Business Advisor


TechnoServe is recruiting a Business Advisor, 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
  • TechnoServe Mozambique is working with SIDA to design and implement a five-year, Women in Business (WIN) program to support women entrepreneurs and women-led micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in high-potential sectors across the country. The Program will start with a six month inception phase, which will result in a proposal for a final program design to SIDA at the end of the inception phase
  • TechnoServe is utilizing a market systems development and facilitation approach to support the growth and efficiency of women entrepreneurs and women-led micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) by overcoming system-level constraints. Outputs will include more sustainable system-wide changes – constant upgrading of core and supporting products and services, rules and increased crowding in of investment
  • The Business Adviser will facilitate activities related to a portion of deliverables under the Women in Business Program. The Business Advisor will work with Technoserve’s team members, consultants and market actors to design and roll out strategies that meet the program’s overall goal
  • Contribute to the implementation of Program activities related to market research, stakeholder engagement and capacity development
  • Support discussions with women entrepreneurs and women owned businesses to help identify business development needs, map out potential solutions and select private and public actors to provide services
  • Ensure high quality delivery of market-based services to women owned businesses
  • Contribute to the Programs networking and relationship management with private and public actors outside the program to promote the program objectives and facilitate wider adoption and crowding in
  • Actively participate in Program reviews and learning sessions to inform and advice on strategy
  • With support from the Knowledge and Results Manager, contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the Programs effectiveness
  • Relevant academic education in relation to Economics, Statistics, Agribusiness, Business Management, Marketing, Finance and Accounting or related fields
  • 3-5 years’ experience working in the private sector in management consulting, market research, banking or related fields
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing gender equality
  • Track record of building and managing strong client and stakeholder relationships with private sector and government
  • Knowledge and practical project experience in the application of the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) is an added advantage
  • Excellent communication, analytical and strategy skills
  • Confident with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Fluent in Portuguese and English
  • Extremely curious
  • Exceptional investigator and asker of questions
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills, and can manage relationships with many different stakeholders
  • Sensitive to the drivers of social or economic exclusion e.g. due to gender or age
  • Pushes innovative and creative ways of thinking and working
  • Ability to analyse complex issues efficiently, thoroughly understand sector dynamics, and proposes innovative solutions
  • Gives constructive feedback to team mates and influences others to work better
  • Maintains integrity and personal reputation
  • Is a self-starter, energetic and friendly
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
  • TechnoServe is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities
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  • Published 12.04.2018
  • Expires 20.04.2018
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