03 August 2017

Director Strategy and Business Development Employment Opportunity - Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Organization: Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Managing Director and Directorate of Development Services

About US:
Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) is established as a public Authority with a mandate to promote and oversee the coffee industry by supporting research, promoting production, controlling the quality and improving the marketing of coffee in order to optimize foreign exchange earnings for the country and payments to the farmers. UCDA envisions a sustainable coffee industry with high stakeholder value for social economic transformation. The Authority’s mission is “To facilitate increase in quality coffee production, productivity, and consumption.”

Job Summary: The Director Strategy and Business Development will  provide leadership and technical guidance in the development of coffee policies, strategies and corporate plans of the Authority in line with her statutory mandate and national priorities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Strategy formulation and Implementation:
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Authority in the development of coffee policies and strategy formulation including critical review of her vision, mission, business objectives and values.
  • Ensure that all Directorates / Departments business plans and activities are well aligned in order to achieve the organizational mission and objectives.
Programme and Project Development:
  • Initiate and coordinate the development of relevant initiatives, programs and projects to support the implementation of coffee policies and corporate strategy.
  • The incumbent will guide management on the optimal resource mobilization strategies to supplement the Authority’s resource base for the implementation of key initiatives, programs and projects.
  • Identify and engage with development partners for key coffee initiatives, programs and projects for a well-coordinated, vibrant and sustainable coffee sub-sector.
Business Development:
  • Provide leadership and technical support for enterprise development along the coffee value chain through directing and managing Authority’s business development activities.
  • Develop and lead the Authority’s business development team in sourcing, managing and implementing new business opportunities.
  • Provide leadership and technical support to other coffee value chain actors in scouting, development, managing and implementing new business opportunities.
Market Intelligence and information dissemination:
  • Provide leadership and guidance in the monitoring of global and local trends of the coffee market.
  • Review coffee industry reports and ensure real-time dissemination to Management and industry stakeholders.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Develop the performance monitoring and evaluation framework of coffee initiatives, programs and projects to ensure consistency and harmony with the National Coffee Policy and Strategy.
  • Oversee policy research on existing and new programs, and make recommendations to Management on policy changes, new market opportunities, joint ventures, and projects.
  • Provide oversight in monitoring the performance of the coffee sub sector and evaluate its contribution to the economy.
Partnerships and collaborations:
  • Formulate strategic linkages with coffee sub-sector stakeholders in order to promote coffee development and regulation programs, as well as enhance effectiveness in program coordination and implementation.
  • Initiate MOUs with public and private institutions where appropriate.
  • Send regular feedback on the status of the partnerships and networks.
People management and supervision:
  • Provide leadership and guidance for unison understanding of the Directorates’ objectives and goals.
  • Manage the performance of Directorate staff and provide continuous guidance to help them meet their expected performance targets.
  • Coach and develop the Directorate’s Team, through setting of objectives, training and personal development, and succession plans.
Process Support:
  • Supervise the preparation and implementation of the Directorate’s business plan, annual work plans and budgets; and monitor their implementation;
  • Develop the Directorate’s procurement plans, and monitor their implementation in line with established procurement guidelines;
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of strategy and business development processes as per organizational objectives;
  • Evaluate the Risk Management strategies for the Directorate to confirm compliance with the Authority’s Risk Management Framework;
  • Guide and oversee the governance process in the various Directorates, departments, sections and business units.
  • Prepare the Directorate’s reports and submit them to Management Team for approval in line with established reporting procedures;
  • Prepare and disseminate the Annual Report in accordance with statutory requirements and disseminate information to stakeholders regarding achievements/milestones in the implementation of the Coffee Policy and the National Coffee Strategy;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Management Team from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in any one of the following fields: Economics, Economic Policy and Planning, Economic Policy Management, or Business Administration, Coffee Economics, Quantitative Economics, Development Evaluation or Public Policy.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in any one of the following fields: Economics, Business Statistics, Business Administration, Commerce, Coffee Economics or Social Sciences.
  • Possession of a Post graduate qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation or Project Planning will be an added advantage.
  • At least ten (10) years’ relevant experience in a reputable organization, seven (7) years of which should have been at a senior level in policy and strategy formulation and analysis, research, project conceptualization and management.
  • Ability to lead the formulation and development of strategies, plans and programs,
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategic linkages, partnerships and networks with Government Agencies, Coffee Associations, private sector actors, and Development Partners,
  • Ability to constantly scan the coffee sub sector in order to identify opportunities or address emerging situations for the benefit of stakeholders,
  • Business intelligence and analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work in a team setting;
  • Project management and implementation skills.

How to Apply:
All candidates should email your application quoting the relevant job title to Executive Selection Division, KPMG at the following email address: esd@kpmg.co.ug. The application should be a maximum of 2MB including a cover letter (maximum 1 page) summarising why you consider yourself particularly well suited for the position, your CV and certified copies of  professional/academic certificates. All applications should be sent via email, clearly stating the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Deadline: 14th August 2017 by 17.00 hrs Local Time

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