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Job Title:  Youth Economic Opportunities Manager

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 cooperatives thrive. For nearly 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have 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.

About USAID Programmes:

NCBA CLUSA is currently recruiting senior and mid-level technical specialists for two anticipated USAID programs:

  • Uganda’s Improving Youth Livelihoods in Agriculture program is a five-year program to increase opportunities for youth in agriculture to realize their potential and effectively contribute to Uganda’s social and economic development. 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 for increased food security and employment for young men and women.
  • Uganda Producer Organizations’ Activity will focus on strengthening farmer organizations to become more business-oriented and better advocates for their respective members. The approach will focus on training members of farmer organizations in such areas as group formation, dynamics and cohesion, governance, financial management, trust, access to services and markets, and advocacy. The purpose is to create a critical mass of member-owned, democratically- governed organizations to meet the specific financial and/or social needs of their members, and of the wider farming community.

Job Summary: The Youth Economic Opportunities Manager will be responsible for overseeing all senior technical staff and workplan activities related to youth entrepreneurship to ensure program objectives are met.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the aforementioned vacancy should have at least ten years of experience in the agriculture and youth sectors managing Kampala and field-based staff for international donor programs;
  • Prior USAID experience is preferred.

How to Apply for the job: 

All candidates who wish to work in USAID’s projects should send their updated CVs along with a cover letter to Please include the position title in the subject line of the email.

Deadline: 24th November, 2014

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