Senior Projects Officer – Agro-Industry Job Vacancy at Uganda Development Corporation (UDC)

Organisation: Uganda Development
Corporation (UDC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief Executive
Officer
About UDC:
Uganda
Development Corporation (UDC) is an investment institution established as a
wholly owned government entity with the mandate to facilitate the industrial
and economic development of Uganda. Established by the UDC Act Chapter 326 of
1952, Laws of Uganda, the mission of UDC is to make long-term investments in
strategic sectors of the economy in order to stimulate industrial and economic
development and thus spur private sector growth. This UDC will accomplish
through investing in sectors of the economy which at times are not readily
attractive to the private sector alone either due to high initial capital
requirements, resource constraints or low returns in an immediate future and
yet provide a strategic bridge that would foster private sector developments due
to minimized risk.
  
Key Duties &
Responsibilities:
  • Prepare annual
    work plans (narratives, logical framework, implementation schedules,
    budget costing)
  • Evaluate
    proposals for possible funding in areas aimed at promoting post harvest
    technologies that are best suited for adoption by Ugandan Large and Small
    to medium operators along the numerous Food Processing Value chains.
  • Liaise with
    development partners through proposals with an objective of soliciting for
    funds that would be used to promote agro-processing technologies and
    industry in Uganda
  • Advise on the
    viability adequacy and relevancy of the technologies for agro-based
    industries in Uganda. 
  • Conduct
    monitoring and evaluation of funded activities aimed at promoting the
    development of agro processing (whether primary or secondary) and adoption
    of standards by operators along the numerous agro- affiliated value
    chains.
  • In liaison with
    other stakeholders, facilitate short term training and awareness drives of
    rural farmers/ MSMES processors in food safety, standards, Good
    Manufacturing Practices, Management systems, Quality Assurance, HACCP etc.
  • Develop TORS and
    assessments for prospective consultants that would be hired or approved by
    UDC to conduct agro-processing affiliated baseline studies and consultancies.
  • Draft of
    quarterly and annual progressive reports on the implementation progress
    achieved, related challenges and suggested way forward.
  • Help to
    formulate policy geared at growing agro-processing and agribusiness in the
    country.
  • Perform any
    other duties as assigned by superiors
 Qualifications, Skills
& Experience:
  • The applicant
    should hold a Bachelor of Science (Bsc) Food science and Technology,
    Agro-processing or Agribusiness or related field.
  • MSc food
    technology and processing/ agribusiness/agro-processing or similar field
  • A minimum of
    four years experience at senior management level in agro processing,
    agribusiness, food processing, food policy and consulting, food quality
    management and standards systems.
  • Capacity to work
    under tight deadlines.
  • Good Writing and
    Presentation Skills
  • High level of
    integrity.
  • Self-motivation
How to Apply:
All
candidates should send their applications accompanied with detailed curriculum
vitae, photocopies of academic transcripts and certificates, telephone contact,
names and address of three referees should be addressed to:
The
Human Resource & Administration Manager
Uganda Development Corporation
Floor 5, Soliz House
Plot 23 Lumumba Avenue
P. O. Box 7042
Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: Friday 22nd November
2013
NB: Only Shortlisted
Applicants will be contacted.

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