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The Production Officer is a full-time position based in rural Uganda supporting the production of Latitude cocoa

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Location: Kasese 

Term: 1 Year 

Start Date: immediately 


Company Overview 

Latitude Trade Company (LTC) is a rapidly growing social enterprise in Uganda sourcing specialty cacao for export and producing bean-to-bar chocolate at origin. Working with over 4,500 certified organic smallholder farmers, our mission is to sustainably increase incomes and reduce risk for our suppliers while positively impacting the community and environment surrounding our operations.  We aim to provide chocolate makers and consumers in East Africa and around the world with the highest quality, transparently sourced, and fully traceable Ugandan cocoa products. 


Job Description 

The Production Officer is a full-time position based in rural Uganda supporting the production of  Latitude cocoa ;The core responsibilities include:  

  • Active participation in and management of all aspects of production including receiving cocoa, weighing, fermentation, drying, sorting, blending and packing. 
  • Reporting of fermentation temperatures and drying moistures 
  • Supervision of casual workers 
  • Management of production experiments 
  • Reporting of buyer performance boxes and sample outcomes 
  • Escorting of trucks delivering fresh and dry cocoa 
  • Organization and cleanliness of the production site and storage areas 
  • Care and tracking over company items and assets 
  • Fulfillment of certification requirements as advised by management 
  • Support field work and procurement work as needed 
  • Completion of relevant documentation for production and storage of cocoa 
  • Coordinating receiving and sending of packages to/from offices including cocoa samples 
  • Regular data entry of data and records  


In addition to these responsibilities, all employees are encouraged to propose programs, strategies or  experiments which they feel offer a promising avenue for improvements to the company or  livelihoods of the farmers. 


Benefits & Compensation: 

  • Competitive monthly salary  
  • Reimbursement of health-related expenses  
  • 21 days of annual leave plus public holidays  
  • Coverage of all work-related travel  


Qualifications: 

  • Proficiency in computers (particularly MS Excel and Word), high level of organizational skills, degree or certificate in relevant fields (agriculture, management, finance, accounting, etc), previous experience in similar agro-processing business.


How to apply.

All candidates should send their updated CVs and application letters through Brightermonday Portal by Clicking on the 'Apply Now ' section 




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