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  • 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: Parliamentary and Media Liaison

Reference Number3/1/5/1 – 18/24
Chief Directorate: Chief Directorate: Media Engagement
Salary: R697 011 per annum (Level 11) (All-inclusive salary package)
Centre: Cape Town

Requirements: Applicants should be in possession of a recognised 3 year Degree (NQF 7) or National Diploma (NQF 6) in Communication, Public Relations, Media Studies and Journalism plus four years’ experience in media and communication environment of which two (2) years should be experience at Salary level 9 or 10. Furthermore, the applicant must have knowledge of Departmental policies and procedures, Project management, Batho Pele principles, Planning and organising, Interpersonal relations and Leadership, Computer literacy, Writing, Communication, Problem solving, Listening and observation, Negotiation, Event management. Strategic communication and stakeholder engagement with focus on media engagement is critical to the role. Must have knowledge of Parliamentary Processes and platforms and Government cycle of communication. Supervisory skills a must and ability to work in a team highly beneficial. A valid driver's license and computer literacy are prerequisites.

Duties: The successful candidate will be required to plan, coordinate and execution of media, stakeholders and public liaison plans on behalf of the GCIS in Parliament in line with communication strategy and programmes of Government Communication. Keep abreast of developments within Parliamentary environment, and manage the platforms of media and stakeholder engagement together with other government departments frequenting Parliament. Implement Communication Strategy accordingly and manage media liaison activities. Identify opportunities and appropriate communication interventions for the GCIS in Parliament. Coordinate and consult with and participate in Department’s communication structures and processes. Coordinate media liaison and other communication activities on behalf of Government in Parliament and assist with a Parliamentary Liaison Role in the Information Resource Centre to better promote Government information in Parliament. Assist with basic administration of the office in consultation with the Director. Lead a team of media and parliamentary liaison officials of the Department in and around Parliament.

Enquiries: Ms Liezil Cerf Tel: 021 465 3658

Note: Preference will be given to African male/female and Coloured male/female
Closing date: 14 December 2018

Internal Auditor

Reference Number: 3/1/5/1-18/30
Chief Directorate: Internal Audit
Salary: Commencing Salary R196 407 Per Annum (Level 06)
Centre: Pretoria

Requirements: Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate National Diploma (NQF Level 6) or Three year Degree (NQF Level 7) in Internal Auditing or related qualification. Two years’ relevant experience in auditing environment. Knowledge of the Internal Audit Standards, PFMA and Treasury Regulations, Public Sector Act and Regulations, Teammate audit software, MS Office (Excel and Word). A valid driver’s licence. Oral and written communication skills.  Ability to perform research, analyse and compile reports. The ability to work under pressure and willingness to work irregular hours.

Duties: The successful candidates will be responsible to Inspect audit engagement audit files and ensure all work done complies with the Internal Audit methodology and internal audit standards. Assist with administrative support to the committees (Audit Committee, and the Internal Audit and Risk Committee).Ensure compliance with GCIS prescripts by ensuring monthly, quarterly and annual reports are compiled for the Internal Audit as required. Be a champion for the Unit on general organisational matters (risk, occupational, security, and audit related administration).Input, advice and improvement regarding application and interpretation of functional directives, practices and procedures. Coordinate in-house training and training materials for the Unit. Assist with the planning, fieldwork, execution and reporting on audit engagements as per the approved Internal Audit Annual Operational Plan.

Enquiries: Mr E Nedzamba. Tel No: 012 473 0166
Note: Preference will be given to Coloured Male/Female, Indian Male/Female, and White Male/Female.
Closing date: 07 December 2018

Senior Secretary

Reference Number:  Ref 3/1/5/1-18/16
Chief Directorate: Cluster Communication
Salary: Commencing Salary R196 407 per annum (Level 06)
Centre: Pretoria

Requirements: Applicants must be in possession of National Diploma (NQF 6) in Office Management, Secretarial studies or equivalent qualification. Experience: two (2) years’ secretarial experience. Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to manage and plan the Chief Director’s diary, advanced minute taking skills during meetings, general office administration, advanced development of action plans and advanced computer literacy skill (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Ms Outlook). Competencies: Ability to work independently and without close supervision and ability to work under pressure. The incumbent should be creative, innovative, flexible and highly motivated individual. Should also have some level of understanding of project management and coordination. Job knowledge: High degree of etiquette, working with a team, effective report writing, understanding of government’s mandate and the Social Sector and Governance and Administration clusters. Compilation and collation of information from the team (including cluster coordinators and project managers etc.), as well as internal and external stakeholders. Credible and proven experience in the secretarial and administrative function of an organization.

Duties:  Provide secretarial support and general administration support to the Chief Directorate: Cluster Communication Social Sector, and Governance & Administration Clusters. Write routine notes, memos, letters and reports. Maintain an effective filing and document tracking system (electronic and physical). Develop new ideas to change existing procedures to improve filing tasks and document tracking. Create and maintain databases of internal and external stakeholders. Effectively, coordinate internal and external meetings, appointments and events. Compile agendas and take accurate minutes during meetings. Screen phone calls, inquiries and requests and handle them when appropriate. Diary and calendar management. Receive visitors, and organise parking and refreshments. Handle travel and accomodation arrangements, Subsistance & Travel (S&T) claims and budget cashflow information.  Manage leave register. Deal with incoming email often corresponding on behalf of the Chief Director. Apply relevant public service and GCIS policies and procedures when executing tasks. Assist with budget and projections administration for the office of the Chief Director. Handle catering services in the office of the Chief Director.

Enquiries: Mr I Moshoetsi Tel No: (012) 473 0147
Note: Indian Male/Female, and White Male/Female
Closing date: 07 December 2018

Management Echelon

Chief Director: Editor in Chief (6 months contract)

Reference Number: 3 3/1/5/1-18/36
Chief Directorate: Products and Platforms
Salary: All-inclusive salary package of R1 189 338 per annum (Level 14)
Centre: Pretoria

Requirements:  Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate three year Bachelor’s Degree (NQF level 7) in the field of Communication/Journalism, International Relations or Political Science with strong management skill or related area; a post graduate qualification will be an added advantage. Experience At least 5 years proven experience in a senior managerial position in Content Management. Experienced manager with good management skills. Excellent writing skills for the media, online and promotional materials. Sound editorial and government content development. Strategic communicator with sound understanding of government work and its operations. Sound understanding of government policies and programmes. Sound understanding of the Political landscape in South Africa. Knowledge of electronic media coverage. Understanding of the communication landscape and interest in media and communication trends including research.

Duties: The successful candidate will lead the development of quality content for the GCIS and government programmes. Manage the content plan and development for the government programmes. Oversee the editorial and production functions for government news agency SA News. Lead the design and development of print and online products. Ensure the growth and effective use of social media government account. Management content for the government and GCIS online presence. Develop annual communication strategy and plan to guide the government communication programme. Give strategic leadership and management to the Chief Directorate. Manage financial, human resources and administrative functions of the Chief Directorate.

Enquiries: Ms T Carrim Tel No: (012) 473 0298
Note: Preference will be given to African male/female   30 November 2018
Closing date:
30 November 2018

Assistant Director: Provincial Liaison

Reference Number: 3 3/1/5/1-18/43
Salary: Commencing salary of R356 289 per annum (Level 09)
Centre:Durban (KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Office)

Requirements: Applicants should be in possession of an appropriate three (3) year Degree (NQF Level 7) or National Diploma (NQF Level 6) in Communications or related qualification. Experience: Three (3) years’ relevant experience in the communication and one (1) year should be experience at salary level seven (7) or eight (8) or supervisory level. The applicant should have knowledge of communication disciplines, including media liaison, research and development. The applicant must also have an understanding of development communication and knowledge of the KwaZulu-Natal Province. The applicant must be computer literate. A valid driver’s licence is a prerequisite, as the work involves extensive travelling. Some knowledge of administration and finance is also required.

Duties: The successful candidate will be required to provide support in overseeing the work of the Provincial Office. Serve as the Sub-project desk for information management in the Provincial Office. Support the Deputy Director: Liaison in coordinating the implementation of projects and the monitoring and evaluation of work done by district based Regional Communication Coordinators /Senior Communication Officers. Oversee the functioning of information resource centres in the Provincial and District offices. Quality assures the corporate and branding identity of government information products. Oversee the management of the distribution function in the GCIS Provincial and District offices. The candidate will be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the work of the GCIS in KwaZulu-Natal including desktop research duties and impact assessments. Develop and maintain all Social media platforms for the Province.

Enquiries: Ms N Mngadi Tel No: 031 3016787
Note: Preference will be given to Coloured male/female, Indian male/female, and White male/female.
Closing date:
30 November 2018

Junior Graphic Designer

Reference Number: 3/1/5/1 – 18/32
Directorate: Media Production
Salary: Commencing salary of R196 407 per annum (Level 06)
Centre:Pretoria (Hatfield)

Requirements: Applicants must be in possession of a National Diploma (NQF 6) or Degree (NQF 7) in Graphic Design or equivalent related qualification, with at least 2 years relevant experience. The candidate must be proficient in the use of an Apple Macintosh computers, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Web, 3-D skills and animation will be an added advantage. He/ she must have strong design skills and thorough knowledge of reprography and printing, good organisational and communication skills, ability to develop creative and innovative design concepts. The applicant must have the ability to work under pressure, willing to work overtime, and meet deadlines. He/ she must have the ability to multi-task and manage priorities in a fast-paced environment, and should be highly motivated with an eye for detail.

Duties: The successful incumbent will be required to ccollaborate with the design manager on the overall look and feel for all design products, work as a graphic designer on various products as per brief, conceptualise and handle visual execution of all design briefs, handle creative jobs from concept through to print, provide comprehensive briefs to photographers, liaise with clients, reproduction houses, advertisers and printing companies on production.

Enquiries: Ms Rachel Sekhu Tel No: (012) 473 0254
Note: Applicants must submit a portfolio on compact disc or email to (not bigger than 3MB). Preference will be given to Coloured male/female, Indian male/female, and White male/female.
Closing date:
30 November 2018