Short Term Consultancy – Partnerships & Finance Operations

Project Overview

The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) enables private sector investment in projects aimed at climate adaptation and mitigation in developing countries. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made available €160 million to increase the resilience of communities and ecosystems most vulnerable to climate change. The DFCD is managed by a pioneering consortium of Climate Fund Managers (CFM), Worldwide Fund for Nature Netherlands (WWF-NL) and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, led by the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank, FMO. For more information, please visit: www.thedfcd.com.

Job Description

As part of implementation of origination activities, the DFCD is seeking to engage a consultant for one of its business case/grantees, that is setting up a Credit Capital Management Company (“CCMC”). The CCMC will manage capital invested by climate finance investors, pooled to fund medium- and long-term credit receivables from a range of distributors, farmers and farming corporations in the agriculture sector, supported by a dedicated credit management function to ensure portfolio performance. The consultant should be a financial advisor who has worked on other fund structures that have launched with blended finance investors / guarantee providers and will need experience with fund structures in Luxembourg – ideally with Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF) -structures

Specific Requirements

The consultant will.

assist with securing guarantees and concessional finance required to unlock anchor investor commitments for the business case/grantee.
support / advise the business case/grantee on structuring of the investment instrument(s) offered by the investors
advise on the appropriate jurisdiction and legal entity for the business case/grantee based on key stakeholder requirements
help structure the equity raise into the business case/grantee
advise on negotiation with equity investors into the business case
provide the business case/grantee with a single point of interaction to update on progress for onward communication within DFCD.
Clarify any areas of ambiguity regarding the obligations under the contract and advice on how they are to be effected in practice
provide advice to the project team on the content for the investment document / business plan to be produced and submitted to the investor
support and secure a term sheet from the investment team into the capital vehicle

updates and Investor briefs from various investors approached.
Guide document on structuring of investment instruments
Term sheet with identified guarantee providers.
Investment Letter or signed term sheet with anchor equity investors into the CCMC by 30 June 2022
Finalised investment instrument(s) for the capital vehicle (as reflected in the Investment Letter with the investors – starting with FMO-DFCD and others as required) by 30 June 2022
Investor documents and consequent signed Term sheet from FMO-DFCD
Monthly Progress Reports to DFCD contact person


Master’s degree in Finance, business management or related field.
Professional qualifications like CIFA .
Experience in investment banking, venture capital, or private equity investing in emerging markets.
Experience in fundraising and has worked on at least three big fundraising deals in the past.
2+ years of experience working with a high growth start-up
Experience in project management, monitoring, and evaluation
Excellent communication skills.
Highest level of integrity.
Additional Information

Contract duration – The consultancy assignment is a total of 45 days.


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About SNV Netherlands Development Organisation


Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in many of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services - empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.