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  • Posted: Jul 26, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 15, 2022
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  • Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre (KAGRC) formally known as Central Artificial Insemination Station (CAIS) was established by Kenya Gazette Notice Number 557 of 19th June 1946 with the objective of controlling venereal diseases and genetic improvement of exotic dairy Cattle. KAGRC is situated 15 km from City Centre (West of the Nairobi City), and has its Headquarters in Lower Kabete in Nairobi and has land capacity of about 358 Acres, 124 bulls in the stud. The functions of the management committee have since been taken over by the Board of Directors, appointed vide the Gazette Notice No L.N. 110 of 5th Sept. 2011. The mandate of KAGRC is to produce, preserve, and conserve, animal genetic material (semen embryo, tissues and live animals) and rear breeding bulls for provision of high quality disease free semen to meet the national demand and for export. In order to meet its mandate, KAGRC works in close collaboration with other breeding organizations such as the Kenya Stud Book, the Dairy Recording Services of Kenya and the Livestock Recording Center. Together, these organizations implement the Contract Mating and Progeny Testing Programmes. The organization also works closely with the breed societies as well as individual and institutional farms which provide herds for the breeding program. It is a profound achievement that the centre has attained the ISO 9001:2008 QMS certification in management standards on the world best practices. Bull Stud The station initially started with an importation of six bulls in 1946 ; four Guernsey and two Jersey bulls from America and Scotland respectively. Ayrshire and Friesian breeds were later introduced.
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    Veterinary Officers (2 Positions)

    Duties and responsibilities entail;

    • Treatment of animals;
    • Carrying out routine vaccination;
    • Enforcing quarantine;
    • Reproductive disease surveillance and lab diagnosis;
    • Carrying out post mortem and vector control;
    • Collecting and analysing samples;
    • Ensuring adequate and quality nutrition of the animals;
    • Guiding and supervising animal health and production assistants;
    • Ensuring proper custody of all veterinary drugs, chemicals, vaccines and equipment;
    • Carrying out semen analysis; and
    • Production and transfer of embryos.
    • Officers will be deployed to work in Germplasm production & processing, Gene banking, Research & breeding and Extension services departments.

    Job Specification

    For appointment to this position one must have:

    • Bachelors Degree in Veterinary Medicine from a recognized institution;
    • Masters degree will be an added advantage.
    • Registered by a professional body;
    • Proficiency in computer application;
    • Fulfil requirements of Chapter 6 of the constitution;
    • Proficiency in semen analysis; and
    • Proficiency in production and transfer of embryos will be an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre on recruitment.kagrc.go.ke to apply

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