The Agricultural Research Council

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.

The 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 Stellenbosch.

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

Salary (R381 841 – R572 759 p.a) all-inclusive remuneration package

Key Performance Areas:

  • Coordination and management of public relations activities in support of our Communications and Marketing,
  • Professional and visible standard internal/external liaison and cooperation with all stakeholders and role players,
  • Efficient promotion and implementation of corporate identity strategies/projects,
  • Well organised and coordinated corporate and Institute exhibitions/ events locally and nationally,
  • Internal and external events, meetings, etc. Organising experience,
  • Effective and efficient traditional and social media coverage, publishing, pamphlets, exhibitions, special events, information days etc, with balanced/positive return on investment,
  • Effective management of frontline public relations, interpersonal and communication challenges,
  • Proficient and prompt attendance to enquiries,
  • Properly compiled and updated information directory,
  • Effectively produced printed and electronic communication material (newsletters, reports, brochures, leaflets, banners etc),
  • Professionally prepare speeches, articles, TV coverages, etc,
  • Timeously drafting of media (company media statements, news, marketing etc.) releases to traditional/print, electronic/social networking (community) platforms etc.
  • Properly and proactively manage, compile, update media contacts,
  • Effective production, development and maintenance of relevant image and marketing information on ARC’s website and social media handles,
  • Creativity and proficiency in all mainstream social media platforms,
  • Verbal communication,
  • Compliance with Human Resources policies and procedures,
  • Budget and OHS compliance.

Requirements:

  • Degree or National Diploma in Public Relations or related field,
  • 5 years relevant experience,
  • Valid driver’s licence with willingness and ability to travel when required.

Enquiries: Prof B Ndimba, Tel: (021) 809-3274 or Ms Joy Peter (012) 427-9807
The closing date for applications is 29 March 2023

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 Infruiteccv@arc.agric.za 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. People living with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The company has the right not to appoint.

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

The 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 Stellenbosch.

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