Senior Associate Agribusiness Food & Water Africa


The Hague, Netherlands 🇳🇱

  • Educational level: Bachelor / Master degree
  • Deadline: March 12, 2023

Your role

The Agribusiness, Food & Water department (AFW) is looking for a Senior Associate (SA) in the Africa team. This team focuses on origination, execution and management of debt investments in the agribusiness sector in Africa. AFW works with companies along the value chain including primary producers, processors, traders and logistical services providers. The main objective is to invest in private sector companies in the agribusiness value chain to produce and distribute food, work with (smallholder) suppliers and stimulate environmentally friendly technologies and practices.

You will be responsible for:

  • Provide support in originating and structuring new deals:
    • Preparation of investment proposals undertaking analysis and discussions with internal staff & clients as appropriate
    • Market research relevant for the food & agri sector
    • Administrative tasks with regards to file completion (compliance and reporting)
    • Planning and execution of due diligence visits
    • Excel financial modelling to prepare cash flow projections and scenario analysis
    • Client visits when requested
    • Analysis of financial data including ratios, budgets etc
    • Legal contracting
  • Monitoring
    • Preparation of credit reviews including market and financial analysis
    • Build and maintain relationships with relevant people in the investee company
    • Support clients by responding to requests for information
    • Drafting of disbursement memo’s and change requests
    • Client monitoring visits when needed
  • Provides input to the team business plan. Participates in internal project teams where needed.

Your team

  • Master’s degree – preferably in finance or business administration.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in corporate finance/corporate banking.
  • Knowledge of and experience in debt financing in emerging markets.
  • Knowledge of and affinity with the food & agribusiness sector


  • Ability to analyse financial and economic data, markets and how this drives the credit quality of the client.
  • Displays strong risk awareness (including for ESG risks), while thinking creatively with an entrepreneurial focus.
  • Displays a commercial drive and strong business sense and is service/client-oriented


  • Flexible, pragmatic, solution-oriented and has a “can-do” mentality
  • Strong presentation and negotiating skills
  • Strong skills in planning, administration, organizing and prioritizing.
  • Able to escalate issues when necessary.
  • Strong team player
  • Good networking skills
  • You live FMO’s core values: diversity, quality, integrity and making the difference
  • Fluency in English

Your background

The food & agricultural sector is one of the 3 focus sectors in FMO because it has such a substantial impact in the countries where we are active.  We invest in private sector companies to stimulate a more sustainable food system that reduces hunger (SDG2 – zero hunger), that increases development of rural areas in particular (smallholder) suppliers (SDG10 – reduce inequalities) and stimulates environmentally friendly technologies and practices (SDG13 – climate action).

Please note, if we make you an offer to join FMO, you will need to work through the screening process with our screening partner. The process is designed to check your integrity and reliability.

FMO – mission and values

We hire candidates with a passion for our mission; to empower entrepreneurs to build a better world. The values we live by are: Making the Difference, Diversity, Quality, and Integrity.

Diversity is one of our values. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability and pregnancy.

At FMO we also value knowledge exchange and collaboration. We seek to hire people who will contribute to and use FMO’s knowledge by using and sharing good practices, lessons learned and experiences and who will encourage others to do the same.





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