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VACANCY: Principal Communication Officer: Internal and External Communication - 26 February 2016

Salary: R 243 747per annum (Total package of R 349 086per annum/conditions apply)
Centre: Cape Town
 An appropriate recognised three year qualification in Communication, Journalism or an
equivalent qualification in a related field from an accredited institution and practical and
relevant experience in external communication with a strong media focus;
 Must have excellent writing skills and an impeccable command of the English language;
 Good understanding of South African as well as international media;
 Must have sound inter-personal relations, negotiation skills and ability to communicate
with stakeholders at all levels;
 Knowledge and skills in formulating and writing reports is essential;
 The successful candidate must also be computer literate (packages such as Microsoft,
Excel, Power-Point, MS Word, E-mail, Internet);
 The applicant must be able to plan, organize, meet deadlines and work under pressure;
 Drivers licence is requirement (certified copy must accompany the application);
 Must be willing and able to drive, to travel and work long hours including weekends and
public holidays;
 Must be able to work well in a team;
 Stakeholder and project management knowledge and experience is required.
 The successful candidate will provide a media liaison function for the Department inclusive
of, but not restricted to, daily media monitoring, conducting the daily media monitoring
teleconference, facilitating responses to media queries, arranging media briefings,
providing media support to the Department at events; assisting with updating media
 Drafting media plans and media exit reports, drafting monthly reports, assisting with the
media audio clip function, bulk SMS system and other related media innovation services;
 Render a media writing function – this includes, but is not restricted to, the writing of
media invitations, media statements, media fact sheets and articles;
 Employ innovation in media communication to heighten the overall objective of raising
awareness of Departmental issues, events and projects;
 Provision of general communication support. 
Enquiries: Mr Z Nqayi Tel: +2721 819 2423

Closing Date: 14 March 201





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