GPG Deputy Director General: Provincial Communication Services- Gauteng Provincial Government Jobs in Johannesburg

Office Of The Premier

Deputy Director General: Provincial Communication Services

  • Reference Number :
  • Directorate :
    Provincial Communication Services
  • Number of Posts :
  • Package :
    R 1 544 415 – R 1 739 784 (all inclusive remuneration package)
  • Enquiries :
    Ms Sylvia Mtshali Tel 011 355 6280

Requirements :

  • An appropriate undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) and post graduate qualification (NQF level 8) in the Communications or related field.
    8 to 10 years’ experience at Senior Managerial (Chief Director) level of which 5 years must be at SMS level in the Public Service.

    KEY COMPETENCIES: Proven ability to operationalize and ensure compliance with legislation and policy development at national, provincial and local level. Demonstrable experience in management at an executive level, with a multi-billion-rand budget as well as a good understanding of and competency in Financial Management Systems including cost containment, budgeting, expenditure control, revenue collection and revenue generation. Knowledge and understanding of government priorities. Insight into Government’s Outcomes Based Approach, including performance monitoring and evaluation. Strategic leadership change management and project management. Capabilities should include service delivery innovation, exceptional reporting skills as well as the ability to communicate eloquently, compliance with the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and financial regulatory frameworks underpinning good governance in South Africa. Excellent co-ordination, communication, networking, negotiation, corporate governance and multi-tasking skills. Ability to work under pressure and willingness to work long and irregular hours and travel extensively.

Duties :

  • Overseeing the development, implementation and monitoring of Branch programmes in line with organisational policies; Ensuring sound financial management and application of good corporate governance principles. Driving the implementation of the Growing Gauteng Together [GGT] 2030 Plan of Action.
    Specific focus areas include the following:
    The incumbent will develop and oversee the implementation of the framework communication strategy to promote Gauteng City Region as a whole. Provide strategic advise to the Premier, the Gauteng Executive Council, MECs, HODs and Heads of Communication on Communication strategy and strategic media issues. Facilitate work of Premier’s spokesperson, in relation to major speeches and content development.
    Identify strategic risks, weakness, and curb negative publicity that may damage the reputation of the Premier, MECs or the province as e whole. Manage the corporate identity, visibility and uniform branding of the Gauteng Provincial Government and produce publications to promote the image of GPG. Manage the overall GPG profile.
    Support the Premier in Executive Council, Heads of Department to coordinate and implement GPG policies, as well as statutory and political responsibilities effectively and efficiently. Represent the department at various communication fora.

Notes :

  • Applicants should please note the following:
    ? All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department.
    ? Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection committee will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment. The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools.

    ? The successful candidate will be required to enter into an employment contract with the Premier of Gauteng and conclude an annual performance agreement with the Member of the Executive Council within three (3) months upon commencement of duty.
    ? The appointment of the successful candidate is subject to the issuing of a positive security clearance at the level of Top Secret by the State Security Agency. The incumbent will be required to disclose her/his financial interest in accordance with the prescribed regulations.
    ? Qualifications will be verified (It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

    Qualifying applicants should submit their applications accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, New Application Form (Z83), found on, and at least three (3) contactable referees quoting the relevant reference number : online ,, or by Email

    No late applications will be considered.

Employer :
Office Of The Premier

Location :

Closing Date :

Criteria Questions
Are you in possession on an appropriate undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) and post graduate qualification (NQF level 8) in the Communications or related field?
Do you have 8 to 10 years relevant experience as a Senior Manager (Chief Director) of which 5 years in the Public Services?

Please Notes :

  • Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged. If you
    do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.


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