Financing of the EWB NL projects is often a large challenge. Enabling the financing from in-house resources will speed up the projects and increase our impact.
EWB is looking to finance their projects by the set-up a not-for-profit revolving impact fund. The revolving impact fund will finance the innovative small ticket size projects, executed by EWB NL. These small tickets sizes (25-125k) are normally not commercially financed because of high risk and relatively high time investment needed. The financial means will be requested from subsidies and as donations from companies (supported by the EWB partnerships team). The risk of the investments will be minimized by the high involvement of the EWB engineers in the projects.
EWB is looking for creative professionals with finance experience, preferably with experience in setting-up (revolving) funds and/or financing in Africa. You will work in a small team to set-up the structure for a pilot fund and work with other teams in the EWB organisation to promote the fund and obtain the financial means. Once the first round fund is proven to be successful, EWB NL will set-up a larger fund based on the lessons learnt. The set-up of the fund is a key strategic point for 2019 and is critical for the growth of EWB NL and to increase our impact. Therefore you will work closely with the board of EWB NL and throughout the organisation and support us in pitching of the idea at different parties (eg companies, government, NGOs).
All the openings at Engineers without Borders are unpaid volunteer positions. We dedicate our free time to improve life in developing countries and have fun and a great learning experience by doing so. Our only expectation is that you dedicate the amount of free time you feel comfortable with and commit to this.