Job Title: Hatchery Officer  Litarm Consults Uganda Jobs 2022

Organization: Litarm Consults Ltd

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Hatchery Manager



Litarm Consults Ltd Profile:

Litarm Consults Ltd is a consulting firm specializing in advisory and management services. We provide focused personnel devoted to meet our clients’ needs through unified blends of skills relevant for each assignment given to us.



Job Summary:

On behalf of our client, we are seeking a highly motivated Hatchery officer with a passion for improving the lives of smallholder farmers. The Hatchery officer is responsible for achieving industry standards for hatchability of high-quality DOCs to increase the profitability of the Company. In addition, the Hatchery officer is responsible for communicating and reporting critical information to other departments.



Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Egg Receiving
    • Ensure timely and safe receiving of eggs at the hatchery
    • Ensure proper receiving, inspection, grading and sorting of hatching eggs
    • Make standards for settable eggs and follow up
  • Egg Storage
    • Ensure appropriate room temperature and humidity for eggs based on storage duration
    • Ensure all egg refrigerators and air conditioners are well maintained
  • Setting, Transfer, and Hatching
    • Ensure second point of Quality control on setting eggs
    • Ensure oldest eggs are set first (first in first out)
    • Ensure proper pre-warming of eggs from cold store
    • Ensure efficient, fast, smooth and timely egg transfer and candling
    • Ensure proper selection and grading of DOCs
    • Ensure proper disposal of hatchery waste
    • Ensure all layer’s males are dead before they leave the farm for disposal
    • Ensure proper and timely cleaning of equipment after hatch and transfer.
  • Incubation Management
    • Monitor targets for setting temperature, humidity, CO2/ventilation, and turning
    • Monitor EST and EWL of each machine and compare with the breed standards regularly
    • Monitor machine performance and staff achievement of targets
    • Monitor dry and wet bulb thermometers and compare them with screen and calibrator
    • Ensure all wicks in the wet bulb thermometers are clean
  • Hatchery Maintenance
    • Develop routine preventative maintenance for incubators, chillers, egg refrigerators, ACs, building, ventilations, and all other equipment
    • Improve hatchery environment (cleanliness, design, ventilation)
    • Make decisions to conduct hatchery repairs in-house or outsource based on urgency and economic efficiency
    • Make priority of assignments by discussing with maintenance team

Biosecurity and Quality Control

  • Periodically review and improve adequate biosecurity program
  • Ensure cleanliness and orderliness of hatchery and surroundings
  • Set clear standard and ensure all chicks from hatchery are Grade A quality
  • Monitor vaccine storage, handling, thawing and vaccination procedures
  • Monitor accuracy of vaccinators (dosing, cleaning and sterilizing equipment)
  • Conduct breakout analysis and discuss with team on points of improvements

General Management

  • Provide reports to Company management and other departments as requested
  • Ensure proper reporting of DOCs as finished goods and tracking of consumables/equipment from store
  • Keep records of all eggs coming to hatchery, going to store and incubators and calculate if there is any difference in a regular way
  • Identify staff development gaps and conduct training to improve performance and management
  • Prepare checklists for attendants and supervisors
  • Carry out Coaching, evaluation and performance management plan for the team and Subordinates.
  • Ensure a report of weekly (from Sunday to Saturday) egg stock that received from breeding eggs in cold stores, the discarded eggs which are table, crack & broken and report on time.
  • Keep recording of daily DOC no DOC wastages
  • Prepare and send report of disease prevalence/epidemiology report on the site to district veterinary expert on a weekly/monthly bases

And other tasks deemed necessary need to be solved by discussing with hatchery Site manager or production director.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Passionate about positively impacting smallholder farmers and customers in rural areas
  • Degree or Diploma in Veterinary medicine
  • 2+ years of experience in Hatchery Operations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (Luganda, English preferred)
  • Ability to effectively problem solve and make decisions; ability to troubleshoot and identify root causes
  • Carries a positive, inspirational attitude while working under pressure
  • Ability to work independently with limited follow up; strong work ethic
  • Strong team player
  • Honest and trustworthy



How To Apply for Litarm Consults Uganda Jobs 2022

All candidates who meet the criteria outlined above are encouraged to apply under the job vacancy “Hatchery Officer

Click here to apply through our online application form OR send your application to

Note: Send ONLY your CV and Application Letter merged into one PDF

Closing Date: Monday 18th July 2022 at 5:00 pm



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