Agricultural Advisor [X5 Posts]

Post 23/50:
(Twelve months fixed term contract)

Salary: R376 413 per annum (Level 08), including 37% in lieu of benefits

Centre: Vhembe Central Ref No: LDARD 14/5/2024 (X2 Posts)
Vhembe Far North Ref No: LDARD 15/5/2024 (X1 Post)
Waterberg South Central Ref No: LDARD 16/5/2024 (X1 Post)
Waterberg North Ref No: LDARD 17/5/2024 (X1 Post)
Requirements: Grade 12 plus an appropriate 4-year degree/B Tech in agricultural extension
or equivalent appropriate tertiary qualification as recognised by SAQA.
Minimum of 01-year relevant experience. Registration with a professional body
(e.g. SACNASP) is compulsory. A valid driver’s licence (with exception of
people with disabilities). Knowledge, Skills and Competencies: Extensive knowledge in agricultural advisory. Knowledge of production planning and
management. Knowledge of Public Service Legislation. IDPS, PGDS and
CASP, extension norms and standards. Report writing skills, Computer skills,
Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, and ability to communicate with
stakeholders at all levels. Knowledge of new agricultural technology and
agricultural technical knowledge. Knowledge of project monitoring and
evaluation. Knowledge of planning and organizing, Facilitation skills.
Networking skills and knowledge of other agricultural programmes, e.g. CASP,
Letsema, Extension Recovery Plan (ERP), Land care and Fetsa Tlala.
Language proficiency will be tested.

Duties: To promote sustainable development in the agricultural sector through the
application of the appropriate extension principles and methods. Provide
technical support for organized agriculture and other agricultural stakeholders
and assist in planning, advice, and aftercare support. Promote sustainable
production of agricultural products. Determine the research needs of the area.
Establish and enhance the relationship with clients (internal and external)
stakeholders. Provide continuous support to ensure sustained production and
quality improvement. Render scientific and technical advice to internal and
external clients to ensure sustainable development. Conduct farmers’ days,
demonstrations, and information days to the farming communities. Conduct
situational analysis to identify the real needs and facilitate the implementation
of best practices and technology. Empower and build capacity of producers,
commodity groups to ensure self-reliance. Provide advice on various subject
matter like crop production. Establish networks and linkages with all
stakeholders, keep relevant database up to date, such as famers’ database.
Compile and submit monthly and quarterly reports. Keep up to date with regard
to applicable prescripts, policies, procedures, technology advisory services.
Implement programmes such as CASP, Letsema, Land care.

Enquiries: Vhembe District: Mammburu TD Tel No: (015) 963 2005 or Rathogwa MM Tel
No: (015) 963 2007.
Waterberg District: Mr. Matjiu SK Tel No: (014) 717 4949 or Ms. Kekana RM
Tel No: (014) 717 1324.

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Application: Applicants must quote the relevant reference number on the application and
forward electronically to Recruitment@agric.limpopo.gov.za or the below
addresses:

: Polokwane, Mara Research Centre and Toowoomba
Research Centre and Madzivhandila College of Agriculture: The Head of
Department: Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development,
Private Bag X9487, Polokwane 0700 or hand delivered to: Office 48, Temo
Towers Floor 2, 67/69 Biccard Street, Polokwane, 0699.
Mopani District: The Director: Mopani District – Limpopo Agriculture and Rural
Development, Private Bag X577, Giyani 0826 or hand delivered to: Old
Parliamentary Building, Giyani 0826.
Waterberg District: The Director: Waterberg District – Limpopo Department of
Agriculture and Rural Development, Private Bag X1048, Modimolle 0510 or
hand delivered to: NTK Building, Modimolle 0510.
Capricorn District: The Director: Capricorn District – Limpopo Department of
Agriculture and Rural Development, Private Bag X28, Chuenespoort 0745 or
hand delivered to: Block 28 Next to Traffic Government offices: Lebowakgomo.
Sekhukhune District: The Director: Sekhukhune District – Limpopo
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Private Bag X01,
Chuenespoort 0745 or hand delivered to: Block 27 Next to Traffic Government
offices: Lebowakgomo.
Vhembe District: The Director: Vhembe District – Limpopo Department of
Agriculture and Rural Development, Private Bag X2247, Sibasa 0970 or
Physical address: Handed in at Makwarela Government offices.

Closing Date: 19 July 2024 @ 16H00

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