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Submit CV: Internship Programme at Agricultural Research Council
August 19, 2016 Graduate Programme

The  Agricultural Research Council (ARC) invites graduates to apply for 38 internship opportunities which form part of the Kaonafatso Ya Dikgomo – Beef Recording And Improvement Scheme (1-year Contract). Interns will be placed in all 9 provinces. The scheme was established to facilitate access of small-holder farmers in mainstream agricultural economy of the country and its objective is to achieve sustainable livestock improvement by keeping accurate animal performance records. Interns will be placed in all 9 provinces and will gain experience in both farmer development and animal recording.

ARC is a premier science institution that conducts research with partners, develops human capital and foster innovation in support of the agricultural sector.

Key performance areas

  • Provide animal recording and improvement services to smallholder farmers.
  • Participate in the training and recruitment of farmers and teams in Kaonafatso ya Dikgomo Beef Recording and Improvement Scheme.
  • Visit farmers for beef recording and improvement purposes
  • Train new participants in different phases of beef schemes
  • Participate in focus sessions/meetings with farmers’ teams/individuals
  • Collect information from all – possible sources to compile a database of current herd statistics and performance of livestock owned by resourced poor farmers to derive performance indicators
  • Participate in the provincial farmer support team to implement the project.
  • Compile monthly reports.

Requirements

  • A National Diploma in Animal Production
  • Motivated and prepared to travel to farms and villages
  • Good human relations
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal).

NB: Applicants must indicate their preferred province.

Enquiries: Mr DM Motiang, tel. (012) 672-9147

How to apply

Closing date is 26 August 2016. Click here to apply online




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