Agricultural Advisor: Metropole

REF NO: AGR 2019-54
SALARY : R316 791 per annum (Level 08)
CENTRE : Department of Agriculture, Western Cape Government
CLOSING DATE : 18 October 2019

An appropriate 4-year qualification in Agriculture or equivalent qualification within Agricultural field as recognised by SAQA.
Registered with SACNASP or any other recognised professional body (Proof to be submitted).
A valid code B driving licence Recommendation: Knowledge of the following: Production of crops and/or livestock produced in the specific area, also market and value adding.
Practical research.
Computer literacy in MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel, Ms Outlook, MS Powerpoint) Competencies: Knowledge of the following: Production of crops and/or livestock produced in the specific area, also markets and value adding.
Practical research.
Good understanding of land reform programme and project implementation.
Good communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
Proven computer literacy in Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
Problem solving ability.
Research skills.
Timeous management of project implementation and sound organisation ability.

Assist with the compilation of project submissions and the management of project implementation.
Conduct relevant project evaluation within the monitoring and evaluation framework.
Deliver continuous support to all farmers, especially developing farmers across all functions, which include land reform, infrastructure development, extension and support on production and economic principles, institutional support as well as capacity building and food security.
Assist with research and demonstration trials.
Provide information on markets.
Facilitate workshops and planning sessions to determine needs and progress.
Promote sustainable production systems.
Write reports regarding technical progress.
Facilitate the development of organisational skills of the developing agricultural sector.
Facilitate relevant training as well as support to projects.
Participate as a member of the project team by giving technical input for the compilation of business plans.
General office administration.
Ensure the implementation of Agricultural Information Management System (AIMS).
Facilitate, engage and provide inputs to Implementing Agencies and relevant CPACs in the delivery and implementation of projects.