A young, vibrant NGO working in community development runs a microcredit project in 5 villages, a playgroup/kindergarten for village children, and after-school learning-support classes for children in 6 villages. Inter-village events are also organized. There is a good team atmosphere in this locally run organization with basic facilities.
The Microfinance Officer would help to set up training programs and administrative systems, and would join in thinking about strategy. The team is young and enthusiastic but lacks administrative and training skills.
They need someone with a passion to see the poor released from poverty and an understanding of the role that microcredit can play. Educational background in community development or finance would be helpful but not necessary. The right person must be flexible, able to adapt easily, and willing to help out with different jobs. S/he should be physically fit and able to travel to villages on the back of a motorbike.
*Australian citizens and/or residents only