|Organization:||Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Fellowship in International Development Management (IDM) / Fellowship in International Microfinance and Microenterprise (IMM)|
|Mandate:||Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a private, non-denominational, Canadian development agency established in 1980. As a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), AKFC promotes equitable and sustainable development in Asia and Africa, without regard to faith, origin or gender. For over 25 years, AKFC has partnered with CIDA on a range of successful programs in some of the poorest parts of the world. Concentrating on livelihoods, education, health and civil society strengthening, AKFC and its partners seek to address the interconnected causes of poverty through a long-term, multi-input approach that empowers individuals and communities to seek local solutions to the challenges of poverty. All programs share cross-cutting concerns for gender equality, environmental sustainability, pluralism and human resource development. In Canada, through policy dialogue, research, public engagement and opportunities for Canadians to live and work overseas, AKFC seeks to distil and enhance Canada's longstanding tradition of engagement in the world. AKFC places great importance on engaging Canadian youth in its development education and human resource development activities, especially through its Fellowships in International Development Management (IDM) and International Microfinance and Microenterprise (IMM).|
|Address:||Constitution Square, 360 Albert Street, Suite 1220
|Please visit the website of the organization offering this internship to verify its application requirements prior to sending your resume.|
|Contact Person:||Molly Buckley|
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|English Web Site:||www.akfc.ca|
|Sector:||Banking and financial services|
The First Microfinance Foundation provides access to credit to those in
the living in poverty in select districts in Cairo and Aswan region. The
Foundation is expanding rapidly, in terms of its outreach to clients,
geographical coverage as well as establishment of branches. The intern will be
very much involved in this expansion process and given exposure to all areas of
the banks operations.
Upon return from their placement, the intern will participate in at least one outreach activity to share their internship experience, and convey to the Canadian public the significant impacts of CIDA activities overseas. Outreach may include articles in local newspapers, classroom or congregational presentations, or any other activities deemed appropriate by AKFC.
During the 8-month placement, the intern will:
- Contribute to the day-to-day operations of the Foundation;
- Assist and actively participate in the existing microfinance operations including loans, deposits and the targeting of specific customer segments
- Develop financial analysis models
- Conduct research related to portfolio quality as well as client impact.
|Host Organization:||First MicroFinance Foundation|
|Host Organization Details:||The First Microfinance Foundation, Egypt is an initiative of the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM) and is a locally registered microfinance institution. The Foundation provides access to credit to those living in poverty in select districts in Cairo and Aswan region.|