WESTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
APPLICATIONS : Only applications submitted online will be accepted. To apply submit your application online only: via http://www.westerncape.gov.za/jobs or https://westerncapegov.erecruit.co
CLOSING DATE : 09 December 2019
DIRECTOR: FARMER SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT (WEST COAST) REF NO: AGR 2019-61
SALARY : R1 057 326 per annum (Level 13) (All-inclusive salary package)
CENTRE : Department of Agriculture, Western Cape Government
REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate Degree in Agriculture with a minimum of 5 years middle/senior management experience in the agricultural sector or related fields; A valid code B driver's license (or alternative mode of transport for people with disabilities). Recommendation: An appropriate Honours Degree; Experience in People Management (HR); Experience in building and maintaining relationships with municipalities and all other stakeholders; Experience in dealing with organisational issues supported by inter-departmental structures to reach the required results; and the appropriation of equipment for use by the Programme: Farmer Support and Development is subjected to the availability of funds in the specified financial year as well as the MTEF. Competencies: Knowledge and appropriate experience in co-ordination and facilitation of agricultural development in land reform and food security; Knowledge of budget control and financial management; Computer literate in MS Suite; Good communication skills; A person with analytical skills who can operate in a multi-cultural, unbiased, open minded and pressurised environment; Knowledge of rural development; Strategic leadership and capability; Change Management; Expenditure and management of the conditional grants and applicable legislation.
DUTIES : Facilitate the settlement of farmers in collaboration with the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform; Manage the provision of extension and advisory services to farmers within the specific district; Manage Human Resource and sub-programme budget; Establish and manage linkages with commodity formations and other key role players (internal and external); Support and strengthen all farmers to produce optimally; Establish and manage links with Local Government; Manage the implementation of agricultural project in collaboration with commodity partners including food security; and Manage the implementation of the national nutritional and food security policy in the Western Cape.
ENQUIRIES : Dr M Sebopetsa at Tel No: (021) 808 5103