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Careers at Finnfund

Finnfund offers a unique opportunity to be part of the change in development financing and impact investing.

We work in international financing in a demanding market, using diverse financing instruments and structures. We invest in businesses that often are front-runners in their field and generate a positive impact on people and the environment around them.

Offices in Helsinki and Nairobi

We have 100 professionals in finance, corporate responsibility, development impact, legal affairs and other sectors working for us, based in our offices in Helsinki and Nairobi.

We value good language skills and international experience. Given that our investments are located in developing countries, many of us are often telecommuting.

Continuous learning and professional improvement

We continuously strive to improve Finnfund as a company, working with domestic and international partners.

Corporate responsibility is a core value for us also as an employer. We advance and monitor equality and encourage our employees to carry out continuous learning and professional improvement.

Employee well-being, work-life balance and job satisfaction are important to us. Finnfund offers its employees extensive healthcare services, and we support our people’s sports and cultural activities. Through this, Finnfund motivates its employees to care for their well-being and health.

Come work with us!


If there are no suitable jobs available, you can also submit an open application via the links below. We keep open applications for six months.

Leaving an open application

Please choose your preferred position from the alternatives below and open the link to leave an open application.

Open application, Finance & Risk Management

Open application, Sustainability & Impact

Open Application, Legal

Open Application, Administration, ICT, People & Culture, Communications

Are you a recent university/university of applied sciences graduate or in the late phase of your studies?

If you’re interested in impact investing and developing economies, a traineeship at Finnfund might be something for you!

Traineeships at Finnfund

For the spring/summer period of 2023, we are looking for trainees who will work in our legal affairs, development impact, finance and risk management teams. We offer paid traineeships where you become a part of a team, working with experienced professionals. Our traineeships are usually from 3 to 8 months and can be part-time or full-time.

Our trainees have access to extensive health care services and a lunch benefit. All trainees participate in our onboarding programme. Our working model is hybrid which means that you will work in our office in Ruoholahti, Helsinki with a possibility to combine it with working from a home office.

The recruiting periods vary from January to March and the current available trainee positions can be found under Vacancies on this page.

“I have always been interested in global challenges, ever since I was very young. At first, it made me confused. Then upset, sometimes frustrated, but today also motivated.

As a Trainee at Finnfund, I have been able to work with themes that are important to me: climate and environment, global poverty and inequality. I started as a Trainee in the development impact team and moved on to the business development function of Finnfund’s Managing Director’s office.

I have learnt a lot about both Finnfund and the world around us and I would like to recommend a traineeship here to anyone who has a curious mindset and wants to have a meaningful job – and is not afraid to solve problems!”

– Anna Turunen, Trainee

Our values


  • We finance responsible business operations in developing countries.
  • The Finnfund team always does its best.


  • We respect different cultures, their people and their ways of working.
  • We appreciate each other and the work done by others.


  • We have the courage to develop new ways of working under challenging conditions.
  • Finnfund supports and encourages its team in continuous development and learning from experience.


  • Our successful investment projects reduce poverty and inequality.
  • We focus on the essentials and use our resources as effectively as possible.

Meet some of Finnfund’s staff members

Kuutti Kilpeläinen, Investment Manager

“I believe that an investor can have a big impact on a country’s financial development and equality progress, especially in developing countries. Smart money can make a change.”



Suvi Halonen, Senior Risk Analyst

“My journey has gone from risk management trainee to working as a portfolio analyst and risk analyst. You never stop learning at Finnfund. The company gives you a possibility to develop at your work as well as attend trainings.”



Ulla-Maija Rantapuska, Investment Manager

“I got to work at the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank FMO in Netherlands for a year through our secondment program.  I’m very grateful that Finnfund offers this kind of possibilities and that I have been able to advance my career at Finnfund.”



Victor Fagerlund, Senior Legal Counsel 

“I wanted to work for Finnfund because they offered me an opportunity to work on projects in a team during the whole life span of the project, instead of working intensely on projects for a short time like at a lawyer’s office. Finnfund is a unique employer in Finland: you have the chance to work on many different transactions all over the world.”



Riikka Thomson, Manager, Environmental and Social 

“My time in Africa taught me how important job creation is to both individuals and society. Skill training and salary give independence, allows people to improve their living conditions and to educate their children.”


Kaisa Alavuotunki, Director, Impact and Sustainability

” I find it inspiring to work for a company that approaches development from various perspectives. Visits to project countries help better understand the realities of our investees.”

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Veera Mäenpää, Senior Legal Counsel

“I was originally supposed to become an actress. That did not quite happen.”


Suvi Lähdevuori, System Developer

“It’s important for me to learn new things, and there have been many opportunities for that here. Who knows what will come up in the future?”


Noah Law, Investment Manager

“I think I found a good balance between work and leisure. I was warned that Finns would be reserved, but at least my colleagues are very open and social.”


Sylvie Fraboulet-Jussila, Senior Environmental and Social Adviser

“Travelling to our target countries is an important part of my work. To be successful, it’s essential to get to talk with people de visu, face-to-face and see the projects’ locations.”