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Branch: Social Mobilisation and Support Services
Directorate: Sport and Enrichment in Education

SALARY: All- Inclusive remuneration package of R779 295 per annum

CENTRE: Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate and recognised Bachelor’s degree or National Diploma in the social sciences, sports sciences, performing arts or education (a relevant postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage). This should be supported by substantial experience in education, sports administration and/or the performing arts including four years of experience at a supervisory level. Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills are vital. Proven experience in the management of large scale sports or arts and culture projects will be an advantage.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for: Managing the School Sports Programme. Co-ordinate and attend Inter-Provincial School Sports meetings (including stakeholder meetings). Draw up the Annual School Sport Plan in collaboration with Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA). Develop and distribute information regarding the SA Schools National Championships to provinces (i.e. Tournament Manuals, etc.). Design report template for provincial and national events.

Monitor district league tournaments, including provincial and national events. Follow-up on reports from provinces. Coordinate and compile reports from provinces. Coordinate, support and monitor provincial and national School Sport initiatives such as the Sports Focus Schools, the building of facilities by the partners, etc.

Formalise partnerships between partners and the Department. Manage and monitor the implementation of partnership programmes. Coordinate and manage multi-stakeholder meetings on the delivery of the School Sport Programme. Liaise and co-operate with provincial education departments, national government departments, universities, research organizations, sports federations, as well as NGOs and civic organizations on school sport and choral music.

Coordinate and manage meetings for the eisteddfod. Coordinate the prescription and typesetting of music for the upcoming championships. Coordinate and manage all logistics for the provincial and national eisteddfod championships. Coordinate and manage the development programme for the adjudicators, conductors, data capturers and programme directors at provincial and national levels.
Coordinate and manage the Farm School Programme. Monitor and evaluate the provincial championships.

Monitor and evaluate policies and strategies to promote choral music and sports. Formalise partnerships on choral music between partners and the Department. Compile monthly progress reports and set targets for the next month. Meet with individual organisations regarding proposals to the Department. Compile of Submissions. Compile of responses to Parliamentary Questions.

Handle general enquiries on School Sport and Choral Music. Draft Agendas and Minutes as required. Represent the Directorate, both internally and externally as required. Liaise with and report to project funders. Perform any other tasks as required by the Director: Sport and Enrichment in Education.

ENQUIRIES: Ms J Masipa (012 3573295)/ Ms N Monyela (012 357 3294)

NOTE: The successful candidate will sign an annual performance agreement. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, be willing to work long hours and travel extensively. Short-listed candidates will be required to make a presentation to the interview panel, as well as to undergo a competency test.

Applications are invited from appropriately qualified persons for this position in the Department of Basic Education in Pretoria. The position requires a proactive person with strong conceptual, strategic and operational leadership skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes to promote school sport and enrichment programmes including choral music.

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 be considered.