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


Job
Title:
       Technical Manager Breeding
Organization: National Animal Genetic Resources Center and Data Bank (NAGRC & DB)
Duty
Station
: Headquarters – Entebbe, Uganda
Reports
To
: Executive Director
Responsible
For:
Deputy Technical Manager Breeding Regional Managers/
Breeding and Reproduction

About
US:
The National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and
Data Bank (NAGRC&DB) was established by the Animal Breeding Act, 2001.
It’s 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 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.
·      
Participates 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.
·      
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.
·      
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.
·      
Liaises 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.
·      
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
breeding from a recognized institution.
·      
Management Training is an added advantage
·      
Working experience of at least ten (10) years in
animal industry 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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