DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND POSTAL SERVICES - DIRECTOR: EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS (12 MONTHS FIXED CONTRACT)
DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND POSTAL SERVICES
The Department is an equal opportunity department and the Department’s intention is to promote equity through the filling of these posts. Applications from females (all race groups) for the Snr Management positions will therefore receive preference in line with the Department’s Employment Equity Plan.
APPLICATIONS: RPT Marketing has been retained to handle responses for all positions mentioned in this advertisement. Please forward your application via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or hand deliver your application to Hampton Office Park, 20 Georgian Crescent East Street, Highbury house, Bryanston, 2158 (quoting the relevant reference in the subject line).
Enquiries for applications: Ms Tumi Morake, tel. 010 880 2636, during office hours (08:30am-16:00pm)
Post content enquiries can be directed to Ms Tania Beukes at (012) 427 8184 or Ms Louisa Kgang (012) 421 7006.
Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tool. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Please note that CV’s submitted will be destroyed after a three (3) month period. The Department reserves the right not to make appointment(s) to the advertised post(s). Candidates whose appointment/promotion/transfer will promote the achievement of employment equity within the Department, will receive preference.
CLOSING DATE: 06 SEPTEMBER 2019
ENQUIRIES: (012) 421 7006 (Louisa) / (012) 427 8184 (Tania)
POSITION: DIRECTOR: EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS (12 MONTHS FIXED CONTRACT)
(REF NO: D5)
SALARY : An all-inclusive package of R1 057 326 per annum
REQUIREMENTS:A relevant undergraduate qualification at NQF level 7 as recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) in Communication/Journalism/Public Relations/Marketing or equivalent relevant qualification with at least 5 years’ experience at middle/senior managerial level in the Communications and Marketing environment.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: At an advanced level required in the following: Knowledge of Applicable legislations, Public Finance Management Act, Treasury Instructions, Public Service Act, and Public Service Regulations Electronic and Communication Act, Broadcasting Act, Independent Communication Authority of South Africa Act, functioning of national, provincial and local government, structure and functioning of the Department, Parliamentary protocol processes, linkages with government clusters, Media and marketing industry, cross cultural knowledge, client relations. Knowledge and experience of working with major projects and events management within the ICT Sector and a proven track record of experience in: managing and leading people, projects, budgets and finance, risks, strategic planning, organisational performance and corporate governance. Must have excellent skills in communication (both written and verbal), strategic management, program and project management, knowledge management, financial management, problem solving and analysis, people management, service delivery innovation, client orientation and customer focus, diversity management, leadership and risk management skills.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: The successful candidate will manage the positioning of the department favourably internally and externally through identifying appropriate communication channels and platforms. • Develop comprehensive multi-year and annual external communications and marketing strategies and plans for the department in order to position the department favourably and support the Department’s projects. • Oversee the department's image in the digital space. This includes traditional media (print, electronic etc.) BUT more importantly all social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube etc. • Build the department presence in the digital ecosystem. • Reposition the Department to be number one digital organisation in SA. • The department must be present in all digital channels. • Monitor internet and digital platforms and be able to respond within seconds. • Identify and prioritise opportunities to promote Department’s projects and programmes externally (exhibitions, events and public relations). • Build communications networks with stakeholders in the ICT sector in order to improve the stakeholder’s participation and involvement in Departmental programmes. • Manage the implementation of the corporate identity within the Department. • Manage all branding related activities of the Department. • Manage the implementation of communications and marketing strategies in support of government programmes. • Manage resources within the directorate in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the Communications and Marketing Chief Directorate.