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The Department of Basic Education is committed to providing equal opportunities and practicing affirmativeaction employment

DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION


The Department of Basic Education is committed to providing equal opportunities and practicing affirmative
action employment. It is our intention to promote equity through the filling of all numeric targets as contained
in the Employment Equity Plan. To facilitate this process successfully, an indication of race, gender and
disability status is required. Preference will be given to underrepresented groups as per the DBE
Employment Equity Targets. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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.
For Attention: Ms N Monyela/Ms M Mahape
Closing date: 11 July 2023
NOTE: Applications must be submitted on the most recently approved Z83 Application for
Employment Form, obtainable from the DBE Website or any Public Service
Department/Webpage. Use of the old Z83 Form will result in disqualification. The
Z83 must be completed in full and page 2 duly signed. A clear indication of the
post and reference number that is being applied for must be indicated on your Z83.
Applicants are not required to submit copies of qualifications and other relevant
documents on application but must submit the Z83 with a detailed Curriculum Vitae.
(ONLY). Certified copies of qualifications and other relevant documents will be
requested from shortlisted candidates on or before the day of the interview.
Successful candidates will be subjected to Personnel Suitability Checks (criminal
record, citizenship & financial/asset record checks, qualification and employment
verification including social media profiles). Appointment is subject to positive
results of the security clearance process. The successful candidate will be required
to sign an annual performance agreement and, where applicable, annually disclose
his/her financial interests. All applicants are required to declare any conflict or
perceived conflict of interest, to disclose memberships of Boards and directorships
that they may be associated with. Applicants who do not comply with the
requirements outlined above, will not be considered. Applications received after the
closing date and e-mailed or faxed applications will not be considered.


POST: CHIEF EDUCATION SPECIALIST: EDITING AND QUALITY ASSURANCE:


DBE/15/2023
Branch: Curriculum Policy, Support and Monitoring
Chief Directorate: Public Examinations and Assessments
Directorate: Public Examinations
Salary: R1002 012.00 per annum (All-Inclusive remuneration package)
Centre: Pretoria


REQUIREMENTS:

A recognised three (3) or four (4) year (NQF level 6) post matric qualification or
equivalent qualification as recognised by SAQA, which includes a professional
teachers qualifications and registration with SACE as professional educator; with
majors in at least one of the Languages of Learning and Teaching (LOLT) and a
language at the second year level, in one of the South African Official languages;
A postgraduate qualification would be an advantage; A minimum of 9 years’
teaching experience including at least 4 years’ editing and quality assurance
experience; Extensive and relevant knowledge and experience relating to
examinations and assessment specifically relating to the translation; Proofreading and quality assurance of question papers and examination related
material, such as practical assessment tasks in Grades 10-12; Training experience
to lead, develop and implement capacity building programmes; Good
communication and report-writing skills; Good computer skills including MS Word,
MS Excel, MS Power Point, MS Access and MS Teams are recommended. The
candidate must be able to work accurately with meticulous attention to detail and
commitment to a high standard of work. Good interpersonal skills with the ability
to function under pressure and independently as well as in a team; Ability to
manage a team of people from diverse backgrounds.


DUTIES:

The successful candidate will be responsible for Management and administration
of the Editing and Quality Assurance Section in the Chief Directorate: National
Assessment and Public Examinations. Translate, edit and quality assure
examination material of various public examinations. Promote innovation and
creativity by developing and enhancing current quality assurance processes and
procedures. Implement departmental control measures.


Note: All shortlisted candidateS may be expected to demonstrate their skills in a short
task as part of the interview and will be subjected to a security clearance. Also,
shortlisted candidates may be required to perform competency assessment. The
successful candidate will have to sign an annual performance agreement, annually
disclose his/ her financial interests and be subjected to a security clearance.


ENQUIRIES: Ms N Monyela (012) 357 3294/ Ms M Mahape (012) 357 3291

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