Closing date 08 May 2015.
The ARC-Central Office (ARC-CO) – Smallholder Agricultural Development Unit seeks to appoint 20 unemployed agricultural graduates that are based on the following provinces:
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, postharvest 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 Agricultural Research Council (ARC) operates within the National System of Innovation. With funding support from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Smallholder Agriculture Development unit of the ARC has an innovative programme to train and mentor unemployed agricultural graduates as Agricultural Development Knowledge Brokers. In this project, the ARC intends to develop the capacity of the selected candidates through exposure to research, training, development methodologies, research management and e-agriculture initiatives to support smallholder agricultural development in South Africa.
How to Apply
All applications should be accompanied by covering letter, detailed CV (including certified copies of certificates, academic records/transcripts, identity document, and details of 3 contactable referees,
Should be forwarded to Mr Siviwe Magidigidi at the ARC-Central Office, PO Box 8783, Pretoria 0001, or hand delivered at the reception at the ARC Building at 1134 Park Street, Hatfield.
Applications can also be submitted by email to [email protected]
Enquiries: Mr Sandile Ngcamphalala on (012) 427 9822
SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The appointments will also be subject to positive security clearance and reference checks. Applications who do not receive any response from us 4 weeks after the closing date must regard their applications as unsuccessful. The Agricultural Research Council is an equal opportunity employer but is committed to the principles and processes of Employment Equity. The Company has the right not to appoint. Further information on the ARC is available on the ARC website: htt: //www.arc.agric.za