Closing on: Dec 15, 2021

The Southern African citrus industry is the second-largest exporter of fresh citrus fruit in the world and is globally recognised as a leading supplier of superior quality citrus fruit. Citrus Research International (CRI) aims to maximise the long-term global competitiveness of the Southern African citrus growers through the development, support, coordination and provision of Research and Technical Services.  CRI currently has a vacancy for a Cultivar Evaluator Assistant based in Kirkwood, Eastern Cape. This vacancy entails helping the citriculture technician with field evaluations of new cultivars and rootstocks, with trial work and data collection, as well as with internal and external quality tests. The quality tests help obtain reliable and objective comparative information on new citrus cultivars that will provide a platform for grower planting decisions and facilitate the industry’s pursuit of sustained competitiveness. The incumbent will also assist the citriculture research technician with trial work and data collection.

The ideal candidate should have a relevant matric certificate along with a diploma or experience. The candidate must also have a driver’s licence and be persevering and creative. The ability to communicate in English and Xhosa, as well as speaking and understanding Afrikaans, would be beneficial. In addition, the candidate should be a team player who can interact with farmers and be willing to travel. The following performance areas are covered in the job:

  • Ability to follow the detailed evaluation work plans and maintain sites without supervision
  • Field work and testing the internal quality of evaluated fruit samples
  • Processing of fruit quality data in Word and Excel format.
  • Must enjoy working outdoors


CRI offers a favourable working environment and a competitive and flexible remuneration package. The position is based in Kirkwood, Eastern Cape and the first day of employment will be 1 March 2022.


Please submit your application and CV by 15 December 2021 to:


Ms. Christine Stoppel-Grové,

Phone: 013 759 8000


The receipt of qualifying applications will be acknowledged.


Job Category: Bookkeeping
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Nelspruit
Job Title: Creditors Clerk
Contact Person: Ms. C. Stoppel-Grove
Contact Number: Phone: 013 759 8000

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