Department of Education is hiring

POST: Chief Director: (Ref no: 146881/1) BRANCH: Teacher and Professional Development 

CHIEF DIRECTORATE: Education Human Resources Development (EHRD)

SALARY :package of R 1 189 338 per annum

CENTRE: Pretoria


An appropriate recognised Bachelor’s degree or undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) as recognised by SAQA supported by 5 years experience at senior managerial level in high level planning and management. At least 5 years’ experience in both planning and delivery of education, at different levels of the system. A keen understanding of the education policy environment with a delivery mindset. Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills including proven capacity to produce analytical reports. Proven experience in strategic management, research and report writing. Core Competencies: Strategic capacity and leadership, People Management and Empowerment, Financial Management, Change management.

DUTIES: The successful incumbent will be in charge of the Chief Directorate, comprising of the following directorates:

Continuing Professional Teacher Development (CPTD), Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and School Management and Governance (EMGD); He/she will be required to manage staff and the budget of the Chief Directorate, including any other responsibility that may be allocated; The successful candidate will further provide strategic leadership, management, guidance and support to the Chief Directorate in developing and driving the strategy to improve school leadership in collaboration with relevant structures; Oversee the delivery of programmes for the recruitment and training of new teachers, including the management of the Funza Lushaka Bursary programme; Oversee the delivery of a national induction programme for new teachers and principals; Work with South African Council for Educators to monitor and support the implementation of the CPTD management system; Oversee the delivery of programmes for Teacher Appreciation and Support (TASP); Collaborate with the National Institute for Curriculum and Professional Development to ensure the delivery of quality teacher development programmes.  

NOTE: The successful candidate will sign an annual performance agreement,annually disclose his/her financial interests and be subjected to a security clearance. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel extensively. Short-listed candidates may be required to make a presentation to the interview panel, as well as undergo a writing test. ENQUIRIES: Ms N Sathege 012 357 3290/ Ms M Mahape-012 357 3291  

Submitted via post to: Private Bag X895, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-deliver to: The Department of Basic Education, 222 Struben Street, Pretoria  


CLOSING DATE: 23 June 2019 

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on Form Z83 obtainable from any Public Service Department and must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV and certified copies of ID and qualifications

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