CHIEF DIRECTOR: HR MANAGEMENT, DEVELOPMENT AND LABOUR RELATIONS – DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION

REF NO:
29218/01
Branch: Finance and Administration
Chief Directorate: HR Management, Development and Labour Relations
SALARY : R1 251 183 per annum (All-inclusive remuneration package)
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS :
An appropriate and recognised Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification
plus a minimum of at least five (5) years proven experience at managerial level
in the field of Human Resource Management, Development and Labour
Relations. Thorough understanding of Government’s regulatory framework and
processes. In-depth knowledge of policy formulation, implementation and
monitoring. Demonstrated knowledge of the Public Service Act, Public Service
Regulations, the Employment of Educators Act, the Skills Development Act,
the Employment Equity Act and the Public Finance Management Act. Strong
organisational and Leadership abilities. Extensive experience in the area of
transformation. Proven track record of the ability to multi task and manage in a
highly pressurised environment with high volumes of work. Strong service
orientation and an ability to effectively develop and manage relationships
across all levels of the Department. Competent team worker; Strong analytical
skills; Client orientation skills; Problem solving and communication skills. A
highly credible and accomplished professional with a good mix of people
management and technical skills. Sound interpersonal skills. Process
competencies: Thorough understanding of the Education sector, Knowledge of
and experience in human resource system (e.g. PERSAL and BAS). Innovative
thinking in the human resource management and performance management
systems. Ability to ensure cost-efficiency of personnel budget expenditure.
Ability to plan, prepare and control a large budget as well as crises and conflict
management. Core Competencies: Strategic capacity and leadership, People
Management and Empowerment, Financial Management, Change
management.

DUTIES :
Providing strategic leadership and guidance on matters relating to human
resources and translating strategic decisions taken by Top Management into
actionable human resource projects and activities; Driving change
management initiatives of the Department; Managing change management
strategies to deal with Public Service Transformation and Restructuring
processes; Ensuring Departmental compliance with Government legislation;
Promoting and maintaining sound labour relations; Giving strategic direction in
the development and implementation of policies regarding personnel
administration; adopting a strategic approach towards the development and
training of human resources; Fostering high employee morale within the
Department; Consulting on human resource matters with the relevant line
functionaries and stakeholders. Driving employee wellness including EAP and
HIV programmes in the Department; Rendering support to Provincial
Department of Education regarding policy, administrative and human resource
matters.

ENQUIRIES :
Mr A Tsamai Tel No: (012) 357 3321/Ms M Thubane Tel No: (012) 357 3297
NOTE : A Certificate for SMS pre-entry programme is required for all SMS
appointments, the full details of the outlined requirements and course
information can be sourced by following the link
https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry programme/. 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.

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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