National School of Government Circular 29 of 2021


The National School of Government (The NSG) contributes to the building of an effective, capable and professional public service through the provision of relevant, mandatory and non-mandatory training programmes.
APPLICATIONS                     :            Postal: The Principal: National School of Government, Private Bag X759,

Pretoria, 0001 or E-mail at [email protected].

FOR ATTENTION                   :            Kindly contact Ms Letty Raseroka (012) 441 6626 or Mr Mpho Mugodo, (012)


CLOSING DATE                     :            03 September 2021

NOTE                                       : Suitably qualified, dynamic, passionate and experienced persons are invited to

apply for the vacant permanent position of Chief Director: Cadet and Foundational Management. Applicants are requested to visit the NSG website at or for information on the requirements and duties of the position. Applications must consist of: A fully completed and signed new Z83 form with a comprehensive CV containing contactable references as well as copies of qualifications and identity document. Therefore only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified document on or before the day of the interview. The relevant reference number must be quoted in the application form. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise as well as personnel suitability checks such as security vetting, citizen verification, financial records check and qualifications verifications. The successful candidate will be expected to sign a performance agreement within three months from the date of assumption and to disclose particulars of all registrable financial interests within a month. The selection process will be in line with the Senior Management System requirements. The employment decision shall be informed by the Employment Equity Plan of the Department to achieve its Employment Equity targets. It is the Department’s intention to promote equity (race, gender and disability) through the filling of this post. The NSG reserves the right not to make an appointment and to use other recruitment processes. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme (Nyukela) is required for being considered for this SMS post. Enrolment for the course should be made on the NSG’s website at




POST 29/78                            :            CHIEF DIRECTOR: CADET AND FOUNDATIONAL MANAGEMENT REF

NO: NSG: 02/2021

Job purpose: Lead the effective and efficient roll out of Education, Training and Development (ETD) interventions for cadet and foundational development which entails the education, training & development of graduates who wish to join the public service from interns up to occupational level 8 or equivalent bands in other areas of the state.


SALARY                                  : R1 251 183 per annum, comprising basic salary (70% of package), (An

inclusive remuneration package commencing) contribution to the Government Employee Pension Fund (15% of basic salary level 14).

CENTRE                                  : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS                  :          A relevant undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA.

Successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme (Nyukela). A post graduate degree (NQF level 8) will be preferable. Experience: 5 years’ proven experience at a senior managerial level. Knowledge: In depth knowledge and understanding of the Education Training & Development (ETD) environment and in the delivery of Continuing Education Programmes (CEP). Working knowledge of technology platforms for open distance learning. Knowledge of local, continental and global trends of public sector capacity building programmes. Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation principles, tools and methods. Knowledge of the Department’s mandate in the


context of national priorities as set out in the Constitution. National Development Plan (NDP) and the Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) and its relationship with various stakeholders, internationally, provincially and locally. Knowledge of strategic planning and budgeting. Knowledge of the NQF and Accreditation Dispensation. Good knowledge of legislative frameworks governing the public sector. Competencies/skills: Ability to: Provide strategic leadership and development; Implement the National Development Plan imperatives in relation to collaboration, outsourcing, and monitoring. Set, achieve and sustain standards of quality and excellence. Conduct and apply in depth research and report writing. Apply generic editing and proof-reading skills. Collaborate with bodies operating in the NQF (SAQA, Quality Councils, Department of Higher Education and Training, Higher Education Institutions and relevant SETAs). Interpret and apply relevant legislation and policies within the ETDP environment. Apply flexible problem solving & decision making by applying quantitative and qualitative information. Implement re-engineered work processes and technology to address operational challenges. Work across functional and departmental boundaries towards integrated service delivery. Implement innovation to the function. Prepare and deliver presentations on functional areas. Communicate excellently, both verbally and in writing. Personal Attributes: Ability to: Lead, inspire, coach and mentor staff at a strategic level. Select, develop, and performance-manage staff to deliver rapid, responsive and reliable service from their components. Interface vigorously at executive / strategic levels within and outside the organisation; Negotiate and manage effective service levels in respect of the function with clients (internal and external) and service providers to ensure sustained quality service delivery. Resolve conflicts decisively. Travel and work extended hours. Work under pressure to meet deadlines. Apply honesty and Integrity in the area of work; dynamic and energetic.

DUTIES                                    : The incumbent will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the Chief

Directorate. Key Results Areas: Develop and provide quality ETD programmes and opportunities to graduates who wish to join the public sector from interns up to occupation level 8 (or equivalent occupations in other sectors). Develop and provide opportunities for training that leads to career advancement of employees in highly skilled production levels. Collaborate with various partners to roll out training to the target group. Update and maintain existing curriculum for Cadet and Foundation level. Lead and manage the strategies and governance processes of the Chief Directorate to advance the mandate of the NSG. Establish working partnerships with stakeholders involved in youth training and development across all sectors such as SETA’s. Manage engagements with stakeholders in respect of skills development opportunities for technical, highly skilled production, and specialized occupations.

ENQUIRIES                            : Ms Z. Lamati Tel No: (012) 441 6019






Office of the Principal


SALARY                                  : R376 596 per annum (Level 09)

CENTRE                                  : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS                  :          Appropriate   3   years   Degree   (NQF   Level   7)   or   equivalent   in   Office

Management, Public Management/ Administration or related Social Sciences as recognized by SAQA. A relevant 3-5 years’ experience in an Office Administration environment of which 2-3 years must be in an executive office. Knowledge: Knowledge of Cabinet, Parliamentary and diplomatic protocols. Diary Management. Filling and record keeping. Microsoft Office. Knowledge of PFMA Knowledge of PFMA, Knowledge of Public Service Regulations Framework. Knowledge of legislations, policies, prescripts and procedures. Knowledge of Minimum Information Security Standards (MISS) Act. Knowledge of office support and administration. To maintain effective communication channels enabled with current technologies. Competencies/Skills: Ability to promote adherence to government policy. Basic financial management skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills. Advanced communications skills to interface effectively at senior levels within and beyond the Department. Presentation skills. Problem solving skills. Decision making skills. Client orientation and customer focus. Change management.  Planning


and organizing skills. Basic project management skills. Diversity management skills. Basic Numeracy skills. Good writing skills. Personal Attributes: Meticulous approach to work. Keen attention to detail; Ability to work in a team, “can-do” attitude, Systematic approach in doing work. Reliability. Trustworthy. Honest. Impartial. Self-management. Attention to details. Willing to travel and work long hours. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

DUTIES                                    : Office Management: Managing the Principal’s diary on a daily basis and ensure

it corresponds/not conflict with NSG’s and Ministerial key activities. Compiling memoranda and letters and attending to general correspondence in the Office of the Principal. Disseminating information internally and externally as required. Ensure that all messages for the Principal are recorded accurately and properly and reach the Principal timeously. Conduct basic research (e.g. country profiles) or as requested by the Principal. Engage and interact with the Principal on a continuous basis to provide status updates on key activities. Record, monitor and manage the Principal’s task list and track progress by following up regularly. Manage filing and review correspondence on a daily basis. Reply to correspondence that comes to the Principal’s Office. Facilitate the procurement of equipment and office supplies. Ensure that travel and procurement of goods is aligned with all financial prescripts, rules and regulations. Manage administrative and logistical arrangements related to the Principal’s office. Render secretarial support services. Liaise with internal, external and international stakeholders. Professional/ personal management of the Principal’s domestic affairs and household.

ENQUIRIES                            : Mr R Nchabeleng Tel No: (012) 441 6328

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