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Impact Investment Internship

InternshipDen Haag, the Netherlands
Posted

Degree level

Bachelor

Job function

Analyst

Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years

Start date

6 September 2020

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Oh My Food, 9 billion people on this planet by 2050! How on earth are we going to feed them all?

At UFF we try to solve this through investments in agricultural projects across Africa and we are looking for socially engaged, highly motivated and pragmatic people to help us solve this problem.

We are offering a unique investment internship were IMPACT x FINANCE. After this 4 (minimum) – 6 (preferably) months internship we might even hire you as a junior impact investment analyst!

For those we haven’t read our company profile yet:

We are a highly specialized investment fund aimed at the food and agricultural sector in Africa. The fund invests in large-scale (USD 10-30 million) commercial farms and processing facilities, with a strong focus on environmental & social responsibility.

We are looking for:

We are looking for an international oriented, bright, entrepreneurial (self-starter), passionate and adventurous new members to strengthen our team. Most likely you are a post-graduate (Masters) candidate with strong analytical skills and a pragmatic attitude.

Additionally:

You have demonstrated affinity or, even better, experience with at least one of the following expertise:

  1. Africa, emerging markets in general or to a lesser extent international business.
  2. Agriculture practice or technologies / Food trade and production.
  3. Impact investment, Sustainable Development Goals, Environmental, Social & Governance criteria.

And you are:

  • Interested in investments.
  • A good communicator both verbal and written.
  • Excellent in Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint skills.
  • Native/ fluent in French is a pre (not required).

What are you going to do:

In general you will assist the investment team on every aspect of the job:

  • Doing market research (food production, trade flows, tax regulation, etc.),
  • Building financial models (is the processing capacity of the factory calculated in the right way, what are the sales price assumptions, what is our return on investment),
  • Writing investment proposals (how do we structure the deal, who are our local partners),
  • Monitoring our investments both on impact and financially.

What we offer:

  • A meaningful internship in which you help to build towards the bigger goal of global food security.
  • Learning from very experienced entrepreneurs in food and agriculture, doing business in Africa and investment management. Inhouse guidance on financial modelling, transactions structuring and (agronomical) research.
  • A warm welcome in our small, highly motivated, result-driven and fun team.
  • Market conform remuneration + when showing outstanding performance, the opportunity to visit one of our existing projects or new projects you helped with in Africa. 

After this 4 (minimum) – 6 (preferably) months internship we might even hire you as a junior impact investment analyst!

How do I apply?

Please send your application in via the magnet.me platform or directly per email to us. We would like to see your curriculum vitae, motivational letter, and list of university grades.

Any questions during your application or afterwards? Please contact us via Magnet.me or info@uffagri.nl.

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About UFF African Agri Investments
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Started by Dutch and South African entrepreneurs in the Food & Agricultural sector in 2010, UFF African Agri Investors has grown towards the leading impact investment boutique for agricultural projects accross the African continent. With offices in The Hague and Cape Town, the UFF group has 20+ employees ranging from investment managers, agronomical specialist, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) / Impact specialist and (financial) backoffices.

Venture capital & private equity
Den Haag
Active in 6 countries
8 employees
80% men - 20% women
Average age is 40 years

What employees are saying

Erwin Bouland

Joint Managing Director

Erwin Bouland

BIO:
Erwin is a successful international (agribusiness) serial entrepreneur. He founded companies in the security, fashion, agriculture and logistical industry.
DAY TO DAY ACTIVITIES:
Erwin is involved in the sourcing and negotiations of acquisitions. He provides feedback to the investment team.

Hannah Young

Head of ESG

Hannah Young

BIO:
Hannah is a qualified environmental lawyer who has been engaged with ESG across the African continent for more than 10 years.
DAY TO DAY ACTIVITIES:
Hannah provides ESG input during due diligence, ensures we implement sustainability considerations and monitor our impact in current investments.