Assistant Director: Skills Development Policy Research (

REF NO: DHET 57/10/2017)
Directorate: SETA Support and Learnerships
SALARY : R417 552 per annum (Level 10)
CENTRE : Pretoria 45
CLOSING DATE : 17 November 2017

Sciences or Development Studies, Public Administration or related field.
a Masters qualification in any of these fields would be an added advantage.
At least five (5) years relevant experience of which two (2) should be at license is required.
Skills And Competencies: An in-depth knowledge of skills development legislation/prescripts such as Skills Development Act, Skills Development Levies Act, Public Finance Management Act.
Understanding of key South African labour market issues and partners.
skills supply and demand in South Africa.
Good understanding of the Education and Training Sector and in particular Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs).
Good understanding and applicable knowledge of research methodology.
Demonstrable ability to coordinate multiple stakeholder meetings and workshops.
Demonstrable ability to review documents and produce reports.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience in project management, computer literacy and conflict resolution.

Together with the Manager support skills planning reporting and contribute to appraisal and review of Skills Strategy and Legislative Provision.
Assist in managing, coordinating and supporting SETAs Research and Development Planning.
Assist in consolidating PIVOTAL list and in ensuring dissemination of the list to DHET branches.
Assist in managing, coordinating and supporting Sector Skills Planning and its implementation.
Evaluation of the SETAs Sector Skills Plans to ensure alignment to the Sector Skills Plan Framework of the Department of Higher Education and Training.
Assist in providing skills development capacity building support to SETAs to implement the NSDS and legislation.
Support the development of a credible skills planning mechanism for SETAs and manage all relevant human resources of the unit.
Together with the manager annually develop, implement and manage work plan/business plan applicable to function of the sub-directorate Skills Development Policy Research.
Manage performance agreements and performance assessments of staff.

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