Vacancy:Director-Guateng Department of Education





(5 Years Fixed Term Contract Performance Based) Chief Directorate: Education Planning & Research


SALARY : R948 174 per annum (All-inclusive package)


CENTRE : Head Office, Johannesburg


REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate NQF level 7 qualification in Educational Research, Measurement, Educational Psychology, Statistics, Economics or a closely related field is required. A Masters (NQF level 9) would be an added advantage, with at least a minimum of 5 years middle/ senior management experience. Evidence of research or administrative leadership is highly desirable. Knowledge of advance analytical skills and extensive knowledge of the prescripts of the Public Service, Education Policies and strategies. Competencies: Broad political and technical understanding of current education research trends and proven ability to successfully interact with colleagues in the field on substantive issues. Track record of strategic thinking and problem solving. Demonstrated ability to scaffold and support the professional and scientific growth of research staff. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate research findings and trends to policymakers, scholars, and the media. Experience in successfully managing research budgets and relevant financial metrics. Strong management skills, including the ability to handle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and lead and motivate professional staff. Computer literate. Valid South African driver’s license is essential.


DUTIES : Lead the work on design, analysis and reporting for departmental, provincial, national and international educational research. Provide leadership in developing research plan and evaluate the feasibility of research initiatives. Support and facilitate the development of researchers and research initiatives, and provide leadership in bringing research capabilities into strategic research projects and programmes. Consult on proposal development in responses to requests for proposals for internal and external research projects. Provide leadership in the design and implementation of complex research projects involving the coordination of tasks and staff, consult with staff as needed, and monitor all research activities and projects for the unit. Implement quality control procedures to ensure the high quality of research reports. Provide advice and guidance in respect of all services, policies, systems and development. Serve as liaison between the department and client groups such as policy and/or advisory boards, other government agencies, foundations, and universities. Disseminate and contribute to the dissemination of research findings through publication of books, articles, and research reports and participation in seminars, symposia, and professional organizations. Provide professional leadership in and foster collaboration within the research community at large. Manage efficient directing of all knowledge management requirements and designs. Develop an organisational knowledge system for the management of storage, access and flow of information. Administer and ensure the implementation of an organisational knowledge system for the management of storage, access and flow of information, and ensure maintenance thereof. Develop and ensure implementation and maintenance of an integrated knowledge management plan. Advocate integrated knowledge management and use in Department.


ENQUIRIES : Mr. Hector Tsosane Tel No: 011 843 6533


APPLICATIONS : Applications must be delivered or posted to: Physical address: 26th Loveday Street, Kuyasa Building, Johannesburg.

Postal address: The Director: Recruitment and Selection, Gauteng Department of Education, P.O. Box 7710, Johannesburg, 2000.

CLOSING DATE : 31 August 2018


NOTE : Applications must be submitted on a Z83 form, obtainable from any public service department or website, which must be completed in full and originally signed. An updated CV as well as certified copy of your identity document and qualifications must be attached. The specific reference number of the post must be quoted. Failure to comply with these instructions will disqualify applications from being processed. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Department reserves the right not to make appointment(s) to the advertised post(s). Suitable candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks (criminal record check, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study verification and previous employment verification). Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic management competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic management and development for SMS posts.