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Position Details: Coffee Sourcing Officers

Location: Various Districts Around Uganda, Uganda
Openings: 15
Salary Range:

Description:

The company is a coffee trading company with a strong focus on working directly with farmers and farming communities, often in complex rural and socio-economic environments.

 

A cornerstone of the company’s strategy is to engage farming households through the provision of rural based services and trade via Farmer Hubs. This includes, but is not limited to, training of farmers on good agricultural practices, certification, and the provision of inputs and financial services.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title                                          Coffee Sourcing Officers

Contract Type/Duration                1 year contract renewable upon proven performance

Reports to                                       Regional Coordinator

Department                                     Procurement

 

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE 

Achieve sourcing & quality targets with the ability to organize a workload of different tasks & responsibilities. Identify, organize opportunities to source coffee.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities- Off-season

           Mobilize farmers (prospection, identification, & registration of coffee growers)

           Train farmers on agricultural best practices & sustainability standards

           Plan harvest season (reparation of sourcing area, identification & implementation of collecting sites, plan volumes with local suppliers)  

           Gather internal and external information relevant to the organisation

           Accomplish any other task given by the regional coordinator

On-season

           Manage all activities of the Coffee Sourcing Centre

           Provide accurate & on time reporting to the management

           Coordinate sourcing sites & local suppliers

           Manage the performance of all staff in the CSC

           Motivate employees, solve conflicts, and preserve customer relationship

           Control

           Accomplish any other task given by the supervisor

 

Starting Salary & Perks            Confidential

Job Location                         Greater Masaka, Kamuli, Buikwe, Mukono, Kasese, Rubirizi, Rukungiri

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications & Education

Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Rural development or its equivalent

Work Experience     

No prior work experience required but a demonstrated motivation to lead a successful career within the coffee industry

Technical Competencies

           Excellent planning & management skills with the ability to prioritize & respond to tight deadlines

           Excellent analytical and synthesis skills, at ease with numbers

           Excellent leadership skills, able to encourage & motivate a team

Behavioral Competencies  

           Hard worker - Able to work under pressure

           Integrity - honest and has high level of ethics

           Dependability - reliable, responsible, & dependable

           Team work - pleasant with others, displays a good natured cooperative attitude

           Confidentiality - deal with sensitive & confidential matters

           Supplier orientated - focus on discovering and meeting supplier needs

           Cultural awareness - Ability to build relationships quickly & with a wide variety of people

Computer Skills          Proficient in both Microsoft Excel and Word

Languages    

Proficient in English, Luganda; any local language is a plus

Other Requirements

           Willingness to work in the countryside

           Motorcycle driving license

People who have experience working in this industry are encouraged to apply. Deadline for submission of applications is Friday, 01st February, 2019.


 

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