Microfinance Operations Intern

Position: Microfinance Operations Intern Location: Paris, France Duration: 6 months Starting from: June / July 2018
    I. Job Description:

About the organization OXUS provides financial services to entrepreneurs and those excluded from the banking system. Created in 2005, the OXUS Group seeks to provide its clients in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan with adapted, competitive financial services while offering its investors attractive financial returns. OXUS is committed to having a positive social and environmental impact on the lives of its clients and the societies in which its MFIs operate. With over 41,000 active clients, OXUS is a leading European microfinance network supporting post-crisis countries in their recovery. Since its inception 10 years ago, OXUS has disbursed USD 288m of loans. OXUS Development Network is OXUS network’s headquarters, based in Paris, France.

About the job The intern will work in the Operations Department, which is composed of the Chief Operations Officer, 1 Senior Operation Expert, 2 Operation Experts and 1 or 2 interns. The intern will be supervised by an Operation Expert, and will, from time to time, work with other team members. The trainee will be based in Paris, and could do short-term missions in Central Asia.

II. Responsibilities Depending on the candidate’s profile and business needs during the intership, the intern will support OXUS group Operation Department, regarding selected issues amongst the following:  Assistance in the harmonization and optimization of the credit process  Support to the implementation of the new core banking system in the affiliates  Support following-up and assessing alternative delivery channels/mobile financial services pilot projects in the OXUS group  Assistance in the development and launch of new products and services, and in particular deposit services  Support in consolidating, harmonizing and improving credit-risk monitoring approaches  Participation to the observation of good practices and innovations  Update and development of the competitive intelligence for each affiliate’s country  Support of OXUS’s affiliates on any other urgent matter, related to operations. III. Qualifications and skills required  Master’s degree or equivalent  Strong motivation and interest for the microfinance sector  Excellent analytical skills  Capacity to organize and moderate a meeting  Interest in Central Asia  Fluency in English and French is a prerequisite  Good knowledge of MS Excel  Russian or Dari speaker would be a plus. IV. Conditions  Internship  6 months  Gross remuneration: 15%PMSS  50% of transports and 50% of tickets restaurant are refunded V. How to apply Please submit an application letter together with a detailed CV, in English, highlighting (1) relevant experience, proven skills, and (2) references to the following mail: sebastien;duquet@oxus-fr.org