Oversee and ensure the smooth, effective and successful running of the JWOC Microfinance program, ensuring that the project is executed to be best of JWOC’s capacity and ability to the benefit of the local community.
Work within the aims and vision of JWOC and in particular the Microfinance program. Namely, to improve the lives of the local community both financially and on the socio-economic level by providing access to small loans at reasonable interest rates.
Work closely with the JWOC Managing Director to ensure the Microfinance program is sustainable both financially and with regard to the skills it transfers to the local community.
Ensure that the socio-economic impact of the program is given priority, is included as an incentive for borrowers, and is measured, assessed and increased.
Work closely with the Managing Director to ensure that the Microfinance program is a strong and inter-linked part of JWOC’s overall mission and program in Cambodia.
Implement an effective method for the complete loan process, from advertising the loans through loan evaluation and approval, monitoring and collection of outstanding loans – and extending to future loan selection criteria for repeat borrowers, overall program reporting, evaluation and improvement.
Ensure maintenance of accurate and detailed financial and other records both at the micro and the macro levels for the program.
Work within the bounds of the funds available to the JWOC Microfinance program.
Oversee physical disbursement and collection of loan funds, working closely with JWOC Managing Director to ensure proper security, as well as reconciliation of all related financial accounts.
Effectively plan and manage the work of a direct employee and a team of 16 JWOC Microfinance Scholarship students.
Provide formal training and ongoing guidance to JWOC Microfinance Scholarship students to ensure their increased capacity in the area of microfinance.
Develop and deliver training to borrowers on fundamental business concepts; work with other JWOC staff members to facilitate delivery of supplemental training in areas such as hygiene and nutrition.
Oversee and implement all necessary training across JWOC more broadly to increase the competencies of Scholarship students, staff and villagers in terms of business, finance, credit, etc.
Provide regular and structured financial and impact updates to the JWOC Managing Director.
Work with the JWOC Education & Volunteer Manager to incorporate additional volunteer involvement into the Microfinance program, as appropriate.
Continually work on all areas of the program in terms of creating, strengthening, improving, documenting and implementing enhanced processes, procedures and tools.
Research, investigate, trial, assess and document further services and ideas to improve the impact of JWOC’s Microfinance program.
Minimum of 2 years experience in a financial institution
1-2 years experience in a management position
Demonstrated ability to keep accurate records and analyze data
Fluency in English
Strong computer skills including; Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, Accounting Software: QuickBooks
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
Ability to motivate and mobilize small to medium size groups (8-30), and to work well both independently and in a team
Personal characteristics: attention to detail, excellent judgment, commitment to task, integrity, honest, represents JWOC well in the community, good teacher/mentor (of scholarship students), committed to community service, timely.
Microfinance experience strongly desired
NGO or non-profit organization experience
Experience planning and conducting training
Overseas work experience is a plus
Founded in 2005, Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC) is a US-registered non-profit organization based in Siem Reap, Cambodia with an operating budget of $200,000 per year. JWOC’s mission is to ...