Agricultural Research Council: Farm Clerk

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is a premier science institution that conducts research with partners, develops human capital and foster innovation in support of the agricultural sector. It
provides diagnostic, laboratory, analytical, agricultural engineering services, post-harvest
technology development, agrochemical evaluation, consultation and advisory services, food
processing technology services as well as various surveys and training interventions. Through its
wider network of research institutes and experimental farms, the ARC provides a strong scientific base and a broadly distributed technology transfer capacity to the entire agricultural industry in South Africa.

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he ARC-Institute for Fruit, Vine and Wine (ARC-Infruitec-Nietvoorbij) seeks to appoint a highly skilled,
experienced and dynamic person to the following position at Overberg Research Farm: Grabouw

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Key Performance Areas:
 To assist the farm manager and farm foreman with the day to day administrative tasks in the farm
 Assist with the farming related tasks either than administrative duties;
 Attend to requests and queries of researchers/clients in the absence of farm manager or the farm
 Receive and make phone calls;
 Arrange Farm Manager and Farm Foreman meetings and appointments with clients;
 Ensure that all appointments are diarised correctly and regularly follow up where necessary;
 Manage requisitions and quotations for purchasing according to the SCM policy;
 Receiving and sending of postage and faxes;
 Attend to e-mail and follow up;
 Ensuring that all documentation is recorded and filed;
 Record keeping of various farm activities;
 Provide quality secretarial functions on time when requested;
 Effective control of stationary in Farm office;
 Handling petty cash records as prescribed.

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 Grade 12 or 3 years Secretarial Diploma will be added advantage;
 Good written and verbal communication skills;
 1-2 year’s relevant experience;
 Valid driver’s license;
 Proficiency in Ms Office suite;
 Be able to communicate effectively.
Enquires: Mr L Hose, Tel: (028) 841-4980

How To Apply:

A competitive remuneration package will be congruent with the scope, responsibilities and the stature of
the position. The appointment will be subject to a positive security clearance and preference will be given
to South African citizens.

Applications accompanied by covering letter, detailed CV (Including certificates, supporting
documents, copy of driver’s license and nationality. NB: Non-RSA Citizens/work permit holders must attach certified copies) as well as the names and particulars of three (3) traceable referees must be e-mail to

SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Incomplete applications will not be
considered. Applicants who do not receive any response four (4) weeks after the closing date must regard
their applications as unsuccessful. The Agricultural Research Council is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles and processes of Employment Equity. The company has the right not to appoint.

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