Principal Dairy Development Officer Career Jobs – Dairy Development Authority (DDA)

Organisation:  Dairy
Development Authority (DDA)
Reports to: Manager, Dairy Development
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About DDA:
Dairy
Development Authority is a semi-Autonomous Agency under Ministry of
Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries (MAAIE). Dairy Development Authority
was established under the Dairy Industry Act of 1998. Dairy Development
Authority’s Mission is “To provide dairy development and regulatory
services that will ensure increased production and consumption of milk,
sustainable and profitable dairy industry sector that contribute to economic
development and improved nutritional standards in Uganda”.
Job Summary: The Principal Dairy Development Officer will
carry out socio-economic research and surveys within the dairy industry with a
view of establishing trends in milk production, transportation, processing and
consumption. The incumbent will implement research findings for increasing milk
production and productivity.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Carry out surveys and studies to assess and
    establish technological options in the milk value chain and recommend
    appropriate interventions;
  • Regularly mobilize dairy stakeholders for
    identification of needs, formulation of specific goals and alternative
    intervention strategies for the development of the Dairy industry;
  • Initiate, develop and design appropriate
    programmes aimed at improving animal husbandry practices and farm business
    development;
  • Develop and implement strategies and programmes
    for increasing the consumption of milk and dairy products;
  • Conduct socio-economic research and surveys
    relating to marketing and consumption of milk and dairy products.
  • Manage the dissemination of information
    regarding the performance of the dairy sector with regard to production,
    processing, marketing and consumption;
  • Develop strategies for transforming informal
    marketing of milk and milk products;
  • Keenly monitor and evaluate the effectiveness
    of promotion and information dissemination strategies and programmes;
  • Develop consumer education and sensitization
    programmes on nutritional benefits of consumption of milk and milk
    products;
  • Create, manage and maintain the organization’s information database
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant must possess a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Dairy sciences /Veterinary Medicine/Animal production from a
    recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Possession of a post graduate qualification
    in a relevant field.
  • A minimum of six years of working experience
    of which three (3) years must be at senior level.
  • Broad working knowledge and skills in project
    planning and implementation gained from training or practical experience.
  • Excellent networking, mobilization,
    presentation and communication skills.
  • Capable of working with communities at the
    grass root level and other stakeholders in the industry.
How to Apply:
All
interested applicants who meet the specified job requirements should submit
their application forms, up to date curriculum vitae and photocopies of
academic credentials to the address below, addressed to:
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: 14th July, 2017
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
the interviews.
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