Group Post

Full Time
  • Post Date: December 7, 2017
  • Apply Before: December 22, 2017

Local Government / Public service

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Job Description
Organization

Overview

National Animal Genetics Resources Centre and Data Bank, a body corporate under the Ministry of Agriculture Animal
Industry and Fisheries its mandate is to take a leading role in establishing a comprehensive National Animal Breeding
Programme in Uganda, wishes to recruit the following;
Job Title Technical Manager Breeding; Re-Advertised
No. of Vacancy 01
Location Headquarters – Entebbe
Reporting To Executive Director
Responsible For Deputy Technical Manager Breeding

Centre Farm Managers/ Breeding and Reproduction

Overall Job Purpose To manage the reproduction and breeding of animals using the most appropriate and acceptable breeding technologies and
techniques
Age Limit 35-55 Years
Specific Responsibilities
Plans, budgets, designs and oversees implementation of breeding and reproduction programs and projects, Coordinates the development of
comprehensive breeding programs at center farms, Participates in the update and maintenance of the National Gene Bank/Depository, Guides
sustainable animal genetic resources development and conservation activities for indigenous animals, Coordinates the development of guidelines
and implementation of held oriented breeding extension services for held workers, Breeder Societies/Associations and indigenous farmers, Evaluates
all imported germplasm and live animals, Promotes Open Nucleus Breeding programmes with the farmers in collaboration with breeding activities
of Genetic Resources Centre farms, Monitors and evaluates the performance of breeding activities, Develops research proposals and takes part in
characterization of breeds, production environments and other related researchable areas, Oversees the production or procurement of semen, ova,
embryo and associated animal breeding technologies, Establishes a foundation stock of superior dams and sires, Manages the rearing of Sire Studs
for production of semen, Coordinates the promotion of herd-recording programmes on Centre farms, Initiates and designs project and programs for
the formulation of management and production information to be packaged and used in the training programs of NAGRC & DB at different levels,
Liaises with other genetic resource breeding and research centres to benchmark and improve on breeding technologies and services of the Centre,
Supervises mentors and appraises staff in the Department and Any other activities as assigned by the Executive Director
Basic Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences, Veterinary Sciences or their equivalent from a recognised degree awarding institution.
  • A Masters degree in Animal Sciences, Veterinary Sciences or their equivalent from a recognised degree awarding institution is a pre-requisite.
  • Specialised post-graduate training in animal breeding from a recognised institution is desirable.
  • PhD Training is an added advantage
  • Working experience of at least ten (10) years in animal industry is a prerequisite with atleast three years’ experience at senior level in
    Government or a recognized institution.
  • Very good track records at work and partnership with stakeholders
Job Commitment
Starting date Immediately
Duration of commitment 3 Years Contract
Salary Expectation Attractive
Submission of Application
Closing date 22nd December 2017
Address All CV, applications and testimonials (including 3 work references) should be sent to:
The Executive Director, Attn: Human Resource/Administration,

National Animal Genetic Resources Centre & Data Bank,

P.O. Box 183 Nsamizi Road, Entebbe

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity to all. PWDs and Female applicants are specifically encouraged to apply. We wish to thank
all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the above positions, however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of
canvassing shall automatically lead to disqualification.