Regional Communication Coordinator

REF NO: 3/1/5- 19/82
Directorate: Provincial Office Eastern Cape
SALARY : R376 596 per annum
CENTRE : Amathole District: Centane Thusong Service Centre Centane
CLOSING DATE : 18 October 2019

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 Experience: Three (3) years communication experience and one (1) year should be experience at salary level seven (7) or eight (8) with knowledge of communication disciplines, including media liaison, research and development communication The candidate must have an understanding of development communication, and knowledge of the Eastern Cape Province with specific insights in the Amathole District and its local Municipalities Furthermore, he/she must be license as the work involves extensive travelling Good knowledge of administration and finances is required.

The successful candidate will support the Deputy Director: Liaison in the implementation of a government communication programme (GCP) in the Amathole 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 Supervise and monitor the work of district based Senior Communication Officers (if any) 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 Support all initiatives aimed at strengthening Local Government Communication System through advocacy in strategic IGR structures at District and local level further, provide communication support to various integrated service delivery models of government, including the District based service delivery model and the Thusong service centre programme.
Responsible for the development and maintenance of effective high-level stakeholder relations in the region with biasness 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 service delivery articles on gover Responsible for the revision and development of a regional distribution strategy for government information products Additionally, on a regular basis, be required to develop local communication environment assessments reports on key issues emanating from the District for the use by various stakeholders and clients Support government public participation initiatives including feedback and follow up on the required communication interventions as recommended.