Principal Business Development Officer Job at Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Organisation: Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA),
Uganda
Reports
To:
Strategy and
Business Development
About
UCDA:  
The Uganda Coffee
Development Authority (UCDA) was established by statutory mandate in 1991
following the liberalization of the coffee industry. The Statute mandates UCDA
to: “oversee the coffee industry by supporting research, promoting production,
controlling the quality and improving the marketing of coffee in order to
optimise foreign exchange earnings for the country and payments to farmers.”
Job
Summary:
To develop and
implement business strategies that are responsive to UCDA’s stakeholder needs,
and produce required papers, reports and documents in line with the
departmental mandate.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Develop
strategy initiatives for the coffee sub- sector, and make appropriate
recommendations to Management for the benefit of stakeholders.
·        
Study
and review relevant legislation and regulations and advise Management on
compliance and adoption.
·        
Provide
technical input in the preparation of presentations and policy documents,
review reports and documents, and prepare briefs for the attention of
Management.
·        
Undertake
and manage research, and ad hoc special projects under the guidance of the
Strategy and Business Development Manager and the Management team.
·        
Provide
support towards the preparation of the departmental budget and work plan, and
coordinate the development of annual budgets and work plans in liaison with
other departments.
·        
Monitor
and implement the M&E framework and make recommendations for setting up
systems designed to improve service delivery.
·        
Monitor
the progress of implementation of the UCDA Vote performance indicators, and
coordinate the submission of quarterly progress reports and annual performance
reports to different stakeholders – OPM, MoFPED, MAAIF and UCDA Management.
·        
Carry
out such other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications,
Skills & Experience:
·        
Honors
degree in Statistics, Economics, Planning , Business Administration, Social
Sciences, Agricultural Economics or in any other related field.
·        
Masters
degree in Statistics, Economics, Planning, Social Sciences, and Agricultural
Economics or in any other related field. Post graduate qualification in Project
planning or monitoring and evaluation is an added advantage.
·        
A
minimum of three (3) years’ experience in planning, monitoring, strategy
development.
·        
Should
be a self-starter, dynamic and result oriented individual with highly developed
analytical and report writing skills.
·        
Must
have the ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines.
·        
Should
have good knowledge of computer management and applications.
·        
Should
be a result and team oriented individual with good presentation; communication
and networking skills.
How
to apply:
We are looking to have a
person under a one-year renewable contract based on performance with a salary
package that is commensurate to the role. If you meet the above requirements,
please send your application, curriculum vitae, certified copies of academic
transcripts, and telephone contacts and e-mail addresses of three referees not
later than 11th April 2013 . 5:00 p.m. to; Principal Human Resource Officer,
UCDA Coffee House, Plot 35 Jinja Road, P.O. Box 7267, Kampala (U). Electronic
Submissions can be sent to
ucda@ugandacoffee.org.
Deadline:
15th April 2013
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