DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE – Pretoria

DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TRADE AND
MARKETING REF NO: 7/2018
SALARY : Remuneration package: R1 446 378 per annum (Level 15) (the all-inclusive
remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the State’s contribution to the
Government Employees Pension Fund, a medical fund and a flexible portion in
terms of applicable rules). The successful candidate must enter into a performance
agreement and sign an employment contract.

CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : It will be expected of the ideal candidate to possess an undergraduate qualification
and a postgraduate qualification (NQF level 8 as recognized by SAQA) coupled
with 8 to 10 years of experience at a senior managerial level. Applicants must have
sound knowledge and understanding of the following: All relevant legislation and
regulations that govern the Public Service, including the Public Finance
Management Act, 1999 (Act 1 of 1999) (PFMA) and Treasury Regulations, the
Public Service Act, 1994 (Act 103 of 1994), the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act
66 of 1995) (LRA), the White Paper on the Transformation of Public Service (Batho
Pele), etc. South African government imperatives, priorities and sector
requirements. Government policies and priorities in terms of Agriculture, Forestry
and Fisheries. Trade and international environments within which South Africa
operates. Government’s vision in terms of the international forum and the intergovernmental relations framework. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries sector,
Public Administration, various structures and programmes (SADC, NEPAD, AU,
UN). Relevant regional conventions and protocols. A valid driver’s licence is a
prerequisite.

DUTIES
: The incumbent’s key responsibilities will include, inter alia, the following: Provide
strategic advice, leadership and direction in the development and implementation
of policies and programmes in order to promote economic growth and
development: Provide direction and guidance in the development of national
policies and programmes aimed at increasing levels of private/ public investments
in the sector. Provide direction and guidance in the development of national
policies and programmes aimed at increasing market access for agriculture,
fisheries and forestry products, domestically and internationally. Provide direction
and guidance in the development of national policies and programmes aimed at
increasing sustainable/viable co
-operatives and rural enterprises. Provide
direction and guidance in the development of national trade policies and
programmes aimed at increasing equitable access to markets. Oversee and
support the implementation of economic development, trade and marketing
policies and programmes. Provide strategic and policy advice to the Executive
Authority and Head of Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries with
regards to international relations, trade, marketing and cooperative and rural
enterprise development. Guide, facilitate and promote the participation of
emerging business within the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries sectors: Promote
and create an environment for the effective functioning of BBBEE sector charter
councils. Oversee and provide guidance in the setting of norms, standards and
minimum service delivery standards for BBBEE. Oversee and provide advice in
the setting of norms and standards for co
-operatives and rural enterprise
development. Provide guidance in the formulation of BBBEE sector policies, norms
and standards, taking into account government priorities. Oversee the
development and implementation of BEE sector codes. Oversee compliance with
sector charters and provide advice in respect of effective implementation where
required. Oversee and facilitate the development of strategies for DAFF co

operatives. Provide leadership and guidance to the department’s international
relations and trade initiatives and activities: Liaise with the relevant departments
(specifically the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of
International Relations and Co
-operation) on key and strategic international
relations and trade matters. Ensure departmental representation in trade forum
negotiations, meetings and conventions. Oversee, guide and support bilateral and
multilateral relations and engagements with governments, agriculture, forestry and
fisheries organisations and forums in Africa and the rest of the world. Oversee the
implementation of trade agreements, treaties and conventions with trade partners.
Provide strategic direction and guidance to ensure that the South African
government (broadly) and the department (specifically) meet its international
commitments and obligations. Provide guidance and support in respect of
international protocols. Provide leadership and guidance in creating market access
for agriculture, forestry and fisheries products: Oversee the provision of support to
emerging/developing sector players and established sector role players. Oversee
the management of relationships with other key role players in respect of the
promotion of agro processing, e.g. DTI. Ensure liaison with the National
Agricultural Marketing Council and other relevant institutions. Provide strategic
direction and guidance with regards to the management of resources within the
Branch: Provide support to the Ministry and DG in relation to the development of
solutions for challenges specific to the Branch to ensure delivery of the Branch
related key results areas (including playing a direct role regarding inputs into
strategy, being accountable for relevant inputs to parliamentary committee
meetings, cluster meetings implementation of the sector plan). Articulate the
departmental strategy consistent with the MTSF and relevant to the Branch’s
programmes and support the DG in leading the implementation thereof. Ensure
synchronization of the deliverables of the department with those of the Provincial
departments of Agriculture, other government entities reporting to the department
and relevant sectoral institutions. Develop service level agreements with Provincial
departments of Agriculture and other relevant State Owned Entities consistent with
the sector priorities. Mobilise and allocate resources in accordance with the
defined priorities. Assume a central coordination role in relation to the functions of
the Branch with all stakeholders, including provincial coordination. Take overall
financial and management responsibility for the Branch and ensure the
management and development of human resources.

ENQUIRIES : Mr SIS Ntombela Tel No: (012) 319 7213

NOTE : The Department is looking to appoint a vibrant, innovative individual with a proven
track record in leading international trade, international relations and enterprise
development to their Economic Development, Trade and Marketing Branch. The
successful incumbent will report to the Director-General and provide strategic
direction and leadership with regard to the promotion of international trade and
relations and enterprise development, ensure value chain competitiveness and
facilitate market access for agriculture, forestry and fisheries products in support
of economic growth, job creation and development.

APPLICATIONS : Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, to the
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Directorate: Human Resources
Management, Private Bag X250, Pretoria, 0001 or hand deliver at Department of
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Room: F-GF-06, Agriculture Place Building
Reception, 20 Steve Biko Street (Formerly Beatrix Street), Arcadia, Pretoria.

FOR ATTENTION : Mr MG Matloga

CLOSING DATE : 11 January 2019

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on a Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service
department or on the Internet at http://www.daff.co.za/doaDev/doc/Z83.pdf which
must be signed and dated (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 license (where applicable), including the details of at least
two contactable referees (should be people who recently worked with the
applicant). Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a
copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to their application. Should you 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.
Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been
contacted within three (3) months of the closing date of this advertisement, please
accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be
subjected to personnel suitability checks (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 e-mail, fax or
online, must be legible and must include the post title and reference number in the
subject line and a scanned, signed and dated Z83 form (a Z83 form without a
physical signature and date will disqualify an application) together with all relevant
documents as indicated above. NB: All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to
a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the
logistics of which will be communicated by the department. Following the interview
and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a
generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA
Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments).The
competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using
the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tool”.