About the Organization:
FINCA International, one of the world's leading MFIs, provides financial services to more than 950,000 clients through 21 wholly owned and operated subsidiaries in Africa, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Greater Middle East.
About the Job:
FINCA International is looking for an Executive Initiatives Intern - Spring, to be based in Washington, DC. Internship would ideally begin immediately and last 3-6 months. The intern will work with executive office staff across a number of priority initiatives.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Research and analyze best practices in the microfinance industry;
- Monitor and summarize news within and related to the microfinance industry;
- Support CEO advocacy efforts, including researching speaking and interview opportunities and drafting talking points for secured opportunities;
- Support FINCA’s internal policy development process, including researching, drafting, updating and disseminating FINCA policies for subsidiaries;
- Support the subsidiary and network performance and monitoring;
- Support development of presentations and talking points for high-level meetings;
- Support for multiple boards of directors and their quarterly meetings;
- Logistically and technically support high priority executive office projects;
- Assist with miscellaneous administrative tasks;
- Other special projects as assigned.
- Interest in and knowledge of microfinance, finance, and development issues;
- Excellent communication skills, especially written and editing;
- Exceptional research skills and experience with major research project, thesis, etc.
- Qualitative and quantitative analysis skills;
- Strong organizational skills; accuracy and attention to detail; ability to multi-task and complete projects by deadline;
- Ability to take initiative and work independently;
- International experience is beneficial;
- Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and under time pressure;
- Available 24-40 hours per week (minimum of 20 hours per week required), for 3-6 months.
Education & experience
- MBA or Graduate Program candidate (highly qualified undergraduate seniors may also apply), ideally focusing on international development, international relations, economics or a related field;
- Proficiency in a second language is highly desirable: Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic or Dari are preferred;
- Proficiency in a full range of MS Office applications (specifically, intermediate Excel proficiency); experience with Visio highly desirable;
- Biweekly Microfinance News Summaries;
- Supporting Documents for Executive Advocacy, including pitches and event briefing documents;
- Compilation, review, and distribution of Board Books (from an assistance capacity).
- Internal Policy Manual annual review and update;
- Subsidiary and network performance and resource monitoring;
- Annual MIX Market report.
Closing Date: 16 Mar 2013
How to Apply: