Extension Manager Job Placement – Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Job Title:       Extension Manager
Organization: Uganda
Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director
Development Services
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 Extension Manager will mainly develop and
monitor systems, policies, guidelines and procedures for all coffee extension
activities, and represent UCDA on all National Coffee matters.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Collaborate, link and liaise with local leaders and other coffee
    development partners implementing coffee extension related activities such
    as NAADS, DLGs, Development Partners, Projects, and Coffee Stakeholders.
  • Prepare departmental budgets and plans, and manage all resources
    allocated to the Extension Department.
  • Plan and manage all the Directorate’s Extension related programs and
  • Supervise and give technical guidance to Regional Managers and
    Regional Extension Officers in the country.
  • Plan for the retooling and training of all field staff in coffee
    extension, and evaluate the effectiveness of training programs.
  • Plan and participate in coffee extension programs for the
    improvement of coffee quality and enforcement of coffee regulations.
  • Scan for new policy issues on coffee extension programs with respect
    to coffee.
  • Manage and coach the Regional Managers in the assigned Regions.
  • Provide periodic reports on coffee extension to the Director and
    Senior Management for review and guidance.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by Management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Coffee Development Authority
    (UCDA) Extension Manager job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any one of
    the following disciplines: Agriculture; Agriculture and Rural Innovation;
    Agribusiness Management; or relevant discipline.
  • Master of Science in in any one of the following disciplines;
    Agriculture; Agricultural Extensions Education; Agribusiness Management;
    Soil Science; Crop Science; or relevant discipline.
  • At least ten (10) years’ working experience in an agricultural field,
    five (5) years of which should have been at a supervisory level.
  • Ability to formulate strategies and policies for improved coffee
    extension services delivery.
  • Strong Leadership and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to maintain positive
    working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Strong resource mobilization skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Excellent customer care 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,
Email to: ucda_hr@ugandacoffee.go.ug
NB: Interested
applicants must also submit with their application verifiable evidence
supporting previous relevant appointments such as appointment letters and
employment contracts.
Deadline: 19th October 2018
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