Workflow & Coordination Officer – Amsterdam

Partners for Innovation

Workflow & Coordination Officer – Amsterdam

With a firm interest in entrepreneurship and renewable energy finance in Africa / other emerging markets | 4 or 5 days per week

Are you service-oriented, good at workflow management and coordination, with a fine eye for detail? Do you have a firm interest in entrepreneurship and the financing of renewable energy in emerging markets in Africa and beyond? Do you enjoy working within an international, closely-knit team? We are looking for a Workflow & Coordination Officer in Amsterdam.

Function

Because of an increasing level of activities, we aim to expand the Amsterdam Coordination Team of the Finance Catalyst, a finance access facility of GET.invest. As Workflow & Coordination Officer you will be in charge of a variety of coordination, reporting, communication, administration and organisational tasks within the team, facilitating the 30+ team of financial advisors of the GET.invest Finance Catalyst. After a familiarisation period, you independently manage these tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Reporting: retrieve and organise data from our database and from the advisory team for standardised reporting
  • Communication: generate data and prepare newsletters as well as ad hoc communications
  • Administration: update central database with inputs (emails, calls) from 30+ team members across the globe
  • Coordination of agenda of the Amsterdam team of 10 persons
  • Organisational tasks: general office management, jointly with colleagues

The GET.invest Finance Catalyst

The GET.invest Finance Catalyst and the other GET.invest market services link renewable energy projects and companies with finance opportunities and vice versa, currently in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific region. The Amsterdam Coordination Team manages the global expert team of the GET.invest Finance Catalyst, handles programme administration and monitoring, and reports to GET.invest.

Partners for Innovation

Partners for Innovation has been implementing the GET.invest Finance Catalyst since 2016. Partners for Innovation is a leading consultancy for sustainable innovation. Clients are companies, industry associations, governments and NGOs in the Netherlands, Europe, Africa and beyond. Our fields of activity are renewable energy, circular economy and sustainable land use. Partners for Innovation was founded in 2006 and has over 20 employees in the Netherlands and in Niger. Our Dutch office is situated in Amsterdam, just 10 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station.

Your profile

You have demonstrated that you are good at workflow management and coordinating. You are well-organised, good at setting priorities and maintaining overview and you have a fine eye for detail. You are service-oriented, communicative and solution-oriented and meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor or Master diploma in a relevant field e.g. Economics, Business Administration or Project Management
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in workflow and coordination activities at an international level
  • Firm interest in business models and financing of renewable energy in Africa and other emerging markets
  • Previous exposure to working in Africa or in other emerging and developing economies
  • Profound English language skills required for handling high-level professional interactions and detailed documentation (CEFR, proficient user, level C2)
  • Living in the Amsterdam region, available for at least 3 days a week presence in the office
  • Work permit valid for the Netherlands

Valued experience

We highly value candidates who are deeply connected to and have a strong understanding of markets in Africa and other regions of the Global South. This role is particularly suited for individuals who have insights into the cultural, economic, or business landscapes of these diverse areas. Candidates should be based in the Netherlands or willing to move. We appreciate the unique perspectives that such experiences bring to our team, enhancing our engagements both in the Netherlands and across markets in the Global South, specifically in African countries. If you are passionate about leveraging your knowledge of these regions to make an impact in a dynamic, international setting, we encourage you to apply.

Personal growth

Partners for Innovation attaches great importance to personal development and growth. Much attention is therefore paid to the exchange of ideas, initiative, coaching and self-development. The working atmosphere is pleasant and open.

Accessibility and inclusion

We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all candidates, including those with disabilities. Partners for Innovation is committed to a genuine and informed approach to inclusion, continuously enhancing our policies and practices to ensure they authentically reflect our understanding of diversity’s critical role in fostering innovation and excellence.

Contact

Are you interested? Please do send us your CV including a motivation letter via jobs@partnersforinnovation.com. If you would like to know more about this vacancy, please feel free to contact Carla Logan for content matters on telephone number +31 6 1566 0837 and our external HR advisor Anneke van Looij for the application procedure on +31 6 2634 6166.

Recruitment agencies need not apply.

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