Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Microfinance Liaison Officer

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Rooftops Canada Foundation Inc.- Fondation Abri International
Acronyme : Rooftops Canada
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Rooftops Canada is the international development program of co-operative and social housing organizations in Canada. These organizations own and manage over 600,000 non-profit housing units across Canada, housing about two million people. Since 1984, Rooftops Canada has been working with partner organizations to improve housing conditions, build sustainable communities and develop a shared vision of equitable global development. Rooftops Canada's focus is on disadvantaged communities in Africa and Asia. Our work contributes to Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7, Target 11, which aims to improve the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by 2020. Rooftops Canada's approach to housing is guided by a vision of integrated sustainable human settlements development. Rooftops Canada's development work links shelter to poverty reduction through sustainable economic and social development, environmental protection, respect for human rights, democratization and gender equality. This is done by increasing the capacity of overseas partner organizations to support low-income communities to improve their housing and human settlement conditions
Adresse : 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 313
Toronto, Ontario,
M5S 2T9
FAX: (416) 366-3876
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Genevieve Drouin
Courriel : genevieve@rooftops.ca
Pays : Afrique du Sud
Ville : Cape Town
Secteur : Banques et services financiers
Description du stage : Kuyasa will shortly be expanding to the Eastern Cape and opening an office in Port Elizabeth. The internship will be split between both the Cape Town and Port Elizabeth offices. The intern will provide institutional support to loans officers in both locations and undertake a survey to determine the effectiveness of the new office. The intern will also be involved in the piloting of a new microenterprise loan product.

In Canada
The internship is for six months entirely spent overseas and a five-day orientation session held in Canada before departure.

The intern will support setting up the new Kuyasa Fund office in the Eastern Cape, including:
-Assisting office administrators in setting-up and running the new office.
-Providing assistance to loans officers through dissemination of training material and technological support.
-Undertaking a short survey to evaluate the success of the new office and submitting proposals for improvements.
-Work with staff in the Cape Town office, to develop and pilot a new microenterprise loan product.
Organisation d'accueil : The Kuyasa Fund
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The Kuyasa Fund is a housing micro-finance institution based in Cape Town. It was set up in 1999 by the Development Action Group (DAG), a social development NGO. It is one of the few housing micro-lenders in South Africa consistently reaching very poor households excluded from the housing finance market. Kuyasa's work includes four inter-dependent programmes: savings groups mobilisation; housing loan provision; research; and networking.