DIRECTOR: SMALL-HOLDER FARMERS PRODUCTION Directorate: Small-Holder Farmers Production

Job Detail

  • Offered Salary R1 057 326 per annum (Level 13), (All-inclusive package). The package includes a basic salary (70% of package), and a flexible portion that may be structured in accordance with the rules for Senior Management Services (SMS).
  • Qualifications Diploma
  • Industry Agriculture
  • Reference REF NO: 3/2/1/2021/075)
  • Centre Pretoria
  • Enquiries
    Mr B Msomi Tel No: (012) 319 6521
  • Where to submit application
    Please ensure that you email your application to: [email protected] before the closing date as no late applications will be considered. Applications and supporting documents sent to email addresses that are not specified in the advertisement for the post that you are applying for will not be accepted. Failure to do this will result in the application being disqualified.
  • Notes
    NOTE: The requirements for appointment at Senior Management Service level include the successful completion of Senior Management Pre-entry Programme as endorsed by the National School of Government. Applicants should therefore attach proof that they have registered for the Pre-entry Certificate, which can be accessed using the following link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training?course/sms-pre-entry-programme/. Failure to do this will result in the application being disqualified. Shortlisted candidates must provide proof of successful completion of the course. No appointment will take place without the successful completion of the pre-entry certificate and submission of proof thereof. 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 Department of Public Service and Administration (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. Shortlisted candidates will be required to be available for assessments and interviews at a date and time as determined by the department. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks and the successful candidate will have to undergo full security vetting. DALRRD may conduct reference checks which will include social media profiles of the shortlisted candidates.The successful candidate will be appointed subject to positive results of the security clearance process. The successful candidate will be required to enter into an employment contract, sign an annual performance agreement and annually disclose her or his financial interests. All applicants are required to declare any conflict or perceived conflict of interest, to disclose memberships of Boards and directorships that they may be associated with. Applications: The reference number should be featured in the subject line in the application e-mail sent to the Department. DALRRD requests applicants to apply by submitting applications on the new Z83 form obtainable from any Public Service Department or from the DPSA web site link: http://www.dpsa.gov.za/dpsa2g/vacancies.asp that should be accompanied by comprehensive CVs (previous experience must be expansively detailed) and copies of qualifications, service certificates to support senior management experience, driver’s licence and proof of registration with professional bodies were applicable, identification document and permanent residency/work permit. Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified documents on or before the day of the interview following communication from Human Resource. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation report issued by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). It is the applicant’s responsibility to have all foreign qualifications evaluated by SAQA and to provide proof of such evaluation. As from 1 January 2021, applications received on the incorrect application form (Z83) will not be considered. All required information on Form Z83 must be provided. Failure to complete or disclose all required information will automatically disqualify the applicant. Attachments to emailed applications must be limited to 10 megabytes and be as a PDF document.The DALRRD cannot be held responsible for server delays.Failure to submit the required documents will result in your application not being considered. If you apply for more than one post, submit separate applications for each post that you apply for. Correspondence will be entered into with short-listed candidates within three (3) months after the closing date of the post. If by then you have not been

Job Description

DUTIES: Coordinate support to smallholder producers. Establish norms and standards, procedures and guidelines for smallholder support programmes – under the auspices of the National Comprehensive Producer Support Policy. Coordinate smallholder support through the nine provinces. Monitor smallholder development support. Design and coordinate interventions per analysed smallholder development. Coordinate support to smallholder producers. Coordinate the identification of factors compromising productivity of smallholder production in relation to hectares under production. Report on hectares under production by smallholder producers. Coordinate the implementation of smallholder commercialisation. Develop programmes and strategies to facilitate and enable the entry of smallholder producers into commercial activities. Design and coordinate interventions per analysed commercialisation model. Coordinate access of smallholder producers in respect of access to funding / loans and grants for production activities. Provide support to the National Food Security Plan (NFSP) and the National Food and Nutrition Security. Provide support for the compilation of the National Food and Nutrition Security Coordinating Committee. The compilation will include support to smallholder producers. Hectares put under production by smallholder producers. Report on a smallholder producer. Coordination undergoing commercialisation. Participate in the National Food and Nutrition Plan. Coordination of Strategic Objective 2. Compilation of reports of the NFSP technical aspects of projects and programmes. Manage the resources of the Directorate. Develop the operational plan for the Directorate and ensure its implementation. Allocate and manage resources at functional levels to ensure delivery on set targets for the Directorate. Develop solutions to technical challenges. Conduct financial planning and account for the allocated budget. Ensure adherence to policy and statutory directives relevant to the functional terrain of the Directorate. Monitor evaluate and report on performance of the Directorate. Manage client relations. Ensure management and development of Human Resource.

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