Wednesday, 13 June 2018

120 X CASP Internship Programme 2018

Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP) has initiated Programme of placement of young unemployed graduates for Entrepreneurial skills development in agriculture within Commercial farms (120 posts). This is a 12-year contract – 2018/19 and 2019/20) (all disticts).


Internship programme (ref: drdar 46/06/2018)
Centres – commercial farms in districts
Directorate: Structured Agricultural Education and Training
Stipend: R87 000 per annum (all-inclusive)

Requirements: All young unemployed agricultural graduates with a SAQA recognised National Diploma in Agriculture for a period of 24 continuous months. Interested applicants should be agricultural graduates.

The previous beneficiaries of internship / learnership and contract workers in government will not be considered. Those who are not interested to become entrepreneurs in Agriculture need not apply.

Preference will be given to applicants from the Eastern Cape who will be willing to work and stay in the commercial farms as successful applicants will be placed in commercial farms that are currently existing throughout the province.

Duties:
*All successful applicants will be mentored and guided by the commercial farmer
*Perform farm-work duties in relation to the commodity requirements to improve productivity in the commercial farm
*Be prepared to learn farming skills as guided by the commercial farmer
*Attend training relevant to farm commodity
*Gain farm management skills, business management skills and record keeping
*Learn business growth skills and acquire resource management skills and knowledge
* Be ready to be deployed to any section within the farm to gain more knowledge
*Attend and arrange meetings with strategic partners and other stakeholders such as market institution, supplier of production inputs / infrastructure and farmers
*Contribute positively to the success of the commercial farm
*Advocate honesty, integrity and professionalism at all times
* Work overtime as and when there is a need
*Write monthly, quarterly and annual report
Note: For CASP Internship preference will be given to unemployed graduates between the ages 18 and 35 years with qualifications from EC Agricultural Training Institutes –ATIs.


Closing date: 22 June 2018

Applications received after closing date will not be considered. No faxed applications will be acepted.

Applications can be forwarded through one of the following options:
For Internship Programme: Hand deliver to Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform,
20 Smith Street, New Home Affairs building, KWT.
For attention: Mr S Witbooi Tel 043 605 6424

Note: Applications must be submitted on a Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service department or on the internet  which must be signed (an unsigned Z83 form will disqualify an application) and should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as originally certified copies of all qualification(s) [Matric certificate must also be attached] and ID-document and Driver’s license [where applicable]. Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of his/her Permanent Residence Permit to his/her application.

Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).


Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered.
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 verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study verification and previous employment verification).

Successful candidates will also be subjected to security clearance processes. All SMS appointments are subject to a competency assessment. Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test. Successful candidates will be appointed on a probation period of twelve (12) months.
The Department reserves the right not to make appointment(s) to the advertised post(s). NB: Females and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for SMS positions.

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