Whom We Seek
Program Manager, West and Southern Africa
TechnoServe employs leading professionals in areas including program development, finance, fundraising, communications and human resources. Whether you work in Nairobi, Managua or our DC 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. They have a history of fundraising success and proven ability to develop and motivate teams.
We recognize and appreciate the value of a diverse workforce. As a team with varied talents, backgrounds, personal histories and worldviews we can more effectively meet the mission of our organization and the people and communities we serve. As such, TechnoServe encourages diversity in all levels and across all facets of our organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity 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.
Volunteer Consultants are critical members of the TechnoServe team, working with our full-time staff to further our mission and increase our impact around the world. Assignments last 3-12 months and are located in Africa, Latin America and India.
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 started at TechnoServe in 2008 right after completing my Master of Business Administration in Chile. With previous experience in the financial sector, I wanted to explore new horizons in an organization that would allow me to contribute to the development of poor communities in Latin America – and I found the perfect place. TechnoServe has been not only my workplace, but also my home. I've gotten to know wonderful people working in a highly professional manner in pursuit of a common goal: reducing poverty in the world. TechnoServe's work has helped me in my professional and personal development. Projects and tasks are demanding, and all your knowledge is put to the test. The most rewarding part is seeing how your efforts helped change the lives of many people and hearing firsthand how grateful they are.
Oscar Artiga, Project Manager - Business Accelerator LAC & WSA
When I came to TechnoServe, it was easy to pinpoint the soul of our work – addressing poverty through business solutions. As someone who was educated thanks to proceeds from small-scale maize and bean farming, but was increasingly seeing farmers unable to send their children to school with their incomes, I was acutely aware of the dwindling fortunes of smallholder agriculture. I found TechnoServe's approach to addressing these challenges highly effective. Working here, I am energized by my numerous encounters with clients who are visibly transformed by our work and filled with greater hope and self-confidence. Seeing this impact firsthand, combined with countless learning opportunities, makes my daily work a delightful life journey!
Paul Ndungu, East Africa Capacity Building Advisor