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Company Name:
CAUSE Canada
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary and Canmore, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
International
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Master's Degree

Program Manager, Microfinance

CAUSE Canada is a Christian-motivated international humanitarian and development organization. Originally incorporated as a Canadian charitable organization in 1984, CAUSE Canada focuses its field operations in West Africa and Central America. For more information see: www.cause.ca.


The Microfinance Program Manager reports directly to the Executive Director. He or she will be responsible for program oversight including: the strategic direction, liaising with national staff, and regular reporting of microfinance operations in Honduras, Guatemala, and Sierra Leone.

This position is full-time (37.5 hour/week).


Job Responsibilities:

  • Planning, monitoring, and evaluating the program in all program countries.
  • Working with the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer in strategic decisionmaking for the program.
  • Writing reports and other planning documents as required by funding contracts.
  • Researching and analyzing best practices for the program.
  • Researching and writing funding proposals to prospective funders.
  • Regular travel to each country of operation to undertake monitoring and evaluation. (approximately 3-5 total trips per year).


Specific Tasks:

  • Research best practices and make recommendations for improvements to CAUSE Canada’s microfinance program.
  • Provide support to field staff in troubleshooting and meeting the expected program deliverables and impact.
  • Oversee CAUSE Canada’s microfinance program operations in Guatemala, Honduras, and Sierra Leone.
  • Ensure program growth and a positive impact on the beneficiaries.
  • Research and write proposals to prospective donors.
  • Prepare regular reports for current donors.
  • Develop microfinance projections for each of the program countries.
  • Take overall responsibility for program’s profitability and sustainability including cost management. The program is expected to be self-sustaining.
  • Ensure that sound controls are implemented and followed to reduce risks of losses through fraud or any other risks that may arise through inadequate policies or procedures.

Skills Required:

  • Master’s Degree in one of the following: International Development, Economics, Finance, Business Administration, or equivalent.
  • Ability to work within a Christian framework and sensitivity to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.
  • An understanding of microfinance practices in a development context.
  • Strong quantitative background, numerically competent.
  • Research and report writing skills.
  • Experienced in Excel, and familiarity with QuickBooks or similar accounting software.
  • Able to problem-solve and to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to facilitate building and maintaining of good relationships.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Experience working in a developing world context.
  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English and Spanish is required.


This position is located in either Calgary or Canmore, Alberta with the requirements to travel to Canmore for training and orientation as well as regular meetings.


Deadline for application: Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
No phone calls please.