The East Africa Regional Director (RD) oversees the design, development and implementation of our programs in East Africa, including—but not limited to—Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Ethiopia. The RD is responsible for ensuring a steady pipeline of new business opportunities—through proactive relationship building with key donors—as well as ensuring the quality and compliance of all operations. The RD reports to the Chief Program Officer and serves as a member of TechnoServe’s global senior management team.
The RD will have significant management and international experience, a passion for economic development, relevant language skills, and be capable of thoroughly understanding and successfully leading program teams and operations across multiple countries. S/he is expected to be an outstanding communicator and team leader. Previous experience working with organizations of TechnoServe’s size and scope is important and private sector experience is highly desirable. The RD will embody TechnoServe’s values of collegiality, integrity, resourcefulness and results.
- A minimum of ten years of leadership experience, preferably in strategy consulting, business, finance or international development
- A minimum of three years of work experience in one or more developing countries
- A bachelor’s degree and preferably a post-graduate degree such as an MBA, MPP or MIA
Travel: Up to 50% regionally and internationally
About the Organization
TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. By linking people to information, capital and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities.
Founded over 50 years ago, TechnoServe has been named the #1 nonprofit for fighting poverty by the ImpactMatters charity ratings agency.