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Invitation for All Members Who Would Like to Become a Professional Evaluator Marker

Marker

A Marker marks candidates’ work in line with detailed marking instructions and in accordance with SAIPA™’s policy and procedures. The prime role is to ensure consistent application of competency-based marking when grading candidate’s examination.

Outline of duties

  • Attend scheduled meeting(s) as required by SAIPA
  • Mark to competence-based criteria in line with marking instructions (rubric marking)
  • Complete marking duties in accordance with specified procedures and timescales.
  • Submit a detailed Marker report in accordance with specified procedures and timescales

 

Selection Criteria

Marker candidates must:

  • Have a minimum of 2 years current teaching/facilitation experience in delivering the qualifications at the level they wish to mark (if currently delivering on a part time basis be able to demonstrate experience in delivering the full course).
  • Be able to demonstrate excellence in assessing to competence-based criteria (rubric marking).
  • Be able to work professionally and co-operatively with other appointees’ staff.
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent organisational and administrative skills with an ability to meet deadlines.
  • Have a home computer or laptop with stable internet connection.
  • Be able to demonstrate rubric online marking.

Key Performance Measures for Markers

On completion of the duties outlined in the Marker contract specification, the Marker will be measured against the following Key Performance Measures (KPMs) and informed of the outcome in relation to their performance.

  • Mark agreed allocation in line with detailed marking instructions.
  • Submit marks, return marked materials where appropriate and complete administrative tasks by specified dates and in accordance with SQA policy and instructions.
  • Submit a detailed marker report on completion of marking allocation, providing feedback on examination performance.
  • Demonstrate behaviours’ outlined in the Terms and Conditions of Appointment which support SAIPA’s values.

Professional Evaluation -Competence based

SAIPA have adopted a competency-based framework that mainly looks at the potential or existing skills and competencies of the candidates to specified performance standards. The objective of competency-based assessment is to determine whether the candidate demonstrated the ability to apply the technical knowledge and principles to a situation with the context of the situation in terms of the competency proficiency levels. The competency proficiency standards represent the minimum standards that should be achieved based on the desired outcomes of the competency framework.

The outcomes of the competency-based assessment for the Professional Competency Assessment (PE) require the demonstration of the application of technical knowledge (B.O.K and frameworks) to a given situation with the purpose of construction a solution/advice the an issue or challenge with the context of the business environment in the areas of Financial Reporting, Financial Accounting, Practice Management, Auditing/Risk Management, Taxation, Professional Engagements, Managerial Accounting (Management Accounting & Financial Management) with the golden thread of ethics and legal legislation.
Grading for competency-based assessment is an integration of both objective and subjective and focuses on the ability of the candidates to demonstrate their competence in applying the technical knowledge in developing practical solutions to business challenges through the application of framework within the context of the business. Thus, grading should be performed against what is defined as the proficiency areas set for a minimum threshold for entry into the profession.

Proficiency area

Proficiency standard

Proficiency assessment criteria

Reading skills – candidates are required to reading at a level which demonstrates comprehension and deep understanding of the information presented (identifying challenges and extracting relevant information) Reading skills proficiency standards refer to the ability of the interrogate information to identify and comprehend the issue requiring attention. The proficiency assessment criteria are to determine whether candidate comprehended and identified the issue that requires to be addressed – identification the issue within the context of the business.
Select of B.O.K. and the framework – candidates must demonstrate the ability to select the appropriate technical knowledge framework (concepts and principles) that will be used to support the response to solve the challenges The proficiency standard for the selection of the appropriate technical framework is specific in under pinning the formulation of the solution to the issue identified. The proficiency assessment criteria is to determine whether the appropriate technical framework and principles are applicable to address the issue identified in the context of the type of response required.
Extraction of relevant information from the question – candidates must demonstrate the ability to extract relevant information that provide insight to the challenge as well as that which will be used to as a basis to solve the challenges The proficiency standards are to distinguish between relevant versus irrelevant information relating the issue identified and the technical framework to resolve the issue in the context of the business situation. The proficiency assessment criteria are based on the selection of relevant information specific to the issue identified and that is critical in the application of the technical framework to address and resolve the issue identified.
Construction of a response to address and resolve the issue identified – candidates must demonstrate the ability to construct an effect response (structured and concise) to the challenge The proficiency standards focus on the development, construction, and format of the response both in terms of addressing the issue and providing a strategy to address and resolve the issue. The proficiency assessment criteria focus on the construction of the response in addressing the issue within the context of the business situation in a clear, concise, and logical sequence.
Overall demonstration of competence of technical knowledge, applied skills and professional conduct – candidates must demonstrate a written response which is structured and logical in addressing the challenge The proficiency standards focus on the cognitive capabilities (critical thinking, professional judgement, and professional scepticism) in deconstructing information and situations with the objective of reconstructing an effective, practical, and simple solution. The proficiency assessment criteria focus on the overall application of technical knowledge and skills in delivering professional services to satisfy the proficiency standards for the sector.

Marker application requirements:

  • Professional Accounting (SA) qualification/designation approved by SAIPA or any other recognized professional bodies.
  • Knowledge within the business environment in the areas of Financial Reporting, Financial Accounting, Practice Management, Auditing/Risk Management, Taxation, Professional Engagements, Managerial Accounting (Management Accounting & Financial Management) with the golden thread of ethics and legal legislation.

Interested parties should respond with the following documents:

  • Detailed CV with a short biography indicating their area of expertise.
  • Motivational letter on how they can contribute to SAIPA’s assessing environment
  • Certified Qualifications and ID copy
  • Supplier applications form (SSA1)
  • Declaration of Interest (SSA2)

Please email required documents on or before the 31 March 2021 by close of business to Mamosa Maimela mmaimela@saipa.co.za