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POST 38/05 : ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: FOOD SECURITY REF NO: 3/2/1/2023/670
Directorate: Subsistence Farming
SALARY : R527 298 per annum (Level 10)
CENTRE : Gauteng (Pretoria)


REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and National
Diploma / Degree (NQF Level 6) in Agriculture / Rural Development. Minimum
of 3 years relevant experience in Agriculture, Food Security, Developmental
research. Job related knowledge: Knowledge of food security policy strategies
and programmes. Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). Project
management. Job related skills: Communication skills (verbal and written).
Facilitation skills. Project management skills. Planning and organising skills.
Initiative skills. Interpersonal skills. Problem-solving abilities. Interpretation of
findings. Analytical skills. Computer literacy. Report-writing skills. A valid
driver’s license. Extended working hours.

You can:


DUTIES : Coordinate and strengthen the collaborations for the implementation of
support and development of subsistence producers. Participate in provincial
and local forums dealing with agriculture and food security programmes to
provide guidelines in the development, planning and implementation of food
security programs / interventions. Coordinate and support the development
and implementation of food security programmes / interventions. Strengthen
provincial and local level capabilities to plan and implement food security
programmes and campaigns. Liaise with relevant technical stakeholders inter
and intra departmental: Planning and implementation of the Directorate:


Subsistence Farming Food security events and support Ministerial events in
the Department. Undertake research and feasibility studies towards
implementation of food security programmes and improvement of production
methods. Monitor the progress of support of subsistence producers. Monitor
progress (scale, reach, sustainability, income generation, food diversification)
of subsistence producers funded through agricultural programmes of the
department. Facilitate impact analysis on implemented production methods for
food security projects. Continuous profiling and analysis of subsistence
producers and provide information for reporting. Maintain database of
subsistence producers. Ensure inclusion of project and programme


information into database. Collect, collate and verify information of
subsistence producers. Update existing subsistence producer data /
information. Guide provinces with establishment of subsistence farming /
producer database. Coordination food security and subsistence farming
research. Undertake feasibility studies to identify sites to implement food
security projects. Initiate innovative research towards development and
improvement of subsistence producers. Prepare project proposals for funding
of subsistence producers and food security programmes. Conduct production


methods trials. Conduct pilot projects to determine appropriate production
systems, approach and structures in implementing food security programmes
/ interventions. Initiate cases studies, presentations and any other task
assigned by management. Staff supervision. Allocation and ensure quality of
work. Ensure capacity and development of staff. Ensure proper utilization of
equipment. Assess staff performance. Apply discipline.
ENQUIRIES : Mr QE Nyoka Tel No: (012) 312 9917


APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X833, Pretoria, 0001 or
hand delivered during office hours to: 600 Lilian Ngoyi Street (formerly known
as Van der Walt Street), Berea Park, Pretoria, 0002 or to Agriculture Place, 20
Steve Biko (formerly Beatrix) Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083.
NOTE : African, Coloured, Indian and White Males and Coloured, Indian and White
Females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

CLOSING DATE : 03 November 2023 at 16:00


NOTE : The application must include only a completed and signed new Z83 Form,
obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the Department of Public
Service and Administration (DPSA) website link:
https://www.dpsa.gov.za/newsroom/psvc/ and a detailed Curriculum Vitae.
Certified copies of Identity Document, Grade 12 Certificate and the required
qualifications as well as a driver’s licence where necessary, will only be
submitted by shortlisted candidates to Human Resources on or before the day
of the interview date. Failure to do so will result in your application being


disqualified. 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 report (only when shortlisted). The
requirements for appointment at the Senior Management Service (SMS) level
include the successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-entry
Programme as endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). Prior
to appointment, a candidate would be required to complete the Nyukela


Programme: Pre-entry Certificate to SMS as endorsed by DPSA which is an
online course, endorsed by the NSG. The course is available at the NSG under
the name Certificate for entry into the SMS and the full details can be sourced
by the following link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-preentry-programme/. 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 committee 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. Applications:
Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no


late applications will be considered. If you apply for more than 1 post, please
submit separate applications for each post that you apply for. Due to the large
number of applications we envisage to receive, applications will not be
acknowledged. Should you not be contacted within 3 months of the closing
date of the advertisement, please consider your application to be
unsuccessful. Should, during any stage of the recruitment process, a
moratorium be placed on the filling of posts or the Department is affected by


any process such as, but not limited to, restructuring or reorganisation of posts,
the Department reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process and readvertise the post at any time in the future. Important: DALRRD is an equal
opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote
representivity in DALRRD through the filling of posts. The Department
reserves the right not to fill a position. 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. The successful candidate will be subjected to
undergo security vetting. DALRRD will conduct reference checks which may
include social media profiles of the shortlisted candidates. Applicants must
declare any pending criminal, disciplinary or any other allegations or
investigations against them. Should this be uncovered during / after the
interview took place, the application will not be considered and in the unlikely
event that the person has been appointed such appointment will be


terminated. 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 and sign a performance
agreement with the Department. 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.

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