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International Advisory Services

International Advisory Services at a Glance

About Us


Since the early 1990s, the International Advisory Services team of Frankfurt School has been committed to improving financial markets and increasing access to financial services worldwide. To achieve this, we design and implement consulting and training programmes. We also conduct applied research on finance and management topics.


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Project Experience Worldwide

Partners & Clients

Our partners include international and development finance institutions (e.g. ADB, AFD, AfDB, AIID, EBRD, EIB group, FMO, KfW group, World Bank group), bilateral and multilateral donor organisations (e.g. BMU, BMZ, EC, EU, GIZ, UNDP, UNEP), as well as non-government organisations.

Our clients are primarily financial institutions (Development Banks, Banks and MFIs) and their beneficiaries (MSMEs, low-income populations), regulators, training institutions, investors and other stakeholders of the financial community.

We also work with innovative players such as Fintechs and solar home system providers and partner directly with financial institutions (e.g. Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Yapi Kredi Bank in Turkey) to provide tailored trainings and capacity building services.

We are well-positioned to support our partners and clients globally through our Regional Offices & Country Desks.


Regional Office Africa

Karen Office Park, Hemingways Block, 2nd Floor
Langata road, Karen,
Nairobi, Kenya


Frankfurt Head Office

Adickesallee 32-34,
60322 Frankfurt am Main,

Regional Office Europe

Rond-Point Schuman 11
1040 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0) 2 256 75 55

Middle East & North Africa

Regional Office Gulf States

Ocean Heights 5503
Dubai Marina

Regional Office MENA

Rizeq Rushaidat Street
Al Ghusain Complex -  Shmisani
11194 Amman, Jordan


China Desk

Room 1911, Guohong B
No. 11A Muxidi Beili, Xicheng District
Beijing 100038

India Desk

Adickesallee 32-34,
60322 Frankfurt am Main,

Tel.: +49 69 154008 616

Latin America & the Caribbean

Regional Office LatAm & the Caribbean

Adickesallee 32-34,
60322 Frankfurt am Main,

Tel.: +49 69 154008 616

Turkey, Caucasus & Central Asia

Regional Office Turkey

Beştepe Mah. Nergiz Sok. No: 7/2
Via Tower İş Merkezi Daire: 69
06560 Söğütözü,
Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90 312 467 44 77


We offer a wide spectrum of customised technical assistance to meet our clients’ evolving needs. In each of our thematic areas of expertise, we support our partners and clients by assembling an experienced team of experts with the necessary know-how to fulfil the objectives of each assignment. Our core service offerings focus on our three pillars - Advisory, Training & Education, and Research & Policy:

  • Fund and credit line management (funding, guarantees, technical assistance and grants);

  • Development and implementation of innovative financial mechanisms and incubator platforms;

  • Technical assistance in all areas of banking and finance, strategy advice and management consulting;

  • Business development services for MSMEs;

  • Customised digital tool development and digitalisation;

  • Organisation and implementation of events.

Research & Policy
  • Due diligences, feasibility studies, business plans, institutional and impact assessments;

  • Country, market, sector and baseline studies;

  • Publications;

  • Policy advisory to public stakeholders and development organisations.

Training & Education
  • Institution building and strategic partnerships with bank training institutes;

  • E-Campus programmes on development and sustainable finance, executive academies;

  • Classroom trainings, training-of-trainer programmes, on-the-job and executive coaching;

  • Open enrolment and custom executive education programmes;

  • Provision of innovative technology-supported education solutions under efiport and knowledge dissemination with FS Verlag.

What sets us apart is our strong service orientation - "going the extra mile" is a standard we follow to establish open dialogue between all parties to ensure project success. We are often involved not only at the stage of project design but in the entire project cycle and provide support from concept development throughout implementation and closing. We take a hands-on approach in project implementation, which is driven by excellent results and sustainability for the future.

Job Opportunities

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The IAS team 2017

Our Team

We are an international, dynamic and highly motivated team, which consists of more than 90 professional experts globally. We foster diversity with team members from almost every continent representing over 30 countries and nationalities.


We offer a stepping-stone to the world of development finance and an opportunity to work in all stages of project management. In turn, we expect commitment, flexibility, basic knowledge in economics, and good communication skills.

Meet the Team

Internships and Working Student positions


Do you study business, economics, or social sciences, and are you interested in bolstering your theoretical knowledge with practical experience?

Then we’re looking forward to receiving your application! We offer internships in both our head office in Frankfurt am Main and our regional office in Nairobi, Kenya (For internships in Nairobi, fluency in French is a distinct advantage. Please note that there is no remuneration for this internship. IAS does, however, bear costs for air travel and accommodation).

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter stating your motivation, availability and qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae (in reverse chronological order).
  • Certificates and letters of reference (from former studies, internships, employments, scholarships, awards, etc.);
  • If you are a non-EU citizen please also attach a copy of your residence and work permit. Please be aware that we are not able to offer a contract without these documents.
  • Depending on the specific job opening further requirements may apply.

Only complete and accurate applications will be considered.

Please email your complete application (drafted according to the above guidelines) in English to:

Other Open Intern Positions:

Please email your complete application (including a CV, cover letter and all supporting certificates) in English to:

Working student positions

Please email your complete application (including a CV, cover letter and all supporting certificates) in English to:

Project Consultant Opportunities

For our on-going and future projects worldwide, we are looking to hire short or long-term consultants for the following positions:

20.02.2024 12:00:00

City Finance Specialist (m/f/d)

Romania, Bulgaria, Montenegro, and Albania

05.02.2024 12:00:00

Project Assistant (f/m/x)

09.12.2022 12:00:00

Project Finance Specialist

with Monitoring & Evaluation expertise (m/f/d)

13.10.2022 12:00:00

Project Finance Specialist

with Monitoring & Evaluation expertise (m/f/d)




Fatma Dirkes
Direktorin & Vizepräsidentin

Career Opportunities