Senior Agricultural Advisor: Central Karoo
Western Cape Government
Beaufort West
6d ago

Job Purpose

The purpose of this position is to promote sustainable development in the agricultural sector through the application of the appropriate extension principles and methods.

The successful incumbent must possess the following personal attributes : Good time management, problem solving and have the ability to work pressure.

This position is based in Beaufort West.

Minimum Requirements

  • 4-year BSc Agri Degree, B Agri Management (Honours) or equivalent qualification within agricultural field; A minimum of 3 years’ experience in agricultural extension;
  • Registration with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) or present proof that such application has been lodged with the respective body;
  • A valid code B driving licence.


    Experience in crops and vegetable production economics.

    Key Performance Areas

  • Responsible for specialised advice in mainly agricultural economics and management principles to farmers; Responsible for specialised inputs to business plans and project developments as well as project evaluation and monitoring;
  • Responsible for farm assessments, farm plans and potential studies; Responsible for adaptive and demonstrative research projects in field of specialization;
  • Responsible for training and development of farmers and colleagues; Extension and advisory services to all farmers


  • Communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape; Problem solving skills;
  • Time management; Project management practices; Proven computer literacy in MS Offices packages.


    R 356 289 per annum (Salary Level 9).

    Note on remuneration : Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-

    management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-

    fund contributions, etc. MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees' service benefits or obligations are funded or co-

    funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.


    Note : Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department.

    The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

    Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8 : 00 to 16.00 should you experience any difficulties with your online application.

    Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

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