DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION – ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: INITIAL TEACHER EDUCATION


The Department of Basic Education is committed to providing equal opportunities and practicing affirmative
action employment. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender, disability) in the Department
through filling of these posts and candidates whose transfer, promotion, or appointment will promote
representivity will receive preference. Preference will firstly be given to excess employees and secondly to
current Public Service employees.


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 : Mr A Tsamai /Ms M Thubane
CLOSING DATE : 06 April 2021
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. 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. Shortlisted candidates will be
required to undertake a writing test as part of the interview process. Applications
received after the closing date, e-mailed or faxed applications will not be
considered.
ERRATUM: Kindly note the following post advertised in Public Service Vacancy
Circular 08 dated 05 March 2021. The Post name has been amended as follows:
Deputy Director: Mathematics, Science and Technology (Ref No: DBE/27/2021)
not Deputy Director as it was stated. The closing date remains the same: 26 March
2021
OTHER POST


POST 09/01 : ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: INITIAL TEACHER EDUCATION REF NO:
DBE/31/2021
Branch:
Teacher and Professional Development
Chief Directorate: Education Human Resources Development
Directorate: Initial Teacher Education
SALARY : R470 040 per annum (Level 10)
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : A 3 year relevant (NQF level 6) post matric qualification or equivalent qualification
as recognised by SAQA; A three (3) years relevant experience in recruitment
and/or bursary management; An understanding of the teacher education
environment and bursary programmes for effective recruitment of new teachers as
well as needs identification for teachers; excellent communication (written and
verbal) skills, good interpersonal relation skills; Ability to work independently under
pressure and adhere to deadlines; Ability to organise and administer the Funza
Lushaka bursary programme and large-scale advocacy programmes; Ability to
work on weekends and Public holidays; A valid driver’s license will be a prerequisite
for this post.


DUTIES : The successful candidate will ensure the proper administration of the Funza
Lushaka bursary programme and the monitoring thereof; Participate in the
modernisation of the Funza Lushaka Bursary Information Management System;
Assist with the development and maintenance of up-to-date databases for the
Funza Lushaka bursary programme; Participate in advocacy programmes of the
Funza Lushaka bursary programme; Collaborate with the Department of Higher
Education and Training, teacher education providers, provincial education
departments, other government departments and entities; Prepare relevant plans,
reports and presentations; Assist with analysis of provincial, HEI as well as NSFAS
plans and reports; Perform provincial monitoring visits and visits to HEIs; Assist
with special initiatives in the Directorate; Handling official correspondence and
submissions and Perform other tasks as required by the Director.


ENQUIRIES : Mr A Tsamai Tel No: (012) 357 3321/Ms M Thubane Tel No: (012) 357 3297
NOTE : Shortlisted candidates may be required to undergo a writing test and will be
subjected to a security clearance.