiency in data manipulation and analysis using tools such as Microsoft Excel. Power BI experience is a plus.
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain data integrity and accuracy.
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex data sets.
    • Effective communication skills, with the ability to present findings clearly and concisely.
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Passion for sustainability and social responsibility, with a desire to make a positive impact through data-driven insights.
    • Fluent English is mandatory. For candidates located in Colombia, fluent English and Spanish required.

    Method of Application

    Please send your CV and application letter in English with your salary request to by April 21, 2024.

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