Head Learning Academy – Home Affairs Department – Pretoria

REF NO: HRMC42 /13/ 1

SALARY : An all-inclusive salary package of R1 136 910 – R1 280 730 per annum,

structured as follows: Basic salary – 70% of package; State contribution to the

Government Employee Pension Fund 13% of basic salary, The remaining

flexible portion may be structured in terms of the applicable remuneration rules

(Level 15)

CENTRE : Branch: Learning Academy, Head Office, Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : A three year Degree in Business Management or Social Science or relevant

qualification at NQF level 7 plus six (6)-10 years experience, and/or Grade 12

Certificate plus nine (9) years’ experience of which three should be at Chief

Director level or five years at Director level. A postgraduate degree will be an

added advantage. Knowledge of the Public Service Regulatory, Framework.

Sound knowledge and understanding of Departmental legislation and prescripts.

Understanding of all relevant Skills Development legislative frameworks,

regulations, bodies, authorities and prescripts. Knowledge and understanding of

Management Principles and Concepts. Knowledge and understanding of sector

needs and business requirements. Computer literacy and in possession of a

valid driver’s licence..

DUTIES : Design learning and training strategies based on HRD strategies and business

requirements. Lead the provision and facilitation of quality, responsive education

and training programmes. Oversee the delivery of training programmes that are

strategic to the Department. Collaborate and establish strategic partnerships with

identified stakeholders. Design and maintain quality standards, processes and

systems in line with the requirements of SAQA and credible quality assurance

institutions. Oversee the offering of Mentoring and Coaching programmes to

support training and development. Design research, information and knowledge

management strategies based on HRD strategy and business requirements.

Direct internal and external research to support and improve service delivery.

Lead and ensure the management of knowledge and information management

systems. Benchmark best practices and important lessons and enhancement of

innovative approaches. Participate in the strategic planning for DHA and

cascading of strategic objectives into the branch. Provide strategic direction and

leadership and ensure focus on strategic imperatives. Manage and provide

strategic leadership and expert advice on the interpretation and implementation

of Skills Development legislation and regulations. Oversee effective definition of

the performance measures in order to evaluate the success of strategic

objectives. Advise the Accounting Officer on matters that have strategic and

financial implications. Maintain relationships with all branches, Learning

Academy Agencies and other spheres of government. Provide leadership and

oversee major programmes and projects in the branch Oversee innovation of

relevant learning solutions against acceptable and agreed service delivery

standards. Ensure that the Learning Academy competency framework is aligned

and translated in the various business unit in terms of learning strategies

Manage the budget for Learning Academy. Compile alignment of tactical plans to

business requirements to ensure effective strategy execution. Manage

continuous performance improvement initiatives. Liaise with various internal and

external stakeholders to support capacity building initiatives. Ensure mapping of

business process and revision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the

Learning Academy. Identify and oversee the implementation of strategic service

delivery improvement projects. Oversee implementation of best practices to

contribute towards improved organizational performance. Represent the

department in Cluster Committees and other government forums. Manage

compliance with legislation, regulations, DHA policies and procedures. Oversee

compliance with all audit requirements. Ensure the development of quality and

risk management frameworks, standards and practices with Chief Directors Draft

reports that are required by Minister or delegated authority. Ensure the

implementation of national norms and standards where applicable. Ensure

adherence and implementation of statutory prescripts and the Code of Conduct

for the Public Service Coach and guide staff on compliance to all relevant

regulatory, internal and external compliance requirements. Report on all risk and

financial indicators including e.g. financial losses, overpayment, etc. according to

required format. Keep up to date with compliance and regulatory requirements

and liaise with all relevant stakeholders within and external to the organisation to

ensure accurate implementation Interpret and implement all organisational

circulars, policy and other communications that impact on the operation of the

business unit Implement compliance with all duties of the employer in terms of

the applicable legislative framework falling within office duties. Establish and

implement a quality control, norms and standards framework for human resource

stakeholder interaction and service delivery.

ENQUIRIES : Ms A.A. Williamson , Tel 012 406 4096

APPLICATIONS : Applications must be sent in time to the correct address as indicated below: to

reach the address on or before the closing date. Applications send to a wrong

address and/or received after the closing date or those that do not comply with

the requirements, will not be taken into consideration. In the event of handdelivery

of applications, applicants must sign an application register as proof of


Head Office: The Director General: Department of Home Affairs, Postal Address:

Private Bag X114, Pretoria, 0001, Physical Address: 232 Cnr Johannes

Ramokhoase (Proes) and Thabo Sehume (Andries) Street, Pretoria, 0002,

CLOSING DATE : 14 June 2013

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment Form (Z.83),

obtainable from any Public Service department or at www.gov.za and should be

accompanied by a comprehensive CV, including the details of at least two

contactable referees (should be people who recently worked with the applicant)

and certified copies of qualifications and identity document (with an original

certification stamp). It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of foreign

qualifications to submit evaluated results by the South African Qualifications

Authority. Where a valid driver’s licence is a requirement, applicants must attach

certified copies of such licences. No faxes or e-mailed applications will be

considered. If no contact is made within three months of the closing date, please

accept that the application was unsuccessful. Successful candidates will be

required to enter into a performance agreement and be subjected to security

clearance procedures. Successful candidates may be required to undergo a

competency assessment. Candidates who possess tertiary qualification, as well

as those who promote representivity (especially People with Disability), will

receive preference

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging career in a rapidly changing

organisation? The Department of Home Affairs has embarked on an extensive

turnaround programme, aimed at developing a culture of responsiveness and

improved service delivery. We are looking for committed, passionate and

talented individuals to form part of a new leadership team, equipped with the

right skills to deliver a world-class service. If you have what it takes to serve the

needs of South Africa’s citizens, residents and visitors – and your credentials

meet the requirements of any of the following positions – then respond before the

closing date. Join our leadership team in transforming our vision into a reality.

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