Education Training


Full Time
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REF NO: 28826/01
Branch: Office of the Director-General

Applicants should have a relevant undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7)
and post graduate qualification as recognise by SAQA; 8-10 years’ experience
at senior management level, coupled with proven experience in providing
support to the office of Director-General. 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. The candidate
must be confident, trustworthy, accurate, adaptable and diplomatic. Applicants
must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel extensively.


The successful candidate will be responsible for co-ordinating Business and
Parliamentary process. Overseeing and reporting on the implementation of
department policies programmes and initiatives. Assisting in the servicing of
Director-General clusters, Parliament and Cabinet. Co-ordinating the functions
of the offices of the Minister, Deputy Minister and the Director-General.
Managing communication services of the Department.

Managing Support services to be rendered to provincial education departments. Managing
International Relations in the Department, UNESCO throughout the Republic
of South Africa and Co-ordinating intergovernmental and stakeholder relations
and strategic partnerships.

The ideal candidate would have vision, a mature
sense of leadership and proven management abilities. In addition, the
successful candidate should be an effective communicator with the ability to
define, develop and manage strategic areas of responsibility.

ENQUIRIES : Mr A Tsamai Tel No: (012) 357 3321/ Ms M Thubane Tel No: (012) 357 3297.

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. 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. NB: Applications are invited from appropriately qualified persons for
this senior management position in the Department of Basic Education in
Pretoria. The position requires a proactive person with strong conceptual,
strategic and operational leadership skills as well as proven management
ability. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing support to
the Office of the Director-General.