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Head of Enterprise Development Unit (EDU): TechnoServe Jobs in Tanzania

TechnoServe is an international business development organization whose mission is to support entrepreneurial men and women to get out of poverty. Our approach is based on hiring high-performing people who share our vision of private sector solutions that create long-term transformation in people’s lives.
We believe in hardwork, creativity, and leveraging the dynamism of talented people. We are committed to innovation, learning, and results. Our global team is drawn from world-class industry and management consulting firms. We arc
work in nearly 20 countries in Africa, Latin America and India.
TechnoServe is seeking an individual to lead the strategy and business development, planning, operations, and management for the new Enterprise Development Unit (EDU) of TechnoServe Tanzania.
Major Responsibilities
  • Develop clearly articulated and fact-based strategies for intervention that support individual project objectives and goals
  • Lead rigorous industry assessments to identify new industry and client opportunities
  • Lead comprehensive client diagnostics on existing and new value chain and SME programs
  • Lead new business development for the EDU in coordination with Country Director, including concept papers and proposals for industries of focus

  • Provide intellectual leadership in helping team members identify and develop business and industry wide value chain improvement strategies
  • Develop tailored trainings to develop the capacity of clients (and other stakeholders as required)
  • Develop and deliver trainings for staff in core business skills e.g. business analytics, financial management, business planning, strategy, etc.
  • Ensure the objectives and measures upon which the engagement will be evaluated against are clearly defined and understood by all team members
  • Bachelor’s Degree and MBA from globally top-ranked universities
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in the private sector, preferably as a management consultant at a top firm (e.g. MeKinsey, Bain, Boston Consulting Group, etc.)
  • Proven track record of developing complex client business plans
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal/people management skills and excellent oral and written communication skills in English a must
  • Demonstrates strong passion for assisting clients in building profitable and sustainable businesses that benefit the rural poor
  • Strong financial analysis and management skills
  • Good working knowledge of country’s economic development
  • Willingness to travel internationally and domestically when necessary
  • Computer literate (Access, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to develop well written, cohesive proposals that are responsive to donors’ needs
Please send your CV and three references to
No phone calls please.
Women are encouraged to apply.

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