SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR) FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE TECHNOLOGY GRADE 7-9 (EU FUNDING PROJECT) – DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION

REF
NO:
DBE/54/2019
(One Year contract with an option to renew)
SALARY : R316 791 per annum
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS :
Applicants must be in possession of a Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification
in Business Administration, and/or Project Management, with two (2) years relevant
experience A valid Code 8 driver’s license At least a basic experience in project
management, research, qualitative and quantitative management methods,
financial management project costing will be an added advantage Must be able to
function well in a multi-disciplinary team with varying priorities Function well under
pressure in a much unstructured environment Knowledge of MS Office, e g Word,
Excel, MS Project and PowerPoint is important Client Service Orientation and
ability to communicate This may involve listen, interpret, formulate and deliver; non
– verbal, written, or and/electronic messages Ability to convey ideas and
information Emotional intelligence an understanding of the Basic Education Sector
functions, Knowledge and Understanding of Batho Pele Principles, Understanding
of Education Policies including curriculum policy as well as Legislation in the Basic
Education Sector. Project budgeting, Willingness to work extra hours and travelling,
be a team player, committed, dedicated, self-respecting, self – driven and
acceptable inter – personal and human relations skills, good writing skills, good
communication skills and the ability to analyse information The candidate should
have good project coordination, administrative and planning skills; knowledge of
the principles, methods, or tools for developing, coordinating, scheduling, projects
and resources, including monitoring, support and evaluation.

DUTIES :
The successful candidate will be responsible for: administration and supporting,
setting up new project plans, project action list and information including ensuring
that Memorandum of Understanding are signed Working closely with provinces,
participating districts, participating schools, stakeholders, social partners,
Associations, SETAs, and any other relevant body or structures approved by the
Department Compiling reports on the progress of the project, analysing reports
identifying strength, opportunities, challenges and recommendations, planning and
coordinating meetings with schools, districts and provinces and perform any other
functions as deemed necessary and appropriate by the project management/ or
DBE officials.

ENQUIRIES :
Ms J Masipa Tel No: (012)357 3295/Ms N Monyela Tel No: (012) 357 3294

NOTE :
The Department of Basic Education is in the process of introducing Robotics and
Coding as a school subject from Grade 7-9 in the Technology subject This project
will be introduced as a pilot project first before full scale implementation The project
will be introduced incremental from 2020/21 – 2022 financial year The project will
include all categories of schools; full services schools, special schools, rural/multigrade schools and main stream schools The project will be introduced in the nine
(9) provinces with one thousand schools participating, with approximately one
hundred and ten (110) schools per province The DBE will assume a monitoring and
supporting role to ensure that the project is managed and administered effectively
The DBE is inviting the application of suitable qualified individuals to be appointed
as project administrator.

CLOSING DATE :
25 October 2019

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

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 (Certified copies must not be older than 3 months)
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, e-mailed or faxed
applications will not be considered (Drivers’ License and registration certificate
must be attached if required).