2 Livestock Technician Job Placements – National Animal Genetic Resources Center and Data Bank (NAGRC & DB)

Organization:
National Animal Genetic Resources Center and Data Bank (NAGRC & DB)
Duty Station:
Headquarters – Entebbe Uganda
Reports To: Sire
Stud Manager
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
prepare and report on results of animal tests and other information on animal
genetics and quality of animal breeding endeavors in either a natural or
controlled environment
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Collects and tests semen and other samples to
establish its genotype, quality and viability for reproductive and breeding
initiatives.
·       Collects natural and exotic genetic animal
resources for storage or conservation as found appropriate.
·       Implements AI measures and assists in the
execution of other animal natural or assisted breeding techniques or
technologies.
·       Records data on animal management and
associated reproductive and breeding activity.
·       Observes animal hygiene, health, diet
(including special diets, pregnancy diagnosis as may be necessary) and
behaviour to establish appropriate care, reproductive, breeding and treatment
regimes.
·       Supervises the cleaning and sterilization of
the animal testing environment for reproduction and breeding where deployed.
·       Undertakes any other official duties as assigned
by the Supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate Should have at least a
Diploma in Animal and Veterinary Sciences.
·       Should have a Uganda Advanced Certificate of
Education (UACE) with at least 3 credits in sciences with a combination of
Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture or equivalent qualification.
·       Should have basic knowledge of reproductive
biology, animal breeding and behavior.
·       Working experience of at least three (3)
years in an organization related with animal breeding.
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates should send their CV, applications and testimonials (including 3
work references) to;


The Executive
Director,

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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