Junior Microfinance Consultant - PlaNet Finance, Beijing

About the Organization PlaNet Finance Group is a leading international non-profit organization with the mission to alleviate poverty through the development of microfinance. PlaNet Finance, which is headquartered in Paris, has over 1,000 staff, a worldwide network of 122 microfinance and banking experts, and is active in about 50 countries. PlaNet Finance Advisory Services is the core business of the Group, focusing on the provision of advisory services to banks, non-bank financial institutions, and other stakeholders involved in microfinance. PlaNet Finance’s clients and partners include the World Bank the International Finance Corporation, the European Union, Citi Foundation, as well as local banks and microfinance institutions.

Since 2003, PlaNet Finance China – headquartered in Beijing - has been active in over 20 provinces in China, offering advisory services and technical assistance to microfinance actors. Successful projects in China have included the establishment of Microcred, the first fully foreign-owned microcredit company in Sichuan province, and the provision of microfinance advisory and technical assistance to Harbin Bank, Changxing United Rural Bank, Beichuan Fumin Village and Township Bank, Nanjing City Commercial Bank, and CFPA Microfinance. PLANETFINANCEGROUP, PLANETFINANCECHINA

About the Junior Consultant Trainee Program The junior consultant trainee program is designed to provide recent graduates and young professionals with first-hand implementation experience in ongoing consulting projects over a 6-month period. Below are tasks you will likely work on: • Exposure to consulting and technical assistance to banks and microfinance institutions; • Exposure to training bank/MFI staff, conducting risk assessments, developing microfinance lending methodologies, and setting up and developing microfinance operations of clients; • Support the team in project tasks such as coordination, research, report writing, and translation of various documents (both CHEN and ENCH); • Provide support to local and international experts

We offer trainees excellent prospects for promotion, the chance to work in a dynamic, international work environment, and salary increase after the trial period, based on satisfactory performance review.

Location: Based in Beijing, with travel around China to deliver consultancy and TA assignments

Employment Type: Full-time, 6-month training period

Qualifications: • A university degree, preferably in economics, finance, accounting, or business related field • 1-2 years of previous work experience is preferable • Native Chinese with a strong command of English • Flexibility and willingness to travel to deliver consulting assignments • Interest in poverty alleviation, microfinance and China’s development • Highly analytical, responsible, motivated, and able to work independently • Strong communication skills and teamwork skills • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel
How to apply: 
If interested, please send an English and Chinese CV and a cover letter by January 29th, 2012 to Katy Wang at recruit@mfchina.cn with "Junior Microfinance Consultant" in the subject line.