• Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate Bachelor’s degree (NQF level 7) in communication, public relations, journalism, political science or other relevant field.
  • A post graduate qualification in these fields will be an added advantage with at least 5 years proven experience in a MMS/senior managerial
  • Certificate in Public Service senior Management leadership Process


  • Knowledge Management
  • Service Delivery Innovation
  • Problem Solving and Analysis
  • Client Orientation and Customer Focus
  • Communication.

Required Core Competencies:

  • Strategic Capacity and Leadership, People Management and Empowerment, Financial Management, Change Management, Programme and project Management.
  • Sound knowledge of government policies and the communication implications thereof Solid insight into current socio-economic and political developments within South Africa, Africa and internationally Knowledge and understanding of the South African media landscape and its operations Ability to plan, execute, present and report on communications campaigns in a team or individual setting, or as an expert Good knowledge of all the subject areas of Project Management Experience in the application of project management
  • An ability to effectively lead and manage project teams.
  • Must have a minimum of five years in supervisory or managerial experience with a working knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act and government procurement policies Excellent written and verbal communication skills Good interpersonal skills including the ability to interface with various stakeholders at all levels, in both the public and private sectors.
  • Leadership qualities are essential along with a person who has a fine sense of attention to detail Computer literacy skills with competency in the use of Microsoft Office suite of applications Willingness to work extra hours including weekends and public holidays and an ability to work in a complex and highly pressurised environment are required.
  • Driver’s license is essential.


Provide all-round, high level, effective and dedicated secretariat support to the Economic Sectors Investment Employment and Infrastructure Development (ESIEID), Justice Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS), and International Cooperation Trade and Security (ICTS)


  • Communication Committees, including meetings, communication campaigns, programmes / plans, projects, briefings and related initiatives.
  • Develop, review and align the Cluster communication strategies and annual communication plans for the above-mentioned Clusters in line with the annual communication cycle.
  • Provide and/or mobilise communication support and monitor the implementation of Cluster communication strategies, campaigns, and plans.
  • Draft reports, and make presentations to various meetings and fora as necessary.
  • Develop content base documents for Cluster media briefings and other Cluster communication activities.
  • Develop strategies and tactics to handle issues emanating from the communication and media environment.
  • Research and develop high-level communication documents in support of policies emanating from the ESEID, JCPS and ICTS Clusters including communication implications, recommendations and actions.
  • Initiate engagements with stakeholders to extend the reach and impact of Cluster communication.
  • Manage cross cutting communication projects. Facilitate consultation and approval of project documentation.
  • Develop project plans / schedules as well as track, follow up on tasks and monitor progress.
  • Prepare various types or project reports for management, Ministers and Inter-Ministerial Committees.
  • Keep a complete record of all project documentation according to the GCIS file plan.
  • Strive for excellence and continual improvement in building a performing team.
  • Lead the team in creating a smarter, paperless and more sustainable office environment.
  • Coordinate and lead all aspects required for regular sittings of the Government Communicators’ Forum.
  • Perform financial management, risk management and human resource management and development functions for the Directorate.
  • Prevent and manage issues arising from audits.
  • Compliance with all organisational polices.
  • Manage a team of Cluster Coordinators, Project Managers, Project Administrator and Secretary in anefficient and effective manner with orientation towards directorate and organisational goals.
  • Audit and Risk Management: Develop and implement mitigation plans.
  • Report on progress on the implementation risk mitigation plans and upload evidence, Identify and review operational and fraud risks, Participate in the structures to plan, provide progress reports and discuss audit reports from AGSA and Internal Audit Provide source documents/assistance required in the performance audits by AGSA and Internal Audit, Participate in the structures to plan, provide progress reports and discuss audit reports from AGSA and Internal Audit, Provide responses to the queries/finding sheets issued by the auditors during the audit, Provide source documents/assistance required in the performance audits by AGSA and Internal Audit.


Mr David Jacobs Tel No: (012) 473 0055


The successful incumbent must be able to work under pressure without
constant supervision and be willing to work overtime and travel as and when
required. EE Targets: Preference will be given to African male/female


The DG of Government Communication and Information System, Private Bag
X 745, Pretoria 0001, or hand deliver to Tshedimosetso House, 1035 cnr
Francis Baard & Festival streets, Hatfield, Pretoria.

FOR ATTENTION : Mr S Matshageng

NOTE : Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at

The completed and signed form Z83 should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as originally certified copies of all academic qualification(s) including the matric certificate and ID-document.

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