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Regional Communication Coordinator: Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Ref No: 3/1/5/1-24/08

Government Communications and Information System - East London, Eastern Cape

Closing date yi 24 ka June 2024

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Regrettably, this position has been removed.

Purpose

  • The GCIS is an equal opportunity employer. In the filling of vacant posts, the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration.
  • People with Disabilities with disabilities will be accommodated within reasonable limits.
  • Therefore, preference will be given to candidates whose appointment will assist the department in achieving its Employment Equity targets in terms of the Department’s Employment Equity Plan.
  • People with disabilities will be given preference regardless of Race or Gender.

Requirements
  • Applicants should be in possession Grade 12 and an appropriate three-year National Diploma (NQF Level 6) or Bachelor’s Degree (NQF Level 7) in Communication or equivalent related qualification as recognised by SAQA.
  • The candidate must at least three (3) years relevant experience, of which one (1) year should be at salary level seven (7) or eight (8) in the communications environment with knowledge of communication disciplines, including media liaison, stakeholder relations, research and development communication.
  • Furthermore, applicant must be in possession of a valid Code 08 driver’s licence as the work involves extensive travelling.
Skills & Competencies
  • The candidate must have an understanding of development communication and knowledge of the Eastern Cape Province with specific insights in the Buffalo City area.
  • Be innovative, digital literate and abreast with digital communication methods and applications.
  • A self-motivated and enthusiastic person able to work with limited levels of supervision.
  • Strong verbal, effective writing and communication skills.
  • Basic knowledge of administration and finances is required. Ability to work under pressure.
Responsibilities
  • The successful candidate will support the Deputy Director: Liaison in the implementation of a government communication programme (GCP) in Buffalo City.
  • Disseminate government information and implement key communication projects 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 (if any) 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.
  • Leadership in government communication system coordination in Buffalo City.
  • Ensure the establishment and where necessary review and strengthening of communication coordination structures in the Metro.
  • Ensure adherence to government communication system norms and standards in the Metro in line with government communication policy.
  • Support all initiatives aimed at strengthening Local Government Communication System through advocacy in strategic IGR structures at Metro level.
  • Further, provide communication support to various integrated service delivery models of government, including the District Development Model (DDM) and the Thusong Service Centre programme.
  • Embrace new media and utilise digital tools as part of cascading government content.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of high-level stakeholder relations in the region with biasness towards civil society, community media, minority groups, local government and traditional leaders.
  • Coordination and implementation of rapid response requirements in the Metro as well as writing service delivery articles on governments’ delivery on its mandate.
  • Responsible for the revision and development of a localised distribution strategy for government information products at Metro level.
  • Additionally, on a regular basis, be required to develop local communication environment assessments reports on key issues emanating from the Metro 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.
Additional Information
  • Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • The old prescribed application or employment form Z83 was withdrawn with effect from 31 December 2020.
  • As per the Government Gazette No: 43872, any applicant who submits an application on or after 1 January 2021 must do so on the new prescribed Z83 form, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at www.gov.za/documents.
  • Failure to submit an application on the new prescribed Z83 form will lead to disqualification.
  • Applicants are not required to submit copies of qualifications and other relevant documents on application but must submit the fully completed, signed and dated Z83 form and a detailed curriculum vitae.
  • Communication regarding certified copies of qualifications and other relevant documents will be limited to only shortlisted candidates.
  • Therefore, only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified documents on or before the day of the interview, following communication from the department.
  • Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, the qualification must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) when shortlisted.
  • Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late, will not be considered.
  • Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted 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.
  • 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.
  • The department reserves the right to fill or not to fill the vacant post.
  • The successful candidates will enter into an employment contract with the GCIS that will be reviewed based on performance expiration.
  • By submitting the employment application form, you agree and consent in terms of section 11 (1) of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPIA), for your personal information which you provide to the Government Communication and Information System (“GCIS”) being processed by the GCIS and its employees, agents, cabinet committees, and sub-contractors for recruitment purposes, in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act.
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  • Best of luck with your job application!
Ref No
  • 3/1/5/1-24/08
Remuneration
  • R444 036 per annum (Level 09)
Enquiries
  • Mr. Ndlelantle Pinyana Tel No: (043) 722 2602/09
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