TechnoServe works with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.
A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries, TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. By linking people to information, capital and markets, they have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities.
TechnoServe has earned a 4-star rating from independent evaluator Charity Navigator for the last 11 years, placing us in the top 1 percent of all its rated nonprofits. With nearly 50 years of proven results, TechnoServe believes in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.
Their origin traces back to the village of Adidome, Ghana. In 1963, our founder Ed Bullard traveled there with his family for a year of volunteer service.
Ed was captivated by the spirit and character of the Ghanaian people. But he was appalled by the depth of poverty that surrounded him. A businessman, Ed understood that the contrast between this poverty and his own prosperity came not from any innate difference between himself and a poor Ghanaian farmer.
Instead, the people he saw struggled because they lacked the knowledge, skills and tools needed to lift themselves out of poverty. So in 1968, Ed launched TechnoServe – short for “technology in the service of mankind.” He envisioned TechnoServe as a different type of nonprofit, one that would help poor people by connecting them to information and market opportunities.
Today, TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We have worked in more than 40 countries across Africa, Latin America and Asia, assisting thousands of businesses and improving the incomes of millions of people.
True to Ed’s vision, we provide business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. With more than four decades of proven results, they believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.
We are seeking a dynamic independent consultant with a background in management consulting, strong client hands and analytical skills and commitment to TechnoServe’s mission to work with the Strategic Initiatives team. As an independent consultant with our team, you will lead the development of new, cutting edge business solutions that impact the lives of thousands of people in the world's poorest places.The Strategic Initiative Consultant will lead 1-2 strategy projects with leading multinational corporations focused on embedding shared value in their business practices while collaborating with TechnoServe's country teams working across Africa and Latin America. As Consultant, Strategic Initiatives you will:Developing sustainability and or/sustainable sourcing strategies, reviewing and analyzing corporate supply chains.