Change Management Officer (m/f)


TechnoServe is recruiting a Change Management Officer (m/f), to be based in Boane, Mozambique.
  • China’s impressive path of poverty alleviation through agricultural development holds lessons for Africa. To share those lessons, models and technologies for the benefit of African smallholder farmers, China has invested in the construction and support of Agriculture Technology Demonstration Centers (ATDCs) across Africa. The ATDCs have great potential to serve as technology transfer hubs that support the agricultural development of host countries and drive benefits for smallholder farmers
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) aims to support a strong partnership with China to reduce poverty in Africa by catalyzing country-led and inclusive agricultural transformations. As part of this initiative trilateral cooperation agreements are being signed between BMGF, China and host governments in Africa. The cooperation aims to maximize the benefits from China’s agricultural knowledge and experience, technologies, and models to improve agricultural production and SHF livelihoods. One project within this cooperation framework is to improve the effectiveness and impact of the ATDCs in Zambia and Mozambique. To support this objective BMGF has funded TechnoServe to implement the Technical Support for China's Agricultural Technology Demonstration Centers project
  • The project includes two core components delivered in parallel. The first supports the ATDC leadership and staff to strengthen management and organizational functions, with particular attention to establishing sustainability plans and diversifying the Center’s funding base. The second focuses on strengthening the ATDC to identify, demonstrate, and pilot technologies in selected value chains where there is demand from the African countries and where China is a leader, and ultimately to partner with entities that have the incentive and resources to scale-up these proven technologies
  • TechnoServe is currently recruiting a Change Management Officer for the Mozambique ATDC technical assistance project. In Mozambique the ATDC is called Centro de Investigação e Transferência de Tecnologias Agrárias do Umbeluzi (CITTAU). The project requires significant stakeholder management between Chinese and Mozambican CITTAU partners, private sector stakeholders, government agencies, and smallholder farmer associations to ensure alignment on the future of the CITTAU and to position it for success. This is a high profile opportunity to support a national team and align multiple local and international stakeholders to ensure that CITTAU develops into a functional and sustainable center that can play a significant and constructive role in the priority value chains of rice and vegetables and serve as a technology transfer center of excellence
Strategic and technical leadership
  • Organizational development:
  • Support CITTAU to implement its strategic documents (e.g. strategic/operation plan, communication strategy)
  • Support CITTAU management on decision making to establish a human resource structure suitable to the needs of the CITTAU while ensuring the cost suits CITTAU financial capabilities. (a HR consultant will be allocated to lead the process)
  • Ensure that the Chinese counterpart participate actively in the implementation of the CITTAU strategies and are properly communicated about the developments
Technology transfer
  • Support CITTAU to document what drives impact for smallholder farmers and value to the supply chain, and the models that can achieve scale, sustainability and improved quality of technology distribution
  • Support the CITTAU researchers to materializer the partnerships established with organizations in China that can provide technology solutions identified by the centre
  • Support the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation system developed for technology transfer by: capturing results to drive strategic decision-making and for the creation of informative and training materials to be used by pilot and scale up partners
Stakeholder management
  • Support the CITTAU senior management in the materialization of partnerships with private sector companies and scale up partners through the signature of relevant MoU's
  • Support CITTAU senior management to establish partnership with relevant donors and development partners (connect CITTAU with at least two additional donors)
Knowledge and learning
  • Develop knowledge and communication outputs to capture CITTAU results for multiple audiences
  • Support the compilation of the final project evaluation report (a fellow will be allocated to lead the process)
  • A bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience. A master's degree and at least 2 years of experience strongly preferred
  • Expertise in change management and organizational development with businesses and/or public institutions, preferably in sub-Saharan African and/or China
  • Experience in capacity building, coaching and mentoring in a multi-cultural context
  • Understanding of the agrarian landscape in Mozambique is an advantage
  • Experience working with African government ministries or entities is required.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural relational and communication skills are required
  • Excellent written, oral & presentation skills in English and Portuguese required
  • Ability in spoken Mandarin Chinese is an advantage. Experience working in China, familiarity with Chinese culture and/or with Chinese organizations preferred
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
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  • Due to a high volume of applicants, we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. TechnoServe is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes
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  • Curriculum Vitae
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