Job Title : Business Advisor
Grade : 6
Positions available : 2
About TechnoServe :
Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future. This simple idea has been at the heart of 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.
Job Summary :
The Business Advisor will work with the Senior Business Advisor / Project Lead to provide capacity building and aftercare coaching support to the businesses.
S / he will facilitate business linkages, gather market intelligence and monitor performance. It should be understood that the tasks outlined below are the key responsibilities, but the employee will be expected to perform any tasks that are necessary within the context of the evolving needs of the project.
The BA will also support with project work plan, Area mapping, mobilization and recruitment of program beneficiaries using set criteria.
Program / Practice / Department Overview :
The Pan African Youth Entrepreneur Development (PAYED) Project supports youth owned micro-retail business owners in Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania in gaining business and financial management skills, foster business support and connections, optimize financial performance, improve store aesthetics, product ranges and display.
Primary Functions & Responsibilities :
Basic Qualifications :
Travel 30% Local
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Supervisory Responsibilities None involved
Advert deadline : September 21, 2022
Closing Statements :
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 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.