Communications Specialist


About the organization

TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. By linking people to information, capital and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities.


The primary purpose of this position is to support communications and fundraising efforts by developing stories and highlights from TechnoServe’s work around the world, coordinating closely with both HQ and field staff. This content will be used in a variety of ways to engage external audiences, encouraging greater involvement and interest in TechnoServe’s projects, as well as financial support. The qualified candidate will have strong international interest and experience, excellent writing skills, cross-cultural understanding, digital optimization capabilities, and a collegial, creative mindset.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

Engaging with TechnoServe staff in HQ and around the world to elicit and develop compelling stories and content about our work
Managing and creating primary content for TechnoServe’s external blog
Managing and creating primary content for TechnoServe’s internal newsletter
Traveling occasionally to international project sites to obtain content: conducting interviews, collecting project information, etc.
Managing TechnoServe’s digital asset management platform
Editing materials for grammar, style, and consistency with TechnoServe messaging and branding
As needed, supporting the development of a variety of communications materials for external audiences, such as case studies or reports


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree + 3 years relevant experience OR
Master's Degree + 1-year relevant experience
Excellent writing and storytelling skills
Experience working with different cultures and information sources in empathetic, respectful manner to generate effective stories and content
Experience creating content optimized for the web, including organic search
Experience working with content management platforms like Wordpress
Preferred Qualifications:

Videography and/or photography production skills a plus
Experience working in a digital asset management platform a plus
Required Languages English required; Spanish, French or Portuguese preferred

Travel International up to 15%

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong interest in, and knowledge of, international development and/or international business
Ideal candidate will be a “self-starter”, able to take initiative and work independently, while also regularly assisting and coordinating with colleagues across TechnoServe

Application instructions

To be considered, along with a resume and cover letter, applicants must submit: Three writing samples, showcasing strong storytelling and digital optimization skills (can be different samples).

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