POST 19/16: PRINCIPAL COMMUNICATION OFFICER REF NO: 3/1/5/1-20/51
Directorate: International Media Engagement
SALARY: R316 791 per annum (Level 08) Plus 37% of the annual notch
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate three (3) year degree (NQF level 7) or National Diploma (NQF level 6) in Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Media Studies or equivalent related qualification as recognized by SAQA. Two (2) years relevant communication experience, specializing in social media and design. Skills: Planning and Organizing, Advanced writing skills, Interpersonal, Computer literacy (Ms. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Social media skills, Communication skills, Problem Solving, Listening, and observation.
DUTIES: Facilitate the accreditation of Foreign Press, Develop media schedules for International events and programs, The incumbent to work closely with the team on international events, Provide support and secretarial services to the International Communicators Forum, Manage a comprehensive record and databases of media lists, Op-Eds, Media plans, etc.
ENQUIRIES: Ms. Mmemme Mogotsi Tel No: (012) 473 0355
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 The old prescribed application for employment form Z83 was withdrawn with effect from 31 December 2020.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.