DIRECTOR: RESEARCH AND EVALUATION COORDINATION – DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION – Pretoria

REF NO:
H&SDR00006
SALARY : R1 073 187 per annum (Level 13), (an all-inclusive remuneration package).
The package includes a basic salary (70% of package) and a flexible portion
that may be structured in terms of the applicable guidelines.
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS :
A Grade 12 certificate and an undergraduate qualification in Political Science/
Public Administration/ Social Sciences or equivalent (NQF Level 7 as
recognized by SAQA) with at least 5-10 years’ experience in research,
evaluation and collation of high-level documentation and policy papers at
management level in the relevant field. Proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme. A valid driver’s licence and
Intensive Travelling. Additional Requirements (Advantage): Postgraduate
qualification in Political Science/ Public Administration/ Social Science or
equivalent (NQF level 8 as recognised by SAQA). Ms PowerPoint, Ms Project.
Core competencies: Strategic capacity and leadership. People management
and empowerment. Programme and project management. Financial
management. Change management. Knowledge Management. Service
Delivery Innovation. Problem Solving and Analysis. Client Orientation and
Customer Focus. Communication. Technical competencies: Extensive
knowledge in: Research, Information management and evaluation systems
and methods. Acquiring specific knowledge-based resources (e.g., for
Cooperative Governance branches areas of work). Information database
systems for acquiring resources. Editing and preparation of high-level
documentation e.g., policy papers. Conducting internal searches. The System
of local government.

DUTIES :
The incumbent will be expected to perform the following duties: Oversee the
design, execution and methodology evaluation of research for policy
development. Guide the Department in the identification, design and execution
of programme evaluation. Oversee, manage and conduct policy research using
a variety of analytical methods and analysis techniques and disseminate
results appropriately. Conceptualise and manage the development, refinement
of memoranda, issue papers, policy papers/ discussions documents and/or
short study-briefs, as well as oversee, direct and lead research liaison. Develop
and implement a database of existing research and evaluations related to
DCOG mandate. Management functions.

ENQUIRIES :
Dr M Kruger Tel No: (012) 334 0941

APPLICATIONS :
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to:
cogta006@hslabour1.co.za

FOR ATTENTION :
Elginita Moodley Tel No: 011 468 4192
CLOSING DATE : 25 November 2022
NOTE : Applicants are advised that a new application for employment (Z83) has been
in effect since 1 January 2021. The new application for employment form can
be downloaded at http://www.dpsa.gov.za/dpsa2g/vacancies.asp. Applications
submitted using the old Z83 form will not be accepted. Applications must be
accompanied by (1) a comprehensive CV, with specific starting and ending
dates in all relevant positions and clarity on the levels and ranks pertaining to
experience as compared to the Public Service, as well as at least 2 contactable
references. Applicants are not required to submit copies of qualifications and
other relevant documents on application but must submit Z83 and a detailed
Curriculum Vitae. Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified
documents/copies on or before the day of the interviews. It is the applicant’s
responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African
Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Incomplete applications, applications
received after the closing date will not be considered. All shortlisted candidates
will be subjected to a technical exercise (or exercises) that intends to test
relevant technical elements of the job. Following the interview and technical
exercise(s), 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. Core competencies:
Strategic capacity and leadership. People management and empowerment.
Advanced programme and project management. Change management.
Financial management. Process Competencies: Knowledge management.
Service Delivery Innovation. Advanced problem-solving and analysis. Client
orientation and customer focus. Advanced communication skills (written and
verbal). The successful candidate will be appointed subject to positive results
of a pre-employment screening process which includes criminal records and
verification of educational qualification certificates. It is important to note that it
is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all information and attachments
in support of the application are submitted by the due date. Correspondence
will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted
within three months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that
your application has been unsuccessful. The below post is a senior
management post. The requirements for appointment at Senior Management
Service level include the successful completion of Senior Management Preentry Programme as endorsed by the National School of Government.
Applicants should therefore submit proof that they have registered for the Preentry Certificate, which can be accessed using the following link:
https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry-programme/.
Shortlisted candidates must provide proof of successful completion of the
course.

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