Research Officer – Pretoria – Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries – The DPSA

SALARY : R334 545 per annum

CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in
a forestry or agriculture field. The applicant must have relevant experience in
research management and policy development environment. Thorough
understanding of the research, technology development and transfer systems.
Understanding of policy development process, research projects management,
analysis and monitoring. The applicant must have knowledge and application of the
Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act 1 of 1999) (PFMA) and Treasury
Regulations. Applicant must have good knowledge of the legislation and policies
relating to Forestry and Agriculture Research and technology development and
National System of Innovation (NSI). The applicant must be a good communicator
(verbal and written) and be computer literate (MS Office programs). Sound
interpersonal skills and above average planning and organising skills are also
required. The applicant must have project planning and management skills,
facilitation and coordination skills, analytical and monitoring skills. The applicant
must possess a valid driver’s licence and the ability to drive.

DUTIES : The incumbent will be responsible to develop and implement research and
development policies for the sectors. Develop and implement the research and
development agenda for the sector. Coordinate the commissioning of research and
development services for the department. Coordinate, develop and implement
regulatory frameworks that ensure a robust research system. Provide support in
the development and implementation of governance framework for agricultural
research entities).

ENQUIRIES : Mr G. Shole and Ms H. Mthombeni, Tel no: (012) 319-6274 or (012) 319-6186

APPLICATIONS : or fax: 086 537 5172
NOTE : In terms of the departmental employment equity target, priority will be given to
African females and people with disabilities

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, or you can apply online
at Applications can also be submitted electronically to
Human Communications via the e-mail or fax number indicated at each post or
hand delivered at any one of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Offices as indicated below (please place in the blue box marked for applications).
Enquiries: Naomi Nortje tel. (011) 257-8012
Gauteng: Reception, Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko Street (formerly Beatrix Street), Arcadia,
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 (Ground Floor), Permanent Building, 27 Brown Street, Nelspruit
Eastern Cape: King William’s Town: Reception (Ground Floor), Old SABC Building, 2
Hargreaves Avenue
Mthatha: Reception (3rd Floor), PRD Building, Sutherland Street
Western Cape: Cape Town: Reception (Ground Floor), Foretrust Building, 3 Martin
Hammerschlag Way, Foreshore
Stellenbosch: Reception (Support Building), Quarantine Station, Polkadraai Road

CLOSING DATE : 23 June 2017

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on a Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service
department or on the Internet at 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 licence (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 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 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. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Kindly take note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that
applications submitted via fax or e-mail include all required information attached in
one e-mail or fax and that the documents are legible and in an accessible format.
Queries in this regards can be directed to (011) 257-8012 before the closing date
at 17:00. The Department and Human Communications will not be held liable for
any ineligible and/or inaccessible documents received.