This page contains information on vacant posts within GCIS, with the relevant application form to complete.

To apply

  • Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment form (Z.83) [PDF] 31 kb. Please print and complete the form or obtain it from any Public Service department.
  • The completed and signed form Z83 should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of all qualification(s) and ID-document (certification stamp should not be older than three months).
  • Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment verification).
  • Forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number and the name of the publication in which you saw this advertisement, to: GCIS, Private Bag X745, Pretoria, 0001, or hand delivered to Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Frances Baard Street (corner Festival Street), Hatfield, Pretoria, for attention Mr S Matshageng.

The GCIS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with disabilities are welcome to apply. Applications must be submitted on Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service department and be accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum vitae and certified copies of qualifications and identity document. (Failure to comply with these requirements will result in the application being disqualified). Certification stamp must not be older than three months. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personal suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, and qualification and employment verification).

Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within one month after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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Provincial Director GCIS Mafikeng PLL
Commencing Salary: R 864 177.00 (Including Benefits)
Centre: Mahikeng
Reference:  Post 28/04

Qualification: An appropriate 3-year Bachelor’s Degree/National Diploma in Development Communication/ Journalism/ Political Studies or Communication. Experience: Five (5) years’ experience at a middle/senior managerial level with extensive experience and knowledge of development communication, proven leadership capabilities and managerial skills, as well as skills to monitor and coordinate multi media campaigns, and project management skills. Knowledge: Sound knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act. Comprehensive knowledge of the North West province, including socio-economic, historical and development dynamics as well as the programmes and priorities of government. Skills: Must be well-versed in all aspects related to communication processes and good computer skills. Ability to liaise with clients and service providers. Proficiency in both verbal and written communication. Ability to work independently as well as in a team. Must be able to work under pressure. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Provide strategic leadership and management to the GCIS Provincial Directorate in the North West Province. Deliver communication campaigns in line with the government communication programme and provincial communication programme. Provide support for the extension of the government communication system to the local government sphere.  Support provincial government in the rollout and promotion of a government-wide access strategy including the establishment of Thusong Service Centres. Develop and maintain communication partnerships with provincial stakeholders from government and civil society. All the shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test the relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend generic managerial competency assessment. 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.

Closing date: 29 July 2016

Enquiries: Mr Michael Currin, Tel 012 473 0183

Assistant Director: Research
Commencing Salary: R 311 784.00 (Including Benefits)
Centre: Pretoria
Reference:  Post 28/05

Qualification: Applicants should be in possession of an appropriate three year Bachelor’s Degree (NQF7) or National Diploma (NQF6) in Communication Sciences/ Social Sciences/Political Sciences or Statistics. Experience: Two years of work experience in research/communication research (full research project including all processes of research). General managerial and administration experience (related to tasks or human resources). Knowledge: Good general knowledge and interest in current and government affairs. Skills: Must be well-versed in all aspects related to communication research processes and advanced quantitative data analysis techniques. Competency in quantitative research data analysis and interpretation. Proficiency in MS programmes and data analysis packages (i.e. SPSS). Ability to liaise with clients and service providers. Proficiency in both verbal and written communication. Ability to work independently without direct supervision as well as in a team. Must be able to work under pressure

Assist with the management, planning and application of research to enhance effectiveness of government communication. Provide assistance in managing coordination, identification and acquisition of research findings/reports. Assist in providing a research advice and a support service to GCIS and to clients in terms of communication research. Professionally liaise with service providers. Use SPSS and MS Excel programme for quantitative data analysis. Interpret research results and prepare research reports (MS Word & MS PowerPoint) for sharing with relevant stakeholders. Provide assistance in general managerial tasks to ensure optimal resource management in the Directorate: Research and Knowledge Management. Work as part of a team in the Directorate and GCIS project teams. Competency test: Short-listed candidates will be subjected to a competency test.

Closing date: 29 July 2016

Enquiries: Dr Ntombifuthi Nala, Tel 012 473 0218


Director: Human Resource Development
Salary: All-inclusive salary package of R864 177per annum
Centre: Pretoria
Reference:  Post 29/17

An appropriate 3-year Degree/ National Diploma in Human Resources Management/ Development/ Training & Development/Public Administration/ Public Management or equivalent qualification (NQF level 7 as recognized by SAQA. Experience: Five (5) years’ experience at a middle/senior managerial level with extensive experience in the field of Human Resource Development (HRD), managerial experience and financial management. Skills: Writing and facilitation as well as sound communication and good interpersonal skills. Job Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of Public Service Regulatory framework. Extensive knowledge of education, training and development practices. All applicable training and development Acts-. SAQA and all relevant SETA’s. National Skills Development Strategy. Human Resources Development in the Public Service, Gender mainstreaming, Disability issues and Employee Health and Wellness Programme. Competencies required: Influencing and networking abilities. Financial management. Programme and project management. Ability to communicate with senior members of government and other stakeholders. Excellent writing skills. Innovative and creative thinking. Programme and project management. Communication (both written and oral). Innovative, strategic and creative thinking. Computer literacy. A code 8 driver’s license.

Develop internal capacity as well as employee wellness, gender mainstreaming, disability management and Management Development programmes within Government Communication and Information System. Provide leadership in Employee Health and Wellness. Provide leadership in Gender Mainstreaming and management of EWD. Provide leadership in HRD matters. Provide leadership in financial, human resource and administrative management of the directorate. Ensure efficiency in management and administration of training matters. Promote proper training practices in terms of applicable legislative framework. Manage the accreditation of the departmental training courses. Manage and coordinate the induction of new staff. Manage and implement the roll-out of internship/ Learnership programmes. Manage the implementation and maintenance of comprehensive human resource training and development strategy. Manage the administration of training and development with relevant SETA’s. Manage the implementation of all policies related to Human Resources Development and Employee Health and Wellness Programme. Ensure that training courses and workshops attended are in line with the individual development plans. Manage and coordinate the budget of the directorate.

Closing date: 5 August 2016

Enquiries: Mr Keitumetse Semakane, Tel (012) 473 0128