Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Minnesota non-profit with world-wide reach. With over seventy food programs in over fifty countries, the organization runs lean with a budget of $45 million and just under 200 employees and each one filling multiple duties.
Issue: FMSC divides its programs into world geographical sections: South America, Africa, Asia, Caribbean, etc. Each section of the world is coordinated by a single employee who works with all the in-country partner programs for that section of the world. These Program Coordinators travel to the distribution locations, connect with the in-country partners, contract with new partners, host donors and board members from the US, make connections with the local governments, assure the food gets to the correct people, see the development of the served villages, build trust with the local people, handle any crisis that arise â€“ and still maintain the business of food distribution, budget containment, mission achievement, etc.
Question/Problem: FMSC needs a Program Coordinator for Africa. How can FMSC construct its hiring model to ensure the best candidate? What sort of hiring template can be constructed to give FMSC as much information as possible about a candidate to be able to make this (and future) vital hiring decision?
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
1st Place - The Ohio State University
2nd Place - HEC Montreal, Canada
3rd Place - Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Final Round Participants:
Dr. Michael Byungnam Lee, '88 PhD-IR
Photos from the 2013 Case Competition