Technical Manager Production Job Placements – National Animal Genetic Resources Center and Data Bank (NAGRC & DB)

Job Title:       Technical Manager Production

National Animal Genetic Resources Center and Data Bank (NAGRC & DB)

Duty Station:
Headquarters – Entebbe, Uganda

Reports To: Executive

About US:

The National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB) was established by the Animal Breeding Act, 2001. It is one of the statutory semi-autonomous bodies of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF). Formation of NAGRC &DB was part of the fulfilment of the aspirations in the National Animal Breeding Policy (1997), document and the Action Plan for its implementation providing guidelines to all actors in the animal breeding and production value-chain. The actors included input suppliers, farmers, companies, researchers, extension workers and civic leaders on suitable breeds for the various ecological and production systems.

Job Summary:  To manage the production and mul-tiplication
of animals using the most appropriate and acceptable production technologies and
techniques to enhance the animal quality and multiply its numbers

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·        Plans,
budgets, designs and oversees implementation of livestock production programs
and projects.

·       Participates in the update and maintenance of
the livestock numbers at the centre farms.

·       Coordinates the development of guidelines and
implementation of field oriented production extension services for field
workers, livestock Societies/ Associations and indigenous farmers.

·       Evaluates production parameters for all
imported germplasm and live animals.

·       Promotes livestock production programmes with
the farmers in collaboration with breeding activities of Genetic Resources
Centre farms.

·       Monitors and evaluates the performance of
livestock production activities.

·       Develops research proposals and takes part in
production of breeds, production environments and other related researchable

·       Oversees the production or procurement of
equipment, machinery and infrastructure for animal production activities.

·       Establishes a foundation stock of superior
dams and sires for multiplication.

·       Manages the rearing of various categories of
livestock for production of commercial stocks

·       Coordinates the promotion of livestock
records and identification 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 production technologies and
services of the Centre.

·       Supervises mentors and appraises staff in the

·       Undertakes any other assignment by the
Executive Director and the Board

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal candidate should have a PhD degree
in Animal Sciences, Veterinary Science or their equivalent from a recognized
degree awarding institution.

·       Specialized post-graduate training in animal
production from a recognized institution.

·       Working experience of at least ten (10) years
in animal industry is a prerequisite with at least three years’ experience at
senior level in Government or recognized institution.

How to Apply:

All interested
candidates should send their CV, applications and testimonials (including 3
work references) to;

The Executive

National Animal
Genetic Resources Centre & Data Bank,

P.O. Box 183 Nsamizi
Road, Entebbe

Note: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 6th May 2020

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