Managing Director

Ref: 5158

Oikocredit

Amersfoort, the Netherlands

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Role Managed by:

George Hourmouzios

Senior Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 7340 6246

e: George.Hourmouzios@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit and Social Impact Practice

Salary & Benefits: competitive

Closing Date: 26/07/2021

Formal Interview Date: September-October 2021

Guided by the principle of empowering low-income people to improve their livelihoods

Oikocredit is a worldwide cooperative and social impact investor with over four decades of experience in leading positive change through investments. Oikocredit offers loans, investments and capacity-building to partner organisations active in financial inclusion, agriculture and renewable energy across Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. Financing over 500 organisations across 62 countries, with a portfolio of €856.3 million, Oikocredit has a loyal and committed community of members and investors, enabling them to provide long-term capital for global change.

Oikocredit is now seeking an inspirational and mission-oriented individual to join as Managing Director. The Managing Director chairs the Managing Board, which is collectively accountable to the Supervisory Board. The Managing Director will be responsible for steering the strategy development, executing and monitoring the day-to-day operations of the organisation, driving and sustaining collaboration with strategic partners and investors, and representing the organisation as Oikocredit’s principal spokesperson.

In this role, Oikocredit is seeking a dynamic individual with a strong strategic focus and a track record of leadership to succeed in an ambitious, socially-oriented and highly impactful organisation. The successful Managing Director will demonstrate significant experience in working and leading in a complex environment with multi-stakeholder involvement. The candidate will bring an understanding of finance and/or development economics; prior experience in related countries or portfolios will be beneficial. The candidate will be an exceptionally strong communicator, bringing a participatory leadership style, digital savviness, highly effective networking skills and a strong ability to motivate and inspire members, investors, staff and partners. A thorough knowledge of English is a must, while additional languages, such as Spanish or French, are an asset. Most importantly, the Managing Director will demonstrate genuine alignment with the values of Oikocredit and seek to apply their skills towards achieving its crucial mission.

Oikocredit aims to be a social and fair employer. We are people from different backgrounds and nationalities working towards a common goal. We stand for equality, inclusion, and cooperation. We attract people who have their hearts in the right place but have the practical sense to back up their ideals with professionalism. 

Arabella Chichester, Natasha Zoltie, Damaris Matis and George Hourmouzios are supporting Oikocredit in this critical and important appointment. For further information, please contact George Hourmouzios on +44 (0)20 7340 6246 or George.Hourmouzios@perrettlaver.com

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification to https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 5158. The deadline for applications is 9 am CET time on the 26th of July.

The role is based in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. The salary is competitive and commensurate with the experience required. Oikocredit welcomes applications from candidates globally. A pre-employment screening and leadership assessment will be part of the selection process.

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