DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION – VACANCIES (PERMANENT)


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 hand-deliver
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 : 30 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, emailed or faxed applications will not be considered. (Drivers’ License and
registration certificate must be attached if required).
MANAGEMENT ECHELON


POST 24/01 : CHIEF DIRECTOR: FOUNDATIONS FOR LEARNING REF NO:
DBE/CDFL/01
Branch:
Delivery and Support
Chief Directorate: Foundations for Learning
SALARY : R1 251 183 per annum (All-inclusive remuneration package)
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.


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


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.


POST 24/02 : DIRECTOR: EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING REF NO: DBE/DECL/02
Branch:
Delivery and Support
Chief Directorate: Foundations for Learning
Directorate: Early Childhood Learning
SALARY : R1 057 326 per annum (All-inclusive remuneration package)
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.


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


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.


POST 24/03 : 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 : R1 057 326 per annum (All-inclusive remuneration package)
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.


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


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.

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