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Animal Industry and Fisheries

Ministry of Agriculture

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted June 17, 2022.

Ministry of Agriculture Carreer opportunities in Uganda Animal Industry and Fisheries Jobs opportunities in Uganda at Ministry of Agriculture

# Job Description

The mission of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
MAAIF is” to transform subsistence farming to commercial Agriculture”. One
of the mandates of the Ministry is to ensure compliance of agricultural
produce to the internationally accepted standards through enforcement of a
number of legal frameworks.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has received
funding from the Government of Uganda towards improving compliance to market
requirements of crop exports and intends to use some of the funds to hire
staff on contract basis to support the Department of Crop Inspection and
Certification in achieving this cause.
Applications are now invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the
vacant positions of Agricultural Inspectors
These jobs will initially be filled on a two-year contract, but with the
possibility of renewal on satisfactory performance, and funds availability.
Job Title : Agricultural Inspector
Department : Crop Inspection and Certification
Vacancies : Six 06
Reports to : Senior Agricultural Inspector
Salary : Attractive
Contract period: Two 2 years Renewable, based on performance and funds
availability

Key functions/duties
The incumbent will be responsible to the Senior Agricultural Inspector in
performing the following duties;
• Inspect and certify compliance of plant and plant products to laws and
regulations
• Inspect plants and plant products moving in international trade
• Carry out interceptions/destructions and re-exportation of
prohibited/rejected plants and plant products
• Perform preliminary pest and disease detection and pest exclusion at
entry/exit or inspection point and enforce quarantines
• Inspect and verify seed and agricultural chemical imports
• Issue phytosanitary certificates and import permits
• Inspect plants during active growth, plant nurseries and plant products
destined for export
• Carry out surveillance/monitoring of quarantine pests at entry/exit points
and along the border
• Supervise prescribed Phytosanitary treatments
• Collaborate with other agencies at the entry points Customs, UNBS, Police,
Civil aviation
• Carry out internal and open quarantine
• Any other functions assigned from time to time.

Person specifications
Academic qualifications
1\. An Honors Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Agriculture/Crop Science,
Botany/ Zoology or any other closely related discipline from a recognized
institution or university
2\. A post graduate qualification in any of the above fields from a recognized
training institution is an added advantage

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All candidates should send their written applications with copies of academic
credentials, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae CV indicating
contact details of 03 referees addressed to **the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, P.O. Box 102 Entebbe.
Uganda or hand delivered to the Ministry Registry located at Plot No.14 Lugard
Road Entebbe**

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