Closing Date: 03 August 2018

Salary: Stipend: R5000 per month (12 months-contract)
Centre: Pretoria (Hatfield)

Government Communication and Information System would like to invite qualifying graduates to apply to participate in an Internship programme in the 2018/2019 financial year. The internship is meant to provide work exposure to eight (8) graduates for a peri od of twelve (12) months. Applicants must be unemployed and never participated in an internship programme previously. Placement in the organisation after the programme is not guaranteed.

Grad / Intern: Graphic Design

Ref No: 3 / 1 / 5 / 1-18 / 7

Directorate: Media Production

Requirements: An appropriate National Diploma (NQF level 6) or three (3) year Degree (NQF level 7) or equivalent qualification in graphic design as recognized by SAQA. Skills and knowledge: Strong design skills and thorough knowledge of reprography and printing, good organisational and communication skills. The applicant must have ability to work under pressure, willingness to work overtime, ability to meet deadlines, ability to multi-task and manage priorities in a fast-paced environment. The applicant should be highly motivated with an eye for detail. Job Knowledge: The applicant must be proficient in the use of an Apple Macintosh computers, must be proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign (Web, 3-D skills and animation  are  a  bonus)  and  must  have  the  ability  to  develop  creative  and innovative design concepts.

Enquiries: SR Sekhu. Tel No: (012) 473 0254

Note: Applicants  are  required  to  submit  a  portfolio  on  a  compact  disc  or  email  to [email protected] (not bigger than 3MB)

Internship  Programme:  Broadcast  Journalist 

Ref No: 3 / 1 / 5 / 1-18 / 8

Directorate: Media Production (Video Unit)

Requirements: Appropriate  National  Diploma  (NQF  level  6)  or  three  (3)  year  Degree  or equivalent qualification in Broadcast Journalism or Journalism, as recognized by SAQA.  Skills  and  Knowledge:  good  writing  skills,  interviewing  skills, communication skills, have confidence in front of a camera “on air presence”, excellent listening skills. The applicant should have an interest in current affairs and news. The applicant should have the ability to work in a team and function independently  and  be  able  to  work  under  pressure  to  meet  deadlines.  The applicant must be proficient in English as well as in the use of an Apple Macintosh computer. The candidate should adhere to the code of conduct as prescribed by the SA Media Law.

Enquiries: Ms C Ludick. Tel No: (012) 473 0048

Note: Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of evidence on a flash drive or DVD. Short-listed candidates will be subjected to a practical test.

Grad / Intern:  Media and Communication Monitoring

Ref No: 3 / 1 / 5 / 1-18 / 9

Directorate: Policy & Research

Requirements: An appropriate National Diploma (NQF 6) or three (3) years Degree (NQF 7) in Media Studies, Communications, Journalism or equivalent qualification, as recognized by SAQA. Skills: Computer literacy including Microsoft writing, presentation, internet searches, use of databases and electronic dissemination of products. Applicants are required to possess communication and basic computer skills. Skills and knowledge: Basic understanding of planning, monitoring and research tolls. Applicants are required to possess problem solving and critical thinking skills. Ability to work independently and within a team. Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Good verbal and written communication skills and basic computer skills.

Enquiries: Ms S van der Westhuizen Tel No: (012) 473 0294

Internship  Programme: Cluster Coordination and  Campaign Management

Ref No: 3 / 1 / 5 / 1-18 / 10

Directorate: Cluster Communication  –  Social  Sector and Governance & Administration Clusters

Requirements: An appropriate National Diploma (NQF 6) or three (3) years Degree  (NQF 7) in Communications, Public Relations, Public Administration, Journalism or Project Management, as recognized by SAQA. Skills: Good interpersonal, communication (written and verbal) and computer literacy. Proactiveness with an ability to work independently  and  apply  a  sense  of  urgency  in  completing  assigned  tasks. Solution orientated and innovative. Fair understanding of project management and government   communication   system.   Competencies:   Logical,   analytical   and creative thinking. The applicant should have ability to work under pressure and with a team.

Enquiries: Ms T Bogopa Tel No: (012) 473 0299

Grad / Intern: Supply Chain Management

Ref  No: 3 / 1 / 5 / 1-18 / 11

Directorate: Supply Chain Management

Requirements: An appropriate National Diploma (NQF 6) or three (3) years Degree  (NQF 7) in Public Management  /  Administration /  Logistics Management /  Public Finance  /  Accounting /  Purchasing Management or relevant qualification   as recognized by SAQA. Fair understanding of Supply Chain Management processes. Skills: Communication, writing and computer literacy (Ms Word and Ms Excel). Flexibility and willingness to adjust to changes in the work environment. Ability to work under pressure and willingness to work irregular hours. The application should be able to work independently and have innovative thinking. The applicant should be client service orientated.

Enquiries: Mr L Mahloromela. Tel No: (012) 473 0151

Grad / Intern: Media Engagement

Ref No: 3 / 1 / 5 / 1-18 / 12

Directorate: Media engagement

Requirements: An appropriate National Diploma (NQF 6) or three (3) years Degree (NQF 7) in Media Studies, Communications, Journalism or equivalent qualification, as recognized by SAQA. Skills: Communication (verbal and written), Computer skills including use of Microsoft, presentation, internet searches, use of databases and electronic dissemination of products. The applicant should have an interest in current affairs, understand media analysis, news and general knowledge. The candidate should have the ability to work in a team and function independently and be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

Enquiries: Ms T Modubu Tel No: (012) 473 0101

Grad / Intern: Strategic Management

Ref No: 3 / 1 / 5 / 1-18 / 13

Directorate: Strategic Planning, Performance Monitoring and Reporting

Requirements: An appropriate National Diploma (NQF 6) or three (3) years Degree (NQF 7) in Public Administration, Business Administration, Social Sciences or Risk Management, as recognized by SAQA. Applicants are required to possess communication and basic computer skills. Skills and knowledge: Basic understanding of planning, monitoring and research tools. Applicants are required to possess problem solving and critical thinking skills. Ability to work independently and within a team. Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Good verbal and written communication skills and basic computer skills.

Enquiries: Mr M Mkhize. Tel No: (012) 473 0376

Grad / Intern: Information Management Systems

Ref No: 3 / 1 / 5 / 1-18 / 14

Directorate: Information Management Systems

Requirements: An appropriate National Diploma (NQF 6) or three (3) years Degree  (NQF 7) in Information Technology specializing with System Development or Approaching, as recognized by SAQA. Skills: Problem solving skills; System Testing; Good communication (written and oral) and good interpersonal, good logical, analytical thinking skills. The applicant  should   have   fair   understanding   of   project management; Relational Database concepts and experience in SQL server or MS Access. The applicant should be a fast learner on Information Systems. Some experience in system development according to the System Development  Life Cycle (SDLC) will be an added advantage.

Enquiries: Ms C Chen. Tel No: (012) 473 0043

How to Apply

  • Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment form (Z.83) [PDF] 31 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 certified copies of all qualification(s) and ID-document (certification stamp should not be older than three months).
  • 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 Matshageng.

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

Correspondence will be limited to successful 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.

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