03 March 2021

NAMC Agricultural Economist Graduate 2021

Description:  National Agricultural Marketing Council, NAMC is inviting learners to apply for the Agricultural Economist Graduate 2021. 

About

The NAMC was established in terms of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act No. 47 of 1996, as amended by Act No 59 of 1997 and Act No. 52 of 2001. We are a statutory body reporting to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. 

Our mandate is captured in our four core divisions namely; Agribusiness Development, Agricultural Trusts, Statutory Measures and the Markets and Economic Research Centre (MERC).

Location: Pretoria

Closing Date: 05 March 2021

REQUIREMENTS

  • An appropriate four years qualifications or Honors in Agricultural Economics or related qualification.

SKILLS

  • Analytical skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Computer skills.
  • Project Management skills.
  • Coordination skills.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.

BEHAVIORAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Ability to communicate and motivate, orally and in writing, research findings and policy
  • issues;
  • Show initiative and commitment to delivering sound results;
  • Ability to work in a team and individually;
  • Manage own workload effectively and efficiently; and
  • Attention to details and deadline driven

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide effective and timely research support to specific projects / programmes and develop well researched sections of /and reports.
  • Assist with data gathering, interpretation and analysis of data.
  • Conduct literature reviews on agricultural economics related topics.
  • Liaison with relevant stakeholders on issues pertaining to agriculture.
  • Assist with the identification of market access opportunities for various commodities as per stakeholder needs.
  • Assist with design of market linkage schemes and produce reports as required.
  • Coordinate and facilitate linkages between the emerging producers and buyers of agricultural produce in order to achieve Government’s objectives.
  • Produce various projects / programmes reports as required.

Please forward your applications to hr@namc.co.za. No late applications will be accepted. 

If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date, please note that your application was unsuccessful