INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

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EASTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT & AGRARIAN REFORM

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

COMPREHENSIVE AGRICULTURAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME (CASP) HAS INITIATED PROGRAMME OF PLACEMENT OF YOUNG UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN AGRICULTURE WITHIN COMMERCIAL FARMS (120 POSTS) FOR A CONTRACT PERIOD OF 24 MONTHS (ALL DISTRICTS). 

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME (Ref: DRDAR 72/08/2020) 
CENTRES – COMMERCIAL FARMS IN DISTRICTS 
Directorate: Structured Agricultural Education and Training 
Stipend: R87 000 per annum (all-inclusive)

 
EASTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT & AGRARIAN REFORM
 
INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
 
COMPREHENSIVE AGRICULTURAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME (CASP) HAS INITIATED PROGRAMME OF PLACEMENT OF YOUNG UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN AGRICULTURE WITHIN COMMERCIAL FARMS( OF 24 MONTHS (ALL DISTRICTS). 

EASTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT & AGRARIAN REFORM
 
INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
 
COMPREHENSIVE AGRICULTURAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME (CASP) HAS INITIATED PROGRAMME OF PLACEMENT OF YOUNG UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN AGRICULTURE WITHIN COMMERCIAL FARMS (120 POSTS) FOR A CONTRACT PERIOD OF 24 MONTHS (ALL DISTRICTS). 
 
INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME (Ref: DRDAR 72/08/2020) 
CENTRES – COMMERCIAL FARMS IN DISTRICTS 
Directorate: Structured Agricultural Education and Training 
Stipend: R87 000 per annum (all-inclusive) 
 


 
Requirements: All young unemployed agricultural graduates with a SAQA recognised National Diploma in Agriculture for a period of 24 continuous months. Interested applicants should be agricultural graduates. The previous beneficiaries of internship and contract workers in government will not be considered. Those who are not interested to become entrepreneurs in Agriculture need not apply. Preference will be given to applicants from the Eastern Cape who will be willing to work and stay in the commercial farms as successful applicants will be placed in commercial farms that are currently existing throughout the province. 
 
Duties:
 All successful applicants will be mentored and guided by the commercial farmer *Perform farm-work duties in relation to the commodity requirements to improve productivity in the commercial farm 
 Be prepared to learn farming skills as guided by the commercial farmer 

 Attend training relevant to farm commodity 
 Gain farm management skills, business management skills and record keeping *Learn business growth skills and acquire resource management skills and knowledge 
 Be ready to be deployed to any section within the farm to gain more knowledge *Attend and arrange meetings with strategic partners and other stakeholders such as market institution, supplier of production inputs / infrastructure and farmers *Contribute positively to the success of the commercial farm 
 *Advocate honesty, integrity and professionalism at all times 
 Work overtime as and when there is a need 
 *Write monthly, quarterly and annual report







Note: For CASP Internship preference will be given to unemployed graduates between the ages of 18 -35 years with qualifications from EC Agricultural Training Institutes –ATIs. 
 
Note: Applications must be submitted on a Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service department or on the internet at http://www.info.gov.za/documents/forms/employ.pdf which must be signed (an unsigned Z83 form will disqualify an application) and should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of all qualification(s) [Matric certificate must also be attached] and ID-document and Driver’s license [where applicable] must also be attached. Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of his/her Permanent Residence Permit to his/her application. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record check, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study verification and previous employment verification). Successful candidates will also be subjected to security clearance processes. Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test. Successful candidates will be appointed on a probation period of twelve (12) months. The Department reserves the right not to make appointment(s) to the advertised post(s). Persons with disability are encouraged to apply. 
 
Closing date: 11 September 2020 @ 15h00 
 
Applications can be forwarded to the following Address: quoting the relevant reference number as well as the name of the publication in which you saw this advertisement, to 
 
RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND AGRARIAN REFORM. 
Hand Delivery: Room 1117, Eleven (11th) Floor, Dukumbana Building, Independence 6 Avenue, Bhisho. 
Post to: Acting Director: Corporate Services Advisory Support, Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, Private Bag X0040, Bhisho, 5605, 
Enquiries: Ms S Njokweni 040 602 5062 
.Alternatively applications can be emailed to: (recruitment@drdar.gov.za)  
 
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. 
 
NOTE FOR ALL POSTS 
Applications must be submitted on the Z83 Form obtainable from any Public Service Department or internet at http://www.info.gov.za/documents/forms/employ.pdf.Z83 which must be signed (an unsigned Z83 form will disqualify an application) and must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV indicating three reference person’s Name, Contact Numbers and a relationship with reference as checks will be done on nominated candidate(s), attach copies (certified within the past three months) of Qualification(s), Matric certificate, proof of Professional Registration & Driver’s license (where applicable), ID Document, Non-RSA Citizens to attach Permanent Resident Permits, Foreign Qualifications must be accompanied by South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) Evaluation Certificate. 
Note: Failure to submit these copies will result in the application not being considered. Please do not send any original certificates, diplomas or testimonials. Applicants must note that further Personnel Suitability checks will be conducted on short-listed candidates and that their appointment is subject to the outcome of these checks which will include security clearance, security vetting, qualification verification and criminal checking. Note that correspondence will only be conducted with the short-listed candidates. If you have not been contacted by the recruiting department within three (3) months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. We thank all applicants for their interest. 
 
ADDITIONAL NOTE: All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the recruiting department. Following the interview and the technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS Competency assessments tools. The filling of these posts will be in line with the Annual Recruitment Plan 2020/21. The recruiting department has a right not to fill these posts. The People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for these posts

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