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Shaerpa Fund Management is a social impact investment firm that manages the Benelux focussed SI2 Fund, with the mission to generate high social impact and a fair financial return through sustainable investments in social enterprises in Europe.

Shaerpa Fund Management is headquartered in Brussels (B) and is about to open a branch office in Utrecht (NL). It is looking for a (social) business analyst who will work on deal-sourcing, deal screening and implementation for its social investment work.

The position of business analyst will give an insight in many different (social) enterprises ad offers plenty opportunities for on-the-job learning in the sector of social innovations, social entrepreneurship and social finance. The position will be based at the Utrecht office of SFM.


  • Search for and screen social entrepreneurs, social innovations and social investments opportunities according to the criteria’s of SI2 Fund and Shaerpa Fund Management;
  • Undertake research on a relevant theme, resulting in at least one publication;
  • Making and reviewing analyses of social impact;
  • Support (financial) investments analyses;
  • Organize (joint) events to connect supporters and investors to social entrepreneurs.


  • Exposure to some of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs and social investors;
  • Insight in the world impact investment;
  • A compensation that fits with the level of the work and the social investment sector;
  • Boosting your personal development throughout the hands-on traineeship;
  • Getting to know world’s largest international network of social investors;
  • Experiencing part of selection process, in The Netherlands, Belgium and possibly beyond;
  • Working in an international value-driven environment where you are able to learn and contribute to a society where more people have the tools to initiate and manage social change;
  • Working in a fun team.


  • You are a MA graduate in preferably Business Administration, Management Science, Corporate Finance, Social Entrepreneurship, or related;
  • You are eager to learn, have the ability to listen and ask questions, dare to think differently and are willing to invest in your career;
  • Maximum three years of working experience, preferably with social entrepreneurship or (social) finance;
  • You have a flexible and yet determined way of working;
  • You are dedicated to social entrepreneurship, social innovation, realisation of social impact and eager to learn;
  • You are a sensitive communicator, capable to talk with stakeholders at many different levels;
  • You have good planning and analytic skills;
  • You are pro-active;
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English, and preferably also French;


If you are interested in this position, please send your motivation letter and resume to info@shaerpa.org.

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