6 Regional Coffee Extension Officer Job Placements - Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Organization: Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)
Duty Station: UCDA Field Offices, Uganda
Reports to: Regional Manager        

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 Regional Coffee Extension Officer will coordinate all the districts’ coffee activities for increasing production and productivity.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will implement and supervise coffee nursery development programs, distribution of seed and seedlings; and oversee compliance with distribution procedures, and established standard operating guidelines.
  • Implement coffee extension programs, in line with the departmental guidelines.
  • Actively promote new technologies which have been developed by coffee research and disseminate the same to farmers.
  • Maintain surveillance on coffee diseases & pests and implement pest and disease control activities,
  • Work closely with and ensure effective collaboration with local authorities and other bodies with an interest in matters of coffee development in the respective districts.
  • Take part in the development of work plans and budgets for the Region.
  • Offer timely technical support in the collection of coffee production and marketing data, and administering of questionnaires on coffee matters in the respective area of operation.
  • Keenly monitor the quality of Coffee at the farm and enforcement coffee regulations by periodically checking on farmers.
  • Compile monthly reports on coffee activities in the sub region.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor of Science (First Class or Upper Second class) in Agriculture, or Agribusiness Management or Agriculture Extension or related field from a recognized university.
  • A minimum of five years of related working experience in Extension-related discipline in local government, private sector or NGO.
  • Hold a Valid Driving permit.
  • Flexibility to work upcountry.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Team Work Skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

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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