Milaap Fellowship

Organization
Milaap
Location
Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Trichy, Belgaum, Bhubaneshwar, Balangir, Imphal
Job Type
Internship
Deadline for Applications
10/31/2017
Contact Information
pranay@shortlist.net
Tags
Full-timeInternship

To learn more and apply, please visit: http://jobs.shortli.st/2eRkDjB

Looking for an opportunity to contribute to the development of India? Then Milaap is the place for you. Our Fellowship Program provides young professionals with the opportunity to work on the ground with rural communities, our field partners, and our borrowers to tell their story.

As a Fellow, your primary role will be to meet borrowers who have been funded by Milaap, and tell their stories. You will spend six months in a small town in rural India, and write short updates on each of the borrowers that you meet.

Key Responsibilities:

Content Creation:
– Conduct weekly review of loan profiles posted by Milaap\’s partner on the Loan Portal, conduct due diligence, and write compelling loan stories based on the information collected.
– Contribute engaging features to the Milaap blog twice a month. This could include your experiences in the field, profiles of people you interact with, writeups about the area and unique culture, or general updates relating to micro-finance.

2. Stakeholder Management:
– Interact with a variety of stakeholders from various rural and semi-urban backgrounds.
– Meet and interview borrowers funded by Milaap, verify loan data, understand how the borrowed funds were used, and write short Impact stories based on this information.
– Gather information for loan updates through a randomly picked sample of borrowers, in order to ensure the credibility of the answers

3. Process Improvement and training:
– Train Field Partner staff on Milaap processes, policies and best practices, and on using the Loan portal where required and make recommendations to make the processes and the entire exercise, if needed
– Train Field Partners to efficiently upload client profiles that are interesting, diverse and genuine

Does this sound like you?

Required:
● Impeccable written and oral communication skills in English
● High degree of flexibility and adaptability to new environments
● Understanding of Milaap’s mission and an interest in the development sector
● Minimum six-month commitment
● Minimum 21 years of age
● Proficiency in MS Office Suite and web tools (Gmail, Skype, WordPress, etc.)
● Knowledge of local language (depending on location): Hindi, Odia, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, or Manipuri

Preferred:
Experience writing engaging content
Experience in microfinance

To learn more and apply, please visithttp://jobs.shortli.st/2eRkDjB

Additional Information

Milaap is a mission driven company changing the way people fund and impact communities in need. Every day, Milaap connects hundreds of hardworking borrowers looking to start a small business, pay for education, install better facilities in their households, and more – with people around the world willing to lend and rally their friends and family with as little as $25.