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Business Unit Leader (Agriculture Sector / Business Administration)
On Line Personnel East London, South Africa 60 Days Ago
Job Type: Contract
Consultant: Vanessa Paterson
Job Category: General
Sub Category:
Posted: 2022-05-06
Ref: 4022
Salary & Benefits: R940 000 per annum CTC commensurate with experience and qualification
Minimum Education: College / University
Degree Title:
Minimum Experience: 5 Year
Job Status
Job Status: Sourcing
Start Publishing: 2022-05-06
Stop Publishing: 2022-07-27

Job Position: Business Unit Leader (Agriculture Sector / Business Administration)

Ref: 4022

Location: Mthatha

Salary: R940 000 per annum CTC commensurate with experience and qualification


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1 year contract (with renewal periods)


Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Post-Graduate Degree in Agricultural Economics, Business Administration, International Development or other relevant technical fields
  • Fluency in written and oral English and Xhosa is essential
  • Minimum of 7 - 10 years of relevant work experience
  • Proven ability to successfully manage full project life cycle
  • Experience working with agricultural market systems
  • Demonstrated track record in providing technical and managerial leadership to development projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Ability to communicate effectively with persons on all levels both inside and outside the company on issues that could be complex or sensitive in nature
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders from Public and Private sectors
  • Excellent oral and written communication, technical, and reporting skills for a high visibility, flagship program
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office and SharePoint


Key Performance Areas:

  • Project management and implementation:

- Responsible for strategic leadership, day-to-day quality control, technical oversight, employee management, and the overall implementation of project

- Develop and monitor the project workplan, prepare and ensure quality content and quality writing of quarterly and annual project reports outlining progress towards meeting activity deliverables and targets

- Ensure that the project submits quarterly and annual reports, work plans, and any other deliverables

- Lead identification of and relationship building with local service providers, public and private entities

  • Administration and supervision:

- Support Operations Manager to coordinate recruitment, selection, and orientation of new staff

- Develop and manage all staff working on the project

- Oversee the annual performance evaluation process for all staff

- Supervise acquisition and management of office property and bank accounts

- Ensure that all contracts are completed, issued, and managed

- Coordinate with Head Office on a regular basis to discuss program accomplishments, activities, potential issues, as well as identify new business development opportunities

  • Financial management:

- Review monthly financial and project reporting and advance request before submission to the company, ensuring strict adherence to policies, parameters and regulations

- Monitor Market Systems project budget and projections to ensure that expenditures are within approved budget parameters

- Contribute to preparation of as-needed budget revisions as well as forecasts of expenditures with support from South Africa Accountant and in coordination with Head Office

  • Representation:

- Represent the company in South Africa with Government officials, the private sector, local and international NGOs, implementing partners, and community members

- Engage with legal counsel as necessary to resolve legal, registration, and corporate issues

- Attend appropriate conferences and meetings to promote the company and cultivate relevant professional network


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