Posted on :
4 Nov, 2020
4 Nov, 2020
The Siyazisiza Trust is a nonprofit rural economic development agency that has been supporting small-scale farmers across Kwazulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Eastern Cape for over 30-years. The Trust typically helps farmers to increase their harvests, build their incomes, sustain natural resources, and partner with governments and the private sector to find effective ways to fight poverty.
Working for an innovative non-profit rural economic development organisation to supervise farm operations and to assist in enabling the continual and timeous supply of fresh produce from smallholder farmers to market.
Job Title: Crop Production Facilitator
Location: Mthunzini, Kwazulu-Natal
Report to: Supply Chain Manager.
Purpose of Job is to supervise farm operations and to assist in enabling the continual and timeous supply of fresh produce from smallholder farmers to market.
This is a ‘live-in’ position and suitable accommodation will be provided for on the farm within the offered remuneration package.
The post-holder will be responsible for overseeing and co-ordinating the planting, irrigation, spraying, weeding, harvesting and grading of crops both on Siyazisiza’s farm and across its network of supported smallholder farmers. He/she would, under the direction of the Supply Chain Manager, plan and support the production of crops by smallholder farmers plus support the flow of this produce to market,Substantial travel throughout NE KZN will be required..The post-holder will work in close coordination with the Supply Chain Coordinator and the Agri-Enterprise Development Manager to ensure that the correct crops in terms of type, cultivar, quantity and quality are produced by smallholder farmers and on Siyazisiza’s farm.Wherever possible, the post-holder will endeavour to apply regenerative and sustainable agricultural principles in the production of crops. He/she would also ensure that smallholder farmers are properly trained and capacitated to produce crops of the necessary quantity and quality.The post-holder will hold an integral role within Siyazisiza Trust and, as such, will be expected to share knowledge, lessons and expertise across the team.
1.Provision of Smallholder extension services (60%)
Coordination of central farm operations (25%)
The post holder will stay on and operate from Siyazisiza’s farm in Mthunzini, Kwazulu-Natal.
Substantial travel throughout NE KZN will be required.
Please submit your CV, together a with cover letter motivating your suitability for the above role, to [email protected].
NB: Please include “Crop Production: Application” in the subject line.
Shortlisting and interviews will be conducted in mid-January 2021.