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Microfinance Advisor

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology
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Type : Établissement d'enseignement
Mandat : Fanshawe College - founded in 1967 - is a major training and educational institution, and the sixth largest college in Ontario. Fanshawe offers nearly 100 diploma, degree, college-university collaborative, postgraduate and certificate programs in preparatory and employability skills. At present, the College has about 33,000 continuing education learners, 15,000 full-time domestic students and more than 300 international students enrolled in various programs. Fanshawe is committed to the creation of international opportunities for its staff and students and is in the midst of its four-year internationalization strategy (2004-2008). Fanshawe recognizes the importance of developing globally-minded individuals with international experiences through its various programs, as these individuals are highly desired amongst private enterprise, government and educational institutions in the global marketplace.
Adresse : 1460 Oxford Street East - P.O. Box 7005
London, Ontario,
N5Y 5R6
FAX: (519) 452-4420
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Personne ressource : Gregg Erauw
Courriel : gerauw@fanshawec.ca
Pays : Ghana
Ville : Donkorkrom
Secteur : Banques et services financiers
Description du stage : In support of its mandate to facilitate the economic and social development of Afram Plains District, the District Assembly is undertaking research and capacity-building activities in support of the effective implementation of a future microfinance program for Donkorkrom and surrounding villages. By assessing relevant needs, current microfinance mechanisms and programs in the district, as well as training staff, the project will provide recommendations for District Assembly to improve and establish enhanced microcredit programs for community development.

In Canada
In Canada (2 months):
One-month preparation period with a one-week workshop at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario
- Activities will include a project and country orientation,
- Health and safety workshops
- Development of Project and Personal Action Plans
- Professional development objectives workshop
- Workshop on networking while abroad, culture shock and cross-cultural understanding/communication
- Trip planning and project promotion while abroad

One-month de-briefing period with a one-week workshop at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario
- A reintegration to Canada/reverse culture shock workshop
- The completion of a final project report,
- Outreach activities (newspaper articles and community presentation)
- Professional development assessment
- Employment search, resume and interview workshop

Overseas
Overseas (6 months):
- Provide advice and support in the planning and commencement of micro credit activities, especially, with regard to selection of pilot areas and operational model implementation.
- Provide advice and support in the establishment of funds in cases where these are regarded as suitable micro credit delivery models.
- Cooperate with and support any institutions (such as NGOs), which operate micro credit funds on behalf of the project and monitor their performance and progress.
- Advice and support in the establishment of a monitoring system for the micro credit subcomponent.
- Follow-up, co-ordinate, troubleshoot and monitor implementation of the micro credit sub-component at all levels.
- Assess micro credit related training needs of county micro credit staff and villagers in project areas.
- Develop necessary training modules and/or other materials for training micro credit staff and villagers in micro credit related issues where required and provide training as appropriate, both on-the-job and classroom (in co-operation with the project manager).
- Provide advice to county micro-credit staff and villagers on the identification, design and implementation of appropriate income-generating/livelihood activities in rural areas and coordinate with Project Coordinator Director's staff and technical agencies to provide training and other support where required.
- Support co-ordination with other project components, especially community development.
- Participate in project meetings and workshops as required.
Organisation d'accueil : Afram Plains District Assembly
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The District Assembly carries out deliberative, legislative and executive functions for the Afram Plains District as laid out in federal statute. The duties are outlined below:
- Be responsible for the overall development of the District and ensure the preparation and submission for approval the development plan and budget for the district.
- Formulate programmes and strategies for the effective mobilization and utilization of human, physical, financial and other resources in the district.
- Promote and support productive activity and social development in the district and remove any obstacles to initiative and development.
- Be responsible for the development, improvement and management of human settlements and the environment in the district.
- Initiate, sponsor or carry out such studies as may be necessary for the discharge of any of the functions conferred under the Law or any other enactment.