REGIONAL COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR: OVERBERG REF 3/1/5 – 21/43
Directorate: Western Cape Provincial Office
SALARY: R376 596 per annum (Level 9)
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate three (3) year degree (NQF level 7) or National Diploma (NQF level 6) in Communication or related qualification. Experience: Three (3) years of communication experience and one (1) year should be experienced at salary level seven (7) or eight (8) or supervisory level, with knowledge of communication disciplines, including media liaison, research, and development communication. The applicant must have an understanding of development communication, and knowledge of the Western Cape Province with specific insights into the Overberg District and its local Municipalities.
DUTIES: The successful candidate will be responsible to support the Deputy Director: Liaison in the implementation of a strategic government communication
function in the Overberg District as follows: implement key communication projects guided in line with government priorities and in accordance with the guidelines for development communication practice and platforms as developed by GCIS. Coordinate and monitor the government communication function in the district, including the monitoring and supervision of the work of the district based on Senior Communication Officers as well as any communication interns or learners assigned to the region, including their administrative and operational functions, and report these to the Deputy Director: Provincial Liaison. Ensure the establishment and where necessary review and strengthening of communication coordination structures in the District to ensure the effective cascading of government communication content especially to leaders and structures of local government across the District. The candidate will support all initiatives aimed at strengthening the Local government communication system through interface with strategic IGR structures at the local level. The candidate will further provide communication support in various integrated service delivery models of government such as the Thusong service center program. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the development and maintenance of effective high-level stakeholder relations in the region with a bias towards civil society, minority groups, local government, and traditional leaders. A strategy to this end will be one of the first necessary deliverables. Coordination and implementation of rapid response requirements in the District as well as writing articles on government developments in the region from time to time. The regional coordinator will also be responsible for the revision and development of a new regional distribution strategy for government information products. The successful candidate will additionally, on a regular basis, be required to develop local communication environment assessments of the District for use by various stakeholders and clients with required communication interventions recommended.
ENQUIRIES: Ms G Thopps Tel No: (021) 418 0533
NOTE: This post is earmarked for Coloured, Indian, and White male/female candidates
APPLICATIONS: The DG of Government Communication and Information System, Private Bag nX 745, Pretoria 0001, or hand-deliver to Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Cnr Francis Baard & Festival streets, Hatfield, Pretoria.
FOR ATTENTION : Ms M Kotelo
CLOSING DATE: 10 May 2021
NOTE: Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The old prescribed application for employment form Z83 was withdrawn with effect from 31 December 2020. As per the Government Gazette No: 43872, any applicant who submits an application on or after 1 January 2021 must do so on the new prescribed Z83 form, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at www.gov.za/documents. The fully completed and signed Z83 form should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as originally certified copies of all academic qualification(s) including the matric certificate, ID document, and driver’s license where required. The certification must be within six (6) months. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late, will not be considered. No faxed, copied, or e-mailed application will be considered. Where a driver’s license is essential, such a license should be attached. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. The successful candidate must disclose to the DG particulars of all registrable financial interests, sign a performance agreement and employment contract with the DG within three months from the date of assumption of duty, and obtain a top-secret security clearance. All appointments are subject to the verification of educational qualifications, previous experience, citizenship, reference checks, and security vetting. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment. The department reserves the right to fill or not to fill the vacant post. The successful candidates will enter into an employment contract with the GCIS that will be reviewed based on performance expiration.