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TechnoServe India is Hiring!

TechnoServe is looking for passionate, motivated and self-starting individuals driven to work in a fast-paced skill development project. The person will have the opportunity to learn and develop project management/implementation skills that have a direct impact on improving socio-economic levels of low-income youth.

The job will give the right person the opportunity to work across multiple functions, with a primary concentration in delivering quality training based on our in-house modules. Please refer to the attached JD for this role, based in Mumbai, India. All applications must be sent to SBharath@tns.org, and must include an updated CV and cover letter. The openings are urgent and the best candidates will be offered opportunities for immediate joining.

We also offer internship opportunities to individuals for the same program.

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Multiple Positions at TechnoServe

About TechnoServe

TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A non-profit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. By linking people to information, capital and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities. TechnoServe has earned a 4-star rating from independent evaluator Charity Navigator for the last 10 years, placing us in the top 1 percent of all its rated non-profits. More information can be found at www.technoserve.org.

With nearly 50 years of proven results, TechnoServe believes in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

Technoserve is looking to fill several vacancies at various locations as stated below:

Application Instructions

Qualified and interested applicants should submit a Word-formatted single document consisting of

  1. Cover letter,
  2. Resume (in MS Word or PDF format),
  3. Present & permanent location with willingness to relocate and
  4. Current salary
  5. Position applied for in the subject line

to inhr@tns.org. Candidates are advised to avoid applying to multiple positions. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be considered or contacted.


  1. Position: Assistant Manager, Gender Coordinator, Davangere, Karnataka

Program Description

TechnoServe is implementing a program in Karnataka in Davangere district in Harihar block. This four-year program covers 18 villages. Key components of the intervention are as follows:

  1. Agriculture Development & Diversification intervention implemented with 5,000 farming households

The program aims at providing two years of high touch and one year of light touch capacity building support to farmers to strengthen their existing portfolio of crops by improving productivity and crop diversification.

  1. Livelihood opportunities developed for the youth of the farming households through Cargill Agri Fellow Program

TechnoServe has initiated Cargill Agri Fellow program. It will provide skills and enterprise based livelihood opportunity to youth from the faming households and will also address the (agriculture and allied) skills shortage and strengthen the agriculture extension support system which is weak in this region and help promote agri enterprises in the region.

  1. Economic empowerment opportunities created for the women of the farming households

TechnoServe is working very closely with the women of project area by training them on kitchen garden which will equip them with the skills and resources they need to create sustainable vegetable plots. This will have a transformative effect on nutritional intake of family with improved food security and reduced nutritional deficiency and will also save the money household is spending on buying these vegetables. In addition to these women will also be trained on improving household level practices on financial management, health and nutrition so that the developmental challenges faced by the households can be addressed.

  1. Community Engagement through targeted interventions in public places including local schools and Anganwadis

TechnoServe will work to improve access to drinking water and sanitation facilities in public places in select schools and Anganwadis. This will address existing infrastructural inefficiencies. Additionally, TechnoServe will provide learning material to 25 Anganwadis and 16 Schools. There is also a provision to explore models for establishing community clean water facility and do a pilot at one of the locations in the project region by leveraging Government support

Position Description:

To increase women control over household, TechnoServe is working with women farmers through capacitating them on health, nutrition and financial management aspects. Support women in establishing small vegetable plots among poor rural households to improve on nutritional intake of family with improved food security and reduced nutritional deficiency and will also provide additional income to women small farmers. The women leadership council, similar to the Kudambashree model in Kerala, will facilitate discussion within the community to work on the behavioral dynamics.

Some of the specific tasks for the position are as follows:-

  • Designing guidelines for Women Leadership Council (WLC) to be rolled out at village level
  • Development of training and extension module for WLC
  • Designing module and conducting training on Health , Nutrition and Financial management.
  • Work with project management teams to facilitate increased participation of women in the project activities and to ensure that the benefits of the project accrue equitably to men and women in the community
  • Work with the monitoring team to ensure a robust mechanism is in place to measure the participation of and benefits to women   

Key requirements:    

  • Minimum of 7-8 years of hands-on experience in working with developmental intervention with a gender inclusion focus;
  • Familiarity with agricultural / agri-allied value chains;
  • Demonstrated capability to manage large implementation projects and successful management of client.
  • Prior experience in contributing to a multidimensional team;
  • Has passion for development and agri-business sector
  • Strong analytical abilities (both quantitative and qualitative) and report-writing skills
  • Minimum of Master’s degree in Business, Economics, Social Work, Gender Development or a related field
  • Fluency in Kannada is mandatory

  1. Position: Assistant Manager, Gender Coordinator, Bikaner, Rajasthan

Position Description:

The vacancy announcement is being advertised with reference to the Sustainable Guar Initiative aims to enhance livelihood opportunities for participating households in Bikaner, Rajasthan. The intervention has Integration of gender approaches in relevant aspects of the project implementation to help address the social issue of gender dynamics and constraints in guar farming households.

Some of the specific tasks for the position are as follows: –

  • Primarily responsible for undertaking the training needs assessment (TNA) of guar farming women
  • Development of training and extension module on Health, Nutrition and Financial management
  • Conducting Women Farmer trainings in selected villages;
  • Hand on support to women farmers to ensure greater impact;
  • Work with project management teams to facilitate increased participation of women in the project activities and to ensure that the benefits of the project accrue equitably to men and women in the community
  • Work with the monitoring team to ensure a robust mechanism is in place to measure the participation of and benefits to women   
  • Manage a team of female working closely with women farmers

Key requirements:    

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of hands-on experience in working with developmental intervention with a gender inclusion focus;
  • Familiarity with agricultural / agri-allied value chains;
  • Demonstrated capability to manage large implementation projects and successful management of client;      
  • Prior experience in contributing to a multidimensional team;
  • Has passion for development and agri-business sector
  • Strong analytical abilities (both quantitative and qualitative) and report-writing skills
  • Minimum of Master’s degree in Business, Economics, Social Work, Gender Development or a related field
  • Fluency in Hindi is mandatory
  1. Position: Manager-Technical (Dairy Operations), Shrirampur Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra

Program Description

The vacancy announcement is being advertised with reference to implementation of Fresh Milk Procurement program for a multinational client in the state of Maharashtra. The program is under implementation since December 2014 and aimed at improving quality of milk through promotion of good dairy practices at milk producer level and establishment of modern & efficient milk collection system. The program is currently working with 750 dairy households and established 10 state of the art milk collection centers for demonstration known as BMCs (Bulk Milk Coolers) at village level.

Position Description:

This position is expected to closely monitor performance of 10 BMCs and also provide technical support / guidance to team on technical aspects of Dairy Farming. Details of this position is presented below:

Major responsibilities:

  • Monitoring of BMC operations:
  • Day to day monitoring of 10 BMCs, to ensure that all BMCs follow SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) as prescribed in the module.
  • Identify the needs and conduct Facilitator training from time to time for improving efficiencies in Milk Procurement. (Facilitator is the person involved in project as Entrepreneur for village Milk Collection)
  • Collate and analyse milk data of 10 BMCs for presentation as and when needed.
  • Gather information / data on competitor’s activities / milk prices operating in the region and analyse to provide inputs to management for informed decision making.
  • Highlight issues (amongst team) related to these BMCs as early as possible and seek inputs for immediate resolution. The BMC operations must be in line with SOPs and any deviations must be brought to light immediately.
  • Support Project Manager in stakeholder management with regard to technical aspects of BMC management and farmer capacity-building.

Training & Extension activities:    

  • Provide support in preparing more practical and effective training modules and dissemination decks for training delivery team of the project.
  • Take lead in conducting ToT for project trainers and capacitate trainers on technical aspects.
  • Identify the need and plan to conduct extension activities as per requirement, particularly critical aspects like Clean Milk Production, Antibiotics, Aflatoxins, Animal nutrition etc.
  • Involve actively and coordinate with team in conducting field level extension activities for creating awareness amongst farmers.

Preferred Skills & Experience (but not limited to):

  • Graduate / Post Graduate in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Husbandry / Dairy Technology, Post-Graduation in Management will be added advantage
  • Atleast 7 to 10 years of working experience with demonstrated experience in milk procurement and dairy development 
  • Ability to understand and analyze dairy market dynamics at regional level
  • Prior experience of working with national / multinationals agencies engaged in milk procurement and dairy development
  • Fair understanding of Milk collection through BMCs (Bulk Milk Coolers) and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) of BMC operations
  • Candidate should have excellent communication skills (oral as well as written) and should be proficient in MS power point, MS word and MS excel
  • Proven documentation and report writing skills
  • Ability to understand, read and speak Marathi will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team
  • Willingness to travel within and outside project area
  1. Position: Senior Manager, Monitoring & Evaluation, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Position Description: This position will work on developing and undertaking structured monitoring and evaluation of different projects on a periodic basis. The consultant would be required to work closely with the leadership and project management team and execute roll out of the M&E plans during the course of the project. The task would require development of M&E framework including key indicators for all the components of the work, development of tools and process for data collection and reporting. The M&E Specialist will work alongside the implementation team throughout the project.

Requirements

  • Candidate should have 10 plus years of experience in conducting monitoring and evaluation of development projects 
  • Should possess demonstrated knowledge on standard monitoring and evaluation tools such as logical framework, result based management, score card etc.
  • Should have excellent analytical skills and ability to undertake field assessment and synthesize data        
  • Candidate should have excellent communication skills (oral as well as written) and should be proficient in MS office, relevant database management and analysis software
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team
  • The candidate should be flexible to travel extensively to project locations.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in rural management or equivalent degree. Bachelor’s degree holders with significant development sector work on monitoring and evaluation experience are also welcome to apply.


  1. Position: Senior Project Manager or above, Access to Finance, Patna, Bihar

Program Description

TechnoServe, through a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded project, has collaborated with JEEViKA – SRLM (State Rural Livelihoods Mission) in Bihar, India to provide technical assistance to Producer Groups (PGs), build capacity within the state NRLM mission and develop a multi-year roadmap to facilitate Producer Group formation in the state of Bihar.

Position Description:

Under the overall guidance of the Project Lead the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

  • Improve access to finance for farmers and farmer producer companies through new financial services and products
  • Promote Direct Benefit Transfer/ Cashless transaction for women members
  • Serve as the principal liaison between financial institutions, including banks, micro finance institutions, impact investors and other financial service providers
  • Assess financial/business viability of promising business plans of Farmer Producer Companies and link them to financial/ technical service providers
  • Conduct dialogue and build linkages with FIs for new and appropriate product development to increase access to early stage capital requirements by FPCs

Preferred Skills & Experience:

Education:

  • The candidate should have a Master’s degree in economics, finance, international development, business or related field. 

Experience:

  • At least of five to seven years of experience in SME finance, value chain finance, access to finance and enterprise development
  • Experience in financial institution and enterprise level technical assistance, training and training curriculum development
  • Experience in business development services and business strengthening
  • Experience development sector consulting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Capacity to interact effectively with people from different cultures and work with governments and donor agencies

Language:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Hindi languages.

  1. Position: Manager Coordinator Direct Implementation, Bihar

Program Description

TechnoServe, through a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded project, has collaborated with JEEViKA – SRLM (State Rural Livelihoods Mission) in Bihar, India to provide technical assistance to Producer Groups (PGs), build capacity within the state NRLM mission and develop a multi-year roadmap to facilitate Producer Group formation in the state of Bihar.

Position Description:

Under the overall guidance of the Project Lead the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

  • Coordination with major direct implementation zones and TechnoServe team for smooth execution and achieving project deliverables within the time frame
  • Coordination and laisoning with state and district level JEEViKA team for program implementation support
  • Coordination with TechnoServe Thematic team at regional and zonal level for better project implementation
  • Smooth execution and functioning of existing Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs) and assist JEEViKA in forming new FPCs
  • Capacity building of the field team and assist them in achieving their milestones
  • Ensure strengthening governance of the existing and new FPCs
  • Support FPCS to develop their business plan and assist them in reaching the financials on sustainable manner as per plan.
  • Responsible for driving business at FPCs through both back-ward and forward linkage

Preferred Skills & Experience:

Education:

  • The candidate should have a Master’s degree in Rural development, Agribusiness management and International development or related field. 

Experience:

  • At least of 10-15 years of experience in project management in development sector.
  • Experience in collaborating and managing relationships with central and state governments, development organizations, NGOs, private sector and other key stakeholders
  • Exposure of working with successful FPOs in India
  • Experience in leading and managing teams
  • Ability to be flexible, respond professionally, and establish priorities in often fluid, changing, and challenging situations with little clear guidance is necessary.
  • Ability to work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure and to demonstrate extreme flexibility in managing more than one activity.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Capacity to interact effectively with people from different cultures and work with governments and donor agencies

Language:

Fluency in written and spoken English and Hindi languages.


  1. Position: Manager / Assistant Manager – HR, Mumbai

Position Description:

TechnoServe in India has been growing at a fast pace and is today a 100-person team with an expectation of this size doubling in the next two years. We are looking to hire a Manager / Asst Manager – HR to manage the growing HR needs of fast growing organization.

This is a senior level position and the incumbent would be responsible for the recruitment function within TechnoServe India. The person would be expected to give shape to the recruitment process within the organization, streamline and/or introduce new processes as well as build a system in response to the organization growth primarily to reduce the turnaround time for requisition raised to on-boarding of the recruited person. Specifically (but not limited to), the incumbent would be responsible for streamlining the recruitment and performance appraisal system etc. The incumbent would also help and advise the senior management in taking key HR related decisions such as manpower planning, promotions, recruitment, staff capacity building etc.

Requirements

The candidate should typically have the following qualifications: –

  • Should have at least 5+ years of relevant experience in managing HR functions of a service oriented organization. 
  • Out of the above, at least 3 years of experience should be at a recruitment role in HR. 
  • Should have excellent analytical skills and ability to proactively take up and resolve challenging situations.
  • Candidate should have excellent communication skills (oral as well as written) and should be proficient in MS office as well as have a good understanding of HR related MIS systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team keeping cordial relationship with all departments.
  • The candidate should be flexible to work extra hours during exigencies.
  • Prior experience in working with Non-Profit Organization would be highly desirable.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Human Resources/Personnel Management from a top tier institute.