SENIOR AGRICULTURAL ADVISOR

  • Reference Number : REFS/008622
  • Directorate : Directorate: Farmer Support and Development Sub-Directorate: Food Security
  • Number of Posts : 1
  • Package : R376 596.00 per annum Plus benefits
  • Enquiries : Ms I Thanjekwayo 011 240 3085

Requirements :

Grade 12 plus a 4-year bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Degree in Agricultural Extension or relevant equivalent qualification as recognized by SAQA. 3-5 years’ experience in working with farmers. Registration with the SACNASP or relevant professional council. Must be in possession of a valid drivers’ licence.

COMPETENCIES: The incumbent should possess Experience in agricultural extension. The prospective candidate should be highly motivated and well organized with a strong work ethic, writing skills, good communication skills, conflict management, supervision skills, interpersonal skills, and organising skills. An understanding of agricultural development, coordination and facilitation with other developmental stakeholders. Have computer, project management, and presentation.

Duties :

Contribute to the implementation of the Food Security sub-programme projects by providing scientific, technical, and practical information, advice and training to clients in order to maximize their ability to produce agricultural commodities. The senior agricultural advisor will work with beneficiary groups, facilitating their development as a group, and assisting them to develop the capacity to become self-sufficient through agricultural production. Monitor and evaluate technical programme outputs. Work directly with project beneficiaries and stakeholders. Supervise, mentor and coach Agricultural Advisors. Provide technical support, training and advice to Agricultural Advisors and to farmers. Work as a member of project teams with Scientists, Economists, Veterinarians, etc doing direct extension work with beneficiaries, to ensure that they develop the skills needed for agricultural production. Assist and train farmer groups with technical skills needed for agricultural production. Conduct feasibility studies in partnership with Specialists and Economists for business plan development. Conduct study groups, farmers day and information days, etc. profiling of farmers. Present departmental programmes to clients and stakeholders. Evaluate and monitor CASP projects. Represent the Department at public and interdepartmental forums.

Notes :

To apply for the above position, please apply online via Disability Connect or 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 : Vereeniging

Closing Date : 07-05-2021

Criteria Questions
Do you have Grade 12 plus 4 year bachelor’s degree (NQF level 7)in Agriculture and or Agricultural Extension?
Do you have 3-5 years experience in working with farmers?
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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