Agricultural Econnomist Vacancies – 3 Positions

Posted on :

6 May, 2014

Category :

General Jobs in South Africa

Directorate: International Trade
SALARY : R212 106 per annum
CENTRE : Pretoria



Applicants must be in possession of a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Economics and/or
Agricultural Economics OR a three-year Bachelor’s degree plus an Honours degree in
Economics and/or Agricultural Economics (you are required to furnish a credit certificate

and/or statement of results). A Master’s degree will serve as an advantage. Knowledge of
South Africa’s international/regional trade relations, South African agriculture and trade
policy as well as international and regional organisations. Good communication (verbal
and written), research, analytical and presentation skills. Willingness to travel extensively
both locally and internationally. Computer skills in MS Office software.



The incumbent will be responsible to monitor and advise on trade policies of countries in
Africa, the Americas and Asia and their impact on South Africa’s Agriculture, Forestry and
Fisheries Sectors in order to enhance the global competitiveness of South African
products. Advise on bilateral trade policies related to Africa, the Americas and Asia.
Represent the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) on bilateral trade
fora or negotiations. Monitor the implementation of trade agreements between South
Africa and the countries of Africa, the Americas and Asia. Undertake research internally
and with contracted institutions. Interact with the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
industries on trade matters emanating from the countries in Africa, Americas and Asia.



Applications may be posted to URS Response Handling, P. O. Box 11506, Tierpoort, 0056
or submitted electronically via email: [email protected] or via fax: 086 654 1824 or
online: or deposited in the URS Response Handling boxes at any
one of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ offices indicated below.
Enquiries: URS Response Handling, tel. 012 811 1900.
PRETORIA: Reception, Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko Street (formerly Beatrix Street),
Arcadia, Pretoria, Gauteng.
CAPE TOWN: Reception (Ground Floor), Foretrust Building, 3 Martin Hammerschlag
Way, Foreshore, Cape Town, Western Cape.
STELLENBOSCH: Reception (Support Building), Quarantine Station, Polkadraai Road,
Stellenbosch, Western Cape.
PIETERMARITZBURG: Reception (5th Floor), Old Mutual Building, 185 Langalibalele
Street, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.
KING WILLIAM’S TOWN: Reception (Ground Floor), Old SABC Building, 2 Hargreaves
Avenue, King William’s Town, Eastern Cape.
NELSPRUIT: Reception (2nd Floor), Permanent Building, 27 Brown Street, Nelspruit,
MAKHADO: Reception (Ground Floor), Magistrates Building, 103 Landros Street,
Makhado, Limpopo
MTHATHA: Reception (3rd Floor), PRD Building, 2 Sutherland Street, Mthatha, Eastern


ENQUIRIES : Mr A. Mohapi, tel. 012 319 8022 or Mr S. Maluleka, tel. 012 319 8028.


CLOSING DATE : 9 May 2014

NOTE : It is the Department’s intention to promote equity through the filling of posts, according to
the set Employment Equity targets. To facilitate this process successfully, an indication of
race, gender and disability status is required. Applications must be submitted on a Z83
Form, obtainable from any Public Service department or on the internet at which must be signed (an unsigned
Z83 Form will disqualify an application) and should be accompanied by a recently
updated, comprehensive CV as well as copies of all qualification(s) [Matric certificate must
also be attached] and ID-document and Driver’s licence [where applicable]. Non-RSA
Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of his/her Permanent
Residence Permit to his/her application. Should you be in possession of a foreign
qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African
Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in
the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short listed
candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing
date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable
candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record check,
citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study verification and
previous employment verification). Successful candidates will also be subjected to security
clearance processes. Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge
test. Successful candidates will be appointed on a probation period of twelve (12) months.
The Department reserves the right not to make appointment(s) to the advertised post(s).
Applications submitted via email, fax or online must include the post title and reference
number in the subject line and a scanned, signed Z83 Form (a Z83 Form without a
physical signature will disqualify an application) together with all relevant documents as
indicated above. Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

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