Agriculture Officer – Crops

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The bi-national Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), of the Kingdom of Lesotho (KOL) and the Republic of South Africa (RSA) is aimed at harnessing the water resources of the highlands of Lesotho for the mutual advantage of Lesotho and the Republic of South Africa.

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) was set up to implement and operate that part of the LHWP that falls within the borders of Lesotho. LHDA is to embark on Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), a multi-billion-rand Phase involving large-scale civil engineering and socio-environmental aspects.  In ensuring that it achieves its mandate, the LHDA places emphasis on its values of caring, professionalism, execution, team work, communication and customer focus.                       

If you are a Lesotho National espousing the above values and who is interested in progressing their career to the next level, please submit your application for the following positions tenable at the LHDA:

BRANCH

Environment Branch (Polihali Branch)

POSITION/LOCATION

Agriculture Officer – Crops HR/AOC/14A/01/04/21 (on five (5) years contract)

SUMMARY JOB PURPOSE

To supervise and implement crop farming programs in line with the LHWP Phase II ICM Strategy and in consultation with relevant stakeholders to ensure acceptance and success of the programs. To undertake assessment of crops performance in the Polihali catchment and recommend and promote adaptive crops. To promote diversification of livelihoods options for the communities in order to reduce their dependency on natural resources.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor of Science in Crop Science, Horticulture or Agriculture with at least five (5) years’ experience in crop production related field. Postgraduate Degree in Crop Science, Horticulture or Agriculture with at least three (3) years’ experience will be an added advantage.

CLOSING DATE:  30 APRIL 2021 

Reply Instruction

Application Forms are obtainable on the Ground Floor, LHDA Tower Building or at www.lhda.org.ls.  Application Forms, Curriculum Vitae’s and certified copies of academic certificates, identification and two (2) reference letters are to be hand delivered to the Ground Floor, LHDA Tower Building, Maseru or posted to the Chief Executive, Lesotho Highlands Development Authority, P. O. Box 7332, MASERU 100, Lesotho or alternatively e-mailed in read only PDF format files not exceeding 4 MB to [email protected].  For further information that may be required about any of the positions, please visit the Human Resources Branch, on the 4th Floor, LHDA Tower Building, Kingsway, Maseru, or view the full advertisements on the website www.lhda.org.ls.

Disclaimers:

Only applications received before the closing date and in the prescribed format will be considered;

Applicants must use the LHDA Application Form;

QUOTE THE REFERENCE NUMBER OF THE SPECIFIC POSITION ON THE APPLICATION SUBMITTED;

Attach Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of certificates and valid manual transmission Motor Vehicle Driver’s Licence;

Correspondence will only be conducted with short-listed candidates;

Selection interviews for short-listed candidates will be at a date, time and place determined by LHDA;

Short-listed candidates will be required to authenticate information provided in the CV;

LHDA reserves the right to leave an advertised position unfilled if no suitable candidate is identified;

The employment of successful candidates is subject to positive security clearance and other requirements as may be stipulated by the LHDA.

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