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
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 : 08 February 2019
NOTE : Applicants with disabilities are welcome to apply. 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 abovementioned 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.
The department reserves the right to fill or not to fill/not to fill the vacant post.
Although these are freelance positions, the successful candidates must be
available on request and willing to work irregular hours, on weekends and on public
holidays, when required. The successful candidates will enter into a contract with
the GCIS that will be reviewed based on performance, and must be in possession
of their own transport and appropriate computer equipment and software.


Directorate: Vukuzenzele
SALARY : Per assignment allocated (benefits excluded)
CENTRE : Head Office
REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate three-year degree in Research or related qualification. At least a
years’ experience in Research or working in the field of communication.
Knowledge: In-depth understanding of the South African media landscape and
communication environment. Experience in developing, programming,
troubleshooting, managing and maintaining databases. The ability to network and
work independently and under pressure. Good communication/liaison, networking,
planning, problem-solving and research skills. Inclination to pay attention to detail
and willingness to take initiative. Advanced computer skills.
DUTIES : Overlooking database design. Determining the best possible method of organising
data, recording and implementing it. The type of database and data to be dealt
with will depend on GCIS or client. Secure and maintaining database results by
setting and enforcing standards and controls. Oversee projects and ensure all
members of your team are working on the right thing at the right time to keep
databases in order. Developing protocols for data processing. The Database
Manager will assist a number of people within GCIS, as well as assist in the smooth
operation of the business as a whole. For example, depending on requirements,
GCIS may use the data for communication purposes or for targeted marketing.
Preparation for database expansion by studying plans and requirements; advising
senior technical management; coordinating design and programming. Keep senior
technical management informed by preparing reports on system performance and
problems. To help non-technical people understand how to use the database
system and ensure it is used properly. The Database Manager may write reports,
training manuals and also be involved in direct training, either of your own team or
of employees that will use the system i.e. training colleagues on how to input and
extract data. Setting up and testing new database and data handling systems.
Upgrading of hardware and software by assessing transaction processing and
database production options. Monitoring database efficiency, maintenance of
database performance by troubleshooting problems. Accomplish platform
upgrades and improvements by supervising system programming. Update job
knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional
publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional
organizations. Accomplish information systems and organization mission by
completing related results as needed. Applicants must be flexible and be able to
work under pressure with tight timelines.
ENQUIRIES : Ms Nicolette Prinsloo Tel No: (012) 473 0203

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