Volunteer – SME Financing Process Analyst

CARE Australia

About the Role

The Social Impact Research Assistant Volunteer is responsible for research that supports Care Australia’s projects in the field of microfinance. The Social Impact Research Assistant volunteer will also be responsible to create a knowledge base around SME financing, support the development of microfinance processes and toolkits.

The role is expected to contribute to the achievement of CA’s theory of change and strategic intent. CA’s Theory of Change embeds gender justice and locally led approaches within a resilience framework, including in economic justice and climate justice programs. The theory of change aims to build CARE’s Gender Equality Framework into all programs with a locally led approach, and focuses on 5 key programming areas.

All CARE volunteers demonstrate a commitment to the prevention of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse and the protection of children in their work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support CA to develop and refine CA microfinance program delivery process, financial health and portfolio assessment tools in consultation with the Senior Manager – Microfinance Program Delivery
  • Support SM MPD in identifying opportunities for streamlining and improving CA Microfinance Program Delivery processes.
  • Support CA’s partner financial analysis
  • Ad-hoc tasks as required that will contribute to efficient and successful running of the program

Selection Criteria

  • Have a related banking & finance or a related discipline
  • Experience conducting financial due diligence and analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, formal documentation, presentation, facilitation and elicitation
  • Proficiency with Google Suite
  • Intermediate skills in MS Office Suite of products
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team operating remotely
  • Commitment to CA’s vision of a world without poverty
  • Available to volunteer for min. 10 hours per week. (One-hour weekly meeting with Senior Manager – Microfinance Program Delivery)

How to apply

Please refer to the Position Description on our website for more information.


For any questions regarding the role, please email Fifi Rashando on [email protected] with the subject line “SME Financing Process Analyst Enquiry”.

Applications close: 11:59pm Sunday 8th January 2023.