CHIEF DIRECTOR – Department of Basic Education – Pretoria

(REF NO: 140942/1)

Branch: Curriculum Policy, Support and Monitoring

Chief Directorate: Curriculum Implementation and Monitoring

SALARY : All-inclusive remuneration package of R1 127 334 per annum

CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate recognised three (3) year Bachelor’s Degree or an
undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA. At least 5-
10 years experience at Senior Management level and in high-level planning
and management. The successful applicant will be expected to have extensive
knowledge of, and insight and experience in the broad education policy
framework that guides the provision of education in South African schools,
curriculum development and support as it applies to the National Curriculum
Framework (NCF) for the 0-4 years old as well as the National Curriculum
Statement and Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) for Grades
R to 12. Skills: Strategic capability and leadership, programme and project
management, financial management, change management, knowledge
management, service delivery innovation (SDI), problem solving and analysis,
people management and empowerment, client orientation and customer focus,
DUTIES : The successful candidate will perform to provide strategic leadership,
management, guidance and support to the Chief Directorate: Curriculum
Implementation and Monitoring, in its objective to improve the quality of basic
education for the 0-4 year olds in Grades r to 12 through improving teacher
capacity and practices. Increase learner participation and success rate to meet
the National Development Plan and Action Plan 2019 towards Schooling 2030;
Collaborate with state institutions, National and international bodies as well as
NGOs; Develop and ensure implementation of Norms and Standards in line
with section 3and 8 of the National Education Policy Act; Strengthen School
Based Assessment to enhance teaching practice; Develop and implement a
strategy tom promote the utilization of data to enhance quality and efficiency;
Develop and implement business processes on the work done to inform Norms
and Standards; Improve the quality of Early Childhood Development (ECD);
Improve the access of children to qualify for ECD below Grade 1 as well as the
grade promotion of learners through the Grade 1 to 9 phases of school;
Improve access to Inclusive Education; Ensure that all children remain
effectively enrolled in school up to the year in which they turn 15; The
incumbent will be responsible for the development and maintenance of policies
and programmes to ensure quality implementation of the NCF and the CAPS,
including having responsibility for quality programmes for children
experiencing barriers to learning; Increase the number of learners in Grade 6
who have mastered the minimum language and mathematics competencies;
Increase the number of learners in Grade 9 who by the end of the year have
mastered the minimum language and mathematics competencies;
Implementation of the IIAL and GET Strategy and Increase the number of
Grade 12 learners who became eligible for a Bachelor’s programme at
APPLICATIONS : Department of Basic Education, and submitted via post to: Private Bag X895,
Pretoria, 0001 or via hand-delivery to: The Department of Basic Education, 222
Struben Street, Pretoria.


CLOSING DATE : 11 May 2018

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 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 short-listed applicants.
Applications received after the closing date, e-mailed or faxed applications will
not be considered. Please visit the Department of Education’s website at or the Department of Public Service and Administration
vacancy circulars at 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.