ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: ORAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE EDUCATION REF NO: DBE/10/2019

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, History or Heritage Studies. At least
3 years relevant working experience in the field of education. Extensive knowledge
and insight of curriculum policy for the school subjects: Life Orientation, Social
Sciences, History or Geography and Languages is required. Candidate must have
a sound understanding of approaches to Oral History and Heritage Education,
including Constitution and Human Rights Literacy and School MOOT Courts. 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). 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 archives, heritage custodians, 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, History, Oral
History, Heritage, Constitution and Democracy Education and Nation-building in
South Africa. Promote, monitor, evaluate and support such programmes, as well
as oversee compliance with the promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation
Project as stipulated in the Government Gazette, No 38157; and Outcome 14 as
led by the Department of Arts and Culture. 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 cohesion 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

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

APPLICATIONS: Submitted via post to: Private Bag X895, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-deliver to: The Department of Basic Education, 222 Struben Street, Pretoria.

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