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Program Manager, TechnoServe

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  1. Maxence Melo

    Maxence Melo JF Founder Staff Member

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    TechnoServe, Inc. is an international nonprofit development organization founded in 1968. Its mission is to help entrepreneurial men and women in poor rural areas of the developing world to build businesses that create jobs, income and economic opportunity for their families, their communities and their countries


    TechnoServe seeks a Program Manager (PM) for a potential USAID-funded alliance for improved food processing in Africa. This program will be implemented in partnership with one of the worldÂ’s leading food companies. The overall goal of the program is to build the capacity of African food processing companies to meet food safety standards and be profitable, competitive suppliers in food sector value chains. The objective is to build the capacity of food processing companies in Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Kenya (and potentially other countries) to meet national food safety and quality standards and to be competitive suppliers into local and regional markets. TechnoServe and the global food company will replicate a delivery model they are already implementing in Tanzania.

    This regional position is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with extensive regional travel. The PM will also work closely with the global company HQ in the US.


    - Overall program and financial management
    - Provide guidance and oversight to field teams across the five countries on the strategic approach to be refined
    - Manage and provide support to teams doing SME landscape scans and strategy development in Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi and Zambia (and potentially others)
    - Outreach to local missions and development of additional activities to secure funding for expansion of activities in the initial countries and identify new opportunities in additional countries
    - Lead M&E and knowledge sharing
    - Lead communications with global food company on all aspects of program delivery
    - Liaise with USAID, PEPFAR in the field and US (in conjunction with TechnoServe USG key account manager)


    - Advanced degree in Agricultural Economics, Business Administration, or other relevant degree
    - At least 3 years of experience managing relevant international SME development programs, with a minimum of one year managing USAID programs AND/OR
    - At least 3 years experience managing projects in agro-processing
    - Experience living and working in sub-Saharan Africa
    - Strong private sector market orientation, entrepreneurial and innovative thinker
    - Strong leadership/management experience with an international development contractor or international NGO, as a manager of programs
    - Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience in managing complex, multi-disciplinary, and challenging field operations in developing countries, Africa preferred
    - Demonstrated skills in problem solving, consensus building, and coordination of diverse stakeholders
    - Knowledge of USAID regulations and procedure
    - Verbal and written fluency in English
    - Previous successful experience mentoring and building capacity of local staff

    How to apply

    To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, salary history and three references to: Reginald Wilson at,

    Place position title in the subject line. Please include all documents together. No phone calls please.

    Deadline of applications: 30 Jul 2010