Directorates

Livestock Production and Marketing Development Division
Functions

(i)Facilitate the private sector in providing technical backstopping in processing, marketing and provision of information;

(ii)Initiate and review livestock, livestock products and marketing infrastructures policies, guidelines and standards;

(iii)Monitor and coordinate livestock and livestock products production, processing and marketing infrastructure development and operations;

(iv)Promote and monitor production and management of hides and skins;

(v)Promote pastoral systems and policies;

(vi)Promote and monitor pasture seeds farms; and

(vii)Promote quality livestock management practices.

The Division will be led by a Director and will comprise of three Sections as follows:-

(i)Grazing Land and Feed Resources for Livestock Development Section;

(ii)Livestock Market Infrastructure Development Section; and

Livestock Products and By-products Development Section.
Veterinary Service Division
Functions

(i)Formulate and review, harmonize veterinary services policy, legislation, guidelines and standards;

(ii)Develop and maintain lists of all notifiable diseases;

(iii)Categorize diseases into lists according to criteria prescribed in the legislation;

(iv)Issue official position on the method to be used in the diagnosis, control, treatment, disposal, quarantine, for each notifiable disease;

(v)Establish and maintain a national veterinary laboratory system;

(vi)Regulate the use of veterinary drugs, animal pesticide, vaccines and other related products;

(vii)Facilitate appointment of Inspectors for duties related to the Animal Diseases Control;

(viii)Monitor implementation of veterinary services in the country;

(ix)Build capacity of professional staff in the veterinary services;

(x)Develop, publish and share animal health status reports to stakeholders;

(xi)Regulate animal welfare; and

(xii)Establish and maintain the National Livestock Identification, Registration and Traceability System.

This Division will be led by a Director and will comprise of three Sections as follows:-

(i)Trans-boundary Animal Diseases Control Section;

(ii)Vector and Parasitic Diseases Control Section;

(iii)Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety Services Section; and

Animal Welfare, Zoo sanitary and Registration Section

Research Training and Extension Division.


Veterinary Council of Tanzania Secretariat

The Veterinary Council Secretariat will be led by Registrar and will perform the following functions:

(i)Effect registration enrolment and enlistment of veterinary professionals, paraprofessionals and paraprofessional assistants;

(ii)Monitor the performance of veterinary professionals, paraprofessionals and paraprofessional assistants;

(iii)Register and regulate the veterinary practice facilities;

(iv)Coordinate formulation updating and dissemination of guidelines and standards for these practices;

(v)Advise and make recommendations to the Minister on any matters related to veterinary practice;

(vi)Recognize qualifications training facilities training institutions and colleges;

(vii) Collaborate with other relevant institutions or bodies in accrediting courses of training curriculum, which provide qualifications for registration, enrolment and enlistment of veterinary professional and paraprofessional and paraprofessional assistants;

(viii) Exercise effective disciplinary control over the professional ethics and conduct of veterinary practice;

(ix)Arrange and conduct qualifying examinations to establish competence in the veterinary education and practice; and

(x)Promote and encourage educational advancement with regard to practice of the veterinary profession.


Research Training and Marketing Division
Functions

(i)Facilitate and monitor livestock research, training and extension programmes;

(ii)Develop and review livestock research database;

(iii)Prepare and distribute livestock research, training and extension policies, regulations and guidelines;

(iv)Disseminate new and improved technologies;

(v)Prepare and update livestock research agenda; and

(vi)Build capacity of Sector staff in research and training institute, Regional Secretariats and LGAs.

The Division will be led by a Director and will comprise of two Sections as follows:-

(i)Livestock Research and Training Section; and

(ii)Livestock extension Services Section.

Administration and Human Resource Management Division
Functions

(i)Advice the Permanent Secretary on administrative and human resources matters;

(ii)Provide strategic inputs on Administration and Human Resources Management issues such as recruitment, human resources development and training, promotion, discipline, retention, motivation, performance management and welfare;

(iii)Facilitate optimal, efficient and effective management and utilization of human resources in the Office;

(iv)Collect, analyze, store and disseminate data and information related to human resource development plans;

(v)Provide a link between the Office and the President’s Office Public Service Management on operationalisation of the Public Service Management and Employment Policy and relevant Public Service Acts;

(vi)Provide data support and up-date records on various human resources information;

(vii)Provide all organization services development; and

(viii)Process terminal benefits and leave.

This Division will be led by a Director and will comprise of two sections as follows:

(i)Administration Section; and

(ii)Human Resources Management Section.


Policy and Planning Division
Functions

(i)Coordinate preparation of ministerial policies and monitor their implementation and carry out their impact assessments;

(ii)Analyse policies from other sectors and advise accordingly;

(iii)Coordinate preparations and implementations of ministerial plans and budgets;

(iv)Carry out monitoring and evaluation of the Office’s plans and budgets and prepare performance reports;

(v)Carry out research, assessments and evaluation of ministerial plans and provide a basis for making informed decisions on the future direction of the Office;

(vi)Encourage and facilitate the provision of services by the Private Sector in the Office;

(vii)Coordinate preparations of Office contributions to the Budget Speech and Annual Economic Report;

(viii)Institutionalise strategic planning; budget; and monitoring and evaluation skills in the Office; and

(ix)Ensure that Office plans and budgets are integrated into the government budgeting process.

This Division will be led by a Director and will comprise three Sections as follows:-

(i)Policy Section;

(ii)Planning Section; and

(iii)Monitoring, Evaluation and Performance Reporting Section.

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