Department Of Home Affairs Vacancies

Department Of Home Affairs

DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS
The Department of Home Affairs is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our intention to
promote representivity (race, gender, disability) in line with the Department’s Employment Equity targets,
through the filling of positions. To further the objectivity of representivity within the Department, Women and
People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATIONS : Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your comprehensive CV, certified
copies of qualifications, driver’s license and ID together with a completed Z83
application form which can be downloaded from our website, by the closing date
to: Commsrecruitment@dha.gov.za

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment Form (Z.83),
obtainable from any Public Service department or at www.gov.za and must be
accompanied by a comprehensive CV, including the details of at least two
contactable referees (should be people who recently worked with the applicant)
and certified copies of qualifications and identity document. It is the responsibility
of applicants in possession of foreign qualifications to submit evaluated results by
the South African Qualifications Authority. Where a valid driver’s licence is a
requirement, applicants must attach a certified copy of such licence. If no contact
is made within three months of the closing date, please accept that the application
was unsuccessful. Successful candidates will be required to enter into a
performance agreement and will be subjected to security clearance procedures.
Successful candidates may be required to undergo competency test assessments.

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 panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic
managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on
the implementation of competency based assessments). The competency
assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated.

DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. Kindly note that for e-mailed
applications, should you not receive an acknowledgement of receipt /confirmation
advice, this could mean that your application did not reach us due to the size of
attachments exceeding 2.5 MB. Should this occur, we suggest you resend your
application in 2 or 3 parts, splitting the attachments accordingly. Applications must
be sent in time to the correct email address as indicated at the bottom of each
post, to reach the address on or before the closing date. Applications sent to a
wrong address and/or received after the closing date or those that do not comply
with the requirements, will not be taken into consideration. We are looking for
committed, passionate and talented individuals to form part of a new leadership
team, equipped with the right skills to deliver a modern world-class service. If you
committed on delivering on the National Development Plan’s (NDP’s) priorities,
ascribe to the Department’s shared value set, have what it takes to serve the needs
of South Africa’s citizens, residents and visitors – and your credentials meet the
requirements of any of the following positions – kindly respond before the closing
date.

MANAGEMENT ECHELON
POST 25/26 : HEAD: COMMUNICATION SERVICES REF NO: HRMC 42/18/1
(This is a re-advertisement, candidates who previously applied are requested to
re-apply).
SALARY : An all-inclusive salary package of R1 370 973 – R1 544 406 per annum (Level 15),
structured as follows: Basic salary – 70% of package; State contribution to the
Government Employee Pension Fund – 13% of basic salary. The remaining
flexible portion may be structured in terms of the applicable remuneration rules.
CENTRE : Head Office, Pretoria, Branch Communication Services
REQUIREMENTS : A relevant undergraduate qualification (NQF Level 7) and a post graduate
qualification (NQF Level 8) as recognised by SAQA in Communications or relevant
field. 8-10 years’ experience at a senior managerial level. Sound knowledge and
understanding of the application of Government Communication Information
System Guidelines. Knowledge of communication structures and principles. Indepth
experience in communication policy /strategy development. An innate
understanding of the workings of Government and Home Affairs in particular. An
understanding of all relevant human resource legislative frameworks, regulations
and prescripts. A unique opportunity has become available for a dyed-in-the wool
communication expert-a self-confident, creative strategist who is more than
capable of communicating the vision of the Department clearly. S/he will play a
vital role in the development of the Department’s communication strategy, and will
therefore need to be a visionary with considerable experience in public relations,
and communications management or journalism. A valid driver’s licence and
willingness to travel extensively and work extended hours. Outstanding
communication skills (verbal, written and presentation). Good liaison skills at all
levels. Computer literacy.

DUTIES : The successful candidate will be responsible for, amongst others, the following
specific tasks: Ensure the development and implementation of communication
strategic objectives. Ensure effective external communication and liaison services
are in place. Manage various strategic projects and programmes identified to meet
short, medium and long term objectives. Guide EXCO on the prioritisation of
communication initiatives and key messages. Ensure the effective communication
of the Department’s strategy. Manage the overall performance of the Unit and
Branch. Ensure effective provision of strategic direction and leadership support
regarding cluster participation, parliamentary matters and international relations to
the Minister, Director-General and delegates of the Department. Give effective
strategic direction and leadership regarding communication services to ensure
high quality media liaison, development and implementation of a top-notch
marketing strategy, as well as corporate communication matters affecting the
Ministry and the Department. Provide guidance on the development of norms,
standards, practices and tools. Establish and maintain appropriate systems and
policies. Ensure accurate forecasting, budgeting and allocation of resources.
Ensure effective management of external contractors and suppliers. Ensure good
governance, as well as compliance with all audit requirements. Ensure effective
management of compliance with legislation, regulations, Departmental policies
and procedures. Represent the Branch and Department at strategic, management
and other government forums. Ensure the development of quality risk
management frameworks, standards and practices. Draft or delegate and submit
reports.
ENQUIRIES : Ms C Mocke, Tel No: (012) 406 4153

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