USAID UYLA Regional Team Leader Career Opportunity – Chemonics International Inc.

Job Title:        Regional Team Leader
Organization: Chemonics
International Inc.
Project Name: Uganda Youth
Leadership for Agriculture Activity (UYLA)
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief of Party
About US:
Chemonics International Inc. is certified consulting company that has
partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and
economic change around the world for overe 40 years.
About Feed the Future Program:
Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security
initiative, is establishing a foundation for lasting progress against global
hunger. The Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture is a 5 year
Activity which will support Ugandan partners, with youth in the lead, to
identify and drive forward sustainable, inclusive, and cost-effective
approaches that put youth, especially female youth, squarely in the agriculture
sector as leaders, farmers, entrepreneurs, and employees. The purpose of this
flagship activity is to increase economic opportunities for approximately
350,000 Ugandan female and male youth ages 10 to 35 in agriculture-related
fields, in order to increase their incomes and build their entrepreneurship,
leadership, and workforce readiness skills.
Job Summary: The Regional
Team Leader will manage and provide strategic direction for the Feed the Future
Uganda Youth Leadership for Activity northern and western regional hubs based
in Gulu and Masindi respectively. The incumbent is responsible for providing
technical and thought leadership, oversight and mentorship primarily to the
regional teams and YLA so as to enable them to identify, design and implement
activities, through partnerships, that will promote YLA’s objectives of
increased incomes of youth working in agricultural value chains and improved
skills and competencies of youth, especially women, between the ages of 10-35.
The Regional Team Leader will work with respective team members to leverage
age- appropriate best practices in technical, entrepreneurial and workforce
readiness interventions. All initiatives will be continuously monitored to
ensure evidence based and experiential learning and best practices are shared
and or replicated across the activity portfolio.
Key Duties and
Provide mentorship and strategic direction to
the regional teams to pursue and leverage productive public and private
partnerships that are willing to engage in- and out of school youth in
furtherance of YLA’s objectives. Applying a facilitative approach throughout,
and cognizant of specific age cohorts of youth, these partnerships will lead
o   Adoption
of technologies that improve agricultural productivity by youth and or firms
working with youth;
o   Increased
provision of market-driven technical, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship
skills development services by private sector firms to youth and or firms
supporting skills development for youth;
o   Increased
access to input and output markets by youth;
o   Improved
provision of life skills for healthy living to youth.
o   Increased
employment opportunities for youth along agriculture value chains;
o   Increased
opportunities for youth to demonstrate leadership, social entrepreneurship, and
community engagement;
Manage YLA strategic partners’ subcontracts
Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and
Learning (MEL) team to ensure that data collection is consistent and accurate
as specified in the MEL guidelines and provide analysis of data resulting from
YLA interventions
The incumbent will assure management of grants
agreements is consistent to deliver timely and quality results
Prepare and submit monthly reports outlining advances
towards yearly work plans
Provide inputs and content for quarterly and
annual reports and other reports as required by USAID Uganda
Supervise and manage the performance of the
regional Partnerships Managers and Team Coordinators
Perform any other tasks assigned by the Chief of
Party or Deputy Chief of Party consistent with the overall nature, objectives
and strategic direction of the Activity
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the USAID UYLA Regional Team
Leader career vacancy must hold a master’s degree in education, business or
other relevant field. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
with 10 years of experience may be substituted for a Master’s degree.
At least six years’ experience in workforce
development or youth development work.
Excellent track record of achieving results in
similar types of activities.
Demonstrated high level technical, analytical
and interpersonal skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
in English.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications electronically with a cover letter, CV, and three professional
references to:
Deadline: 7th October, 2016
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