PRINCIPAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER: GRAPHIC DESIGN REF NO: CMS15/2021
SALARY: R316 791 per annum (Total package of R460 251 per annum/ conditions apply)
REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate three-year degree or diploma in Graphic Design (Multimedia Graduates can only be considered if they have worked as Graphic designers for a minimum of two years. Minimum of two years experience as a Junior Designer preferably in the public sector. Creativity and original ideas. Thorough working knowledge of the Government CI Manual and design style. Must be proficient in Apple Macintosh Operating Systems. Must be proficient in Adobe In Design, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Ability to interpret client briefs and convert them into creative concepts. Intermediate photography skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to conduct basic language editing on designed products. Ability to work long hours, work under pressure, and meet deadlines. Drivers’ license (a must) and the ability to drive to support events. A problem solver with a strong sense of responsibility & good organizational skills. Ability to work within a team.
DUTIES: Implementing & assisting with design, layout, and cover concepts for Departmental reports (e.g. Annual Reports, Strategic Plans, branch research reports, etc.). Implementing design, layout, quality control, and production of printed products and publications, in collaboration with Editorial Services. Developing & implementing creative concepts and products for departmental campaigns, projects, events, and exhibitions (design of exhibition stands, branding of promotional items, campaign concepts, event invitations, and programs). Developing multimedia content. Providing support to departmental events and campaigns. Providing advice and ensuring the correct application of logos and co-branding on departmental material, in line with the prescripts of the DEA Corporate Identity Manual & the Government CI Manual, developed by the GCIS. Liaising with internal clients and external service providers (including communications agencies, printers, publishing houses & copy-writers) on the production of all Departmental visual communication material. Making sure artwork is correct and supplied in the right format/sizes/color codes before being sent for production facilities. Ability to work on multiple briefs at the same time. Archiving all visuals and publications produced, accordingly, for purposes of institutional memory. Support the Web Developer through supplying multimedia content for the website and intranet. NB: All applications must be accompanied by a printed portfolio of previous work, of no more than five A4 pages. The first three pages must reflect work done using the three Adobe Software packages (Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator, the fourth page must reflect the design & layout of an Annual Report or APP Report. (no CDs or USBs will be accepted). Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a computer-based test on the interview date.
ENQUIRIES Mr. B Chapole Tel No: (012) 399 9943
NOTE CV’S Not Accompanied by a 5 Page Portfolio will be disqualified.
CLOSING DATE: 26 April 2021
NOTE: Application must be submitted on a signed and dated Z83 form with a copy of a comprehensive CV, certified copies of qualifications, ID document, and where a driver’s license is required, a certified copy must be attached in order to be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. Short-listed candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine their suitability for employment, including but not limited to: Criminal records; Citizen Status; Creditworthiness; Previous employment (reference checks); and Qualification verification. The persons appointed to this position will be subjected to a security clearance. The Department reserves the right not to make an appointment. No faxed, e-mailed and late applications will be considered. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.