MasterCard Foundation YETA Chief of Party Job Placement – NCBA CLUSA

Job Title:        Chief of Party
Organisation: National
Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA)
Project Name: MasterCard
Foundation Youth Empowerment Through Agriculture (YETA).
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA
CLUSA) is the trade association for cooperative businesses in the United States
and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector
education, technical assistance, and advocacy that helps businesses thrive. For
nearly 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect business
enterprises, highlighting the impact that economic development has in bettering
the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has
worked in over 100 countries in the areas of food security, agricultural
development, strengthening of communities and farmer organizations,
community-based health, natural resources management, and empowerment of
smallholder farmers, women, and youth. We currently work in 17 countries in
Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
About MasterCard Foundation YETA
NCBA CLUSA Uganda has received funding from MasterCard Foundation to
reach young people in Northern and Mid – Western Uganda in the ages of 15-24
and support them to establish sustainable commercial enterprises. The project
name is Youth Empowerment Through Agriculture (YETA).
 Job Summary: The Chief of Party will have the responsibility for
the implementation and management of the YETA program.  This position ensures that the project is
implemented with high quality in accordance with NCBA CLUSA’s international
program management standards and with its technical approach and principles.
S/he will ensure that NCBA CLUSA’s values, methodology and approaches are being
uniformly implemented throughout the project. As the head administrator for the
project, the Chief of Party will direct all in-country activities and will be
the primary point of contact for the project donor. 
Key Duties and
The jobholder acts as NCBA CLUSA’s top
representative and executive in Uganda by establishing and/or maintaining
excellent working relationships with donors, government officials at all
levels, the private sector, the customers of the project, suppliers, bi-lateral
and multi-lateral agencies, and other rural and financial development practitioners;
Serves as the project’s main field contact point
with MasterCard Foundation;
Maintains constant communications with the home
office, reporting on implementation progress and challenges encountered;
Recruits, trains and motivates top professional
talent within Uganda;
Designs, negotiates, and executes annual project
work plans;
Oversees project monitoring, reporting and
evaluation, including participating in the design of PMP and M&E system;
Manages and develops internal controls, policies
and procedures that are in-line with MasterCard Foundation and NCBA CLUSA
compliance regulations, or other donor regulation as necessary;
Supervises the management of sub-grants
including overseeing the submission of their deliverables in a timely manner;
Oversees project budget to ensure it remains on
track and ensures that all financial systems are functioning properly and in
compliance with NCBA CLUSA regulations;
Provides leadership, advice, and mentoring of
support staff and project partners;
Designs, market tests, and ramps up the delivery
of new and innovative farming systems, (particularly conservation farming and
youth engagement) marketing strategies, and the accompanying tools;
Provides leadership, advice, and mentoring of
youth associations, credit and microfinance institutions, and cooperatives;
Prepares project implementation and impact
reports and other programming/project documents as needed for the effective
oversight by head office and marketing of NCBA achievements and capabilities;
Represents NCBA at national, international, and
regional conferences and donor meetings, at request of the NCBA supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
degree required in Agribusiness, Economics, Business or related field, Master’s
degree preferred;
At least fifteen years’ experience in
International development based in Africa; strong knowledge of local political
institutions and culture:
At least fifteen years’ experience implementing
international development projects, preferably in the areas related to NCBA
CLUSA’s core focus sectors: food security and agriculture, youth
entrepreneurship, democracy and governance, natural resource management,
cooperative development, integrated women and gender initiatives, and community-based
Significant exposure and experience leading in a
consortium that meets or exceeds donor required spending and deliverables
Proven ability to develop systems for project
and program design;
Excellent capacity to understand and manage
complex budgets in relation to program implementation;
Expert in Organization Development,
Institutional Capacity Building and Agribusiness Management and Marketing;
Excellent leadership and management skills,
communication and interpersonal   skills;
Leadership: demonstrated ability to lead people
and get results through others;
Planning: strategic thinking and planning
capacity to support five-to ten-year time organizational plans and trends in
development initiatives;
Management: ability to organize and manage
multiple priorities;
Problem analysis and problem resolution at a
functional and strategic level;
Excellent interpersonal and communication
Strong customer orientation;
High performance and strong team player;
Commitment to company mission, vision,
principles, and values;
Strong negotiation skills;
Knowledge of geographic region;
Excellent computer skills (Outlook, Word,
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
NCBA CLUSA in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to visit the link
below to Apply.
Deadline: 31st October

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