DIRECTOR: MEDIA ENGAGEMENT – DEPARTMENT OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE

REF NO:
27826/01
SALARY : R1 057 326 per annum. (Level 13) (An all-inclusive remuneration package) 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 or equivalent qualification as recognised by SAQA with 5
years relevant working experience in the Communication field at middle
management level. Technical competencies: Knowledge of communication
landscape and interest in media and communication trends, including
research. South African political and media landscape. Government’s
programme of action. Electronic media coverage. Media and stakeholder
relationship management. 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 the Department of Cooperative Governance to communicate its
programmes and plans. Set and influence the media agenda through a robust,
proactive and efficient media engagement approach. Provide strategic
leadership on the development of key content products, such as Media
statement, Opinion Pieces, Speeches, Media plans and strategies, Messages,
etc. on the Department of Cooperative Governance programmes and activities.
Oversee the provision of media support to the Department of Cooperative
Governance and ensure proactive management of rapid response.

ENQUIRIES :
Mr L Leso Tel. No: (012) 334 0765.

APPLICATIONS :
Applications may be posted to URS Response Handling, P O Box 11506,
Tiegerpoort, 0056; submitted electronically via email:
cogta64@ursonline.co.za or via fax: 086 415 5709

FOR ATTENTION :
URS Response Handling, Tel No: (012) 811 1900

NOTE :
All shortlisted candidates 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 competency-based assessments). The
competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies
using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The
successful candidate will be appointed subject to positive results of the security
clearance process and the verification of educational qualification certificates.
Applications must be submitted on a signed Z.83 form (application form),
obtainable from any Public Service department website, and should be
accompanied by a comprehensive CV, with specific starting and ending dates
in all relevant positions and clarify the levels and ranks pertaining to experience
as compared to the Public Service, certified copies of ID and qualifications, as
well as SAQA verification report for foreign qualifications. 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.The below post is a senior Management post.
Candidates should therefore possess managerial skills. Candidates, who are
shortlisted, could expect to undergo management competency assessments:
Management competencies: Strategic capacity and leadership. People
management and empowerment. Advanced programme and project
management. Change management. Financial management. Knowledge
management. Service Delivery Innovation. Advanced problem solving and
analysis. Client orientation and customer focus. Advanced communication
(written and verbal). Advanced presentation/public speaking skills.

CLOSING DATE :
10 April 2020

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