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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program The Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP)
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program Table of Contents What is EMDAP? -Program OverviewProgram Overview -Where Does EMDAP Operate?Where Does EMDAP Operate? -What Types of Assignments Are Possible?What Types of Assignments Are Possible? -Who Is Eligible to Apply?Who Is Eligible to Apply? -What Will You Get From EMDAP?What Will You Get From EMDAP? -What is Included in the Grant Package?What is Included in the Grant Package? Application and Selection Process -How To ApplyHow To Apply -Selection/Notification -Pre-Departure/Additional TrainingsPre-Departure/Additional Trainings -Contact UsContact Us Frequently Asked Questions & Program Timeline - Frequently Asked QuestionsFrequently Asked Questions - Program TimelineProgram Timeline EMDAP Alumni Profiles - Alumni Profile: Lumas KendrickAlumni Profile: Lumas Kendrick - Alumni Profile: Kelly WillisAlumni Profile: Kelly Willis - Alumni Profile: Jeannette DempseyAlumni Profile: Jeannette Dempsey
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program WHAT IS EMDAP?
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program Program Overview The Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP) is a cooperative activity between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Institute of International Education (IIE). EMDAP is an opportunity for U.S. MBA candidates and students in graduate international development programs to contribute to business development in emerging markets by using their knowledge of business management practices to identify business solutions in diverse situations. This contributes to achieving USAIDs objectives abroad specifically, broad-based economic development. The EMDAP offers students the opportunity to gain ten months of business experience in an international setting, while receiving a grant to cover working and living expenses abroad, health insurance and round trip airfare to their assignments. EMDAP Class of 1998-99
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program Program Overview (cont) To date, ten groups of Advisers have participated in the program, providing business assistance to 133 businesses and organizations in 38 countries assisted by the USAID. The 147 Advisers represent 69 U.S. graduate schools. Advisers are selected through an open, merit-based national competition. The 2002-2003 group of Advisers departed in September for assignments in Jordan, South Africa, Bangladesh, Croatia, Mexico and Mozambique. For the 2003-2004 cycle, placements may include countries in Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean, the Asia/Near East and Eastern Europe & Eurasia. Number of Participants: 1992 93 1994 95 1995 96 1996 97 1997 98 1998 99 1999 00 2000 01 2001 02 2002- 03 16111615132315 1112
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program Where does EMDAP Operate? Assignment Countries Since 1992: 38 BangladeshIndonesiaPanama BarbadosJordanPeru BoliviaKazakhstanThe Philippines BotswanaKenyaRussia ChileKyrgyzstanSouth Africa CroatiaMadagascarSt. Lucia DominicaMalawiSt. Vincent & The The GambiaMali Grenadines GhanaMexicoTanzania GrenadaMoroccoTrinidad & Tobago GuatemalaMozambiqueUganda GuineaNepalZambia HaitiNicaragua Zimbabwe
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program What Types of Assignments are Possible? Areas of assistance vary widely from assignment to assignment, but skills most frequently required are: Financial planning and cost control Loan portfolio tracking and analysis, including microfinance Production efficiency and quality control Marketing and trade: import/export Human resource development/management Information systems and data base management Strategic/business planning A Directors meeting at ProMujer, Bolivia Jeannette Dempsey (98-99)
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program What Types of Assignments are Possible? (cont) Assignments in Eastern Europe/ Eurasia tend to focus on Business Assistance and Business Education Centers, where local small and medium enterprises receive business management and import-export advice and training. Candidates interested in these assignments should have backgrounds in marketing, trade and import-export. Language skills in Russian and/or a Central Asian language required. Eastern Europe / Eurasia EMDAP Adviser Sherry Sposeep (01-02), left, with colleagues in a yurt in Kyrgyzstan
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program What Types of Assignments are Possible? (cont) Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean Assignments in Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean vary, depending on the needs of the local business community. Examples of past assignments include strategic planning; information technology; banking; agribusiness. Ecomaya head office, assignment of Jennifer Straghalis (01-02) Flores, Guatemala
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program What Types of Assignments are Possible? (cont) Assignments in Asia & the Near East range in focus from Information technology companies, trade and investment organizations, human resource development and/or management consulting companies. Candidates for these assignments should have a background in marketing/public relations, finance or accounting, consulting, IT or telecommunications. Asia & the Near East An information technology firm in Jordan
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program What Types of Assignments are Possible? (cont) In all regions, some assignments have focused on two areas of service, Microfinance or Business Development Services: Microfinance assignments require candidates with a background in banking, finance, accounting, or loans. Business Development Services assignments require candidates with a background in marketing/ public relations, IT-related or communications technology training. Candidates selected for a microfinance or a business development services assignment will attend a three-week summer training course. All costs associated with this course are program- funded and attendance will be mandatory.
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program Who is Eligible to Apply? Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited US graduate business management program or International Management/Finance program. While most advisers return to complete their degree after the period abroad, recently graduated candidates will be considered. Any candidate who has been out of school for more than one semester will not be considered. The applicants US academic institution must approve the ten- month leave between the first and second year of the business program and endorse the candidacy of the applicant. A minimum of two - three years previous work experience in such areas as: marketing, banking, finance, business management, information systems management, and consulting.
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program What Will You Get From EMDAP? Contribute to emerging market business development by using your knowledge of business management practices to identify business solutions in diverse situations. Gain one year professional, hands-on work experience in a developing economy. Work at a mid-managerial level. Increase the value of your professional skills for your future career. Benefit from the unique opportunity to network with international businesses and NGOs. Become a published author with the publication of the EMDAP Case Study book. Experience conducting business in a global economy. Receive specialized training (MF & BDS). Immerse yourself in the local culture during the 10-month assignment. EMDAP Adviser Todd Trickler (98-99), right, in Panama
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program What is included in the Grant Package? Stipend Housing Allowance Medical and Accident Insurance Round-Trip International Airfare to Assignment Visa Settling In Allowance Required Inoculations Pre-Departure Trainings Laptop for Assignment ProArte, Nicaragua
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program APPLICATION and SELECTION PROCESS
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program How To Apply You are required to submit an application either online or via hard copy. 1. The Application: Instructions for completing the application are included both online and in the application packet. 2.The Personal Statement: In your personal statement indicate: a.Your academic and professional objectives in seeking this assignment; b. how this opportunity fits into your long-term career plans; c. what specific contribution, you expect to make, using your business and professional skills; d. your reasons for wanting to apply your skills in developing countries; e. how you would share these experiences upon return to the United States. EMDAP Application Packet -EMDAP Program Application -Personal Statement -Resume -Foreign Language Evaluation -School Endorsement -Official Transcripts -Two Letters of Recommendation from your school or university -At Least One Letter of Reference from a former employer
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program How To Apply (cont) 3. Your Resume or Curriculum Vitae 4. The Foreign Language Evaluation Report: Provided both online and in application packet. This form must be completed by a college or university faculty member in order to attest to competency in the language stated by the applicant. 5. School Endorsement: A form is included both online and in the application packet. Have the form completed by your school, showing the university seal. 6. Transcripts: Include official transcripts from your current and past academic institutions. 7. Two Academic Letters of Recommendation: Have both typed on institution/university letterhead. Letters must include your name and program name at the top and comment on your: a. level of maturity; b. adaptability and flexibility; c. your ability to successfully complete an assignment abroad in the developing world. 8. At least one Professional Letter of Reference: Obtain letter from a current or former employer that speaks to your professionalism and maturity in a work environment.
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program Application Deadline FEBRUARY 7, 2003
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program Selection/Notification EMDAP Advisers are identified through an open competition and are selected on the basis of merit from among top U.S. MBA and graduate degree candidates. During the EMDAP National Screening Panel (NSP), an independent group comprised of 3 4 business school professionals and a representative of the private sector review, rate and rank all eligible applicants. Preference is given to applicants with: At least two - three years of previous management experience Academic achievement in business management coursework Foreign language competency (where applicable) A commitment to work in the developing world The maturity and flexibility to work in new, often unsupervised situations
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program Selection/Notification (Cont) The NSP: recommends qualified applicants for candidacy as an EMDAP Adviser. Both recommended and non- recommended applicants are notified of the outcome of their application following the NSP. A ssignment Identification: IIE and USAID/Washington program managers with the assistance of each cooperating USAID field mission identify worldwide assignments. Matching Process: Mission officers match candidate credentials with the requirements of the assignments they have identified. The Scope of Work : If short-listed for an assignment, candidates will be sent a Scope of Work, which describes the available position in that country.
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program Selection/Notification (Cont) Telephone Interviews: arranged between short-listed candidates and host organizations once mutual interest in the assignment is determined. IIE Interviews: candidates are interviewed by IIE in order to ascertain expectations of the EMDAP assignment, communicate program performance expectations, and confirm commitment to the ten-month in-country assignment and case study requirement. Official Notification: If the outcome of the telephone interviews are satisfactory to the candidate, the host organization, and IIE, the candidate will be contacted in order to officially 'offer' them the placement opportunity.
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program Pre-Departure/Additional Training 1)Pre-Departure Orientation (August 2003): Meet fellow EMDAP Advisers, hear past Advisers experiences, learn more about EMDAP policies and procedures, and confer with various USAID officials. The orientation will also address cross-cultural communication, international health, the writing of the EMDAP case study and other useful information. 2) Microfinance (MF) or a Business Development Services (BDS) Training (July 2003): If you are selected for either a MF or BDS assignment, you will be required to attend additional training that will take place in the summer. The SOW will indicated if the assignment will require additional training. The Business Development Services training - Glasgow, Scotland. The Microfinance training - Boulder, Colorado. Attendance at all the required trainings is mandatory as part of your EMDAP/IIE assignment!
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program Contact Us Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program Institute of International Education 1400 K Street, NW Suite 650 Washington, DC 20005 Tel: (202) 326.7710 Fax: (202) 326.7698 Email: emdap@iie.orgemdap@iie.org www.iie.org/pgms/emdap/ A woman weaving outside Sucre, Bolivia; microfinance assignment 1998.
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program Frequently Asked Questions & Program Timeline
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  • Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program Frequently Asked Questions 1) Can I choose the country to which I want to go? Applicants are asked to prioritize the world areas they would prefer as assignment location; however, the EMDAP cannot guarantee that applicants will be placed in the area of choice. Placements are made based on the compatibility of business skills and language ability with job descriptions. 2) Where will the assignments be? The assignments vary year by year and are determined by the response of the USAID field missions abroad. Usually...

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