Posted on :
11 Dec, 2013
11 Dec, 2013
DIVISION MANAGER: PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES
Remuneration package: R1 292 481 p.a. (5-year contract)
The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall leadership and strategic development, and
management of the Parliamentary Communication Services, in line with the mandate and the communications
priorities of Parliament operations.
Key performance areas will include:
■ Strategic management and planning to guide a multidisciplinary
management team in the following sections: Internal Communications, Public Relations, Content Development,
Publishing, Multimedia, Media Relations ■ formulate and implement a comprehensive and integrated
communications strategy for Parliament ■ ensure the effective flow of information within Parliament and
between Parliament and the people of South Africa ■ ensure an effective use of the Parliament footage to
profile the work of Parliament ■ manage and build working relationships with all media houses ■ implement
integrated communications systems, using all the various platforms of communications ■ promote the public
image of Parliament and build an informed staff of Parliament ■ ensure that Parliament Communication Services
develop shared core services within its various units ■ advise the Secretary to Paliament on matters relating
■ a relevant postgraduate degree in Communications ■ 10 years’ management experience in a
communications environment, of which 5 years must be in senior management.
Skills requirements include:
■ thorough knowledge of developing a comprehensive communications strategy
that aligns with the strategic objectives and the mandate of Parliament ■ communications protocols, guidelines
and policies ■ ability to manage communication challenges and to intervene strategically when the need arises
■ sensitivity to the prevailing socioeconomic and political issues in South Africa and how they may impact on
communication from time to time ■ knowledge of how to manage content and identify strategic platforms such
as production of publications and the development of content for websites and intranets ■ sound knowledge of
electronic and print media ■ keen awareness and understanding of current affairs, including working knowledge
of the benefits of trend analysis in communications ■ well-practiced communications management acumen
■ excellent planning and ability to develop and review communications strategy ■ agility and ability to identify
communications opportunities, to reach South Africans at various geographic places ■ diplomacy and political savvy
■ excellent written and oral communication skills ■ interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate to teams
■ knowledge of the Financial Management of Parliament Act [FMPA] and Parliament’s mandate.
Remuneration comprises a cost-to-company package, which incorporates all the large-company benefits. The
Parliamentary Services Administration promotes and applies the principles of affirmative action and equal
opportunity. Successful candidates will be expected to sign a performance contract.
How to Apply
Forward your covering letter and CV (not Z83), containing full personal and career details, certified copies of qualifications and ID and three contactable employment referees, to Ayanda Mbanga Response Management,
P.O. Box 833, Green Point 8051.
Alternatively, you may forward your application via e-mail to: [email protected]
(quoting the post title and reference number in the subject line).
PLEASE NOTE: The name and reference number of the post/s applied for must always be clearly indicated
in all correspondence. Candidates who do not submit the supporting documentation as requested, will not be considered.
Closing date: 18 December 2013 at 16:30
Short-listed candidates will be subjected to a positive security clearance by the South African
Police Service and/or National Intelligence Agency (NIA), citizenship and qualification checks and
If you do not receive any response within two months
of the closing date, please accept that your application
has been unsuccessful. Regret correspondence will
only be with interviewed candidates