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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org