Business Advisor (m/f)


TechnoServe is recruiting a Business Advisor (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • TechnoServe works with enterprising women and men in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a non-profit 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
  • We recognize that maximizing the inclusive economic growth that is required to achieve widespread prosperity requires the full and unencumbered participation of women and girls. Our Gender Policy and commitment to programmatic excellence necessitates that our work and our organization engage, empower, and benefit both women and men. This requires us to not only systematically integrate gender in our project participation, but also within all levels of our staffing. For more information, visit
Program description
  • TechnoServe Mozambique is working with Sida to design and implement a five-year, Women IN Business (WIN) program (2018-2022). WIN has an ambitious goal of empowering women across Mozambique by making sustainable improvements to their participation in the market place
  • WIN uses a market systems approach (“M4P”) to support the growth and efficiency of women in business. WIN will work with partners across the public and private sector to invest in changes that benefit women. For example, increasing the involvement and power of women to buy and sell in the market, improving the quality of goods and services to women, and advocating to change the rules and norms that determine how women engage in business
  • WIN’s activities will focus on sectors with high-growth potential for women, such as textiles and garments, trade, childcare and agro-processing
  • Reports to: Market Systems Manager/Senior Business Advisor
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Travel: Frequent domestic travels within the target regions
  • Project Grant/Funding: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
  • The Business Adviser will support the Market Systems Manager/Senior Business Advisor to define and execute a strategy for one or more market systems under the WIN Program. Typically, the strategy will involve a series of interventions. Under each intervention, the Business Advisor will work with a small number of private and public sector actors within the market system, to prove the business case for changing their approach in favor of WOB. Then, the Business Advisor will support the Market Systems Manager/Senior Business Advisor to try to crowd in other actors to replicate the change
  • Hold discussions with women and stakeholders to identify business needs and map out solutions
  • Under the oversight of the Market Systems Manager/Senior Business Advisor, conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis of the business case for engaging women
  • Synthesize findings from research and analysis
  • Represent the program at networking and relationship meetings with private and public actors
  • Manage work streams within program interventions – ensure that activities are carried out
  • Support with managing external contractors and sub-grantees
  • With support from the Knowledge and Results Manager, monitor and evaluate the progress of sector activities
  • Relevant academic education in relation to Economics, Statistics, Agribusiness, Business Management, Marketing, Finance and Accounting or related fields
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience working in the private sector in management consulting, market research, banking or related fields, or in an NGO/government role with orientation towards private sector development
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing gender equality
  • Confident and sensitive in communications with clients and stakeholders
  • Able to conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Experience in contributing to well-written reports and presentations
  • Knowledge and experience in Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) is an advantage
  • Fluent in Portuguese and English
  • Extremely curious, hard-working and driven
  • Exceptional investigator and asker of questions
  • Sensitive to the drivers of social or economic exclusion e.g. due to gender or age and committed to the reduction of social and economic inequalities
  • Contributes innovative and creative ways of thinking and working
  • Maintains integrity and personal reputation
  • Is a self-starter, energetic and friendly
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Women Mozambicans are strongly encouraged to apply
How to Apply
1. Documentation
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
2. Application
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  • Published 10.08.2019
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