Director – Media Engagement – Pretoria – Cooperative Governance – The DPSA

SALARY : An all-inclusive remuneration package of R948 174 per annum (Level 13). The
package includes a basic salary (70% of package), and a flexible portion that may
be structured in terms of the applicable guidelines.

CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : An undergraduate qualification (NQF Level 7) in Communication,
Journalism/Public Relations as recognised by SAQA with 5 years’ work experience
at middle/senior management level within the Communication field. Technical
Competencies: Knowledge of the Communication landscape and interest in media
and communication trends including research, the South African political and
media landscape, Government’s programme of action, Electronic media coverage,
Media and stakeholder relationship management as well as Content management
and analysis

DUTIES : The successful candidate will perform the following duties: Build, maintain and
strengthen relationships with the media (local and international) to promote
platforms for CoGTA to communicate its programmes and plans. Set and influence
the media agenda through a robust, proactive and efficient media engagement
approach. Provide strategic leadership in the developing of key content products
like (Media statements, opinion pieces, media plans and strategies, etc.) on
CoGTA programmes and activities. Oversee the provision of media support to
CoGTA Ministry and ensure proactive management of a rapid response system.
Provide leadership in the management of communications around the
Parliamentary questions and answers. Oversee the convening and attendance of
key strategic forums to advance media engagement within the communication
system and ensure that CoGTA key messages are duly recorded and noted in the
planning process.

ENQUIRIES : Mr L Leso, Tel: (012) 334 0765

APPLICATIONS : May be posted to URS Response Handling, P O Box 11506, Tiegerpoort, 0056;
submitted electronically via email:; or via fax: 086
654 1819. For Attention: Urs Response Handling, Tel. 012 811 1900

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on form Z.83 (application form), obtainable from
any Public Service department, and should be accompanied by a comprehensive
CV, certified ID, copies of qualifications and a full academic record. It is the
applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South
African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and to provide proof of such evaluation.
Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing date will not be
considered. It is important to note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure
that all information and attachments in support of the application are submitted by
the due date. Due to the large number of responses anticipated, correspondence
will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within
three months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your
application has been unsuccessful. Thank you for the interest shown in the
Department. All shortlisted candidates for the Senior Management posts will be
subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements
of the job. Following the interview and 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 competencybased
assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic
managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency
assessment tools. The successful candidates for all the posts will be appointed
subject to positive results of the security clearance process and the verification of
educational qualification certificates.

CLOSING DATE : 15 December 2017