Extension Manager Employment Opportunity – Uganda Coffee Development Authority

Job
Title:         
 Extension
Manager

Organisation: Uganda
Coffee Development Authority

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:
Director Development Services

About US:

Uganda Coffee
Development Authority is 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. UCDA’s Vision is ‘A sustainable coffee industry with high
stakeholder value for social economic transformation’ and its mission is “To
facilitate increase in quality coffee production, productivity and
consumption”. Its core values are; Leadership, Integrity, Teamwork, Client
Focus, Accountability and Professionalism.

Job Summary:   The Extension Manager will 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 MAAIF and district 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, manage and coordinate all the Directorate’s Extension related
    programs and activities.
  • Supervise and give technical guidance to Regional Managers and
    Regional Coffee 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 and their
    impact to coffee stakeholder beneficiaries.
  • Plan and participate in coffee extension programs for the
    improvement of entire coffee value chain, including quality and enforcement
    of coffee regulations.
  • Scan for new policy issues in respect to coffee extension delivery
    programs.
  • Manage, coach, mentor all Regional Managers and provide Budget
    Implementation reporting tools to track outputs and impact in their
    assigned Regions.
  • Consolidate all field reports and 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 Extension
    Manager job must hold a Bachelor’s (Honours) degree in any one of the
    following disciplines: Agriculture; Agriculture and Rural Innovation;
    Agribusiness Management; Agricultural Engineering.
  • Post graduate qualification in agricultural extension or its
    equivalent.
  • At least ten (10) years’ working experience in an agricultural
    extension field, five (5) years of which should have been at a supervisory
    level.
  • Competences and Skills
  • Ability to formulate strategies, policies and systems 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:

Interested
candidates are encouraged to send completed and signed application forms,
download here, together with their application letters, certified copies of
academic transcripts to;- The Board Secretary / Director Corporate Services,
Uganda Coffee Development Authority, Coffee House, Plot 35 Jinja Road, P.O. Box
7267, Kampala (U). Electronic Submissions (2MBS in PDF) can be sent to
ucda_hr@ugandacoffee.go.ug

NB:
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline:  2nd
September 2019

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