SENIOR SPECIALIST: PR & COMMUNICATIONS

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION
APPLICATIONS : Applications must be sent to: The Department of Planning, Monitoring and
Evaluation (DPME), by mail to Private Bag X944, Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered
at 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria ; www.dpme.gov.za
FOR ATTENTION : Ms J Mchunu
CLOSING DATE : 15 June 2018 @ 12:00 pm
NOTE : The relevant reference number must be quoted on all applications. The successful
candidate will have to sign an annual performance agreement and will be required
to undergo a security clearance. Applications must be submitted on originally
signed Z.83 accompanied by original certified copies of qualification(s), Identity
Document, valid driver’s license (where driving/travelling is an inherent
requirement of the job), proof of citizenship if not RSA citizen, and a
comprehensive CV specifying all experience indicating the respective dates
(MM/YY) as well as indicating three reference persons with the following
information: name and contact number(s), email address and an indication of the
capacity in which the reference is known to the candidate. Applicants will be
required to meet vetting requirements as prescribed by Minimum Information
Security Standards. All copies must be certified in the past 12 months. Failure to
submit the above information will result in the application not being considered. It
is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the
South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Reference checks will be done
during the selection process. Note that correspondence will only be conducted with
the short-listed candidates. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months
of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was
unsuccessful. Shortlisted candidates must be available for interviews at a date and
time determined by DPME. Applicants must note that pre-employment checks will
be conducted once they are short-listed and the appointment is also subject to
positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, security
vetting, qualification verification and criminal records. Shortlisted candidates will
be required to complete a written test as part of the selection process. For salary
levels 11 to 15, the inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the
state’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible
portion in terms of applicable rules. SMS will be required to undergo a Competency
Assessment as prescribed by DPSA. All candidates shortlisted for SMS positions
will be required to undergo a technical exercise that intends to test the relevant
technical elements of the job. The DPME reserves the right to utilise practical
exercises / tests for non-SMS positions during the recruitment process (candidates
who are shortlisted will be informed accordingly) to determine the suitability of
candidates for the post(s). The DPME also reserves the right to cancel the filling /
not to fill a vacancy that was advertised during any stage of the recruitment
process.

OTHER POST: REGIONAL COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR

POST 22/52 : SENIOR SPECIALIST: PR & COMMUNICATIONS REF NO: 060/2018
Directorate: Marketing & Communications
SALARY : R948 174 – R1 116 918 all-inclusive salary package per annum (Level 13). The
remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the State’s contribution to the
Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion that may be
structured according to personal needs within the relevant framework.
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : A 3-year tertiary qualification (NQF 7) in Communications and Marketing or
equivalent with at least 8 years’ relevant experience in communications, marketing
and stakeholder management of which 5 years’ at MMS (Deputy Director or
equivalent) level. A relevant post-graduate qualification (NQF8) will be an added
advantage. Must have In-depth knowledge of Government Communication
processes and policies; Extensive knowledge about the dynamics of South African
media; In-depth knowledge of government protocol processes and knowledge of
development and implementation of strategies. Strong understanding of the
work/functioning of Government and the various stakeholders. Well-developed
strategic management & leadership capabilities. A thorough understanding of the
policy and administrative processes of Government. Well-developed innovation
and organisational abilities. A good understanding of governance issues.
Knowledge of the Public Service Act (PSA), Public Finance Management Act
(PFMA). Willingness to travel on a regular basis. A valid driver’s licence.
Competencies & Skills: Management skills including people management and
empowerment, and experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams. Ability to
provide strategic direction and leadership. The ability/experience to create an
environment for high performance culture and staff development. Ability to manage
multiple projects. Excellent interpersonal & communication skills (written & verbal)
and the ability to communicate with diverse audiences. Highly developed
negotiation skills. The ability to successfully liaise at high level in government.
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Conflict management skills. Strategic and analytical skills. Research and policy
analysis skills. Financial management and project/programme management skills.
Good computer literacy skills. Personal Attributes: The incumbent must be
assertive and self-driven, innovative and creative, client orientated and customer
focused, solution orientated and able to work under stressful situations.
DUTIES : The successful candidate will be responsible to ensure effective communication
between the department and the media and creating awareness of the
department’s key objectives and activities. This entails managing the development
and implementation of the Departmental communication and PR strategy aligned
to the Departments strategic objectives and lead and oversee the implementation
of the communication strategy. Undertake research on latest developments in the
marketing and communications fraternity. Manage the development and
implementation of the communication business plan; Effective management of
flow of information between the, Department and its internal and external
stakeholders and develop, implement and monitor internal and external
communication processes. Manage the compilation and writing of newsletters,
website, posters, speeches, magazines and memoranda; Manage the production
of internal and external communication tools; Manage the coordination of printing
and publishing of internal and external publications and manage the development
and implementation of language policy and promote easy access to public
information. Management of the Department’s branding and image building
initiatives; Provide technical marketing and communication support to the Minister;
Provide Parliamentary and media services. Ensure that Departments branding and
promotional tools are displayed at every function the department is participating;
Manage Department’s branding and imaging hub; Oversee the undertaking of
surveys and research to analyse the departments public image and reputation;
Facilitate the updating and maintenance of information on department’s website.
Manage the production of marketing and public relations written and visual
communication material; Manage the compilation of departments corporate
calendar; Manage the procurement of Marketing and Communications operational
needs and develop and manage Service Level Agreements with service providers.
ENQUIRIES : Mr N Nomlala, Tel No: (012) 312-0452

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