Chief of Party, Zambia

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Celebrating 100 years of supporting cooperatives that build a better world, the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the apex association for cooperative businesses in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector support, advocacy and international development that helps co-ops thrive. NCBA CLUSA continues 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 85 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the positon of Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded integrated nutrition, agriculture, and WASH project in Zambia. The project will have focus on integrated interventions to reduce stunting, improve the nutritional status of children under five, increase dietary diversity in children 6-23 months, increase household incomes, and increase women’s empowerment. The COP should have significant leadership, management, and international development experience; a demonstrated track record in successfully managing government and private-sector relations; a commitment to real capacity-building; and experience successfully implementing integrated health interventions. The expected duration of the project is six years and it is expected that the position will be based in Lusaka.

This will be a contract position pending award from USAID.


  • Oversee the design and implementation of an integrated nutrition, agriculture, and WASH program, which includes public- and private-sector engagement.
  • Lead and provide expertise in developing and executing sustainable, integrated practices.
  • Facilitate dialogue with all levels of government, including working at the district and community level.
  • Ensure the effective use and coordination of USAID resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with USAID standards.
  • Lead internal and external program planning and reporting, including annual work planning with sub recipients.
  • Develop and manage a team that includes members of diverse backgrounds in order to successfully co-create and implement a sustainable integrated design.
  • Ensure sound financial management including programmatic budgeting, spending projections, and monitoring of payments.
  • Work closely with NCBA CLUSA Headquarters to ensure high-quality periodic reporting.
  • Serve as the primary representative of the project to USAID.


  • A Master’s degree or higher in business, management, nutrition or other related field is required.
  • 15+ years of experience in managing large, complex USAID or other donor-funded projects, preferably in the area of agriculture, nutrition and/or WASH.
  • Excellent communication (both oral and written), analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills
  • Experience in social marketing, behavior change communication and private sector approaches to development
  • Demonstrated ability in the concepts, principles, methods and evidence-based research relating to the design and implementation of integrated nutrition interventions.
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively working with government counterparts in the cooperating country, USG donors, and other key stakeholders and partners.
  • Ability to successfully recruit, train, develop, motivate and manage staff
  • Ability to negotiate and manage agreements and all required programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated understanding of USAID grant or contract rules and regulations is required.
  • Proven ability to produce results in challenging contexts
  • Capacity to effectively deal with and resolve conflict.
  • Fluency in English is required.


  • Professional experience working on similar projects in Zambia
  • Deep knowledge of the local health context in Zambia, with particular focus on women and children.
  • A minimum of 3 years working within the private sector to scale up public health innovations, preferably in the area of nutrition.

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NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity.  All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors.

NCBA CLUSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all facets of employment, including the employment application and selection process. If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at NCBA CLUSA, please send an email to 
Misti French or call 202.638.6222.


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