(REF NO: 140942/5)

Branch: Office of the Director-General

Chief Directorate: Media Liaison and National and Provincial Communication

SALARY : All-Inclusive remuneration package of R1 127 334 per annum
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate recognised three (3) year Bachelor’s Degree or an
undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA; At least 5-
10 years experience at senior managerial level. Experience in the
communication field is essential. Process competencies: Knowledge
Management, Service Delivery Innovation, Problem solving and analysis,
Client orientation and Customer focus, Communication skills. Core
Competencies: Strategic capacity and leadership, People Management and
Empowerment, Financial Management, Change management. The candidate
must be confident, trustworthy, accurate, adaptable and diplomatic. Applicants
must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel extensively.
DUTIES : The successful candidate will oversee and provide strategic direction to all
Communication Directorates in order to ensure efficient delivery of
communication services to the Ministry and the Department of Basic
Education. Oversee and provide strategic direction in the development and
implementation of communication strategies for the Ministry and the
Department of Basic Education. Provide strategic direction in the development
and Implementation of communication strategies for the Provincial Education
Departments. Oversee, implement and manage communication campaigns for
the Ministry and the Department of Basic Education. Ensure effective
management and utilisation of the appropriate communication channels for the
Ministry and the Department of Basic Education. Build and sustain a positive
reputation for the Ministry and the Department of Basic Education. Effectively
manage unplanned and urgent communication matters for the Ministry and the
Department of Basic Education. Respond timeously to deadlines and to
provide quality inputs into matters that affect the Ministry and the Department
of Basic Education. Ensure that the delegated tasks and assignments from the
Minister, the Deputy Minister, the Director-General, HEDCOM, and CEM,
aimed at enhancing the programmes and projects within the Department of

Basic Education and the Provincial Education Departments, are undertaken.
Ensure that the appropriate financial, administrative and personnel
management procedures are in place and in accordance with the requirements
of the Department of Basic Education, as well as the relevant Public Service
and Administration Policies and the PFMA.

APPLICATIONS : Department of Basic Education, and submitted via post to: Private Bag X895,
Pretoria, 0001 or via hand-delivery to: The Department of Basic Education, 222
Struben Street, Pretoria.

CLOSING DATE : 11 May 2018

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on form Z83 obtainable from any Public
Service Department and must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV and
certified copies of qualifications. NB as of 1st July 2006, all new appointments
in the public service have to be part of the Government Employee Medical
Scheme (GEMS) in order to qualify for a Government Medical Subsidy.
Correspondence will only be entered into with short-listed applicants.
Applications received after the closing date, e-mailed or faxed applications will
not be considered. Please visit the Department of Education’s website at or the Department of Public Service and Administration
vacancy circulars at All shortlisted candidates for SMS
posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant
technical element of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the
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 assessment tools. The incumbent will have to sign an annual
performance agreement as well as annually disclose his/her financial interests
and be subjected to a security clearance.