Posted on :
10 Jan, 2018
10 Jan, 2018
The National Agricultural Marketing Council was established in terms of the MAP Act No. 47 of 1996, as amended by Act No 59 of 1997 and Act No. 52 of 2001. We provide strategic advice to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the marketing of agricultural products.
Composition of the Council is represented by members across the sector. Its mandate is that off advising the Minister on matters relating to statutory measures, agricultural marketing policy and reporting on the performance of the NAMC.
The committee is delegated with the responsibility to ensure fairness and equity strives at the NAMC. Its upmost task is that of reviewing Human Resources policies and advising Council on steps taken to implement the HR Charter.
We are offering a one year internship for an agricultural economist position.
An Honors Degree in Agricultural Economics or appropriate Degree. A Master’s Degree in Agricultural Field will be an added advantage
Problem solving skills
Project Management skills
Special interest to work with animals
Interpersonal and communications skills
Ability to communicate and motivate, orally and in writing, research findings and policy issues;
Show initiative and commitment to delivering sound results;
Ability to work in a team and individually;
Manage own workload effectively and efficiently; and
Attention to details and deadline driven.
Provide effective and timely research support to specific projects / programmes and develop well researched sections of /and reports
Assist with data gathering, interpretation and analysis of data
Conduct literature reviews on agricultural economics related topics
Liaison with relevant stakeholders on issues pertaining to agriculture
Assist with the identification of one commodity with local market opportunity
Identify potential producer group to supply the market as required
Assist with design of the scheme and produce a document
Coordinate and facilitate linkages between the emerging producers, buyers of agricultural produce in order to achieve Government’s objectives
Produce projects / programmes reports
Custom Feeding Program (CFP), Livestock Auctions
Direct sales (formal and informal)
Pre-slaughter agreement program (PAP), Farmer engagement programs
Landscaping and grounds maintenance
designing displays, cultivating gardens and indoor displays
Maintenance and use of irrigation systems and plant biology.
Managing pest, disease and weed control programmes, commensurate with hygiene and health standards
Identifying technical and business problems, investigating the causes and formulating solutions
Please forward your applications to: [email protected]. Closing date: 28 February 2018. No late applications will be accepted.
If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date, please note that your application was unsuccessful.