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					Events Branch
The events branch is the public face of DSO: we imagine events that students want to attend and
carry our ideas out to completion. In the past, we have hosted faculty lecturers, company/non-profit
information sessions, and large social gatherings/networking sessions. In Pittsburgh, our events have
been a huge success, averaging forty to fifty people: in one instance, the Vice Provost had to sit on
the floor because we ran out of room!

Our target in Qatar will be to host one event every two weeks, with an emphasis on migrant laborer
conditions.


          Job Description: Operations Coordinator


        As an Operations Coordinator, you will be expected to be highly detail-oriented: you are
        ultimately responsible for making an event successful. You will juggle many factors, including
        getting a room, coaching the participants, ordering food, printing the advertising materials,
        etc.

        Additionally, we will expect you to be highly imaginative: you will be completely in charge of
        one event, from conception to execution. We will help brainstorm and provide direction, of
        course, but it is ultimately up to you to come up with a successful event.

       Responsible, detail-orientation, ability to multi-task and manage tight deadlines.

       Imagination, understanding student wants and needs: informal market research.

       Public speaking and ceremonial skills.

       Communications and networking: being able to interact and effectively coordinate many
        types of people.



          What will you gain?


       Experience organizing large-scale events and the confidence that goes along with that. In
        many corporate situations, this experience will come in handy.

       Brush up on your public speaking and ceremonial skills.

       Leadership and communication skills: you will have to manage and work with individuals
        from different branches to make your event a success.

       Knowledge of global development: in planning out these events, you’ll inevitably learn a lot.
HR Branch
The most important task we have at HR is to keep everyone MOTIVATED! This requires starting as
soon as someone enters DSO: it is our responsibility to make sure that their personal and
professional goals align with their assigned job. We accomplish this through periodic reviews of
performance and interest level.

Additionally, we are in charge of recruitment and getting new members up-to-speed on DSO’s
technical infrastructure: Google documents, digital Dropbox, internal Wiki, mailing lists, and
codebase. Essentially, we are the first line of defense when it comes to making sure new members
are comfortable and old members are happy.


         Job Description: Recruiter


       Members taking on this position are expected to have a solid grasp of networking skills. They
       are required to be socially interactive with mainly, but not limited to, other students at
       CMU-Qatar and to be persuasive and explicit in terms of showing interested individuals what
       DSO is, what we are looking for, and how we can benefit them.

      Organize and conduct interviews: match candidates with jobs based on interests and skills.

      Conduct periodic one-on-one checkups: assess goals and viewpoint of position, motivation.

      Create training practicum as needed: put together and host workshops.

      Set and enforce organizational policy: meeting attendance, deliverable quality, etc.



         Job Description: Social Events Planner


       In addition to the above, we prepare social gatherings for the DSO members: every once in a
       while, the members have a retreat or a chance to relax and have themselves a fun event to
       balance the working hours they give for DSO and the recreation they should have as a team
       to re-energize and simply have fun!

       Members taking on this position are to be creative and perceptive with regards to what type
       of recreation suits members most: i.e. what would be the best type of retreat? They must
       also exhibit a high degree of organizational skill: they might be required to book a venue,
       communicate the retreat details to the rest of the organization and other logistics.



         What will you gain?
   Understanding of HR policies in general, not just for DSO (which relies heavily on motivation
    of the organization members)
   Experience in promoting (lower board members to higher positions at the end of an
    administrative period) and terminating employees
   Developing crucial skills in networking which will be essential in any future enterprise
   Interview practice: when you conduct an interview, you develop insight into what
    interviewers look for and how to assess a person by their comportment in an interview. This
    will be helpful to you in the next time you get interviewed yourself by a manager or an HR
    person!
Project Branch
In our own lives, we depend on technology solutions and tools to do everything from calling home to
submitting our homework. But many of these tools have not been utilized to help developing
communities. This relatively young field is known as Information and Communication Technologies
for Development (ICT4D).

Migrant labor workers in Qatar are subject to harsh working conditions and do not have high income
levels. It is found that they spend approximately 20% of their income on calling their families back
home using cell phones provided by QTel or Vodaphone. This money is often the difference between
having a safety net and being able to or unable to pay for serious medical emergencies.

We are aware about potential solutions for making cheap calls to various parts of the world using
VoIP. Using this technology, we wish to help the workers reduce their telecommunications costs,
thus being able to exercise a life with more options and larger possibilities.



          Job Description: Technology Analyst (2)


      Working on technology implementation and testing of pilot projects; enthusiastic about
       technology and Internet applications.
      Field work in applying suggested solutions; working on project sites testing deployments.
      Providing technical feedback on solutions proposed

          Job Description: Business Analyst (2)


      Tackling legal and feasibility challenges for project
      Building and maintaining good relations with stakeholders of project
      Applying business logic to technology problems and being involved in the decision making
       process
      Possess excellent communication skills
      Have worked with a corporate organization or have been actively involved in student
       organizations
      Enjoy talking and negotiating with people


          Project Manager (1)


      Ensuring communication with the branch
      Assessing project status and reporting standing
      Providing essential necessities to team members
      Are interested in leadership
      Have assisted community development (or) social projects/missions earlier
      Wish to facilitate project processes
Events Branch
The events branch is the public face of DSO: we imagine events that students want to attend and
carry our ideas out to completion. In the past, we have hosted faculty lecturers, company/non-profit
information sessions, and large social gatherings/networking sessions. In Pittsburgh, our events have
been a huge success, averaging forty to fifty people: in one instance, the Vice Provost had to sit on
the floor because we ran out of room!

Our target in Qatar will be to host one event every two weeks, with an emphasis on migrant laborer
conditions.


          Job Description: Operations Coordinator


        As an Operations Coordinator, you will be expected to be highly detail-oriented: you are
        ultimately responsible for making an event successful. You will juggle many factors, including
        getting a room, coaching the participants, ordering food, printing the advertising materials,
        etc.

        Additionally, we will expect you to be highly imaginative: you will be completely in charge of
        one event, from conception to execution. We will help brainstorm and provide direction, of
        course, but it is ultimately up to you to come up with a successful event.

       Responsible, detail-orientation, ability to multi-task and manage tight deadlines.

       Imagination, understanding student wants and needs: informal market research.

       Public speaking and ceremonial skills.

       Communications and networking: being able to interact and effectively coordinate many
        types of people.



          What will you gain?


       Experience organizing large-scale events and the confidence that goes along with that. In
        many corporate situations, this experience will come in handy.

       Brush up on your public speaking and ceremonial skills.

       Leadership and communication skills: you will have to manage and work with individuals
        from different branches to make your event a success.

       Knowledge of global development: in planning out these events, you’ll inevitably learn a lot.

				
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