Buhle: Vegetable Production Training Officer

Buhle Farmers Academy
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 26 February, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Buhle Farmers’ Academy is a Farmer Development Institution that has been growing since the year 2000. Its mission is to enable new and emerging farmers to establish themselves in viable farming businesses through effective skills training and support in order to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable economic development and resources use in South Africa

These position suits individuals with an interest in developing commercial farmers. Buhle Farmers' Academy seeks an officer at the Delmas Campus. As part of training agricultural entrepreneurs, the training officer has the duty of managing the learning and professional development by continually assessing and meeting the needs of students in the classroom and practically on the field.

As a place of learning, BFA promotes an open knowledge-sharing environment that builds knowledge, skills and service for the benefit of the organisation as a whole.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify training needs and facilitate the training of student farmers
  • Develop curriculum and training material
  • Train in entrepreneurial modules
  • Assessment, moderation and evaluation of student farmers
  • Conduct training from preparation, execution and assessments delivered through lectures and field practical’s
  • Provide training outside of Buhle as required.
  • ​Qualifications:
    • A diploma or degree in agriculture
    • 2 years of training experience
    • AgriSETA Accredited Assessor and Moderator
    • Computer literate, include PowerPoint
    • A valid driver’s license

 Requirement:

  • A pro-active and motivated facilitator for optimum skills transfer
  • Report writing and data management
  • Experience in enterprise planning and budgets
  • Practical farm work – manage vegetable production on campus
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Good people skills
  • Able to manage projects from inception to completion
  • Be orderly and trustworthy
  • Tractor driving

 BFA is an equal opportunity employer. Send your CV and 1-page covering letter outlining your suitability to the position to careers@buhle.org.za.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Due to volumes, only shortlisted candidates receive correspondence.
 
For more about Buhle Farmers' Academy refer to www.buhle.org.za

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

Location: 
Mpumalanga

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