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TechnoServe Fellows Program


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Company Description

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.


COVID-19 Update: We are still accepting applications for the Fellows Program, however, due to evolving health and travel concerns, we are not placing Fellows on projects in our country offices in the field at this time. We hope to resume placement of Fellows in the field by June but are closely monitoring the situation. For candidates with current/summer availability, we are looking into potential remote projects for those interested. We hope everyone is staying safe/healthy during this time. 


Program Overview

TechnoServe is seeking qualified candidates to join our Fellows Program. Fellows take part in projects ranging from 3 to 12 months in which they engage 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 about featured Fellow alumni on our webpage here: https://www.technoserve.org/get-involved/fellows-program. 


 Current Openings

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.

Mozambique (Remote): Feed The Future (FTF) Inova is a TechnoServe and USAID-funded initiative that aims to catalyze innovations that aim to improve agricultural market systems in Mozambique. FTF Inova has partnered with Universidade Católica de Moçambique to use academia to further scale impact. TechnoServe is seeking a remote Fellow to assist with helping build the capacity of the program. The Fellow is expected to provide support towards the design, implementation, and promotion of the platform, development of a market strategy, and further responsibilities. (Remote work, full-time preferred but part-time possible, basic Portuguese required)

Ethiopia (Remote): LIWAY is a five-year program that seeks to contribute towards poverty reduction and social stability in Addis Ababa. In LIWAY, TechnoServe is addressing various constraints to ultimately support the creation of higher-paying jobs for poor women and youth. The Fellow will play a critical role in research, analysis, and intervention design for the project. The Fellow will further support the team to strengthen their skills in gathering and analyzing relevant data, including comparative data from other contexts and case studies. (Remote work, full-time)

India (Remote): TechnoServe is seeking a Fellow to support COVID-19 response initiatives. In this role, the Fellow will assess the impact of COVID-19 on agricultural output demand, employment, value, and farmer income, among other things. The purpose of the project is to identify groups most vulnerable to the economic impact of COVID-19 and devise strategies to mitigate or diminish this impact. (Remote work, full-time)


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


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

Company Description

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…

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Arlington, VA

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

To apply for a TechnoServe Fellows role, please visit our website at: https://www.technoserve.org/work-with-us/fellows-program/#apply

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