Director-General: Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) (Five-Year Renewable Contract)
Salary: All-inclusive salary package of R1 782 687 per annum of which 30% may be structured according to the individual’s needs
Requirements: Qualifications: A degree and post graduate degree (NQF level 8) as recognised by SAQA. Experience: 8-10 years at senior management level of which at least three (3) years’ experience must be within any organ of State as defined in the Constitution, Act 108 of 1996. Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact with people at all levels. Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills at all levels. Innovative and creative thinking, computer literacy. Job Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of the South African communications landscape. An understanding of government communication discipline. An in-depth knowledge and understanding of government policies and programmes. Competencies Required: Strategic capability and leadership, financial management, problem solving and analysis, people management and empowerment, project management, knowledge management, change management, service delivery innovation.
Duties: Reporting to the Minister, the Director-General will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction in delivering the mandate of the Department. Serve as a spokesperson of Cabinet and government. Provide leadership in the development of generic communication strategies across government’s national departments. Ensure integration, coherence and standard performance of communication within national government and across all spheres of government. Ensure the implementation of development communication. Enhance government’s communication platforms, products and services in order to grow the voice of government. Lead the media bulk buying strategy of government and realise the intended savings. Oversee the function of GCIS and act as the Accounting Officer. Provide effective and timely support to the Minister and Deputy Minister, including participation in the Forum of South African Directors-General Cluster’s work.
Note: The successful candidate must disclose to the Minister particulars of all registrable financial interests and sign the employment contract within one month from the date of assumption of duty as well as sign a performance agreement with the Minister within three months from the date of assumption of duty.
Enquiries: Mr Keitumetse Semakane, Tel 012 473 0128/ 0796961826