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The Department of Basic Education

Branch: Curriculum Policy, Support and Monitoring
Chief Directorate: Curriculum Implementation and Monitoring
Directorate: Curriculum Implementation and Quality Improvement
(Further Education and Training – Grades 10-12)

Director: Curriculum Implementation and Quality Improvement (FET)
Salary: All-inclusive remuneration package of R864 177 per annum (Ref. 124601/1)

Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifi cation in curriculum implementation and quality improvement in the FET band coupled with relevant experience in the relevant fi eld • At least 5 years’ experience in working within the FET band, in the Basic Education Sector • Knowledge of the key challenges in Further Education and Training (FET) and how these can be mediated to improve learner performance in schools • In-depth knowledge of the National Curriculum Statement and its implementation in the FET sector • Knowledge of the National Qualifi cations Framework and Curriculum Development processes • Knowledge of and ability to work with critical stakeholders within the Sector to strengthen the implementation of FET • Ability to ensure the development and implementation of Norms and Standards in line with Sections 3 and 8 of the National Education Policy Act • Ability to provide strategic leadership to the FET sector • Good general management skills • Thorough understanding of and experience in all processes involved in project management • Ability to coordinate and manage the fi nances 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 and project management • Planning and organising skills • Strong leadership skills • Advanced computer skills • Good interpersonal relations and the ability to handle pressure • Valid driver’s licence.

Note: All short-listed candidates for the above post will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, whilst selected interviewed candidates will be subjected to a 2-day competency assessment that will test generic managerial competencies. Appointments will be subject to the signing of a performance agreement, employment contract and annual fi nancial disclosures.

Director: Curriculum Innovation and e-Learning
Salary: All-inclusive remuneration package of R864 177 per annum (Ref. 124601/2)

Requirements: • SAQA recognised B degree (NQF 7) in Education, ICT or related fi eld plus extensive experience in e-Learning and proven management experience • Minimum experience of 5 years at middle/senior managerial level • Leadership skills and proven management ability • Strong communication and interpersonal skills • Excellent writing skills • Extensive ICT skills • Strong project management skills • Knowledge of the education environment • Ability to deal with large datasets and manage research processes • Understanding of current education policies and trends in the use of ICTs in education • Knowledge of business and management principles • Knowledge of strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources and skills development, Public Service Act and Regulations, NSDS, SETAs • Sound knowledge of risk management, corporate governance and internal control, PFMA and applicable auditing standards • Develop and manage implementation of Human Resource Development policies.

Note: All short-listed candidates for the above post will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, whilst selected interviewed candidates will be subjected to a 2-day competency assessment that will test generic managerial competencies. Appointments will be subject to the signing of a performance agreement, employment contract and annual fi nancial disclosures.

Chief Education Specialist (Business, Commerce and Management - (BCM)
Salary: All-inclusive remuneration package of R703 932 per annum (Ref. 124601/3)

Requirements: • Appropriate 3-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualifi cation) supplemented by at least 8 years’ teaching experience, including management experience in BCM subjects, supporting and supervising teachers in provinces and district/s • Extensive knowledge of and insight into education policies and legislation for Further Education and Training, Grades 10-12 • Sound knowledge of issues, challenges and initiatives, pertaining to the teaching and learning, and promotion and progression in South Africa • Research and development skills • Strategic planning skills • Verbal and written communication skills • Experience in policy-making processes • Computer literacy • Sound knowledge of and experience in the development of curriculum and assessment in the fi eld BCM ie Accounting, Business Studies and Economics • Ability to take initiative with regard to challenges and promote, plan and implement effective teaching and learning of BCM subjects • Ability to work in a team and knowledge of at least two offi cial languages will be added advantages.

Chief Education Specialist Languages (African Languages)
Salary: All-inclusive remuneration package of R703 932 per annum (Ref. 124601/4)

Requirements: • Appropriate three-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualifi cation) specialising in at least one or two languages, one of which should be a previously marginalised African language and a professional teaching qualifi cation • At least 8 years’ teaching experience, including management experience in languages, supporting and supervising teachers in provinces and districts • Extensive knowledge of and insight into education policies and legislation for Further Education and Training (Grades 10-12) • Sound knowledge of issues, challenges and initiatives pertaining to the teaching and learning of the previously marginalised African languages in schools is essential • Sound research skills • Strategic planning skills • Verbal and written communication skills • Computer literacy • Experience in policy-making processes • Sound knowledge of and experience in the development of curriculum and assessment in the fi eld of Languages (African languages) are crucial • Ability to take initiative with regard to languagerelated challenges, promotion, planning and implementing effective teaching and learning of the previously marginalised African languages • Ability to work in a team and knowledge of at least 3 offi cial languages will be an added advantage.

Chief Education Specialist: Mechanical and Electrical Technology Subjects
Salary: All-inclusive remuneration package of R703 932 per annum (Ref. 124601/5)

Requirements: • Appropriate 4-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifi cation and at least 8 years’ teaching experience • Extensive knowledge of Mechanical and Electrical Technology subjects offered in Grade 10 – 12 • Knowledge of issues, challenges and initiatives pertaining to the promotion, teaching and learning of and materials development for Mechanical and Electrical Technology subjects is essential • Research skills • Strategic planning skills • Verbal and written communication skills • Computer literacy • Knowledge of the interpretation and management of budgets and management of curriculum development and support programmes.

Note: Short-listed candidates will do a computer competency test.

Directorate: Inclusive Education Chief Education Specialist
Salary: All-inclusive remuneration package of R703 932 per annum (Ref. 124601/6)

The Department of Basic Education is implementing White Paper 6: Special Needs Education: Building an Inclusive Education and Training System. The implementation of this policy area is through various activities including the strengthening of special schools and their progressive conversion to Resource Centres. This policy imperative is a highly specialised area and therefore requires relevant skills for its realisation and its subsequent contribution to the Department’s drive to improve the quality of education for all learners including those with special needs.

Requirements: • Recognised and appropriate 3-year post-matriculation or equivalent qualifi cation at degree level • Master’s degree in the related fi eld of study will be an added advantage • At least 5 years’ experience at managerial level in the special needs environment, providing specialist services in areas of curriculum development and assessment • Experience in the development and implementation of individual support plans • In-depth knowledge and understanding of learning disabilities and mediating their impact on teaching and learning through remedial education as well as the concept of barriers to learning and support provisioning in general • Knowledge and understanding of the relevant education policies and legislation including White Paper 6 • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills • Project management and computer skills are essential • Ability to work under pressure and as part of a team is critical • Valid driver’s licence and willingness to travel.

NB: Selection process: The application must be prepared to undergo an intensive selection process involving interviews, tasks to be completed on focused activities within a specifi ed time eg developing, writing and delivering presentations on supplied topics. Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service department, and must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV and certifi ed copies of qualifi cations.

Please forward your application, quoting the reference number, to: Mr A Tsamai, Department of Basic Education, Private Bag

X895, Pretoria 0001 or hand deliver to Sol Plaatje House, 222 Struben Street, Pretoria.
Correspondence will only be entered into with short-listed applicants.
Closing date: 4 March 2016
Late/faxed/e-mailed applications will not be considered.

Enquiries: Mr A Tsamai, tel. (012) 357-3321

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