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Solidarity Bankers: six missions to be filled with the Foundation’s partners


| 22.06.2021 | Crédit Agricole Group

 

Three online and three field Solidarity Bankers’ missions are currently available on behalf of the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation.

 

Solidarity Bankers is a skills volunteering programme launched by the Foundation and Crédit Agricole S.A. in 2018 and aimed at all Crédit Agricole Group employees. The programme has a twofold objective: on the one hand, support microfinance institutions and social impact enterprises financed by the Foundation with technical assistance, and on the other hand, enhance the skills of Group employees who want to invest themselves in projects with high social impact.

 

The missions can take place during the Solidarity Banker’s working time and/or during holidays (volunteering).

 

Currently, six missions are available, online or in the field:

 

 

ONLINE MISSIONS

 

The experts selected for the online missions will work remotely and will devote the equivalent of one day per week, for 15 weeks, to the mission.

The three online missions are to be filled as soon as possible.

 

  • “Digital strategy” mission for OXUS (Kyrgyzstan)

 

OXUS Kyrgyzstan (OKG) is a microfinance institution that provides financial services to the working poor and under-banked in Kyrgyzstan. The institution serves 8,000 active borrowers and manages a portfolio of EUR 6.4 million.

A Solidarity Banker mission is planned from July 2021 to support OKG in the evaluation of its digitalisation processes and in the construction of a new digital strategy. The expert sought is a Crédit Agricole employee with significant experience in IT project management. Fluency in English is essential.

The mission description is available here.

 

  • “Financial Management” mission in favour of FATEN (Palestine)

 

FATEN is a microfinance institution in Palestine. The institution has more than 26,000 clients and manages a portfolio of EUR 108 million.

The selected Crédit Agricole expert will support FATEN in updating financial procedures, policies and tools. The Solidarity Banker must be fluent in English and have knowledge of international financial reporting standards and in particular of the latest changes to IFRS 16 and IFRS 9. Fluency or very good knowledge of Arabic is a plus. At a minimum, fluency in English will be required.

The mission description is available here.

 

  • « Digital Strategy » mission for Smart Credit (Moldova)

 

Smart Credit is a microfinance institution that provides financial services to socially disadvantaged people and small entrepreneurs in Moldova. The institution has more than 3,000 active borrowers and manages a portfolio of 4.4 million euros.

The Solidarity Banker will be in charge of helping to build the digital strategy of Smart Crédit. The expert is an employee of the Crédit Agricole Group who is fluent in English and has experience in IT project management.

The mission description is available here.

 

 

FIELD MISSIONS

 

The three field missions are to be filled as soon as possible, depending on the current health situation.

 

  • “Logistical support/purchasing” mission in favour of Oshun (Senegal)

 

Oshun is a social enterprise that offers inclusive solutions, especially in the form of solar-powered water kiosks, allowing the most vulnerable populations access to clean water. Oshun Senegal is completing a process of administrative and HR structuring and wishes to strengthen its support functions, primarily logistics and purchasing.

The selected Crédit Agricole expert will support Oshun in setting up procedures to simplify and secure logistics, procurement and supply management, and strengthen the staff involved. The mission will last 10 days, first remotely from France and then on the ground in Senegal if health conditions allow. The Solidarity Banker must have solid experience in logistics and procurement management and, ideally, experience in training and coaching in the field of procurement.

The mission description is available here.

 

  • « LBC-FT » mission for SEF (South Africa)

 

SEF is a microfinance institution that provides loans through a network of 98 branches in South Africa. The institution has 225,317 active borrowers and manages a portfolio of more than EUR 45 million.

The selected Crédit Agricole expert is responsible for supporting the Quality and Compliance Department and the Training Department in developing relevant training materials on AML/CFT issues for employees. The Solidarity Banker must have at least 5 years of experience in compliance.  The mission will last two weeks, including 10 days in the field.

The mission description is available here.

 

  • « Marketing » mission for Lazika Capital (Georgia)

 

Lazika Capital is a Tier 2 microfinance institution in Georgia. The organisation operates through 18 branches in western Georgia.

The selected Crédit Agricole expert will be responsible for evaluating the organisation’s marketing strategy and actions, as well as developing a marketing plan for mid-2021/2020. The Solidarity Banker must have a solid experience in marketing. A good mastery of English is required. The mission will last 20 days, including 10 days in the field.

The mission statement is available here.


How to apply?

 

To discover the details of the missions:

  1. Go to the CA Solidaires website: tab “Get involved” then “Solidarity leave“.
  2. Click on the offer of your choice. You will find all the necessary information for your application.

 

For more information, you can contact: cecile.delhomme@credit-agricole-sa.fr