ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: COMMUNICATION – DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION

REF NO:
151119/08
Branch: Chief Operations Office: Western Cape Div: Communication
SALARY : R470 040 per annum (Level 10)
CENTRE : Bellville

REQUIREMENTS :
A National Diploma or Degree in Communication / Journalism. Three (3) years
supervisory experience in Communication. A driver’s license (Certified copy
must be attached). News writing and media liaison proficiency. Newsroom work
experience will be an added advantage. Disciplinary knowledge in
communication and media studies. Practical newsroom experience.
Knowledge of writing process, reviewing and proof reading. Proven writing
ability. Content development experience. Knowledge of techniques and
procedures for the planning and executing of media activities. Practical
experience with relationship management. Problem solving and analysis.
People and diversity management. Client orientation and customer focus.
Good communication skills, both verbal and written. Accountability and ethical
conduct. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. A commitment to
government objectives, policies and programmes.

DUTIES :
Implement communication plans developed in support of programmes of the
department. Analyse departmental strategic objectives for the development of
news. Recommend media policy amendments. Engage stakeholders in order
to ensure media activities. Develop action plans for media coverage. Develop
content that will profile the work of government. Plan and execute social media
activities to profile the work of the department. Do research in aid of content
development. Development and implementation of media plans for different
programmes of the department. Ensure written communication materials are
timeous and accurate. Ensure stakeholder relations are established and
maintained. Ensure dissemination of information to managers on activities of
the directorate. Compile reports as and when required by the Directorate.
Ensure publicity projects and events meet the objective and expectations.
Liaison with stakeholders for successful media briefings. Provide inputs and
implement internal communication activities. Stakeholder relations established
with different news platforms liaise with media stakeholders.

ENQUIRIES :
Mr. M Rayi Tel No: (021) 941 6110

APPLICATIONS :
Bellville: Please forward your applications quoting the relevant reference
number to The Regional Head: Western Cape, Department of Water and
Sanitation, Private Bag X16, Sanlamhof, 7532 or hand deliver to Sigma
Building, 3 Blanckenberg Road, Bellville.

FOR ATTENTION :
Ms K Melelo

NOTE :
Applications must be submitted on a signed and dated Z83 form, obtainable
from any Public Service Department, and should be accompanied by a
comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of qualifications and Identity
document. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. Note: If you
have not heard from us within two (2) months of the closing date, please accept
that your application was unsuccessful. Preference will be given to previously
disadvantage groups. Successful applicants will be required to undergo
standard Government security clearance procedures including verification of
qualifications. Should you be in a possession of a foreign qualification(s), it
must be accompanied by an evaluation from South African Qualification
Authority (SAQA). People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the
posts. The Department reserves the right not to make an appointment. The
successful candidate will be appointed on Standard Contract in terms of
section 76 of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998. Persons with disabilities,
Females, White Males, Coloured Males and Indian Males are encouraged to
apply.

CLOSING DATE :
15 November 2019