North West

NAPTOSA NORTH WEST NF 19/2013 - Post: Professional Development Officer: NAPTOSA Professional Development Institute

A Professional Development Officer reporting to the Professional Development Institute’s Director and carrying out duties as assigned by the Director.

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Post: Professional Development Officer:  NAPTOSA Professional Development Institute     Post No: HO/P/PDI/2



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


 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 strong background of teaching experience preferably at the level of Head of Department (PL2). 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 licenced driver, prepared to use his/her own vehicle for business purposes although air travel is envisaged for greater distances.


Remuneration package All inclusive salary package of R380000 per annum (negotiable).


The successful candidate will be required to:

1.      Enter into an annual performance contract

2.      Sign a two year contract, renewable subject to funding and performance

3.      Consider secondment as an option should this apply.

Information:   The date of appointment will be 1 June 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.


Applications:  An application should include a letter together with a CV of no more than 2 pages with relevant information only.  The application must be posted to NAPTOSA, P O Box 572, PRETORIA, 0001 or faxed to (012) 324-1366 or   e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and should be clearly marked “Application Post HO/P/PDI/2” for the attention of the Executive Director.  Applications must be received on or before 19 April 2013.   NAPTOSA reserves the right not to fill this post.


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