Branch: Delivery and Support Unit
Chief Directorate: Foundations for Learning
Directorate: Reading
SALARY : R869 007 per annum (All-inclusive remuneration package)
CENTRE : Pretoria

A 3 year relevant (NQF level 6) post matric qualification or equivalent
qualification as recognised by SAQA). At least Four (4) years’ relevant
experience at a supervisory/middle managerial level in the Education Sector
with a specific focus on reading promotion initiatives. At least five (5) years
relevant experience in programme management or alternatively project
management, coordinating campaign projects and report writing. The position
requires a proactive person with strong conceptual, analytical and leadership
skills; Knowledge of current education policies, strategies and sector priorities,
particularly those which support reading promotion and how these link to
attainment of educational outcomes; Good self-management and problemsolving skills; Excellent mobilisation and coordinating skills with experience of
working with stakeholders and other sectors including communities; Good
communication skills (verbal and written) and Good interpersonal skills are
essential. Experience in using computer applications including knowledge of
MS Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access) and
willingness to work long hours and travel extensively. Be in possession of a
valid driver’s licence.

The successful candidate will be expected to manage the development and
implementation of policies and strategies aimed at promoting reading; Manage
all aspects of the Reading Promotion initiatives and the Read to Lead
Campaign including daily operational matters which comprise carrying out
administrative duties; Coordinate the programme/campaign activities; Develop
promotional material as well as develop and communicate the campaign’s
messages to different audiences using different media; Plan and set up the
reading promotion activations and exhibitions, as well as draft and present
briefs for them and provide the necessary reports; Implement tracking and
measurement systems for data on the implementation of reading initiatives;
Support Provincial Education Departments in their implementation of reading
improvement programmes, the Read to Lead Campaign, and the promotion of
functionality of school libraries. Liaise and network with partner organisations
as well as establish and maintain a database of partners and collaborators;
Write reports and develop sector monitoring tools as well as perform any other
duties delegated to them.

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 or the
Department of Public Service and Administration vacancy circulars at

Ms M Thubane / Mr A Tsamai
CLOSING DATE : 30 April 2021

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.