Dairy Development Authority - Director Technical Services Jobs in Uganda

Dairy Development Authority - Director Technical Services Jobs in Uganda


  • 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:

    Director Technical Services

    Purpose of the Job

  • 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.

    Functions

  • 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.

    Person Specification

  • 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

  • For more information and job application details, see; Dairy Development Authority - Director Technical Services Jobs in Uganda


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