DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION DIRECTOR: CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL TEACHER DEVELOPMENT



  • Full Time
  • Gauteng, Pretoria

Department of Basic Education (DBE)



The Department of Basic Education is committed to providing equal opportunities
and practicing affirmative action employment. It is our intention to promote
representivity (race, gender, disability) in the Department through filling of these
posts and candidates whose transfer, promotion, or appointment will promote
representivity will receive preference. Preference will firstly be given to excess
employees and secondly to current Public Service employees.
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: Mr A Tsamai/Ms H Nemabaka
CLOSING DATE: 6 May 2022
NOTE: Applications must be submitted on Form Z83 obtainable from any Public
Service; Department and must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV and copies
of ID and qualifications. Divers’ License and registration certification must be
attached if required. Required documents need not be certified when applying for the
post, only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified documents on or
before the day of the interview following communication from HR. 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.
POST: DIRECTOR: CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL TEACHER DEVELOPMENT
Ref: DBE/26/2022
Branch: Teacher, Education Human Resources and Institutional Development
Chief Directorate: Education Human Resources Development
Directorate: Continuing Professional Teacher Development
Salary: R1 073 187 per annum (All-inclusive remuneration package)
Centre: Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS: A three-year relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
qualification (NQF Level 7) as recognized by SAQA; A minimum of five years’
relevant experience in middle/senior managerial level in the education sector; Good
communication (verbal and written) skills, presentation skills, analytical skills,
strategic planning and reporting skills, computer literacy, leadership skills, project
management, stakeholder management skills, risk management and financial
management; Should be a strategic thinker who has the ability to lead within a
diverse environment; Should be able to work under pressure.; Candidate should
have ability to maintain sound interpersonal relations; Extensive experience in quality
and diversification of curriculum delivery and the design of continuing professional
teacher development programs thereto is a prerequisite; Preference will be given to
candidates who have a working knowledge of the Education Policies, PFMA and
Treasury Regulations applicable to the public service, NEPA, Educators Employment
Act, SASA, Teacher Development Framework and Policies; A good understanding
of Curriculum and teacher development within the sector; A sound and through
understanding of the Education Sector.
DUTIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for: Managing and developing
innovative and effective teacher development systems and programmes; Driving the
Continuing Professional teacher development (CPTD) management system;
Developing continuing professional teacher development courses that are
pedagogically sound, data driven and content rich; Monitoring and evaluation of the
impact and efficacy of the teacher development initiatives; Communicating improved
teacher development strategies and practices. Managing the National Teacher
Awards and the Teacher Appreciation and Support Programme of the DBE. Working
with relevant stakeholders and Unions to promote continuous Teacher Development
activities. Providing strategic leadership to staff and developing annual plans; and
Managing the finances of the Directorate in line with the Public Finance Management
Act.
Further note that the successful candidate will have to sign an annual performance
agreement, annually disclose his/her financial interests and be subjected to a
security clearance.
NOTE: A Certificate for SMS pre-entry programme is required for all SMS
appointment, the full details of the outlined requirements and course information can
be sourced by following the link. https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-preentry programme/. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a
technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical element of the job, the
logistics of which will be communicated by the department. Following the interview
and the technical exercise, 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. The incumbent will have to
sign an annual performance agreement as well as annually disclose his/her financial
interests and be subjected to a security clearance.
ENQUIRIES: Mr A Tsamai Tel No: 012 357 3321/Ms H Nemabaka Tel No: 012 357
3289