• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff501-1000
  • Development Budget50 Million - 100 Million
  • HeadquartersGhana
  • Founded1968
TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. They are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Their 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, they 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. Their 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 They work with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. Vision They will be the most effective catalyst and partner for transformative, on the ground, market based solutions to poverty. How They Work TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. They help grow strong markets that create income and jobs in poor communities. In order to achieve their mission, they operate as a catalyst and partner to strengthen market systems. They 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 Their Approach TechnoServe aims to be a catalyst and partner at all points in competitive markets. They 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. They address market failures in three ways: Develop Capacity: They help individuals and communities acquire skills, share knowledge and apply the technologies needed to build successful farms and businesses. Strengthen Market Connections: They coordinate among industry players and connect emerging businesses and farms to capital, networks and suppliers. Improve the Business Environment: They encourage self-sustaining economic activity by addressing the policies, information and incentives that help markets function better.

Where is TechnoServe


Current jobs

500Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Chief of Party, BeninCajù
  • Puerto Rico Coffee Program Manager
    Puerto Rico
  • International Short Term Experts
  • National Short Term Experts

Staff at TechnoServe have experience in


  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • private sector development
  • farming / crops
  • research & development


  • kenya
  • united states
  • mozambique
  • tanzania
  • malawi


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

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Company Offices
  • Ghana (headquarters)
  • Box 135 Accra Ghana
  • El Salvador (headquarters)
  • ""
  • United States (headquarters)
  • Washington, DC
  • 1120 19th Street NW, 8th Floor
  • United States
  • Norwalk
  • 1 Mechanic Street

In the News

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Technoserve CEO on lessons for supply chain partnerships

21 December 2016

Opinion: 3 ways to empower women entrepreneurs

15 November 2016
William Warshauer on the post-2015 agenda

SDGs and the private sector: Creating a win-win scenario

8 June 2015
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
Future development professional

The phantom team leader

16 June 2015