Job Opportunity of Assistant Project Officer at Department of Basic Education

Job Opportunity of Assistant Project Officer at Department of Basic Education

Job Opportunity of Assistant Project Officer at Department of Basic Education. The Department of Basic Education is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Project Officer (REF NO: DBE/31/2023) with six vacancies available.

This is a 12-month contract position with an option for renewal. The project is implemented under the Government to Government (G2G) initiative by the Department of Basic Education in Pretoria. The closing date for applications is 17 November 2023.

  • Job Title: Assistant Project Officer (6 Positions Available)
  • Reference Number: DBE/31/2023
  • Contract Duration: 12 Months with an option to renew
  • Location: Various Centres


  • Annual Salary: R527,298

Work Locations

  • City of Johannesburg District (Gauteng Province)
  • Ugu District (KwaZulu-Natal Province)
  • King Cetswayo District (KwaZulu-Natal Province)
  • Ekangala District (Mpumalanga Province)
  • Gert Sibanda District (Mpumalanga Province)
  • Enhlanzeni District (Mpumalanga Province)

About the Department of Basic Education

The Department of Basic Education is committed to developing and maintaining a South African school education system for the 21st century. Their vision is to provide lifelong learning, education, and training opportunities to improve the quality of life and build a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic South Africa.

Job Opportunity of Assistant Project Officer at Department of Basic Education


Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Possession of a three-year relevant post-matric qualification (NQF level 6) or an equivalent qualification in Education, Health, or Social Science as recognized by SAQA.
  • A relevant postgraduate qualification is an added advantage.
  • Three years of relevant experience in supporting the implementation of training activities.
  • Experience in facilitation and leading key capacity-building sessions.
  • Understanding of the interface between South African Government operations and the NGO environment.
  • Familiarity with current education and school health policies and various child protection legislation.
  • Training and facilitation skills.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Interpersonal relations, networking, and computer skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and solve problems.
  • Ability to implement a monitoring framework.
  • Ability to coordinate stakeholder groups.
  • Ability to liaise with government officials at Circuit and/or district levels and key stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Willingness to work beyond regular core business hours.
  • Creativity and energy.
  • A valid driver’s license and willingness to travel extensively.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Project Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Supporting the relevant district in coordinating and implementing Government to Government (G2G) activities in selected schools.
  • Leading engagements with School Management, School Governing Body (SGB) members, parents, provincial and district officials.
  • Creating strong service referrals between Health, Education, and Social Welfare services to advocate the implementation of Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE) in the relevant region schools.
  • Providing support and monitoring the achievement of results at the school level.
  • Coordinating training for educators, School Management Teams (SMTs), School Governing Bodies (SGBs), Learner Support Agents (LSAs), and Dreams Ambassadors.
  • Coordinating and supporting the implementation of health and social services in schools.
  • Supporting the strengthening of the functionality of Support-Based School Team (SBST).
  • Supporting the implementation of Peer Education activities in the relevant region.
  • Compiling program and monitoring reports.
  • Collaborating with other G2G team members at National, Provincial, District, and school level structures.
  • Capturing data from the school level.
  • Representing the Department in meetings with District officials and local stakeholders.
  • Developing periodic reports in line with the Department’s requirements and supporting the reporting of LSAs related work under the G2G program to the relevant Provincial Office and District.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted via post to: Private Bag X895, Pretoria, 0001, or hand-delivered to: The Department of Basic Education, 222 Struben Street, Pretoria.

Applicants are required to use the most recent Z83 application for employment form, which can be obtained from all Government Departments or downloaded from the provided link in the advert. The Z83 form must be fully completed, duly signed, dated, and initialed by the applicant.

For Enquiries

For any inquiries, please contact Ms. N Kumalo or Mr. M Segowa.

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