Thursday , March 16 2023

Western Cape Government Recruitment – Senior Agricultural Economist

Website Western Cape Government

Job Description:

The Department of Agriculture, Western Cape Government has an opportunity for a suitably qualified and competent individual to support the agricultural and agribusiness sector by rendering services production/farm management economics. This post is stationed in Elsenburg, Stellenbosch

Job Responsibilities:

Coordinate financial record keeping programme for farmers in the Western Cape; Analyse financial statements for farm businesses and make recommendations for improvement; Perform agricultural economic studies, which include but not limited to viability studies, business plan development and its evaluation, feasibility studies, cash-flows and sensitivity analysis; Develop new enterprise budgets and facilitate the development of these budgets by collecting, verifying, interpreting and evaluation of data; Provide advice to internal and external stakeholders on production economics activities and studies which include but not limited to financial record keeping, viability studies, business plan development and its evaluation, feasibility studies, cash-flows and sensitivity analysis; Continuous in-depth study or research of developments, patterns and trends in the field of production economics by making use of recognized scientific methods; Do ongoing literature reviews and remaining well-informed regarding local and international development in the field of production economics; Give advice to the top level management and communicate the research findings by means of technical and popular publications and presentations; Perform administrative and related functions; Contribute to the management of the division which include recruitment, supervision and performance appraisal as well as budgeting

Job Requirements:

Knowledge of the clear articulation of the challenges faced by the agricultural sector in relation to production economics; Skills needed: Excellent networking; Report writing; Presentation; Advanced computer literacy. Ability to communicate technical information accurately (written and verbal)

Qualification & Experience:

Appropriate Honours degree or equivalent qualification with Agricultural Economics and/or Agricultural Management as major subjects; A minimum of 3 years relevant experience; A valid driving license (Code B or higher

Job Details:

Company: Western Cape Government

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: N/A

Job Location: Elsenburg, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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