SALARY : R766 584 per annum (Level 11), (all-inclusive remuneration package to be
structured in accordance with the rules for MMS)
CENTRE : Western Cape (Cape Town)
REQUIREMENTS : BVSc Degree or relevant qualification recognised by the South African
Qualification Authority and the South African Veterinary Council. Registration
with the South African Veterinary Council. A valid driver’s licence. Minimum of
2 years appropriate experience (post qualification experience). Job related
knowledge: Public Service Regulations. International agreements, conventions
and bilateral agreements relating to phytosanitary, sanitary and food quality
matters. Relevant animal health legislation and regulations, norms and
standards. Export and import programmes and their requirements. Planning
and organising. Job related skills: Ability to communicate well and interact with
people at different levels. Planning. Management and Organising. Creativity.
Interpersonal skills. Problem solving. Interpretation skills. Analytical skills.
Listening skills. Computer literacy. Report writing. The ability to drive. Extended
working hours. Travelling.
DUTIES : Develop, analyse and audit policies, norms, standards and legislation for
Veterinary Services, which would, inter alia, entail the following: Scan local and
international environment to inform policy needs, updates and impact.
Collection of data and stakeholder consultation. Compile and provide inputs for
policy development, norms and standards. Dissemination, implementation and
auditing of policies, norms and standard. Render Veterinary Services through
the implementation of the relevant legislation, which would, inter alia, entail the
following: Plan, implement, maintain and coordinate disease surveillance
measures (e.g. Early warning systems), identify controlled and non-controlled
diseases and take appropriate corrective actions. Management of animal’s
identification and traceability. Issuing of permits and health certificates for the
movement of animals across borders / diseases free and infected zones.
Identification of prevalent animal diseases, development and implementation
of appropriate intervention strategies (e.g. Primary Health Care). Design and
implementation of herd health programmes to promote productivity of livestock.
Implement disease surveillance and other epidemiologic studies. Facilitate the
development of a practical early warning system for all relevant diseases
including disease modelling, simulation and scenario mappings. Contribute to
the development of emergency diseases control preparedness systems.
Liaising with the public, animal owners, organised agriculture and international
organisations on the prevention and treatment of diseases. Manage and
control the importation and exportation of animals and animal products.
Implementation and management of the prescribed official veterinary
management systems including the implementation of the National Monitoring
Residue Program. Conduct veterinary risk assessments. Ensure that slaughter
and other import / export facilities comply with the registration requirements of
the relevant authorities. Performance of abattoir ante and post-mortem
inspections are required. Audit the hygiene management systems at the import
/ export establishment (e.g. implementation of Hazard Analysis and Critical
Control Point (HACCP) and Hygiene Assessment System (HAS)). Certification
of products in accordance with international norms and standards.
Management of meat inspection and disposal of condemned material in
accordance with the relevant legislation. Identify illegal slaughter practices and
take corrective action with assistance when necessary. Undertake postmortem, farm disease outbreak investigations and other examinations to
identify causes of morbidity and mortality. Implement new procedures,
techniques and / or equipment to ensure that an efficient and effective
Veterinary Diagnostic and Research Service is rendered. Ensure animal
owners and para veterinary staff follow the correct procedures and methods to
collect and dispatch samples. Inspect slaughter and sterilisation facilities to
ensure the maintenance of essential national hygiene standards. Evaluate
safety, efficacy and quality of stock remedies registration dossier applications,
imports permits, labels, advertisements and make recommendations.
Provision of training, development and awareness programs (extension and
outreach services) to communities with regards to Veterinary Services, which
would include, inter alia, the following: Determine needs of communities
through liaison with community leaders and other stakeholders. Determine
interventions required to address the needs. Plan, implement and coordinate
the appropriate interventions. Render veterinary advice to stock farmers and
animal owners with regard to prevention of animal diseases and promotion of
animal health care. Provide support to other line functionaries, i.e. extension,
engineering with regard to veterinary related issues. Perform administrative
and related functions which would include, inter alia, the following: Provide
inputs for the Operational Plan of the veterinary unit. Comply with the Public
Service prescripts. Comply with Financial Management prescripts. Contribute
to the maintenance of databases. Compile and submit reports as required.
Oversee and supervise the relevant staff i.e. para-veterinary and
administrations. Keep abreast of National and International trends with regard
to the applicable prescripts, policies, procedures, technologies and new
developments to be able to render an efficient and effective veterinary service,
through: - Studying the veterinary legal and policy frameworks continuously to
enable optimum performance of the veterinary functions according to the
required standards: - Studying professional journals, publications and attend
relevant continuous professional development interventions to ensure that
cognisance is taken of new developments and technologies.
ENQUIRIES : Dr ME Machedi Tel No: (012) 309 8719
APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X833, Pretoria, 0001 or
hand delivered during office hours to: 184 Jeff Masemola Street (formerly
known as Jacob Mare), corner of Jeff Masemola and Paul Kruger Streets,
Pretoria or to Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko (formerly Beatrix) Street,
Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001.
NOTE : African and White Males and African Females and Persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply