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Job Title: Program Development Manager
 
TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Build and grow relationships and build opportunity pipeline
  • Identify new funding and program opportunities to build up the new business pipeline in prioritized countries (with an initial emphasis on Uganda) and contribute to the strategy for prioritizing and approaching opportunities;
  • In coordination with divisional and country-level colleagues, cultivate and manage relationships with donors, corporate partners and potential stakeholders, including government and private sector companies;
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with partner organizations, including private sector companies;
  • Develop winning technical and cost proposals
  • Oversee the overall proposal development process;
  • Design and write high quality responsive and competitive technical proposals,
  • Create accurate and competitive cost proposals, including budgets and budget narratives
  • Steer and/or support the recruitment of key personnel for bids
  • Coordinate and support the review and quality assurance processes for proposal
  • Support the research, knowledge and learning management process
  • Manage consultants who are conducting industry analyses and agriculture market system analyses
  • Update and analyze progress towards funding goals by maintain internal tracking systems
  • Develop and maintain own knowledge relevant to TNS and our field of work
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should hold a BA, AB or BS in business administration, economics, marketing or related discipline, required
  • Possession of a Masters in Business, Agriculture, Economics, International Development or related fields preferred, but not required
  • At least a year to two years’ experience with a Master’s Degree or 3-5 years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Proven track record in successful business and program development design;
  • Prior experience in designing, developing, researching and authoring quality and winning proposals;
  • Past exposure and experience in East Africa, economic development, agriculture, agribusiness, women, SME- development, market systems, preferred
  • Experience living and working in multi-cultural environments abroad, E. Africa preferred
How to apply for the job: 
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should submit a single Word-formatted document consisting of cover letter, resume and salary history to jobs@tns.org. Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line.  Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be considered or contacted. No phone calls please.
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