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Post: Professional Development Officer - seconded to the NAPTOSA Professional Development Institute (PDI)

Location:  NAPTOSA HEAD OFFICE, PRETORIA                                                           

Description of post:   A Professional Development Officer reporting to the Senior Manager of the Professional Development Institute and carrying out duties as assigned by the Senior Manager.  

 The core description of this post includes, inter alia:
•To  support and promote the core values of the Professional Development Institute at all times
•To implement and coordinate NAPTOSA’s professional development initiatives in conjunction with existing Provincial structures
•To undertake operational functions necessary to ensure delivery of training and teacher workshops provincially at community level
•To interact and work in conjunction with provincial administrative teams to ensure effective running, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of development programmes
•To facilitate the communication of development programmes within local educational communities
•To support the development and training of course facilitators
•To source and develop relevant course and support materials
•Office functions as allocated


Requirements:  A suitable teaching qualification with a wealth of teaching experience, preferably at the level of Head of Department (PL2), and able to apply to the Department of Education for a period of secondment. A sound knowledge of curriculum and related matters.  Excellent organisational, communication and professional writing skills. The ability to participate both as a team member and team coordinator. The successful candidate should be prepared to travel extensively (and regularly) in order to initiate, administer, monitor and report on developmental programmes in both urban and rural areas around the country. To this end the candidate must be a licensed driver, prepared to use his/her own vehicle for business purposes, although air travel is envisaged for greater distances.

The successful candidate will also be required to:
1.Enter into an annual performance contract
2.Sign a two-year contract, (possibly renewable - subject to funding and performance)
Allowances can be negotiated dependent on qualifications skill and experience.

The date of appointment is 1 January 2017.

NAPTOSA reserves the right to verify qualifications, credit and other ratings/records.


Please forward your application letter, clearly marked APPLICATION: PDO post, together with your CV, by e-mail, to the Executive Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that no faxed, posted or hand-delivered applications will be accepted (e-mail only)

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: FRIDAY, 7 OCTOBER 2016