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National Animal Genetic Resources Centre Jobs – 5 Livestock Field Assistants

Job Title: Livestock Field Assistants (5) – National Animal Genetic Resources Centre Jobs

Organization: National Animal Genetic Resources Center and Data Bank (NAGRC & DB).

Duty Station: Headquarters – Entebbe Uganda.

Reports To: Finance and Administration Manager.

National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank Profile:

The National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&;DB) was established by the Animal Breeding Act, 2001. It requires one of the statutory semi-autonomous bodies of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF). Formation of NAGRC&;DB as part of the fulfillment 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 Profile:

The Livestock Field Assistant will undertake records management and census of animals on center farms.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Takes records on farms and herds recording management.
  • Monitors and supervises the maintenance of sanitary conditions in the paddocks or kraals.
  • Advises and supervises the preparation of animal fodder, supplements, water or other feeds.
  • Monitors animal health and administers or supervises the routine administration of veterinary drugs.
  • Supports pasture, breeding, and other animal rearing activities.
  • Trains farmworkers on animal care procedures, maintenance duties, and safety precautions.
  • Undertakes any other official duties as assigned by the immediate Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The ideal applicant should have at least a Diploma in Veterinary Practice or Animal Sciences.
  • Should have practical experience in animal handling and breeding management.
  • Working experience of at least two (2) years with practical exposure to animal breeding activities.

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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