EthioChicken Breeding Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

EthioChicken Breeding Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description


  • EthioChicken is a leading distributor of chickens to rural farmers in Ethiopia.

  • We are a rapidly growing Company that believes in investing in our employees and offers them opportunities for career advancement.

  • Ethiochicken is an Ethiopian based company.

    Our Vision

  • Our vision is to bring a chicken to every family in Ethiopia in 2021, and a chicken to every person in Ethiopia in the future, transforming the Ethiopian poultry industry, making it a model of inclusive growth.

    Job Summary

  • The Breeding Officer is responsible for achieving industry standard for livability and productivity of breeders to increase the profitability of the company, in addition, the Breeding Officer is responsible for communicating and reporting critical information to Breeding Manager as soon as possible.

    Duties and responsibilities

  • Operations house cleaning and preparation
    Ensure timely disposal of poultry manure
    Conduct proper cleaning and disinfection

  • Make sure all windows are working properly

  • Make sure all electrical systems for brooder and light installed or well maintained

  • Make sure all tankers and water lines are flushed and disinfected

  • Make sure enough feeders, drinkers, brooders and thermometers are ready

  • Ensure the house with disinfected litter and is pre-warmed before chicks arrive

  • Make sure starter feed and water is ready
    Ensure recording materials are in place

  • Make sure weighing scales are purchased and ready

  • After chick arrival, ensure proper receiving, counting and inspection of chicks

  • Conduct grading and separating of weak chicks for special care

  • Weigh representative samples after arrival

  • Ensure room temperature and humidity are appropriate based on breed standard

  • Follow up the vaccination schedules of the vaccine

  • Conduct the right vaccine at the right time as the company schedule

  • Report day and night chicken mortality to Breeding Farm Manager on time based the company reporting schedule

  • Weighting, Grading,
    and Uniformity
    Weigh representative samples of chicks every week and compare with their breed standard

  • Conduct grading bases on their weight

  • Ensure the chicks are at least 80% uniform

  • Provide Special care for those smaller chicks to increase uniformity

    Litter Management

  • Ensure the litter is always dry

  • Monitor the odor, color and consistency of the litter regularly

  • Monitoring and dispose if there is wet litter timely and properly Maintenance

  • Develop routine preventative maintenance for water pump, water lines, automatic drinkers, windows, doors, building, ventilations, and all other equipment’s

  • Improve breeding farm environment (Cleanliness, design, ventilation)

  • Make desertions to conduct any repairs in-house or outsource based on urgency and economic efficiency

  • Prepare adequate nests and perches at the required time

  • Biosecurity and Quality Control
    Periodically review and improve adequate biosecurity program

  • Ensure cleanliness and orderliness of production houses and surroundings

  • Set clear standard and ensure all eggs going to hatchery are graded a quality

  • Monitor accuracy of vaccinators (dosing, cleaning and sterilizing equipment’s)

  • Conduct postmortem analysis and discuss with team on points of improvements

    General Management

  • Ensure proper reporting of eggs

  • Keep records of all eggs going to hatchery, going to store and calculate if there is any records difference in a regular way

  • Keep records of mortality, uniformity, production and body weight of all ages of breeders

  • Identify staff development gaps and conduct training to improve performance and management

  • Prepare checklist for attendants and supervisors

  • Prepared weekly Egg reconciliation report
    Coaching, evaluation and performance management plan for the team and subordinates.

    Job Requirements


  • BSC Degree in Veterinary Medicine or related fields


  • Fresh Graduate

    How to Apply

  • Please title your application with subject line: - "Breeding Officer"

  • Only candidates meeting the required qualifications are invited to send their applications(Cover Letter) including a detailed CV through or


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