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Commissioner, Animal Health

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Agriculture, fishing, forestry, wildlife
  • Executive (director)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified, serving Public Officers in Ministries/Departments/Agencies and Local Governments to fill vacant posts


  1. Providing technical guidance and support for the review and formulation of national policies, laws, regulations and standards for the prediction, prevention, control and / or eradication of animal diseases and diseases of veterinary public health (zoo noses) in the country;
  2. Providing technical support for effective investigation of disease outbreaks in the country;
  3. Implementing policies, plans and strategies for controlling the spread of animal diseases and vectors countrywide and continuously monitoring the occurrence and prevalence of diseases within and in the neighbouring countries for control purposes;
  4. Generating and disseminating data and information regarding prevention, and control of animal diseases, vector incidences and prevalence;
  5. Advising the Sector and LGs on animal disease and vector control strategies for improved agricultural production;
  6. Reviewing the animal health, veterinary public health and animal welfare risks as applicable and issuing permits for import, export or transit of live animals and animal products;
  7. Establishing and maintaining collaborative mechanisms with research and other organizations nationally, regionally and internationally on animal disease and vector control matters;
  8. Approving the importation and exportation of veterinary drugs, animal feeds – feed supplements, livestock and professional equipment / gadgets or any other animal related materials;
  9. Identifying and mobilizing resources for animal health service delivery, including animal disease vaccines;
  10. Regulating, certifying and enforcing activities in the Veterinary sub-sector;
  11. Supervising the operations of the human and financial resources in the Department.
  12. Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

General Information

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Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Agriculture, fishing, forestry, wildlife
Seniority: Executive (director)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Data collection; Research planning; Project management; Pest and disease control; Agriculture and natural resources
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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