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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: The DG of Government Communication and Information System, 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.

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.

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.

Deputy Director: Systems Developer

Reference Number: 25/41
Salary: R458 286 (5/8th) per annum (Level 11 on part time basis)
Centre: Pretoria

Requirements: Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate Bachelor’s (NQF level 7) degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or an equivalent qualification as recognized by SAQA. Four (4) years relevant experience in systems development according to the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Specialised skills needed are Programming in Visual Studio 2013 or 2015, ASP.Net and Visual Basic.Net Languages, Relational Database concepts and experience in SQL server for database design and SQL query design, Design and Develop Business Intelligent dashboards and Reports in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services, Systems Analysis, documentation and problem solving skills. Good logical and analytical thinking Ability to work independently, under pressure and in a team, time management and pro-activeness, fair understanding of project management. Good communication skills (written and oral) and interpersonal, as well as good organizing and planning skills.

Duties: The candidate will be responsible to perform systems analysis, design and development based on user requirements. Develop Business Intelligent dashboards and reports for various systems. Work closely with the Director: Information Management Systems and other team members to provide system solutions. Evaluate, investigate and apply new technologies to enhance Information Management Systems within GCIS.

Enquiries:  Ms XH Cathy Chen Tel no (012) 473 0043
Closing date: 26 July 2019 

Director-General, (Five-Year Renewable Contract)

Reference Number:  3/1/5/1 – 19/43
Salary: All-inclusive salary package of R1 978 533 per annum of which 30% may be structured according to the individual’s needs
Centre: Pretoria

Requirements: Qualifications: A degree and post graduate degree (NQF level 8) as recognised by SAQA. Experience: 8-10 years at senior management level of which at least three (3) years’ experience must be within any organ of State as defined in the Constitution, Act 108 of 1996. Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact with people at all levels. Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills at all levels. Innovative and creative thinking, computer literacy. Job Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of the South African communications landscape. An understanding of government communication discipline. An in-depth knowledge and understanding of government policies and programmes. Competencies Required: Strategic capability and leadership, financial management, problem solving and analysis, people management and empowerment, project management, knowledge management, change management, service delivery innovation.

Duties: Reporting to the Minister, the Director-General will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction in delivering the mandate of the Department. Serve as a spokesperson of Cabinet and government. Provide leadership in the development of generic communication strategies across government’s national departments. Ensure integration, coherence and standard performance of communication within national government and across all spheres of government. Ensure the implementation of development communication. Enhance government’s communication platforms, products and services in order to grow the voice of government. Lead the media bulk buying strategy of government and realise the intended savings. Oversee the function of GCIS and act as the Accounting Officer. Provide effective and timely support to the Minister and Deputy Minister, including participation in the Forum of South African Directors-General Cluster’s work.

Enquiries: Mr Keitumetse Semakane, Tel 012 473 0128
Closing date
: 2 August 2019

Note: The successful candidate must disclose to the Minister particulars of all registrable financial interests and sign the employment contract within one month from the date of assumption of duty as well as sign a performance agreement with the Minister within three months from the date of assumption of duty.