4 Entry Level Animal Husbandry Officer Jobs - National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB)

Organisation: National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Farm Manager

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 Animal Husbandry Officer will be responsible for monitoring animal care and advise on product quality.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Regularly monitors and supervises the maintenance of sanitary conditions in the paddocks or kraals.
·         Advises and supervises the preparation of animal fodder, supplements, water or other feeds.
·         Monitors animal health and administers or supervises the routine administration of veterinary drugs.
·         Supports pasture, breeding and other animal rearing activities.
·         Mentors and trains farm workers on animal care procedures, maintenance duties, and safety precautions.
·         Undertakes any other official duties as assigned by the immediate Supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate must hold a Diploma in Animal Husbandry discipline from a recognized institution.
·         A minimum of two years’ experience in animal breeding activities.
·         Practical experience in animal handling and breeding management.

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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