CHIEF EDUCATION SPECIALIST (INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR PHASE MATHEMATICS- GRADE 4-9) – Department of Basic Education – Pretoria

REF NO: DBE/16/2018

Branch: Curriculum Policy, Support and Monitoring

Chief Directorate: Curriculum and Quality Enhancement Programmes

Directorate: Curriculum Implementation and Quality Improvement (GET)
SALARY : All-inclusive remuneration package of R812 724 per annum

CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must have a recognized 3 or 4 year qualification specialisation in
Mathematics Intermediate Phase or Senior Phase. Applicants must be
registered with SACE as a professional educator. The applicant must have at
least 9 years’ in the teaching field, including management experience in the
Intermediate or Senior Phase Mathematics subject, and supporting and
supervising teachers in a province, district/s or circuit/s. A specialised
qualification in teaching Mathematics in the Intermediate and Senior Phases
(Grades 4-9) would be an added advantage. The successful candidate will be
expected to have extensive knowledge of and insight into education policies
and legislation for the General Education and Training (GET) band, Grades R9.
Sound knowledge of issues, challenges and initiatives pertaining to teaching
and learning as well as promotion and progression policies in South Africa are
essential. It is required that the applicant will have proven research and
development skills, strategic planning, verbal and written communication skills,
ability to work in a team, knowledge of project management, experience in
policy making processes, management of budgets, computer literacy, and
sound knowledge of and experience in the development of curriculum and
assessment in the Mathematics subject. The applicant must be able to take
initiative with regards to challenges, be able to promote, plan and implement
effective teaching and learning of the Mathematics subject.
DUTIES : The incumbent will be a curriculum specialist in Mathematics, capable of
strategic leadership in the education system including: Strategic Management
of the Curriculum in the Intermediate and Senior Phases in terms of legislation
and policy for the GET band; monitor, evaluate and appraise the
implementation of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS)
for the Mathematics subject; liaise with Provincial Departments of Education
to render professional assistance in capacity building related to learning,
teaching and assessment in the Mathematics subject; conceptualise, design
and manage projects for the Mathematics subject within the Department’s line
function; engage with relevant role players and stakeholders; develop
materials for the Mathematics subject; write reports, submissions, speeches
and policy documents; and any other duties deemed necessary and
appropriate from time to time.

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.

FOR ATTENTION : Mr A Tsamai

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
www.education.gov.za or the Department of Public Service and Administration
vacancy circulars at www.dpsa.gov.za. 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.