Posted on :
29 Jun, 2015
COMMUNICATION OFFICER: MEDIA LIAISON AND STRATEGY 4 POSTS
REF NO: SD/2015/06/12
SALARY : R 242 382 – per annum (plus benefits)
CENTRE : Johannesburg: Head Office
REQUIREMENTS : A three year Degree/Diploma in Communication/ Media Studies/ Marketing with
2–3 years’ experience in communication environment in the public sector or
Grade 12 with 10 years equivalent experience in communication. Knowledge and
understanding of Departmental events planning and coordination systems,
procedures and processes. Knowledge of Departmental communications strategy
policy, processes, promotional items and events. Skills and competencies: Good
project management, report writing, communication, problem solving, planning
organizing, coordination, media liaison strategy, marketing, stakeholder relation
and relationship building skills. Good computer literacy and knowledge of
computer software programs (MS Office package). A valid driver’s licence.
DUTIES : Render media liaison services, interact and develop relationship with media.
Provide information designed and packaged to meet the needs of journalists.
Update the media with current information on the organization’s actions and
special events. Update media database quarterly. Disseminate communication
content to various stakeholders. Arrange and conduct press conferences for the
Department. Plan and oversee press events. Launch of a new services and
programmes (Departmental & Public). Develop new offices/satellite offices and
organise sponsored events or awards. Launch organization promotional
campaigns. Involvement and engagement with local/community activities.
Compile responses to media enquiries. Liaise with internal and external
stakeholders in ensuring that media enquiries are attended to timeously. Provide
communications and administrative support to the unit. Monitor and analyse
reporting in the media on programmes. Provide a report on what was reported in
all media houses.
ENQUIRIES : Ms B Khutsoane Tel No 🙁 011) 355 7805
APPLICATIONS : The Department of Social Development is committed to the achievement and
maintenance of diversity and equity employment, especially of race, gender and
disability. Application must be submitted on a Z83 form with a C.V, Certified
copies of I.D and qualification. Applications should be submitted at the Gauteng
Department of Social Development, 69 Commissioner Street, Thusanong
Building, and Johannesburg or posted Private Bag X35, Johannesburg 2000.
Failure to do so will lead to disqualification.
CLOSING DATE : 03 July 2015
NOTE : Applications must be submitted on form z83, obtainable from any Public Service
Department or on the internet at www.dpsa.gov.za/documents. The Completed
and signed form should be accompanied by a recently updated CV as well as
certified copies of all qualification/s and ID document( no copies of certified
copies allowed, certification should not be more than six months old). Failure to
submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being
considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you
have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date please
accept that your application was unsuccessful.