TechnoServe Background :
TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.
We are a nonprofit organisations 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.
Programme Description :
The overall development goal of the program is to sustain and increase employment through supporting Youth and Women businesses in Tech with tools and knowledge to help reduce the COVID-19 pandemic’s negative impact.
The 30-months program is designed to support businesses operating in mobile app development, support and maintenance (hardware) graphic designing and social media marketers (software as a service)
III. Position Description :
TechnoServe seeks a full-time experienced and hands-on Business Advisor for Youth and Women in Techy project. The role of the Business advisor will be to ensure the project delivers per the contract with the donor.
The Business Advisor will support the overall strategic direction of the programme, and will be responsible for the delivery of specific results including :
Identifying and recruiting beneficiaries to the project
Support the Design and Preparation of the implementation plan for the project
Track beneficiary data on all relevant information systems for monitoring purposes
Compile business analysis for the business entities to be supported
Assist the Senior Business Advisor to diagnose the challenges being faced by beneficiary businesses
Ensure proper procedures are followed and full documented for evidence and evaluation purposes.
Work with the Supplier to build the skills of the beneficiaries
Consult with beneficiaries and provide business advice, (mentorship and coaching) under the supervision of a Senior Business Advisor
Guide beneficiaries to implement business solutions
Help beneficiaries secure resources from external sources
Help beneficiaries secure markets and off-take arrangements
Manage some project risks and issues
Coordinate processes around beneficiary trainings and events
Collect all data required for M&E and for reporting to the donor requirements
All other tasks assigned by the program leadership
Required Skills & Experience :
Bachelor Degree in a relevant field such as B Comm, Entrepreneurship, Business Studies
More than 3 years of experience in the entrepreneurship support environment
Proven track record employing business solutions on the ground level
Business advisory experience, ideally working with small businesses
Strong skills in business software (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Creative, analytic and task orientated
Interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationship and leverage networks
Organizational and planning skills, with the ability to work on multiple projects in parallel
Written and verbal communication
Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines