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Mallory Forseth

Mallory Forseth

Strategic Initiatives Intern

FINCA International

International Development Professional

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FINCA International

Strategic Initiatives Intern

-Devise  business  models  for  the  opportunity  assessment  of  strategic  initiatives,  showing  expected  results, revenue  generation  and/or  contribution  to  FINCA’s  bottom  line,  operating  structure,  and  implementation plan.
-Prepare  business  plans  for  alliances  as  needed,  assist  in  negotiating  with  strategic  partners,  and  ensure that  alliances  are  formalized  appropriately,  through  appropriate  legal  vehicles.
-Identify and source the  inputs  needed  to  implement  each  initiative,  including  financial  requirements,  equipment, human  resources,  and  capacity.
-Develop  project  work  plans  and  budgets  as  needed  and  ensure  compliance  with  them  and  track  budget variances  to  ensure  that  these  are  within  acceptable  limits.
-Evaluate  the  project’s  performance  with  respect  to  its  original  objectives,  as  needed  and  identify  success factors  and  constraints  for  internal  dissemination,  and  prepare  reports.
-Ensure  that  all  grants  for  projects  are  properly  managed  and  will  ensure  that  all  programmatic  and financial  reporting  requirements  are  met  on-­time.

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