DIRECTOR – Department of Basic Education – Pretoria

(REF NO: 140942/2)

Branch: Planning and Delivery Oversight Unit

Chief Directorate: Implementation Monitoring Support

Directorate: School Level Policy and Implementation Support

SALARY : All-inclusive remuneration package of R948 174 per annum

CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : A recognised Bachelor’s Degree or an undergraduate qualification (NQF level
7) as recognised by SAQA in education with 5 years of experience at a middle
or senior managerial level. This should ideally be supported by substantial
experience in education. Excellent communication, inter-personal and writing
skills are vital. Candidates should have eight (8) years experience of high-level
strategic planning processes, human resource management and financial
management. Applicants must have extensive and relevant knowledge relating
to the work of districts within the Basic Education sector. The other
requirements for the post are the following: Extensive and sound knowledge
of education policies, Ability to manage teams of people; Good communication
and report writing skills; Ability to co-ordinate and manage the finances of the
Directorate in line with PFMA and procurement processes; Good computer
skills including Ms Word, Ms Excel, Ms Power Point and MS Access; Ability to
work under pressure; a valid driver’s licence and willingness to travel.
DUTIES : The incumbent will be expected to: Conceptualise appropriate school
intervention programs to improve learning outcomes; Coordinate national
initiatives targeting school improvement; Lead, manage and monitor specialist
intervention programs towards improved school performance and
effectiveness; Create national platforms for the sharing of best practices
through conferences, seminars etc.; Identify, record and replicate best
practices and models to improve school effectiveness; Provide biennial reports
on impact of school improvement interventions and strategies being
implemented; Assist with the coordination of national initiatives targeting
schools; Maintain a database of specialists and interventions working in
schools in all districts
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.