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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.

Deputy Director: Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

Ref no: 3/1/5/1 – 21/06
Directorate: Human Resource Management
Salary: R733 257– R863 748 per annum (Level 11) (all-inclusive remuneration package)
Centre:  Pretoria

Requirements: A three year National Diploma/Bachelor’s degree in Labour Relations Management/Labour Law/ LLB as recognised by SAQA. Four (4) years relevant experience of which two (2) years must be at Assistant Director Level. Advanced analytical and problem solving skills. Knowledge of Employment Legislations and Public Service Regulatory Framework, Knowledge of Professional Ethics infrastructure in the Public Service. Strong understanding of policy formulation, interpretation, and implementation. Knowledge of Human Resource best practices. Ability to plan, organize and conduct research and analyse policies. Computer Literacy with knowledge of MS Access and Project will be an added advantage. Dispute resolution and conflict management competencies. Strong investigative and report writing skills. Good communication skills (facilitation, negotiation, presentation, verbal and written). A valid driver’s license and willingness to travel. Experience in the public sector.

Duties: Develop departmental strategies and systems relating to dispute resolution mechanisms, including policies, procedures and processes. Monitor and evaluate implementation and compliance with collective agreements, policies and legislations. Render advisory services to management and employees at all branches and divisions of the Department. Provide Labour Relations training. Represent the Department in conciliation and arbitration proceedings. Facilitate the management of discipline and grievances in the Department. Conduct research and benchmarking initiatives for the best practices and Labour Relations practices accordingly. Promote high standard of Professional ethics and Code of Conduct in the Department. Oversee, co-ordinate and manage the overall HR Planning, Recruitment and Selection Processes of the Department. Advice and consult with management as well as relevant stakeholders on planning, formulating and implementing the HR Plan, Recruitment and Selection principles and practices relevant to the Department. Render expert advice on the screening of most suitable candidates in line with Employment Equity prescripts in order to support the strategic objectives and post requirements of the Department’s core mandate. Provide leadership / advice to management and line functions with regard to recruitment and selection processes. Coordinate, compile and submit HR Plan and HR Planning reports of the Department within prescribed timeframes. Ensure compliance with relevant Recruitment legislation. Compile weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports on Labour Related Cases and H/R Plan, Recruitment and Selection Processes. Supervise staff and manage their performance according to the Performance Management System.

Enquiries: Ms Z Ngwenya Tel No: (012) 473 0472

Closing date: 26 February 2021

Deputy Director: Risk Management (12 Months Contract)

Ref No: 3/1/5-21/07 (12 Months Contract)
Directorate: Strategic Planning, Risk Management, Performance Monitoring & Reporting
Salary: R733 257– R863 748 (Level 11) (all-inclusive remuneration package)
Centre: Pretoria

Requirements: Applicants should be in possession of a relevant National Diploma (NQF 6) or a Bachelor’s Degree (NQF 7) preferably in Risk Management or equivalent related qualification as recognised by SAQA, and at least four (4) years relevant experience in the risk management environment, of which two (2) years should be at Assistant Director Level / salary level nine (9) or ten (10). He/she should have knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act, Treasury Regulations, Corporate Governance and Risk Management Framework. Knowledge of risk management software will be an added advantage. Required skills; project management, computer literacy, planning and organisational, analytical skills, monitoring & evaluation, interpersonal & negotiation skills, problems solving skills, and customer care skills. He/she should have sound understanding of government policy, general knowledge of government' mandate and a keen interest in current and government affairs. A valid driver’s licence is also required.

Duties: Assist in linking risk management processes with the Department’s objectives and business plan. Develop, review, monitor and implement the enterprise risk management framework within the department. Assist in developing and rolling out an on-going risk management awareness programme throughout the department. Consult with stakeholders within the areas of responsibility to ensure identification and management of risks. Facilitate operational risk assessment process (identification, analysis and rating of risks) within the department, guided by the departmental risk management strategy and policy. Assist in project risk analysis and evaluation of various projects Provide advice to management on issues related to risk management. Identify potential business interruptions, develop safeguards against these interruptions and implement recovery procedures in the event of business interruptions.  Ensure plans are in place to keep the Department functioning after disruptive events such as natural disaster, sabotage, crime and computer and human error. Monitor and evaluate the departmental risk profiles and related action plans and report on such. Assist in compiling risk management quarterly reports to the departmental Risk Management Committee and Management Committee. Coordinate the Integrity Management within the department as part of part of the department’s anti-corruption initiatives.

Enquiries: Ms N Peter Tel No: (012) 473 0339

Closing date: 26 February 2021

NOTE: Preference will be given to African and Coloured Male/Female. People with disability will be given preference regardless of race.

Assistant Director: Ethics And Labour Relations

Ref No: 3/1/5/1 – 21/08
Directorate: Human Resource Management
Salary: R376 596 per annum (Level 09) (Commencing salary)
Centre: Pretoria

Requirements: A three year National Diploma/Bachelor’s degree in Labour Relations Management/ Labour Law/ LLB. Three (3) years relevant experience of which one (1) year must be at supervisory level (salary level 7/8). Knowledge and experience of Anti-corruption initiatives in the public service; Knowledge of Professional Ethics infrastructure in the Public Service; Ability to conduct research and compile reports based on good governance legislation. Traceable experience and sound knowledge of labour relations statutes including but not limited to: - BCEA, LRA, EEA, SDA, PSA, PSR, POPI Act, GPSSBC and PSCBC resolutions. Good computer skills (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook). Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills (verbal and written) and negotiation skills. Good administration, presentation and reporting skills. Leadership and management skills. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times. A valid drivers’ license. Experience in the public sector.

Duties: A successful candidate will be responsible for implementing the ethics strategy and policies. Promote high standard of Professional ethics and Code of Conduct in the Department. Provide inputs into the Ethics and Integrity Management. Facilitate Financial Disclosures, Other Remunerative Work applications and make recommendations to the Ethics Committee. Evaluate completeness and accuracy on disclosed information and detect potential and actual conflicts. Provide support to the Departmental Ethics Committee. Facilitate ethics meetings and produce accurate minutes and reports. Facilitate and co-ordinate all ethics and integrity training and awareness sessions. Perform all duties related to the Labour Relations office maintaining a sound labour relations environment in the department. Ensure proper implementation of disciplinary procedures, grievance procedures and code of conduct. Conduct investigations. Prepare for and facilitate disciplinary hearings. Handle all Labour Relations matters, internal and external legal matters (Court, CCMA / Bargaining Councils). Ensure formal engagement between labour and the employer for purposes of consultation and negotiations. Coordinate and facilitate Labour Relations trainings and workshops. Prepare and submit reports timeously.

Enquiries: Ms Zanele Ngwenya Tel No: (012) 473 0472

Closing date: 26 February 2021

Regional Communication Coordinator Xhariep District Municipality

Ref No: 3/1/5/1 – 21/09

Directorate: Free State Provincial Local & Liaison

Salary:   R376 596 per annum (Level 09) (Commencing salary)

Centre:  Kopanong Thusong Service Centre (Trompsburg)

Requirements: Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate three (3) year Degree (NQF level 7) or National Diploma (NQF level 6) in Communication or related qualification. Experience: Three (3) years communication experience of which one (1) year should be experience at salary level seven (7) or eight (8) with knowledge of communication disciplines, including media liaison, research and development communication. The candidate must have an understanding of development communication, and knowledge of the Free State Province with specific insights in the Xhariep district municipality and its local Municipalities. Furthermore, he/she must be computer literate and be in possession of a valid Code 08 driver’s licence as the work involves extensive travelling. Good knowledge of administration and finances is required.

Duties:  The successful candidate will support the Deputy Director: Liaison in the implementation of a government communication programme (GCP) in the Xhariep District Municipality as follows: Implement key communication projects guided in line with government priorities and in accordance with the guidelines for development communication practice and platforms as developed by GCIS. Supervise and monitor the work of district based Senior Communication Officers as well as any communication interns or learners assigned to the region, including their administrative and operational functions, and report these to the Deputy Director: Provincial Liaison. Ensure the establishment and where necessary review and strengthening of communication coordination structures in the District to ensure the effective cascading of government communication content especially to leaders and structures of local government across the District. Support all initiatives aimed at strengthening Local Government Communication System through advocacy in strategic IGR structures at District and local level. Further, provide communication support to various integrated service delivery models of government, including the Thusong service centre programme. Responsible for the development and maintenance of effective high-level stakeholder relations in the region with biasness towards civil society, minority groups, local government and traditional leaders. A strategy to this end will be one of the first necessary deliverables. Coordination and implementation of rapid response requirements in the District as well as writing service delivery articles on governments’ delivery on its mandate. Responsible for the revision and development of a regional distribution strategy for government information products. Additionally, on a regular basis, be required to develop local communication environment assessments reports on key issues emanating from the District for the use by various stakeholders and clients. Support government public participation initiatives including feedback and follow up on the required communication interventions as recommended.

Enquiries: Ms M Moshugi Tel No: (051) 448 4504

Closing date: 26 February 2021

Note: Preference will be given to Coloured male/female, Indian male/female and White male/female

Food Service Aid: General 

Directorate: Security and Facilities Management
Salary: R102 534 per annum (Level 02) (Commencing salary)
Centre: Pretoria

Requirements: Standard 7/Grade 9 of NQF level 1 or 2 (Abet level 2 certificate or equivalent). No working experience is required. Be able to work under pressure. Able to work shifts including public holidays, Good communication, numerical, organizing and supervisory skills.

Duties: Clean kitchen utensils and equipment, Provide catering support service, Keep stock of kitchen utensils and equipment, Apply hygiene and safety measures, Maintain quality control measures of all food provided, Removal of garbage disposal, Prepare food, snack and beverage (water, tea, coffee, milk, sugar and cold drinks). Setup and convey crockery, cutlery and equipment to dining areas, serve food and beverages, Responsible for food suppliers and report waste and losses.

Enquiries: Ms Livhuwani Joy Maraga Tel No: (012) 473 0117

Closing date: 26 February 2021

Note: Preference will be given to coloured, Indian and WhiteMale/Female. People with disability will be given preference regardless of race.

Graduate Internship Programme: Eastern Cape Provincial Liaison (24 months-contract)

Ref No: 3/1/5/1 – 21/11
Directorate: Eastern Cape Provincial & Local Liaison
Stipend: R6747.75 per month
Centre: East London, Eastern Cape

Requirements: An appropriate National Diploma (NQF 6) or three (3) years Degree (NQF 7) in Public Administration; Public Management, Office Management or related equivalent qualification, as recognized by SAQA. The candidate should have understanding of the following administration related areas: Financial Management, Supply Chain, Human Resource, Asset Management, and Fleet Management. Skills required are Computer literacy, Communication (verbal and written), monitoring and research tools, ability to work independently and within a team and ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

Enquiries: Mr N Pinyana Tel No: (043) 722 4903/4914

Closing date: 26 February 2021

Provincial Director: Northern Cape

Ref No: 3/1/5- 21/12

Branch: Intergovernmental Coordination & Stakeholder Management 

Salary:   All-inclusive salary package of R1 057 326 per annum of which 30% may be structured according to the individual’s needs 

Centre:  Northern CapeKopanong Thusong Service Centre (Trompsburg)

Requirements: Qualification: An appropriate Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Science/ Development or equivalent tertiary qualification (NQF level 7 as recognised by SAQA).  Experience: At least 5 years’ experience at a middle or 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 Northern Cape 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 Northern Cape 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 logistics 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:  Ms M Tshwane Tel: (012) 473 0188 

Closing date: 5 March 2021