Applying private sector experience at  Mercy Corps
Who we are <ul><li>A humanitarian aid agency with 4,000 dedicated professionals in over 40 countries. </li></ul><ul><li>An...
Where we work Emerging markets in the world ’s toughest places
Who do we hire? 90% of our 4000 staff are nationals of the countries in which we work. The remaining 10% are expatriates a...
What we look for <ul><li>People with a passion to make a difference </li></ul><ul><li>Rigorous thinkers </li></ul><ul><li>...
A  ‘typical’ career... <ul><li>North Dakota </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong </li></ul><ul><li>Georgetown </li></ul><ul><li>Bel...
How we apply business know-how <ul><li>Bank Andara Indonesia: Wholesale MFI Bank </li></ul><ul><li>KeBal Indonesia: Social...
Private sector value-add <ul><li>Financial analysis – fiscal and social ROI </li></ul><ul><li>Project & organizational man...
How do I get a job at Mercy Corps? <ul><li>Have experience living and working in the developing world. </li></ul><ul><li>U...
Don ’t get lost in translation <ul><li>Non-profit hiring managers may not immediately recognize the value of your qualific...
Elevator pitch <ul><li>Know what value you bring to the organization </li></ul><ul><li>Shareholder value =  what  in the n...
Internships at Mercy Corps <ul><li>A great way to figure out whether this is your passion.  www.mercycorps.org/jobs . Gene...
<ul><li>Go to  www.mercycorps.org/jobs  to learn more  </li></ul><ul><li>Follow us on  Twitter at @mercycorps_jobs </li></...
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Mercy Corps presentation to private sector oriented individuals who are interested in opportunities with us for the Net Impact Conference.

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Net impact presentation 102611 final

  1. 1. Applying private sector experience at Mercy Corps
  2. 2. Who we are <ul><li>A humanitarian aid agency with 4,000 dedicated professionals in over 40 countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Annual turnover of $250 million. </li></ul><ul><li>Sources of revenue: public and private grants and donations. </li></ul><ul><li>Activities: Highly entrepreneurial, market-driven, community-led programming, impact investing, and disaster relief . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where we work Emerging markets in the world ’s toughest places
  4. 4. Who do we hire? 90% of our 4000 staff are nationals of the countries in which we work. The remaining 10% are expatriates and HQ-based.
  5. 5. What we look for <ul><li>People with a passion to make a difference </li></ul><ul><li>Rigorous thinkers </li></ul><ul><li>Creative problem solvers </li></ul><ul><li>Clear communicators who can lead, share and collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>People with an interest in the world ’s toughest problems </li></ul><ul><li>Visionary social entrepreneurs and innovators </li></ul>
  6. 6. A ‘typical’ career... <ul><li>North Dakota </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong </li></ul><ul><li>Georgetown </li></ul><ul><li>Belize & Nepal </li></ul><ul><li>Thunderbird </li></ul><ul><li>Azerbaijan </li></ul><ul><li>Indonesia </li></ul><ul><li>Lebanon </li></ul><ul><li>Eritrea </li></ul><ul><li>Kosovo </li></ul><ul><li>Portland </li></ul>
  7. 7. How we apply business know-how <ul><li>Bank Andara Indonesia: Wholesale MFI Bank </li></ul><ul><li>KeBal Indonesia: Social Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>ARAB DEVELOPER NETWORK INITIATIVE Palestine: ICT sector TA & investment </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Wallets - Haiti </li></ul>
  8. 8. Private sector value-add <ul><li>Financial analysis – fiscal and social ROI </li></ul><ul><li>Project & organizational management </li></ul><ul><li>How to get things done in fast moving and complex situations </li></ul><ul><li>Market research </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder analysis </li></ul>
  9. 9. How do I get a job at Mercy Corps? <ul><li>Have experience living and working in the developing world. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand business and economics in the developing world. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the challenges of development programming. </li></ul><ul><li>US and UK opportunities. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Don ’t get lost in translation <ul><li>Non-profit hiring managers may not immediately recognize the value of your qualifications or experience. Distill it and articulate it in clear simple language. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to communicate, in a language they will understand, the value you bring to their world. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Elevator pitch <ul><li>Know what value you bring to the organization </li></ul><ul><li>Shareholder value = what in the non-profit world? </li></ul><ul><li>While you have many skills, what are the top 3 you can leverage? </li></ul><ul><li>Know the industry – do your research. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Internships at Mercy Corps <ul><li>A great way to figure out whether this is your passion. www.mercycorps.org/jobs . Generally unpaid. </li></ul><ul><li>Overseas – Full-time, usually graduate students with some previous overseas experience. </li></ul><ul><li>US – Part-time, typically do not demand graduate level education or prior experience . </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Go to www.mercycorps.org/jobs to learn more </li></ul><ul><li>Follow us on Twitter at @mercycorps_jobs </li></ul>Is the Mercy Corps team for you?

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