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Livestock Manager - Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (MUAST)

Location: Marondera
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Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the above post that has arisen in the Agro-Industrial Park at Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology:

  • The Livestock Manager is responsible for planning, organising, directing and controlling activities of the Agro-Industrial Park’s Livestock Section.

Reporting to the General Manager, Agro-Industrial Park, the Livestock Manager shall be responsible for:

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Planning, organising, directing and controlling the activities of the Agro-Industrial Park’s Livestock Production Unit;
  • Reviewing current livestock production systems and recommending improvements;
  • Developing and managing new enterprises such as dairy;
  • Overseeing the day-to-day management and care of all livestock;
  • Monitoring livestock health, and implementation of a preventive health strategy;
  • Planning for labour requirements and participating in the recruiting and training of staff;
  • Supervising workers undertaking various activities in the Livestock Unit;
  • Maintaining livestock production, health management and welfare records;
  • Upkeep and management of grazing systems and pastures;
  • Supporting the General Manager in the creation and monitoring of the Agro-Industrial Park operating budget;
  • Preparing livestock activity reports, such as production, sales, purchases, feeding, health and welfare;
  • Arranging for sale of livestock in collaboration with the Sales and Marketing Manager;
  • Facilitating the purchase of inputs such as feed, sanitation chemicals and medicines in collaboration with the Procurement Management Unit;
  • Inspecting machinery, equipment and facilities to establish maintenance and repair requirements;
  • Ensuring that all staff adhere to health and safety regulations;
  • Ensuring that the Livestock Production Unit complies with all relevant statutory regulations;
  • Keeping abreast with developments and trends in Livestock Production Science; and
  • Undertaking any other related duties as assigned by the General Manager, Agro-Industrial Park.

Qualifications And Experience

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science or related programme from a recognised Institution
  • At least 5 years hands-on livestock farming experience preferably in a leadership role
  • A business management qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Hands-on experience at a commercial farming entity.

How To Apply

Conditions Of Service

Leave, contributory medical aid and pension are offered. Information on salary and other benefits will be made available to shortlisted candidates.


Applicants must submit six (6) sets of applications which should include the application letter, certified copies of certificates, national identification and a detailed Curriculum Vitae giving full personal details including full names, place and date of birth, qualifications, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact details, names and addresses of three referees including their email addresses.

Applications in envelopes clearly indicating post applied for should be addressed and sent via registered mail to:

The Deputy Registrar, Human Resources

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

P.O. Box 35


hand deliver or send by courier to:

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

CSC Campus, Industrial Sites

15 Longlands Road


The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 24 June 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The University does not charge applicants a fee at any stage of the recruitment process and does not have Agents who receive applications on its behalf

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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