Looking for Marketing jobs in South Africa? Department of Agriculture is hiring: Marketing Officer

Directorate: Marketing 
SALARY : R331 188 per annum (Level 08) 
CENTRE : Gauteng (Pretoria) 

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree / 3-year Bachelor’s Degree plus Honours in Agricultural Economics with a subject / course in Agricultural Marketing and / or International Trade. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Agricultural Economics environment.

Job related knowledge: Understanding of the market linkage programme. Knowledge of international trade agreements. Knowledge and understanding of food safety standards. General knowledge of import and export procedures and applicable international trade agreements. Knowledge of the Customs and Excise Act, Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act, Marketing of Agricultural products Act and Agri-BEE Sector Code. Ability to interpret trade agreements and make recommendations. Ability to analyse and interpret the utilisation of import and export quotas.

Job related skills: Reporting procedures, Planning and organising skills, Coordinating, analytical and innovative thinking, Submission and report writing skills (develop memoranda, letters and submissions). Ability to work independently, with minimum supervision and under pressure. Extensive travelling. A valid driver’s licence.

DUTIES : Render Market linkage program. Investigate market requirement and publish the information to facilitate access by Human Development Index (HDI). Promote compliance to food safety standards and requirements (South African good agricultural practices, Global good agricultural practice, Good manufacturing practice, Good hygiene practice and Hazard analysis critical control point) by producers and processors of agricultural, land reform and rural development products to enhance markets access. Render preferential market access program. Administration of certain World Trade Organisation (WTO), African Growth Opportunities Act (AGOA), Southern African Development Community – European Union (SADC-EU) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) commonly known as SADC-EU EPA, Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique (SACUM) and the United Kingdom (UK) EPA commonly known as SACUM-UK EPA market access import and export quotas in terms of applicable trade agreements by means of issuing rebate permits. Monitor the utilisation of permits and quotas. Ensure compliance to permit conditions. Administer, record and monitor payment fees for import and export permits. Enhance participation of new and Small and Medium Enterprise (ME) traders in the rebate schemes. Manage an awareness campaign on compliance to Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) sector codes by beneficiaries of the Department’s preferential market access program. Render general administration services. Render a general office administrative service to management and the clients. Undertake ad hoc activities. Render support in the implementation of projects aimed at enhancing equitable participation in the key agricultural commodity marketing value chains. Facilitate the establishment and maintenance of market access linkages with various markets to enhance participation in the formal markets. Facilitate the implementation of projects aimed at enhancing equitable participation in markets particularly by agrarian reform beneficiaries.

ENQUIRIES : Ms K Tjale Tel No: (012) 319 8083

APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X833, Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered to: 184 Jeff Masemola Street (formerly known as Jacob Mare), corner of Jeff Masemola and Paul Kruger Streets, Pretoria or to Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko (formerly Beatrix) Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001.

NOTE : African, Coloured, Indian and White Males and Coloured, Indian and White Females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.