JOB INDEX - 4 weeks ago - Farmer Support and Development

4 weeks ago


Closing Date:

Reference Number:

Tracking Number:
AGR 2019-61

Job Title:
Director: Farmer Support and Development (West Coast), Ref No.
AGR 2019-61

Salary level:

Mogale Sebopetsa (021-808 5103)

Job Type:

Job Location:
South Africa

Western Cape

Town / City:
Cape Town - Elsenburg

Job Purpose:

The Western Cape Government is seeking to recruit an individual to manage the provision of extension, support and facilitation of training to farmers, with special emphasis on development of smallholder farmers, the implementation of land reform programmes and agricultural rural development projects, within the commodity approach context in the districts including food security.

Minimum Requirements:

An appropriate Degree in Agriculture with a minimum of 5 years middle/senior management experience in the agricultural sector or related fields; A valid code B driver's license (or alternative mode of transport for people with disabilities).


An appropriate Honours Degree; Experience in People Management (HR); Experience in building and maintaining relationships with municipalities and all other stakeholders; Experience in dealing with organisational issues supported by inter-departmental structures to reach the required results; and the appropriation of equipment for use by the Programme: Farmer Support and Development is subjected to the availability of funds in the specified financial year as well as the MTEF.

Key Performance Areas:

Facilitate the settlement of farmers in collaboration with the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform; Manage the provision of extension and advisory services to farmers within the specific district; Manage Human Resource and sub-programme budget; Establish and manage linkages with commodity formations and other key role players (internal and external);
Support and strengthen all farmers to produce optimally; Establish and manage links with Local Government; Manage the implementation of agricultural project in collaboration with commodity partners including food security; and Manage the implementation of the national nutritional and food security policy in the Western Cape.


Knowledge and appropriate experience in co-ordination and facilitation of agricultural development in land reform and food security; Knowledge of budget control and financial management; Computer literate in MS Suite; Good communication skills; A person with analytical skills who can operate in a multi-cultural, unbiased, open minded and pressurised environment; Knowledge of rural development; Strategic leadership and capability; Change Management; Expenditure and management of the conditional grants and applicable legislation.


All-inclusive salary package of R 1 057 326 per annum (Level 13).
Note: The remuneration package consists of a basic salary (70%) and the employer’s contribution to the Pension Fund.
The remainder of the package may be structured according to your personal needs.

Note: Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
All shortlisted candidates must make themselves available to be interviewed at a date, time and place as decided by the selection panel.
All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department.
Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA directive on the implementation of competency based assessments).
The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS Competency Assessment tools.
Furthermore, thanks to the huge public interest we receive many applications for our positions, and as such will not be able to respond personally to all applications.
Therefore, should you not hear from us within 10 weeks from close of advert please consider your application unsuccessful.