Agricultural Advisor: Garden Route (Riversdale), Ref no. AGR 63/2022
  • Riversdale, Western Cape
  • Western Cape Government
Job Description

Job Purpose

The Department of Agriculture, Western Cape Government has an opportunity for a suitably qualified and competent individual to promote sustainable development in the agricultural sector through the application of the appropriate extension principles and methods. This post is stationed in Riversdale.

Minimum Requirements

An appropriate 4 year qualification in Agriculture or equivalent qualification within Agricultural field as recognised by SAQA; Registered with SACNASP or any other recognised professional body (Proof to be submitted); A valid code B driving licence.



Key Performance Areas

Compilation of project submissions and project implementation; Conduct relevant project evaluation within the monitoring and evaluation framework; Deliver continuous support to all farmers, especially developing farmers across all functions, which include land reform, infrastructure development, extension and support on production and economic principles, institutional support as well as capacity building of food security; Assist with research and demonstration trials under supervision; Provide information on markets; Facilitate workshops and planning sessions to determine the needs and progress; Write reports regarding technical progress; Promote sustainable production systems; Facilitate the development of organisational skills of the developing agricultural sector; Facilitate relevant training as well as to support projects; Participate as the member of the project team by giving sound and technical input for the compilation of business plans; General office administration; Ensure the implementation of Agricultural Information Management System (AIMS); Facilitate, engage and provide inputs to implementing agencies and relevant Commodity Project Allocation Committees (CPAC’s) in the delivery and implementation of projects.


Knowledge of the following: Production of crops and/or livestock produced in the specific area, also markets and value adding; Practical research; Good understanding of land reform programme and project implementation; Skills needed: Communication (written and verbal); Proven computer literacy in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); Problem solving ability; Research skills; Time management; Ability to work under pressure; Work in a team; Prepare and deliver presentations.


R 331 188 per annum (Salary Level 8)

Note on remuneration: Employees' service benefits or obligations (13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc) are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.


Only applications submitted online at: or 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 and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency test. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

Should you experience difficulties with your online application, kindly note that technical support (challenges with online application) is only available from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16.00. You may contact the helpline at 0861 370 214. Otherwise, all other queries relating to the position, kindly contact the enquiries person as indicated in the advert.

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