Executive Assistant / Office Manager

24 hours per week, initially for 1 year, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

Triple Jump is a socially responsible investment management and advisory company with its head office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and regional offices in Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Kenya, and Thailand. Triple Jump manages and administers investment funds that focus on improving access to finance for entrepreneurs in developing countries. The funds we manage reach out to in excess of 442,000 micro, small and medium enterprises in 60+ low and middle income countries.

 

Expectations

The Executive Assistant / Office Manager is expected to provide comprehensive secretarial support to include, but not be limited to:

  • support the Management Board in daily activities;
  • preparing and scheduling meetings of the Management Board;
  • diary management of Management Board;
  • travel and accommodation arrangements of Management Board;
  • coordinate information and overviews for presentations and reports;
  • managing reporting deadlines;
  • managing information, screening, referrals and handle phone calls and incoming correspondence, taking own initiative adding required information for processing;
  • coordinate the investment committee (IC) process, which includes IC meeting planning, distribution of IC documents, minutes taking and project related administrative tasks;
  • taking minutes of management team and board of directors meetings;
  • receptionist administrative tasks, such as answering phone calls and receiving visitors;
  • office management activities such as ordering office supplies, keeping the office tidy;

 

Job requirements

  • HBO graduate;
  • Minimum 3 years experience preferably in international business and professional environment;
  • Fluent in English and Dutch (written and spoken);
  • Located in or near Amsterdam;
  • Willing to increase the working hours as back up during holiday of colleague Executive Assistant;
  • Experience in working with MS office packages (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher).

 

Competences

  • Very good organisational and planning skills;
  • Team player;
  • Representative;
  • Flexible, multitasker;
  • Accuracy and precision;
  • Proactive;
  • Extrovert personality;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure;
  • Ability to deal with confidential information.

 

Triple Jump offers you

  • A competitive salary plus benefits such as a variable part up to a maximum of 20% of your salary. The package includes 25 days of annual leave, based on a full time contract;
  • A dynamic, multi-cultural and collegial working environment;
  • The position is initially for 1 year.

 

Application procedure

Are you interested? Send your application to Jeanette Bouman before July 22, 2016 by email: jobs@triplejump.eu. More information about the position can be obtained from Mark van Doesburgh, at +31 20 2202 806.

 

 

 

Investment Manager – Seed Capital

 

40 hrs per week, based in Amsterdam with occasional travel

Triple Jump is a socially responsible investment management company with its head office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and regional offices in Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Kenya, and Thailand. Triple Jump manages and administers investment funds that focus on improving access to finance for entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Through Triple Jump Advisory Services (TJAS) we provide seed capital, technical assistance and advisory services to portfolio companies and their customers globally. We serve MFIs as well as Intermediary SME Funds who serve the so-called Missing Middle in developing countries.

TJAS is among others responsible for the implementation of the Seed Capital & Business Development (SCBD) programme of the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF). The SCBD programme consists of 4 support business lines:

  1. Early stage SME finance initiatives: investing seed capital and provide other forms of support to nurture the next generation of innovative SME finance initiatives.
  2. Support to DGGF investees: providing support to DGGF investees to enable these to serve underserved SME markets.
  3. Knowledge development/sharing: developing and sharing value adding, practice based expertise to shorten learning curves.
  4. Incubation/ecosystem support: specifically, in migration related countries provide support to incubation/acceleration services.

 

Expectations

As Seed Capital Investment Manager you will support the TJAS team with the first two business lines, developing an innovative seed capital investment portfolio and providing TA/BDS support to DGGF investees.

More specifically you will be responsible for:

Early stage SME finance initiatives

  • Identifying, screening of new investment proposals.
  • Preparing decision making for new investment proposals
  • Support deal structuring
  • Monitoring investment portfolio.

Support to DGGF investees

  • Identify TA/BDS requirements, develop project proposals
  • Prepare decision making for TA/BDS support
  • Support contracting
  • Monitoring project implementation

You will report to the Head of Advisory Services. The position is for 2 years and based in Amsterdam.

 Job Requirements

  • > 5 years of relevant working experience in the field of Seed Capital/Angel/VC investing, preferably in developing countries
  • Experience in consulting/advising and project management.
  • Good knowledge of SME finance challenges, affinity with Fintech companies and GP/LP structures.
  • Creativity is an asset – no single deal is the same.
  • Smart (analytical) and result driven
  • Good communication skills – keen to share achievements; strong customer orientation, good writing skills
  • Fluent in English, knowledge of French and Spanish preferred

 

Triple Jump offers you

  • A competitive salary plus benefits such as a variable part up to a maximum of 20% of your salary. The package includes 25 days of annual leave, based on a full time contract;
  • A dynamic, multi-cultural and collegial working environment

Application procedure

Are you interested? Send your application and/or questions to Jeanette Bouman before September 1st 2016 by email: jobs@triplejump.eu. Candidates must possess a valid working permit for the European Union.

 

 

(Senior) Advisor - Triple Jump Advisory Services

40 hrs per week, based in Latin America (Lima/Mexico) with regular travel

Triple Jump is a socially responsible investment management company with its head office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and regional offices in Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Kenya, and Thailand. Triple Jump manages and administers investment funds that focus on improving access to finance for entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Through Triple Jump Advisory Services (TJAS) we provide seed capital, technical assistance and advisory services to portfolio companies and their customers globally. We serve a wide variety of Financial Intermediaries – from MFIs to PE Funds – who serve MSME in developing countries.

TJAS has supported more than 100 financial service providers with consulting and technical support in the field of product/channel development, governance/Risk Management/MIS implementation, social impact monitoring/measurement.

TJAS is currently working on a number of innovative and value-adding projects that make sense from both the business and social perspective:

  • Lean data management for MFI
  • Data-led small holder finance
  • Linking VSLA[1] to Financial Services Providers
  • Outcome Measurement using existing data.

Expectations

As Interim Advisor you will support the TJAS team in the development and implementation of technical assistance (TA) projects for Financial Services Providers in Latin America.

More specifically you will be responsible for:

  • Acquisition of new clients, development technical assistance projects, subcontracting consultants, quality control and reporting.
  • Building the practice areas in the field of “Lean Data Management for MFI” and “Outcome measurement through existing data”.
  • Supporting to fund-raising efforts to enable scaling of the practice areas.

You will report to the Head of Advisory Services. The position will start as consulting assignment, but may be converted into a permanent position.

Job Requirements

  • > 5 years of relevant working experience in the field of consulting and TA in the inclusive finance sector in developing countries
  • > 2 years of experience in managing multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Strong expertise on Lean/Big Data, Outcome Measurement.
  • Preferably existing network of qualified consultants, financial service providers in LAC.
  • Network for and track record on fund raising
  • Fluent in English and Spanish

Skills/competencies

  • Good consulting and project management skills.
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Good communication, networking and acquisition skills.
  • Entrepreneurial, self-starter, creative.
  • Client/Result oriented

Triple Jump offers you

  • A competitive salary plus benefits such as a variable part up to a maximum of 20% of your salary. The package includes 25 days of annual leave, based on a full time contract;
  • A dynamic, multi-cultural and collegial working environment

Application procedure

Are you interested? Send your application to Jeanette Bouman before August 14th 2016 by email: jobs@triplejump.eu. For questions you can reach out to Judith Rosenbrand at judith@triplejump.eu.

[1] VSLA = Village Saving and Loan Association