Director: Human Resource Administration

Reference number: EDU004

SALARY: R819 126–R 964 902 per annum (All Inclusive Salary Package) Level: 13

CENTRE: Head Office- Zwelitsha

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate degree or equivalent qualification. Six to ten years appropriate experience in a human resource management including 4- 5 years’ experience at MMS level. Knowledge of the Public Service Management, legislation and policies, management of diversity. Good knowledge of PERSAL. A valid driver’s license. Knowledge of: The public sector and its regulatory and legislative framework, education management regulatory framework, and control and reporting requirements. Labour Law. Performance measurement and management systems. Diversity Management. Proven knowledge regarding the following work principles and procedures: cost centre budgetary, expenditure and cash-flow management. Human Resource Management. Supply Chain Management relating to provisioning administration.

DUTIES: Develop and review business strategy of the directorate including designing and development of plans for programme and policy implementation. Design and implement change initiatives in the component to improve capacity and appraise systems for effective delivery of Human Resource Management and utilization. Develop operational policies and standard operational procedures. Develop service standards to the pace of delivery of the directorate. The rendering of teaching personnel administration. The rendering of non-teaching personnel administration. The administration of departmental personnel practices. The administration and maintenance of HR Registry. The rendering of PERSAL reconciliation functions to salary payments. The monitoring and coordination of conditions of service in terms of the Public Service Act and Employment of Educators Act. The management, co-ordination and monitoring of recruitment and retention. Effective management of human, physical and financial resources of the component. Development monitoring, evaluation and reporting tools to measure the performance of the component including district support.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. TK Dimbaza / Mrs. NT Sipahlanga (040-6084548 / 4064).

Eastern Cape Provincial Government is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In line with the employment equity plan of the Department, this advertisement intends to achieve equity in the workplace. People from the designated groups are therefore encouraged to apply.

APPLICATIONS: Please forward your application quoting the relevant reference number, for the attention of Chief Director: Human Resource Management and Administration, Department of Education, Private Bag X0032, Bhisho 5605.

CLOSING DATE: 20 June 2014

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on Z83 form with an original signature, obtainable from any Public Service Department and should be accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae, together with originally certified qualifications, Identity Document and driver’s license. It will be expected of all candidates to be available for interviews on date, time and place as determined by the Department. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. It is the responsibility of applicants with foreign qualifications to submit evaluated qualifications by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The department of Education welcomes people with disabilities and females are encouraged to apply. All shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo competency assessments. Appointment is subject to State Security Agency securing screening. Please note that communication will be limited to the shortlisted candidates only. Candidates will be expected to undergo competency profiling and security clearances. Note candidates will be required to undergo vetting processes.

Click here to download a Z83 Application Form.

Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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