Agricultural Economist: Marketing And Agribusiness (elsenburg), Ref No. Agr 26/2021

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

Job Description

Job Purpose

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

Minimum Requirements

An Appropriate Honours degree or equivalent qualification with Economics and/or Agricultural Economics as major subjects; A valid (Code B or higher) driving licence.


Food Science courses as part of your tertiary qualification; Experience in agricultural value chain(s); Working knowledge of the following: Agricultural marketing environment; Agro-processing sector.

Key Performance Areas

Perform market research with key emphasis on agricultural products, markets and value chains based on the department strategic/operational plan; Produce agricultural market information reports and other related systems/databases; Communicate with industry role players and represent the Western Cape on various platforms; Respond timely to enquiries relating to agricultural market information; Perform administrative and related functions.


Knowledge of the following: Clear articulation of the challenges faced by the agricultural sector in relation to value addition; Understanding niche markets and value adding for agricultural products; Proven computer literacy; Excellent networking, report writing and presentation skills; Ability to communicate technical information accurately; Written and verbal communication skills.


R 316 791 per annum (Salary level 8) Note on remuneration: Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc. MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees' service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.


Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department. Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 214. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

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