Posted on :
26 Jun, 2014
26 Jun, 2014
INFORMATION OFFICER: PROJECT SPECIALIST 18 POSTS REF NO: DHET
Career Development Services Project
These positions will be contract based from the date of appointment until 31
SALARY : R227 802 per annum
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : An NQF level 6 qualification in education, psychology, social science or another
relevant field; At least 2 years’ experience in a career development environment;
Knowledge of providing career information; Experience of using social
networking; Experience in using ICTs in a high tech environment; Experience in
using the Internet and databases to source information; Understanding of labour
market issues in relation to employment, skills supply and demand for career
guidance purposes; Good communication skills, both written and oral; Advisory
skills (telephone, written and face-to-face); Ability to develop and maintain
positive rapport with users of the service; Good knowledge of MS Office and
related Software packages including the ability to efficiently capture data via a
keyboard; Language skills and the ability to communicate well with people at
different levels and from different backgrounds; Good people skills; A valid
driver’s license and the ability to travel is essential; and Multi-lingual in official
South African languages would be an advantage.
DUTIES : To provide and capture career-based information and training. Provide requested
information in respect of careers, qualifications and study opportunities, including
to: Receive, interpret and respond to telephone and electronic queries through
telephone and ICT (social networks). Log on and record caller information on
system. Source information from database or senior team members (if required).
Provide required information and training to users and stakeholders. Follow-up
and finalise outstanding enquiries and provide required information. Redirect
enquires that need advanced research and interpretation. Conduct interviews and
provide applicable advice. Capture information in the database, including to:
Receive completed prescribed information sheet (online or offline).
Record/capture information on system for future reference. Promote and
disseminating career, qualifications and study opportunities information, including
to: Contribute to the producing of career guidance information. Participate in
electronic and media campaigns. Participate in events and exhibitions. Participate
in roll-out of information dissemination as required. Distribute standard packs
(e.g. brochures, booklets, toolkits).
ENQUIRIES : Mr D Sebela or Ms A Nenguda Tel No: 012 312 5512/6190
APPLICATIONS : Please forward your application, quoting the reference number to: The Director-
General, Department of Higher Education and Training, Private Bag X174,
Pretoria, 0001 Or Hand Deliver To: 123 Francis Baard Street, (Old Name 123
Schoeman Street), Cnr Sophie De Bruyn & Francis Baard Street, (Old Name Cnr
Schubart & Schoeman), Pretoria, Reception Area.
CLOSING DATE : 04 July 2014, applications received after the closing date or faxed applications will not be considered.
NOTE : Applications must be submitted on form Z83 obtainable from any public service
department (you can click here to download) and must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV and certified
copies of qualifications. The successful candidate will be subjected to a security
clearance and verification of qualifications. Interviewed candidates will be
subjected to a competency assessment where necessary. Correspondence will
only be entered into with short-listed applicants.
Note: The positions will be based in DHET Head Office, Pretoria to assist with the
management and implementation of the Career Development Services project. All
contract appointments are subject to satisfactory performance and a 6-month
probationary period. The overall objects of the project are to support, coordinate
and guide the provision of a national Career Development Service through a
mass multi-channel educational campaign by radio, newspapers, exhibitions,
telephone helpline services and support for face-to-face advisory services.