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Technical Manager Breeding Job at National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Technical Manager Breeding

Jobs at:
National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB)

Deadline of this Job:
2nd November 2017

Duty Station:
Entebbe, Uganda

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Job details:
Reports to: Executive Director

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.
  • 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 animals
  • 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 Department
  •  Perform any other activities as assigned by the Executive Director

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • 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
  •  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
Job application procedure
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