Pretoria Agriculture / Forestry Department – Manager Animal / Processes

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15 Aug, 2013

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REF NO: 304/2013
Directorate: Food Safety and Quality Assurance
SALARY : R495 603 per annum (All inclusive package)
CENTRE : Pretoria


Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree with Food Science, Food Technology and/or Microbiology as a major subject(s) (you are required to furnish a credit certificate and/or statement of results). Extensive supervisory experience as well as experience in food safety and quality management systems which encompass good manufacturing and agricultural practices/handling of animal and processed products. In-depth knowledge and understanding of applicable legislation, regulations, policies and strategies pertaining but not limited to the Agricultural Product Standards Act, 1990 (Act 119 of 1990). Ability to interpret and communicate requirements and the provision of relevant legislation, policies, norms, standards and international agreements and protocols. Demonstrable knowledge relating to relevant committees of Codex Alimentarius, United Nations for Economic Commission of Europe (UNECE) and International Dairy Federation (IDF). Good presentation
and facilitation skills. Good interpersonal relations and proven management experience regarding personnel. Analytical and organisational skills. Computer skills in MS office software. A valid driver’s licence.


The incumbent will be responsible to manage the evaluation, compilation and amendment of subordinate legislation with regards to food safety, quality, packaging, marking, labelling and inspection and certification procedures/control/monitoring as well as manufacturing process on animal and processed products destined for local sale and export. Develop and compile norms and standards in consultation with the industry and consumers should at all times be maintained. Pace should be kept in terms of the National and International developments including legal, marketing, international and economic aspects that may have an influence or be influenced by the subordinate legislation on quality and food safety. Ensure that there is consistency and uniformity in terms of application and interpretation of the Principal Act and its attendant subordinate legislation. Liase Nationally as well as Internationally with regards to quality standards and food safety related matters pertaining to animal and processed products. Render an advisory service with regards to the issuing of authorisations, food business operator codes and nonconformities
to Clients in the case of imports, exports and local control. Manage the Division Animal and Processed Products (financial management, human
resource management, asset management and stakeholder management).

ENQUIRIES : Mr B. Makhafola, tel. 012 319 6023.

APPLICATIONS : 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
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CLOSING DATE : 16 August 2013

NOTE : 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 (an unsigned Z83 form will disqualify an application) together with all relevant documents as indicated above. Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

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