The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) funds the Responsible Microfinance Facility (RMF), which launched operations in January 2015 and is working to build capacity and improve practice in social performance management (SPM) in the Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East North Africa Regions. The Social Performance Task Force is managing the RMF, in collaboration with the Smart Campaign. One type of activity that the RMF will implement is trainings for technical assistance providers on specific areas of SPM.
This training for TA providers is designed to explore in depth one specific area of SPM, with the goal of building expertise that they can apply to their work helping financial institutions to improve their SPM practices. The course is not introductory, but intended to build on participants' previous experience with SPM and to strengthen their abilities as technical assistance providers. The specific area of SPM to be covered in the training will depend on demand. The training curriculum will integrate lecture, case study examples, interactive group exercises, practice using tools, and discussion.
All TA providers who have some knowledge of SPM and experience working in the microfinance sector are welcome to apply. You will be asked to submit your CV along with this application form.
Language of Instruction
This training may be offered in English or French. This application form will ask you for your preferred language.
Registration for this training is free. Additionally, the training will provide lunch at no cost each day to participants. However, all applicants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the training site, and for their own lodging. Participants will not receive a per diem allowance or be remunerated for their time.
All participants must bring a laptop to this training.
Date of the Training
The RMF is not able to schedule the trainings in advance of reviewing the applications. The form below asks for your preferred timing for the training. If you are selected to attend the training, the RMF will do its best to accommodate your request.
Location of the Training
To be determined. The RMF will not decide in which country to hold the trainings until it receives applications and therefore knows the countries of residence of interested parties. RMF will do its best to hold the trainings either in trainees' countries of residence, or in a country to which travel is relatively easy.
Deadline to Submit Application
None. RMF accepts applications on a rolling basis.