Department of GCIS Jobs

By | December 8, 2021

This page contains information on the latest vacant posts within GCIS. (You can subscribe to our email alert to receive notifications of job openings.)

  • Deputy Director: Vuk’uzenzele
  • Assistant Director: Research 
  • Regional Communication Coordinator: Cape Winelands

To apply

  • Applicants with disabilities are welcome to apply. 
  • Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment form (Z83) [PDF] 167 kb. Please print and complete the form or obtain it from any Public Service department.
  • The completed and signed form Z83 should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as originally certified copies of all academic qualification(s) including the matric certificate, ID-document and drivers licence where required. (The certification must be within six (6) months). Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).
  • Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late, will not be considered. No faxed, copied or e-mailed application will be considered.
  • Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment verification).
  • Forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number and the name of the publication in which you saw this advertisement, to: The DG of Government Communication and Information System, Private Bag X745, Pretoria, 0001, or hand delivered to Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Frances Baard Street (corner Festival Street), Hatfield, Pretoria, for attention Mr S Ndlovu.

GCIS is an equal opportunity employer and practices affirmative action employment. It is our intention to promote representativity (race, gender, disability) in the department through filling these posts.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within one month after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

The successful candidate must disclose to the DG particulars of all registrable financial interests, sign a performance agreement and employment contract with the DG within three months from the date of assumption of duty and obtain a top-secret security clearance. All appointments are subject to the verification of educational qualifications, previous experience, citizenship, reference checks and security vetting.

Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend generic managerial competency assessment.

The department reserves the right to fill or not to fill the vacant post. The successful candidates will enter into an employment contract with the GCIS that will be reviewed based on performance expiration. NOTE: It is mandatory for SMS candidates to attach their Public Service SMS Pre-Entry certificate. For further details, please click on the following link: For more information regarding the course please visit the NSG website:  

For vacancies at other government departments, see Vacancies on the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) website.

Deputy Director: Vuk’uzenzele

Ref No: 3/1/5/1-21/122
Directorate: Vuk’uzenzele
Salary: R744 255 per annum (Level 11), (All-inclusive remuneration package) 
Centre: Pretoria

Requirements: Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate National Diploma (NQF level 6) or Degree (NQF level 7) in Journalism, Communications or Media Studies, or related qualification as recognised by SAQA, with at least four (4) years communication experience, of which two (2) years should be on salary level nine (9) or ten (10).

Applicants should be able to demonstrate knowledge, experience and competency in the following areas: Technical knowledge and experience of the process of news gathering and writing.

Thorough, broad and up-to-date knowledge of the news publishing environment. Excellent command of the English language, grammar and construction and understands the requirements for effective writing. Ability to use InDesign. Current affairs, government policies and programmes.

Ability to write analysis and feature articles, opinion pieces, online content and news articles. Journalism experience in the magazine and newspaper industry and online publications. Ability to edit and proofread articles and online content.

Ability monitor, track, analyse and report on performance on social media platforms using the relevant tools. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Excellent interpersonal and interview skills. A valid driver’s licence is essential.

Duties: Responsible for management of the newsroom in terms of coordinating of the diary, developing content plans and assigning stories to the writers. Editing of stories (both print and electronic forms), writing of headlines, reviewing of page proofs of both Vuk’uzenzele newspaper and Public Sector Manager magazine. Ensuring the accuracy of all content and adherence to the in-house style. Creating and editing online content for Vuk’uzenzele online platforms. Forge partnerships and solicit content from various stakeholders. Write articles for both Vuk’uzenzele newspaper and Public Sector Manager magazine. The successful candidate must be willing to work irregular hours, on weekends and on public holidays.

Enquiries: Ms Irene Naidoo, Tel: 012 473 0103
Closing date: 10 December 2021

Note: Preference will be given to African Male and Coloured Female and Male. People with disabilities will be given preference regardless of race

Assistant Director: Research

Ref No: 3/1/5/1-21/123
Directorate: Research and Knowledge Management
Salary: R382 425 per annum
Centre: Pretoria

Requirements: Applicants should be in possession of an appropriate 3 year Degree (NQF 7) or National Diploma (NQF 6) in Communication Sciences/Social Sciences/ Political Sciences or Statistics. Experience: Three (3) years of research experience and one (1) year should be experienced at salary level seven (7) or eight (8) or supervisory level. Two years of work experience in research/communication research (full academic research project including all processes of research will be considered as part of the experience). General managerial, project management and administration experience (related to tasks of human resources).

Knowledge: Good general knowledge and interest in current and government affairs. Skills: Must be well-versed in all aspects related to communication research processes as well as quantitative data analysis techniques and qualitative research. Competency in quantitative research data analysis and interpretation and qualitative methodologies. Proficiency in MS programmes and data analysis packages (i.e. SPSS). Ability to liaise with clients and service providers. Proficiency in both presentation and report writing.

Ability to work independently without direct supervision as well as in a team. Must be able to work under pressure. The post might require some travelling outside Gauteng province thus, the successful applicant must be willing to spend nights away from home.

Duties: Assist with the management, planning and application of research to enhance the effectiveness of government communication. Assist in providing research advice and a support service to GCIS and to clients in terms of communication research. Professionally liaise with service providers and clients. Use SPSS and MS Excel programme for quantitative data analysis. Ability to analyse qualitative data.

Interpret research results and prepare research reports (Ms Word & Ms PowerPoint) for sharing with relevant stakeholders. Present research findings at various stakeholder meetings (internal and external). Provide assistance in general managerial tasks, including financial management to ensure optimal resource management in the Directorate: Research and Knowledge Management. Work as part of a team in the Directorate and GCIS project teams. Competency test: Short-listed candidates will be subjected to a competency test.

Enquiries: Dr N Nala. Tel. 012 473 0218
Note: Preference will be given to White, Coloured and Indian Male/Female. People with disabilities will be given preference regardless of Race.

Closing date: 10 December 2021

Regional Communication Coordinator: Cape Winelands

Ref No: 3/1/5/1-21/124
Directorate: Western Cape Provincial Office
Salary: R382 425 per annum (Level 9)
Centre: Worcester

Requirements: Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate three (3) year degree (NQF level 7) or National Diploma (NQF level 6) in Communication or related qualification. Three (3) years of communication experience and one (1) year should be experienced at salary level seven (7) or eight (8) or supervisory level, with knowledge of communication disciplines, including media liaison, research and development communication. The applicant must have an understanding of development communication, and knowledge of the Western Cape Province with specific insights into the Cape Winelands District and its local Municipalities.

Duties: The successful candidate will be responsible to support the Deputy Director: Liaison in the implementation of a strategic government communication function in the Cape Winelands District as follows: implement key communication projects guided in line with government priorities and in accordance with the guidelines for development communication practice and platforms as developed by GCIS.

Coordinate and monitor the government communication function in the district, including the monitoring and supervision of the work of the district based on Senior Communication Officers as well as any communication interns or learners assigned to the region, including their administrative and operational functions, and report these to the Deputy Director: Provincial Liaison.

Ensure the establishment and where necessary review and strengthening of communication coordination structures in the District to ensure the effective cascading of government communication content especially to leaders and structures of local government across the District.

The candidate will support all initiatives aimed at strengthening the Local government communication systems through interface with strategic IGR structures at the local level.

The candidate will further provide communication support in various integrated service delivery models of government such as the Thusong service centre programme. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the development and maintenance of effective high-level stakeholder relations in the region with a bias towards civil society, minority groups, local government and traditional leaders.

A strategy to this end will be one of the first necessary deliverables. Coordination and implementation of rapid response requirements in the District as well as writing articles on government developments in the region from time to time.

The regional coordinator will also be responsible for the revision and development of a new regional distribution strategy for government information products. The successful candidate will additionally, on a regular basis, be required to develop local communication environment assessments of the District for use by various stakeholders and clients with required communication interventions recommended.

Enquiries: Ms G Thopps Tel. 021 418 0533
Note: Preference will be given to Coloured male/female, Indian male/female and White male/female. People with disabilities will be given preference regales of race and gender.

Closing date: 10 December 2021