3 Regional Coffee Technical Officer Job Placements – Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Job Title:         Regional
Coffee Technical Officer (3 Job Placements)

Organization: Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Technical Extension Manager

 

About US:

Uganda
Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) 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 Regional
Coffee Technical Officer will inspect coffee factories, equipment and factory
infrastructure for ensuring good manufacturing practices. To disseminate
agro-technical knowledge and skills to coffee farmers, buyers, processors,
exporters and roasters for enhancement of coffee quality standards and value.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Inspect and evaluate coffee buying stores, primary
processing factories, wet mills, export grading factories and roasters.

·       
Train coffee buyers and factory personnel (technicians,
supervisors, and machine operators) in good coffee processing skills and
maintenance of factories.

·       
Carry out regular field quality evaluations to determine
out turn and screen size distribution.

·       
Disseminate information on factory infrastructure,
equipment and new processing technology advances for enhancement of coffee
quality.

·       
Register coffee buyers, coffee stores, coffee processors,
primary coffee processing factories, wet mills, export grading factories,
exporters and coffee.

·       
Train, advise and sensitize sector participants on good
handling, processing and storage techniques for the maintenance of good coffee
quality at post- harvest level.

·       
Train, empower and coordinate RCEOs and other organs such
as Agricultural Police, NEMA and local authorities in ensuring that coffee
harvesting, post-harvest practices such as drying, buying, processing and
storage of coffee conform to standards and the coffee regulations.

·       
Carry out trouble shooting task forces to assess the
performance and compliance of coffee stakeholders to standards and coffee
regulations.

·       
Prepare monthly reports on coffee technical extension
activities.

·       
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
) Regional Coffee Technical Officer job should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural
Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

·       
At least three years of relevant working experience in
agricultural commodity processing.

·       
Membership of a professional body will be an added
advantage.

·       
Good communication skills

·       
Report writing skills

·       
Good time management skills

 

How to Apply:

All
candidates are encouraged to send their applications online at the link below.

 

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Here

 

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 28th August 2020

 

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