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Agricultural Training Instructor Temp at South African Sugar Association

  • Contract Senior position

  • Mount Edgecombe, KwaZulu-Natal

  • Market Related salary

  • Job 2222553 | Ref 1376

  • Posted 05 Jun 2018 by South African Sugar Association


About the Position

The Shukela Training Centre is the flagship of training excellence for the sugar industry and provides training to the sugar industry and learners throughout Africa. An exciting opportunity awaits you if you are interested in using your skills to develop the skills of others! The Shukela Training Centre in Mount Edgecombe has a vacancy for an Agricultural Training Instructor on contract in the Agricultural Department.

Key performance areas of this position include:

Reporting to the Senior Agricultural Training Officer, the successful incumbent will be responsible for providing specialised mobile skills-training to employees and Growers in all cane growing sectors in order to enhance profitable and sustainable sugarcane production in South Africa and the SADC Region. The on-site training requires that the incumbent travels throughout the sugar belt, ranging from Mpumalanga in the north, through Kwa-Zulu Natal and down to the Eastern Cape.


The successful candidate will be passionate about training in addition to the following requirements:

- A National Diploma in Agriculture or a related qualification;

- Proficiency in isiZulu

- A valid, unendorsed driver's license

- Be able to work competently with MS Office

Added advantages will include having completed a Senior Certificate course in sugarcane,an assessor's qualification and having entrepreneurship/business development.


What We Offer

We encourage you to browse our website in order to obtain a full understanding of the Shukela Training Centre and our role in the industry. You will have an opportunity to apply your existing skills and expertise in a uniquely challenging environment.


Application Procedure

If you would like to apply for this position you will need to do so via SASA's online job portal which means that you should in the first instance go to the <!email_start>website at [URL Removed] and click on "Careers @ SASA" to navigate to the application page. Only applications submitted through our online job portal will be considered. Please attach a copy of your CV.

Important to note

Short-listed candidates will be required to participate in pre-selection competency and psychometric assessments and have a clear credit and criminal record.

Aspects of SASA's Recruitment Policy applicable to this Vacancy
SASA recognises the high levels of unemployment in our country as well as the need for employers in South Africa to contribute to transformation through active support of the equity provisions contained in both the Employment Equity Act and the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act and Codes of Good Practice. Accordingly our first priority is the provision of employment opportunities to South African nationals. Further and in keeping with the requirements imposed by the Department of Home Affairs applications for employment by foreign nationals can only be considered in the event that a comprehensive recruitment process has failed to result in the identification and appointment of a suitable South African candidate

The South African Sugar Association (SASA) provides a diverse range of highly specialised services to the South African sugar industry and our activities are funded in the main by the sugarcane growers and sugar milling companies. Our mission is to provide specialist services that enhance the profitability, global competitiveness and sustainability of the South African sugar industry.

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:

Ability

  • communicate
  • evaluate training programs
  • identify resources for training
  • implement and support training program
  • advise on training requirements
  • conduct a training needs analysis
  • design and select appropriate delivery methods and media
  • identify learning objectives to meet specific development needs
  • liaise with stakeholders

Experience

  • delivering a training program
  • giving presentations
  • interacting with external and internal stakeholders

Knowledge

  • business principles and practice
  • ground preparation, seeding and harvesting, spray technology, post-harvesting and transport equipment
  • the application of scientific agricultural knowledge in farming
  • designing, developing and managing the manufacture of agricultural machinery, equipment and instrumentation

About The Employer

The South African Sugar Association (SASA) provides a diverse range of highly specialised services to the South African sugar industry and our activities are funded in the main by the sugarcane growers and sugar milling companies. Our mission is to provide specialist services that enhance the profitability, global competitiveness and sustainability of the South African sugar industry.

Employer & Job Benefits

  • Join the flagship of training excellence for the sugar industry and provide training to the sugar industry and learners throughout Africa. An exciting opportunity awaits you if you are interested in using your skills to develop the skills of others!

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