Management Position At Department Of Basic Education - Jobs in South Africa

Management Position At Department Of Basic Education

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19 May, 2016

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DIRECTOR: Research Coodination, Monitoring And Evaluation
REF NO: RCME/01/2016
Branch: Office of the Director General
Directorate: Research Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation
PURPOSE: This unit requires a suitably qualified seasoned researcher and manager to head this unit. The unit is responsible for reporting on the overall performance of the basic education system through analytical, research, monitoring and evaluation activities in relation to medium to long-range goals of quality basic education. The unit’s functions include developing integrated reports on schooling and learning outcomes in response to the core mandate of quality basic education especially as these relate to national and international commitments at sector level. This involves drawing on various sources of credible information in line with the Action Plan to 2019: towards the Realisation of Schooling 2030 and the National Development Plan. The unit also includes liaison, networking, and capacity building to build research, evaluation and analytical skills in order to provide strategic decision support in the basic education sector.

SALARY : All-Inclusive remuneration package of R 864 177 per annum CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : A Bachelors degree qualification/or equivalent qualification in social or quantitative sciences, quantitative research or economics. 5 years sector experience in planning, research, monitoring or evaluation in education. 5 years’ experience in developing policy, planning and monitoring networks. Understanding of the role of sectoral programmes, resourcing and plans in order to develop high level presentations on provincial and national sector progress in the sector. Deep understanding of education sector research, studies and surveys which provide information, data and information on factors influencing sectoral performance. Ability to assist in strategic policy and research analysis using presentations with quantitative evidence backed by qualitative data disaggregated appropriately. Ability to develop, use, manage and apply different education indicators in support of institutional, programmatic, sectoral and entity contributions to the DBE mandate. Technical and management ability to manage large scale research projects in basic education. Ability to lead the liaison, networking and strategic alignment of inter-provincial and entity interventions in critical areas of research, monitoring and evaluation as well as medium to long-term sector planning, monitoring and evaluation. Understanding and experience of the use of statistical applications and packages using large education datasets. Postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage.

DUTIES : The Director will undertake extensive statistical analysis and coordinate and implement research in the sector. She/he will analyse and implement sector research, studies and analytical surveys which provide information, data and 12 information on factors influencing sectoral performance. The director will develop, use, manage and supply different education indicators in support of institutional, programmatic, sectoral and entity contributions to the DBE mandate. The director will have technical and management ability to manage large scale research projects in basic education. The director will lead the liaison, networking and strategic alignment of inter-provincial and entity interventions in critical areas of research , monitoring and evaluation as well as medium-to-long-term sector planning, monitoring and evaluation. The director will use statistical applications and packages using large education datasets daily in order to support sector planning, research, evaluation and decision support at strategic level.

ENQUIRIES : Mr A Tsamai-012 357 3321

NOTE : All short-listed candidates for the above post will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, whilst selected interviewed candidates will be subjected to a 2-day competency assessment that will test generic managerial competencies. Appointment will be subject to the signing of a performance agreement, employment contract and annual financial disclosures.

APPLICATIONS : Submitted via post to: Private Bag X895, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-deliver to: The Department of Basic Education, 222 Struben Street, Pretoria. Please visit the Department of Education’s website at www.education.gov.za or the Department of Public Service and Administration vacancy circulars at www.dpsa.gov.za
FOR ATTENTION : Mr A Tsamai

CLOSING DATE : 27 May 2016

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. 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.

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