TechnoServe Vacancy

TechnoServe Ethiopia is extending an invitation to qualified and experienced individuals to apply for various job positions. If you’re actively seeking exciting opportunities, TechnoServe invites you to become a part of their team.

Position 1: Junior Construction Engineer

Location: Dilla, SNNPR

Career Level: Junior Level (1+ – 2 years experience)

Specific Activities:

  • Ensuring the maintenance of established wetlands to meet required standards.
  • Monitoring the delivery of construction materials to the pulp hopper and connecting channel construction.
  • Facilitating the preparation and delivery of vetiver grass from the source to the sites.
  • Overseeing the progress and completion of vetiver grass plantation.
  • Providing weekly status reports and setting objectives.
  • Monitoring and inspecting all engineering activities for clients.
  • Following up on excavation, leveling, trench preparation, topsoil preparation, soil bund, and V-cut replacement works.
  • Supervising construction works and providing immediate feedback.
  • Communicating with and guiding clients.
  • Submitting weekly reports.

Expected Deliverables:

  • Ensuring established wetlands and pulp hoppers meet required standards.
  • Overseeing the establishment of 8 new wetlands.
  • Following up on pulp hopper and connecting channel constructions.

Job Requirements:

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Recent graduate with a BSc Degree or Diploma in Civil or Water Engineering.
  • Minimum of one year of work experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  • Knowledge in environmental protection and wastewater management.
  • Excellent technical capabilities to ensure high-quality output.
  • Proficiency in Amharic and English.

Position 2: Business Advisor – Nespresso and CREW Program

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Delivering sustainability training to wet mill owners and staff.
  • Assisting in the development of site-specific environmental plans.
  • Monitoring client compliance against sustainability standards.
  • Participating in external certification schemes.
  • Conducting sustainability standards audits at wet mills and assisting in action plan development.
  • Participating in wet mill assessments for wetland establishment.
  • Providing technical support and supervision during wetland establishment and pulp hopper construction.
  • Ensuring proper waste management and composting.
  • Monitoring water consumption and providing training.
  • Establishing relationships with government offices and stakeholders.
  • Performing other assigned duties.

Job Requirements:

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Protection, Agricultural Science, Business Management, or related fields (Masters preferred).
  • Minimum of four years of professional experience, ideally in environmental protection, coffee processing, agriculture, or SME development. Preferred Skills:
  • Experience in coffee processing and wet mill supply chain management is advantageous.
  • Motorcycle riding license (for some positions).
  • Affan Oromo language skills required for certain positions.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume as a single document (Word or PDF) through the provided link by April 7, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and only qualified candidates will be contacted. TechnoServe encourages all individuals who share their vision to apply.

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