City of Pretoria Vacancies Water and Sanitation – Director

Website Department of Water and Sanitation - DWS

Job Responsibilities:

Handle administrative support and enquiries on communication matters in the Department, Office of the Minister and the Office the Deputy Ministers. Handle priority enquiries and those on emergency basis concerning the water sector. Management of all communication services and enquiries on time. Liaise with the different media houses on behalf of the Department, Minister and Deputy Ministers. Establish and maintain good working relations with the media. The management of media events. Liaise with different stakeholders on ministerial matters. To be vigilant and abreast with political dynamics in the water sector and in the country as a whole. Ensure that the media component strategic objectives are aligned with the GCIS strategic plans and are updated regularly. Oversee that the Ministry support services components handle correspondence accordingly. Departmental Media Liaison to work relatively closely with the Minister’s Media Liaison Officer. The drafting of speeches, media statements, articles and other documents as directed. Development and implementation of media communication and media liaison strategies. Media monitoring and coordinate media events and other public engagements.

Job Requirements:

A Degree in Communications, Media Studies, Public Relations or Journalism at NQF 7 and any relevant undergraduate qualification or equivalent. A post graduate degree will be an added advantage. Five (5) years’ experience at middle /senior management level. Knowledge and experience in Communications and Mass Media. Relevant exposure to political activities. Knowledge and experience of Ministry operations. Broad knowledge and understanding of the functional areas covered by the executive authority’s operations. Working knowledge of the political and parliamentary processes. Knowledge and skilled in the communication space. Ability to communicate with different stakeholders including the media houses. Knowledge and understanding of the applicable prescripts, policies, and procedures. Strategic capability and leadership. Financial, change and knowledge management. Service delivery innovation. Problem solving and analysis. People management and empowerment. Client orientation and customer focus. Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written). Competent in speech writing skills. Accountability and ethical conduct.

Job Details:

Company: Department of Water and Sanitation – DWS

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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