November 15, 2022

SCIENTIST MANAGER (GRADE A – B)

CENTRE : Gauteng (Pretoria)

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a Master of
Science (MSc) or relevant qualification in Plant Pathology, Nematology and
Entomology. (NQF Level 9). A valid driver’s licence. Compulsory registration7
with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP)
as a Professional Natural Scientist (submit proof of registration of application
for registration if shortlisted). Minimum of 6 post qualification natural scientific
experience. Job related knowledge: International agreements, conventions
and bilateral agreements. National and international trade. Relevant
phytosanitary legislation and regulations. Related legislation (interpretation,
drafting). Departmental and Directorate Organisational structure and functions.
Insight of relevant technical field of application. Scientific methodology.
Departmental initiatives. Export programs standards and requirements. Import
requirements and programs. Work related policies and procedures. Financial
legislation, policies, and procedures. Provisioning Administrative System,
policies, and procedures. Personnel management. Disciplinary code.
Personnel evaluation system. Problem solving techniques. Effective
communication. Meeting procedures. Negotiating principles. Computer
knowledge (use of software). Auditing procedures. Relevant industries
structures. Job related skills: Ability to communicate well and interact with
people at different levels. Planning skills, Management and organising skills,
Creativity sills, Interpersonal skills, Problem solving skills, Interpretation skills,
Analytical skills, listening skills, Computer literacy and report writing. The ability
to drive. Willingness to travel and work irregular hours.

DUTIES : To manage the resources of the Division Plant Health Import / Export Protocols
regarding personnel, finance and infrastructure. Human Resource
Management. Financial Management. Line Function Management. Provision
of and inventory management. To ensure an effective plant health system that
supports agricultural marketing and trade in compliance with international plant
health obligations and responsibilities. Managing and maintaining the Plant
Health aspects of import and export work programmes and protocols for
specific plants and plant commodities on request of and in consultation with
relevant role players and stakeholders. Establishing, maintaining, and applying
national phytosanitary standard operating procedures, in consultation with
relevant role players and stakeholders; related to export regulatory service
pertaining to plants, plant products and regulated articles in international trade,
and import control of plants, plant products and regulated articles. Coordinate
and participate in different bilateral and multilateral meetings. Management of
information system in support of the relevant line functions. Establish and
maintain effective communication channels regarding work programmes,
protocols, import conditions, contact details and other relevant information.
Establish and maintain communication with internal / external clients
(producers and exporters), National / International organization and other
industry. Provide Republic of South Africa National Plant Protection
Organisation (NPPO) input regarding International Standards for Phytosanitary
Measures (ISPM) and phytosanitary standards. Provision of technical inputs or
perform other functions that enhance the performance of the Directorate Plant
Health.

ENQUIRIES : Mr Silimela Tel No: (012) 319 6241
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

NOTE : Coloured, Indian, and White Males and Coloured, Indian and White Females
and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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