Marketing Officer Needed at Dept of Agriculture

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24 Jun, 2015

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Directorate: Marketing
SALARY : R227 802 per annum
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : 4-year Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Economics/3-year degree plus Honours in
Agricultural Economics plus appropriate experience in agricultural marketing and/or
international trade and information/data management (collection, analysis, interpretation and
formulation of recommendations) (you are requested to furnish a credit certificate and/or statement of results) • Understanding of the market linkage programme • Knowledge of
international trade agreements • Knowledge and understanding of food safety standards •
General knowledge of import and export procedures and applicable international trade
agreements • Knowledge of the Customs and Exercise Act, B-BBEE Act and Agric-BEE
Sector Code • Ability to interpret trade agreements and make recommendations • Ability to
analyse and interpret the utilisation of import and export quotas • Ability to conduct research •
Computer literacy • Report-writing skills • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing as
well as good interpersonal relations • Valid driver’s licence.

DUTIES : Be responsible for the overall implementation of the market linkage programme by rendering
support services within the Sub-directorate, relating to the issuing of import and export
permits, administration of quotas and rebate schemes in terms of trade agreements and tariff
policy, monitoring of the utilisation of permits, quotas and rebate schemes (for selected
products) • Administer the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Trade, Develop and
Cooperation Agreement (TDCT) market access import and export quotas in terms of
applicable trade agreements by means of issuing rebate permits • Monitor the utilisation of
permits, quotas and ensure compliance with permit conditions • Administer record and
monitor payment fees for import and export permits • Enhance participation of new and Small
and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders in the rebate schemes • Manage an awareness
campaign on compliance with Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) sector
codes by beneficiaries of the Department’s preferential market access programme •
Investigate market requirements and publish the information to facilitate access by
Historically Disadvantaged Individuals (HDI) • Facilitate compliance with food safety
standards and market requirements by producers and processors of agricultural, forestry and
fisheries products to enhance market access • Render a general office administrative service
to management of clients • Undertake ad hoc activities as delegated by management and
clients • Attend to enquiries related to the market linkage programme.
ENQUIRIES : Mr LS Manthata, tel. (012) 319-8208
NOTE : Short-listed candidates will undergo a competency/skills test in computer literacy and writing.

APPLICATIONS : Human Communications has been retained to handle all responses. Please forward your
application, quoting the relevant reference number, to PO Box 1305, Rivonia 2128 or hand
deliver at 3 Autumn Street, Rivonia.
Applications can also be hand delivered at any one of the Department of Agriculture,
Forestry and Fisheries regional offices as indicated below (please place in the blue box
marked for applications):
Gauteng: Reception, Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko Street (formerly Beatrix Street),
Arcadia, Pretoria
KwaZulu-Natal: Reception (5th Floor), Old Mutual Building, 185 Langalibalele Street,
Limpopo: Reception (Ground Floor), Magistrates Building, 103 cnr Landdros and Munnik
Streets, Makhado
Mpumalanga: Reception (2nd Floor), Permanent Building, 27 Brown Street, Nelspruit
Eastern Cape: Reception (Ground Floor), Old SABC Building, 2 Hargreaves Avenue, King
William’s Town Reception (2nd Floor), PRD Building, Sutherland Street, Mthatha
Western Cape: Reception (Ground Floor), Foretrust Building, 3 Martin Hammerschlag Way,
Foreshore, Cape Town Reception (Support Building), Quarantine Station, Polkadraai Road,

CLOSING DATE : 3 July 2015

NOTE : It is the Department’s intention to promote equity through the filling of posts, according to set
Employment Equity targets. To facilitate this process successfully, an indication of race,
gender and disability status is required. Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
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 their Permanent Residence Permits to their applications. Should candidates
be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation
certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit all the
requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Applications
submitted via e-mail, 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. 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 12 months. The
Department reserves the right not to make appointments to the advertised posts.
Correspondence will be limited to short- listed candidates only. If you have not been
contacted within 3 months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your
application has been unsuccessful.

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