Communication and Advocacy Project Specialist (Assistant Director) – 2 Positions

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26 Jun, 2014

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Department of Higher Education and Training Vacancies

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (PROJECT SPECIALIST): COMMUNICATION AND ADVOCACY 2 POSTS REFN O: DHET 65/06/2014
Career Development Services Project
These positions will be contract based from the date of appointment until 31 March 2017
SALARY : R270 804 per annum
CENTRE : Pretoria

 

REQUIREMENTS : An NQF level 6 qualification in management, education, psychology, social
science or another relevant field; At least 3 years’ experience in advocacy and
communications management; Good understanding of the education and training
sector including schools, university education, skills development and vocational
training issues relevant to careers advice; Excellent communication skills, both
written and oral; Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with
stakeholders, both internal and external; Extensive knowledge of MS Office
Software package; Good technological skills to operate in a high-tech
environment; Language skills and the ability to communicate well with people at
different levels and from different backgrounds; Good people skills; Enhanced
written communications skills; A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel;
Being multi-lingual in official South African languages is an advantage; Ability to
act with tact and discretion; and Client orientation and customer focus.

 

DUTIES : To administer the rendering of communication and advocacy services of the
National Career Information and Advice Service. To administer the rendering of
communication and advocacy services of the National Career Information and
Advice Service, including to: Plan and implement quality career, qualifications and
study advocacy services through the media including radio, TV, print, internet.
Plan and implement the development, use and distribution of media mechanisms
such as banners, booklets, brochures and related advocacy and communication
items. Plan and implement the management and oversight of organisational
performance of communication and advocacy campaigns and actions. To
administer events and campaigns of the National Career Information and Advice
Service, including to: Plan and implement quality career, qualifications and study
advocacy services by way of campaigns and events. Plan and implement the
design and management of advisory services campaigns and events. Administer
the management of the joint branding of advocacy services with stakeholders.

ENQUIRIES : Mr D Sebela or Ms A Nenguda Tel No: 012 312 5512/6190

 

APPLICATIONS : Please forward your application, quoting the reference number to: The Director-
General, Department of Higher Education and Training, Private Bag X174,
Pretoria, 0001 Or Hand Deliver To: 123 Francis Baard Street, (Old Name 123
Schoeman Street), Cnr Sophie De Bruyn & Francis Baard Street, (Old Name Cnr
Schubart & Schoeman), Pretoria, Reception Area.

CLOSING DATE : 04 July 2014, applications received after the closing date or faxed applications will not be considered.

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on form Z83 obtainable from any public service
department and must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV and certified
copies of qualifications. The successful candidate will be subjected to a security
clearance and verification of qualifications. Interviewed candidates will be
subjected to a competency assessment where necessary. Correspondence will
only be entered into with short-listed applicants.
Note: The positions will be based in DHET Head Office, Pretoria to assist with the
management and implementation of the Career Development Services project. All
contract appointments are subject to satisfactory performance and a 6-month
probationary period. The overall objects of the project are to support, coordinate
and guide the provision of a national Career Development Service through a
mass multi-channel educational campaign by radio, newspapers, exhibitions,
telephone helpline services and support for face-to-face advisory services.

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