05 July 2017

2 Laboratory Technician Job Opportunities - Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Organization: Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Quality Assurance Officer

About US:
Uganda Coffee Development Authority was 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.

Job Summary: The Laboratory Technician will provide support in all laboratory activities as need arises and ensure that the laboratory is in order.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Prepare laboratory equipment for grading, cupping, sensory tasting and analysis;
  • The incumbent will also be roasting and grinding of coffees as per set standards;
  • Tasked with keeping proper custody of equipment, chemicals and reagents in line with the Standard Operating Procedures;
  • Conduct analysis of coffee samples, soil samples and other coffee-related products
  • Prepare requisitions for laboratory materials, chemicals and equipment in line with established guidelines;
  • Ensure that the laboratory is safe and everything therein;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned from time to time. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor of Science in Laboratory Science Management or related field from a recognized university
  • Certificate in Basic Quality Control or Q and R grading will be an added advantage.
  • At least three years of related work experience;
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to use basic computer packages

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified applicants should send an application letter, detailed curriculum vitae with at least three (3) traceable referees and certified copies of academic certificates addressed to:

The Board Secretary / Director Corporate Services,
Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)
Coffee House, Plot 35, Jinja Road
P.O. Box 7267, Kampala-Uganda

Email to: ucda_hr@ugandacoffee.org (E-mail size shouldn’t exceed 2 MB. All attachments should be in PDF)

Deadline: 24th July 2017 (by 17.00 hrs. Local Time)


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