Job Listing: Laboratory Technician (Full-Time)

Organization: Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Industry: Government

Background: UCDA is a public Authority mandated to regulate, promote, and oversee the quality of coffee along the entire value chain in Uganda. Their vision is to create an inclusive, transformative, and sustainable coffee industry. UCDA is currently seeking motivated and competent individuals to fill the position of Laboratory Technician in their Quality and Regulatory Services Directorate.

Job Title: Laboratory Technician
Directorate: Quality and Regulatory Services
Department: Quality Assurance
Reports To: Quality Assurance Manager
Duty Station: Kampala

Job Purpose: Provide support in all laboratory activities as needed and ensure that the laboratory is well-maintained.

Key Result Areas:

  • Prepare laboratory equipment for grading, cupping, sensory tasting, and analysis.
  • Roast and grind coffees according to set standards.
  • Maintain custody of equipment, chemicals, and reagents in line with Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Conduct analysis of coffee samples, soil samples, and other coffee-related products.
  • Prepare requisitions for laboratory materials, chemicals, and equipment.
  • Ensure the laboratory’s safety and cleanliness.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Laboratory Science Management or related field from a recognized university.
  • Certificate in Basic Quality Control or coffee roasting is an added advantage.
  • Three (3) years of working experience in a food-related laboratory, government lab, or relevant field.

Expected Personal Competences and Skills:

  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Time management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

How to Apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to apply directly using the link here. Sign up to create an account, then navigate to the Careers section and click on the job post to apply. For further inquiries about the role, contact UCDA at
Deadline for Applications: 5th June 2024
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UCDA offers an opportunity to contribute to the growth and sustainability of Uganda’s coffee industry, promoting quality and innovation throughout the value chain.



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