Senior Business Development Officer

Livelihoods Venture is looking for a highly motivated and passionate Senior Business Development Officer. In this permanent position based in Paris (with travels up to c.30%), your main duties will be to source new projects, especially in responsible sourcing, and finalize the whole origination / structuring / contracting process. You will namely lead the key relationships and financials aspects of our deals with private entities and donors.

Livelihoods Venture is the dynamic service company that advises three funds from its Paris office:

  • two Livelihoods Carbon Funds, created in 2011 and 2017, with a current portfolio of nine projects and total combined planned investments of €140m over a twenty-year span,
  • the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming (L3F), created in 2015, with an objective of 40 agricultural projects with c.200,000 smallholder farmers for a total investment of €120m over a ten-year span.

Livelihoods Venture is a social business that brings into play the appropriate skills to select, develop and implement the projects in which Livelihoods Funds invest. Its 20-odd, and growing, multi-disciplinary team identifies promising projects with strong environmental, economic and social impact and deploys these programs together with local partners (private companies, NGOs, public institutions) and rural communities. Livelihoods Venture coordinates all stakeholders to deliver the tangible outputs expected by the investors in the Livelihoods Funds, such as secured raw material supply, enhanced livelihoods for farmers, carbon credits with high social and environmental value, water and biodiversity conservation.

Location: Paris, France

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