Senior Dairy Development Officer Jobs - Dairy Development Authority (DDA)

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

About DDA:
Dairy Development Authority is a Semi-Autonomous Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. Its mandate is to develop and regulate the dairy sector. It was established under the Dairy Industry Act, 1998 and its objectives are to provide proper coordination and efficient implementation of all Government policies which are designed to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency in the production of milk in Uganda by promoting production and competition in the dairy industry and monitoring the market for milk and dairy products.

Job Summary: The Senior Dairy Development Officer will:
  • Build increased productivity through the use of cost effective, modern and appropriate farming methods, technology, business management, development strategies and practices among dairy stakeholders.
  • Actively 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 coordinate dairy development by explaining, demonstrating and sensitizing dairy farmers on government policies, strategies and programs aimed at increasing production and productivity.
  • Strengthen and empower dairy farmers groups, associations and cooperatives by assisting to build their capacities and abilities to effectively handle milk collection, quality control, bulking and marketing with a view of bringing them into the formal economy.
  • Build and strengthen the capacity of dairy farmers/farmer organizations in business management and development in order to increase profitability at farm level.
  • Develop and design material for promotion of milk and other dairy products and conduct comparative analysis to determine the most appropriate and effective medium for disseminating the message.
  • Develop future media articles aimed at communicating to target audience, the significance of milk and dairy products consumption.
  • Compiles and analyses 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.
  • Conduct any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Production Dairy Technology/Science, or related qualifications.
  • A minimum of three years’ relevant experience in program implementation in agricultural related programs.
  • Post graduate qualification in a relevant field.
  • 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.
  • Possess the ability to work with minimum supervision.

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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