Extension Officer

at Santander Agricultural Services
Location Simon's Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Accounting & Finance
Job Type FULL_TIME
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Simon's Town

Description

Extension Officer

Duties And Responsibilities

Key duties and responsibilities

Consolidating and supervision of extension field activities including trainings and reporting; Communication and Visibility Focal Person – spearheading projects communications, newsletter; Study Circle focal person; Organizing the extension events as National Farmer Review Meetings, National Field days; Management of the association members and stakeholders database information; Market knowledge dissemination – on milk processors, input suppliers, government and economic activities that affect the farmer; National Dairy Data analysis – statistics management including the number of dairy farms, dairy cows, milking cows, total national herd, milk volumes trends including comparisons with the regional and international statistics; Dairy Industry information management – data collection, analysis and dissemination to relevant stakeholders.

Qualifications And Experience

The ideal candidate should have the following minimum qualifications and attributes:

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Agriculture with a livestock experience preferably dairy or equivalent; Have at least 2 years’ experience in a relevant field; Must be knowledgeable about management, dairy extension and milk processing; Must have excellent interpersonal skills and previous experience with provision of trainings; Clean Class 4 driver’s license is mandatory and willing to handle extensive travel; Must be computer literate; Good planning and supervisory skills.

 

Skills

Have at least 2 years’ experience in a relevant field; Must be knowledgeable about management, dairy extension and milk processing; Must have excellent interpersonal skills and previous experience with provision of trainings; Clean Class 4 driver’s license is mandatory and willing to handle extensive travel; Must be computer literate; Good planning and supervisory skills.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Agriculture with a livestock experience preferably dairy or equivalent

Responsibilities

Consolidating and supervision of extension field activities including trainings and reporting; Communication and Visibility Focal Person – spearheading projects communications, newsletter; Study Circle focal person; Organizing the extension events as National Farmer Review Meetings, National Field days; Management of the association members and stakeholders database information; Market knowledge dissemination – on milk processors, input suppliers, government and economic activities that affect the farmer; National Dairy Data analysis – statistics management including the number of dairy farms, dairy cows, milking cows, total national herd, milk volumes trends including comparisons with the regional and international statistics; Dairy Industry information management – data collection, analysis and dissemination to relevant stakeholders.

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