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Vacancy: Internship Finance & Investments

Do you want to help us shake up the tourism sector and be part of our multidimensional team? Are
you looking to learn and/or apply your knowledge and experience? Do you want to make a step
forwards in a future where social, environmental and inspirational values are put at par with financial
returns? Are you eager to learn and contribute? GreenDreamCompany offers enthusiastic and
independent students the possibility to learn and develop themselves, within the international
leisure industry.

About GreenDreamCompany
Situated within The Netherlands, we are an award winning company, passionate working as an
incubator on the development of leisure and tourism industry. With a passion for nature and culture
we are specialist in the development of cultural,- natural,- and marine experience parks. Active in
Africa and Europe. And we are expanding.

Your job:
At GreenDreamCompany you are immediately one of us, part of our DreamTeam. It’s your job to
assist the team within a range of projects all in different phases. This means learning by doing, cocreate,
taking responsibility. We appreciate initiative, dialogue. It will all improve the work and the
standard.

To give you an impression about what your task could be:
• Desk research, like feasibility studies, marketing plan, collecting info for business cases
• Assist within concept development process, imageneering
• Economics, finances and investments such as crowdfunding
• Prepare DreamTeam meetings, communication, meetings with other parties, travels, events
• Marketing and Communication, social media, CRM
• Daily operations, making our guests feel welcome, taking phone calls, business administration
etc.

What are we looking for:
Students at HBO level, advanced with the courses of sustainable tourism, international
communication, international economics & business, marketing & sales or similar relevant courses
• Excellent knowledge of Dutch and English, in speaking and writing
• The ability to work independent and be flexible
• Proper computer skills; knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Good communication skills and a positive attitude
• Thinking in chances and opportunities, the mentality of a pioneer
• A driver’s license would be nice
• A laptop

Our diversity policy
We are open for students who see diversity as a strength.
Looking at our existing team we especially invite Dutch and African students to react.

What we offer
We will provide you with a dynamic and learning environment where you can develop yourself to
become a professional in the hospitality industry
Working 3-4 days at the office, Friday at home
You will receive an internship fee of €200,- per month.
You will operate from the head office in the heart of the fortress town Zaltbommel . Station is on 15
minutes walking distance.

Apply
Send your motivation letter and CV to:
Info@greendreamcompany.com
Addressed to: Leontine van Hooft

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Vacancy: Internship Marketing & Communication

Do you want to help us shake up the tourism sector and be part of our multidimensional team? Are
you looking to learn and/or apply your knowledge and experience? Do you want to make a step
forwards in a future where social, environmental and inspirational values are put at par with financial
returns? Are you eager to learn and contribute? GreenDreamCompany offers enthusiastic and
independent students the possibility to learn and develop themselves, within the international
leisure industry.

About GreenDreamCompany

Situated within The Netherlands, we are an award winning company, passionate working as an
incubator on the development of leisure and tourism industry. With a passion for nature and culture
we are specialist in the development of cultural,- natural,- and marine experience parks. Active in
Africa and Europe. And we are expanding.

Your job:

At GreenDreamCompany you are immediately one of us, part of our DreamTeam. It’s your job to
assist the team within a range of projects all in different phases. This means learning by doing, cocreate,
taking responsibility. We appreciate initiative, dialogue. It will all improve the work and the
standard.

To give you an impression about what your task could be:
• Desk research, like feasibility studies, marketing plan, collecting info for business cases
• Assist within concept development process, imageneering
• Economics, finances and investments such as crowdfunding
• Prepare DreamTeam meetings, communication, meetings with other parties, travels, events
• Marketing and Communication, social media, CRM
• Daily operations, making our guests feel welcome, taking phone calls, business administration
etc.

What are we looking for:

Students at HBO level, advanced with the courses of sustainable tourism, international
communication, international economics & business, marketing & sales or similar relevant courses
• Excellent knowledge of Dutch and English, in speaking and writing
• The ability to work independent and be flexible
• Proper computer skills; knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Good communication skills and a positive attitude
• Thinking in chances and opportunities, the mentality of a pioneer
• A driver’s license would be nice
• A laptop

Our diversity policy

We are open for students who see diversity as a strength.
Looking at our existing team we especially invite Dutch and African students to react.

What we offer

We will provide you with a dynamic and learning environment where you can develop yourself to
become a professional in the hospitality industry
Working 3-4 days at the office, Friday at home
You will receive an internship fee of €200,- per month.
You will operate from the head office in the heart of the fortress town Zaltbommel . Station is on 15
minutes walking distance.

Apply

Send your motivation letter and CV to:
Info@greendreamcompany.com
Addressed to: Leontine van Hooft

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Vacancy: Fundraiser & Account Manager

Company Profile

GreenDreamCompany is the facilitating management company of the young leisure and hospitality brand “Solomon’s Hidden Treasures” on the African continent. With a humanitarian and sustainable character in its DNA, and in order to further power its “upstream” business, GreenDreamCompany has established the investment company Ubuntu Impact Investments in 2015. Ubuntu Impact Investments exclusively invests in ventures under the Solomon’s Hidden Treasures’ brand, and pursues both financial and impact values in a total portfolio approach using an IRISmetrics framework. We strive to shake up the tourism sector by setting the standard for impact investing in the carefully selected areas in upcoming markets.

Expansion strategy Rwanda

Rwanda’s proposed tourism infrastructure will be realized in 2 phases;
• Phase 1 will consist of 3 locations; Kigali, Akagera, Mbabara island
• Phase 2 of 2 additional locations; Gisenyi, Gihaya
We will develop cultural-, natural- , and marine experience parks that offer overnight accommodation in the form of Family Villages.

The average investment size of each location is EUR 50 million. The strength of the infrastructure approach is that it allows to create lasting impact, and it gives tourists more than one reason to visit the country. For example, visiting the Cultural Experience Park in Kigali that showcases the Great Lake Region encourages visitors to explore this other region.

Your job as our Fundraiser & Account Manager

Based within GreenDreamCompany, and leveraging the GreenDreamFoundation and the GreenDreamAcademy, you will be expected to organize at least 30% of a total of EUR 3 million in SEED capital within the next 3-6 months for the phase 1 projects in Rwanda. This budget will be used to progress negotiations, formalize partnerships, mobilize the teams, and to secure land rights and building permits. You will be focusing on securing a mix of donations, grants, and subsidies.

Activities include, amongst others:

  • Pro-actively reach out to family offices,  corporate foundations, NGO’s, and other international organizations to raise funds
  • Create an investment community by networking with East African diaspora networks, Rwanda based expats networks, cultural/historical sensitive people, international businesses community in Rwanda (eg NABC), etc.
  • Create awareness of the potential of impact investing in East Africa (opportunity versus risk); create blogs, write articles, actively use social media, etc.
  • Manage all communication around the SHT crowdfunding platform
  • UII account management; tracking of expressions of interest (through our websites) and initiate follow-ups through phone calls.
  • Preparing and submitting requests for funds (quickscans / deepscans, etc.)

What we expect of our ideal candidate

Business wise:

  • You have professional experience with fundraising for the private sector (minimum 5 years.
  • You have practical experience with preparing and submitting formal requests for funds (e.g. to the PostcodeLoterij, Stichting Doen, Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation etc.)
  • You have a track record within impact investments and an active investors network consisting of family offices,  corporate foundations, NGO’s, and other international organizations. If you do not have these kind of connections, please do not apply.
  • You have got international working experience, ideally within upcoming African markets
  • Preferably, you have professional experience within the leisure and tourism industry, hotel management industry, or real estate industry (not a requirement)
  • You can commit to at least 3 full days a week

As a person:

  • You have a strong motivation to raise the funds and perform diligent account management.
  • You have a creative and analytical mind.
  • You are broadly oriented, and results driven.
  • You have a hands on, pragmatic, and agile ‘just do it’ mindset.
  • You are able to influence and convince potential investors over the phone and in person.
  • You do not mind traveling (majority will be in The Netherlands)
  • When equally qualified, we do have a preference for a female candidate with African roots. We are aware that we are in search for the perfect candidate, 90% will do.

What do we offer

Do you want to help us shake up the tourism sector and be part of our multidimensional team? Are you looking to apply your knowledge and experience to support a startup in the hospitality sector? Do you want to create your own future where social, environmental and inspirational values are put at par with financial returns? Then please connect with us!

The remuneration will be a pledged fee and will be provided after the funds are raised. If there is mutual interest, then the cooperation can be continued, and a yearly working agreement will be offered.

Location

We are situated right in the middle of the fortress town Zaltbommel, 10-15 minutes walking from the railway station.  Our staff also works partly from home, on location and international.

Information?

You can call Mr. Leon van Rijckevorsel: 06-51.56.9622.

Please sent your motivational letter including your CV to: l.van.rijckevorsel@greendreamcompany.com

 

 

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Super Achiever Award for GreenDreamCompany

CEO and co-founder of GreenDreamCompany, Leontine van Hooft, was honoured to receive a Super Achiever Award in the sector Leisure, Hospitality & Tourism at the World Women Leadership congress on the 17th of February 2017 in Mumbai, India.

GreenDreamCompany is receiving the Sector Super Achiever Award in the category ‘Multi Value Driven Organisation’. The company is specialised in tourism infrastructure projects. The ventures and projects that the company is working on are based on 4 values: Inspirational, Economical, Ecological and Social. GreenDreamCompany has left behind many famous international organisations and brands from the sector during the awards ceremony in India.

‘Like a Lion on the move!’

Leontine van Hooft: ‘’We are very proud of the recognition of our innovative, inclusive and key turning approach within the sector. Together with our DreamTeam we have worked very hard for this and now we are ready to scale up’’

The sector of Leisure, Hospitality and Tourism is clearly looking for new ways and possibilities to connect to the demand of this changing times. By declaring the year 2017 the year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, by the UNWTO (United National World Tourism Organisation), recognition is finally received for the impact that this sector has and can make as a game changer and catalyst for area development. Thereby the sector also carries the responsibility for creating healthy environments.

GreenDreamCompany has been active in (African and East European) new and upcoming markets for almost 10 years. The company has expanded their services and activities towards Western Europe in 2016.

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New website and logo for Ubuntu Impact Investments

The team of our private investment company Ubuntu Impact Investments (UII) has worked very hard to introduce a new website.  On this website you can find information on the following topics:

  • What is the story about Ubuntu Impact Investment?
  • Portfolio: what are we working on?
  • Impact investing: how does it work?
  • Trends and developments in the markets that UII is focussing on.

Explore the new website here. 

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In the media: Dutch firms explore investment opportunities in tourism sector (Rwanda)

Representatives of several Dutch companies interested in the tourism sector visited Rwanda in January 2016 to identify viable investment opportunities.

New Times, January 24, 2016

 

Representatives of several Dutch companies interested in the tourism sector are in Rwanda to identify viable investment opportunities.

The companies, led by GreenDreamCompany, a Dutch group that specializes in sustainable area development of natural and cultural heritage sites with the use of tourism, arrived on Wednesday intent on staying for a week.

The trade mission comes a week after local industry operators again showcased Rwanda’s vast tourism potential during a week-long tourism fair Vakantiebeurs 2016 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Read the full news article of the New Times here.

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Establishment of Ubuntu Impact Investments

After almost 10 years of doing business in Africa the founders of GreenDreamCompany have decided to establish Ubuntu Impact Investments: an impact investment company in the leisure & tourism industry, focused on emerging markets and with an innovative and sustainable investment model.

Promoting economic growth by financing private sector initiatives
Ubuntu Impact Investments will finance private sector initiatives that promote economic growth and long-term employment, or that provide aid to the society or improve quality of life.

Please visit www.ubuntu-impact-investments.com for more information.

“Looking to sustain and increase growth, tourism can be harnessed through joint public and private sector efforts to achieve growth, wealth creation and shared prosperity.”

Gaiv Tata – Director of Financial and Private Sector Development for the World Bank in Africa

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Own website for GreenDreamAcademy

GreenDreamAcademy now has it’s own website!

Logo GreenDreamAcademy

We are proud to introduce you to: www.greedreamacademy.nl

Since 2013 GreenDreamAcademy  develops and implements vocational training in new and upcoming markets.

As GreenDreamCompany the aim of GreenDreamAcademy is to use tourism destination development as a driver for local job creation and economic growth as well as poverty reduction. Capacity building is an important requirement for all this to happen.

Within the development of tourism destinations GreenDreamAcademy recognizes major challenges when it comes to sustainable, good standard and reliable tourism supply and value chains. The GDA’s aim is to identify, assess and develop the value chains necessary for the development of tourism destinations. Having sustainable, good standard and reliable tourism supply and value chains, in new and upcoming markets, is a necessity to realize this development. At the same time these ‘chains’ form a challenge. In early stages of tourism project development it is important to identify the different chains of the project necessary to successfully realize a sustainable development of the project and area in which it is developed. It needs a professional and committed approach to establish these reliable chains.

Tailor made and onsite Capacity building means strengthening the abilities, knowledge and skills of individuals to improve their living standards and opportunities for the future. Unfortunately, in upcoming markets, an education on tourism and hospitality is not physically within reach of everybody. Besides the physical distance to education, gaps between knowledge supply and demand exist.
GreenDreamAcademy offers you tailor made education on your location.

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Unrolling the Brand: Solomon’s Hidden Treasures

Logo Solomon's Hidden TreasuresWe are proud to anounce the fact that we have started to enrole our new brand “Solomons Hidden Treasures”. A brand of Family Villages and Cultural Experience Parks (theme-parks) which will be launched in Rwanda and Ethiopia, but aims for 14 East African countries.

 

GreenDreamCompany takes care of the concept- and project development, marketing & communication, sales & merchandising  and organizes the operation by franchising.

For more information on our brand’s journey, please visit our special website:

www.solomonshiddentreasures.com

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