TechnoServe Fellow - Remote or Field-based

TechnoServe

About the organization

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.

Duties

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. We review Fellow applications for our general candidate database on a rolling basis, and encourage qualified, enthusiastic candidates – especially those with French and/or Spanish fluency – to apply. Read more about the program and sample projects on our website.

Current opportunities exist in Africa and India, with some projects being remote and others field-based.

Qualifications

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

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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