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Jobs: Government Communications and Information System

GCIS is an equal opportunity employer and practising affirmative action employment. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender, disability) in the department through filling these posts. The candidature of persons whose appointment/transfer/promotion will promote representivity will receive preference. Applicants with disabilities are welcome to apply.

Applications: The Chief Director: Human Resources Government Communications Private Bag X 745, Pretoria, 0001for or hand deliver to Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Cnr Francis Baard & Festival Street, Hatfield, Pretoria

For attention: Mr S Matshageng

Closing date: 2 August 2019

Note: Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at www.gov.za/documents. 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. The certification must be within three (3) months. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late, will not be considered. Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment verification). “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. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment verification).

Director-General: Government Communication And Information System (GCIS) (Five-Year Renewable Contract) - REF: 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.

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.

Enquiries: Mr Keitumetse Semakane, Tel 012 473 0128