Regional Coffee Technical Officer Jobs – Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Job Title:          Regional
Coffee Technical Officer
Organisation: Uganda
Coffee Development Authority
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Technical Extension Manager
About US:
Uganda Coffee
Development Authority is established as a public Authority, and its mandate is
to promote and oversee the coffee industry by supporting research, promoting
production, controlling coffee quality, and improving the marketing of coffee
in order to optimize foreign exchange earnings for the country and payments to
the farmers. UCDA’s Vision is ‘A sustainable coffee industry with high
stakeholder value for social economic transformation’ and its mission is “To
facilitate increase in quality coffee production, productivity and consumption”.
Its core values are; Leadership, Integrity, Teamwork, Client Focus,
Accountability and Professionalism.
Job Summary:   The Regional Coffee Technical Officer will
mainly inspect coffee factories, equipment and factory infrastructure for
ensuring good manufacturing practices. To disseminate agro-technical knowledge
and skills to coffee farmers, buyers, processors, exporters and roasters for
enhancement of coffee quality standards and value.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Inspect and evaluate coffee buying stores, primary processing
    factories, wet mills, export grading factories and roasters.
  • Train coffee buyers and factory personnel (technicians, supervisors,
    and machine operators) in good coffee processing skills and maintenance of
    factories.
  • Carry out regular field quality evaluations to determine out turn
    and screen size distribution.
  • Disseminate information on factory infrastructure, equipment and new
    processing technology advances for enhancement of coffee quality.
  • Register coffee buyers, coffee stores, coffee processors, primary
    coffee processing factories, wet mills, export grading factories,
    exporters and coffee.
  • Train, advise and sensitize sector participants on good handling,
    processing and storage techniques for the maintenance of good coffee quality
    at post- harvest level.
  • Train, empower and coordinate RCEOs and other organs such as
    Agricultural Police, NEMA and local authorities in ensuring that coffee
    harvesting, post-harvest practices such as drying, buying, processing and
    storage of coffee conform to standards and the coffee regulations.
  • Carry out trouble shooting task forces to assess the performance and
    compliance of coffee stakeholders to standards and coffee regulations.
  • Prepare monthly reports on coffee technical extension activities.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by Management.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Coffee Development Authority Regional
    Coffee Technical Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural
    Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
  • At least three years relevant working experience in agricultural
    commodity processing.
  • Membership of a professional body will be an added advantage.
  • Good communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Good time management kills
  • Personal initiative
How to Apply:
Interested
candidates are encouraged to send completed and signed application forms,
download here, together with their application letters, certified copies of
academic transcripts to;- The Board Secretary / Director Corporate Services,
Uganda Coffee Development Authority, Coffee House, Plot 35 Jinja Road, P.O. Box
7267, Kampala (U). Electronic Submissions (2MBS in PDF) can be sent to
ucda_hr@ugandacoffee.go.ug
NB:
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline:  2nd
September 2019
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