FMO is the Dutch development bank. They support sustainable private sector growth in developing and emerging markets by investing in businesses, projects and financial institutions. FMO was founded in 1970 and is a public-private partnership, with 51% of its shares held by the Dutch State and 49% held by commercial banks, trade unions and other members of the private sector. FMO has a triple A rating from both Fitch and Standard & Poor’s.
Vision: FMO believes in a world where, in 2050, more than nine billion people live well and within the means of the planet's resources. In pursuit of this vision, FMO's mission is to empower entrepreneurs to build this better world. To that end, FMO invests in businesses, projects and financial institutions, by providing capital, knowledge and networks to support sustainable growth. FMO does this with the ultimate goal of empowering people to apply their skills and improve their own quality of life.
Government Relations – Guide the Public Affairs advisor's on running regular structured dialogues with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Finance. Helping answer government enquiries and overseeing FMO contacts with Dutch government. Identifying opportunities to strengthen the partnership.
Supporting the team in building of a strong network within Dutch politics, parliament and other key stakeholders to increase FMO visibility and strengthen our understanding of our external environment.
Working to bring the outside perspective into FMO, applying a stakeholder focused and political and governmental lens to the deals we do and the issues and dilemma’s we face. Using understanding of the public debate, to seek opportunities to highlight deals we are doing or new opportunities for FMO to partner with stakeholders. Drive FMO’s stakeholder engagement strategy.
Guide the team in managing FMO’s issues with a view to combine reputation management with strengthening partnerships with local and international stakeholders.
University degree in Finance, Economics, Political Science, International Relations, International Law, or Public Administration.
Experience in Dutch government, politics or with an NGO sector would be desirable.
Managerial experience and good people management skills; setting clear direction and supporting teams to achieve high results. Established skills as a coach.
Working experience in an international environment;
Strong interpersonal, relationship-building and advisory skills;
Excellent oral and writing skills in English and Dutch;
Experience with the financial services arena is preferred.