POST TITLE: CHIEF DIRECTOR: COMMUNICATIONS
SALARY: R 1 251 183 – R 1 495 956 PER ANNUM
(All inclusive remuneration package to be structured in accordance with the rules of the Senior Management Service)
REFERENCE: 1/2020 (CC)
The ideal candidate must be in possession of an undergraduate (NQF level 7) qualification as recognised by SAQA in Communication, Public Relations, Journalism or a related qualification coupled with 5 years’ experience at a senior management level in a communications environment. Furthermore the recommended candidate will be required to produce his/her SMS Pre-entry certificate as offered by the National School of Government (NSG) prior to the appointment being made.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
The successful candidate must have: ■ Knowledge of legislation (MPRA, MFMA and Municipal Systems Act) as well as relevant municipal policies and bylaws ■ Knowledge in interpretation, research and development of legislation ■ Knowledge of Public Service Act/ Regulations ■ Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation processes and systems ■ Knowledge of policy analysis ■ Awareness and understanding of the municipal environment ■ Knowledge of project management ■ Knowledge of Labour Relations Act ■ Knowledge of public administration communication strategy ■ Knowledge of communication with public and media ■ Excellent communication skills (verbal & written) ■ Computer literacy in MS office ■ A valid code 8 driver’s license.
The successful candidate will be required to manage communication services for the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs with the following key responsibilities:
■ Manage the communication strategy of the Department ■ Manage corporate communication services ■ Administer media management and planning ■ Manage a stakeholder management programme ■ Manage the resources of the Chief Directorate.
ENQUIRIES: Mr T Tubane
TELEPHONE: 033 395 2035
HOW TO APPLY
NOTE TO APPLICANTS:
Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment Form (Z83) available from
any Public Service Department and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV together
with originally certified copies of qualifications, driver’s licence and ID. Applicants who
possess a qualification which was obtained from a non-South African University must produce
SAQA evaluations when submitting their applications. Failure to comply with any instruction
will disqualify applicants. Appointment is subject to a positive outcome obtained from the NIA
on the following checks (Security Clearance, Qualification verification, criminal records, credit
records and previous employment). Faxed or late applications will not be accepted. Should
applicants not receive any response from the Department within three months of the closing
date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends
to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by
the Department. Following the interview and the technical exercise, the selection committee
will recommend the candidates to attend a generic management competency assessment
(in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based
assessments). The competency assessment tests generic management competencies using
the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools.
The following posts are being re-advertised: Director: Disaster Management; Civil Engineer:
Project Management (2 Posts), Civil Engineer: Sustainable Service Delivery, Electrical
Engineer: Sustainable Service Delivery, Deputy Director: Prosecutions and Senior Legal
Administration Officer. All applicants who applied previously need to re-apply if they wish their
applications to be considered.
APPLICATIONS TO BE POSTED TO:
The Chief Director, Human Resource Management and Development, Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Private Bag X9078, Pietermaritzburg, 3200 or HAND DELIVERED TO: 330 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg for the attention of Mr LA Nyilenda, (Applications received after this date will not be accepted). The Department is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is committed to empowering people living with disability.