Department of Education Western Cape Vacancies 2023 – Development Support

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Job Responsibilities:

The scope of the work of the successful candidate will include, but not be limited to the Development and implementation of policies in various areas of higher education, with the current focus on the recognition of Research Output for subsidy. Development and maintenance of the evaluation system for measuring innovations and Research Outputs of higher education institutions, and the analysis of related data. Support the development and strengthening of creative fields of study at higher education institutions. Monitor and analyse Research Outputs’ plans of higher education institutions. Generate reporting on matters relating to Research Outputs in the sector. Support the Directorate in its oversight and monitoring of the implementation of Research Outputs’ policies and plans. Conceptualise and implement programmes and projects to strengthen Research Outputs’ initiatives at universities. Assist with drafting of speeches for senior government officials and the Ministry; and participation in departmental, inter-departmental and other various higher education stakeholders’ committees/forums.

Job Requirements:

An appropriate bachelor’s degree/advanced diploma (NQF Level 7) in Policy Development or equivalent qualification. A relevant postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage. A minimum of five (5) to ten (10) years of experience in project management as well as the development and implementation of higher education policies with at least three (3) to five (5) years of experience at the Junior Management level. Knowledge and understanding of policies and regulatory frameworks governing higher education. Experience in government financial systems and procedures, including project planning and management. Experience in research methodology and management of research projects. Understanding of key stakeholder bodies in the higher education sector. Knowledge of local and international trends in higher education and higher education policy. Demonstrable understanding of Research Outputs’ imperatives and their dynamics in South Africa, particularly in the higher education sector. Ability to monitor and evaluate the implementation of programmes and projects, writing and presentation skills.

Job Details:

Company: Department of Higher Education and Training – DHET

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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