Job Title: QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICER – 1 Position
Directorate: Quality and Regulatory Services Directorate
Department: Quality Assurance Department
Reports To: QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER
Duty Station: KAMPALA
Deadline: 2023-02-20

JOB PURPOSE: Conduct inspection, loading, and certification of export lots to ensure that the quality of coffee along the value chain conforms to set standards.

 

KEY RESULT AREAS   

  1. Carry out pre-shipment inspection of all coffee exports in line with the Coffee Regulations
  2. Supervise export loading and ensure that all containers are sealed.
  3. Perform routine analytical procedures, physical and sensory analysis on coffee samples.
  4. Keep an updated register of findings on all coffee samples analyzed.
  5. Establish quality trends by analyzing fairly average quality coffee, Ochratoxin A levels in coffee.
  6. Implement coffee profiling and characterization activities.
  7. Compile information on compliance to standards at different levels of the value chain.
  8. Compile quality data required for issuing certificates, writing reports and publications
  9. Undertake all basic quality control training programmes for processors, farmers, Quality Controllers, and Technicians.
  10. Carry out any other duties as assigned by Management

MINIMUM EDUCATION:

  1. Bachelor of Science (First Class or Upper Second class) in Chemistry/ Biochemistry or Food Science and Technology, or Biological sciences from a recognized university.
  2. Certification in Basic Quality Control (BQC), or Barista, or Q and R Grading will be an added advantage.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:

  1. At least three (3) years’ relevant working experience in a similar field.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

  1. Working knowledge of the laws, regulations, guidelines, procedures affecting the coffee industry,
  2. Basic computer skills and statistical data analysis,
  3. Excellent report writing, communication and good customer care skills,
  4. Positive attitude and ability to work under minimum supervision.

How to Apply

  1. Follow the following link below to access the available positions: https://mis.ugandacoffee.go.ug/cportal/career
  2. Signup before applying for the vacancy in case you don’t have any existing account and under User Type, select Others.
  3. Identify the vacancy that interests you and click “Apply for this Vacancy”
  4. Fill the Application Form and follow the prompts accordingly.
  5. Upload Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates as a single Document of maximum size 2MB, in Portable Document Format (pdf).

In case you have any further questions about the role, contact us on ucda_hr@ugandacoffee.go.ug

Please note the deadline for applications is 20th February 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

The holders of these positions will be offered contracts subject to the Ministry of Public Service Guidelines on Rationalization of Government Agencies and Public Expenditure Exercise.

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