ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: HUMAN RIGHTS AND NATION BUILDING REF NO: DBE/09/2019

SALARY : R444 693 per annum

CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate relevant post matric qualification at NQF level 6 or equivalent relevant qualification in the field of Education, Social Sciences, Gender Studies or Human Rights Education. At least 3 years relevant working experience in the field. Extensive knowledge and insight of Life Orientation and Life Skills curricula, children’s rights education and gender diversity and sexual orientation literacy.

Candidate must have a sound understanding of local, regional and international children, gender and human rights institutional arrangements. Good knowledge of relevant education policies, legislation, regulations and Acts, such as the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, South African Schools Act, 1996 (SASA), the National Education Policy Act (NEPA), the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS), the Children’s Act, 2005, the Protocol for the Management and Reporting of Sexual Abuse and Harassment in Schools, the guidelines for Challenging Homophobic Bullying in Schools.

An understanding of the relevance of the Sustainable Development Goals, the National Development Plan, the education sector’s Action Plan and Annual Performance Plan. Excellent oral, written and communication skills, strong negotiation, presentation and facilitation skills. Excellent organisational, time management, administrative and computer skills are essential. The ability to work closely and cooperatively with internal units and external stakeholders including gender-activists, peace educators, universities, NGOs, Chapter Nine Institutions and other national and provincial government departments. Ability to work both in a team and independently with limited supervision. Willingness to work extended hours when required and to travel extensively. Must have a valid driver’s licence.

DUTIES : Write reports and documents as required by the public service. Develop policies, guidelines, programmes and plans to advance social cohesion, social inclusion, children and gender diversity in education in line with the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. Facilitate and support the implementation of protocols and guidelines such as the Protocol for the Management and Reporting of Sexual Abuse and Harassment in Schools and the guidelines Challenging Homophobic
Bullying in Schools, including transphobia.

Support the administration of the Social Inclusion in Education Working Group. Promote, monitor, evaluate and support programmes, as well as oversee compliance with legislation designed to protect women and children and other vulnerable minorities through engagement with relevant structures and by contributing to the various national, regional and International reporting mechanisms. Implement nation building programmes including the commemoration of national days and significant historical anniversaries. Administer the TRC bursary applications. Inform research related to the praxis of social inclusion and values in education. Perform other tasks as required by management.

ENQUIRIES : Mr A Tsamai Tel No: (012) 357 3321/ Ms M Thubane Tel No: (012) 357 3297

APPLICATIONS : Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Directorate: Human Resources Management, Private Bag X250, Pretoria, 0001 or hand deliver at Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Agriculture Place Building Reception, 20 Steve Biko Street (Formerly Beatrix Street), Arcadia, Pretoria.

NOTE : Shortlisted candidates may be required to make a presentation to the interview panel and undertake a writing test.

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