ANIMAL PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN Vacancy (1 position)

Job Title: ANIMAL PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN
Salary Scale: UR 6
Nature of employment: Contract

Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Attending to livestock and undertake activities such as feeding, spraying, vaccinations, deworming, dehorning, castration, tagging .artificial insemination, Disease diagnosis and treatment, weighing, milking and general maintenance of the paddocks.
• Prepares animal feeds and ensure right quality and quantity of feed is given to animals.
• Maintain, monitor and observe livestock experiments, recording production and test data for evaluation as well as interpreting and implementing quality assurance standards.
• Providing input on the development of the annual budget, especially item and cost specifications.
• Providing input in the design and construction of facilities for undertaking experiments,
• Analysing experimental data, interpret results and writing reports and summaries of findings.
• Work hand in hand and assist Farm Manager on livestock production matters.
• Carry out any other assignment as directed by management.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants should possess a good Diploma/Higher National Diploma in Animal Production and at least two (2years relevant experience],
Tenure of Office: Four years contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance.
Age: Candidates should not be above 45 years
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Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone numbers and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the undersigned not later than Monday 20th September, 2010.

Applicants are advised to quote the reference number of the post applied for on the lop left hand corner of the envelope and on the application letter specifying the institute of preference which should be addressed to:

The Director,
Mbarara Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute P, 0. Box 389, MBARARA

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