ARC Vacancies 2022 Pretoria – Risk Manager

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The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is a premier science institution that conducts research with partners, develops human capital and foster innovation in support of the agricultural sector. It provides diagnostic, laboratory, analytical, agricultural engineering services, post-harvest technology development, agrochemical evaluation, consultation and advisory services, food processing technology services as well as various surveys and training interventions. Through its wider network of research institutes and experimental farms, the ARC provides a strong scientific base and a broadly distributed technology transfer capacity to the entire agricultural industry in South Africa.

The ARC-Central Office (ARC-CO) seeks to appoint a highly skilled, experienced and dynamic person to the following position at Hatfield, Pretoria:

  • Post: Risk Manager
  • Salary: (R708 556 to- R1 062 835 p.a) All-inclusive remunerations package
  • Application Closing Date: 25 October 2022

Key Performance Areas:

  • Co-ordinate all Risk Management activities strategic, operational and project level across ARC,
  • Assist with undertaking business risk assessments at all levels of the ARC, i.e., strategic, operational, and programme, and periodically monitor the progress made on risk minimisation,
  • Review and Analyse risk reports monthly, quarterly, etc. as submitted by ARC risk owners, in order to identify and timeously respond to any non-compliances to the ARC Enterprise Risk Management Reporting Framework, 
  • Assist with the phased review of the ARC internal control measures, across all its business processes, against “best practice” and where weaknesses are identified, monitor the implementation of recommendations and its compliance, 
  • Monitor, evaluate and periodically communicate the status of Risk Management practices in the ARC, 
  • Analyse and report on the management of risk exposures to the ARC Corporate Enterprise Risk Management Committee (CERMC) and other similar ARC Governance Structures, 
  • Manage business risks by identifying and developing/ reviewing appropriate risk management strategies and policies, 
  • Provide inputs into the ARC requisite assurance plan and be involved in co-ordinating outputs to assurance providers, 
  • Facilitate activities linked to the ARC Combined Assurance Process,
  • Co-ordinate the ARC acquisition and maintenance of a comprehensive insurance portfolio, 
  • In consultation with the supervisor to ensure for effective functioning of the CERMC, 
  • Provide inputs and be an integral part of the ARC strategy development and organisational performance management process and systems, i.e. Monitoring and Evaluation, 


  • B Degree, with specialization in Risk Management. A Postgraduate Diploma/Degree (Honours /Masters) will be an added advantage,
  • 5 years working experience in risk and insurance management, at a managerial level, business and operational management experience,
  • Experience in implementing and maintaining operational standards or “best practices”,
  • Exposure within strategy, planning, and organisational performance management environments.
  • Budget and Financial Management skills,
  • Proficiency in Ms office suite,
  • Attention to detail,
  • Good verbal and written communication skills,
  • Good interpersonal skills,
  • Professional Registration Associate/Fellow or Certification Practitioner/Professional with The Institute of Risk Management South Africa,

Enquires: Dr. Hilton Vergotine, Tel: (012) 427-9707 

A competitive remuneration package will be congruent with the scope, responsibilities and the stature of the position. The appointment will be subject to a positive security clearance and preference will be given to South African citizens.

How to Apply

Applications accompanied by covering letter, detailed CV (Including certificates, supporting documents, copy of driver’s license and nationality. NB: Non-RSA Citizens/work permit holders must attach certified copies) as well as the names and particulars of three (3) traceable referees must be e-mail to

SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who do not receive any response four (4) weeks after the closing date must regard their applications as unsuccessful. The Agricultural Research Council is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles and processes of Employment Equity. The company has the right not to appoint.

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