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IMFUNDO TEAM IN DFID

The Imfundo team in DFID (Department for International Development) is seeking to employ someone as a temporary research assistant to help with the creation of their Knowledge Bank database and portal.

It would be ideally suited to an undergraduate or postgraduate working or living in the London area, who would like to gain some experience in the broad field of development/ education/ICTs.  They would ideally like someone to work for around 40 hours a week over the remainder of the vacation, but would also be willing to consider someone who might be available to work for a set number of hours each week during term time.

They are looking to appoint someone as soon as possible.

Contact PROFESSOR TIM UNWIN, TEAM LEADER, IMFUNDO, on 020 7917 0980.

IMFUNDO (the acquisition of knowledge; the process of becoming educated
(from the Nguni languages of Southern Africa).

 

 

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FROM CONSULTANTS FOR THE EVALUATION OF SAMCAF.

Sida - the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency - has supported the establishment and operations of SAMCAF - Southern Africa Microfinance Capacity Building Facility - for three years, between 1998 till present.

SAMCAF is a regional training facility, offering training services, training  organisation/facilitation and consultancy services. The initiative to launch SAMCAF was taken jointly by four national microfinance networks namely ZAMFI in Zimbabwe, MEA in South Africa , AMIZ and the MBT (Microbankers Trust) in Zambia together with Opportunity International (OI). These five formed the regional network SAMFIA - Southern Africa Microfinance Institutions Association, which same founding members also make up the Board of SAMCAF. Sida’s contract period with SAMCAF is drawing to a close and Sida will therefore undertake an evaluation of SAMCAF during the fall of 2001.

The ToRs for the assignment are not yet finalised but in the interest of time, Sida is requesting interested consultants to make an expression of interest with CVs attached to Sida as soon as possible. The full ToRs will subsequently be sent out to a selection of qualified consultants with an invitation to tender.

Sida is looking for a consultant or a team of consultants with in-depth knowledge of the MF industry in Southern Africa and in particular of the countries SAMCAF covers, i.e. Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Swaziland, Namibia and South Africa. In addition, the consultant(s) should have experience of MFI capacity building and training needs and should be knowledgeable about the quality standards the donor community is pursuing together with the CGAP/AFCAP program in various fields. The consultant should also be familiar with various aspects and difficulties related to supporting the development of a functioning market for MF training services in Southern Africa and should not be related to any of SAMCAF’s direct competitors.

Sida expects the assignment to be completed within 3-4 manweeks, including fieldwork. Fieldwork should preferably take place in the month of October and will entail travelling to several countries in the region. Sida’s microfinance adviser may join the consultant(s) for some of the fieldwork and interviews but will not contribute to the report other than by commenting on the final draft.

Please send your expressions of interest by mail or e-mail to: Per Dans, copy: Camilla Bengtsson, INEC/NARING, Sveavägen 20, S-105 25 Stockholm, Sweden, per.dans@sida.se
(copy: camilla.bengtsson@sida.se)