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TechnoServe is a nonprofit economic development organization founded in 1968 that works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. Our programs develop the capacity of individuals and businesses, strengthen market systems, and facilitate the development of emerging industries that can serve as economic drivers in developing communities.
Our goal: to create sustainable economic growth that helps impoverished individuals improve their lives and secure a better future for their families.
TechnoServe has offices in nearly 30 countries across the United States, Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia, as well as in London.
TechnoServe is seeking qualified candidates to join our Fellows Program. Fellows take part in field-based projects ranging from 3 to 12 months in which they engage directly with entrepreneurs, industry experts, TechnoServe field staff, and other stakeholders.
Fellows have the opportunity to lead projects in areas such as business plan development, industry analysis and strategy, financial analysis, and capital raising. A typical project might be conducting an Industry Strategic Plan (ISP). ISPs are a standard part of our approach to assessing the potential competitiveness, opportunities, challenges and key success factors in a given sector at both the country and regional levels.
Read more about the program and sample projects here: https://www.technoserve.org/get-involved/fellows-program.
We review Fellow applications for our general candidate database on a rolling basis, and encourage qualified, enthusiastic candidates – especially those with French, Portuguese, or Spanish fluency – to apply.
In particular, we wish to highlight the following roles for which we are actively recruiting:
Green Growth Toolkit Creation – Develop a Green Growth package that serves as a guide for TechnoServe’s entrepreneurship project teams and contains the tools for each type of beneficiary segment, as well as the explanation for their effective transfer to the beneficiaries and their practical use and adoption. (Remote-based – 2-3 months)
Tanzania Horticulture Strategic Planning – Lead the development of a horticulture industry strategic plan (ISP) for Tanzania. The ISP is a critical document that will inform TechnoServe’s horticulture strategy in Tanzania for years to come, including design of future projects and partnership development. The Fellow will conduct industry analysis, create a financial model, and craft an industry business plan for TechnoServe. (Based in Tanzania, 3 months)
India Business Accelerator Advisor – Select and coach 20 high-potential women entrepreneurs to scale their businesses in India. As part of an accelerator program, the Fellow will assist the entrepreneurs on identifying areas for intervention, creating business plans and improving access to markets, capital and information. (Remote-based, 3-4 months).
Fees and Expenses
TechnoServe will cover work-related costs of international travel, including airfare, in-country accommodation, local transportation and a daily per diem for meals. These expenses are agreed upon in advance in a volunteer contract. Please note that this is a pro bono position and TechnoServe cannot provide fees for services rendered.
The process for becoming a Fellow is highly selective. In assessing a candidate’s fit with this opening, we will consider the following:
- Minimum of an undergraduate degree
- Minimum of two years of full-time work experience
- Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills, typically through experience with a management consulting firm
- Superior communication skills
- Proven ability to develop an industry or client strategy (including familiarity with developing issue trees, prioritization matrices, etc., to guide one’s approach)
- Ability to structure and manage complex tasks
- Ability to develop clear storylines and presentations
- Ability to work independently
- Evidence of creativity, flexibility and resourcefulness
- Enthusiasm for contributing to TechnoServe’s mission
How to apply
To apply for a TechnoServe Fellows role, please visit our website at: https://www.technoserve.org/work-with-us/fellows-program/#apply
There you will find instructions for how to submit your application materials, along with more information about the Fellows Program and TechnoServe. Please also refer to the FAQs and Sample Project Types listed on the website.