Programmes Officer – Small Ruminants Job Placement – 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: Deputy Technical
Manager, Breeding
About NAGRC&DB:
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 Programmes
Officer – Small Ruminants will actively contribute to the development and
implementation of projects and programs for more efficient reproduction and
breeding of small ruminants using appropriate and acceptable technologies.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
The jobholder studies the genetics, nutrition,
reproduction, growth and development of small ruminants and designs and
implements projects and programs for enhanced small ruminant reproduction and
breeding that ensure the best results.
·        
Maintains breeding records of genealogy, small
ruminant health and birth intervals, weight, diet, behavior and other breeding
data.
·        
Supervises the care of small ruminants under the
projects and programs including their shelter, health, reproduction, growth,
breeding and nutrition.
·        
Actively participates in the selection of small
ruminants with the most appropriate genetic characteristics for optimal
reproduction and breeding.
·        
Applies reproduction assisted techniques and
technologies.
·        
Regularly monitors, evaluates and reports on
performance of reproductive and breeding programs and projects of small
ruminants.
·        
Organizes and participates in exhibitions of
small ruminants to promote marketing initiatives.
·        
Offers technical support on outreach programs to
enhance breeder and farmer production and productivity.
·        
Performs any other official duties as assigned
by the immediate Supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor
of Science degree in Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural Sciences or equivalent
qualification from a recognized degree awarding institution.
·        
A Masters degree in Veterinary Medicine, Animal
Science or an equivalent qualification from a recognized degree awarding
institution.
·        
Specialization in animal breeding at Masters
Degree level is an added advantage.
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience in animal
industry is a prerequisite.
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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