TechnoServe

Regenerative Business Advisor

The Regenerative Business Advisor supports initiatives that drive high-quality program execution and improved nature- and climate impact across TechnoServe’s work. The Regenerative Business team, led by the Director of Regenerative Business, works closely with TechnoServe regional and country teams, as well as leaders from our Entrepreneurship, High Margin Agriculture, Coffee, and Food Processing global practices. This role is essential in TechnoServe’s journey towards sustainable impact at scale through the rollout of TechnoServe’s Regenerative Business strategy.

Background:

The world stands at the threshold of an enormous opportunity: to create a new inclusive economy that is climate- and nature-positive. Leading companies and governments commit to reversing climate change and nature loss, and they have mobilized resources and investments to do so at an unprecedented scale. It is essential that people from vulnerable communities influence solutions and benefit from this transition.

With 50 years of experience and boots on the ground, TechnoServe is in a unique position to deliver human-centered regenerative business solutions to our partners, from smallholder farmers to global businesses, to make this vision a reality. We inspire corporate partners and governments to support living incomes, cut emissions, end deforestation, and restore biodiversity. To co-create transformative innovations and scale proven solutions with catalytic funding from private and public donors, TechnoServe has developed a Regenerative Business strategy and will commence strategy rollout in the spring of 2022.

Job summary:

The Regenerative Business Advisor supports initiatives that drive high-quality program execution and improved nature- and climate impact across TechnoServe’s work. The Regenerative Business team, led by the Director of Regenerative Business, works closely with TechnoServe regional and country teams, as well as leaders from our Entrepreneurship, High Margin Agriculture, Coffee, and Food Processing global practices. This role is essential in TechnoServe’s journey towards sustainable impact at scale through the rollout of TechnoServe’s Regenerative Business strategy.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

New Business Development:

  • Advise proposal teams on how to design Regenerative Business projects.
  • Support technical aspects of proposal development.
  • Write proposal sections and logframes.
  • Review proposals.
  • Keep track of funding opportunities related to regenerative business
  • Support countries and regions in the preparation of lead generation materials

Program and Project Support:

  • Advise project teams on technical elements of Regenerative Business.
  • Review project design and advise projects on how to make it more regenerative and deliver on the above-mentioned metrics.
  • Support projects to identify regenerative business partners as needed, including third party verifiers for key metrics
  • Support Practice teams by providing the technical approaches and tools for Regenerative Business for each Area of Excellence, in close collaboration with the practice leadership.
  • Develop analysis, communications, toolkits, and presentations as assigned

Knowledge Management & Communications:

  • Develop educational program for colleagues, e.g., curated resource library, webinars, intranet page
  • Develop knowledge papers for internal audiences, particularly proposal developers, on TechnoServe’s opportunity and offering related to regenerative business
  • Support the implementation of the Regenerative Business communication plan
  • Develop communication materials for a wide range of audiences.
  • Organize external stakeholder meetings, conferences and events

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5 years of professional experience (or 3 years with a Master’s degree) in climate change, natural resource management or related field
  • Experience on climate and nature-based solutions, preferably in international development, consulting or private sector
  • Demonstrated expertise of best practices and current innovations within environmental sustainability (e.g. regenerative agriculture, circularity)
  • Experience in project design
  • Proven analytical skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in economics, business, biology or engineering preferred
  • Work experience in low-income or emerging economies preferred
  • Experience working on economic growth and regenerative business in international development, consulting, or private sector preferred

Required Languages: English Fluency required (with a preference for French, Portuguese or Spanish)

Travel - Willingness to travel up to 25% to the countries where TechnoServe does business

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Passion for TechnoServe’s mission of prosperity for all
  • Excellent communicator, including interviewing and writing
  • Strong command of MS PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, flexibility and responsively

We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe's vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.

With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.

If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at TechnoServe please contact the Human Resources at recruitment@tns.org or call +1 202 785 4515.