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February 14, 2022

We are looking for a Legal Trainee

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 and commitments total about 1.070 billion euros, half of them in Africa. The company has 90 employees. 

We are now looking for a

Legal Trainee

for a full-time, fixed term position in Helsinki.

What you will be doing

As a Legal Trainee, you will assist in Know Your Customer (KYC) work as well as other compliance and legal office work.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a student in the late phase of their studies who has a strong interest in compliance matters, specifically KYC and anti-money laundering issues. Earlier work experience in a similar field is considered a merit.

We require a good knowledge of company law as well as a good command of the Finnish and English languages. Other language skills, such as French and Spanish, are considered an asset as they are spoken in many of our target countries. An ideal candidate is able to take initiative, is detail-oriented and is prepared to take on responsibility.

The traineeship is full-time from May until August but there is a possibility to start part-time work already in March/April 2022.

What’s in it for you

We offer a unique opportunity to work as 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 our employees’ health care services that go beyond what the law requires, and we support our people’s sports 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. For this position, you should already be residing in Finland and eligible to work here.

Get in touch

For more information about the position, please contact Chief Legal Counsel Katriina Lenkkeri +358 41 510 4090 preferably on 17 February between 10 am and 11 am or 18 February between 10 am and 11 am.

We look forward to receiving your application by 6 March, 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.

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