POST 19/15: REGIONAL COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR XHARIEP DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY REF NO: 3/1/5/1 – 21/50
Directorate: Free State Provincial-Local & Liaison
(This is a re-advertisement; Persons who previously applied need not apply).
SALARY: R376 596 per annum (Level 09), (Commencing salary)
CENTRE: Kopanong Thusong Service Centre (Trompsburg)
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 of which one (1) year should be experienced at salary level seven (7) or eight (8) with knowledge of communication disciplines, including media liaison, research, and development communication. The candidate must have an understanding of development communication, and knowledge of the Free State Province with specific insights into the Xhariep district municipality and its local Municipalities. Furthermore, he/she must be computer literate and be in possession of a valid Code 08 driver’s license as the work involves extensive traveling. Good knowledge of administration and finances is required.
DUTIES: The successful candidate will support the Deputy Director: Liaison in the implementation of a government communication program (GCP) in the Xhariep District Municipality as follows: Implement key communication projects guided in line with government priorities and in accordance with the guidelines 25 for development communication practice and platforms as developed by GCIS. Supervise and monitor the work of district-based 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. Support all initiatives aimed at strengthening the Local Government Communication System through advocacy in strategic IGR structures at District and local levels. Further, provide communication support to various integrated service delivery models of government, including the Thusong service center program. Responsible for the development and maintenance of effective high-level stakeholder relations in the region with biases 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 service delivery articles on governments’ delivery on its mandate. Responsible for the revision and development of a regional distribution strategy for government information products. Additionally, on a regular basis, be required to develop local communication environment assessment reports on key issues emanating from the District for use by various stakeholders and clients. Support government public participation initiatives including feedback and follow-up on the required communication interventions as recommended.
ENQUIRIES: Ms. M Moshugi Tel No: (051) 448 4504
NOTE: Preference will be given to Coloured male/female, Indian male/female, and White male/female.
APPLICATIONS: The DG of Government Communication and Information System, Private Bag X 745, Pretoria 0001, or hand-deliver to Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Cnr Francis Baard & Festival streets, Hatfield, Pretoria.
FOR ATTENTION: Ms M Kotelo
CLOSING DATE: 11 June 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 New 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.