Agricultural Research Council-Animal Production (ARC-AP): Internships 2021

Agricultural Research Council-Animal Production (ARC-AP) invites applicants to apply for 30 x Internship Programme for 2021.

Internship Application deadline is 10 March 2021.

Internship Location: South Africa (All 9 Provinces)

INTERNSHIPS X30: KAONAFATSO YA DIKGOMO -BEEF RECORDING AND IMPROVEMENT SCHEME POSITIONS (TO BE PLACED IN ALL 9 PROVINCES) (1-YEAR CONTRACT)

Key Performance Areas:

  • Provide animal recording and improvement services to smallholder farmers,
  • Participate in the training and recruitment of farmers and teams in Kaonafatso ya Dikgomo Beef Recording and Improvement Scheme,
  • Visit farmers for beef recording and improvement purposes,
  • Train new participants in different phases of beef schemes,
  • Participate in focus sessions/meetings with farmers’ teams/individuals,
  • Collecting information from all possible sources to compile a database of current herd statistics and performance of livestock owned by resourced poor farmers to derive performance indicators,
  • Participate in the provincial farmer supportteam to implement the project,
  • Compile monthly reports.

Requirements:

  • A National Diploma in Animal Production,
  • Motivated and prepared to travel to farms and villages,
  • Good human relations,
  • Good communication skills written and verbal.

How to apply

A competitive remuneration package will be congruent with the scope, responsibilities and the stature of the position. The appointment will be subject to a positive security clearance and preference will be given to South African citizens. Applications accompanied by covering letter, detailed CV (Including certificates, supporting documents, copy of driver’s license and nationality.

NB: Non-RSA Citizens/work permit holders must attach certified copies) as well as the names and particulars of three (3) traceable referees must be e-mail to [email protected]

NB: Applicants must indicate their preferred province.

Enquiries: Dr DM Motiang Tel,(012) 6729147

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