Capacity Building Intern

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa · Impact


Symbiotics is the leading market access platform for impact investing in emerging and frontier markets, offering market research, investment advisory and asset management services. We are regulated by FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority and our daughter company Symbiotics (UK) Ltd has an investment firm license from the FCA in the UK. Symbiotics currently employs 135 people and is headquartered in Geneva, with further offices in Zurich, London, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Singapore and Cape Town. Since 2004, we have invested over USD 4bn in more than 350 microfinance institutions across around 80 emerging and frontier markets, working with more than 30 investment funds and many institutional investors.

We are a fast-growing, market-leading company, offering a dynamic work environment in the growing impact investment space.

We are looking for:

An Intern in charge of supporting the Capacity Building Unit in the administration of Technical Assistance mandates (such as REGMIFA Technical Assistance Facility, SASD, SCBF, Government of Luxembourg) and unit business affairs, with focus in backstopping activities (admin, reporting and accounting) and basic project management analysis in order to ensure timely outputs.

Job description:

Using mainly the project database of the Capacity Building Unit, provide backstopping support in designing, managing and monitoring the technical assistance projects, namely (but not limited to):



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