Senior Agricultural Advisor: Central Karoo (Beaufort West), Ref no. AGR 04/2023
  • Beaufort West, Western Cape
  • Beaufort West, Western Cape
Job Description

Job Purpose

The Department of Agricultural, 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 based in Beaufort West.

Minimum Requirements

An appropriate 4-year tertiary qualification/Honours (BSc Agric/BAgric Management or equivalent qualification); A minimum of 3 years experience in agricultural extension; A valid code B driving licence.


Experience in agricultural production; Knowledge of the following: Production of small livestock (sheep and goats), Production of crops produced in the specific areas, also markets and value adding; Conduct practical research.

Key Performance Areas

Compilation of project submissions and the management of project implementation; Conduct relevant development of farmers across all functions which include land reform, infrastructure development project evaluation within the monitoring and evaluation framework; Deliver continuous support to all farmers especially extension and support on production and economic principles, institutional support as well as capacity building of food security; Assist with research and demonstration trials; Provide information on markets; Facilitate workshops and planning sessions to determine the needs and progress; Write reports regarding technical progress; Promote sustainable production system; FaciIitate 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 livestock, alternative crops produced in the specific area ; Project management practices; Land reform programme and project implementation; Following skills: Research; Excellent written and verbal communication; Report writing; Organisational, leadership and supervisory; Conflict management.


R 393 711 per annum (Salary Level 9)

Note on remuneration: Remuneration 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.

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 0861370 214. Otherwise, all other queries relating to the position, kindly contact the enquiries person as indicated in the advert. Please ensure that you submit your application on or before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

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