COMMUNICATION OFFICER

DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN
The purpose of the Department of Women is to lead, coordinate and oversee the transformation agenda on
women’s socio-economic empowerment, rights and equality through mainstreaming, monitoring and
evaluation.
APPLICATIONS : The Director-General, Department of Women, Private Bag X931, Pretoria, 0001,
or hand delivered at 36 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, Pretoria.
FOR ATTENTION : Ms Thoriso Siko
CLOSING DATE : 19 January 2018: note that posts are intended to be filled from April 2018.
NOTES : Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any public service
department or on the internet at www.gov.za/documents and must be
accompanied by a comprehensive CV as well as original certified copies of all
qualification(s) and ID-document. Non-RSA citizens/ permanent resident permit
holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permit. Should you be
in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation
certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit
all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered.
Should you not hear from the Department within three (3) months of the closing
date of this advertisement, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.
The Department reserves the right not to make appointment(s) to the post(s). Note:
If the applicant fails to sign the Z-83 form that will constitute an automatic
disqualification. The Department of Women is an equal opportunity employer. In
the filling of these posts, the objectives of section 195 of the Constitution of the
Republic of South Africa and the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act 55 of 1998)
will be taken into consideration. Women and persons with disabilities in particular
are encouraged to apply. Appointment(s) will only be made on the first notch of the
advertised salary level.
ENQUIRIES : Ms Thoriso Siko telephone 012 359 0225

OTHER POST: HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER

POST 01/73 : COMMUNICATION OFFICER (REFERENCE: DOW/014/2017)
SALARY : R 226,611 basic salary plus applicable benefits (salary level 07)
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : Appropriate diploma in communications, journalism, public relation or relevant
NQF 6 qualification. 3 years operational experience in marketing and
communication. Proven experience in: government communication, organisational
branding, gender mainstreaming, social media platforms and applications.
Advanced knowledge of: public service communication machinery; provisions of
public service legislation, including but not limited to the Protection of Access to
Information Act and Minimum Information Security Standards; Batho Pele
principles and practice. Primary skills: gender diversities awareness; effective
report writing, verbal and written communication; knowledge management;
problem solving and analysis; service delivery innovation; client orientation and
customer focus; ability to work with line functional experts to add value to the
Department’s work; ability to effectively work under tight deadlines and stressful
situations. Attributes: ethical behavior; honesty and integrity; emotional
intelligence; passion and achievement driven; ability to maintain confidentiality of
information; respect for copyrights/aversion to plagiarism. The successful
applicant will be subject to personal security vetting at a secret level.
DUTIES : To provide internal and external communications support to the Department:
provide support on the maintenance of internal and external communications with
departmental project collaborators, external stakeholders and communication
service providers; provide support on the execution of the departmental
communication strategy; provide support on the co-ordination of communication
activities and events of internal and external project partners; provide support on
the dissemination of departmental information to relevant stakeholders; provide
document management support and storage of communication materials and
equipment.

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