REF NO: 002815

Directorate: Development Communication

SALARY : R334 545 – R404 121 per annum

CENTRE : Johannesburg

REQUIREMENTS : 3-year Degree / National Diploma in Communication or Public Relation or other
qualifications. 2-5 years’ experience in related environment. Relevant experience
in stakeholder management, advocacy, public relations and events management,
media relations, protocol services and corporate social investment, writing and
content management. Knowledge of development communication and public
advocacy, public policies and social affairs, client orientation and ability to
innovate. Knowledge of communications strategy, policy and legislative framework
in the Public sector. Good customer focus and responsiveness, analysis,
communication, information management, Honesty, integrity, project
management, report writing, planning, organising, financial management,
marketing, stake holder relations and relationship building skills. Good computer
literacy (MS Office package). A valid driver’s license.
DUTIES : Develop and implement stakeholder relations and public participation strategies in
ensuring direct interaction between government and targeted stakeholders and the
public. Liaise and coordinate external communications with relevant stakeholders
and assist in facilitating integration and co-ordination of communication within the
department and GPG. To maintain a high level of awareness of the department
and its programmes. To gauge public and media profile analysis through available
research tools. To capacitate management and communication unit on
development communication and media related issues. Management of the
Departmental events, promotional material, programmes and services. Provide
input on external communications adjustment budget and monitoring expenditure
on external communications activities. To assist in increasing public awareness
and change perception. To build relations with the media and facilitate interaction
between department and media. To assist in creating a high profile for the
department and its leadership. To facilitate an open relationship with the media.
To implement communication strategy and policy. To provide an effective and
efficient support service. To be responsible to mobilise and liaise with communities
and other stakeholders on public events. To utilise research in identifying
community needs and communicating information that empowers the community.
Mentor and support communication staff. Provide monthly report and quarterly
reports for APP and managing staff, development, training and leave plans.
Manage the sub directorate’s physical resources financial management. To
manage content and be responsible to write developmental communication

APPLICATIONS : Can be forwarded to the attention of the Director: Internal HR Management through
on the following options: Post to: The Director: Internal Human Resource
Management, Department of Office of the Premier, The Director: Internal Human
Resource Management, 30 Rahima Moosa Street, Newtown, Johannesburg or
posted to Private Bag X61 Marshalltown 2107 or online on
CLOSING DATE : 20 April 2018

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on the Z83 Form accompanied by copies of
qualification(s), identity document (certified in the past 3 months), proof of
citizenship if not RSA citizen, a comprehensive CV, indicating three reference
persons: Name and Contact Numbers, A relationship with reference, Reference
checks will be done on nominated candidate(s). Note: Failure to submit these
copies will result in the application not being considered. Please do not send any
original certificates, diplomas or testimonials. Applicants must note that further
checks will be conducted once they are short-listed and that their appointment is
subject to the outcome of these checks include security clearance, security vetting,
qualification verification and criminal checking (It is the applicant’s responsibility to
have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications AuthoritySAQA).
Note that correspondence will only be conducted with the short-listed
candidates. If you have not been contacted by the Gauteng Office of the Premier
within three (3) months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that
your application was unsuccessful. We thank all applicants for their interest. All
shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that
intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be
communicated by department. Following the interview and the technical exercise,
the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial
competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the
implementation of competency based assessments). The competency
assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated
DPSA SMS Competency assessments tools.