DEPUTY DIRECTOR – Department of Basic Education – Pretoria

REF NO: DBE/44/2018

Branch: Social Mobilisation and Support Services
Chief Directorate: Care and Support in Schools
Directorate: Psychosocial Support

SALARY : R826 053 per annum (All-inclusive remuneration package)

CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : We seek an individual with an appropriate and recognised Bachelor’s degree or
an equivalent qualification in psychology. This should be supported by substantial
experience in the design and management of programmes plus 4 years’
experience at a supervisory level is required. An understanding of current
education and/or school health policies and trends is desirable. Strong
communication (verbal and writing), inter-personal and networking skills are
essential as well as the ability to liaise with officials at all levels of government and
key stakeholders in the field. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who
works well independently as well as in a team. Experience in clinical diagnosis
and/or psychological assessments will be an added advantage. Applications are
invited from appropriately qualified persons for this middle management position
in the Department of Basic Education in Pretoria. The position requires a proactive
person with strong conceptual and strategic leadership skills. The successful
candidate will be responsible for the development and maintenance of a strategy,
policies, and programmes aimed at ensuring the psychological and emotional wellbeing
of learners and educators in schools. Applicants must have a valid driver’s
license and be willing to travel extensively.

DUTIES : Develop policies, strategies and programmes to promote and maintain the
psychosocial well-being of learners and educators in schools. Liaise and cooperate
with provincial education departments, national government departments,
universities, research organisations as well as NGOs and civic organisations.
Monitor, manage and evaluate policies, strategies and programmes to promote
and maintain the psychological well-being of school communities. Represent the
Directorate, both internally and externally as required. Liaise with and report to
project funders. Manage internal and external partnerships.

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

NOTE : Short-listed candidates will be required to make a presentation to the interview
panel as well as to undergo a writing test.

APPLICATIONS : Submitted via post to: Private Bag X895, Pretoria, 0001 or via hand-delivery to:
The Department of Basic Education, 222 Struben Street, Pretoria. Please visit the
Department of Education’s website at or the Department of
Public Service and Administration vacancy circulars at

FOR ATTENTION : Ms J Masipa/Ms N Monyela

CLOSING DATE : 02 November 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. Short-listed 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 considered.