East Africa Division Volunteer

Reports to:   Assoicate Program Manager
Location:    Washington, DC
Start Date:    Rolling basis
Job Duration:   3 months with potential to extend, 20 hours per week

I. TechnoServe Background:

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives

II. Position Description

The East Africa Division is seeking a highly motivated, dynamic individual who is passionate about international economic development to support a broad range of functions across the region.  The East Africa (EA) Region consists of five full-country programs—Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia.  The EA Volunteer’s responsibilities may involve writing, editing, design, research, basic website development work, and other duties as assigned.  Specific tasks might include: developing our internal website to promote knowledge sharing, write-ups about country programs or cross-cutting themes such as private-public partnerships or gender etc.  This person will report to the Associate Program Manager

III. Required Skills & Experience:

  • Enthusiastic self-starter; proven ability to work independently
  • Highly organized and able to juggle multiple tasks
  • Excellent communication, editing and writing skills
  • Polished skills in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Basic understanding of website design
  • Volunteer must supply their own laptop computer
  • Please note this is an un-paid volunteer opportunity

IV. Application Instructions:

Qualified and interested applicants should submit a Word formatted resume and cover letter to Jobs@tns.org. Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. No phone calls please.