Project Officer Cocoa Job – Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Job Title:  Project Officer Cocoa

Organisation: Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


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: The Project Officer Cocoa will ensure that the project provides overall technical leadership and technical assistance to all stakeholders under the CoCoDev Project to achieve all agriculture related activities related to cocoa with quality. Supervise and follow-up all stakeholders in project related activities to improve service delivery quality with farmers’ capacity building. Develop training modules and outlines as per project plan. Facilitate different staff and participant’s level of training and workshops and play role as a key technical person on cocoa issues. Ensure that the project`s agriculture related activities are on the right track. Maintain coordination with Government and other service providers at the National, District and other levels.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop training plans and modules related to cocoa as per project design;
  • Set and ensure achievement of all targets related to cocoa, project design with quality within agreed upon deadlines;
  • Work closely with stakeholders in cocoa and value chains’ operations and provide feedback to improve project quality;
  • Record all success stories for project documentation.
  • Developing and monitoring project implementation plans to ensure successful project milestones are met.
  • Prepare a range of project-related documents for key stakeholders as required, including status updates, reports, and discussion papers to manage the flow of information.
  • Seek out and actively manage key stakeholder relationships based on open and regular discussions and feedback, to ensure effective project implementation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in agriculture, agriculture extension or any other relevant field. University degree in agriculture, agriculture extension, agronomy, agricultural economics or any relevant fields.
  • Five years of relevant experience in agriculture commodities’ value chain development.
  • Working with cocoa value chains will be an added advantage.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in project management preferably on sustainable agriculture management, climate smart agriculture and market led approaches;
  • Capacity to promote for results new approaches and practices as well as demonstrated commitment in promoting participatory and bottom-up approaches;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in value chain development, climate change and policy development that reaches the women, youth, the poor.
  • Interested to undertake extensive field work

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  • Demonstrated creativity, willingness to innovate, think systemically and work independently.
  • High-level interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Advanced knowledge and skill with MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Proficiency in English is a must.
  • Ability to take initiative and accomplish tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem–solving abilities
  • Relationship builder
  • Ability to work with a wide range of actors from different backgrounds (farmers, private sector companies, Government, and NGOs etc


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and 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) to


Deadline: 20th December 2022

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