CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SECTOR SPECIALIST: AGRICULTURE & PROCESSING

(THREE YEARS FIXED-TERM CONTRACT WITH THREE MONTHS’ PROBATION, GRADE D5, SALARY NEGOTIABLE UP TO R1.4M PER ANNUM – TOTAL COST OF EMPLOYMENT)

The Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) is the implementing arm of the Gauteng Department of Economic Development. The GGDA is a group of companies made up of a Holding company and four subsidiaries i.e.

  • Supplier Park Development Company (SPDC) t/a Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC)
  • The Innovation Hub (TIH)
  • Constitution Hill (ConHill)
  • Gauteng Industrial Development Zone (GIDZ)

The mandate thereof, is to lead, facilitate and manage sustainable job creation and inclusive economic growth and development in the Gauteng City Region through:

  • Enabling economic development that is focused on creating sustainable jobs by facilitating delivery of key national and provincial programmes of action.
  • Strategically positioning the province into a globally competitive city region.
  • Facilitating partnerships and creating linkages across the province to maximise service delivery outcomes.
  • Supporting the development of Key Sectors of the economy in line with the economic development and industrial strategies of the province by carrying out:
    • Business enablement
    • Establishment of capital projects
    • Land development

The successful incumbent will be reporting to the Programme Director: Vaal SEZ. He/she will be expected to execute the following tasks.

  • Provide in-depth sectoral analysis and relevant market information for the agriculture and agro-processing sector for purposes of market intelligence and business development.
  • Maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders in the sector to advance the
    investment promotion objectives of the Vaal SEZ Programme

AS MINIMUM APPLICANTS SHOULD HAVE THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATION
REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Sciences /Agricultural Economics or related field;
  • Master’s Degree in Economics / Agricultural Economics would be an added advantage

LEVEL OF COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in doing research, analytical and strategy work;
  • Strong background in sector analysis.
  • Significant experience and networks within the food and agriculture industry/sector.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office.

Technical Knowledge

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the food and agriculture value chain;
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Business Analytics and Economic Research.
  • Broad understanding of the industrial development policies of government;
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Corporate Governance and King Code IV
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the PFMA and National Treasury Regulations, and other related legislation
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of risk management.

Leadership Competencies

  • Business Acumen
  • Vision and Strategic Focus
  • Performance Enabler
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Alliance & Partnership Building

Core Competencies

  • Integrity and ethical behaviour
  • Innovation and initiative
  • Customer focus and loyalty
  • High Performing Organisation
  • Organisational Commitment
  • Results focus

Generic Competencies

  • Financial Management
  • Impact Communication
  • Programme Management
  • Commitment to learning

Applications must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, certified copies of qualifications and certified copies of identity document.

Preference will be given to people with disabilities, women and previously disadvantaged
individuals to promote Employment Equity within the group.

The closing date for applications is 21 June 2021 12h00 Midday and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Enquiries and submissions should be addressed to recruitment@ggda.co.za.

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