Coffee Technical Officer Job – Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Job Title: Coffee Technical Officer (2 Job Opportunities)

Organisation: Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Duty Station: UCDA Field Offices, Uganda

Reports To: Technical Extension Manager

About US:

Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) was established as a public Authority and its mandate is to regulate, promote and oversee the quality of coffee along the entire value chain, support research and development, promote production, and improve the marketing of coffee in order to optimize foreign exchange earnings for the country and payments to the farmers.

Job Summary: To inspect coffee factories, equipment and factory infrastructure to ensure good manufacturing practices, and 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 for registration and licensing of coffee buying stores, primary processing factories, wet mills, extractors, 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 of coffee.
  • Disseminate information to stakeholders 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, extractors and exporters.
  • 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, technically empower and coordinate extension officers 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.
  • Maintain a database of inspected, registered and licensed coffee stakeholders in the assigned region
  • Prepare monthly reports on coffee technical extension activities.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by Management.

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering OR Mechanical Engineering, OR closely related field obtained from a recognised university.
  • At least three (3) years relevant working experience in agricultural commodity processing.
  • Membership of a professional body will be an added advantage.
  • Flexibility to work upcountry.
  • Good communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Good time management skills

How to Apply:

All Interested candidates should submit their applications, accompanied by a detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees, contact details (e-mail, telephone) online at the link below.

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Deadline: 20th February 2023

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