November 21, 2022

MARKETING OFFICER

CENTRE : Gauteng (Pretoria)

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a 4-year
Bachelor’s Degree / 3-year Bachelor’s Degree plus Honours in Agricultural
Economics with a subject / course in Agricultural Marketing and / or
International Trade. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Agricultural Economics environment. Job related knowledge: Understanding of the market linkage
programme. Knowledge of international trade agreements. Knowledge and
understanding of food safety standards. General knowledge of import and
export procedures and applicable international trade agreements. Knowledge
of the Customs and Excise Act, Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment
(BBBEE) Act, Marketing of Agricultural products Act and Agri-BEE Sector
Code. Ability to interpret trade agreements and make recommendations. Ability
to analyse and interpret the utilisation of import and export quotas. Job related
skills: Reporting procedures, Planning and organising skills, Coordinating,
analytical and innovative thinking, Submission and report writing skills (develop
memoranda, letters and submissions). Ability to work independently, with
minimum supervision and under pressure. Extensive travelling. A valid driver’s
licence.

DUTIES : Render Market linkage program. Investigate market requirement and publish
the information to facilitate access by Human Development Index (HDI).
Promote compliance to food safety standards and requirements (South African
good agricultural practices, Global good agricultural practice, Good
manufacturing practice, Good hygiene practice and Hazard analysis critical
control point) by producers and processors of agricultural, land reform and rural
development products to enhance markets access. Render preferential market
access program. Administration of certain World Trade Organisation (WTO),
African Growth Opportunities Act (AGOA), Southern African Development
Community – European Union (SADC-EU) Economic Partnership Agreement
(EPA) commonly known as SADC-EU EPA, Southern African Customs Union
and Mozambique (SACUM) and the United Kingdom (UK) EPA commonly
known as SACUM-UK EPA market access import and export quotas in terms
of applicable trade agreements by means of issuing rebate permits. Monitor
the utilisation of permits and quotas. Ensure compliance to permit conditions.
Administer, record and monitor payment fees for import and export permits.
Enhance participation of new and Small and Medium Enterprise (ME) traders
in the rebate schemes. Manage an awareness campaign on compliance to
Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) sector codes by beneficiaries of the
Department’s preferential market access program. Render general
administration services. Render a general office administrative service to
management and the clients. Undertake ad hoc activities. Render support in
the implementation of projects aimed at enhancing equitable participation in
the key agricultural commodity marketing value chains. Facilitate the
establishment and maintenance of market access linkages with various
markets to enhance participation in the formal markets. Facilitate the
implementation of projects aimed at enhancing equitable participation in
markets particularly by agrarian reform beneficiaries.

ENQUIRIES : Ms K Tjale Tel No: (012) 319 8083

APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X833, Pretoria, 0001 or
hand delivered 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 : African, Coloured, Indian and White Males and Coloured, Indian and White
Females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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