HEAD OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES REF NO: HRMC 42/18/1




POST 25/26 : HEAD: COMMUNICATION SERVICES REF NO: HRMC 42/18/1
(This is a re-advertisement, candidates who previously applied are requested to
re-apply).
SALARY : An all-inclusive salary package of R1 370 973 – R1 544 406 per annum (Level 15),
structured as follows: Basic salary – 70% of package; State contribution to the
Government Employee Pension Fund – 13% of basic salary. The remaining
flexible portion may be structured in terms of the applicable remuneration rules.
CENTRE : Head Office, Pretoria, Branch Communication Services
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REQUIREMENTS : A relevant undergraduate qualification (NQF Level 7) and a post graduate
qualification (NQF Level 8) as recognised by SAQA in Communications or relevant
field. 8-10 years’ experience at a senior managerial level. Sound knowledge and
understanding of the application of Government Communication Information
System Guidelines. Knowledge of communication structures and principles. Indepth
experience in communication policy /strategy development. An innate
understanding of the workings of Government and Home Affairs in particular. An
understanding of all relevant human resource legislative frameworks, regulations
and prescripts. A unique opportunity has become available for a dyed-in-the wool
communication expert-a self-confident, creative strategist who is more than
capable of communicating the vision of the Department clearly. S/he will play a
vital role in the development of the Department’s communication strategy, and will
therefore need to be a visionary with considerable experience in public relations,
and communications management or journalism. A valid driver’s licence and
willingness to travel extensively and work extended hours. Outstanding
communication skills (verbal, written and presentation). Good liaison skills at all
levels. Computer literacy.
DUTIES : The successful candidate will be responsible for, amongst others, the following
specific tasks: Ensure the development and implementation of communication
strategic objectives. Ensure effective external communication and liaison services
are in place. Manage various strategic projects and programmes identified to meet
short, medium and long term objectives. Guide EXCO on the prioritisation of
communication initiatives and key messages. Ensure the effective communication
of the Department’s strategy. Manage the overall performance of the Unit and
Branch. Ensure effective provision of strategic direction and leadership support
regarding cluster participation, parliamentary matters and international relations to
the Minister, Director-General and delegates of the Department. Give effective
strategic direction and leadership regarding communication services to ensure
high quality media liaison, development and implementation of a top-notch
marketing strategy, as well as corporate communication matters affecting the
Ministry and the Department. Provide guidance on the development of norms,
standards, practices and tools. Establish and maintain appropriate systems and
policies. Ensure accurate forecasting, budgeting and allocation of resources.
Ensure effective management of external contractors and suppliers. Ensure good
governance, as well as compliance with all audit requirements. Ensure effective
management of compliance with legislation, regulations, Departmental policies
and procedures. Represent the Branch and Department at strategic, management
and other government forums. Ensure the development of quality risk
management frameworks, standards and practices. Draft or delegate and submit
reports.
ENQUIRIES : Ms C Mocke, Tel No: (012) 406 4153 Department of Home Affairs, Nelspruit


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