Regional Coffee Sustainability Manager, Africa


Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future. This simple idea has been at the heart of TechnoServe's work around the world for over 50 years. TechnoServe is a pioneer in leveraging the power of business and markets to create sustainable pathways out of poverty.

The low-income communities in which we work are full of enterprising people. Their small-scale farms and businesses are the keys to economic development. But they face many challenges: low literacy, lack of access to jobs and markets, unpredictable political dynamics and, increasingly, the effects of climate change. For many women and young people, the challenges are even more daunting. Working with TechnoServe staff, people around the world are lifting themselves out of poverty. The results are amazing...when incomes increase and living conditions for families get better, they are able to access health care and education previously out of reach. Communities and even whole countries are better off.

Job Summary:

The Regional Coffee Sustainability Manager, Africa will support the design, technical support and monitoring of coffee agronomy and sustainability initiatives in Africa, contributing towards the practice's vision of supporting three million smallholder farming families achieve sustainable living incomes.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

Strategy and new business development

  • Support testing of new coffee agronomy and sustainability innovations
  • Support partnerships with government and non-government organizations to investigate sustainable IPM and climate change strategies through appropriate research
  • Support coffee new business development in partnership with Strategic Initiatives, Program Development and regional divisions
  • Assist in division and country-specific strategic planning related to the coffee sector

Technical support

  • Support the country teams to implement and document all stages of the Coffee Farm College and Sustainability programs to ensure targets are met
  • Field visits to support technical implementation reviews
  • Oversee and review Coffee Farm College training updates
  • Oversee annual review of sustainability standards, associated training and audit materials

Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation

  • Review the impact of the agronomy programs to ensure the targets are being met and identify opportunities to optimize yield increases
  • Support development of program impact one-pagers that summarize best practice, yield and demographic surveys
  • Review agronomy and sustainability project impact reports to finalize and develop action steps

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture (or relevant field) + 7 years experience, or Master's Degree + 5 years experience
  • Strong command of MS PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Coffee sector experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work experience in Africa

Required Languages: English Fluency required

Travel: Willingness to travel in Africa

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Commitment to the TechnoServe mission of prosperity for all
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, flexibly and responsively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven analytical skills

Supervisory Responsibilities - Manage and mentor junior team members

NOTE: Due to the responsibilities of this position, the selected candidate must be available Monday - Friday during work hours of GMT or GMT+3.


We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe's vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.

With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.

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Salary Range
$55,000.00 - $103,000.00
per Year
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