USAID Project Vacancies – Chief of Party – Uganda Improving Youth Livelihoods in Agriculture at RTI International

Organisation: RTI
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job ID: 15799
About RTI:
RTI International is one of the
world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition
by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides
research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75
countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training,
surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development,
economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing
and chemical analysis.
About USAID Project:
RTI will be implementing an
upcoming USAID funded Improving Youth Livelihoods in Agriculture program
development project in Uganda. The program will expand technical, educational
and leadership opportunities in agriculture for youth ages 15-30 in select
districts in Uganda, including Northern Uganda, through a market-driven
approach to increased food security and employment for young men and women.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer overall technical and administrative leadership
    to the project implementation team, including development of strategies,
    budgets, work plans, monitoring and evaluation plans and reporting 
  • Provide supervision to the project full time
    personnel, consultants and subcontractors
  • Interact with USAID Mission and provide regular
    updates on project progress or issues that arise
  • Act as the primary liaison to USAID, local and
    national governmental authorities, local NGOs, community organizations,
    and other donor organizations
  • Manage the work of Organizational Capacity Building, M&E,
    and Grants Management teams
  • Provide mentoring and professional development
    support to project staff, with emphasis on building capacity of national
  • Steer the development of program strategies, planning
    and implementation of program activities while ensuring cohesion among the
    program components
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Chief of Party should hold a Master’s Degree in
    Agriculture, Economic Development or related field.
  • At least ten years’ relevant experience in the
    technical areas of: agriculture, youth development, workforce development,
    entrepreneurship, and/or youth employability
  • Past experience working with education and training
    institutions, private sector and NGOs to provide work readiness and
    technical training for the agriculture sector 
  • Significant experience with either the facilitated
    approach to donor programs and/or youth participatory engagement,  peer-to-peer learning, and youth
    engagement strategies
  • Significant experience working in developing
    countries (Sub-saharan or Uganda specific experience desirable)
  • Past experience with USAID or other international
    donors preferred
  • Fluency in oral and written English 
How to Apply: 
All candidates who wish to join
RTI International’s USAID Project should Apply Online by clicking on blue link
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