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Closing date Post
15 April Director: Research and Knowledge Management

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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Director: Research and Knowledge Management (Chief Directorate: Policy and Research)
Salary: All inclusive salary package: R 819 126 per annum
Centre: Pretoria
Reference no: DPR 2903/2015
Closing date: 15 April 2015

Applicants must be in possession of a degree/postgraduate degree in Research methodologies/Statistics/Social Sciences or other relevant qualification, with extensive management experience. Experience: At least five years’ experience at a middle/senior managerial level and extensive experience in the management of research. Competencies: Research design and conceptualisation of research projects; Application of software packages in data analysis; Interpretation of both qualitative and quantitative research data; Database management; Content analysis and project management. Job knowledge: Knowledge of communication research process and techniques; Assertiveness and leadership skills.

To provide leadership and management of the functions and resources (human and financial) of the Directorate: Research and Knowledge Management, in line with the GCIS Corporate Strategy and policies; Ensure that the scientific research process is properly followed, communication research outputs and services are segmented, and results are analysed and interpreted effectively for internal and external clients in accordance with the Annual Performance Plan; Ensure that all research activities are guided by a thorough understanding of government priorities and programmes, the target market, audiences and the best communication methods; Provide research advice to the GCIS and government role players, and enhance the availability of appropriate research findings from outside the GCIS; Manage the Subdirectorate: Knowledge Management, for expertise in managing government’s updated contact databases, to respond to information enquiries, and provide a relevant knowledge-management service and departmental library for the GCIS.

Ms Tasneem Carrim
Tel: 012 473 0298