November 15, 2022

DIRECTOR: NATIONAL EXTENTION REFORM REF NO: 3/2/1/2022/639

CENTRE : Gauteng (Pretoria)

REQUIREMENTS : Successful completion of Pre-entry Certificate for SMS as endorsed by the
National School of Government (NSG). Applicants must be in possession of a
Grade 12 Certificate and Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma in
Agricultural Science majoring in Agricultural Extension / Agricultural
Economics or Development Studies (NQF Level 7). Minimum 5 years’
experience at middle / senior managerial level in the extension and advisory
services environment. Job related knowledge: Knowledge and understanding
of all relevant legislation and regulations that govern the Public Service
including the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Treasury Regulations,
Public Service Act and Labour Relations Act. Understanding of Government’s
vision, priorities and priorities outcome. Understanding of relevant prescripts
including Public Service management prescripts as well as legislation that
governs skills development. Awareness of existing policies and an
understanding of the integrated nature of extension support services and the
need for managing intergovernmental relations in this regard. Knowledge and
understanding of the White Paper on the transformation of the Public Service
(Batho Pele). Job-related skills: Financial management skills, Strategic
capability and leadership skills, Programme and Project management skills,
Knowledge management skills, Service delivery innovation skills, Problem
solving and analysis skills, People management and empowerment skills,
Client orientation and Customer focus skills, Communication skills (verbal and
written), Honesty and Integrity. Change Management. A valid driver’s licence
and willingness to work additional and extended hours. Willingness to travel.

DUTIES : Coordinate and manage the development of a regulatory framework for
national extension support services. Co-ordinate and manage the review and
development of National extension services, policies and guidelines. Facilitate
the identification of policy areas and policy inputs to guide the improvement of
national extension and advisory services. Co-ordinate and manage the
development and implementation of norms and standards for service providers
and extension practitioners in the provinces. Co-ordinate and manage the
development and implementation of norms and standards for national
extension and advisory services. Design a quality assurance system for
monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of National policies and
guidelines for extension support services. Conduct research to identify
alternative regulatory mechanisms for extension and advisory services.
Establish and promote strategic alliances with key stakeholders in respect of
extension and advisory services policies, norms and standards for agriculture,
land reform and rural development sector.

Provide technical advice and support on national extension policies, strategies and programmes. Co-ordinate the provision of administrative support for the maintenance of policies,
norms and standards. Monitor and enforce compliance with the national
extension services regulatory framework. Co-ordinate and manage the review
and development of a system for managing the performance of extension
practitioners as well as service providers. Monitor the level of provincial
compliance against norms, standards and policy requirements. Provide direct
support to provincial departments in respect of compliance requirements and
trends. Manage the resources of the Directorate. Develop the operational plan
for the Directorate and ensure its implementation. Allocate and manage
resources at functional levels to ensure the delivery on set targets for the
Directorate. Develop solutions to technical challenges. Conduct financial
planning and account for allocated budget. Ensure adherence to policy and
statuary directives relevant to the functional terrain of the Directorate. Monitor,
evaluate and report on the performance of the Directorate. Manage client
relations. Ensure the management and development of human resources. Co-
ordinate and facilitate the establishment of institutional mechanisms for
implementation and monitoring of policies, norms and standards in extension
and advisory services. Facilitate the establishment of regulatory structures and5
forums. Co-ordinate activities of the relevant regulatory structures and forums
for national extension support services. Manage the implementation of a
framework for assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of extension and
advisory services institutional mechanism in the sector. Monitor and evaluate
the functioning on various institutional mechanisms and their impact on the
delivery of extension and advisory services in the sector. Generate relevant
reports on the implementation of extension and advisory services
policies/norms and standards/and relevant frameworks.

ENQUIRIES : Mr B Msomi Tel No: (012) 319 6446

APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X833, Pretoria, 0001 or
hand delivered during office hours to: 184 Jeff Masemola Street (formerly
known as Jacob Mare), corner of Jeff Masemola and Paul Kruger Streets,
Pretoria or to Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko (formerly Beatrix) Street,
Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001.

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