TechnoServe Key Personnel Pipeline
Arlington, VA 
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description

About TechnoServe:

Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future. This simple idea has been at the heart of TechnoServe's work around the world for over 50 years. TechnoServe is a pioneer in leveraging the power of business and markets to create sustainable pathways out of poverty.

The low-income communities in which we work are full of enterprising people. Their small-scale farms and businesses are the keys to economic development. But they face many challenges: low literacy, lack of access to jobs and markets, unpredictable political dynamics and, increasingly, the effects of climate change. For many women and young people, the challenges are even more daunting. Working with TechnoServe staff, people around the world are lifting themselves out of poverty. The results are amazing...when incomes increase and living conditions for families get better, they are able to access health care and education previously out of reach. Communities and even whole countries are better off.

TechnoServe employs more than 1,200 people, 90 percent of whom are host-country nationals working in the field. Our staff combine business expertise with local knowledge, relationships, and context to help hardworking men and women generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities.

TechnoServe Key Personnel Pipeline:

'Our success in creating business solutions to poverty is due in large part to our talented and highly committed team.' We are always searching for talented and motivated individuals for future Key Personnel positions.

Key Personnel positions are the positions which lead our donor funded projects and will usually be recruited during the proposal or bidding stage of the opportunity. TechnoServe pursues funding from various sources and donors, both public and private. Typical Key Personnel Roles include:

Chief of Party

Position Summary:

  • Lead overall implementation and management of the anticipated program, from inception to close-out, ensuring that the program achieves established goals, objectives, and targets.
  • Provide strategic guidance, leadership, management, and general technical oversight of the program.
  • Lead and strengthen the design, monitoring and evaluation of the program.
  • Oversee development and submission of project deliverables on time, within budget and in compliance with the donor and TechnoServe requirements.

General qualifications:

  • Master's degree or equivalent in agricultural economics, international development, business, economics, public policy or other relevant areas, and at least eight years of experience in relevant private sector or development programs.
  • Demonstrated prior technical and management expertise leading and supervising donor funded projects.

Deputy Chief of Party

Position Summary:

  • Support the Chief of Party in overall management of program operations, ensuring overall monitoring of the project against milestones and work-plans and implementing course corrections as needed.
  • Monitor and follow up on critical management and planning issues to ensure effective and timely project execution.
  • Manage review and finalization of internal and external project documents, including donor deliverables, presentation decks, studies and technical reports.

General qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in international relations, economics, business, or other relevant areas, and at least 10 years of experience in relevant private sector or development programs.
  • Strong project management and analytical skills, including the ability to anticipate demand and manage multiple tasks and projects while meeting tight deadlines.

Technical Lead

Position Summary:

  • Provide strategic guidance and technical leadership to support the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party in the technical area of the project.
  • Engage and develop partnerships with various stakeholders within the agriculture and private sector.
  • Lead and ensure technical deliverables of the project are completed within the project timeline and to the standards of the donor and TechnoServe requirements.

General qualifications:

  • Master's degree or equivalent in agricultural economics, international development, business, economics, public policy or other relevant areas, and at least eight years of experience in relevant private sector or development programs.
  • Significant experience in the technical area of the specified project.

Please note the specific requirements and locations for these positions will vary based on TechnoServe and donor requirements.

This pipeline will be regularly monitored by our recruiters for current and future considerations. When and if your profile matches with an opportunity in TechnoServe, our recruiters will be in contact with you. Kindly note that this pipeline is used as an additional source to the active requisitions advertised on our career site. We advise you to continue to monitor our career site and apply directly to your position of interest.

We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe's vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.

With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.

If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at TechnoServe please contact the Human Resources at or call +1 202 785 4515.


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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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