3 Nov 2016

National Animal Genetic Jobs : Senior Farm Manager

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Organisation: National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB)

Duty Station: Pader and Kiruhura, Uganda

Reports to: Technical Manager, Production


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 Senior Farm Manager will manage optimal performance and productivity of the Centre Farm

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • The jobholder plans and budgets for the operations of the Centre and ensures their effective implementation.
  • Shall be the accounting officer of the Centre farm.
  • Manages and accounts for the human, fiscal and physical assets of the Centre Farm.
  • 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.
  • Supervises, monitors and evaluates the performance of the Centre Farm in respect to set targets including production and breeding programs.
  • Initiates innovations to enhance the productive capability of the Centre Farm.
  • Organizes 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.
  • Works closely 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 applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Animal or Agricultural Sciences from a recognized institution.
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in Animal or Agricultural Sciences from a recognized institution is an added advantage
  • At least four years of related work experience in farm operations
  • Extensive knowledge of records management as farm activities involve a lot of record keeping.
  • Broad knowledge of project planning and management.
  • Proven ability to work with and supervise multi-disciplinary teams.

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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