• Full Time
  • Pretoria, Gauteng, ZK Matthews Building, 70 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, 0001 View on Map
  • National School of Government posted 4 weeks ago
  • Posted : Aug 23, 2021 -Accepting applications
  • Salary: R1,251,183.00 - R1,251,183.00 / Annual
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary R1 251 183 per annum, comprising basic salary (70% of package), (An inclusive remuneration package commencing) contribution to the Government Employee Pension Fund (15% of basic salary level 14).
  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Education, training & skills development
  • Reference REF NO: NSG: 02/2021
  • Centre Pretoria
  • Enquiries
    Ms Z. Lamati Tel No: (012) 441 6019
  • Where to submit application
  • Notes
    Suitably qualified, dynamic, passionate and experienced persons are invited to apply for the vacant permanent position of Chief Director: Cadet and Foundational Management. Applicants are requested to visit the NSG website at or for information on the requirements and duties of the position. Applications must consist of: A fully completed and signed new Z83 form with a comprehensive CV containing contactable references as well as copies of qualifications and identity document. Therefore only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified document on or before the day of the interview. The relevant reference number must be quoted in the application form. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise as well as personnel suitability checks such as security vetting, citizen verification, financial records check and qualifications verifications. The successful candidate will be expected to sign a performance agreement within three months from the date of assumption and to disclose particulars of all registrable financial interests within a month. The selection process will be in line with the Senior Management System requirements. The employment decision shall be informed by the Employment Equity Plan of the Department to achieve its Employment Equity targets. It is the Department’s intention to promote equity (race, gender and disability) through the filling of this post. The NSG reserves the right not to make an appointment and to use other recruitment processes. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme (Nyukela) is required for being considered for this SMS post. Enrolment for the course should be made on the NSG’s website at

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS: A relevant undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA. Successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme (Nyukela). A post graduate degree (NQF level 8) will be preferable. Experience: 5 years’ proven experience at a senior managerial level. Knowledge: In depth knowledge and understanding of the Education Training & Development (ETD) environment and in the delivery of Continuing Education Programmes (CEP). Working knowledge of technology platforms for open distance learning. Knowledge of local, continental and global trends of public sector capacity building programmes. Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation principles, tools and methods. Knowledge of the Department’s mandate in the 55 context of national priorities as set out in the Constitution. National Development Plan (NDP) and the Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) and its relationship with various stakeholders, internationally, provincially and locally. Knowledge of strategic planning and budgeting. Knowledge of the NQF and Accreditation Dispensation. Good knowledge of legislative frameworks governing the public sector. Competencies/skills: Ability to: Provide strategic leadership and development; Implement the National Development Plan imperatives in relation to collaboration, outsourcing, and monitoring. Set, achieve and sustain standards of quality and excellence. Conduct and apply in depth research and report writing. Apply generic editing and proof-reading skills. Collaborate with bodies operating in the NQF (SAQA, Quality Councils, Department of Higher Education and Training, Higher Education Institutions and relevant SETAs). Interpret and apply relevant legislation and policies within the ETDP environment. Apply flexible problem solving & decision making by applying quantitative and qualitative information. Implement re-engineered work processes and technology to address operational challenges. Work across functional and departmental boundaries towards integrated service delivery. Implement innovation to the function. Prepare and deliver presentations on functional areas. Communicate excellently, both verbally and in writing. Personal Attributes: Ability to: Lead, inspire, coach and mentor staff at a strategic level. Select, develop, and performance-manage staff to deliver rapid, responsive and reliable service from their components. Interface vigorously at executive / strategic levels within and outside the organisation; Negotiate and manage effective service levels in respect of the function with clients (internal and external) and service providers to ensure sustained quality service delivery. Resolve conflicts decisively. Travel and work extended hours. Work under pressure to meet deadlines. Apply honesty and Integrity in the area of work; dynamic and energetic. DUTIES: The incumbent will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the Chief Directorate. Key Results Areas: Develop and provide quality ETD programmes and opportunities to graduates who wish to join the public sector from interns up to occupation level 8 (or equivalent occupations in other sectors). Develop and provide opportunities for training that leads to career advancement of employees in highly skilled production levels. Collaborate with various partners to roll out training to the target group. Update and maintain existing curriculum for Cadet and Foundation level. Lead and manage the strategies and governance processes of the Chief Directorate to advance the mandate of the NSG. Establish working partnerships with stakeholders involved in youth training and development across all sectors such as SETA’s. Manage engagements with stakeholders in respect of skills development opportunities for technical, highly skilled production, and specialized occupations.

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