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Jobs: Social Development - Jun 2017

Management echelon

Director: Media Relations and Content Development, Ref: D2/2017

Chief Directorate: Communications 
Total cost-to-employer package: R898 743 per annum (This inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the states’ contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and flexible portion that may be structured i.t.o. the applicable rules.)
Centre: HSRC Building, Pretoria  

Requirements: An undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA PLUS 5 years of experience at a middle/senior managerial level. Knowledge of the relevant Public Service legislation.    

Competencies - Presentation and facilitation skills. Financial performance monitoring and evaluation skills. Strategic capability and leadership skills. Programme and project management skills. Financial management skills. Policy analysis and development skills. Communication (verbal and written) skills. Service delivery innovation skills. Problem solving and change management. Economic and statistical analysis skills. People Management and empowerment skills. Client orientation and customer focus skills. Stakeholder management skills. 

Attributes - Good interpersonal relationship. Ability to work under pressure. Innovative and creative. Ability to work in a team and independently. Adaptability. Diplomatic. Independent thinker. Cost consciousness. Honesty and integrity.    

Duties: Develop, implement and monitor media, strategies and plans. Provide content development services for the Minister, Deputy Minister and DSD. Facilitate intergovernmental relations on communication matters. Record and follow up on decisions taken at Minister’s and Deputy Minister’s meetings. Provide speechwriting and communication support to Minister. Liaise with other government departments and provinces to align communications and media campaigns.

Note: In terms of the Chief Directorate’s employment equity targets, African and Coloured males, African females as well as persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries Ms L Oliphant, Tel: 012 312 7653

Applications: The Director General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901, Pretoria, 0001, Physical Address: HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria

For attention: Ms E Steenkamp

Closing date: 15 June 2017

Note: A curriculum vitae with a detailed description of duties and the names of two referees must accompany your application for employment (Z83). It will be required of the successful candidate to undergo an appropriate security clearance. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of this post and candidates whose transfer / promotion / appointment will promote representivity will receive preference. An indication in this regard will facilitate the processing of applications. Applicants must please note that they will be required to show proof of original qualifications during the selection process. Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical  elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated. 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. The successful candidate for a SMS post will sign an annual performance agreement, complete a financial discloser form and will also be required to undergo a security clearance. Personnel suitability checks will be conducted on short listed candidates and the appointment is subject to positive outcomes of such checks. Applications received after the closing date will not be taken into consideration. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered. 

“The Department of Social Development supports persons with disabilities.”

It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of this post and candidates whose transfer / promotion/ appointment will promote representivity will receive preference.