Technical Advisor - Agriculture (Serowe)Job purpose:To provide relevant technical expertise input and direct advice to SMMes in agriculture. To provide technical interventions which will enable enterprises to enterprises to achieve highest levels of competitiveness in their sub sector. Promote the use of technology and innovation as a business strategy within the SMME agricultural sector. To facilitate networking with individuals, organizations and institutions in the private and public sector locally, regionally and internationally. To provide technology solutions to production and service delivery problems. To optimize the use of technology and innovation in gaining competitive advantage by enterprises in order to develop sustained and profitable businesses. Position requirements EducationMinimum of degree in agriculture. Experience in crop husbandry, horticulture crop production, fertilization and plant protection as well as financial aspects of farming. Specific training in horticulture production practices will be an added advantage Experience At least 5 years experience post qualification in horticulture, especially in an environment where application of technology to improve production is done. He/she must have engaged in utilization of technology to solve production and business operational problems aimed at enhancing efficiency and product quality through innovation and the optimal utilization of technology in horticulture farming. At least 3 years of work experience with various SMMEs engaged in the production of crops.Key competencies Strategies thinking/orientation, quality/results orientation, decisiveness and assertiveness, integrity, self-management, Botho, team work, entrepreneurship, self-awareness
Application procedure The authority offers a competitive remuneration package, if you believe you posses’ requisite qualifications, experience and competencies; please submit your application to the local enterprise authority together with the following: a short covering letter stating the position that you want to be considered for and describing how you are qualified for the position that you are applying for, a detailed and updated curriculum vitae, certified copies of your certificates, names of three who can be contacted to verify your sustainability for the position that you have applied for.The authority shall only correspond with short-listed candidates. All submissions, with expected salary must be forwarded to: The Human Resources Director Local Enterprise Authority Private Bag 191 Gaborone or 1. [email protected] For email applications, the subject must read as: incubator manager or technical advisor (agriculture) or deputy CEO (SS) or director-corporate services depending on the post you are applying for hand delivered to: Local Enterprises Authority 2nd Floor, Block A LOT 50676 Fairgrounds office Park Gaborone.