Whom We Seek
Use your skills to help us tackle poverty in Africa, Latin America and India as a Volunteer Consultant. Assignments last 3-12 months. Learn More
TechnoServe employs leading professionals in areas including program development, finance, fundraising, communications and human resources. Whether you work in Nairobi, Managua or our headquarters, you will find yourself surrounded by colleagues who are exceptionally bright and passionate—all of whom are united by their dedication to the mission and values of TechnoServe.
For our senior country staff, competitive candidates hold an MBA or equivalent degree and have senior management experience in developing countries and/or the private sector (e.g. agribusiness or management consulting). They have a history of fundraising success and proven ability to develop and motivate teams.
What Our Staff Says
I joined TechnoServe after completing my undergraduate degree in international development, because I found their private-sector approach to be a refreshing departure from the well intentioned, yet poorly performing development models I studied all through college. Tired of studying what didn’t work, I was happy to join an organization that gets results! I’ve stayed with TechnoServe, moving through various roles over the past five years, because the organization nurtures creativity and rewards initiative. Our world-class managers understand that in order to get the job done in this lean organization, junior members of the team should be encouraged to take on responsibility and share ideas. This is a place to grow.
Jessica Antista, Deputy Regional Program Manager, Cocoa Livelihoods Program and the African Cocoa Initiative
I was thinking through my experience working for TechnoServe over the last 12 years and what really makes us unique. So many things stand out as really outstanding, but for me, the gift of great colleagues is truly enduring. Our staff are smart, helpful and empathetic. They are deeply committed to getting people out of poverty by solving the difficult problems that impede this outcome. They default to a “can do” attitude. And, they are the most fun and humorous people to hang out with; they really make for really good laughs.
Erastus Kibugu, Uganda Country Director