USAID Non-profit Job Careers – Deputy Chief of Party at TechnoServe

Project Name: USAID
Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture Program
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
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.
About USAID Project:
USAID Uganda is funding a new
five-year Youth Leadership for Agriculture program to increase economic
opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Ugandan female and male youth aged
10 to 35, in agriculture- related fields, in order to increase their incomes
and build entrepreneurial, leadership, and workforce readiness skills. Pending
confirmation of funding, TechnoServe will lead this program in select districts
in Uganda, including Northern Uganda, through market systems and facilitative
approaches. This program will focus on achieving two specific objectives by
partnering with both public and private entities: (1) increased incomes of youth
working in agricultural value chains (specifically maize, beans and coffee);
and (2) improved skills development (entrepreneurship, employability,
leadership, and life skills) obtained through formal and non-formal education
and training organizations.
Job Summary: The Deputy
Chief of Party (DCOP) will work closely with the Chief of Party to manage the
day-to-day operations of the Program. The DCOP will offer technical and
managerial leadership and will focus on building partnerships with key stakeholders.
In the absence of the COP, the DCOP will assume full responsibility for the
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the USAID Project career placement should hold a
    Master’s degree in agricultural economics, economics, business,
    international development, public policy, education, or other relevant
    field. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with 12 years of experience
    may be substituted for a Master’s degree
  • At
    least eight years’ experience in international development, preferably in
    agriculture, private enterprise development, or youth development.
  • Possess
    an excellent track record of achieving results in similar activities,
    demonstrated high level leadership, interpersonal, technical, analytical,
    and skills.
  • Proven
    ability to successfully lead and manage challenging projects involving
    both public and private sector stakeholders; strong operations management
    and project management skills
  • High
    level of leadership, interpersonal, technical and analytical skills, including
    a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a
    broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key
  • Prior
    experience working in emerging markets. Preference for work experience in
    Sub-Saharan Africa, especially East Africa and Uganda
  • Excellent
    management and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated
    understanding of and passion for youth economic empowerment and
    improvement of livelihoods.
  • Highly
    passionate about market-led approaches and to helping the poor improve
    their livelihoods.
  • Strong
    focus on results.
  • Experience
    working in Uganda is preferred
  • Prior
    and proven experience successfully leading USAID funded programs is
  • Fluency
    in written and spoken English; fluency in Langi, Acholi, and/or Kiswahili
    is an added advantage.
  • Prior
    experience practically applying market systems and facilitative approaches
How to Apply: 
All qualified and interested
applicants should send a single Word-formatted document consisting of cover
letter, resume and salary history to Please identify the position
for which you are applying in the subject line. Only applicants meeting minimum
qualifications will be considered or contacted.
Deadline: 4th February 2015.

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