Statistician Job Careers – Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)


Job Title:         Statistician

Organization: Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Market Intelligence and Information Manager


About US:

Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) 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.

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


Job Summary:   The Statistician
will provide timely statistics on coffee at farm level, processor level, export
level, roaster level and cafes/coffee shops level, and also make annual
projections at production, export and consumption levels at the beginning of
the financial year using sound methodologies.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Collect, collate and disseminate market information to
stakeholders on coffee production, farm gate and export prices, price
movements, and domestic coffee consumption trends. 

Provide support in the preparation of departmental annual
budgets and work plans, and contribute to the compilation of the background
paper and information to the overall annual UCDA Budget data and work plans.

Design sampling methodology and standards for various
research and survey activities and related questionnaires, as well as manuals
and guidelines for data collection.

Establish and maintain a comprehensive coffee statistics
database for UCDA, and provide support in the computation of monthly CESS for

Make production forecasts from different coffee regions
and carry out quarterly stock and production surveys in the different regions
and at exporter levels.

Liaise with Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), Ministry
of Finance Planning and Economic Development, and other relevant institutions
to provide periodic data on projected coffee production, exports, opening
stocks and domestic coffee consumption in order to inform the national GDP

Liaise with UBOS and MAAIF (Planning) to produce a coffee
statistics development plan and data management strategy.

Prepare a Coffee Statistics Abstract annually comprising
production, procurement, exports, consumption, stocks

Identify key statistics related priorities as per the
National Coffee Policy, Strategy and Coffee Roadmap in line with the Agricultural
Sector Strategic Plan 3 and National Development Plan 3 to inform Management
decision making.

Prepare and disseminate periodic statistical reports for
the Authority.

Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by
Management from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate for the Uganda Coffee Development
Authority (UCDA
) Statistician job should hold a
Master’s Degree in Statistics, or Business Statistics, or closely related field
obtained from a recognised institution.

An Honours Bachelor Degree in Statistics, or Economics and
Statistics, or relevant field from a recognised institution.

At least five (5) years relevant working experience in a
public institution or reputable organisation.

Proficiency in Statistical Methodologies of carrying out

Extensive knowledge & experience of the entire coffee
value chain & proficient in agricultural statistics, forecasting and

Good communication skills and able to handle clients’ data
& information requests promptly.

Be reliable and have ability to handle statistical
analysis related to the coffee sector (national and global).

Good analytical and drafting skills

Proficiency in usage of statistical analysis packages such
as: SPSS, STATA, Excel, MS

ACCESS, Epinfo.

Be a very good team player.


How to Apply:

candidates are encouraged to send their applications online at the link below.




NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 28th August 2020


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