Deputy Director of Agricultural Economics

Deputy Director of Agricultural Economics – Join the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development (DALRRD)

Deputy Director of Agricultural Economics

Looking to pursue a career in Agricultural Economics? Apply now for the position of Deputy Director of Agricultural Economics at DALRRD. To apply, make sure you follow these steps:

Application Process

  • Complete and sign the new Z83 Form, available from any Public Service Department or download it from the DPSA web site:
  • Prepare a detailed Curriculum Vitae.
  • Submit certified copies of your Identity Document, Grade 12 Certificate, and relevant qualifications.
  • If applicable, provide a valid driver’s license.
  • Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation report issued by SAQA.

Deputy Director of Agricultural Economics Deadline and Multiple Applications:

  • Submit your application before the closing date; late applications will not be considered.
  • If you’re applying for more than one post, submit separate applications for each.
  1. Acknowledgment and Contact:
  • Due to the high volume of applications, we may not acknowledge each application.
  • If you haven’t been contacted within 3 months after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

  • DALRRD promotes equal opportunity and affirmative action in its workforce.
  • The Department reserves the right not to fill a position.

Selection Process:

  • Shortlisted candidates will undergo assessments and interviews on dates set by the Department.
  • Candidates will undergo personnel suitability checks and security vetting.
  • Reference checks, including social media profiles, may be conducted for shortlisted candidates.
  • Applicants must declare any pending criminal, disciplinary, or investigative issues.

Position Details:

  • Post: Deputy Director: Agricultural Economics (Reference: 3/2/1/2022/482)
  • Salary: R882,042 per annum (Level 12) (All-inclusive package as per MMS rules)
  • Location: Directorate: Marketing, Gauteng (Pretoria)


  • Grade 12 Certificate and a Degree in Agricultural Economics / Economics.
  • 3 years of junior management experience in Agricultural management.
  • Job-related knowledge in South African marketing environment for agriculture, marketing legislation, and tariff policy.
  • Practical understanding of different agricultural marketing value chains.
  • Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), economic and financial analysis, and project management.


  • Planning and organizing skills.
  • Computer, statistical, research, and analytical skills.
  • Report writing, negotiation, and communication/presentation skills.
  • Valid driver’s license.


  • Facilitate the establishment and operation of Value Chain Round Table (VCRT) and Marketing Forums.
  • Conduct and manage analyses of agricultural commodities.
  • Develop and update commodity value chain profiles.
  • Publish and disseminate grain markets early warning report and input market analysis reports.

Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the agricultural sector’s growth and development. Apply now and be a part of DALRRD’s dynamic team!

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