INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR PRACTITIONER AGRONOMY/EXTENSION OFFICER: CANNABIS OPERATIONS ADVERTISEMENT
REF: PACO- 01/2019
Background: The Moses Kotane Institute is an entity of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government through the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA), with a mandate to conduct world class research into training, skills development, and provincial strategic economic sections; and to strategically lead in innovation and maritime co-ordination and implementation activities to respond to the needs of the provincial economy. The institution seeks to appoint experienced and qualifying individuals, as Independent Contractor in its Research Unit for the position of Practitioner Agronomy: Cannabis Operations. Applications are invited from South African Citizens, residing in KwaZulu-Natal.
Requirements: Honours Degree in Agriculture (NQF 8)
Experience: Experience in Plant Cultivation (Cannabis planting will be a great advantage) and farm administration.
Duration: 3 years – Project specific – Performance Agreement to be entered into upon appointment.
Core competencies: Analysis and problem solving, judgement and decision making, conceptual thinking, information seeking, stress tolerance, reliability, integrity, self-reliance / Independent worker, facilitating teamwork, effective delegation, managing conflict, managing change, oral communication, written communication, proactive communication, networking, developing relationships, organising and prioritising, results focus, quality focus, customer focus, technical and professional knowledge/skills.
Responsibilities: Attend to agricultural research, advising on crop needs, development of more efficient farming practices. Advising on cannabis related farming and business operations. Generally, contribute to the commercialisation of Cannabis in KZN.
Correspondence: Interested candidates must submit a covering letter, CV, at least two peer reviewed publications, certified copy of ID, certified copy of driver’s licence and certified copies of qualifications (SAQA evaluated if foreign). All certification should not be older than 3 months from the date of this advert. Applications must be submitted to email@example.com by no later than 19 December 2019. Applications not compliant with the prescripts herein, will not be considered. MKI reserves the right to use their discretion to apply the Employment Equity Act principles in consideration of applications. For any administrative queries contact Ms Thembi Sithole on 031 266 1777. Candidates who have not heard from MKI within 6 weeks from the closing date can consider their application as being unsuccessful. The institution reserves the right not to appoint.
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