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To apply

  • Applicants with disabilities are welcome to apply. 
  • Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment form (Z83) [PDF] 167 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 Ndlovu.

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.

Assistant Director: International Media Engagement

Ref: 3/1/5/1-20/75 (12 Months Contract)
Directorate: International Media Engagement
Salary: R376 596 per annum (Level 09) Plus 37% of the annual notch
Centre: Pretoria

Requirements: Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate three (3) year degree (NQF level 7) or National Diploma (NQF level 6) in Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Media Studies or equivalent related qualification as recognised by SAQA. Three (3) years communication experience and one (1) year should be experience at salary level seven (7) or eight (8) or supervisory level, the incumbent must have the following knowledge: Basic knowledge of government legislation, Project Management, Batho Pele Principles Skills: Planning and Organizing, Advanced writing skills, Interpersonal ,Computer literacy ( Ms Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Social media skills, Communication skills, Problem Solving, Listening and observation, Event Management. Media writing experience. Applicants should have a sound understanding of government policies and priorities. The candidate should also have a solid understanding of international relations and foreign media operations. The candidate should also be able to work under pressure and independently. The position requires an individual who is willing to work extra hours and over weekends. Strong computer literacy is also a requirement of the position. An added advantage would be someone speaking any of the three SADC or AU languages.

Duties: The successful candidate will be responsible to provide media liaison support to government departments on international relations matters and to GCIS international related projects. Facilitate the accreditation of Foreign Press. Develop media schedules for International events and programmes. The incumbent to work closely with the team on international events. Provide support and secretariat services to the International Communicators Forum. Manage a comprehensive record and databases of media lists, Op-Eds, Media plans etc. Arrange media briefings including writing and distribution of media statements and advisories.

Note: Preference will be given to African Male and Coloured Male/Female. People with disabilities will be given preference regardless of Race.

Enquiries: Ms Mmemme Mogotsi Tel No: (012) 473 0355
Closing date: 27 November 2020

Assistant Director: Special Projects Coordinator

Ref No: 3/1/5/1-20/76
Directorate: Programme Support
Salary: R376 596 per annum (Level 09)
Centre: Pretoria

Requirements: Applicants must be in possession of Grade 12, and an appropriate National Diploma (NQF level 6) or Degree (NQF level 7) in Communications, Development Studies / Public Relations, or related qualification as recognised by SAQA, with at least three (3) years communication experience, of which one (1) year should be on salary level seven (7) or eight (8).  He/she should also have experience in the fields of Government Communication and /or Public Policy Development and practice, with a proven track record in working on the Programme of Action of Government in any communication, coordination or content related area. Proven experience in stakeholder and relationship management and with a knowledge of various tactics or information practices be these liaison or by various digital methods better engage stakeholders. Experience in analytical report writing in the areas of Government Communication, Intergovernmental Relations, Developmental communication and/ or stakeholder management. Good experience in monitoring and evaluation of a highly decentralized programme. Experience in the management and implementation of communication projects and campaigns with special emphasis on Local Government will be and added advantage. A self-motivated and enthusiastic person able to work with limited levels of supervision. Strong verbal and effective writing and communication skills. Very well-developed interpersonal skills, particularly noting the decentralized nature of the Sub-programme Provincial and Local Liaison. Strong coordination and facilitation skills. Must be computer literate and be able to convey ideas and views well in writing. A valid driver’s license is essential, as the post will entail some travel away from Head Office. Very strong ability to work under pressure, in a fluctuating environment and be extremely good in the management of deadlines.

Duties: Serve as the central coordination point for the Chief Director’s oversight and coordination responsibilities in relation to the nine Provincial Offices of the GCIS. Assist in developing and managing internal information and knowledge management processes, as well as strengthen internal communication within the Chief Directorate. Serve as secretariat to the Management and Operations meetings of the Chief Directorate Provincial and Local Liaison. Maintain an issue management system or” Matrix System, for all actions and tasks of the Chief Directorate, to ensure greater efficiency of all resources in the Chief Directorate. Support the Chief Director in the development and management of key stakeholder relations vital to the functions of the Chief Directorate. Support the Chief Director in the management of inputs to the Branch, the GCIS Management Committee and any special projects assigned to the Chief Director by the GCIS EXCO. This includes the development of Branch and MANCO reports as well as development of regular monitoring reports. Report collation, analysis and writing tasks will thus be key duties. Support the Chief Director’s role as project leader for various project teams in the GCIS on a regular, as well as adhoc basis.

Note: Preference will be given to Coloured, Indian and White Male/Female. People with disabilities will be given preference regardless of Race

Enquiries: Ms M Tshwane Tel No: (012) 473 0188
Closing date: 27 November 2020

Principal Communication Officer: Communication Resource Centre

Ref No: 3/1/5/1 – 20/77
Directorate: Communication Resource Centre
Salary: R316 791 per annum (Level 08)
Centre: Pretoria

Requirements: Applicants should be in possession of a 3 year Degree (NQF 7) or National Diploma (NQF 6) in Journalism, Media Studies, Communication or equivalent qualification with two (2) years relevant experience. Strong knowledge of the Government communication environment and Government’s Policies and Key Priorities. Knowledge and understanding of the South African media landscape. Strong and proven experience in media monitoring. A good command of the English language. Ability to handle multiple tasks and cope under pressure. Ability to coordinate work within a team environment. Well-developed interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Advanced computer skills; proficiency in internet searches, databases and electronic dissemination of media products.

Duties: The successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring of national and international print, broadcast and online media on issues affecting Government and the country. Identifying key issues in the media environment that require Government attention and alerting relevant stakeholders to developments in the media environment. Producing media coverage reports on issues affecting Government and the country. Capturing meta data related to media coverage on Government priorities and other issues as may be required from time to time for media analysis purposes. Capturing meta data related to media coverage on key Government communication campaigns for media analysis purposes. Quality control of media coverage reports, press clippings and other related products and services. The successful candidate will be required to work irregular hours, extra hours, on weekends and during holiday periods, and on public holidays.

Note: This is an advertisement for the purpose of widening the pool of candidates from designated groups. Candidates who previously applied need not apply. This post is earmarked for Coloured, Indian and White Male/Female. People with disabilities will be given preference regardless of Race.

Enquiries: Annalie Language Tel No: (012) 473 0018
Closing date: 27 November 2020

Senior Supply Chain Management Clerk: Procurement

Ref No: 3/1/5/1 – 20/78
Directorate: Supply Chain Management
Salary: R208 584 per annum (Level 06)

Centre: Pretoria

Requirements: Applicants must be in possession of a National Diploma (NQF 6) or Degree (NQF 7) in Public Management Administration/Logistics Management/Public Finance and Accounting or Purchasing Management environment as recognised by SAQA. Two (2) years proven experience in Supply Chain Management environment, with one (1) year experience of working on BAS. Excellent writing and communication skills, ability to manage and plan. LOGIS and Procurement Integration. Ability to interpret and apply legislation and policies (PFMA, Preferential Procurement Regulations, BBBEE, Treasury regulations, Contracts, etc.). Ability to work independently without close supervision. He/she be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and able to work under pressure. The incumbent should be self-driven, creative, innovative, flexible and highly motivated. Excellent co-ordination skills. Ability to work in a team. Client service orientated. Have initiative and pay close attention to detail. Report writing. Knowledge of the Microsoft packages, i.e. MS word, MS Excel as well as Ms Outlook. Payment capturing and statements interpretation.

Duties: The successful candidate will be required to ensure for compliance, receive requisition from internal clients online, and verify e-requisitions for compliance in line with prescripts. Check and verify the status of suppliers on the Central Suppliers Database before accepting of e-requisitions. Approve compliant requisitions on-line using SharePoint in compliance with the turnaround time set by the department. Return non-compliant requisitions back to the client quoting the prescript that is being transgressed. Print hard copies of compliant requisitions and submit to supervisor to distribute to the relevant officials for capturing on LOGIS. Updating e-requisitions on SharePoint immediately with the relevant order numbers to ensure that accurate record of turnaround time is reflected when printing the SharePoint turnaround time reports. Print SharePoint reports on outstanding requisition and requisitions updated with order numbers on SharePoint, daily as per the standard set by the department and provide to supervisor. Provide weekly reports on e-requisition from SharePoint as per the standard set by the department. Provide monthly reports on e-requisitions from SharePoint as per the standard set by the department. Assist with capturing of request on LOGIS. Handling of queries and enquiries related to requisitions and or orders and update the SCM enquiry system for statistics and turnaround time purposes. Timeous reporting of system issues to the supervisor and to ensure that internal clients are informed timeously. Provide general office support, as well as effective and efficient client services.

Note: Preference will be given to Coloured, Indian and White Male/Female. People with disabilities will be given preference regardless of Race

Enquiries: Ms V Basket Tel No: (012) 473 0378
Closing date: 27 November 2020

Junior Media Planner

Ref No: 3/1/5/1 – 20/79
Directorate: Media Buying
Salary: R208 584 per annum (Level 06)
Centre: Pretoria

Requirements: Applicants must have a relevant National Diploma (NQF 6) or Bachelor’s Degree (NQF 7) in Marketing, Advertising or Communication Studies accompanied with two (2) years relevant working experience. The candidate should be able to work under pressure. He/she must have excellent command of the English language. Excellent written, grammatical and communication skills. Proven ability to translate media strategies into effective media plans, knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act, Knowledge of the Public Service Act, working knowledge of Telmar (TNT, RBP, Programs/Plans). Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite, excellent administrative abilities, ability to assess needs of incoming campaigns and act decisively to mobilize resources, must be persuasive and comfortable in negotiating timelines and deliverables with internal and external stakeholders, be an assertive, self-motivated and driven individual with strong interpersonal communication skills, both written and spoken format and good knowledge and understanding of all standard media types.

Duties: Responsible for planning, and implementing media recruitment campaigns by raising cost estimates, developing media schedules, writing memorandums, securing necessary approvals and booking campaigns  and compiling post campaign reports and attending client meetings, ongoing liaison with internal and external and media owners.

Note: This is an advertisement for the purpose of widening the pool of candidates from designated groups. Candidates who previously applied need not apply. This post is earmarked for Coloured, Indian and White Male/Female. People with disabilities will be given preference regardless of Race.

Enquiries: Mr S Mlisa Tel No: (012) 473 0287
Closing date: 27 November 2020

Administration Clerk: News Services

Ref No: 3/1/5/1 – 20/80
Directorate: News Services
Salary: R173 703 per annum (Level 05)
Centre: Pretoria

Requirements: Grade 12 with typing as a subject or any other related training course/ qualification that will enable the candidate to perform the work satisfactorily (NQF level 5). Special requirements: Knowledge and experience in executing secretarial duties. Knowledge of general office administration and ability to operate and organise office efficiently. Ability to conceptualise and initiate new innovative approaches to optimise the secretarial service provided to the manager and unit. Computer literate. Knowledge of Word, Excel and Power point. Language proficiency in English (written and verbal). Analytical and innovative thinking ability as well as problem solving skills and interpersonal skills. Organizing, telephone etiquette and typing skills. High level of reliability. Ability to act with tact and discretion. Ability to work under pressure. Knowledge of documentation management. Good filing (electronic and manual) and problem solving skills. Ability to do research and analyse documents and situations.

Duties: Provide a secretarial support service to the Directorate: News Services. Type routine notes, memos, letters and reports. Receive telephone calls and refer to the relevant role players. Finalise telephone queries. Operate office equipment and ensure that they are in a good working order. Record engagements of the Director and assist in the management of his/her diary. Clear the Manager’s desk daily. Attend to incoming and outgoing correspondence. Manage the safekeeping of documents and general assets in the unit. Draft routine documents as requested. Arrange travel and accommodation and process subsequent travel claims and currency reconciliation for the unit. Be responsible for all financial administration tasks in the unit.  Handle procurement of stationary, refreshments etc. Set up meetings, including arrangement of meeting rooms, equipment and catering, notify attendees and circulate material. Collect agenda items. Compile agendas and minutes. Provide a reception, communication and co-ordination service as well as office security service.

Note: This post is earmarked for Coloured, Indian and White Male/Female. People with disabilities will be given preference regardless of Race.

Enquiries: Ms R Moodley Tel No: (012) 473 0263
Closing date: 28 November 2020