ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: RESEARCH – GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SYSTEM

REF NO:
3/1/5- 19/80 (X3 POSTS)
Directorate: Research and Knowledge Management
SALARY : R376 596 per annum
CENTRE Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS :
Applicants should be in possession of an appropriate 3 year Degree (NQF 7) or
National Diploma (NQF 6) in Communication Sciences/Social Sciences/Political
Sciences or Statistics Experience: Three years of work experience in
research/communication research of which one year should be at salary level
seven or eight (full academic research project including all processes of research
will be considered as part of experience).General managerial, project management
and administration experience (related to tasks of human resources) Knowledge:
Good general knowledge and interest in current and government affairs Skills: Must
be well-versed in all aspects related to communication research processes as well
as quantitative data analysis techniques and qualitative research Competency in
quantitative research data analysis and interpretation and qualitative
methodologies Proficiency in MS programmes and data analysis packages (i.e
SPSS) Ability to liaise with clients and service providers Proficiency in both
presentation and report writing Ability to work independently without direct
supervision as well as in a team Must be able to work under pressure The post
might require some travelling outside Gauteng province thus, the successful
applicant must be willing to spend nights away from home.

DUTIES :
The successful candidate will be required to assist with the management, planning
and application of research to enhance effectiveness of government
communication Assist in providing research advice and a support service to GCIS
and to clients in terms of communication research Professionally liaise with service
providers and clients Use SPSS and MS Excel programme for quantitative data
analysis Interpret research results and prepare research reports (Ms Word & Ms
PowerPoint) for sharing with relevant stakeholders Present research findings at
various stakeholder meetings (internal and external) Provide assistance in general
managerial tasks, including financial management to ensure optimal resource
management in the Directorate: Research and Knowledge Management Work as
part of a team in the Directorate and GCIS project teams.

ENQUIRIES :
Dr Ntombifuthi Nala Tel No: (012) 473 0218

NOTE :
Short-listed candidates will be subjected to a competency test Preference will be
given to Coloured male/female, Indian male/female and White male/female

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 :
Mr S Matshageng

CLOSING DATE :
18 October 2019

NOTE :
GCIS is an equal opportunity employer and practicing affirmative action
employment. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender, disability)
in the department through filling these posts. The candidature of persons whose
appointment/transfer/promotion will promote representivity will receive preference.
Applicants with disabilities are welcome to apply Applications must be submitted
with Z83 form, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at
www.gov.za/documents The completed and signed Z83 form should be
accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as originally
certified copies of all qualification(s) and ID-document The certification must be
within three (3) 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 abovementioned requirements, as well as applications received late, will not be
considered Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the
application not being 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 generic managerial competency assessment (Criminal record, citizenship,
credit record checks, qualification verification and employment verification)