Apply for SAQA’s Systems Specialist Position Today!

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) is calling on qualified candidates to apply for their Systems Specialist: ICT Database Administrator vacancies (2 Posts). The closing date for applications is July 15, 2024. Don’t miss this chance to join a top-notch team and advance your career!

All-Inclusive Salary Package: R671 027 – R781 057 Per Year

Benefits: The chosen candidate can structure the total package to include a 13th cheque. Housing, medical aid, and pension allowance are all part of the total package.

Contract Type: Permanent

About the Job: The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) is a public entity that operates under the NQF Act, No. 67 of 2008. SAQA is looking for a Systems Specialist: ICT Database Administrator to manage and maintain data within SAQA databases. You’ll also perform various duties as required by the Manager of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Be sure to attach a cover letter, your CV, and at least three references when you apply.

Job Requirements:

  • A recognized qualification at NQF Level 6 on the 10 Level NQF, or equivalent.
  • 5 years of experience in SQL, MySQL, and Oracle database administration.
  • 2 years of experience working in the Cloud environment, like Microsoft Azure and DevOps.
  • 3 years of experience in applications support and programming.
  • A qualification at NQF Level 7 on the 10-Level NQF or equivalent, with more than 5 years of experience in IT, Python, PHP, and ETL is a plus.
  • Knowledge of IT laws and regulations, information systems, digitization trends, IT architecture, Azure DevOps, IT security, data management, and system design.
  • Skills in problem-solving, project management, and building alliances.

Key Duties:

  • Plan, create, and implement database systems.
  • Improve database systems.
  • Monitor performance, integrity, and security of databases.
  • Plan for database and application capacity.
  • Develop and maintain programs in Oracle, SQL, MySQL, and Azure platforms.
  • Manage software as a service, infrastructure/servers, and/or platform as a service.
  • Provide user support and training to improve information systems applications and databases.
  • Solve users’ problems related to information systems applications and databases.

SAQA will verify credit and criminal records as well as qualifications. SAQA reserves the right not to make an appointment to the advertised post and will only communicate with shortlisted candidates.

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About the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

SAQA is the oversight body of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and the guardian of its values and quality standards. According to the NQF Act, SAQA’s role includes promoting the objectives of the NQF, overseeing its development and implementation, and coordinating the Sub-Frameworks.

SAQA’s Main Functions:

  • Oversee NQF implementation and work with Quality Councils.
  • Develop and implement NQF policies and criteria.
  • Register qualifications and part-qualifications on the NQF.
  • Recognize professional bodies and register professional designations.
  • Conduct research and work with international counterparts.
  • Maintain the National Learners’ Records Database.
  • Provide evaluation and advisory services for foreign qualifications.
  • Inform the public about the NQF.
  • Advise the Minister of Higher Education and Training.

Vision: A world-class National Qualifications Framework that benefits everyone in South Africa.

Mission: To oversee the development and implementation of the NQF, promoting lifelong learning and contributing to the nation’s social and economic development.


  • Social and Economic Transformation
  • Integration
  • High Energy and Corporate Vibrancy
  • Quality Service
  • Integrity
  • Quality Qualifications
  • Environmental Sustainability

Objectives of the NQF:

  • Create a unified national framework for learning achievements.
  • Facilitate access, mobility, and progression within education, training, and career paths.
  • Enhance the quality of education and training.
  • Speed up the redress of past unfair discrimination in education, training, and employment opportunities.
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