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Accion International
Cambridge
United States

About Early DAWN Microfinance Company (“DAWN”)

 

DAWN is a microfinance institution that currently serves over 120,000 clients in 33 Branches throughout lower Myanmar. It is a fast growing company with over 400 employees, with plans to expand to new regions, to serve additional segments of clients with new and better products and services, to introduce innovations based on technology, and with an obvious need for more staff and additional departments and positions (www.dawn.com.mm).

 

Position summary

 

Accion is looking for a Chief Finance and Risk Officer for its partner institution in Myanmar, Early Dawn Microfinance Company (“DAWN”), based in Yangon. The ideal candidate will be a strategic leader with strong financial acumen and with previous experience in banking or Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in Myanmar or South East Asia.

 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, and a key member of the Senior Management Team, the Chief Finance and Risk Officer is accountable for the financial, accounting, compliance, and risk management of the Institution.

Early Dawn Microfinance Company, Yangon
Myanmar

To Apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter, and brief writing (2-3 pages) sample by email to the Partnership for Responsible Financial Inclusion. 

E-mail:  info@microfinanceceoworkinggroup.org

Subject: Blogging and Social Media Intern // Last Name, First Name

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

 

Desired Start Date: January 8, 2018

Duration: minimum of 4 months (to be determined with selected candidate)

Internship Type: Unpaid

Desired Time Commitment: 15- 20 hours per week

Location: Chicago, IL or Boston, MA

 

About the Partnership for Responsible Financial Inclusion:

The Partnership for Responsible Financial Inclusion (PRFI, formerly the Microfinance CEO Working Group) is a collaborative effort by the CEOs of ten leading global organizations whose impact is felt in 86 countries on five continents, and whose products and services are designed to offer support and opportunity to millions of low-income people around the world. Its members include Accion, Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance, BRAC, CARE USA’s Access Africa, FINCA, Grameen Foundation, Opportunity International, Pro Mujer, VisionFund International, and Women’s World Banking. Harnessing the power of the CEOs and their senior managers, the PRFI advocates for responsible financial services and seeks catalytic opportunities to accelerate financial access to the unserved. Its agenda is both industry-facing, working with participants in financial inclusion, and outward-facing, addressing the broader community, especially those who support, influence and set the environment for the industry. The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion presently houses the secretariat for the Partnership for Responsible Financial Inclusion.

Accion International
Cambridge
United States

To Apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter, and brief data analysis writing sample by email to the Partnership for Responsible Financial Inclusion. 

E-mail:  info@microfinanceceoworkinggroup.org

Subject: Research and Data Management Intern // Last Name, First Name

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

 

Desired Start Date: January 8, 2018

Duration: minimum of 4 months (to be determined with selected candidate)

Internship Type: Unpaid

Desired Time Commitment: 15- 20 hours per week

Location: Chicago, IL or Boston, MA

 

About the Partnership for Responsible Financial Inclusion:

The Partnership for Responsible Financial Inclusion (PRFI, formerly the Microfinance CEO Working Group) is a collaborative effort by the CEOs of ten leading global organizations whose impact is felt in 86 countries on five continents, and whose products and services are designed to offer support and opportunity to millions of low-income people around the world. Its members include Accion, Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance, BRAC, CARE USA’s Access Africa, FINCA, Grameen Foundation, Opportunity International, Pro Mujer, VisionFund International, and Women’s World Banking. Harnessing the power of the CEOs and their senior managers, the PRFI advocates for responsible financial services and seeks catalytic opportunities to accelerate financial access to the unserved. Its agenda is both industry-facing, working with participants in financial inclusion, and outward-facing, addressing the broader community, especially those who support, influence and set the environment for the industry. The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion presently houses the secretariat for the Partnership for Responsible Financial Inclusion.

Accion International
Cambridge
United States

About Accion

 

Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of – or poorly served by –  the financial sector. For more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries. More at http://www.accion.org. 

 

About Venture Lab

 

Accion Venture Lab is the world’s leading seed-stage investor in fintech for the underserved. Venture Lab invests capital in, and provides support to, innovative fintech startups that increase access to, improve the quality of, or reduce the cost of financial services for the underserved at scale. Since launching in 2012, Venture Lab has deployed over US$10 million across more than 30 startups that work in over 20 countries worldwide.

 

Position Summary 

 

We are currently recruiting a Summer Associate who will be based in Washington, DC. The role is highly entrepreneurial, spanning emerging market venture investing, consulting/management, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on cutting edge innovation in financial inclusion. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on live deals, and will work with the team to define a meaningful project and deliverable (e.g., sector report, market overview) to complete during the internship period.

Accion International
Washington
United States

About Accion:

 

Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of – or poorly served by –  the financial sector. For more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries. More at http://www.accion.org. 

 

About Venture Lab:

 

Accion Venture Lab is the world’s leading seed-stage investor in fintech for the underserved. Venture Lab invests capital in, and provides support to, innovative fintech startups that increase access to, improve the quality of, or reduce the cost of financial services for the underserved at scale. Since launching in 2012, Venture Lab has deployed over US$10 million across more than 30 startups that work in over 20 countries worldwide.

 

Position Summary 

 

We are currently recruiting a Summer Associate who will be based in Washington, DC with potential travel to work on a project with one of our Portfolio Companies. The role is highly entrepreneurial, spanning emerging market venture investing, consulting/management, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on cutting edge innovation in financial inclusion. Successful candidates will have the opportunity provide post-investment support to a portfolio company, and will work with the team to define a meaningful project and deliverable (e.g., sector report, market overview, portfolio support) to complete during the internship period.

Accion International
Washington
United States