Finnfund is a Finnish development financier and impact investor. We build a sustainable future and generate lasting impact by investing in businesses that solve global development challenges. We invest 200–250 million euros in 20–30 companies in developing countries each year. Our focus sectors include renewable energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture, financial institutions, and digital infrastructure and solutions. Today Finnfund’s investments, commitments and investment decisions total about 1.22 billion euros, half of them in Africa. The company has 100 employees based in Helsinki and Nairobi.
Do you want to help shape global sustainable development? Would you like to be part of our growth and success?
We are now looking for a
for a full-time, permanent position in Helsinki.
What you will be doing
Finnfund is mandated to provide long-term financing for economically feasible private sector projects in emerging markets. At the end of 2022, Finnfund’s portfolio contained 191 investment decisions in 55 countries. Our financing is channeled either as debt, equity, or mezzanine instruments. We invest also through private equity funds. As a member of a project team your work will include structuring, preparing, and commenting on documentation, attending negotiations, instructing and managing external counsels and providing other legal assistance in relation to financing transactions.
Who we are looking for
An ideal candidate should have a (preferably Finnish or English) Master of Laws degree (or equivalent legal degree) and a minimum of 3-5 years of applicable professional experience from a law firm, financial institution, private equity firm or investment company. We require experience in equity investment and M&A transactions and/or fund investments, and consider experience in debt financing as well as cross-border transactions as an asset.
Excellent writing and communication skills in English are a prerequisite, while fluency in other languages and international experience are considered an asset. A successful candidate for this position is a proactive person who has good teamwork skills, capability to take responsibility and full ownership of their work and is able to work independently under time pressure. In today’s hybrid working environment excellent ICT skills are required.
What’s in it for you
Corporate responsibility is a core value for us as an employer. We advance and monitor equality and encourage our employees to carry out continuous learning and professional improvement.
We offer a unique opportunity to work as a development finance professional focusing on impact, profitability, and sustainability. Employee well-being, work-life balance and job satisfaction are important to Finnfund and we offer you health care services that go beyond what the law requires, and we support your hobbies and cultural activities. Through this, Finnfund motivates its employees to take care of their well-being and health.
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.
Get in touch
For more information about the position, please contact Ms Katriina Lenkkeri, Chief Legal Counsel, tel. +358 41 510 4090 preferably on Friday 8 September 2023, Wednesday 13 September 2023 or Wednesday 20 September 2023 between 10 am and 11 am or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All other times HR Legal recruitment consultant Martti Kangas, will respond to enquiries at +358 040 700 7754 or via email email@example.com
We look forward to receiving your application by 25 September, 2023 at the latest. Please attach your CV and salary request with your application via this link.
We appreciate the possibility of commencing the work at short notice.
We encourage applications from qualified individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. While we have a common vision, we value a team made up of diverse skills, experiences, and abilities.