Dairy Development Officer Career Opportunities - Dairy Development Authority (DDA)

Organisation: Dairy Development Authority (DDA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Dairy Development Officer

About US:
Dairy Development Authority (DDA) is a semi-autonomous agency under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF). It is established under the Dairy Industry Act of 1998. Its Mission is “To provide dairy development and regulatory services that will ensure increased production and consumption of milk, sustainable and profitable dairy industry sector; contribute to economic development and improved nutritional standards in Uganda.”

Job Summary: The Dairy Development Officer will foster increased productivity through the use of cost-effective , modern and appropriate farming methods, technology, business management, development strategies  and practices among dairy stakeholders. The incumbent will also enhance the level of understanding among the general public on the significance and benefit of milk and dairy products consumption and to develop and apply communication strategies that would deliver appropriate messages to a wide range of communities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Actively facilitate dairy development through sensitization of value chain actors on government policies, strategies and programs aimed at increasing milk production and productivity;
  • Training and sensitizing dairy farmers and or dairy farmer organizations on new and improved animal husbandry technologies as well as milk handling, transportation, bulking and marketing in liaison with extension workers and  local authorities;
  • Implement appropriate publicity programs in the electronic media, public debates, workshops, seminars and exhibiting at trade fairs and agricultural shows.
  • Implement appropriate promotional programmes that increase production, marketing and consumption of milk and milk products.
  • Generate statistical data and information to facilitate the analysis of the dairy impact, benefit and outcomes of the information dissemination programs on promotion of consumption of milk and other dairy products for use in sectoral planning and development of the industry.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Dairy Development Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Production Technology & Management, Dairy Technology/Science, Agribusiness management or any other related qualification.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in Dairy related programs/projects;
  • Excellent networking, mobilization, presentation and communication skills, capable of working with communities at the grass root level and other stakeholders in the industry.
  • Computer literacy skills

How to Apply:
All interested applicants who meet the specified job requirements should submit their application forms, up to date curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic credentials and three referees to the address below:

The Executive Director,
Dairy Development Authority (DDA),
Plot 1, Kafu Rd. Kampala,
P. O. Box 34006, Kampala, Uganda

E-mail to: info@dda.or.ug

Deadline: 16th June 2017 by 5.00pm

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