November 21, 2022

DEPUTY DIRECTOR: SCHOOL SAFETY REF NO: DBE/61/2022

CENTRE : Department of Basic Education (Pretoria)

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in a possession of a three year relevant (NQF Level 6) post
matric qualification in the social/human sciences (a relevant postgraduate
qualification will be an added advantage); At least four (4) years relevant
experience at supervisory level; Substantial experience in the design and
management of programmes; Experience in monitoring and evaluation of
programmes; An understanding of current education and/or school safety
policies and trends; Strong conceptual and report writing skills, good
communication, interpersonal and networking skills; A self-starter; Ability to
liaise with officials at all levels of government and key stakeholders in the field;
Ability to work independently as well as in a team; A valid driver’s licence and
be willing to travel extensively.

DUTIES : The successful candidate will develop policies, strategies and programmes to
ensure safe and secure learning environments; Implement the national
framework for school safety; Establish sustainable partnerships on school
safety and creating safety nets for vulnerable children; Liaise and co-operate
with Provincial Education Departments, National government departments,
Universities, Research Organizations as well as NGOs and Civic
Organizations; Monitor and evaluate policies, strategies and programmes to
promote and maintain a rights culture including gender equity and an ethos of
respect and non-violence; Extract, collate and communicate data from various
sources into actionable insights; Build and maintain core reporting frameworks

and create mapping visualisations and models using recognised geospatial
and statistical analysis methods to improve the implementation of relevant
safety programmes; Represent the Directorate both internally and externally
as required; Liaise with and report to government departments and project
funders; Manage internal and external partnerships.

ENQUIRIES : Ms N Monyela Tel No: (012) 357 3294/ Ms J Masipa Tel No: (012) 357 3295

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

NOTE : Applications are invited from appropriately qualified persons for this middle
management position in the Department of Basic Education in Pretoria. The
position requires a proactive person with strong conceptual and strategic
leadership skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for the
development and maintenance of policies, strategies and programmes aimed
at ensuring safe and secure learning environments and the establishment of
sustainable partnerships on school safety for learners and educators. Note:
Shortlisted candidates may be required to make a presentation to the interview
panel.

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