Business Advisor-WIN


TechnoServe is recruiting a Business Advisor-WIN, to be based in Maputo/Nampula, 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
  • TechnoServe’s commitment to gender equality: 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 two-year program, called Women IN Business-WIN (2023-2025). 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 development approach (“MSD”) to support the growth and efficiency of women in business. WIN works with partners across the public and private sector to invest in changes that benefit its target group, that are: (i) Rural women living and working outside of Maputo and provincial capitals; (ii)Young women (18-35 years old) but not exclusive to this age group; (iii) Low income micro entrepreneurs and  (iv) women in agribusinesses. WIN has a national scope with a focus in the North. For more information, visit
  • The Business Advisor will work independently with some support from the Market Systems Manager 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 women owned businesses, either in the agricultural or in non-agricultural sectors (micro-entrepreneurship) and then, try to crowd in other actors to replicate the change
  • Hold discussions with women and stakeholders to identify business needs and map out solutions
  • Establishing and managing partnerships (mainly with agro-businesses) with an impact on the program, on female small holder farmers and micro-entrepreneurs. This entails:
  • Developing all partnership documents (strategy, agreement, budget, MEL plan)
  • Supervising activities and workplan execution
  • Overseeing partner budget execution
  • With support from the Knowledge and Results Manager, monitor and evaluate the progress of sector activities
  • Support with managing external contractors and sub-grantees
  • When relevant, conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis of the business case for engaging women in WIN's sectors of interest, and synthesize findings from research and analysis - with support from the team
  • Represent the program at networking and relationship meetings with private and public actors
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Economics, Statistics, Agronomy/Agribusiness, Business Management, Marketing, Finance and Accounting or related fields with 3 years experience or Master’s Degree with 1 year experience
  • At least 3 experience working in the private sector in agriculture, gender, work in rural areas, northern provinces, management consulting, market research, financial services or related fields, or in an NGO/government role with orientation towards private sector development
  • Autonomous, self-driven, highly pro-active and high sense of responsibility
  • 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 Market Systems Development approach (MSD) is an advantage
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience in agriculture, northern provinces and gender
  • Fluent in Portuguese and English
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Extremely curious, hard-working and driven
  • Well-composed and humble, in the company of senior executives and also low-income populations
  • 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
  • Travel:  Availability for domestic travels within the target regions up to 40% of time
  • Mozambican women and men are strongly encouraged to apply
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  • Publicado 07.12.2023
  • Expira 23.12.2023
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