Quality Assurance Officer Job Opportunities – Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Job Title:       Quality Assurance Officer
Organization: Uganda
Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Quality
Assurance 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 Quality Assurance Officer will carry out
inspection, loading, and certification of export lots to ensure that the
quality of coffee along the value chain conforms to set standards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Carry out pre-shipment inspection of all coffee exports in line with
    Coffee        Regulations.
  • Supervise export loading and ensure that all containers are sealed.
  • Perform routine analytical procedures, physical and sensory analysis
    on coffee samples,
  • Keep an updated register of findings on all coffee samples analyzed.
  • Establish quality trends by analyzing FAQ coffees and Ochratoxin A
    levels       in coffee.
  • Implement coffee profiling and characterization activities.
  • Compile information on compliance to standards at different levels
    of the value chain.
  • Compile quality data required for issuing certificates, cess
    calculations, writing reports and publications.
  • Undertake all basic quality control training programmes for
    processors, farmers, Quality Controllers, and Technicians.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by Management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor of Science (First Class or
    Upper Second class) in Chemistry/ Biochemistry or Food Science and
    Technology or Biological sciences from a recognized university.
  • Certification in Basic Quality Control (BQC), or Barista, or Q and R
    Grading will be an added advantage.
  • Three years’ relevant working experience in a similar field.
  • Working knowledge of the laws, regulations, guidelines, procedures
    affecting the coffee industry,
  • Basic computer skills and statistical data analysis,
  • Excellent report writing, communication and good customer care
    skills,
  • Positive attitude and ability to work under minimum supervision.
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.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 November 2018
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