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 : 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 : 15 June 2018
NOTE : Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service
Department or on the internet at The completed and
signed form Z83 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 above-mentioned 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).


Directorate: Eastern Cape Provincial Local & Liaison
SALARY : Commencing salary of R334 545 per annum
CENTRE : Amathole District (Centane Office)
REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate three (3) year degree (NQF
level 7) or National Diploma (NQF level 6) in Communication or related
qualification. Experience: Three (3) years communication experience and one (1)
year should be experience at salary level seven (7) or eight (8) or supervisor level
with knowledge of communication disciplines, including media liaison, research
and development communication. The candidate must have an understanding of
development communication, and knowledge of the Eastern Cape Province with
specific insights in the Amathole District and its local Municipalities. Furthermore,
he/she must be computer literate and be in possession of a valid Code 08 driver’s
licence as the work involves extensive travelling. Good knowledge of
administration and finances is required.
DUTIES : The successful candidate will support the Deputy Director: Liaison in the
implementation of a government communication programme (GCP) in the
Amathole District as follows: Implement key communication projects guided in line
with government priorities and in accordance with the guidelines for development
communication practice and platforms as developed by GCIS. Supervise and
monitor the work of district based Senior Communication Officers as well as any
communication interns or learners assigned to the region, including their
administrative and operational functions, and report these to the Deputy Director:
Provincial Liaison. Ensure the establishment and where necessary review and
strengthening of communication coordination structures in the District to ensure
the effective cascading of government communication content especially to
leaders and structures of local government across the District. Support all
initiatives aimed at strengthening Local Government Communication System
through advocacy in strategic IGR structures at District and local level. Further,
provide communication support to various integrated service delivery models of
government, including the Thusong service centre programme. Responsible for
the development and maintenance of effective high-level stakeholder relations in
the region with biasness towards civil society, minority groups, local government
and traditional leaders. A strategy to this end will be one of the first necessary
deliverables. Coordination and implementation of rapid response requirements in
the District as well as writing service delivery articles on governments’ delivery on
its mandate. Responsible for the revision and development of a regional
distribution strategy for government information products. Additionally, on a regular
basis, be required to develop local communication environment assessments
reports on key issues emanating from the District for the use by various
stakeholders and clients. Support government public participation initiatives
including feedback and follow up on the required communication interventions as
ENQUIRIES : Mr N Pinyana Tel No: 043 7222 602/09

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