Below is the fellowship I am applying for. Please make sure that you read this position carefully before drafting the Goal Statement
. Just to tell you briefly about myself, I plan to graduate after pleting my MA in International Services in Dec 2007. I plan in working in the international development sector after my graduation. I have also pasted my resume below. The question that needs to be addressed in the Goal Statement
is as follows:
An Educational and Career Goal Statement
, not to exceed 350 words, describing what the applicant expects from the experience and how it will contribute to his/her professional growth.
The Deloitte Fellowship in Emergency Preparedness
The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington is requesting applications for The Deloitte Fellowship in Emergency Preparedness.
Project and Position Overview
The selected Fellow will work with Deloitte & Touche USA LLP and its project collaborator, The Nonprofit Roundtable, to develop a strategic plan that defines the National Capital Region (NCR) nonprofit sector's role in emergency response and recovery. This plan will be designed to work in concert with, and address concerns in, the NCR’s Homeland Security Strategic Plan.
The work will be performed in collaboration with nonprofit agency stakeholders and government and business leaders, including the Nonprofit Emergency Preparedness Task Force and local emergency management agencies. The Fellow will report to the Project Managers represented by each of the collaborating organizations namely, the Nonprofit Roundtable’s Emergency Preparedness Director and Deloitte & Touche USA’s Chief of Staff for Federal Government Services.
The Deloitte Emergency Preparedness Fellow will conduct the primary research and writing during three key phases of the project: Nonprofit Stakeholder Assessment, Analysis of the NCR Strategic Plan, and Roadmap Development. Some of the key tasks within each area are described below. The Project Managers and other subject-matter specialists will provide guidance and oversight during the conduct of all of these activities:
• Nonprofit Stakeholder Assessment
o Develop an initial work plan and schedule of deliverables
o Develop a methodology and rating system for stakeholder assessment
o Conduct stakeholder assessment interviews
o Conduct external research on stakeholders
• Analysis of the NCR Strategic Plan
o Identify relevant initiatives outlined in the NCR Homeland Security Strategic Plan
o Maps these initiatives to the nonprofits’ capabilities as assessed earlier
o Highlight capability gaps to inform the final phase
• Roadmap Development
o Prepare a final Stakeholder Assessment document detailing the identified capability gaps
o Propose a set of remended actions for addressing critical Emergency Preparedness weaknesses
o Assist with initial planning for “tabletop” exercises that could help reduce or eliminate preparedness gaps
Current graduate/post graduate student with outstanding skills or training in strategic planning, research and writing. A demonstrated interest and/or background in homeland security/emergency management and/or the nonprofit sector are a plus.
Fellowship Duration and Work Hours
The Deloitte Emergency Preparedness Fellowship is for one year, mencing approximately in May, 2007. Over the course of the year, the actual time mitment of the position will vary by week depending on the workload at specific points of the project. The Project Managers can be somewhat flexible in consideration of the Fellow’s academic mitments, but expect that hours during any given week could vary from none through full-time (e.g., 40 hours/week). Typical weeks would likely be somewhere in the middle (e.g., approximately 20 hours/week). The Fellowship work plan and budget are designed on the assumption that total hours during the course of the year will be approximately 1,000.
The Deloitte Fellow will be paid a monthly stipend of $2,100.00 during the one-year project. Some pensation will also be provided for local travel/muting required in the performance of this Fellowship.
The following criteria, in no particular order of importance, will be used to select the Fellow:
• Work experience, especially in the area of strategic planning and research (experience in Emergency Preparedness and/or nonprofit sector is a plus);
• Academic record
• Written munications skills, assessed through review of the Educational and Career Goal Statement
and any sample papers submitted by candidate
• References from professors or supervisors
• Oral munications skills, assessed through one or more in-person interviews for selected candidates
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American University, Washington, DC, December 2007
M.A. International Communication
Randolph-Macon Women’s College, Lynchburg, VA, May 2004
B.A. Communications, Concentration: International Studies
Malpi International College, Kathmandu Nepal, Aug 2000 – May 2001
Exchange Student Program, International Studies
Millersville University, Millersville, PA, May 2002 – Aug 2002
Exchange Student Program, General Studies
• International Communication, Introduction to Mass Media, Cultural Communication, International Development, Urban Development, Women Environment and Development, Women and Development in South Asia, Community Development, International Development, Health and Development, World Economy and Sustainable Development, Comparative Development Strategies, Cross-Cultural Communication, Communication, Social and Economic Development.
• Women and Development: A South Asian perspective.
The analysis discusses how, as many economies began to industrialize, many theorists began to explore the link between development and women's issues. It examines how women have been traditionally excluded from models of economic development and how their roles were always secondary, as a means of facilitating men's contributions to the economy. Critical review of various approaches that looks at structural adjustment programs and women and gender relations in the household.
• “Bridging the Gap,” Ethnographic Study of a United Nations Development Program for Women in Rural Nepal. The analysis explores the role of United Nations and its programs in the lives of rural women in Nepal. In addition, it also argues for the need to take account of women and gender considerations into development efforts at every level.
The Advocacy Project, Washington, DC
Development Intern, May 2006 – August 2006
• Provided support to the Internship Coordinator for the summer 2006 field internship program that sends out about 15 graduate students to work overseas
• Built a database of NGOs that worked on issues of human rights and advocacy
• Assisted in developing portfolios of our partner organizations
• Participated in all staff and strategic meetings
• Updated AP's contacts database
• Assisted with event planning activities
Law Offices of Lewis and Associates/Lewis Settlement Group, Inc., Arlington, VA
Processor, June 2004 – June 2005
• Processed residential and mercial loans and executed all functions to finalize the deal
• Analyzed client’s data and financial statements
to help execute the loans and decisions.
• Researched preparing final title policies, drafting HUD statements
, confirming client financial settlement information, and arranging final payoff.
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• Established and maintained collaborative working relationships with title search firms, lenders, banks, mortgage panies, and attorneys.
• Assisted in advising, implementing and reevaluating financial strategy based on client’s preference.
• Coordinates arrangements and schedules for closings, conducting meetings in absence of closing agents.
UN Development Program/Mainstreaming Gender Equity Program, Kathmandu, Nepal
Intern, January 2000 – August 2001, May 2003 – September 2003
• Coordinated and assisted in promotion through program on right to information, gender equality, information technology for development participation, bottom-up planning, knowledge sharing and networking and exploration of public-private partnerships.
• Assisted the field officials promoting sustainable livelihood by organizing woman for self-employment.
• Helped set target group and assisted in organizing women and men Self-Help Group (SHG) to develop their capabilities to function as savings and credit groups to enhance planning and implementing livelihood strategies.
• Played an active role in munity-based rural industrialization for sustainable development.
• Conducted surveys and quantitative analysis in serving areas and its impacts of our services and presented the analysis report to the team leaders.
• Attended seminars and discussions pertaining to operational strategies for financing and improving access to health and cost-efficient methods of protecting the environment with special focus on energy sector.
Randolph-Macon Women’s College, Lynchburg, VA
Student Research Assistant, August 2002-May 2003
• Chosen to collaborate with Quillian Scholar in research exploring “Women, Environment, and Development.”
• Coordinated and assisted in conducting several seminars on Women and Development, primarily focusing on South Asia.
• Actively participated in a yearlong research project examining the role of international organizations towards the improvement of the status of women in developing countries.
Maiti Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Intern, June 1999 – August 2000
• Played an active role in prevention of sex trade, transit and rehabilitation program through out Nepal.
• Assisted with the awareness and advocacy campaigns to enhance the programs.
• Conducted research and assisted on program development.
• Helped in the grant writers by putting together proposals and meeting the datelines.
• Advocated against the battered women and child labor.
• Excellent written and munication skills
• Strong analytical and research skills
• Computer Skills: MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Project Management, Statistical Packages (SAS), STATA.
• Secretary, Club Asia
• Active Member, Pan World Club
• English & Nepali: Fluent - Written and Verbal
• Hindi working knowledge
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