Technical Manager Breeding Employment Opportunity – National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB)

Organisation: National
Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director
About US:
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 Technical
Manager Breeding will oversee the reproduction and breeding of animals using
the most appropriate and acceptable breeding technologies and techniques
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Plans, budgets, designs and oversees
implementation of breeding and reproduction programs and projects.
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Takes part in the update and maintenance of the
National Gene Bank/Depository
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Coordinates the development of guidelines and
implementation of field oriented breeding extension services for field workers,
Breeder Societies/ Associations and indigenous farmers.
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Evaluates all imported germplasm and live
animals
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Actively promotes Open Nucleus Breeding programmes
with the farmers in collaboration with breeding activities of Genetic Resources
Centre farms
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Monitors and evaluates the performance of
breeding activities
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Develops research proposals and takes part in
characterization of breeds, production environments and other related
researchable areas
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Oversees the production or procurement of semen,
ova, embryo and associated animal breeding technologies
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Establishes a foundation stock of superior dams
and sires
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The jobholder manages the rearing of Sire Studs
for production of semen.
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Coordinates the promotion of herd-recording
programmes on Centre farms
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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
·        
Works closely with other genetic resource
breeding and research centres to benchmark and improve on breeding technologies
and services of the Centre
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Supervises mentors and appraises staff in the
Department
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Perform any other activities as assigned by the
Executive Director



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
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The applicant should preferably hold a Masters
degree in Animal Sciences, Veterinary Science or their equivalent from a
recognised degree awarding institution.
·        
Specialised post-graduate training in animal
breeding from a recognised institution.
·        
Possession of a PhD training is an added
advantage
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At least ten years of experience in animal
industry is a prerequisite with three years at Senior level in Government or
recognized institution
·        
Age Limit: 35-55 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated
CV, applications and testimonials (including 3 work references) addressed to:
The Executive Director
Attn: Human Resource/Administration,
National Animal Genetic Resources Centre & Data Bank,
P.O. Box 183 Nsamizi Road, Entebbe. Uganda
Deadline: 22nd December 2017
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