Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Agricultural Graduate Opportunities at Dept of Rural Development & Land Reform 2016

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) under the Programme Rural Development, invites Unemployed Agricultural Graduates with a three-year diploma or degree in Agriculture who need practical hands-on experience to improve their chances of employment to apply for Agricultural Graduates Programme opportunities that currently exist in the DRDLR Provincial Offices.

Requirements: *Degree/Diploma in Agriculture in the categories listed below. *Project and People Management skills. *Research methodology. *Willingness to travel and work extended hours. *Computer literacy skills. *Communication skills. *Facilitation skills. *Report writing skills. *Presentation skills. *Liaison skills. *Interpersonal skills.
Duties: *Learn from project experiences. *Analyse project / farm status. *Develop project plans for 12 months. *Work and liaise between DRDLR, Project owner and other stakeholders. *Assist with Planning and execution of project or enterprise management. *Research information. *Report progress and feedback
The successful candidates will participate in rural development projects in the following Agricultural fields;
Cape Winelands District – Reference Number: 3/2/1/2016/100
  • Degree / Diploma in Agriculture (Animal Production)
  • Degree / Diploma in Agriculture (Crop Production/ Hydroponics)
  • Degree / Diploma in Agriculture (Economics)
  • Degree/Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
Cape Metro District-  Reference Number: 3/2/1/2016/101
  • Degree / Diploma in Agriculture (Animal Production)
  • Degree / Diploma in Agriculture (Crop Production/Hydroponics)
  • Degree / Diploma in Agriculture (Economics)
  • Degree/Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
Eden District – Reference Number: 3/2/1/2016/102
  • Degree / Diploma in Agriculture (Animal Production)
  • Degree / Diploma in Agriculture (Crop Production/Hydroponics)
  • Degree /Diploma in Agriculture (Economics)
  • Degree/Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
Central Karoo District – Reference Number: 3/2/1/2016/103
  • Degree / Diploma in Agriculture (Animal Production)
  • Degree / Diploma in Agriculture (Crop Production/Hydroponics)
  • Degree / Diploma in Agriculture (Economics)
  • Degree/Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
Overberg District – Reference Number: 3/2/1/2016/104
  • Degree / Diploma in Agriculture (Animal Production)
  • Degree / Diploma in Agriculture (Crop Production)
  • Degree / Diploma in Agriculture (Economics)
  • Degree/Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
West Coast District – Reference Number: 3/2/1/2016/105
  • Degree / Diploma in Agriculture (Animal Production)
  • Degree / Diploma in Agriculture (Crop Production/Hydroponics)
  • Degree / Diploma in Agriculture (Economics)
  • Degree/Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
Preference will be given to:
  • 1. Applicants who reside within the Local Municipalities and/or Districts where the positions are advertised.
  • 2. Animal Production – Poultry, Crop Production – vegetables including hydroponics, Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Engineer.
NOTES:
  1. Graduates will be deployed to the farms / projects and ideally should reside within the vicinity of those farms.
  2. Remuneration: A stipend as guided by Government regulations shall be payable on a monthly basis.
For enquiries, contact: Ms Nina Brito, Tel: (021) 4090461.
Closing date is 19 August 2016 at 16:00. Applications should consist of a covering letter accompanied by a detailed CV, certified copies of ID and qualifications, stating the reference number as indicated on this advert.
Applications must be forwarded to: The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, Private Bag X9159, Cape Town, 8001 for the attention of Mr Mpumzi Mafanya or hand-delivered to: 5th Floor, 14 Long Street, Cape Town.
Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates and successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within two (2) months after the closing date of this advert, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Successful applicants will be appointed for a period of 12 months.

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