PRINCIPAL COMMUNICATION OFFICER

DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING 

OTHER POSTS: INFORMATION OFFICER: CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES (X5 POSTS)

POST 39/116 : PRINCIPAL COMMUNICATION OFFICER REF NO: DHET 81/09/2018
Directorate: Communication and Media Liaison
SALARY : R299 709 per annum (Level 08)
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : A recognised undergraduate qualification/Bachelor’s degree/National Diploma (NQF level 6) in Communication, Journalism or Media Studies or equivalent qualification. At
least 3 years’ experience in Media and Communication. Good verbal and writing skills.
Good report writing skill and computer literacy. A valid driver’s licence and willingness
to travel.
DUTIES : Develop and maintain a media database for the Department. Develop and implement a
media relations strategy for the Department. Develop and implement innovative media
monitoring strategies. Regular media monitoring. Liaise with regional offices and
colleges on media related matters. Draft written articles for internal and external
publications. Draft written responses to media queries or distortions. Plan and execute
media events. Maintain presence on the Department’s social media platforms to ensure
generation of incoming traffic. Provide editorial support of internal and external
publications. Regular liaison with head of communication at colleges regarding
communication and media related matters. Liaise with colleges daily to obtain stories
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published in regional media. Develop standard internal communication plan for internal
and external.
ENQUIRIES : Mr P Mtshali Tel No: 012 312 5089 / Ms X Rikhotso Tel No: 012 312 5513 / Mr R Kgare
Tel No: 012 312 5442
APPLICATIONS : Please forward your application, quoting the reference number to: The Director-General,
Department of Higher Education and Training, Private Bag X 174, Pretoria, 0001 or
Hand deliver to: 123 Francis Baard Street (former Schoeman Str.) Pretoria.
NOTE : Applications must be submitted on Z83 form obtainable from any public service
department or on the internet at www.gov.za/documents and must be accompanied by
a recently updated comprehensive cv (with three contactable references and certified
copies of all qualifications, identity document (id) not older than three months, including
drivers licence (where it is required). It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign
qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification authority (SAQA) and the
evaluation certificate from SAQA must be attached. Failure to sign z83 and submit the
requested documents will result in your application not being considered. Candidates
whose appointments will promote representativity in terms of race, gender and disability
will receive preference. As of 1st July 2006, all new appointments in the public service
have to be part of the government employee medical scheme (gems) in order to qualify
for a government medical subsidy. Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted
applicants. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months of the closing
date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
Suitable candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks (criminal record
check, citizenship verification, qualification/study verification and previous employment
verification). Successful candidates will also be subjected to security clearance
processes. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical
exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which
will be communicated by the Department. The successful candidate will be required to
sign an annual performance agreement, disclose his/her financial interests and be
subjected to security clearance. Applications received after the closing date or faxed
and emailed applications will not be considered.
CLOSING DATE : 12 October 2018 at 16H00.

 

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