UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY

Agriculture Specialist, Animal

Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Salary
6000 to 15000 AED
Posted
Tuesday, 6 October 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 30 November 2020
Ref
2640
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

The College of Food and Agriculture (CFA) is a unique national asset. It is not only a leading learning institute in the region, but also shares valuable knowledge regarding plants, animals, and human health with wider society. The College plays vital roles in three key areas: Agriculture, Food Science, and Veterinary Medicine. The CFA aspires to be national and regional leaders in these areas The CFA has a talented body of faculty, staff and students dedicated to furthering the College's vision for excellence in research and knowledge development in the fields of food, agriculture and natural resources of the United Arab Emirates and beyond. The CFA has acquired some of the most cutting-edge facilities and laboratories in the region, including three modern experimental stations, each dedicated for addressing specific research and development discipline.

The College seeks to recruit a senior agricultural specialist in animal production and management section to serve in its main experimental station at Al Foah Research Farm.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Assist the research farms director in the implementation of the strategic plan designed for animal section development.
  2. Develop operation and management plans for all type of animal herds in the farm such as camel, sheep & goats and poultry.
  3. Develop annual plans and maintains necessary records related to the purchase, storage, and use of animal feed.
  4. Implementation and follow-up on research in the animal section for faculty members, student and graduate student research.
  5. Prepare and participate in practical skills training for students enrolled in veterinary medicine and agriculture programs, and provide faculty with material for practical delivery.
  6. Implementation of poultry unit operation and production program to increase the animal production unit income.
  7. Prepare and participate in practical skills training for students enrolled in veterinary medicine and agriculture programs, and provide faculty with material for practical delivery.
  8. Expansion of sheep and goat production through genetic improvement of local breed to increase animal productivity and unit income.
  9. Develop effective partnership with animal feed industries to develop research-based projects to enhance the animal units’ production.
  10. Provide necessary training and daily follow up and management of farm labor and technical assistant.
  11. Maintain comprehensive database for all units in the animal section and perform the needed analysis and annual reports.
  12. Implement plans for the use of forage crops and residues produced on the farm in animal feeding to reduce the feeding costs.

Minimum Qualification

  • BSc in animal science (MSc Degree is preferable) or related agricultural fields from a recognized University.
  • At least 5 years' experience in similar research and animal management position.
  • Knowledge of various animal unit mechanization, operation, and maintenance processes.
  • Proven record of research implementation and contribution to scientific publications.
  • Efficiency in MS Office, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of Arabic and English languages.

Preferred Qualification

  • MSc Degree or related agricultural fields from a recognized University.
  • Working knowledge of statistics and database management
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience working as a member of a multidisciplinary team

Division College of Food & Agriculture-(CFA)

Department Integrative Agriculture- (CFA)

Job Close Date 30-11-2020

Job Category Staff

Salary 6000 to 15000 AED