Wednesday, 29 November 2017

SEF Internship Opportunity 2017

The Small Enterprise Foundation is a microfinance NGO, with over 160 000 clients, which alleviates poverty by enabling self-employment through micro-enterprise.

The organization is dedicated to reaching the most disadvantaged in rural communities in South Africa and currently work in such communities in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West and Eastern Cape.


The Small Enterprise Foundation is looking for interns with experience and interest in the microfinance sector, and are passionate about social and economic development. 

Interns will be based at SEF's Johannesburg office, with frequent travel to Tzaneen, South Africa, but will also be required to visit staff and clients in rural areas for training, monitoring, and research. 

SEF offers all interns accommodation and a monthly stipend for the duration of their internship.

SEF is specifically looking for candidates with interest in:
  • Innovation;
  • Financial behavioral change;
  • Financial education;
  • Measuring social impact;
  • Operational and qualitative research.
Opportunities exist to support SEF staff in the following areas:
  • Product design, testing, and evaluation;
  • Social Performance Management and reporting;
  • New technology implementation;
  • Organizational development and capacity building.
  • University degree in social sciences, economics, business or related; graduate degree preferred;
  • Passion for and commitment to poverty alleviation; exposure to microfinance a plus;
  • Enthusiastic, resourceful, motivated, self-starter and a fast-learner;
  • Exceptional written, communication and presentation skills (in English);
  • Diverse technical skills, including data analytics; database and/or advanced Excel experience a plus;
  • Quantitative and qualitative research experience (academic or professional);
  • Open-minded, culturally sensitive, and eager to learn and contribute;
  • Experience or knowledge of Social Performance Management is a plus.
CLOSING: 07 Dec 2017

Interested candidates should send their CV/Resume and a cover letter to or fax to 0866 814558.

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