Basic Education Circular 36 of 2021


The employment decision shall be informed by the Employment Equity Plan of the Department. It is the Department’s intention to promote equity (race, gender and disability) through the filling of this post(s) with a candidate whose transfer / promotion / appointment will promote representatively in line with the numerical targets as contained in our Employment Equity Plan. The Department reserves the right to withdraw posts, if by doing so, the interests of the Department will be best served.


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 or the Department of Public Service and Administration vacancy circulars at

FOR ATTENTION                   :            Ms J Masipa/Ms N Monyela

CLOSING DATE                     :            29 October 2021

NOTE                                       : Applications must be submitted on Form Z83 obtainable from any Public

Service; Department and must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV, ID and qualifications. Drivers’ License and registration certified must be attached if required. Required documents need not be certified when applying for post, only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified documents on or before the day of the interview following communication from HR. Applicants who do not comply with the above mentioned requirements will not be considered. Applications received after the closing date, e-mailed or faxed applications will not be considered.




POST 36/01                            :            DIRECTOR:     HUMAN    RESOURCE     DEVELOPMENT     AND     SOCIAL


Branch: Finance and Administration

Chief Directorate: Human Resource Management, Development and Labour Relations

Directorate: Human Resource Development and Social Responsibility


SALARY                                  : R1 057 326 per annum, All-Inclusive remuneration package

CENTRE                                  :            Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS                  :       Applicants must be in possession of a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

qualification (NQF Level 7) as recognised by SAQA. At least five (5) years’ experience at middle/senior management level executing Human Resources Development and Social Responsibility duties. Experience in the management of skills development and training, employment equity, employee health and wellness, bursary, internship and learnership programmes; Ability to manage, co-ordinate and support capacity building and training programmes for departmental employees; Ability to facilitate the development and maintenance of the Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Human Resource Development Plan (HRD Plan); Ability to manage the internal and compulsory induction and bursary programmes; Ability to manage the implementation of the employee health and wellness programme and compile 4 PILLARS operational plans and relevant reports; Ability to organise commemorations and campaigns. Sound knowledge of relevant legislations is essential including the Employment Equity Act, Skills Development Act, Skills Development Levies Act, Public Service Act, Public Service Regulations, Labour Relations Act, Employment of Educators Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Employment Equity Act, Public Finance Management Act and National Skills Development Strategies. Sound understanding of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), the role of the Sector for Education, Training and Authority (SETAs). Understanding of the Performance Management and Development System and Processes. He or she be in possession of the following skills: counselling, analytical, problem solving, planning, facilitation, communication, financial management; and organisational skills; Highly credible professional with good leadership, people management and empowerment, policy making, conflict resolution, negotiation and sound management skills; must a team player and strategist. 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.

DUTIES                                    : The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and monitoring the

implementation of skills development and training, employment equity, internship, learnership, bursary, employee health and wellness and diversity management programmes. Compiling Workplace Skills, Human Resource Development Implementation, Employment Equity, Employee Health and Wellness (4 PILLARS) Operational Plans and relevant reports. Assessing the impact of training within the Department. Conducting skills audit. Conduct PMDS, induction and diversity management workshops. Organising campaigns and commemorations. Ensuring successful administration and implementation of the internship and learnership programmes; Managing the development, maintenance, monitoring and interpretation of the employment Equity Plan (EEP); Ensuring that the department complies with reporting requirements in line with the EEP; Providing expert advice to the department in pursuit of EEP targets and requirements; Managing issues of diversity such as race, gender and disability.

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

NOTE                                       : A Certificate for SMS pre-entry programme is required for all SMS

appointments, the full details of the outlined requirements and course information can be sourced by following the link 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.




POST 36/02                            :            ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION, RESEARCH AND


(One-Year Renewable Contract) Branch: Delivery and Support

Chief Directorate: Planning and Implementation Support

Directorate: School Level Planning, Monitoring Development and Support The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has put measures in place to support the implementation of school improvement support programmes. Such support often takes the form of assisting with strengthening the utilisation of data to craft data-driven interventions to improve learner performance, so as to bring about an improvement in the overall quality of our education system. As part of this process, the DBE is inviting applications for a suitably qualified individual to be appointed as a Systems Administrator.


SALARY                                  :            R470 040 per annum

CENTRE                                  :            Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS                  : The applicant should have a three-year relevant post matric qualification (NQF

Level 6) or equivalent qualification. Three (3) years relevant experience. Advanced computer skills in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Outlook); Experience in the development and testing of data management templates to generate electronic reports. Ability to carry out research and analysis of data. Good knowledge of different programmes and methods to analyse qualitative and quantitative data. Excellent writing and presentation skills. Ability to work with a team and under pressure to meet deadlines.

DUTIES                                    :          The successful candidate will be developing data management templates and

systems to capture and analyse data/information submitted; Receive and monitor actual school visit reports on a daily/weekly basis from monitors in provinces; Capture analysed data to generate reports; Consolidate school visit reports, generate electronic district, provincial and national reports; Quality assure statistical and textual data on actual visit reports from monitors; Provision  of  guidance  and  support  to  Project  Managers  and  monitors on


completion and consolidation of data on monitoring instruments; Disseminate reports and relevant information to Project Managers and provinces and perform any other functions as deemed appropriate by the Director within the ambit of the labour law.

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

NOTE                                       : Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a test and will be subjected

to a security clearance.

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