DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

CLOSING DATE : 12 November 2021 at 16:00


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/trainingcourse/sms-pre-entry-programme/.

Shortlisted candidates must provide proof
of successful completion of the course before the interviews commence.
Failure to do this will result in the application being disqualified. 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
contacted for an interview you were not successful in your application.
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.

Download Z83;



MANAGEMENT ECHELON

POST 38/01 : DIRECTOR: LAND DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT

REF NO: 3/2/1/2021/091


Directorate: Land Development Support


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).


CENTRE : Western Cape


REQUIREMENTS : Successful completion of Pre-entry Certificate for SMS as endorsed by the
National School of Government (NSG). Bachelor’s Degree / Advanced Diploma
in Agricultural Studies / Agricultural Economics (NQF Level 7). Five (5) years’
experience at a middle / senior managerial level. Job related knowledge:
Knowledge of the Department’s policies, prescripts and practices pertaining to
land tenure and administration. Knowledge and understanding of sector needs
and business requirements. In-depth knowledge of policy development and
monitoring and evaluation. Knowledge and understanding of government
development policies, e.g National Development Plan, National Growth Path
etc. Research methodology. Corporate governance. Job related skills: Project
management skills. Communication skills. Agricultural development. Conflict
management. Stakeholder mobilisation. Financial management. Reporting.
Presentation and reporting skills. Computer literacy. Analytical skills. A valid
driver’s licence.


DUTIES : Facilitate the development and grading of small-scale farmers into fully fledged
commercial farmers. Facilitate capacity building and training to farmers.
Establish partnership between emerging and established farmers. Promote
agricultural enterprise opportunities for small scale farmers for food security
and household level. Facilitate the identification of land reform strategic
institutional partnerships. Assist farmers in instructing appropriate enterprise
model based on their prepared commodities. Facilitate the conducting of
diligence on prospective strategic partners. Conduct the diligence on existing
business ventures. Facilitate the identification and recruitment of strategic
investment partners. Facilitate the provision of appropriate business services.
Manage the implementation of land development programmes and producer
support commercialisation policy in line Operation Phakisa initiatives. Conduct
regular assessment of the progress of recapitalisation programs and
development services. Ensure compliance with relevant prescripts. Address
gaps, non-compliance and make recommendations. Provide advice and
guidance on partnerships. Advice State-Land on the performance of the lease
on the farm especially were development funding has been provided. Ensure
Resource Mapping in all identified farms for Development (Business Planning,
Farm Assessment, etc) Facilitate profiling of beneficiaries in Communal
Property Association (CPA) and One Households, One Hectare (1HH1HA)
programith the reports. Facilitate the development of Business Plans for farm
projects identified for development. Facilitate the regularisation of CPA and
legal compliance in the restitution projects identified for development. Facilitate
the development of farm assessment reports. Conduct workshops to farmers
on different departmental policies affecting them. Ensure the identification and
readiness of the properties to be developed through different programs. Assist
in the appraisal of the project proposal through different approval structures.
Ensure that all proposals are aligned with the policies and objectives of the
department. Coordinate and align the development of identified projects with
the different DALRRD branches mandate and expertise. Ensure alignment of
identified farms to be developed with departmental deliverables in the Annual
Performance (APP) and Operation Plan of the Branch. Ensure the alignment
of selected properties with the APP and Ops plan. Ensure alignment of such
projects with allocated budget. Ensure quarterly reporting on performance of
the project in line with Key Performance Area as defined in the Operational
Plan. Produce monthly reports on the actual performance of the farm


ENQUIRIES : Mr L Mbekeni Tel No: (021) 409 5000


APPLICATIONS : Please ensure that you email your application to: post091@dalrrd.gov.za
before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.


pdf.


NOTE : 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.

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