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,
Reports to: Executive
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
Plans, budgets, designs and oversees
implementation of breeding and reproduction programs and projects.
Takes part in the update and maintenance of the
National Gene Bank/Depository
Coordinates the development of guidelines and
implementation of field oriented breeding extension services for field workers,
Breeder Societies/ Associations and indigenous farmers.
Evaluates all imported germplasm and live
Actively 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
The jobholder 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
Works closely 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
Perform any other activities as assigned by the
Executive Director

Qualifications, Skills and
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
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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