Micro-Finance Training Advisor

Position: Micro-Finance Training Advisor

Employer: WUSC (World University Services of Canada

Location: Sarashwatinagar & Kathmandu, NEPAL

Deadline: June 30, 2019

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: June 30, 2019

Full Description

Brief Description:

Flexible duration (3-9 months)

Departure date is contingent upon completion of administrative file and approval of visa. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and position will remain open until filled.

Uniterra is a leading Canadian international volunteer cooperation and development program, jointly implemented by the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and World University Service of Canada (WUSC).

Uniterra contributes to improving the socio-economic conditions of poor and marginalized communities in 14 countries and with over 200 partners in Africa, Asia and the Americas through the exchange of expertise and knowledge of Canadian and international volunteers. Uniterra believes that economic growth, when inclusive, is the most powerful driver of poverty reduction. The purpose of the Uniterra program is to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations by stimulating growth and facilitating access to the benefits of growing and diversified markets. To make this happen, we are working with our local partners to enhance the income of poor and marginalized women and youth through better access to employment and income generation opportunities. Uniterra country program staff work with our local partners to design Uniterra assignments in the context of the country strategy, supporting the inclusion of women and youth in key economic subsectors.

For more information on the Uniterra program, our approach and countries of focus please visit: Uniterra.ca.


The Centre for Microfinance (CMF) Nepal was established to strengthen the capacity of microfinance institutions and enable them to provide savings, credit, and other financial services to the poor, with women as a focal point. CMF runs a wide range of programs designed to meet the emerging needs of microfinance institutions and its members. It engages in training, technical assistance, advisory services, research, knowledge management, policy advocacy, publication and documentation, dissemination of best practices, and networking with national and international development organizations to promote and strengthen the microfinance sector. CMF is an autonomous, privately- owned national network organization that works to strengthen the microfinance sector and its member associations, institutions, and individuals with a vision of sustainable access to microfinance services for the poor. Please visit http://www.cmfnepal.org.

CMF is seeking a volunteer Micro-FinanceTraining Advisor for capacity building of its member organizations.

- Provide support in reviewing the existing training curricula for microfinance professionals (national and international);
- Provide guidance in developing various training curricula and manuals;
- Train existing in-house training facilitators;
- Provide guidance in organizing national and international training sessions and workshops;
- Ensure the participation of women and youth, as well as their representation, in all activities of and all program benefits; and
- Write reports required by CMF and the Uniterra program.

- Bachelor’s degree in finance or a related field
- Minimum of three years’ work experience in a related field
- Ability to work in a large organization
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in cross-cultural environments
- Demonstrated coaching or mentorship skills, including tact and professionalism
- Written and oral fluency in English

- Support and guidance prior to departure and while on assignment in country.
- Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
- In-country orientation and briefing upon arrival in-country.
- Language training in-country where required.
- Return flights, visas and work permits.
- Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials.
- Health insurance.
- Modest monthly living allowance while overseas.
- Accommodation while overseas.
- Vacation leave entitlement.
- Return debriefing in Canada after completion of assignment. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
- An incredible opportunity to enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!

- Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada between the age of 18-70.
- Departure date is contingent upon the timely completion of all administrative requirements (e.g. visa processes, medical clearance, police checks, travel documentation).
- With the support of the program, all volunteers shall undertake to make a minimum financial contribution of $1,500 for participating in the program.

You must ensure that you have a SYGESCA session open and that your profile contains a curriculum vitae before applying for the position.

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