Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Microfinance Intern

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Fellowship in International Development Management (IDM) / Fellowship in International Microfinance and Microenterprise (IMM)
Acronyme : AKFC
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : 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).
Adresse : Constitution Square, 360 Albert Street, Suite 1220
Ottawa, Ontario,
K1R 7X7
FAX: 613-567-2532
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Molly Buckley
Courriel : molly@akfc.ca
Pays : Bangladesh
Ville : Dhaka
Secteur : Banques et services financiers
Description du stage : The MFIs funded by PKSF lend funds to the poor at the grassroots level. PKSF's mainstream credit program includes four components: Rural Microcredit, Urban Microcredit, Micro-enterprise lending and Microcredit for the ultra poor. In addition to the credit program the other major activities of PKSF include training, institution development and research.

In Canada
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 AKFC activities overseas. Outreach may include articles in local newspapers, classroom or congregational presentations, or any other activities deemed appropriate by AKFC.

During the eight-month placement, the intern will learn about microfinance programs in Bangladesh and at the same time, contribute to PKSF's institutional development program. More specifically, the intern will:
- Contribute to PKSF's research program.
- Undertake a joint research study with PKSF researchers.
- Assist PKSF's training cell to review and edit different training modules and other documents for publications.
- Organize special training courses for PKSF's junior staff members to upgrade their communication skills.
Organisation d'accueil : Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : PKSF was set up by the Government in May 1990, as a non-profit organization for the alleviation of poverty. As an apex-funding agency for microcredit, PKSF provides funds to various microfinance institutions (MFIs), mostly NGO-MFIs in Bangladesh.