Ubuhlebezwe Municipality with its seat in Ixopo invites applications from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the following position.
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
LED AGRICULTURAL OFFICER
Salary Scale: R244 976.28 – R317 992.44 p.a. (T11)
Applicable benefits: Medical aid, pension, 13th cheque, home owner’s allowance
Minimum requirements: • Grade 12 Certificate • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, or any other relevant qualification in Agriculture on NQF Level 07 • 3 years’ experience in the field of agriculture • Knowledge of local government and applicable legislation • Computer Literacy • Valid Code 08 drivers licence.
Key performance area: • Identify, assess and implement economically viable and sustainable agricultural projects • Assist in creating input supply and market linkages, access to infrastructure and mechanisation in order to help small-scale farmers to increase income and food production • Identify and recruit emerging commercial farmers within Ubuhlebezwe Municipality • Provide agricultural extension support to farmers that fall within Ubuhlebezwe Municipality • Conduct training on emerging commercial farmers to produce food for sale, consumption and proper utilization thereof • Identify, assess and make recommendations for farmers qualifying for internal grants • Attend and present progress reports to the local agricultural development structures or committees • Compile and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports • Assist with implementation of other agricultural programmes in the area • Conduct research, identify opportunities, and formulate marketing plans and strategies for implementation • Assist previously disadvantaged groups to break into the main stream economy • Perform administrative and any other duties that will be communicated by the Supervisor.
A signed letter of application indicating the position being applied for, together with a comprehensive CV and certified copies of original Certificates and ID must be forwarded to: The Municipal Manager, P O Box 132, Ixopo, 3276, by not later 16h30 on 19 September 2019. Faxed applications WILL NOT be accepted.
All enquiries should be directed to: The HR Officer, Ms B. Nondabula, at tel. (039) 834 7700.
If you do not hear from Council within 30 days after the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.
Council reserves the right not to make any appointment/appointments into the above-mentioned position.