DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION – PERMANENT POSTIONS (VARIOUS)


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 : Ms M Thubane / Mr A Tsamai
CLOSING DATE : 26 February 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.
OTHER POSTS


POST 04/01 : DEPUTY DIRECTOR: STRATEGIC PLANNING AND REPORTING REF NO:
DBE/01/2021

Branch: Business Intelligence
Directorate: Strategic Planning and Reporting
SALARY : R869 007 per annum (All-inclusive remuneration package)
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate recognised Bachelor’s degree/ National Diploma or equivalent
qualification as recognised by SAQA (NQF Level 6). A minimum of 4 years’
relevant experience at a supervisory/middle managerial level supported by 2
years working experience in the use of performance information management,
planning and reporting in a substantive service delivery department. The
successful candidate will have: proven experience in managing, evaluating and
analysing performance information in a concurrent function department or a
similarly complex organisation with at least 600 people with decentralised units;
strategies for enriching detail in sectoral plans and reports, initiate interventions
with relevant networks and structures, strategies of ensuring that performance
information and reporting is optimised, knowledge of Government Planning
Frameworks, and Strategic Management within the Public Sector, excellent
written and verbal communication skills; excellent understanding of the link
between institutional performance and sector performance in a concurrent
function; proven ability to produce quality assured work under pressure and
manage deadlines; proven experience of analysing performance information
for alignment and verification; evidence of showing attention to detail; Proven
ability to identify opportunities for improvement in performance information and
to develop networks for conducting capacity building efforts spanning a range
of performance information and indicators.
DUTIES : Manage all performance planning and performance reporting activities of the
DBE in line with the strategic objectives of the DBE and the sector, as well as
the relevant mandates; Carry out effective strategic analysis to improve
performance reporting, information and planning alignment, compliance and
effectiveness; Manage all performance planning of the Department in line with
the Strategic objectives of the DBE and sector, as well as the relevant
mandates; Produce quality credible plans on DBE mandates for quality basic
provision; Institutionalise an integrated strategic planning process and deliver
strategic performance planning, reporting and monitoring support to Senior
Management in the DBE; Advocate for, and improve the use of performance
information and analyses of provincial plans in respect of medium and long
term strategic goals, priorities and objectives, and to advise on strengthening
performance information use in planning process in the DBE and the broader
sector. The individual appointed will do the following in discharging their duties
in relation to key stakeholders and programme managers: Refine and provide
advice on refining indicator descriptions for performance information to be used
in planning and reporting obligations of the DBE and Sector Programme
Performance Measures (PPMs). Support processes and tools to deepen
performance information use including inputs for programme and branch
reviews dealing with Performance Information and improvement processes
among others. Analyse and report on alignment of plans and reports of
provinces and public entities. Develop performance information management,
verification and registry systems and documentation to support the
performance information function and use these to support provincial and
national efforts to improve institutional performance through better
performance information in departments in the sector. Prepare presentations,
plans, reports, updates and progress reports using performance information.
ENQUIRIES : Ms M Thubane Tel No: (012) 357 3297/ Mr A Tsamai Tel No: (012) 357 3321
NOTE : Short listed candidates will be required to undergo a test and will be subjected
to security clearance.

POST 04/02 : DEPUTY DIRECTOR: NATIONAL EMIS DATA WAREHOUSE AND
QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER REF NO: DBE/02/2021

Chief Directorate: Information and Management Systems
Directorate: Education Management Information Systems (EMIS)
SALARY : R869 007 per annum (All-inclusive remuneration package)
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : Applicant must be in a possession of an appropriate recognised Bachelor’s
degree or a National Diploma as recognised by SAQA (NQF Level 6),
specialising in Computer Science or Information Systems. A Postgraduate
qualification and knowledge of the education system will be an added
advantage. The candidate must have a minimum of 4 years’ relevant
experience at a supervisory/middle managerial level in IT, particularly in
database management, systems and Project Management. Good working
knowledge of Data processing and with at least one statistical package (e.g.
SAS, SPSS, STATA or other) and MS Access are further requirements for the
position. Knowledge and experience of computer programming, systems
analysis and education data collection processes are recommended. A good
understanding of the South African Education System, legislation and
regulations governing Basic Education and the Education Information Policy in
particular. The successful candidate must have excellent written and verbal
communication skills. Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced
start-up environment with minimal guidance. Work well in a team environment,
under pressure and willing to work overtime on occasion. Strong project
management skills, attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills are
critical. The successful candidate must have a valid Code 8 driver’s license and
be prepared to travel.
DUTIES : The successful candidate will be expected to retrieve, monitor, quality assure
and store data upload at the DBE in the National Data Warehouse (NDW).
Operate, process, maintain and upgrade the NDW, the Learner Unit Record
Information and Tracking System (LURITS) in collaboration with Provincial
Education Departments (PEDs) and SITA. Implement the Education
Information Policy and maintain and improve the Education electronic data
collection process from PEDs. Automate Education data verification and
triangulation with other governmental Departments, Agencies, Institutions and
other sources for consolidation, integration and use of all EMIS data. Monitor,
support and advise PEDs on LURITS data uploads, quality assurance
processes and Provincial Data Warehouses. Assess, monitor, manage and
provide support to PEDs and the Department with regards to the
implementation of LURITS and EMIS priory areas. Determine the error margin
for accuracy, completeness and reliability by conducting independent data
quality audits and performing data quality assurance tasks as determined in
the SASQAF, Education Information Policy and norms and standards. Provide
project management services to the Directorate, manage service level
agreements for the implementation of EMIS processes, including the
management of service providers. Implement the Departments ICT Strategy
on e-Administration. Determine and increase levels of e-readiness for users of
the e-Administration system. Assist in the management of the Directorate and
represent the Department in various internal and external meetings and
conferences. Prepare presentations, plans, reports, updates and progress
reports. Provide support to the Director, Chief Director and Branch as
ENQUIRIES : Ms M Thubane Tel No: (012) 357 3297/ Mr A Tsamai Tel No: (012) 357 3321
reasonably requested.
NOTE : Short listed candidates will be required to undergo a test and will be subjected
to security clearance.

POST 04/03 : DEPUTY DIRECTOR: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION
TECHNOLOGY REF NO: DBE/03/2021

Branch: Business Intelligence
Chief Directorate: Information Management System
Directorate: Information and Communication Technology
SALARY : R869 007 per annum (Level 12) (All-inclusive remuneration package)
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate Bachelor’s degree or a National Diploma as recognised by
SAQA (NQF Level 6 in Information Technology / Information Management or
relevant field and COBIT implementation, TOGAF, Computer literacy, A+ and
N+ certifications plus at least 4 years’ experience at a supervisory level/middle
management, and a 3 – 5 years’ experience in an Enterprise or Technology
architecture environment is required, Sound knowledge of strategic
management, Sound knowledge of Information and Communication
Technology systems and processes, Working experience managing Networks,
Sound knowledge of Microsoft environment, Sound knowledge in managing
virtualised environments, Sound knowledge of business continuity
management, Sound Knowledge of the E-government strategy and roadmap,
Interactive communication, Problem solving and Analytical thinking
achievement orientation, Planning and Organizing, proven Project
Management competency, strategic thinking.
DUTIES : Ensure operational efficiency and improvement of ICT Governance in the
Department, effectively plan, manage, assign and coordinate the day-to-day
tasks and activities of the ICT Operations team inclusive of processes,
procedures, risk management and financial governance, ensure the integrity
and smooth operation of the departmental ICT infrastructures, systems and
applications, ensure Backup and Disaster Recovery systems are adequate, in
place and operational, engage with the department’s project groups, and other
key business stakeholders to ensure ICT services are provisioned to meet
business needs, ensure periodic review and audits are performed across all
key ICT operational infrastructures and systems, perform procurement
activities in support of general ICT operations, Take responsibility and
accountability for the complete management of projects and tasks, including
planning, scheduling and implementation, within allocated budgets and quality
controls, plan and deploy information security mechanisms and ensure
compliance with relevant regulatory frameworks and authorities through
researching, developing and implementing information security policies.
Manage the development of Enterprise Architecture domain to ensure that the
department sustains a holistic and integrated view of technology standards and
solutions, create an enabling environment for line and support functions to
perform their functions more effectively and efficiently, Ensure confidentiality
and reliability of proprietary information and intellectual property, oversee
identified deficiencies for ICT policies, standards and best practices to ensure
that architectural criteria and practices continue to meet the strategic needs of
the Department, develop and maintain computing standards relative to an
overall strategy to provide an appropriate degree of standardization, develop
and implement governance processes, frameworks and procedures within the
Directorate in compliance with GITO requirements, render advice to senior
management on relevant technology trends and their applicability to business
enhancement, oversee the management of business agreements (BAS) and
Service Level Agreement (SLA) of suppliers of information management and
Information Technology goods and services, contribute to the business
strategy formulation processes.
ENQUIRIES : Mr A Tsamai Tel No: (012)357 3321/Ms M Thubane Tel No: (012) 357 3297
NOTE : All shortlisted candidates will be expected to demonstrate their skills in a short
task as part of the interview and will be subjected to a security clearance.

POST 04/04 : DEPUTY DIRECTOR: HR ADMINISTRATION AND CONDITIONS OF
SERVICE REF NO: DBE/04/2021

Branch: Finance and Administration
Chief Directorate: HR Management and Development, Labour Relations
Directorate: HR Management and Administration
SALARY : R869 007 per annum (Level 12) (All-inclusive remuneration package)
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : A three-year relevant post matric qualification (NQF level 6) in Human
Resource Management or Public Administration/Management as recognised
by SAQA. A minimum of four (4) years’ relevant experience at a
supervisory/middle managerial level, working in the Human Resource
Management field, with specific focus on service benefits, organisational
design and HR data and statistics management. Extensive knowledge of the
PERSAL system and a clear understanding of the Public Service Act, Public
Service Regulations, DPSA policies and Directives, HR related PSCBC and
GSSBC Resolutions, SMS Handbook, and any other HR related prescripts.
The successful candidate must be skilled/competent in the following:
management; leadership; planning; organising; analytical problem solving;
PERSAL competency; computer literacy; sound research; communication and
interpersonal relations; stakeholder liaison and co-ordination; proven
submission/report writing; policy development and implementation;
presentation; financial management; change management.
DUTIES : Manage, mentor and train HR staff members, Manage the conditions of service
of all employees within the Department, Manage and maintain the PERSAL
system; Preform PERSAL Controller functions, Manage Auditor General and
Internal Audit requests and queries; Draft and quality assure submissions,
letters, memoranda, minutes, circulars, News Flash communiques, Power
Point Presentations and any other form of written communication emanating
from the Unit; Develop policies and practices on HR matters; Develop and
maintain the organisational structure of the Department; Provide information
and statistics related to staff data, staff utilisation and other employment
matters; Render advice to management, at all levels, on the creation and
abolition of posts; Render advice to MMS and SMS Members on the structuring
salary packages; Liaise with all stakeholders on human resource management
and related matters; Assist with the compilation of the Annual Report, MTEF,
HRBP and other HR related reports; Manage HR Registry; Any other HR
Management related function that may be delegated from time to time.
ENQUIRIES : Mr A Tsamai Tel No: (012) 357 3321/Ms M Thubane Tel No: (012) 357 3297
NOTE : All shortlisted candidates will be expected to demonstrate their skills in a short
task as part of the interview and will be subjected to a security clearance.

POST 04/05 : ASSISTANT DIRECTOR REF NO: DBE/05/2021 (X2 POSTS)
Directorate: Research Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation
SALARY : R470 040 per annum
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate recognised Bachelor’s
degree/ National Diploma or equivalent qualification as recognised by SAQA
(NQF Level 6),in social sciences, public administration, economics or statistics,
A post graduate qualification would be an added advantage; at least three (3)
years relevant experience in conducting research or alternatively project
management, coordinating research projects, report writing; interpretation and
presentation of information in the monitoring and evaluation environment and
knowledge of the basic education sector plans. Considerable experience in
using computer applications including knowledge of MS Office software (Word,
Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access); data analysis skills with experience
of working with statistical packages such as SPSS or STATA. Good
interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills. A valid driver’s
license. Willingness to travel.
DUTIES : The successful candidate will be expected to monitor, evaluate and report
medium to long term sector progress against policies and plans. Coordinate
and support national evaluations in the basic education sector. Design,
manage and support large scale evaluations and research studies
commissioned by the Department. Facilitate capacity building on planning,
monitoring and evaluation. Liaise and network with research organisations,
including presenting DBE research at conferences. Write research reports,
evaluation reports and sector monitoring reports. Develop monitoring tools for
the basic education sector. Develop policy briefs, monitoring tools, and
evaluation reports, compile national and international reports on basic
education. Conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis for sector
monitoring and reporting. Provide monitoring and evaluation support to DBE
branches on planning indicators, research, instrument development, reporting
and data analysis. Coordinate research and evaluations in collaboration with
other government departments, donors and provinces. Monitor research
projects led by the Department, this may entail traveling to provinces. Maintain
a research repository on departmental studies. Respond to research requests.
Attend and present at research events and seminars. Perform any other duties
delegated by the Director and the Chief Director.
ENQUIRIES : Ms M Thubane Tel No: (012) 357 3297/ Mr A Tsamai Tel No: (012) 357 3321
NOTE : Short listed candidates will be required to undergo a test and will be subjected
to security clearance

POST 04/06 : ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: HR ADMINISTRATION AND CONDITIONS OF
SERVICE REF NO: DBE/06/2021

Branch: Finance and Administration
Chief Directorate: HR Management and Development, Labour Relations
Directorate: HR Management and Administration
SALARY : R470 040 per annum (Level 10)
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : A three-year relevant post matric qualification (NQF level 6) in Human
Resource Management or Public Administration/Management as recognised
by SAQA. A minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience in the Human
Resource Management field, with specific focus on service benefits,
organisational design and HR data and statistics management. Extensive
knowledge of the PERSAL system and a clear understanding of the Public
Service Act, Public Service Regulations, DPSA policies and Directives, HR
related PSCBC and GSSBC Resolutions, SMS Handbook, and any other HR
related prescripts. The successful candidate must be skilled/competent in the
following: management; leadership; planning; organising; analytical problem
solving; PERSAL competency; computer literacy; sound research;
communication and interpersonal relations; stakeholder liaison and coordination; policy development and implementation; presentation; financial
management; change management, proven submission/report writing, data
base management.
DUTIES : The successful candidate will provide professional advice to line functions on
the effective and efficient interpretation of implementation of Departmental
HRM policies, systems, regulations, guidelines, resolutions and other
prescripts; Assist with the management of the Department’s personnel
administration and conditions of service; Assist with the management and
maintenance of the PERSAL system; Ensure PERSAL alignment with the
departmental structure; Check and approve PERSAL transactions captured on
PERSAL; Provide PERSAL reports as and when required; Assist with the
maintenance the organisational structure and providing information on staff
data/statistics, employment matters and staff utilisation; Coordinate the post
establishment and the filling of posts; Assist with the compilation of Annual
Reports, MTEF, HRBP and other HR related reports; Assist with the
development, amendment and maintenance of human resource policies and
practices; Assist with Auditor General and Internal Audit requests and queries;
Assist with the management of the Unit and performance assessment of staff
members; Perform other Human Resource Management functions that may be
delegated from time to time.
ENQUIRIES : Mr A Tsamai Tel No: (012) 357 3321/Ms M Thubane Tel No: (012) 357 3297
NOTE : Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a test and will be subjected
to a security clearance.

POST 04/07 : ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: RECRUITMENT, SELECTION AND PMDS REF
NO: DBE/07/2021

Branch: Finance and Administration
Chief Directorate: HR Management and Development, Labour Relations
Directorate: HR Management and Administration
SALARY : R470 040 per annum (Level 10)
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : A three-year relevant post matric qualification (NQF level 6) in Human
Resource Management or Public Administration/Management as recognised
by SAQA. A minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience in the Human
Resource Management field, with specific focus on recruitment and selection,
retention strategies, job evaluation and PMDS. Extensive knowledge of the
PERSAL system and a clear understanding of the Public Service Act, Public
Service Regulations, DPSA policies and Directives, HR related PSCBC and
GSSBC Resolutions, SMS Handbook, and any other HR related prescripts.
The successful candidate must be skilled/competent in the following:
management; leadership; planning; organising; analytical problem solving;
PERSAL competency; computer literacy; sound research; communication and
interpersonal relations; stakeholder liaison and co-ordination; proven
submission/report writing; data base management; policy development and
implementation; presentation; financial management; change management.
DUTIES : The successful candidate will manage effective recruitment and selection of
competent human resources; manage staff; Provide support in the effective
implementation of the retention strategy; Oversee the development,
implementation, monitoring, and continuous review of appropriate HR policies
and procedures; Co-ordinate PMDS implementation and ensure that it is
implemented in line with DPSA Directives and Departmental Policy; Provide
technical advice and support during the moderation processes; Report on poor
performance of members of the Senior Management Services; (SMS) and nonSMS officials for the midterm review and annual assessment; Draft
submissions to the DG and the Minister; Assist SMS and non-SMS officials
with drafting performance agreements; Manage and submit quarterly reports
on the budget allocated to the advertising of posts; Maintain statistics and data
for quarterly and annual reports, and; Manage job evaluation processes and
conduct job evaluation analysis; Review the Departmental Recruitment and
Selection, PMDS and other HR related policies; Assist with Auditor General
and Internal Audit requests and queries; Perform other Human Resource
Management functions that may be delegated from time to time.
ENQUIRIES : Mr A Tsamai Tel No: (012) 357 3321/Ms M Thubane Tel No: (012) 357 3297
NOTE : Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a test and will be subjected
to a security clearance.

POST 04/08 : LEGAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICER REF NO: DBE/08/2021
Branch: Finance and Administration
Chief Directorate: Legal and Legislatives
Directorate: Legislative Services
SALARY : R373 389 per annum
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate recognized LLB degree and admission as attorney or advocate.
Six to eight years’ appropriate post-qualification experience in a legal
environment. A 3 years supervisory/management experience in the legal field.
Verifiable skills in the drafting of legislation, with at least three years’
experience of such work. Knowledge of education law will serve as an
advantage. Knowledge of the Public Service and of applicable legislation,
including the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, the PFMA, the
PAIA, the PAJA, the POPI, and the Treasury Regulations. Knowledge of civil
procedure. Good contract management skills. Good legal administration skills.
Good problem-solving skills. Good presentation skills. Excellent
communication skills (verbal and written) in, especially, English. Strong
analytical skills. Skills in the interpretation of statutes and in conducting
research. Above-average computer literacy. Willingness to work irregular
hours.
DUTIES : The incumbent will be responsible to draft and/or amend legislation that is
administered by the Department, and pilot such legislation through Parliament;
comment on draft legislation of other departments, when so requested; provide
legal advice, guidance and opinions on legal matters to the Minister, Senior
Management and the rest of the Department; provide legislative support to
provincial education departments; monitor, coordinate and evaluate the
effective implementation of education legislation; assist project managers with
legal support in regard to contracts; ensure compliance with PAIA, PAJA and
POPI; provide legal education to departmental officials; and carry out any other
relevant duties as instructed.
ENQUIRIES : Mr A Tsamai Tel No: (012) 357 3321/Ms M Thubane Tel No: (012) 357 3297
NOTE : Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a test and will be subjected
to a security clearance.