Department of Basic Education – Vacancies (Pretoria)


The employment decision shall be informed by the Employment Equity Plan of the
Department. It is the Department’s intention to promote equity (race, gender and disability)
through the filling of this post(s) with a candidate whose transfer / promotion / appointment
will promote representativity in line with the numerical targets as contained in our
Employment Equity Plan. The Department reserves the right to withdraw posts, if by doing so,
the interests of the Department will be best served.


APPLICATIONS: Submitted via post to: Private Bag X895, Pretoria, 0001 or handdeliver to: The Department of Basic Education, 222 Struben Street,
Pretoria. Please visit the Department of Education’s website at
www.education.gov.za or the Department of Public Service and
Administration vacancy circulars at www.dpsa.gov.za
FOR ATTENTION: Ms J Masipa/Ms N Monyela
CLOSING DATE: 23 October 2020
NOTE: Applications must be submitted on Form Z83 obtainable from any
Public Service; Department and must be accompanied by a
comprehensive CV and certified copies of ID and qualifications (The
certification must be not older than six (6) months from the date of
the advert). NB as of 1st July 2006, all new appointments in the
public service have to be part of the Government Employee Medical
Scheme (GEMS) in order to qualify for a Government Medical
Subsidy. Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted
applicants. Applications received after the closing date, e-mailed or
faxed applications will not be considered. (Drivers’ License and
registration certificate must be attached if required).


POST: CHIEF DIRECTOR: FOUNDATIONS FOR LEARNING (REF NO:
DBE/CDFL/01)

Branch: Delivery and Support
Chief Directorate: Foundations for Learning
SALARY: All-inclusive remuneration package of R1 251 183 per annum
CENTRE: Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have an appropriate Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
qualification (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA with at least 5
years’ experience at Senior Management level. Extensive knowledge
and experience in the development and implementation of policies
and strategies aimed at improving early childhood and early grade
learning, with a focus on foundations for learning in young children. A
strong background in the field of education, with a solid appreciation
of the CAPS. Extensive knowledge in literacy and reading promotion.
Process competencies: Knowledge Management; Service Delivery
Innovation; Problem Solving and Analysis; Client Orientation and
Customer Focus; Communication Skills. Core Competencies:
Strategic Capacity and Leadership; People Management and
Empowerment; Financial Management; Change Management, and
Conflict Management. Good communication (verbal and written)
skills and computer literacy are essential. The candidate must be
confident, trustworthy, accurate, adaptable and diplomatic.
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel
extensively.


DUTIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for providing strategic
leadership, oversight, management and guidance to three
Directorates, namely: Early Childhood Care and Stimulation, Early
Childhood Learning, and Reading. The incumbent will also be
expected to have a clear understanding of challenges facing the
education system in early grade teaching and learning, especially
when it comes to promoting reading, writing and counting; early
childhood care and learning, as well as how these can be overcome.
Providing strategic leadership and guidance to the Directorates and
the Sector with regards to the Department’s vision and agenda for
promoting early grade learning. Providing leadership in the
implementation of key sector mandates and priorities. Providing
leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of
policies and strategies in Early Childhood Development and Reading.
Provide leadership in the establishment and maintenance of strategic
partnerships in the sector. Providing inspirational leadership and
support to staff to create a conducive working environment. Ensuring
that appropriate financial, administrative and human resource
management are in place in accordance with the relevant Public
Service and Administration Policies and the PFMA.


NOTE: A Certificate for SMS pre-entry programme is required for all SMS
appointment, the full details of the outlined requirements and course
information can be sourced by following the link.
https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry
programme/. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be
subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant
technical element of the job, the logistics of which will be
communicated by the department. Following the interview and the
technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to
attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance
with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based
assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic
managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS
competency assessment tools. The incumbent will have to sign an
annual performance agreement as well as annually disclose his/her
financial interests and be subjected to a security clearance.


ENQUIRIES: Ms J Masipa Tel no: (012) 357 3295/ Ms N Monyela Tel No: (012)
357 3294


POST: DIRECTOR: EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING (REF NO:
DBE/DECL/02)
Branch:
Delivery and Support
Chief Directorate: Foundations for Learning
Directorate: Early Childhood Learning
SALARY: All-inclusive remuneration package of R1 057 326 per annum
CENTRE: Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must have an appropriate Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
qualification (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA with at least 5
years’ experience at Middle/Senior Managerial level. Relevant
experience preferably within the Early Childhood Education Sector.
Extensive knowledge in the development and learning of young
children. Knowledge of the key challenges in ECD and how these
can be mediated to improve the quality of learning outcomes in
schools and to contribute to success in later life; In depth knowledge
of the National Curriculum Framework and its implementation in birth
(0) to 4 year-old range; Knowledge of the National Qualifications
Framework and Curriculum Development and Management
processes; Knowledge of and ability to work with critical stakeholders
within the Sector to strengthen the implementation of Early Childhood
Development programmes; Ability to ensure the development and to
monitor the implementation of Norms and Standards in line with
section 3 and 8 of the National Education Policy Act; Ability to
provide strategic leadership to the ECD sector including the ECD
Function Shift from the Department of Social Development to the
Department of Basic Education; Good general management skills; A
thorough understanding of and experience in all processes involved
in project management; Ability to coordinate and manage the
finances of the directorate in line with the PFMA and procurement
processes; Good and functional knowledge of Government
prescripts, knowledge of Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
systems and processes; Planning and organising skills; Strong
leadership qualities; Advanced computer skills; Good interpersonal
relations and the ability to handle pressure; A valid driver’s license.
Process Competencies: Knowledge Management; Service Delivery
Innovation; Problem Solving and Analysis; Client Orientation and
Customer Focus; Communication Skills. Core Competencies:
Strategic Capacity and Leadership; People Management and
Empowerment; Financial Management; Change Management, and
Conflict Management.


DUTIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the
development, evaluation and maintenance of policies, programmes
and systems for Early Childhood Development and monitor their
implementation; Developing, implementing and monitoring ECD
Strategy to ensure expanded access to early childhood education
and learning; Undertaking a process of ensuring that Grade RR is
compulsory in the near future; Managing the administration of the
Directorate; Implementing the National Strategy for Learner
Attainment (NSLA); providing Special Interventions and Support
Programmes to provinces, districts and ECD Centres, sites and
programmes; Ensuring the implementation of Curriculum, Monitoring
and Supporting of early childhood learning; Developing,
implementing and monitoring ECD Strategy for early access to
education for children with Special Education Needs, including those
with disabilities; Coordinating and managing the ECD Integrated
Policy and Plan; Supporting the ECD Function Shift from Department
of Social Development to Department of Basic Education;
Strengthening intra-and inter-sectorial collaboration; Managing and
monitoring of Capacity Building and Empowerment Programmes for
practitioners and parents; and providing professional support to
provinces/districts/ECD Centres in curriculum implementation.


NOTE: A Certificate for SMS pre-entry programme is required for all SMS
appointment, the full details of the outlined requirements and course
information can be sourced by following the link.
https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry
programme/. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be
subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant
technical element of the job, the logistics of which will be
communicated by the department. Following the interview and the
technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to
attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance
with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based
assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic
managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS
competency assessment tools. The incumbent will have to sign an
annual performance agreement as well as annually disclose his/her
financial interests and be subjected to a security clearance.


ENQUIRIES: Ms J Masipa Tel no: (012) 357 3295/ Ms N Monyela Tel No: (012)
357 3294


POST: DIRECTOR: ENHANCEMENT OF PROGRAMMES AND
EVALUATION OF SCHOOL PERFORMANCE (REF NO:
DBE/EPESP/03)
Branch:
Delivery and Support
Chief Directorate: Curriculum and Quality Enhancement Programmes
Directorate: Enhancement of Programmes and Evaluation of School
Performance
The position requires a proactive person with strong conceptual,
strategic and leadership skills, as well as proven management ability.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of
the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of
policies and programmes to coordinate and strengthen the
provisioning of Learner Teacher Support Material (LTSM).
SALARY: All-inclusive remuneration package of R1 057 326 per annum
CENTRE: Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must have an appropriate Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
qualification (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA with at least 5
years’ experience at middle/senior managerial level. This should
ideally be supported by substantial experience in education.
Excellent communication, inter-personal and writing skills are vital.
Candidates should have experience of high-level strategic planning
processes, human resource and performance management and
financial management. The position requires a proactive person with
strong conceptual, strategic and leadership skills, as well as proven
management ability. Applicants must have extensive and relevant
knowledge relating to the work of provinces within the Basic
Education sector. Extensive knowledge of education policies; Good
computer skills including MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel and MS
Power Point. Ability to work under pressure and a valid driver’s
license. Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills and the
ability to proof-read and edit documents; Good and functional
knowledge of Government prescripts and government procurement
processes; knowledge of Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
systems and processes; Knowledge of the educational framework
and policies; Knowledge and understanding of the Department’s
Annual Performance Plan (APP), Public Finance Management Act
(PFMA), Schooling 2025, Action Plan 2014 and the Minister’s
Delivery Agreement; Understanding of the curriculum; Excellent data
and information management skills; Process Competencies:
Knowledge Management; Service Delivery Innovation; Problem
Solving and Analysis; Client Orientation and Customer Focus;
Communication Skills. Core Competencies: Strategic Capacity and
Leadership; People Management and Empowerment; Financial
Management; Change Management, and Conflict Management.
Development and management of electronic systems.


DUTIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of
the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of
policies and programmes to coordinate and strengthen the
provisioning of Learner Teacher Support Material (LTSM); providing
strategic leadership, managing, provision of quality accessible cost
effective Learning and Teaching Support Material (LTSM);
Developing and implementing of LTSM policies. Developing and
monitoring a Sector Plan for the development, printing, procurement
as well as delivery of LTSM Norms and Standards, as well as
business processes. Developing and implementing of a plan for
building the capacity of the state for the provision of quality and
accessible LTSM. Developing and implementing of plan to increase
LTSM retention. Coordinating the LTSM Grade R – 12 resourcing in
the sector to support the curriculum and enhancement programmes.


NOTE: A Certificate for SMS pre-entry programme is required for all SMS
appointment, the full details of the outlined requirements and course
information can be sourced by following the link.
https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry
programme/. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be
subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant
technical element of the job, the logistics of which will be
communicated by the department. Following the interview and the
technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to
attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance
with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based
assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic
managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS
competency assessment tools. The incumbent will have to sign an
annual performance agreement as well as annually disclose his/her
financial interests and be subjected to a security clearance.


ENQUIRIES: Ms J Masipa Tel no: (012) 357 3295/ Ms N Monyela Tel No: (012)
357 3294

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