Principal Dairy Development Officer Job Placement – Dairy Development Authority

 Organisation: Dairy Development Authority
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports To: Regional
About US:
Dairy Development
Authority is a Semi-Autonomous Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal
Industry and Fisheries. Its mandate is to develop and regulate the sector. It
is established under the Dairy Industry Act, 1998 and its objectives are to
provide proper coordination and efficient implementation of all Government
policies which are designed to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency in the
production of milk in Uganda by promoting production and competition in the
dairy industry and monitoring the market for milk and dairy products.
Job Summary:  The Principal Dairy Development officer will
conduct socio-economic research and surveys within the dairy industry with a
view to establishing trends in milk production, transportation, processing and
consumption. And implement research findings for enhancing and increasing milk
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct surveys and studies to assess and establish technological
    options in the milk value chain and recommend appropriate interventions.
  • Mobilize dairy stakeholders for identification of needs, formulation
    of specific goals and alternative interventions strategies for the
    development of the Dairy industry.
  • Initiate, develop and design appropriate programmes aimed at
    improving animal husbandry practices and farm business development.
  • Develop and implement strategies and programmes for increasing the
    consumption of milk and dairy products.
  • Carry out socio-economic research and surveys relating to marketing
    and consumption of milk and dairy products.
  • Manage the dissemination of information regarding the performance of
    the dairy sector with regard to production, processing, marketing and
  • Develop strategies for transporting informal marketing of milk and
    milk products.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of promotion and information
    dissemination strategies and programmes.
  • Develop consumer education and sensitization programmes on
    nutritional benefits of consumption of milk and milk products.
  • Create, manage and maintain the organization’s information database.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary
    Medicine or; Honor’s degree in Animal Production, Technology &
    Management or any relevant Honor’s degree from a recognized University.
  • Master’s degree in a related field is a must
  • At least 6- years of working experience of which three (3) years
    must be at senior level
How to Apply:
All Interested applicants
who meet the specified job requirements should submit their application forms,
up to date curriculum vitae and photocopies of certified academic credentials
and three referees to the address below.
Executive Director
Dairy Development
Authority (DDA)
Plot 1, Kafu Rd.
P.O. 34006
Tel: 0414-343883 / 0414-343901/2
For those sending
the applications online, please merger all your document into one fine, not
exceeding 3mbs
Deadline: 6th December 2019.
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