UCDA Extension Manager Jobs in Uganda

UCDA Extension Manager Jobs in Uganda



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.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate, link and liaise with MAAIF and district local leaders and other coffee
    development partners implementing coffee extension related activities such as
    NAADS, DLGs, Development Partners, Projects, and Coffee Stakeholders.
  • Prepare departmental budgets and plans, and manage all resources allocated to the
    Extension Department.
  • Plan, manage and coordinate all the Directorate’s Extension related programs and
    activities.
  • Supervise and give technical guidance to Regional Managers and Regional Coffee
    Extension Officers in the country.
  • Plan for the retooling and training of all field staff in coffee extension, and evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and their impact to coffee stakeholder beneficiaries.
  • Plan and participate in coffee extension programs for the improvement of entire coffee
    value chain, including quality and enforcement of coffee regulations.
  • Scan for new policy issues in respect to coffee extension delivery programs.
  • Manage, coach, mentor all Regional Managers and provide Budget Implementation
    reporting tools to track outputs and impact in their assigned Regions.
  • Consolidate all field reports and provide periodic reports on coffee extension to the
    Director and Senior Management for review and guidance.
  • Carry
    out any other duties as may be assigned by Management

    Requirements


  • A Bachelor’s (Honours) degree in any one of the following disciplines: Agriculture;
    Agriculture and Rural Innovation; Agribusiness Management; Agricultural Engineering.
  • Post graduate qualification in agricultural extension or its equivalent.
  • At least ten (10) years’ working experience in an agricultural extension field, five (5)
    years of which should have been at a supervisory level.
  • Ability to formulate strategies, policies and systems for improved coffee extension
    services delivery.
  • Strong Leadership and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to maintain positive working
    relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Strong resource mobilization skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Excellent customer care skills

    How to Apply


    Interested candidates are encouraged to send completed and signed application
    forms, download here, together with their application letters, certified copies of academic transcripts, not later than 2nd September 2019 to;-

    The Board Secretary / Director Corporate
    Services, Uganda Coffee Development Authority, Coffee House, Plot 35 Jinja Road, P.O.
    Box 7267, Kampala (U).


    Electronic Submissions (2MBS in PDF) can be sent to
    ucda_hr@ugandacoffee.go.ug
    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    For more information and job application details, see; UCDA Extension Manager Jobs in Uganda

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