2 Senior Farm Manager Job Positions - National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB)

Organisation: National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB)
Duty Station: Pader and Kiruhura, Uganda
Reports to: Technical Manager, Production

The National Animal Genetics Resources Centre and Data Bank, (NAGRC&DB) is a body corporate under the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries whose mandate is to take a leading role in establishing a comprehensive National Animal Breeding Programme in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Senior Farm Manager will manage optimal performance and productivity of the Centre Farm

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         The jobholder plans and budgets for the operations of the Centre and ensures their effective implementation.
·         Shall be the accounting officer of the Centre farm.
·         Manages and accounts for the human, fiscal and physical assets of the Centre Farm.
·         Prepares and submits periodic reports on the performance of the farm including Supervises, mentors and appraises technical staff and oversees the administration of all other staff.
·         Supervises, monitors and evaluates the performance of the Centre Farm in respect to set targets including production and breeding programs.
·         Initiates innovations to enhance the productive capability of the Centre Farm.
·         Organizes and coordinates outreach activities to the farmers to enhance their productivity and get feedback on challenges they encounter.
·         Enforces acceptable standards of production, breeding, health and safety on the Centre Farm.
·         Works closely with the technical Units to procure, schedule preventive maintenance or repair farm machinery.
·         Maintains an inventory of the Centre Farm’s Asset including stock.
·         Undertakes any other official duties as assigned by the immediate Supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Animal or Agricultural Sciences from a recognized institution.
·         Possession of a Master’s Degree in Animal or Agricultural Sciences from a recognized institution is an added advantage
·         At least four years of related work experience in farm operations
·         Extensive knowledge of records management as farm activities involve a lot of record keeping.
·         Broad knowledge of project planning and management.
·         Proven ability to work with and supervise multi-disciplinary teams.

How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send their updated CVs, applications, testimonials and three professional referees (one of whom should be work-based) to;

The Executive Director,
Attn: Human Resource / Administration,
National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and DataBank (NAGRC & DB)
P.O. Box 183, Entebbe-Uganda.

Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 28th November 2016

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