APPLY NOW: Business Advisor at TechnoServe 2024/2025


Job Title: Business Advisor

Supervisor: Senior Business Advisor


Grade: 7

Period: May – Dec 2024


Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

Program Implementation:

  • Support the identification, profiling and recruitment of Agri-SMEs in Rwanda.
  • Support the on boarding process of the Agri-SMEs into the Growth and Investment program,
  • Create and manage synergies across TechnoServe’s portfolio to create holistic TA support for the SMEs
  • Provide personalised support/advisory to the Agri-SMEs during the program implementation and ensure they complete program based activities on time.
  • Support planning and organising the Growth and Investment Pitching sessions which includes identification and recruitment of investors and supporting the Agri-SMEs to develop their pitching decks.
  • Continuously monitor and engage strategic partners for TA, business development, and collaborations

Capacity Development:

  • During Cohort four, the BA will provide technical assistance through training, group and individual coaching and mentorship of the recruited Agri-SMEs on areas relevant to a growing business. Focus will be on typical business challenges and company priorities around generating top-line growth, addressing operations/management inefficiencies, accessing finance, market development/ customer acquisition & retention.
  • Support management of the project WhatsApp group to provide support, answer questions and share information of interest and promote networking

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL):

  • Track and monitor the real-time analytics of Agri-SMEs progress on the various program based activities in order to ensure timely implementation of the program as per the work plan.
  • The BA will work on integrating follow-up surveys after delivery of content to assess adoption and uptake and collect information from Agri-SMEs related to training outcomes.
  • The BA will support the program quality surveys by contacting the registration (baseline), module satisfaction and end line surveys.
  • The BA will periodically develop updates and reports to the supervisor and the donor. The collected data will be used as input for a joint workshop that will look at how to incorporate our lessons learned to further optimise our approach for scale-up. The BA/ABA, in collaboration with Aceli and other stakeholders, will co-author a report for publication.

Basic Qualifications

These are the requirements that any qualified candidate must meet. Typically includes

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in economics, business or a related field is an advantage
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong background advising and coaching agri- SMEs in Rwanda is highly desirable
  • Proven analytical and modelling skills
  • Demonstrated ability to gather data (through desk research and interviews) and synthesise large amounts of information to provide a cohesive assessment of opportunities and constraints within a market
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, teamwork and relationship building
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong computer skills, including advanced skills in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Able to work independently, flexibly and responsively to deliver high-quality deliverables
  • Able to adapt to changing working conditions
  • Able to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Strong background in agriculture, economics, business and strategy development.
  • Ability to communicate in English. Kinyarwanda and Swahili an added advantage.

We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe’s vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply here before May 26th, 2024.

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