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


Job Title:         Quality
Assurance Officer (6 Job Opportunities)

Organization: Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Quality Assurance Manager


About US:

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.

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


Job Summary:   The Quality
Assurance Officer will conduct inspection, loading, and certification of export
lots to ensure that the quality of coffee along the value chain conforms to set


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Carry out pre-shipment inspection of all coffee exports in
line with the 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

Establish quality trends by analyzing fairly average
quality coffee, Ochratoxin A levels in coffee.

Implement coffee profiling and characterization

Compile information on compliance to standards at
different levels of the value chain.

Compile quality data required for issuing certificates,
writing reports and publications

Undertake all basic quality control training programmes
for processors, farmers, Quality Controllers, and Technicians.

Carry out any other duties as assigned by Management


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate for the Uganda Coffee Development
Authority (UCDA
) Quality Assurance Officer job should 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.

At least three (3) 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


How to Apply:

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




NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 28th August 2020


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