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Directorate: Cooperatives and Enterprise Development 

SALARY : R1 057 326 per annum (Level 13), (All-inclusive package), the package includes a basic salary (70% of package), and a flexible portion that may be structured in accordance with the rules for Senior Management Services (SMS). 

CENTRE : North West (Mahikeng) 

REQUIREMENTS : Successful completion of Pre-entry Certificate for SMS as endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management/Advanced Diploma in Business Management and Administration / Economics / Agricultural Economics (NQF Level 7). Five (5) years’ experience at a middle / senior management level. 

Job related knowledge: Knowledge of Small Business and Enterprise Management and Development. Knowledge of market and trade development. Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation. Knowledge of strategic planning. Knowledge of human resource management. Knowledge of financial management. Knowledge of supply chain management. 

Knowledge of rural development techniques. Understanding of key priorities of government as well as Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP). Strong leadership and managerial qualities, a good track record of working with opportunities. Sound knowledge of current rural industry and sector operating parameters. 

Job related skills: Communications skills. Negotiation and conflict resolution skills. Strategic management and leadership skills. Project management skills. Networking skills. Team management skill. A valid driver’s licence. 

DUTIES : Promotes rural business development and facilitate rural development financing. Facilitate engagement with rural financing agents / organisations. Ensure credit finance and investment facilities. Facilitate the establishment and support of cooperatives. Provide support / facilitate the establishment and organisation primary, secondary and tertiary cooperatives. 

Facilitate and provide skills development / facilitate training opportunities to primary cooperatives. Facilitate and support business ventures of primary, secondary and tertiary cooperatives. Facilitate the development of rural development and industries. Identify enterprises within priority value chains. Conduct feasibility analysis. Facilitate business planning. Implement approved business process. 

Ensure facilitation for access and linkages into village Rural and Urban markets. Develop off-take agreements implementation and monitor. Ensure the facilitation for Agro Industries forums (AgriParks). Facilitate engagements with regional and national economic growth agencies (provincial focus growth opportunities). Provide strategic management in the coordination of financial and non-financial service delivery. Develop, maintain and manage performance and performance information and monitoring.

 Manage budgeting and monitor expenditure. Facilitate the development of small and medium scales Agro-processing Programmes. Ensure that the appropriate support and funding is channelled for capacity building, processing technologies and access to markets. Identify the relevant stakeholders and beneficiaries. Develop interventions strategies. 

ENQUIRIES : Mr RG Keothaile Tel No: (018) 388 7041 

APPLICATIONS : Please ensure that you email your application to: before the closing date as no late applications will be considered 

NOTE : Applications and supporting documents sent to email addresses that are not specified in the advertisement for the post that you are applying for will not be accepted. Failure to do this will result in the application being disqualified. 

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