Because of the main origin of our portfolio in Latin America, next to your fluent English and willingness to learn the Dutch language (verbally and in writing), your Spanish language skills need to be excellent (verbally and in reading).
supporting and empowering people in their economic development, with self-sufficiency being the main purpose, by giving them access to finance, knowledge and networks in over 20 developing countries. We believe it is all about giving chances. This is a responsibility with impact that you will carry out as Program Manager Latin-America Rabo Foundation by participating in various projects to support and encourage producer, savings and credit cooperatives, to boost farmers' income and to (further) develop the cooperatives themselves. A great opportunity to develop new skills and contribute to sustainable economic development and food security.
Making a difference
Identifying and assessing new projects and partner organizations for support.
Providing a wide range of loans ranging from trade finance to investment loans.
Identify and organize additional technical assistance.
Monitoring ongoing projects on achieving agreed objectives and adjusting where necessary.
You will travel abroad on a regular basis for consultation and adjustment locally and will initially be responsible for a certain continent or countries.
You can work independently, are a team player and sparring partner and knows how to get the most out of yourself.
With each other
Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. Rabo Foundation brings talented people together to advance our mission of building a better world. We have numerous ways of doing this. For one, Rabo Foundation and its partners are committed to fighting poverty worldwide. We focus on empowering economically disadvantaged people in rural areas through microfinancing and sustainable supply chain development. Rabo Foundation supports nationwide initiatives in the Netherlands designed to improve the position of vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. We employ around 50 people in the Netherlands and internationally.
Customer focus, a results-oriented attitude and strong persuasive and negotiation skills are clearly essential for the role of Program Manager Latin-America at Rabo Foundation. You take responsibility, facilitate and inspire the team, you actively seek for in- and external collaboration and you make the difference for the community. In addition, it's important that you recognise everything in the checklist below:
university degree in Finance, Economics, Agribusiness or Agriculture;
Tangible experience in our field
experience with projects and our target group in developing countries;
extensive knowledge of and affinity with agricultural chains and farmers in developing countries.
extensive knowledge of finance and administrative / legal insight;
experience with stakeholder management in an international environment;
leading staff and consultants in different countries.
because of the main origin of our portfolio in Latin America, next to your fluent English and willingness to learn the Dutch language (verbally and in writing), your Spanish language skills need to be excellent (verbally and in reading).
Growing a better world together
You'll already be aware that Rabobank is a financial services provider for more than 8.5 million customers in 40 countries. But did you know that we aim to contribute to real change with our 'Growing a better world together' mission? We do so in countless ways, such as:
Financing our clients to invest in more sustainable agricultural practices that lower greenhouse gas emissions;
Contributing to the energy transition by financing wind farms and encouraging our clients to invest in clean energy.
Do you want to become the ideal version of yourself? We would love to help you achieve this by focusing firmly on your growth, development, and investing in an environment where you keep learning every day. We give you the space to innovate and initiate. In this way, we offer you numerous opportunities to grow and help you exceed your expectations, to do the right thing exceptionally well, and to therefore grow as a professional. In addition, with us (on the basis of a 36-hour working week), you can also expect:
a gross monthly salary between € 3.769 and € 5.384 (Job Grade 9), classification depends on knowledge and experience;
a thirteenth month and holiday pay;
an Employee Benefit Budget (10% of your monthly salary). You decide how to spend this budget. This may include purchasing extra leave days, making extra pension contributions or even receiving a monthly cash pay-out;
a personal budget that you can spend on activities related to your personal development and career;
flexible working times and location-independent working;
reimbursement for commuting costs when you travel by public transport, car or motorbike;
a pension scheme, to which your contribution is only 3,5%.
Are you the person we're looking for? Are you ready to join Rabobank as a Program Manager Latin America and to make a difference to yourself, our customers and to society? We look forward to receiving your application for this vacancy in Utrecht.
Good to know:
Apply via the “Apply now” button. • If you have any questions about the specific details of this position, please contact Alexander Meyer, Global Head Rabo Foundation, via Alexander.Meyer@rabobank.nl
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