Jobs


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

The following is the last post that was advertised by GCIS.

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.

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.

For vacancies at other government departments, see Vacancies on the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) website

 

Provincial Director: Free State

Reference: 47/04
Centre: Free State
Directorate: Provincial Local Liaison
Salary: All-inclusive remuneration package R 898 743.00 per annum

Requirements:

Qualifications: A seasoned manager with an appropriate Bachelor’s degree or equivalent tertiary qualification.

Experience: At least 5 years of experience at a middle/senior management level with extensive experience in and knowledge of development communication, proven leadership capabilities, and sound interpersonal and project management skills. Experience in coordinating multi-media communication campaigns.  Sound knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act.

Knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge of the Free State province, including socio-economic and development dynamics as well as the programmes and priorities of government.  Must have a valid driver’s license and be computer literate

Duties: Provide strategic leadership and management to the GCIS Provincial Directorate in the Free State 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 logistical 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.

Enquiries: Mr M Currin: 012 473 0183/ Ms G Thopps 012 473 0096

Director: Rapid Response

Reference: 47/01
Centre: Pretoria
Directorate: Rapid Response
Salary: All-inclusive remuneration package R 898 743.00 per annum

Requirements:

An appropriate 3-year Degree/ National Diploma in Communication Science/Development Communication/Journalism /Media Studies/Political Science (NQF level 7 as recognized by SAQA.

Experience: Five (5) years experience at a middle/senior management level with extensive experience in the field of media monitoring including, electronic, print and social media platforms, to identify issues that are likely to impact the communication environment and specifically the reputation of government. Experience in developing and facilitating the implementation of the rapid response management strategies.

Skills: Ability to interpret research, excellent writing skills and the ability to deliver editorial and technical writing output. High level of accuracy and attention to detail, good organizational and team working skills, building and maintaining relationships, analytical and quick thinking, ability to adhere to strict deadlines and ability to influence decisions at executive level. Writing and facilitation as well as sound communication and good  interpersonal skills.

Job Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of Public Service Regulatory framework.

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. Communication (both written and oral). Innovative, strategic and creative thinking. Computer literacy. A code 8 drivers licence.

Duties: Daily monitoring of print, electronic and social media platforms to identify stories that are likely to impact government. Conduct keyword research including cataloging and indexing of issues which impact the manner in which government is perceived and understood. Provide strategic advice to GCIS management and where necessary the system of government communication and provide appropriate action/solutions/recommendations on issues in the media landscape. Lead daily rapid response meetings, make recommendations and facilitate follow-through. Input and influence the content of the media analysis reports indentifying focus areas. Minute by minute partificipation in conversations related to government and its brand, answer comments, be a mediator in the various platforms in place for government issue management. Create content for feeds and snippets in various social media sites. Create and update daily, weekly and monthly reports. Provide strategic leadership and advice on issues emanating from the daily conferences and indentify communication opportunities and platforms in the media and oversee implementation thereof. Oversee the drafting of proactive and reactive communication content. Provide strategic direction to ensure the strengthening of synergies with other relevant units within GCIS. Oversee the process of media monitoring and development of Rapid Response agenda and recommendations. Provide leadership and operate and efficient, effective and compliant directorate.

Enquiries: Mr M Currin: 012 473 0183

Chief Director: Media Engagement

Reference: 47/02
Centre: Pretoria
Directorate: Media Engagement
Salary: All-inclusive remuneration package R 1 068 564 per annum

Requirements

Qualifications: An appropriate Bachelor’s degree/national diploma in Communication/Journalism, International Relations or Political Science with strong management skills.

Experience: 5 years experience at a senior managerial level with proven, strong understanding of the communication landscape in South Africa, and more specifically the South African media landscape. Proven experience in writing and using writing capabilities to respond to media and the communication needs of the media. A track record in a public media liaison function or in the media industry would weigh heavily in a successful candidates favour.  Proven experience in the management of a multi-disciplinary communciations team.

Job Knowledge: Knowledge and understanding of the South African political and media landscape and government’s programme of action. Media and stakeholder relationship management and liaison abiliites. Media analysis and ability to respond. Content management and analysis and the ability to give guidance on how to handle issues in the media. Knowledge of electronic media coverage. Understanding of the communication landscape and interest in media and communication trends including research.

Competencies required: Ability to interpret and apply government policies specifically from a media perspective. Coaching, mentoring, influencing and networking skills. Provide strategic capability and leadership within the content of mentoring and financial management. Programme and Project Management. Understanding of urgent or rapid issue management functions.  People management and empowerment. Ability to communicate with senior members of government and other stakeholders. Excellent writing skills. The ability to liaise with Ministerial Media Liaison Officers and heads of communication. Good stakeholder relations with an understanding and appreciation of needs of print and broadcast media.

Duties: Lead a Chief Directorate which sets and influences the media agenda through a robust, proactive and efficient rapid response system. Manage the content of the engagements with government communicators and ensure the alignment of government messages. Provide communications and media support to the Cabinet spokesperson as well as government related events. Build, maintain and strengthen relationships with the media to promote platforms for government to communicate policies, programmes and plans. Provide leadership in the management of a proactive Parliamentary Office service, driven towards providing an efficient communication support to government departments in Parliament and Parliamentarians.  Provide leadership of the international media liaison relationships in GCIS, including providing relevant government information and news as well as management of international coordination of media visits and accreditation. Provide leadership and operate an efficient, effective and compliant Chief Directorate.

Enquiries: Mr M Currin: 012 473 0183

Director: Cluster Communication: Governance and Administration (G&A) Cluster and Social Protection, Community and Human Development (SPCHD) Cluster

Reference: 47/03
Centre: Pretoria
Directorate: Cluster Communications
Salary: All-inclusive remuneration package R 898 743.00 per annum

Requirements: Applicants should be in possession of a three-year Bachelor’s degree in either Communications/Public Relations or related qualification.

Experience: At least 5 years experience at a middle/senior management level with extensive experience in and knowledge of development communication, proven leadership capabilities, and sound managerial, interpersonal and project management skills. 5 years’ experience in government communication, of which at least 2 - 3 years should be at management level. Experience should include communication strategising as well as content development and report writing. The candidate must have a sound knowledge of the functioning of government, structures and the communication system. A comprehensive understanding of policies, programmes and priorities of government and the ability to stay informed with all developments in the broad environment and current affairs, especially in relation to the above-mentioned clusters. Ability to interact with communicators across government and other stakeholders and content for use in various communication products. The development of content strategies, questions and answers, factsheets, reports and other documents as required. Analyse policies and documents emanating from the cluster system. Good interpersonal skills, including ability to build and maintain strategic partnerships. The candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, good interpersonal skills, including ability to interface with various stakeholders within the private and public sectors. Must have a valid driver’s licence and be computer literate. The successful candidate must have experience in the Government communication system, clusters or other similar structures but also a sound understanding of the Outcomes Based Approach to performance monitoring.

Duties: Provide effective strategic and dedicated support and coordinate all activities relating to both the G&A and the SPCHD clusters to ensure better performance of the communication system. Facilitate and develop strategic communication content for both clusters, G&A and SPCHD. Ensure a review and align the GCP, communication strategies for clusters, campaigns projects and other activities. Drive the implementation of the clusters communication programme of actions and provide regular reports. Ensure plans are in place to handle issues emanating from the communication and media environment and through the Government Rapid Response system. Research and develop high level communication documents in support of key post cabinet, cluster, and internal communication fora about programmes and policies of government and their communication implications. Facilitate and coordinate the monthly communication cluster meetings toward the development of a  strategic agenda for government communications priorities within the cluster. Coordinate the participation of government communication in already established platforms for better and effective communication. Ensure the timely development of the monthly reports to Directors-General and other fora. Ensure an effective management of the Internal Communicators’ Forum and cascade information to internal audiences. Monitoring the implementation of developed communication plans (GCP), strategies for government to deliver on its key objectives. Evaluate the effectiveness of the communication forums that are convened and coordinated by the Chief Directorate Cluster Communication. Participate in the induction programmes within and outside GCIS. People development and management. Manage budgets and ensuring that expenditure is within limits. Provide leadership and operate an efficient, effective and compliant Directorate.

Enquiries: Mr T Ramotse 012 473 0204

Closing date: 9 December 2016