AGRICULTURAL ADVISOR – Refs/008627

  • Reference Number : Refs/008627
  • Directorate : Directorate: Farmer Support and Development Sub-Directorate: Food Security
  • Number of Posts : 1
  • Package : R316 791.00 per annum Plus benefits
  • Enquiries : Mr. Nkosikhona Masangane 011 240 3094

Requirements :

Grade 12 plus a 4-year bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/Extension/Crop or relevant equivalent qualification as recognized by SAQA. 0-2 years experience. Must be registered with SACNASP or relevant professional council. Must be in possession of a valid drivers’ licence.

COMPETENCIES: An understanding of agricultural development, coordination, and facilitation with other developmental stakeholders. The ability to initiate, implement, monitor, and evaluate food security projects. The ability to give farmers training on agriculture-related production practices. Must have good computer skills including experience with MS office. The prospective candidate should be highly motivated and well organized with a strong work ethic, writing skills, good communication skills, conflict management, interpersonal skills and organising skills and project management skills.

Duties :

Contribute to the implementation of the food security programmes of GDARD. Provide training and extension and advisory services to food security project beneficiaries. Facilitate and coordinate with other stakeholders in the implementation of food security projects. Perform any other activity relevant to the project, as assigned by the supervisor/manager. Conduct educational programmes that provide farmers or farm cooperative members with information that can help them improve agricultural productivity. Present/organize farmers days conduct information sessions. Constant farm visits for impact assessment. Source inputs from specialists as required. Provide scientific and technical inputs as required by departmental staff.

Notes :

To apply for the above position, please apply online at http://professionaljobcentre.gpg.gov.za/ or Hand Deliver at Ground floor, Main entrance 56 Eloff Street, Umnotho House Johannesburg. Applications must be submitted on a new Z83 form, obtainable from any Public Service Department or from the website which must be completed in full. Candidates must attach their recently updated CV as well as certified copies of all qualification/s and ID document (no copies of certified copies are allowed; certification should not be more than six months old). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. NB: For assistance with online applications, visit the following centres: 78 Fox Street, Marshalltown or Maponya Mall. It is the Department’s intention to promote representivity (Race, Gender and Disability) in the Public Service through the filling of this post. It is the Department’s intention to promote equity through the filling of all numeric targets as contained in the Employment Equity Plan. To facilitate this process successfully, an indication of Race, Gender and Disability status is required. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The Department reserves the right not to appoint. Disabled people are encouraged to apply. If you do not receive any response from us within 3 months, please accept your application was unsuccessful.

Employer : Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Location : Randfontein

Closing Date : 07-05-2021

Criteria Questions
Do you have Grade 12 plus a 4-year bachelor’s degree/B Tech degree in Agriculture/Extension or Crop (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA?
Are you registered with SACNASP?
Do you have a valid driver’s license?

Please Note :

  • Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged. If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.

Please note: 

Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged. If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.

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