Monday, 22 June 2015

SEF Research and Development Intern 2015

Started in 1992, The Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF) is a not-for-profit, pro-poor microfinance institution. SEF aims to work towards the elimination of poverty and unemployment. This is accomplished through two programs, the Microcredit Programme (MCP) and the Tšhomišano Credit Programme (TCP). MCP focuses on existing, but generally marginal micro-enterprises and provides them with micro-loans. On the other hand, TCP strictly targets women who live below half the poverty line. SEF also provides value-add services including financial education, and partners with HIV and gender empowerment programs.


SEF is seeking a Research and Development Intern. S/he will have opportunity to learn about microfinance from South Africa’s pro-poor microcredit development agency, and gain exposure in the field.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Involved in projects like monitoring the organization's financial education program;

  • Pilot policy changes, and measure poverty outcomes;

  • Develop and maintain client services, and research potential product enhancements.


  • University degree in a Social Sciences or a quantitative field, such as Finance, Economics, Statistics, Development Studies, etc.;

  • Experience working with and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data;

  • Fluency in written and spoken English;

  • Developing country experience;

  • Ability to work in an office environment and in the field;

  • Willingness to travel for work as necessary;

  • Comfort with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint;

  • Prior work or internship experience is a plus.

Location: Tzaneen, South Africa
Closing Date: 01 Jul 2015

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates can send their resume and cover letter to

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