Principal Dairy Development Officer Job Careers – Dairy Development Authority (DDA)

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Organisation:  Dairy Development Authority (DDA)

Reports to: Regional Manager

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

Dairy Development Authority is a semi-Autonomous Agency under Ministry of Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries (MAAIE). Dairy Development Authority was established under the Dairy Industry Act of 1998. Dairy Development Authority’s Mission is “To provide dairy development and regulatory services that will ensure increased production and consumption of milk, sustainable and profitable dairy industry sector that contribute to economic development and improved nutritional standards in Uganda.”

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct surveys and studies to assess and establish technological options in the milk value chain and recommend appropriate interventions.
  • Mobilize dairy stakeholders for identification of needs, formulation of specific goals and alternative interventions strategies for the development of the Dairy industry.
  • Initiate, develop and design appropriate programmes aimed at improving animal husbandry practices and farm business development.
  • Develop and implement strategies and programmes for increasing the consumption of milk and dairy products.
  • Carry out socio-economic research and surveys relating to marketing and consumption of milk and dairy products.
  • Manage the dissemination of information regarding the performance of the dairy sector with regard to production, processing, marketing and consumption.
  • Develop strategies for transporting informal marketing of milk and milk products.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of promotion and information dissemination strategies and programmes.
  • Develop consumer education and sensitization programmes on nutritional benefits of consumption of milk and milk products.
  • Create, manage and maintain the organization’s information database.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine or; Honor’s degree in Animal Production, Technology & Management or any relevant Honor’s degree from a recognized University.
  • Master’s degree in a related field is a must.
  • Six years of working experience of which three (3) years must be at senior level.
  • Should have thorough knowledge and skills in project and programme implementation gained from training or practical experience.
  • Should have good networking, mobilization, presentation and communication skills.
  • Capable of working with communities at the grass root level and other stakeholders in the industry.

How to Apply:

All interested applicants who meet the specified job requirements should submit their application forms, up to date curriculum vitae and photocopies of academic credentials to the address below, addressed to:

The Executive Director,

Dairy Development Authority (DDA),

Plot 1, Kafu Rd. Kampala,

P. O. Box 34006, Kampala, Uganda

E-mail to:

Deadline: 12th July 2019

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interviews.

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