PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: WESTERN CAPE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
In line with the Employment Equity Plan of the Department of Health it is our intention with this
advertisement to achieve equity in the workplace by promoting equal opportunities and fair treatment in
employment through the elimination of unfair discrimination.
NOTE : It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a
date, time and place as determined by the Department. Kindly note that excess
personnel will receive preference.
POST 12/115 : COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Head Office, Cape Town
SALARY : R281 418 per annum
CENTRE : Directorate: Communications (Stationed at Cape Winelands District Office,
REQUIREMENTS : Minimum educational qualification: A formal three-year qualification
(Degree/Diploma) in Communication, Journalism, or Public Relations.
Experience: Appropriate experience in the relevant field. Inherit requirement
of the job: Valid (Code B/EB) driver’s licence. Competencies
(knowledge/skills): Excellent verbal and written communication skills in at least
two of the three official languages of the Western Cape. Strong interpersonal
skills and good time management skills. Well-developed writing and editing
skills in English, Afrikaans or Xhosa. Sound knowledge of how the media
works. Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, e-mail and
desktop programmes, i.e. MS Publisher, Adobe In-design, etc.). Ability to work
independently operational management capability analytical and problemsolving
DUTIES : (key result areas/outputs): Compiling of research, co-ordination, editing and
producing communication material. Handling of all queries from the general
public. Media liaison (handling of media queries, writing of media releases,
media monitoring and evaluation). Advertising and marketing. Communication
with all staff involved when there is a special event. Identifying interesting and
positive stories for the media.
ENQUIRIES : Mr M van der Heever, Tel. No. (021) 483-3716
APPLICATIONS ; To the Director: People Practices and Administration, Department of Health,
PO Box 2060, Cape Town, 8000.
FOR ATTENTION : Ms C Dawood
NOTE : No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.
CLOSING DATE : 06 April 2018