5 Senior Farm Manager 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:
Uganda
Reports To: Technical
Manager Production
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:  The Senior Farm Manager will manage optimal performance and productivity
of the Centre Farm
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Plans and budgets for the operations of the
Centre and ensures their effective implementation.
·       Manages and accounts for the human, fiscal
and physical assets of the Centre Farm.
·       Supervises monitors and evaluates the
performance of the Centre Farm in respect to set targets including production
and breeding programs.
·       Prepares and submits periodic reports on the
performance of the farm including Supervises, mentors and appraises technical
staff and oversees the administration of all other staff.
·       Initiates innovations to enhance the
productive capability of the Centre Farm.
·       Organises and coordinates outreach activities
to the farmers to enhance their productivity and get feedback on challenges
they encounter.
·       Enforces acceptable standards of production,
breeding, health and safety on the Centre Farm.
·       Liaises with the technical Units to procure,
schedule preventive maintenance or repair farm machinery.
·       Maintains an inventory of the Centre Farm’s
Asset including stock.
·       Undertakes any other official duties as
assigned by the immediate Supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The 
ideal applicant must hold a  degree in Veterinary Sciences, Animal Sciences
with training in Farm Management.
·       Should have a post-graduate Diploma in Animal
Breeding, production, animal health, Farm Management or related discipline from
a recognized institution.
·       Should have broad knowledge of records
management as farm activities involve a lot of records keeping.
·       Should have broad knowledge of project
planning and management.
·       Should have the ability to work with and
supervise multi¬disciplinary teams.
·       Working experience of at least four (5) years
with a practical exposure to farm operations is a prerequisite
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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