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Manager: Research Planning and Reporting

The Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) exists in terms of the Skills Development Act and is a categorised as a Schedule 3A public entity in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). Its mandate includes:

• Developing and implementing a sector skills plan
• Promoting learning programmes
• Registering learning programme agreements
• Serving as an Education and Training Quality Authority
• Collecting and disbursing skills development levies
• Liaising with the National Skills Authority
• Reporting to the Director-General of the Department of Higher Education and Training on its activities

The CETA would like to make the following appointments on a fixed-term contract up to 31 March 2020, renewable at its discretion:

Manager: Research Panning and Reporting
Reporting to the Senior Manager: Core Business
Based at Head Office in Gauteng
All-inclusive salary package negotiable

Job Profile:
The Manager: Research planning and reporting is responsible for the effective functioning and management of the Research planning and reporting Department. Key Functions of the Unit include: to undertake strategic planning and reporting for the CETA, the production of the Strategic Plan and the Annual Performance Plan (APP) and Service Level Agreement (SLA) of the CETA, the preparation of quarterly progress reports on the APP, and the Annual Report of the CETA. To undertake skills planning in line with LIMP and PSET system. To monitor and report on the performance information of the CETA. To conduct research and analysis of the labour market within the construction sector including management of research on skills supply and demand, be a trusted advisor on skills planning within the construction sector.

Minimum Requirements for the Position
• A three-year university degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field
• A relevant postgraduate qualification, or evidence of study towards one, would be an added advantage
• At least 5 years proven relevant experience
• At least two years’ demonstrable experience in a supervisory capacity
• Above average understanding of the South African skills development environment

Duties and Responsibilities

• Develop and implement Departmental strategy and plans
• Development and implementation of Departmental related policies and procedures
• Development and management of relevant databases within the organisation
• Management and capacitation of the Departments staff
• Ensuring CETA compliance with policy, legislative, regulatory and reporting requirements
• Ensure the development and responsible management of the Department budget
• Develop and review the department policies, processes and procedures
• Represent the CETA in and/or make inputs into relevant structures and forums both inside and outside the organisation
• Conduct regular benchmarking exercises for internal quality promotion
• Ensure organisational risk management from the Unit’s point of view
• Support stakeholders towards compliance with the CETA’s policies; processes and procedures; rules and regulations; and legislation pertaining to the unit
• Duties and responsibilities:


• Develop and Manage the CETA Strategic Research Framework
• Review, maintain and manage CETA Research Agenda
• Manage the internal and external researchers
• Develop Research plans, Research proposals, Terms of Reference for CETA research projects and coordinate research reports
• Implement approved research projects including conducting tracer studies (destination surveys) for CETA funded learners
• Conduct sectoral analysis and model labour market skills using Labour Market Information (LMI) and produce List of Occupations in High Demand within the construction sector
• Develop models for skills forecasting and Methodologies to identify skills needs within the construction sector
• Conduct Stakeholder workshops
• Conduct Occupation-qualification maps
• Review and maintain skills-planning mechanism framework consisting of skills supply; skills demand; skills imbalances, and, the context of the economy, demography and labour force (within construction sector) for consideration in developing
policies on skills planning, and in actual strategic planning processes of the CETA
• Engage and promote current and future skills needs, and trends and developments on supply and demand within the construction sector.
• Manage occupational profiling, Facilitate employer and Skills surveys
• Evaluate the effectiveness of the skills planning mechanism and impact of training on skills development within the construction sector
• Review the CETA Research Methodology Policy


• Review and maintain the CETA sector skills plan (SSP) in line with the Labour Market Information Intelligence (LMIP) Framework
• Develop and publish the CETA Subsector Skills Plan
• Analyse WSP and ATR data for inclusion in SSP
• Manage Sector Skills Planning (SSP) submissions as per DHET compliance calendar
• Review and implement the CETA Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP)
• Evaluate and make recommendation for the approval of WSPs and mandatory grants for qualifying entities within the construction sector
• Manage an updated and maintained data base for the WSP/ATR
• Manage an updated and maintained Organising Framework for Occupations for the construction sector
• Manage an updated and maintained dictionary on skills planning
• Review and develop Tools, templates, guidelines and instruments for skills planning
• Produce a list of priority occupations and qualifications and make recommendations for priority interventions for the CETA
• Conduct Provincial Skills Planning Capacity building workshops, and reports of such workshops
• Capacity building programmes and workshops on strategic planning
• Manage the process of inter-seta transfers
• Manage the Skills Planning Unit in line with the PSET Skills Planning and Monitoring Framework, Goal 4.1 of the NSDS III as extended and The Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) on the identification of medium to long-term skills


• Produce consolidated and sectoral reports on the WSP/ATR
• Produce research reports
• Produce Quarterly Performance Reports as per DHET Compliance Calendar and CETA requirements
• Compile Annual Performance Report compliant with reporting requirements
• Compile Annual Report for the Unit
• Compile Unit Performance Report to Management and Core Business Committee
• Produce Fact Sheets, Information briefs, leaflets, brochures, hand-outs, pamphlets, and fliers on Skills Planning
• Produce an updated CETA Career Booklet informed by the SSP
• Perform any other relevant duties as directed

The closing date for all internal applications is Sunday 12 August 2018 at 16.30pm

For enquiries kindly contact Ms Bukiwe Xalisa or Ms Reandraa Chetty between 08h00 and 16h30 weekdays

The CETA reserves the right not to make an appointment. If you do not hear from the CETA within one month of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

All applications must be emailed

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