• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff501-1000
  • Development Budget50 Million - 100 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1968
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.  TechnoServe employs more than 900 people, the vast majority of them host-country nationals working in the field. Our staff combine business expertise with local knowledge, relationships and context to help hardworking men and women generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities.      Mission We work with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.   Vision We will be the most effective catalyst and partner for transformative, on the ground, market based solutions to poverty.   How We Work TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We help grow strong markets that create income and jobs in poor communities. In order to achieve our mission, we operate as a catalyst and partner to strengthen market systems. We focus on market systems that have: A clear opportunity – an unmet demand for a product or service The potential for inclusive growth that benefits poor people in their roles as producers, entrepreneurs, employees or consumers The potential for scale – impacting significant numbers of families   Our Approach TechnoServe aims to be a catalyst and partner at all points in competitive markets. We work with individuals and businesses to address market failures – the constraints that prevent a market system from operating efficiently. These constraints may include skills, technologies, availability of information, market linkages, access to finance, infrastructure, governance or policies. We address market failures in three ways: Develop Capacity: We help individuals and communities acquire skills, share knowledge and apply the technologies needed to build successful farms and businesses.   Strengthen Market Connections: We coordinate among industry players and connect emerging businesses and farms to capital, networks and suppliers.   Improve the Business Environment: We encourage self-sustaining economic activity by addressing the policies, information and incentives that help markets function better.    

Where is TechnoServe


Current jobs

385Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Recruitment Manager
    United States
  • Regional Fortification Manager
    Kenya, Ethiopia
  • Coffee Value Chain Director
    Congo, The Democratic Republic of
  • Chief of Party
    Eastern Africa, West Africa, Latin America and Caribbean

Staff at TechnoServe have experience in


  • development
  • farming / crops
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • private sector development
  • agricultural financing


  • united states agency for international development
  • non-governmental organization
  • department for international development
  • ford foundation
  • foundation


  • zimbabwe
  • kenya
  • kazakhstan
  • malawi
  • india


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Contact TechnoServe

Current staff

Former staff

Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • Washington, DC
  • 1120 19th Street NW, 8th Floor
  • United States
  • Norwalk
  • 1 Mechanic Street

In the News

Video: Simon Winter, TechnoServe

Sharing failure's lessons

20 January 2014
Business insights: Todd Kirkbride, TechnoServe

Investment advising as a catalyst to creating shared value

29 August 2013


Contract Awards

To Create Local Economic & Policy Support Systems for Emerging Farmers5 August 2016

Ford Foundation - Ford Foundation
5 Aug 2016

Final Support for Scaling-up Inclusive Agribusiness Models25 July 2016

Ford Foundation - Ford Foundation
25 Jul 2016

Improvement of Fertilizer Access among Smallholder Farmers15 January 2016

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - B&MGF
15 Jan 2016
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