The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is a multilateral development finance institution established in 1989 by the Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. NDF provides financing to climate change projects in low-income countries in co-operation with multilateral development banks and other institutions. NDF’s office is situated in Helsinki, Finland. For further information about NDF, please consult NDF’s webpage: www.ndf.fi.
OPPORTUNITY TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF NDF
NDF is seeking a
The main responsibility of the Managing Director is to provide strategic and operational leadership in shaping NDF’s future strategic role, value proposition and orientation within the Nordic and wider international development and climate finance architecture. The Managing Director will lead and supervise NDF staff in their daily tasks of identifying, developing and implementing operations addressing climate change and development challenges. This includes cross-sectoral linkages to the sustainable development goals, as well as the financial, administrative and personnel management of the Fund. Furthermore, the Managing Director will be responsible for reporting, outreach activities and external stakeholder relations. This includes profiling of NDF in relevant international and Nordic fora as well as presenting its work in meetings and conferences.
The Managing Director reports to NDF’s Board of Directors.
NDF offers a demanding and challenging job in an international organisation based in Helsinki working with development and climate change. The position requires a fair amount of travelling, comes with an attractive remuneration package and the chance to make an important contribution to the development of a more sustainable future. NDF offers a 4-year contract with the possibility of extension for a second term. The term of office for the current Managing Director will end on 31 October 2018. It is expected that the new Managing Director will take up the position as soon as possible after that date.
NDF warmly welcomes expatriate employees and their families, and will help in making relocation and integration as smooth as possible. Helsinki is a lively, Nordic capital with a modern and international atmosphere. The educational system of Finland is renowned for its high quality.
For further information, please contact our advisors Kristian Kragøe Andresen and Eirik Efjestad at Russell Reynolds Associates on +47 23 11 88 50. Send your application with you CV to firstname.lastname@example.org before 23.10.2018