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Microfinance Associate

Statut : Annulé
Organisation : Mennonite Economic Development Associates
Acronyme : MEDA
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : The mission of MEDA is to bring hope, opportunity and economic well being to low income people around the world through a business-oriented approach to development. In the developing world, we do this by offering affordable credit, together with marketing and business training, to low income entrepreneurs. MEDA's target group is the poorest of the economically active in the developing world.
Adresse : 155 Frobisher Drive, Suite I-106
Waterloo, Ontario,
N2V 2E1
FAX: (519) 725-9083
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Jennifer Helmuth
Courriel : jhelmuth@meda.org
Pays : Jamaïque
Ville : Kingston, Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth
Secteur : Banques et services financiers
Description du stage : Micro Enterprise Financing Limited (MEFL) is a collaborative venture involving the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Ltd. and the Kingston Restoration Company, a community development organization focused on the renewal of inner city neighbourhoods through loans and other financial services to urban low-income entrepreneurs. The project is expected to increase employment and income levels for small entrepreneurs in targeted inner-city communities in Kingston, Jamaica's capital city, and to be replicated in other areas of Jamaica.

In Canada
The intern will be required to participate in the pre-departure orientation session at MEDA and to give a presentation of their work to MEDA staff upon their return to Canada after the internship assignment is complete.

Overseas
The main focus for the MicroFinance Associate will be to review and document MEFL's current methodology and success in their first rural branch in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, and develop assist with the launch of the second rural branch in 2007. Specific tasks will include:
- Review the work of the current CIDA intren in Jamaica, and conduct further research on credit products in use in rural areas of developing countries and specifically in Jamaica.
- Review and analyze MEFL's current operations in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth. Where appropriate update or create documents outlining MEFL's policies, practices and methodology.
- Visit other MFIs in Jamaica to in order to establish what products are used to address the needs of rural-based clients.
- Design and implement a needs assessment for the current and potential client base of MEFL in the new rural location, with particular attention to small scale farmers and agro-processing.
- Assist with the launch of a second rural branch office, with the help of the MEFL Director.
Organisation d'accueil : Micro Enterprise Financing Limited
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Micro Enterprise Financing Limited (MEFL) is a collaborative venture involving the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Ltd. and the Kingston Restoration Company. MEFL's mission is to strengthen the economic ase of the urban micro entrepreneurs, particularly women, by providing high-financial services, combined cost-efficient methodologies with exemplary customer service. MEDA has been providing technical assistance to MEFL in the establishment and improvement of financial services to clients for the last two years.