Director Technical Services Job Vacancies – Dairy Development Authority (DDA)

Job Title:     Director Technical Services

Organization: Dairy Development
Authority (DDA)

Duty Station:Uganda

Reports to:Executive Director

About US:

Dairy
Development Authority is a Semi-Autonomous Agency under the Ministry of
Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. Its mandate is to develop and
regulate the sector. It is established under the Dairy Industry Act, 1998 and
its objectives are to provide proper coordination and efficient implementation
of all Government policies which are designed to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency
in the production of milk in Uganda by promoting production and competition in the
dairy industry and monitoring the market for milk and dairy products.

In
order to effectively fulfill the mandate, the Authority is seeking applications
from qualified persons who are accomplished to take up the under-listed
positions:

Job Summary:To direct all resources-
human, financial, technical and others towards the implementation of the National Dairy Strategy (NDS) in
order to fast-track the development of the dairy sector and its contribution to the National economy. To
spearhead the development and regulatory functions of the Authority to increase
milk production and productivity and lead in the development and implementation
of strategies and best practices among the dairy farmer groups/co-operatives,
milk traders, milk transporters and processors. To
improve the level of understanding of the general public about the benefits of
milk and dairy products consumption by developing a communication strategy that
will deliver the appropriate messages to different target beneficiaries.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Take lead in the
implementation of the National Dairy Strategy (NDS);

·       Capacity to guide policy
formulation and implementation through the existing local government structures
and ensure sustainability;

·       To coordinate
enforcement and adherence to set standards and regulations by all stakeholders
in the dairy industry;

·       Direct and manage the
implementation of quality/safety standards and regulations governing the
production, processing, marketing (including import & export) and
consumption of milk and dairy products;

·       Monitor quality and
safety trends with a view to formulating and establishing interventions to
improve the quality and safety of milk for consumers;

·       Supervise and guide the
implementation of sensitization programmes both in quality assurance and dairy
development;

·       Guide preparation of
annual work-plans and budgets and preparation of reports for the directorate;

·       Analyze and disseminate
statistical data relating to milk production, marketing and consumption,
including import and export and carry out trend analysis;

·       Co-ordinate all dairy
processing, marketing and promotional activities such as seminars, trade fairs
and workshops;

·       Develop strategies to
strengthen dairy institutions along the entire dairy chain;

·       Co-ordinate various
dairy development activities such as dairy extension, dairy breeding; dairy
research, training and dairy products development;

·       Register and train dairy
farmers marketing organizations;

·       Develop key partnerships
and maintain effective communication and bilateral working relationship between
the Authority and all stakeholders in the dairy industry, including Local
Governments;

·       Write proposals towards
raising resources for the development of the dairy sector;

·       Advise the Executive
Director on key policies in respect of provision of linkages between research,
extension providers and extension support to dairy farmers;

·       Establish and maintain
systems to address stakeholder complaints and concerns regarding adherence to
dairy standards and regulations;

·       Generate and analyze
statistical data and information on compliance with dairy standards and
regulations to facilitate the evaluation of the regulatory framework;

·       Any other duty as may be
assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal applicant must
hold a  Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary
Medicine or Honor’s degree in Food science and Technology or Honor’s degree in
Animal Production, Technology & Management and any other relevant degree
from a recognised University.

·       Master’s degree in a
relevant field is a must.

·       Post Graduate
Qualification in Management or Administration is a must.

·       At least eight (8) years
of working experience of which five (5) years must be in a managerial position
from a reputable organisation.

How to Apply:

All
Interested applicants who meet the specified job requirements should submit
their applications, up to date curriculum vitae and photocopies of certified
academic credentials and three referees to the address below.

Executive
Director

Dairy
Development Authority (DDA)

Plot
1, Kafu Rd. Kampala

P.O.
34006

Kampala

Tel: 0414-343883 / 0414-343901/2

E-mail: info@dda.or.ug

Kindly
Note: For those sending the applications online, please merge all your document
into one file, not exceeding 3mbs

Deadline: 28th
February 2020 at 5:00 pm

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