02 June 2017

Fresher Planner /Data Officer Job Careers - Dairy Development Authority (DDA)

Job Title:    Planner /Data Officer
Organisation: Dairy Development Authority (DDA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Planning 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 Planner /Data Officer will provide support in the collection, analysis and processing of statistical data and information to help in the planning, budgeting and policy development.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Responsible for producing briefs, reports, reviews and other documentations on the status of the dairy sector in the country.
  • Tasked with analyzing trends on milk production and consumption and advice on its effects as well as implications on the sub-sector and the economy.
  • In charge of facilitating the preparation of DDA Ministerial policy statement/Budget Framework paper, (including its review) sector performance reports.
  • Responsible for facilitating the formulation of medium-term and long term plans and strategies for the sub-sector by coordinating and cooperating with the respective stakeholders.
  • Tasked with compiling and analyzing data as may be required for the department and the Authority in line with the National Dairy strategy.
  • Providing technical assistance to the various departments of the Authority in regard to data handling and management.
  • Serve as the focal person for the Authority’s data and records management.
  • Preparing statistical report (Annual statistical Abstract).
  • Perform any other duties assigned to you but your supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Dairy Development Authority (DDA) Planner /Data Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Statistics or any other related field.
  • Possession of a post graduate qualification in project planning and management or Monitoring & evaluation is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in annual work planning & budgeting in the public sector.
  • Previous experience in preparation of policy statements, budget framework papers & conversant with the GOU planning process.
  • Possess advanced computer skills, particularly spreadsheets & databases
  • Hands-on skills and experience gained in impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation, economic analysis, program and project formulation, data collection and analysis and performance assessment.

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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