BUSINESS DEVELOPER JOB OPPORTUNITY 2022 JULY Directorate: Small Business Development Re-advertisement, applicants who applied previously are encouraged to reapply SALARY : R321 543 per annum (Level 8) CENTRE : Gauteng (Pretoria) REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics / Economics / Business Management / Financial Management. 2-years’ experience in Agricultural Economic environment with exposure to the agricultural business environment. Job related knowledge: Knowledge of Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act and related legislation, National Small Business Amendment Act, Companies Act, Cooperative Act, Public Finance Management Act and Batho Pele principles. Job related skills: High level of integrity. Strong leadership and supervisory skills, Analytical skills, Strong work ethics, Good interpersonal skills, Negotiation skills. Ability to work independently, Ability to work under pressure, Planning and execution skills, Management of Human Resources skills. Acceptance of responsibilities. Willingness to travel extensively and work extended hours. A valid driver’s licence. DUTIES : Provide inputs in drafting policy frameworks and guidelines for developing Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) / Cooperatives in the DALRRD sector. Conduct research. Provide inputs into the development of the frameworks and guidelines. Provide progress report on the implementation. Conduct environmental scanning on the SMMEs in the DALRRD sector. Liaise with Provincial Departments to identify SMMEs / cooperatives for assessment to outline areas of improvement and strengths. Conduct assessment on SMMEs using Diagnostics Business Assessment Tools. Analyse the results. Develop a report on the outcomes. Provide advice and support to SMMEs / cooperatives on the assessments conducted. Develop action plans based on the outcomes of the assessments and prioritise areas for immediate action with the SMMEs. Facilitate linkages with commercial agriculture, government Departments and other partners in order to grow the business. Monitor progress and identify shortcomings in the implementation of the action plans through reassessments. Provide corrective measures to address the challenges emanating from implementation of the action plan. Arrange workshops with other Directorates (marketing, inspection, plant production etc.) and other institutions (Small Enterprise Development Agency, Small Enterprise Finance Agency, South African Revenue Service, Perishable Products Export Control Board etc.) to support in the compliance, growth and development of the SMMEs / cooperatives in the DALRRD sector. Capacitate SMMEs / cooperatives and / or Provincial officials on business planning and evaluate business proposals received. Liaise with Provincial Departments to identify SMMEs / cooperatives that requires capacitating. From the environmental scanning/assessments conducted identify SMMEs / cooperatives that require capacitating. Conduct workshops to capacitate SMMEs / cooperative and / or Provincial Officials on the use and benefits of the business plan. Provide advisory support and guidance as and when required on the compilation of business plans. Assess and evaluate the outcomes of the capacitation of the business planning and report. ENQUIRIES : Ms B. Moodley Tel: (012) 319 8154 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 Coloured, Indian and White males and Coloured, Indian and White females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.