Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Intern

Department: Environmental Social Governance (ESG), Social Performance, Impact Assessment Education Level: Bachelor/ Master Degree Location: Yangon, Myanmar Time frame: three to six months
Your Role The intern will join the newly established Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) & Impact Department. The intern will:
  • become familiar with Maha’s operations, delivery channels and strategy;
  • gain an understanding of international microfinance social performance management standards and assessment tools;
  • be familiar with Stata/R to conduct impact evaluations;
  • contribute to study methodology used to assess the impact of Maha’s loans on poverty, business productivity, and other outcomes;
  • design surveys to assess client satisfaction, client retention, and the possible roll-out of new products;
  • conduct research and help design impact evaluation framework
  • participate in field visits to assist with data collection
  • collect qualitative information in the form of client interest stories through case studies and interviews.
  • contribute to other tasks at Maha as and when necessary.
This opportunity will allow the candidate to gain first-hand experience in a rapidly growing microfinance institution in a unique context and to make a positive impact on Maha and its end clients. Your background The ideal candidate will:
  • be familiar with the region; and
  • be familiar with microfinance and/or smallholder farmers and or agri-finance;
  • be fluent in English;
  • have strong quantitative research skills; and
  • have familiarity with dashboard software such as Tableau or Power BI.
Benefits Maha will provide the successful candidate with:
  • stipend of $1,000 per month;
  • costs for ensuring a Visa;
  • assistance in finding accommodation in Yangon;
  • use of Maha’s ferry in Yangon; and
  • phone/data allowance of 30,000 MMK monthly.
Maha Mission & Values Maha Agriculture Microfinance Private Co. Ltd. (Maha) is a licensed microfinance institution (MFI) operating in rural areas of Myanmar. Maha is owned by Myanma Awba Group, which is a large agricultural input distributor, and the International Finance Corporation, which is a member of the World Bank Group. Maha currently operates in thirty branches across eight regions, and provides financial services to over 60,000 clients, around 70% of whom live on less than US$2.50/day. Maha was founded in 2013 and has grown rapidly: our Gross Loan Portfolio is currently over US$32 million. Our vision is to be the financial service provider of choice for our rural customers, communities and stakeholders and be recognized for our agri-finance focus, innovation and high ethical standards. We aim at being a responsible financial service provider that drives rural financial inclusion while fostering innovation in everything we do and the markets we serve. Maha strives to deliver products and solutions with a customer centric approach. We believe in our people and partner in their success and we are committed to enriching the lives our rural clientele. Contact To apply, please send a CV and Cover Letter to this address recruitment@mahaawba.com