Livestock Production Officer (Feed and Animal Nutrition) job at Ibanda University

Ibanda University

Livestock Production Officer (Feed and Animal Nutrition) job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 15 October 2022

Hiring Organization: Ibanda University

Job Details:

Livestock Production Officer (Feed and Animal Nutrition)
Ref LP I (one position)

Duties and responsibilities.

In a collaborative partnership with project partners, and under supervision of Ibanda University (IU), the livestock production officer (feed and animal nutrition) is responsible establishment of functional center of excellence in pasture management at the university, on- farm production pasture aggregation, marketing, and value addition. S/he in collaboration project partners will provide technical assistance to the Community animal health workers (CAHW) to set up community pasture seed banks, promote the CAHW model amongst dairy farmers. Mentor the milk aggregation points in business development. Support the establishment of a functional center for excellence in pasture management

In particular, the livestock production officer shall.

• Participate in the implementation of the project activities that support good pasture farming / livestock /industry practices that relate to the development and utilization of feed resources, efficient animal nutrition, feed safety and address the associated trade in animal feed stuffs.
• Support youth to model their business, develop business plans and facilitate business to business engagement.
• In collaboration with implementing partners, participate in the implementation and technical support of the trainees relating to the utilization of feed resources, pasture growing, feeding standards and improved animal nutrition, provide efficient animal nutrition in their livestock development programmes.
• Facilitate Training of Trainers (ToT) for 110 Community Animal Health Workers (CAHW), Village Agents (VA) and Milk Collection Centre (MCC) representatives and project field staff (Livestock Extension Workers, Youth Feld Assistants)
• Develop strategies to enhance and better utilize available / potential feed resources and implement good feeding and mutational practices.
• Advise the engaged local farmers in developing and complying with feed safety / quality standards.
• Contribute to and technically support appropriate supplementary / emergency feeding intervention for livestock in the engaged local farmers.
• Keep up-to-date and informed on relevant developments; design and conduct analytical studies on specific technical issues affecting animal nutrition, feed resources and feed safety.
• Design, develop and implement a Centre of excellence in pasture growing at Ibanda University that will serve the region with feeds and pasture for the livestock in the south- western region.
• Monitor youth during skilling during training, internship and track utilization of skills gained
• With support from project team facilitate research that will guide the improvement in performance of the dairy sector.
• Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge / Experience, Qualification/skills, and Abilities Required.

Bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine and or Animal production and management. Bachelors and Diploma in Agriculture with a bias in livestock will be considered if candidate has up to 8 years of experience which can be demonstrated to result in the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position may be considered.

Knowledge and experience

• Minimum five (5) years of progressive management experience in the NGO field with a focus on livelihood development programmes.
• Eight (8) years of relevant experience in the development of feed resources and improved animal nutrition.
• Extent of experience in institution, training and capacity building in the livestock feed / production sector is paramount.
• Possess computer / word processing skill and should be capable of working with people of different cultural back grounds.
• Knowledge of project formulation and implementation and funding requirements of donor agencies.
• Experience in youth skilling
• Experience in setting up and managing livestock farms.
• Vast experience in value chain development is essential and particularly experience in dairy value chain would be desired.
• Experience in business incubation, management, and acceleration
• Demonstrable strategic management and planning experience.
• Experience with budget management, financial forecasting, and donor compliance issues.
• Staff Management experience.
• Experience in research and development
• Knowledge of environmental good practice.
• Practical experience in implementing skilling initiatives and supporting communities to start, manage and grow their IGAs.


• Strong leadership ability
• Excellent communication skills (Fluency in English is required. Runyakitara Communication skills are a strong advantage.)
• Good presentation skills
• Report writing skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Strong networking skills.
• Able to participate on a policy level with government and other development partners
• Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.
• Innovative and critical thinking.

Reporting relationship.
Reports to Project Manager- Ibanda University

Period of assignment.
The position is required for 5 (five) year expected to start by January 2023


Application procedure

Interested applicants must submit the following by 15th October 2022.
Cover letter
Full Curriculum Vitae
Copies of certified academic certificates and transcripts, current day telephone and e-mail address.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applications should be addressed to.
The University Secretary,
Ibanda University,

Date Posted: 2022-10-01




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