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Senior Advisor, International Financial Institutions and Procurers
Business Finland

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 11.9.2019


Developing markets are growing rapidly, global development banks and other International Financing Institutions (IFIs) are investing billions in new solutions to address sustainable development challenges, and investors are increasingly focusing on scalable business with development impacts.     

Finland has a lot to offer for these markets and investors but companies have not yet realized their full potential. Many developing markets remain poorly understood and Finnish companies lag behind in collaborating with development banks and in accessing other sources of global finance, compared to our peers.

Our activities in this area combine funding for research, development and innovation projects and export promotion with activities related to market insights, match-making, collaboration with IFIs such as the World Bank and regional development banks, as well as international procurement organisations such as the UN.


Your role as a Senior Advisor is to help Finnish companies and their partners gain a better understanding and access to IFI financing and international procurements. You will work closely with Business Finland customers, experts from other themes and programs, and relevant stakeholders both in Finland and abroad.

  • You will build contacts and co-operation with IFIs and other international financing and procurement organizations relevant to Finnish companies especially in developing markets in collaboration with the Business Finland global network.
  • You will develop new approaches to activate and help Finnish companies create partnerships with international companies having a leading role as integrators e.g. in infrastructure projects funded by IFIs and thereby help them join multimillion euros international business ecosystems.
  • You will deepen collaboration between Business Finland and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in all tasks, contribute to the development of a joint service whereby the Global Network and Embassies link market and global financing sources to the customer interface
  • You will also contribute to other activities related to developing markets, including development, marketing and communications work


You are a person who thinks big, gets excited about things and shows enthusiasm. You are persistent. Problems are opportunities and you thrive on challenge. You reason and communicate your views extensively, if necessary boldly. You are proud of your work in an expert organization, your co-workers and your employer. You help, listen to, appreciate and inspire others. For you, networking means continuous development and new, fresh perspectives. You believe in co-operation and you appreciate people. You know when to thank them and when to give constructive feedback.

We expect you to have:

  • company-relevant practical experience of collaboration with IFIs, other international financing and procurement organisations
  • proven track record of understanding the operation, engagement and financing models of IFIs, procurement organisations and other related players
  • a strong cross-industry international innovation and business perspective preferably from industry and/or from promoting company innovation and exports
  • proven project management skills in demanding international and cross-industrial environments
  • fluency in English and Finnish including good communication skills, additional language fluencies are an advantage.
  • an academic degree in an area of relevance for the tasks that the position entails


We offer an exciting position in developing and executing large and innovate business opportunities with the help of international financing. This work you would conduct together with our customers, our global network and colleagues also from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other stakeholders in Finland and abroad. You would work closely with relevant Business Finland programs having the opportunities that would require international financing. As Senior Advisor you will play an important part in helping Finland become major provider of innovative, sustainable and scalable solutions for significant needs in developing markets, grow and compete in the global economy.


The position will be located in Business Finland Oy in Helsinki, Finland

For more information:

Please contact Virpi Mikkonen or Christopher Palmberg on September 23rd, 27th or 30th.

Virpi Mikkonen, Senior Director, Portfolio Management & Platforms, Ecosystems Tel. +358 50 5577 930
Christopher Palmberg, Head of BEAM Program, Tel. +358 50 557 7966

Fill in your application for the position with your salary request no later than by September 30th 2019.

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