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Apr 11, 2019

Farmer Support Officer

  • Buhle Farmers’ Academy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Buhle Famers' Academy seeks to appoint a Farmer Support Officer, to be based in South Africa.

The purpose of the position is to support and advise farmers to manage viable farming businesses.

Responsibilities:
Apply effective post-training follow-up support services to farmers and alumni of the Academy
Continuously up skill farmers towards improved business decision to increase agricultural production
Maintain a register of all farmers and projects supported by the Academy; monitor and report on the progress of these projects
Be technology aware to demonstrate the use of various platforms to develop a farm
Represent and promote Buhle’s mission and liaise with a range of partners, organisations and institutions relating to agricultural projects and the Buhle’s training programmes
Research farmer’s needs and propose possible solutions in resolving those needs
Establish and retain good relations with all alumni farmers supported by the academy as well as stakeholders of the academy in order to encourage good standings between BFA and all role players
Initiate new projects and recruit individuals for Buhle’s farmer support and training programmes
Maintain up to date and relevant knowledge and expertise on industry norms and trends
Perform administrative duties and all duties necessitated by the position
Travel regularly to farms and projects across the country

Requirements:
A diploma or degree in agriculture
Two years of experience in training and agricultural advisory roles
AgriSETA Accredited Assessor and Moderator
Computer literate, include (PowerPoint and Excel)
A valid driver’s license
Planning and organisational skills
Report writing skills
People skills
Pro-active and motivated
Communication skills
Ability to manage projects from inception to completion
Orderly and trustworthy
Be multi-lingual

To apply, submit your CV and cover letter

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application

Only shortlisted applicants will receive further correspondence.

Employment:
Buhle Farmers’ Academy is a Farmer Development Institution that has been growing since the year 2000. Its mission is to enable new and emerging farmers to establish themselves in viable farming businesses through effective skills training and support in order to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable economic development and resources use in South Africa.


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