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					                              DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
The Department of Agriculture is committed to providing equal opportunities and
practicing affirmative action employment. 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.

NOTE     Applications must be accompanied by Z 83 and a recent updated comprehensive CV as well
       as originally certified copies of all qualification(s) and ID-document. Please take note that no
       applications, received after the closing date of the said advertisement, will be considered. Only
       non- RSA citizens who have already been employed and who hold permanent residence
       permits will be considered. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification it must be
       accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority
       (SAQA). It is the Departments 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. Failure to submit the requested
       documents will result in the application not being considered. Successful candidates will be
       appointed on a probation           period of 12 months. Correspondence will be limited to short
       listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing
       date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable
       candidates will be subjected to a Personnel Suitability Check (Criminal record check,
       Citizenship Status, Credit Worthiness, Previous Employment and Qualification Verification).
       Non-S.A. Citizens must attach a certified copy of proof of permanent residence in South
       Africa. The Department reserves the right not to make any appointment in the above post.

APPLICATIONS           ITP Response Handling, P.O. Box 14587, Lyttleton, 0140 or phone 0860-103-
                       113.
FOR ATTENTION          ITP Response Handling

POST                   DEPUTY DIRECTOR: POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS (REF
67/2008)
SALARY                 All inclusive package of R 369 000 per annum
CENTRE                 Directorate: Food Security, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS           An appropriate three-year qualification in Agricultural Economics or Rural
                       Development. Extensive experience in policy development and formulation in
                       areas of food security and rural development. Managerial skills, report writing
                       skills, communication skills (both verbal and written), and Computer literacy
                       (MS.Office). A valid driver’s licence.
DUTIES                 Provide leadership in the drafting of food security policy and strategy
                       responses. Develop appropriate guidelines for integrated and multidisciplinary
                       programmes. Identify the critical areas for policy formulation and intervention.
                       Support the ongoing review and updating of relevant national policies.
                       Coordinate the promotion and implementation of food security policies on
                       regional, national, provincial and local government.
ENQUIRIES              Mr. M.S. Mohlabi, Tel. No. 012-319-6736
CLOSING DATE           3 March 2008

POST                   SENIOR ECONOMIST (PRODUCTION ECONOMIST) (REF 59/2008)
SALARY                 All inclusive package of R311 358 per annum
CENTRE                 Directorate: Production and Resource Economics, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS           An appropriate Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Economics and Agricultural
                       Economics. Appropriate experience in applied Agricultural Economic
                       analysis. Knowledge and experience in the use of methodologies in
               agricultural economic analysis and related computer programmes. Good
               written and verbal communication skills. Code B driver’s licence.
DUTIES         Main responsibility is to provide guidance and execute economic research
               and advice on the economics of agricultural production and production
               system. Specific duties include:
                    Participation in the development and execution of the annual work plan
                    of the division.
                    Contracting of outside agricultural economic services for the division.
                    Assist in the co-ordination of the establishment and implementation of
                    national standards (e.g. information systems, methodologies and
                    analytical tools) in the division’s fields of responsibility.
                    Supervision of the execution and overall quality of the work and final
                    reports of junior colleagues.
                    Assist in the performance assessments of junior colleagues.
                    Assist to establish and maintain a national and international network of
                    liaison with economic/ agriculture analysis institutions in the field of
                    agricultural production economics (e.g. international bench marking,
                    methodologies and partnerships)
                    Submission of prescribed progress reports.
ENQUIRIES      Mr. D. du Toit, Tel. No. 012-319-8088
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008

POST           SENIOR STATISTICIAN (REF 78/2008)
SALARY         All inclusive package of R 311 358 per annum
CENTRE         Directorate: Agricultural Statistics, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   Appropriate recognised Bachelor’s Degree with Statistics/ Mathematical
               Statistics or Agricultural Economics/ Economics as major subjects (you are
               requested to furnish a credit certificate and /or statement of results).
               Appropriate experience in economics accounts, knowledge of statistical and
               economic analysis. Supervise and give direction to juniors upon resumption of
               duty.
DUTIES         Collection, processing and compilation of quarterly expenditure account for
               the South African agricultural sector as well as monitoring indicators to
               determine economic trends in the agricultural sector. Apply appropriate
               scientific methodology to design and draw samples as well as compile
               relevant questionnaires. Compile economic accounts for the sector. Develop
               a system for analysing, evaluating and interpreting the data collected.
               Produce fluent and graphically illustrated reports.
ENQUIRIES      Ms. E. Matsei, Tel. No. 012-319-8454
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008

POST           DEPUTY DIRECTOR: SPECIAL FOOD SECURITY PROGRAMMES UNIT
               (REF 66/2008)
SALARY         All inclusive package of R 311 358 per annum
CENTRE         Directorate: Food Security, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   Appropriate three-year qualification in Agricultural Economics or Rural
               Development. Extensive experience in agricultural rural development/ food
               security/ livelihood or research fields. Managerial skills, report writing skills,
               communication skills (both verbal and written) and computer literacy
               (MS.Office). A valid driver’s licence.
DUTIES         Provide national guidelines to develop food security programmes. Support the
               development and implementation of food security programmes. Identify and
               strengthen provincial and local level capabilities to plan and implement food
               security programmes. Coordinate the implementation of food security
               programmes. Conduct impact assessment studies on implemented food
               security programmes.
ENQUIRIES      Mr. M.S. Mohlabi, Tel. No. 012-319-6736
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008

POST           SENIOR ECONOMIST (PRODUCTION ECONOMIST) (REF 59/2008)
SALARY          All inclusive package of R 311 358 per annum
CENTRE          Directorate: Production and Resource Economics, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS    An appropriate Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Economics and Agricultural
                Economics. Appropriate experience in applied Agricultural Economic
                analysis. Knowledge and experience in the use of methodologies in
                agricultural economic analysis and related computer programmes. Good
                written and verbal communication skills. Code B driver’s licence.
DUTIES          Main responsibility is to provide guidance and execute economic research
                and advice on the economics of agricultural production and production
                system. Specific duties include:
                     Participation in the development and execution of the annual work plan
                     of the division.
                     Contracting of outside agricultural economic services for the division.
                     Assist in the co-ordination of the establishment and implementation of
                     national standards (e.g. information systems, methodologies and
                     analytical tools) in the division’s fields of responsibility.
                     Supervision of the execution and overall quality of the work and final
                     reports of junior colleagues.
                     Assist in the performance assessments of junior colleagues.
                     Assist to establish and maintain a national and international network of
                     liaison with economic/ agriculture analysis institutions in the field of
                     agricultural production economics (e.g. international bench marking,
                     methodologies and partnerships)
                     Submission of prescribed progress reports.
ENQUIRIES       Mr. D. du Toit, Tel. No. 012-319-8088
CLOSING DATE    3 March 2008

POST            SENIOR STATISTICIAN (REF 78/2008)
SALARY          All inclusive package of R 311 358 per annum
CENTRE          Directorate: Agricultural Statistics, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS    Appropriate recognised Bachelor’s Degree with Statistics/ Mathematical
                Statistics or Agricultural Economics/ Economics as major subjects (you are
                requested to furnish a credit certificate and /or statement of results).
                Appropriate experience in economics accounts, knowledge of statistical and
                economic analysis. Supervise and give direction to juniors upon resumption of
                duty.
DUTIES          Collection, processing and compilation of quarterly expenditure account for
                the South African agricultural sector as well as monitoring indicators to
                determine economic trends in the agricultural sector. Apply appropriate
                scientific methodology to design and draw samples as well as compile
                relevant questionnaires. Compile economic accounts for the sector. Develop
                a system for analysing, evaluating and interpreting the data collected.
                Produce fluent and graphically illustrated reports.
ENQUIRIES       Ms. E. Matsei, Tel. No. 012-319-8454
CLOSING DATE    3 March 2008

POST            DEPUTY DIRECTOR: SPECIAL FOOD SECURITY PROGRAMMES UNIT
(REF 66/2008)
SALARY          All inclusive package of R 311 358 per annum
CENTRE          Directorate: Food Security, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS    Appropriate three-year qualification in Agricultural Economics or Rural
                Development. Extensive experience in agricultural rural development/ food
                security/ livelihood or research fields. Managerial skills, report writing skills,
                communication skills (both verbal and written) and computer literacy
                (MS.Office). A valid driver’s licence.
DUTIES          Provide national guidelines to develop food security programmes. Support the
                development and implementation of food security programmes. Identify and
                strengthen provincial and local level capabilities to plan and implement food
                security programmes. Coordinate the implementation of food security
               programmes. Conduct impact assessment studies on implemented food
               security programmes.
ENQUIRIES      Mr. M.S. Mohlabi, Tel. No. 012-319-6736
CLOSING DATE            3 March 2008


POST           ECONOMIST (REF 58/2008)
SALARY         R196 815 per annum
CENTRE         Directorate: Production and Resource Economics, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   An appropriate Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Economics. Appropriate
               experience in applied economic research. Knowledge and experience in
               the use of methodologies in economic research as well as related computer
               programmes. Good written and verbal communication skills. Code B drivers
               licence.
DUTIES         Main responsibility is to execute economic research and advice on the
               economic performance of the agricultural sector and its industries as well
               as the impact of the external environment on its performance. Specific
               duties include:
                        Participation in the development and execution of the annual work
                        plan of the sub-directorate.
                        Assist in the co-ordination of the establishment and implementation
                        of national standards (e.g. information systems, methodologies and
                        analytical tools) in the sub-directorate’s fields of responsibility.
                        Contracting of outside macroeconomic services for the sub-
                        directorate.
                        Establishment and maintenance of a national and international
                        network for liaison and co-operation with similar analysis
                        institutions.
                        Submission of prescribed progress reports.
ENQUIRIES      Mr. S. Nkomo, Tel. No. 012-319-8117
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008

POST           STATISTICIAN (REF 76/2008)
SALARY         R196 815 per annum
CENTRE         Directorate: Agricultural Statistics, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   Appropriate recognised Bachelor’s Degree with Statistics/ Mathematical
               Statistics or Agricultural Economics/ Economics as major subjects (you are
               requested to furnish a credit certificate and /or statement of results).
               Appropriate experience in conducting of surveys and forecasting procedures,
               as well as statistical methodologies. Good verbal and written communication
               (Afrikaans and English).
DUTIES         Collection, processing, verification and interpretation of data for the
               calculation of area planted to and production of field crops. Evaluate and
               implement statistically sound methodologies based on scientific principles and
               professional ethics. Suggest ways to improve data and data systems. Perform
               secretarial duties to the Crop Estimates Committee (agenda, minutes,
               submissions, presentations). Maintain and expand stakeholder network
               through meetings/ workshops/ farmers days. Produce fluent and graphically
               illustrated reports.
ENQUIRIES      Ms. E. Matsei, Tel. No. 012-319-8454
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008

POST           AGRICULTURAL SCIENTIST (TEAM LEADER) (REF 82/2008)
SALARY         R196 815 per annum
CENTRE         Directorate Agricultural Disaster Risk Management, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   Three year Degree/Diploma in Agro – Meteorology or Agriculture or equivalent
               qualifications. Relevant and extensive experience in the field of disaster risk
               and policy issues.
DUTIES         Provide specialised direction, leadership, guidance and development to
               employees in a policy development environment. Planning and execution of
               the component’s research work to inform policy formulation process.
               Participate in National and International Disaster Management Fora. Drive
               Disaster Risk awareness Campaign programmes and the National Committee
               on disaster risk aspects. Lead and manage the development, implementation,
               monitoring and evaluation of policy, processes and procedures. Compilation
               of reports on all activities of the component’s to the management of the
               Directorate. Oversee the establishment and maintenance of agricultural
               disaster risk management units in the provinces as well as a database of all
               agricultural disasters. Active involvement in the Departmental strategic and
               operational processes. Liaison with key stakeholders in agricultural disaster
               risk. Responsible for training and capacitating staff units in the province.
ENQUIRIES      Ms. M. E. Mamadi, Tel. No. 012-319-7064
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008

POST           POLICY SPECIALIST (REF 65/2008)
SALARY         R157 686 per annum
CENTRE         Directorate: Food Security, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   Appropriate three-year qualification in Agricultural Economics or Rural
               Development. Extensive experience in policy development and formulation in
               areas of food security and rural development. Report writing skills,
               communication skills (both verbal and written) and computer literacy
               (MS.Office). A valid driver’s licence.
DUTIES         Provide input to food security and strategy responses. Assist in development
               of appropriate integrated and multidisciplinary programmes. Identify the
               critical areas for policy formulation and intervention. Support the ongoing
               review and updating of relevant national policies. Coordinate the promotion
               and implementation of food security policies on regional, national, provincial
               and local government level.
ENQUIRIES      Mr. M.S. Mohlabi, Tel. No. 012-319-6736
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008

POST           STATISTICIAN (REF 77/2008)
SALARY         R157 686 per annum
CENTRE         Directorate: Agricultural Statistics, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   Appropriate recognised Bachelor’s Degree with Statistics/ Mathematical
               Statistics or Agricultural Economics/ Economics as major subjects (you are
               requested to furnish a credit certificate and /or statement of results).
               Appropriate experience in economics accounts, knowledge of statistical and
               economic analysis. Supervise and give direction to juniors upon resumption of
               duty.
DUTIES         Collection, processing and evaluation of data for the establishment of
               commodity statistics, price indices and sector demographics as well as
               monitoring indicators to determine economic trends in agricultural sector.
               Apply appropriate scientific methodology to design and draw samples as well
               as compile relevant questionnaires. Develop a system for analysing,
               evaluating and interpreting the data collected. Produce fluent and graphically
               illustrated reports.
ENQUIRIES      Ms. E. Matsei, Tel. No. 012-319-8454
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008

POST           ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (REF 79/2008)
SALARY         R157 686 per annum
CENTRE         Directorate: International Relations, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   An appropriate three-year Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification with
               relevant experience in International Relations.
DUTIES         Serve on the Africa Bilateral West and Central Africa Regions Desk. Work as
               a team member in support of South Africa’s Foreign Policy and strategic
               objectives. Facilitation and implementation of the following services:
                   Manage the process for the development of country profiles
                   Analyzing and evaluating trends within the regions and making
                   recommendations for policy consideration
                   Conducting research on relevant issues and drafting submissions, reports
                   and briefing documents
                   Support the RSA Missions abroad and liaise with foreign representatives
                   to further the foreign policy and strategic objectives
                   Providing substance support for diplomatic activities such as bilateral
                   State, official and / or working visits
                   Successfully facilitating the negotiation conclusion process of bilateral
                   agreement/ Memorandum of Understanding
                   Joint development projects and/ or programmes
                   Oversee the implementation of agreed bilateral joint programmes
                   Preparing/ providing substance support for responses to parliamentary
                   questions
                   Preparing/providing substance support for departmental processes, such
                   as strategic planning, annual reports progress and performance reports,
                   portfolio committee briefing when required.
ENQUIRIES      Mr. T. Motsepe, Tel. No. 012-319-7945
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008

POST           HEALTH PROMOTION CO-ORDINATOR (REF 80/2008)
SALARY         R157 686 per annum
CENTRE         Directorate Human Resources Management, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   A recognised B.Tech in Environmental Health or Degree in Occupational
               Health Nursing followed by years appropriate work experience in Health
               Promotion, Occupational Health services, incapacity and disease
               management. Knowledge of PILIR is required. Computer literacy (MS Office),
               presentation skills will also be a requirement. A valid driver’s licence. The
               applicant must be willing to travel extensively.
DUTIES          Supervise the staff of the Division: Health Promotion. Development,
               implementation and maintenance of Health Promotion policies, strategies and
               programmes. Manage the administration of PILIR. Identify risks/ risk factors
               related to the health and wellness of staff that can impact on productivity.
               Coordinate transversal Health and Wellness programmes and interventions.
               Facilitate Health Promotion programmes and awareness campaigns.
               Performance management, discipline, presentation skills, training and Project
               management
               Ensure proper utilisation of the budget by monitoring and reporting
               expenditure. Communication, report writing skills and Info Paks compilation
NOTE           Pre-interview test will be conducted to evaluate the required skills and
               knowledge.
ENQUIRIES      Ms M. Sekgobela, Tel. No. 012-319-7326
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008

POST           AGRO-METEOROLOGIST (REF 81/2008)
SALARY         R157 686 per annum
CENTRE         Directorate: Agricultural Disaster Risk Management, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   Three-year Diploma/Degree in Agro – Meteorology or Agriculture. The
               following competencies are required: report writing skills, communication
               skills, organisation skills, good human relations and computer literacy
               (MS.Office). A good team leader.
DUTIES          Participate in National and International Disaster Management Forum.
               Facilitate Disaster Risk Awareness Campaign programmes and the National
               Committee on disaster risk aspects. Develop implementation, monitoring and
               evaluation of policy, process and procedures. Reports on all activities of the
               components to the management of the Directorate. Active involvement in the
               establishment and maintenance of agricultural disaster risk management units
               in the provinces as well as a database of all agricultural disasters. Active
               involvement in the Departmental strategic and operational process. Liaison
               with key stakeholders in agricultural disaster risk.
ENQUIRIES      Mr. S.M. Mugeri, Tel. No. 012-319-6834
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008


POST           STRATEGIC PLANNING OFFICER (REF 85/2008)
SALARY         R157 686 per annum
CENTRE         Directorate: Strategic Planning, Pretoria.
REQUIREMENTS   An appropriate Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma. Extensive and relevant
               experience in the field of Strategic, Project and Programme Management and
               or Public Policy Development.
DUTIES          Advise and liaise with directorates on strategic and operational planning
               activities. Coordinate strategic and operational planning sessions with the
               directorates. Collate, verify and consolidate strategic and operational planning
               information. Maintain strategic and operational planning database and
               documents. Develop and refine guidelines for strategic and operational
               planning. Respond to queries and maintain a healthy working relation with
               other planning officers within directorates.
ENQUIRIES      Mr. B. Ntlokwana, Tel. No. 012-319-6601
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008

POST           AGRO - METEOROLOGY (REF 90/2008)
SALARY         R157 686 per annum
CENTRE         Directorate Agricultural Disaster Risk Management, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   Three-year Agro - Meteorology or equivalent qualification. Extensive and
               relevant experience in Agro-Meteorology. The following competencies are
               required: Computer literacy (MS.Office), communication skills (both verbal
               and written), organisational skills and good human relations. A team leader
               and a valid driver’s licence.
DUTIES          Participate and interact on behalf of Department in Agro – Meteorology,
               Disaster Risk Management, Climate Change and Early Warning for a
               nationally, regionally and internationally. Have sustainable awareness
               programme on various issues, reduction and preventive measures including
               climate change projects. Research, monitor and evaluate early warning
               methods including climate change projects. Participate in climate change
               issues. Coordinating the establishment of implementation of early warning
               systems in the provinces. Weather information and interpretation and
               dissemination of climates. In the event of agricultural disaster, render
               emergency response services and conduct disaster assessments in the
               provinces.
ENQUIRIES      Mr. S.M. Mugeri, Tel. No. 012-319-6834
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008

POST           SENIOR STATE ACCOUNTANT (REF 56/2008)
SALARY         R132 054 per annum
CENTRE         Directorate: Financial Administration, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   A three-year Degree or Diploma with Accounting as a major subject or
               Grade 12 certificate with Accounting as a passed subject plus extensive
               practical financial experience in government. Understanding and
               interpretation of the Public Financial Management Act, 1999 (PFMA),
               Treasury Regulation and Supply Chain Management prescripts. Ability to
               work independently, solve problems and work under pressure. Computer
               literacy (MS Word and Excel). Knowledge of Basic Accounting System
               (BAS) and Logistical Information System (LOGIS). Good communication
               skills
DUTIES         Supervising and training of employees. Authorise payment on BAS and
               LOGIS. Check monthly returns receipts. Verify and quality checks all
               payment documents, receipts and journals for correctness. Safekeeping
               and controlling of financial documentation. Ensure that the payment
               register is properly maintained.
ENQUIRIES      Ms. N. Motsoene, Tel. No. 012-319-7881
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008



POST            POLICY ANALYST (REF 83/2008)
SALARY          R132 054 per annum
CENTRE          Directorate Agricultural Development Finance, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS    Appropriate three- year Degree or equivalent tertiary qualification in
                Agricultural Economics, Economics, Rural development. Majored in at least
                two of the following courses: Policy development, Research methodology,
                Strategic planning, Rural finance and Agricultural Finance. Sufficient
                experience in policy, strategy and programmes development field. Sufficient
                relevant experience in policy development and formulation in the area of
                agricultural finance or rural finance and or rural development. Additional
                training courses: Computer literacy and Project Management. A valid driver’s
                licence.
DUTIES         To formulate, Analyse and Review Agriculture Co-operatives and Development
               Finance
                Policies. Conduct policy dialogue in regional, national, provincial and local Co-
                operative development forums. Co-ordinate Agriculture, Rural Finance and
                Co-operative development policy. Develop strategies for Agriculture, Rural
                Finance and Agric Co- operatives. Conduct on-going research as a way of
                feed-back to policy relevance to
                 targeted market.
ENQUIRIES       Ms. V. Phadime, Tel. No. 012-319-6965
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008

POST           CHIEF ACCOUNTING CLERK (REF 60/2008)
SALARY         R106 335 per annum
CENTRE         Directorate Financial Administration, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   A Grade 12 certificate or equivalent qualification with accounting as a subject
               plus relevant experience in a government financial environment. Knowledge
               of the Public Finance Management Act, (Act no. 1 of 1999) and Treasury
               regulations. Practical experience in the processing of Subsistence and
               Transport advances and claims. Computer literacy (Excel and Word). Sound
               knowledge and experience of Persal and the Basic Accounting System
               (BAS).Good verbal and writing skills to communicate with clients. Be able to
               work under pressure and meet deadlines. Be able to accept responsibility.
               Willing to be subjected to a skills and knowledge test.
DUTIES         The successful candidate will be responsible for: Supervision, including
               training and skills development of employees. Risk management in the
               subsistence and transport section. Monthly reporting of statistics. Control,
               check and authorize captured Persal and Basic Accounting System
               transactions. Follow up and clearing of amounts in suspense account.
               Monthly reporting on outstanding subsistence and transport advances.
               Solving subsistence and transport related enquiries. Communication with
               clients.
ENQUIRIES      Ms.F.S. Niedermeier , Tel. No. 012-319-6692
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008

POST           ASSISTANT MARKETING OFFICER (REF 61/2008)
SALARY         R106 335 per annum
CENTRE         Directorate: Marketing, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   A three-year Diploma/ Degree or equivalent qualification in information
               management/ technology plus extensive and relevant experience in electronic
               information/ data management (collection, synthesis and             dissemination).
               Ability to meet the following: Statistical Analytical ability and experience, ability
               to use initiative and to be innovative, ability to work independently and under
               pressure and excellent computer literacy.
DUTIES         Assist in the regular collection of agricultural marketing related information to
               update the Agricultural Marketing Information System. Assist in the regular
               web-based dissemination of agricultural marketing related information to
               targeted beneficiaries, provide technical and administrative support in the
               management and maintenance of the marketing information system, respond
               to queries relating to the agricultural marketing information system, liaise with
               provinces to assess the effectiveness of the system and draw
               recommendations for improvement and undertake any ad hoc task relating to
               the agricultural information system.
ENQUIRIES      Mr. R. Koroma, Tel. No. 012-319-8065
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008

POST           ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (6 MONTHS CONTRACT) (REF 86/2008)
SALARY         R106 335 per annum
CENTRE         Directorate Education, Training and Extension Services, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   A Grade 12 Certificate or National Diploma or Degree in Human Resources
               Management/ Public Administration. Adequate and relevant experience in
               administration. Computer literacy (MS Office). Administration skills.
               Organization skills. A valid driver’s license
DUTIES         Execute all the administrative and logistical arrangements of
               programme implementation. Establish and maintain a good information
               management system for the programme. Liaise with all agribusinesses where
               the candidates are placed as interns and with institutions of higher learning
               providing accredited training to programme beneficiaries. Render
               administrative support service with regard to coordination of the Agriculture
               Industry development Programme. Administer monthly claims of trainees on
               time.
NOTE           This is a re-advertisement and candidates who previously applied for the
               advertisement of Ref. 523/2007 need to re-apply.
ENQUIRIES      Mr. J Kgobokoe Tel. No. 012-319-7028
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008

POST           BURSARY CLERK (REF 74/2008)
SALARY         R85 362 per annum
CENTRE         Directorate Human Resources Management, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   Applicants must be in possession of Grade 12 Certificate with a Diploma in
               Human Resources Management or Human Resources Development.
               Relevant working experience in the Public Service. The candidate must be
               computer literate (MS Word, MS Excel) and knowledge of the Persal System.
               The candidate must be professional and have good interpersonal skills, good
               communication skills (written and verbal) and above average planning and
               organising skills.
DUTIES         The incumbent will be responsible for the administration of the internal
               bursary scheme of the Department of Agriculture personnel. Administration of
               taking over student loans for the employees of the Department of Agriculture.
               Maintaining a database. Auditing of bursary files.
               Termination of bursaries and recovery of debt. Supply statistics for reports:
               weekly/monthly/annually. Compile monthly and annual reports on bursary
               holders. Handling enquiries related to bursary matters.
NOTE           The successful candidate will be required to undergo a pre-interview
               test to assess the skills and knowledge.
ENQUIRIES      Ms A. Van Zyl, Tel. No. 012-319-8178
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008

POST           BURSARY CLERK (REF 88/2008)
SALARY         R85 362 per annum
CENTRE         Directorate: Education, Training and Extension Services, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   A Grade 12 Certificate or National Diploma/B Degree in Human Recourses
               Management, Marketing. Administration and Public Management. Sufficient
               and relevant experience in administration. Drivers license. Presentation skills.
               Computer literacy (MS Office). Report writing skills. Administration skills.
DUTIES         Receiving and capturing of bursary application from public. Writing
               acknowledgement, award and regret letters.. Analysing of bursars
               performance. Writing monthly/ progress report. Liaise with higher learning
               institutions and National Financial Aid Scheme. Organise logistics for bursary
               meetings
ENQUIRIES      Mrs. G. G. Sema, Tel. No. 012-319-7136
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008

POST           SENIOR ACCOUNTING CLERK (REF 57/2008)
SALARY         R 68 955 per annum
CENTRE         Directorate: Financial Administration, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   A Grade 12 Certificate with Accounting as a passed subject with financial
               experience. Understanding and interpretation of the Public Financial
               Management Act (PFMA), Treasury Regulations and Procurement/ Supply
               Chain Management prescripts. Practical experience in Public Sector. Ability to
               work under pressure. Computer literacy (MS Word and Excel) and practical
               knowledge of Basic Accounting System (BAS) and         Logistical
               Information System (LOGIS). Good communication skills.
DUTIES         Authorize payment on BAS and LOGIS. Check monthly returns of receipts.
               Verify and quality checks all payment documents, receipts and journals for
               correctness. Safekeeping and control of financial documents. Ensure that the
               payment register is maintained.
ENQUIRIES      Ms. N. Motsoene, Tel. No. 012-319-7881
CLOSING DATE   3 March 2008