Mar 29, 2021

Deputy Director-General: Content Processing and Dissemination

  • Government Communications and Information System
  • Pretoria, South Africa
Full time Government

Job Description

REF NO: 3/1/5/1-21/39
Branch: Content Processing and Dissemination
SALARY : R1 521 591 per annum (All-inclusive salary package) of which 30% may be
structured according to the individual’s needs.
CENTRE : Pretoria

Envisaged for appointment to this position is a seasoned and experienced Senior Manager with a minimum of eight (8) to ten (10) years’ experience at Senior Managerial Level. A valid driver’s license. Certificate: Nyukela Public Service SMS Pre-Entry Programme. Process Competencies: 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.Experience in any of the following fields: research, marketing, advertising, mediabulk buying, communication, journalism, editing, content development, publishing, videography and photography, government policy and intergovernmental relations. An undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) and a post graduate qualification (NQF level 8) in Communication/ Journalism/ Content Development/Advertising/ Media Bulk-Buying or equivalent qualification as recognised by SAQA which is related/relevant to the duties mentioned below. Excellent writing skills with extensive report writing experience. Strong Financial and People Management skills Computer Skills A code 8 driver’s license.

Provide effective strategic leadership and management to the Branch: Content Processing and Dissemination with the following Chief Directorates: Policy and Research, Products and Platforms, Communication Service Agency, Media Policy and Entity Oversight. The Head of this Branch must also deputies for the DirectorGeneral in providing leadership in Government communication Carry out all
functions delegated to him/her by the DG. Co-ordinate strategic communication planning in GCIS and across government. Oversee the content development process implemented through the Communication Service Agency, Intergovernmental Coordination and Stakeholder Management, Media Engagement and Electronic Information Resources Coordinate the dissemination f information about GCIS services. Supervise, lead or participate inommunication projects. Development of a communication strategy for government and GCIS. Oversight over production of accurate and high quality content for GCIS platforms. Strategic oversight of the media Bulk Buying. Oversee the building and maintenance of reliable knowledge base to inform communication interventions. Coherence in the work of GCIS with respect to content development and management and integrated messaging. Conduct research through independent service providers to assess how government should address the public’s information needs.

Government Communications and Information System

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.

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.

NOTE : Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The old prescribed application for 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.

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

The certification must be within six (6) 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.

No faxed, copied or e-mailed application will be considered.

Where a driver’s license is essential, such a license should be

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.

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.

Note: It is mandatory for candidates to attach Public Service SMS Pre-Entry certificate.


R1 521 591 per annum

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