CHIEF EDUCATION SPECIALIST (DISTRICT COORDINATION, MONITORING AND SUPPORT) (REF NO. DBE/53/2017)
Branch: Planning and Delivery Oversight Unit
Directorate: District-level Planning and Implementation Support
SALARY : All-inclusive remuneration package of R812 724 per annum
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must have a recognised three or four qualification degree or equivalent qualification plus nine (9) years relevant experience in education management and leadership at national, provincial or district level. The successful candidate will be expected to have extensive knowledge of and insight into education policies and legislation for education districts.
It is required that the applicant will have proven research and development skills, strategic planning, verbal and written communication skills, experience in policy making processes and the management of budgets.
In addition, the successful candidate must have sound knowledge of issues, challenges and initiatives pertaining to the delivery of quality education and support given to schools by education districts. The successful candidate will have good management, organisational, liaison, administrative and co-ordination skills, good interpersonal and stakeholder liaison skills. Good project management and report writing skills including the writing of analytical reports and advanced computer literacy will serve as an added advantage.
The applicant must be able to work in a team, take initiative with regards to challenges, be able to promote, plan and implement effective monitoring and support of schools by districts. Applicants must be registered with SACE as a professional educator. Applicants must have a valid driver’s licence, be willing to travel extensively and proven capacity to work under pressure.
DUTIES : The incumbent will be responsible for: Managing and providing strategic leadership and management to the Implementation and Improvement Support Sub-Directorate; Policy development, implementation, monitoring and support; Conceptualising and implementing special intervention programmes to provide strategic implementation and improvement support to provinces and districts; Identifying key areas of planning, conceptual or capacity challenge to effective delivery of quality education; Replicating and facilitating sharing of best practice with education districts; Providing additional support and oversee implementation of support strategies to districts identified as “underperforming or at risk”; Conducting an annual analysis of credibility and implementation of district improvement plans (DIPs); Providing intensive support to districts through specialist teams for the analysis and utilisation of assessment data to improve performance; Providing assistance for the development of district-/circuit-level improvement strategies based on performance data analysis; Preparation of operational and risk management plans and the writing of monthly, quarterly and annual reports in line with the reporting time frames; and Developing and overseeing the implementation of key competencies and skills for district officials.
ENQUIRIES : Ms J Masipa (012 3573295)/ Ms N Monyela (012 357 3294)
NOTE : Shortlisted candidates must be prepared to undergo an intensive selection process which involves interviews, completing tasks on focused activities within a specified time e.g. developing, writing and delivering presentations on supplied topics.
CLOSING DATE : 01 December 2017
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 qualifications. 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 short-listed applicants. Short-listed candidates will be required to undertake a writing test as part of the interview process. Applications received after the closing date, e-mailed or faxed applications will not considered.