Organization: Dairy Development Authority (DDA)
Reports to: Senior Dairy Development Officer
Job Summary: The Dairy Development Officer will primarily enhance the level of understanding among the general public on the significance and benefit of milk and dairy products consumption and to develop and apply communication strategies that would deliver appropriate messages to a wide range of communities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Facilitate dairy development by explaining, demonstrating and sensitizing dairy farmers on government policies, strategies and programs aimed at increasing production and productivity.
Training and sensitizing farmers and or Farmer organizations on new and improved animal husbandry technologies as well as milk handling, transportation, bulking and marketing in liaison with extension workers and local authorities.
Strengthen and empower dairy farmers groups, associations and cooperatives by helping to build their capacities and abilities to effectively handle milk collection, quality control, bulking and marketing with a view of bringing them into the formal economy.
Build and strengthen the capacity of dairy farmers/farmer organizations in business management and development in order to increase profitability at farm level.
Develop and design material for promotion of milk and other dairy products and conduct comparative analysis to determine the most appropriate and effective medium for disseminating the message.
Develop future media articles aimed at communicating to target audience, the significance of milk and dairy products consumption.
Generate statistical data and information to facilitate the analysis of the dairy impact, benefit and outcomes of the information dissemination programs on promotion of consumption of milk and other dairy products for use in sectoral planning and development of the industry.
Performa any other duty as may be assigned by your supervisor.
Qualifications & experience
The candidates must have Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Production Dairy Technology/Science, or related qualifications.
At least two years or more relevant experience in program implementation in agricultural related programs.
Good networking, mobilization, presentation and communication skills, capable of working with communities at the grass root level and other stakeholders in the industry.
Should be computer literate.
Should have good interpersonal and communication skills and a team player
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 undersigned. This advertisement can also be found on DDA website at: www.dda.or.ug Executive Director Dairy Development Authority (DDA) Plot 1, Kafu Rd. Kampala P. O. Box 34006, Kampala, Uganda Tel: 0414-343883 / 0414-343981/2
Deadline: 25th October, 2013