ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: READING AND INNOVATION – DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION

REF NO:
DBE/34/2021
Branch: Delivery and Support Unit
Chief Directorate: Foundations for Learning
Directorate: Reading
SALARY : R470 040 per annum (Level 10)

REQUIREMENTS :
A 3 year relevant (NQF level 6) post matric qualification or equivalent
qualification as recognised by SAQA. At least three (3) years proven
experience in the Education Sector. The position requires a proactive person
with strong administration and conceptual skills; Strong communication skills
(both verbal and written), organisational and interpersonal skills; Knowledge of
current education policies and sector priorities, particularly in the field of
reading promotion; Sound knowledge of how innovation can be harnessed to
promote reading; Considerable experience in using computer applications
including knowledge of MS Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
and Access); Willingness to work long hours and travel extensively. Be in
possession of a valid driver’s licence.

DUTIES :
The successful candidate will be expected to lead the use of innovation in
reading promotion; Track and report on the implementation of the reading
sector plan activities; Plan, coordinate and manage logistics for workshops and
training activities on behalf of the Directorate; Develop monitoring tools to track
and report on the availability of resources in provinces; Coordinate and compile
reports for the Directorate; Manage and report on finances for the Directorate;
Undertake monitoring activities in provinces and report on these; Participate in
sector and community mobilisation activities; Manage development and
publication of materials and educational resources; Support provinces in the
implementation of library and information services; liaise with and support our
partners; Oversee the overall administration for the Directorate, as well as
perform any other duties delegated to them.

ENQUIRIES :
Ms M Thubane Tel No: (012) 357 3297/ Mr A Tsamai Tel No: (012) 357 3321
NOTE : Shortlisted candidates may be required to make a presentation to the interview
panel and undertake a writing test.

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 : 30 April 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.

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