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Enterprise Development Officer

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
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Personne ressource : Molly Buckley
Courriel : molly@akfc.ca
Pays : Kenya
Ville : Mariakani
Secteur : Entreprises et autres services
Description du stage : The objectives of CRSP K's Microenterprise Unit are to create and increase rural employment opportunities; increase rural incomes and improve reliability of sources of income; diversify rural income and employment opportunities so as to ensure sustained improvements in the livelihoods of the poor; and have a clear understanding of the market dynamics of the sub-sectors that the target population is involved in so as to guard against income variations.

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

Overseas
During the 8-month placement, the intern will:
- Assist in the development of a rural enterprise strategy
- Assist in identification and analysis of potential rural enterprises and put in place a process for rolling out the strategy
- Refine the focus and scaling up of existing enterprise interventions
- Initiate production and supply chains that ensure farmers are clustered into production units that meet minimum economies of scale and ensure their long term business profitability
- Coordinate research and development of new enterprise product lines in liaison with the farmers and potential markets
Organisation d'accueil : Coastal Rural Support Programme (Kenya)
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : CRSP, K was initiated in 1997 with the aim of improving rural livelihoods of poor households in Kwale district. The program provides relevant knowledge, skills, linkages and grant support to communities to enable them improve production and incomes. Lessons from this process will enable CRSP to develop and demonstrate a model/approach for community development replicable for other coastal communities.