DIRECTOR: EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING – DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION

REF NO:
DBE/DECL/02
Branch: Delivery and Support
Chief Directorate: Foundations for Learning
Directorate: Early Childhood Learning
SALARY : R1 057 326 per annum (All-inclusive remuneration package)
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS :
Applicant must have an appropriate Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
qualification (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA with at least 5 years’
experience at Middle/Senior Managerial level. Relevant experience
preferably within the Early Childhood Education Sector. Extensive
knowledge in the development and learning of young children. Knowledge
of the key challenges in ECD and how these can be mediated to improve
the quality of learning outcomes in schools and to contribute to success
in later life; In depth knowledge of the National Curriculum Framework and
its implementation in birth (0) to 4 year-old range; Knowledge of the
National Qualifications Framework and Curriculum Development and
Management processes; Knowledge of and ability to work with critical
stakeholders within the Sector to strengthen the implementation of Early
Childhood Development programmes; Ability to ensure the development
and to monitor the implementation of Norms and Standards in line with
section 3 and 8 of the National Education Policy Act; Ability to provide
strategic leadership to the ECD sector including the ECD Function Shift
from the Department of Social Development to the Department of Basic
Education; Good general management skills; A thorough understanding
of and experience in all processes involved in project management; Ability
to coordinate and manage the finances of the directorate in line with the
PFMA and procurement processes; Good and functional knowledge of
Government prescripts, knowledge of Monitoring, Evaluation and
Reporting systems and processes; Planning and organising skills; Strong
leadership qualities; Advanced computer skills; Good interpersonal
relations and the ability to handle pressure; A valid driver’s license.
Process Competencies: Knowledge Management; Service Delivery
Innovation; Problem Solving and Analysis; Client Orientation and
Customer Focus; Communication Skills. Core Competencies: Strategic
Capacity and Leadership; People Management and Empowerment;
Financial Management; Change Management, and Conflict Management.

DUTIES :
The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the
development, evaluation and maintenance of policies, programmes and
systems for Early Childhood Development and monitor their
implementation; Developing, implementing and monitoring ECD Strategy
to ensure expanded access to early childhood education and learning;
Undertaking a process of ensuring that Grade RR is compulsory in the
near future; Managing the administration of the Directorate; Implementing
the National Strategy for Learner Attainment (NSLA); providing Special
Interventions and Support Programmes to provinces, districts and ECD
Centres, sites and programmes; Ensuring the implementation of
Curriculum, Monitoring and Supporting of early childhood learning;
Developing, implementing and monitoring ECD Strategy for early access
to education for children with Special Education Needs, including those
with disabilities; Coordinating and managing the ECD Integrated Policy
and Plan; Supporting the ECD Function Shift from Department of Social
Development to Department of Basic Education; Strengthening intra-and
inter-sectorial collaboration; Managing and monitoring of Capacity
Building and Empowerment Programmes for practitioners and parents;
and providing professional support to provinces/districts/ECD Centres in
curriculum implementation.

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

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 J Masipa/Ms N Monyela
CLOSING DATE : 30 October 2020
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 (The certification must be not
older than six (6) months from the date of the advert). 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. Applications received after the closing date, emailed or faxed applications will not be considered. (Drivers’ License and
registration certificate must be attached if required).

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