Zafen/Fonkoze recruiting in Haiti- 2 positions: Administrator and Business Analyst

Background:
Fonkoze, in partnership with the Haitian Diaspora, the Vincentian Family and DePaul University (Chicago, USA), is developing, implementing, launching, and will be maintaining a multi-lingual website with many of the attributes of a Person-to-Person (P2P) lending model, such as the KIVA.org website, though also with several distinctions. The goal is to increase access to capital for both rural and urban productive and social entrepreneurs throughout all of Haiti, focusing on small and medium enterprises primarily.

The site will allow Haitians living abroad and other friends of Haiti worldwide to make informed, secure and easy choices with regard to where they wish to donate or loan funds to sustainable community projects in Haiti. In fact, one of the distinctive elements of the site is that the projects featured will meet specific criteria for positive economic development impact and/or sustainability so that their current need for funding will decrease consistently over time.
The website has been created by DePaul University and will then be maintained on an ongoing basis by Fonkoze, who will also serve as the content manager, coordinated by a joint steering committee for the collaboration. In order to manage the operation of the site and populate the site with productive, effective, viable and attractive projects to which stakeholders may then contribute or loan funds, it is imperative to put together a Project Management Team in Haiti. We are now looking for an Administrator/Junior Business Analyst in Haiti, below details of the main duties.

Administrator(HAITI)

1) Responsibilities as Administrator:

* WEBSITE:       Handle incoming and outdoing administrative data, including:
* Add, modify, and delete information on the Zafen website as needed to update or correct profiles posted;
* Change profile funding status (to “funded” once funded, or otherwise);
* Enter disbursement and repayment information

* Office and Operations administrative support:
* Support process of work flow;
* Manage the intake process for enterprise applications;
* Catalog inquiries and assign to a BA for follow up (cataloging the assignment);
* Notify BAs of profile assignments;
* Support Project Director from admin perspective in terms of ensuring follow up to finalize BA profile submissions and completion of final versions.
* Provide communications, logistics, planning and preparation support to the HPD
* Support in operations needs and problem-solving for Zafen events, activities, and daily operations.
* Support processing of expenses, Zafen resource management, and payroll (support communications and relationships with payroll, finance and other administrative operations at Fonkoze on behalf of Zafen).

2) Responsibilities as Junior Business Analyst:

–          Shadow HPD or Sr. BAs for initial profile development processes and training;
–          Take advantage of financial literacy and business development resources and courses as available (invest in continual capacity development in role as BA);
–          Develop Business Profiles as assigned by the Project Director, reviewing client requests for funding and conducting due diligence process for each request and profile, with in person visits and follow-up,  taking into consideration financial feasibility of proposed business plan, economic sustainability for the business itself, as well as for the community at large, prioritizing job creation and job training, legal and living wage, investment in community resources, and environmental sustainability;
–          Examine business plans, financial statements, budget proposals and cost analysis with applicant businesses; provide guidance, support, or linkages to resources for financial literacy and capacity enhancement of applicant businesses;
–          Develop, write and submit comprehensive business profiles of each applicant business engaged, utilizing the Zafen templates and guidance of the HPD;
–          Actively seek out and identify potential clients and partnerships with NGOs, to propose to Project Director as potential candidates (SMEs and social enterprises or the community organizations themselves) to be featured on Zafen.org;
–          Under Project Director direction, track projects assigned to you as the Business Analyst, and work with Project Director on revisions of profiles, prior to HPD’s submission for review by the Zafèn Steering Committee;

–          Understand scope, priority and timelines of deliverables of Zafen team and the Business Analyst role within that team;
–          Participate and contribute to trainings, shadow exercises (group interviews for profiles) and other capacity development sessions for Zafen;
–          Identify opportunities to improve existing conditions and processes and contribute those ideas as part of the Zafen team;
–          Under the support of the HPD, work with developers and technology managers to develop and track project work plans;
–          Provide weekly written and verbal updates/status reports to HPD on progress of profiles, issues requiring support to address, or other relevant issues (in addition to daily, more immediate information to be shared with HPD);
–          Capture your clients’ progress ,sharing your updates with the HPD and Zafen team, in order to give regular and consistent updates in the online system;
–          Attend and participate in regular Zafen (or broader Fonkoze) meetings to resolve issues, share information or resources and remain updated on general operations;
–          Follow or share  Zafen meeting minutes and proactively follow-up on action items assigned to you;
–          Submit pre-field-trip cost estimates, track receipts and spending, and submit well-organized expenses in the appropriate format, in a timely manner;
–          Visit clients in the different regions throughout Haiti, identify business development needs to be addressed through training or mentoring and share information with HPD;
–          Elaborate collection/repayment process throughout regions with management team;
–          Do what is possible to insure the success of the team operations in Haiti and of Zafen.org.

Qualifications and Competencies
The Administrator/Junior Business Analyst must have the following qualifications:

1.      A university degree or equivalent in business administration, accounting, international sustainable development, social work, or economics (a Masters degree preferred);
2.      At least 5 years of professional experience in Haiti;
3.      Excellent professional business report writing skills in English;
4.      Excellent data processing and website data management skills;
5.      Strong will to problem-solve, resourceful initiative, and sense of humor;
6.      Exceptional skills in business analysis (business plan review, due diligence review, ROI analysis, etc.) (Will work on developing these skills)
7.      Experience and an understanding of sustainable community development processes and facilitation.
8.      Languages: English and Creole

Send resume to Regine Alexandre: ralexandre@fonkoze.org -Deadline July 10th.

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Consultant – Zafèn Business Analyst/Facilitator (HAITI)
Background:
Fonkoze, in partnership with the Haitian Diaspora, the Vincentian Family and DePaul University (Chicago, USA), is developing, implementing, launching, and will be maintaining a multi-lingual website with many of the attributes of a Person-to-Person (P2P) lending model, such as the KIVA.org website, though also with several distinctions. The goal is to increase access to capital for both rural and urban productive and social entrepreneurs throughout all of Haiti, focusing on small and medium enterprises primarily.

The site will allow Haitians living abroad and other friends of Haiti worldwide to make informed, secure and easy choices with regard to where they wish to donate or loan funds to sustainable community projects in Haiti. In fact, one of the distinctive elements of the site is that the projects featured will meet specific criteria for positive economic development impact and/or sustainability so that their current need for funding will decrease consistently over time.
The website has been by DePaul University but will be maintained on an ongoing basis by Fonkoze, who will also serve as the content manager, coordinated by a joint steering committee for the collaboration. In order to manage the operation of the site and populate the site with productive, effective, viable and attractive projects to which stakeholders may then contribute or loan funds, it is imperative to put together a Project Management Team in Haiti. We are now looking for a Business Analysts in Haiti, below details of the main duties.

1) Responsibilities:
–          Develop Business Profiles as assigned by the Project Director, reviewing client requests for funding and conducting due diligence process for each request and profile, with in person visits and follow-up,  taking into consideration financial feasibility of proposed business plan, economic sustainability for the business itself, as well as for the community at large, prioritizing job creation and job training, legal and living wage, investment in community resources, and environmental sustainability;
–          Examine business plans, financial statements, budget proposals and cost analysis with applicant businesses; provide guidance, support, or linkages to resources for financial literacy and capacity enhancement of applicant businesses;
–          Develop, write and submit comprehensive business profiles of each applicant business engaged, utilizing the Zafen templates and guidance of the HPD;
–          Actively seek out and identify potential clients and partnerships with NGOs, to propose to Project Director as potential candidates (SMEs and social enterprises or the community organizations themselves) to be featured on Zafen.org;
–          Under Project Director direction, track projects assigned to you as the Business Analyst, and work with Project Director on revisions of profiles, prior to HPD’s submission for review by the Zafèn Steering Committee;

–          Understand scope, priority and timelines of deliverables of Zafen team and the Business Analyst role within that team;
–          Participate and contribute to trainings, shadow exercises (group interviews for profiles) and other capacity development sessions for Zafen;
–          Identify opportunities to improve existing conditions and processes and contribute those ideas as part of the Zafen team;
–          Under the support of the HPD, work with developers and technology managers to develop and track project work plans;
–          Provide weekly written and verbal updates/status reports to HPD on progress of profiles, issues requiring support to address, or other relevant issues (in addition to daily, more immediate information to be shared with HPD);
–          Capture your clients’ progress ,sharing your updates with the HPD and Zafen team, in order to give regular and consistent updates in the online system;
–          Attend and participate in regular Zafen (or broader Fonkoze) meetings to resolve issues, share information or resources and remain updated on general operations;
–          Follow or share  Zafen meeting minutes and proactively follow-up on action items assigned to you;
–          Submit pre-field-trip cost estimates, track receipts and spending, and submit well-organized expenses in the appropriate format, in a timely manner;
–          Visit clients in the different regions throughout Haiti, identify business development needs to be addressed through training or mentoring and share information with HPD;
–          Elaborate collection/repayment process throughout regions with management team;
–          Do what is possible to insure the success of the team operations in Haiti and of Zafen.org.

Qualifications and Competencies
The Business Analyst must have the following qualifications:

1.      A university degree or equivalent in business administration, accounting, international sustainable development, social work, or economics (a Masters degree preferred);
2.      At least 5 years of professional experience in Haiti;
3.      Excellent professional business report writing skills in English;
4.      Exceptional skills in business analysis (business plan review, due diligence review, ROI analysis, etc.)
5.      Experience and an understanding of sustainable community development processes and facilitation.
6.      Languages: English and Creole

Send resume to Regine Alexandre: ralexandre@fonkoze.org -Deadline July 15th.

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