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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. For more information, please visit

We are now looking for a 


to Finnfund’s impact and sustainability team for a full-time, 8-month position in Helsinki. The trainee period is from 15 March 2024 to 15 November 2024, and it is possible to take (an unpaid) leave in July.   

What you will be doing 

The traineeship gives you a unique vantage point to development finance and impact investing. Finnfund’s development impact team is small but carries out a large variety of tasks, including development impact measurement and management, carbon footprint calculation, and gender equality assessments.

As a trainee, you will 

  • participate in the development of Finnfund’s annual development impact and sustainability monitoring data collection, analysis and reporting,
  • request monitoring data from Finnfund’s investee companies and communicate with the companies to ensure timely and quality reporting,
  • verify data accuracy with senior team members,  
  • analyse and insert data into modelling tools,  
  • assist with other duties related to data management and analysis.  

Who we are looking for 

An ideal candidate for this position is a recent graduate with a bachelor’s degree or a master’s student. The position requires good written and oral English skills as well as proficiency in Excel and the capacity to easily adopt new IT systems. Experience from or studies of developing economies as well as experience from the finance sector are considered an asset.  

We value excellent team working skills and are looking for an active approach, an open mind and willingness to take on a broad range of tasks independently. A passion for numbers is a big plus in this position so if you really love working with Excel, this may be something for you! 

What’s in it for you 

We offer a unique opportunity to be part of building a sustainable future and generating lasting impact. Employee well-being, work-life balance and job satisfaction are important to Finnfund. We offer our trainees both health care services and a lunch benefit. We would also love to see you participating in some of the sports and cultural activities that we do together, and you will of course be joining our internal trainings and learning sessions.

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 Kaisa Alavuotunki, Director of Impact and Sustainability, tel. +358 41 5223693, preferably on 16 February between 9am and 10am Eastern European time.

We look forward to receiving your application by 20 February, at the latest. Please attach your CV and salary request with your application.

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.