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Livestock Manager - University of Zimbabwe (UZ)

Location: Harare
Alert: Application Deadline Expired

Job Summary

This is an exciting senior position within the University, providing real and long-term career opportunities. The incumbent will report to the Production Manager and will oversee daily operations of an expanding livestock portfolio that includes beef cattle, dairy cattle, poultry and piggery.

Duties And Responsibilities

The successful candidate must be able to:

  • Coordinate and manage daily livestock operations.
  • Develop a long term strategy for the growth of the livestock portfolio.
  • Oversee livestock handling, animal health treatments, pen riding, cattle induction and dispatch including coordination of drafting/weighing of cattle in accordance with the company’s processes and specifications.
  • Assist with the allocation of staff and resources to enable products to be manufactured on time and within budget.
  • Prepare periodic management reports of the section and submit to the Production Manager.
  • Prepare periodic budgets as may be required by the Section.
  • Maintain compliance with the company’s policies, including but not limited to Animal Welfare and Environmental obligations.
  • Coordinate and implement the livestock operations plan within an industry leading production system.
  • Learn and adopt new technology or practices.
  • Work unsupervised, problem solving skills and be self-motivated.

Qualifications And Experience

The position requires an individual with:

  • Relevant Diploma, Higher National Diploma or Degree in Agriculture or Livestock Sciences.
  • Strong commitment to animal welfare, health and nutrition.
  • At least 5 years previous experience managing large numbers of livestock.
  • Ability to manage, lead and motivate teams.
  • Strong computer, written and excellent verbal communication skills.
  • High levels of self-motivation, and attention to detail.
  • Strong planning capabilities and initiative.

How To Apply

Application Procedure:

Applicants must submit six (6) copies of applications, including a curriculum vitae, giving full personal particulars which should include full names, place and date of birth; certified copies of national identification, birth certificate, proof of qualifications, employment and experience, current salary, date of availability, telephone number and names and addresses of three (3) referees. Applications should be addressed to:

The Deputy Registrar

Department of Human Resources

University of Zimbabwe

P O Box MP167

Mount Pleasant

HARARE

Or hand delivered to University of Zimbabwe, Administration Block Room 113.

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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