Introduction, AIESEC Barbados milestones
About AIESEC Barbados
Applying for MC 14/15
Welcome to new experience!
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path
and leave a trail”
Harold R. McAlindon
let me congratulate you on taking this bold step and applying for MC team
of AIESEC Barbados 14/15. The experience you are about to undertake is
unique one, because you are becoming not only part of the MC, but you are
also contributing to the creation of AIESEC in a new region, in a new
country. Together we will build the foundations upon which will the
organization stand for the following decades. This experience might one of
the toughest, but also one of the most regarding in your life.
On behalf of 13/14 team of AIESEC Barbados I wish you a lot of strength on
Adam, MCP 2013- 2015
AIESEC Barbados Milestones
June 2013: expansion initiative approved by AI; Adam Foks and
Veronika Hladikova as official expansion managers .
July 2013: AIESEC in the Czech Republic signed contract to become
country partner of AIESEC Barbados initiative.
August 2013: Expansion team arrived to Barbados, divided
responsibilities (Adam as MCP, Veronika as MC VP OD) and started
initial activities (university meetings, approaching first students, NGOs
November 2014: First OGX recruitment launched, 5 people raised
January 2014: AIESEC Barbados registered as a charity
Barbados is casual,
warm and vibrant
island in the
with population of
celebrating last year
Capital city is Bridgetown, where the only university on the island,
University of the West Indies, Cave Hill is located.
Literacy rate 97% is one of the best in Caribbean and Barbados also
belongs among Top 10 countries with the lowest public corruption rate.
Official language is English.
The main currency is Barbadian Dollar (BBD), however US Dollar
(USD) is accepted almost everywhere as well. BBD is pegged with USD
at the rate: 1 USD = 2 BBD.
Barbados- current situation
Even though its good GDP and HDI indicators of past years,
Barbados is recently facing economical decline and national
Barbadians are now more than ever before realizing that there is
no secure employment and university graduates need to built
on their leadership and soft skills already during their studies.
The island life
Barbados benefits from warm Caribbean weather
throughout the whole year, which makes it one of the top
Spending free time in Barbados can range from variety of
watersports, diving, swimming with turtles or hiking to
spending day on a beach and night in a club with glass of
world-famous Bajan rum.
AIESEC Barbados has currently two fulltime MC members, who will
re-term in 14/15.
Our OGX member Chloe has been with us since October, taking active part
in OGX recruitment and EPs care and now getting ready for OGX TML
Deshon, came across AIESEC when applying for internship. He will go for
GCDP internship in summer and will be leading GCDP IC team in
Since applying for expansion, MC team is in touched with Uni graduate
Dolly, who is helping us with legal and external issues. Together with MC
team she is signed as trustee of charity AIESEC Barbados.
Please note: due to the immigration policy of Barbados, the expansion team is required
to leave the island for couple of months with the plan to be back in Barbados during the
summer latest. During this time we to want keep as much operations as possible up and
running with our management from distance. Duties and activities on a spot shall be
performed by CEED, TMLs and newly recruited members.
Structure for Spring 2014
MC VP OD
Recruited in Feb
Recruited in Feb
MC structure 14/15
MC VP OGX+TM
MC VP iGIP/BD
MC 14/15 role
• Ensuring that entity achieves full member status within the
• Planning and execution of the plan
• Development and implementation of sustainable exchange
• Preparation and execution of conference cycle
• Coaching, mentoring and education of members of AIESEC
Barbados, developing strong leadership pipeline
• Leading and tracking members of AIESEC Barbados
• External and internal representation of AIESEC Barbados,
building strong presence of AIESEC on the Bajan market
• Networking with businesses and other organisations within
For specific functional responsibilities, please refer to the separate document
of Application Package – Job Description.
MC 14/15 profile
AIESECer who is:
• Independent, self-driven, flexible and resourceful
• Adaptable in new culture and has experience in working with
people from different background
• Ready for a challenge and don‘t give up easily
• Familiar with AIESEC 2015 and global direction and initiatives
You should have:
• Excellent level of English
• At least EB experience (completed before joining our team in
• Solution oriented mind-set
MC Life in Barbados
The term starts officially on July 1st 2014 and finishes on June 30th 2015. You
might be asked to come to Barbados before this date, dependent on how long will
processing of work permit for you take.
The accommodation and utilities will be provided for you in the MC flat for the
entire duration of term. The flat is located in a close proximity to the city centre,
shops and main business locations.
MC in Barbados is full-time commitment, being approx. 40 hours of work per week.
Weekends are mostly off, with exception for conferences, functional meetings, visits
We have not been granted office yet, however we seek to have one with the start of
upcoming term. There you should be provided your personal working space and
access to phone and internet connection. Ýou can also expect to work from home or
MC Life in Barbados
Depends on exchange performance and other revenues in 13/14 and 14/15
terms; some months with lower or no salary might be possible, especially from
the beginning of the term.
Depending on what you spend money on, you can expect to spend between
$200 – $300 USD per month on food, transportation, entertainment etc. A lot
can be saved by eating at home rather than in restaurants and fast foods.
Visa, work permit
Unless you are a CARICOM national, you will probably need to have work
permit to perform the MC role in Barbados. We will apply for the work permit
on your behalf after you are selected, as long as we have all the necessary
MCP 2013 - 2015
2009 Joined AIESEC Prague, Czech
Republic as GIP IC member and later
GIP IC team leader
Summer 2010 GCDP internship in
2011/2012 VP GIP IC, AIESEC
2012/2013 MC VP BD, AIESEC
Czech Republic; part of global ER
2013/2014 responsible for GIP IC,
BD and finance of AIESEC Barbados
MC VP OD 2013 - 2015
2009 Joined AIESEC Prague,
Czech Republic as GIP IC
2010 made a switch from ICX to
OGX as OGX TML
2011/2012 VP OGX, AIESEC
2012/2013 LCP of AIESEC
Prague with patronage of LC
expansion in Ceske Budejovice
2013/2014 responsible for
OGX, TM and Com in AIESEC
Applying for MC 14/15
What you need to send:
• Completed application questionnaire (both General and Functional
• One page autobiography
• 3 Endorsements (one from the MCP/ MC of your current entity, one from external
partner and one of your own choosing)
Personality Profile Sheet: Self vs 360 GCM Assessment and Personality Test
Video uploaded on YouTube/ Vimeo (max. 5 min)
to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com until
February 2nd 2014 11:59 PM GMT-4 (Atlantic Standard Time)
You will receive confirmation of successful submission of application
within 48 hours and will be invited for Skype interview and case study
in the upcoming week.
For more information about the application process, please refer to the
separate document: AIESEC Barbados_MC Application_14.15
Deadline for applying
Sunday, February 2nd 2014
11:59 PM GMT-4 (Atlantic
Interviews, case study
February 5th - February 8th
February 12th 2014
Find out more!
application video for expansion initiative
message about AIESEC Barbados for
AIESEC Czech Republic
for any questions don„t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org