GOVERNMENT PENSIONS ADMINISTRATION AGENCY (GPAA) – COMMUNICATION OFFICER: EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS


APPLICATIONS : It is mandatory to email your application with the relevant supporting
documentation to gpaa08@ursonline.co.za quoting the reference number in
the subject heading of the email. Ensure to certify all supporting documents
from Level 1 of National Lockdown. Interviews will/may be conducted via a
virtual medium which will be discussed with each shortlisted applicant. The
applicant should have the necessary data and equipment for this purpose.
Correspondence will only be conducted with the short- listed candidates. If you
have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this
advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
CLOSING DATE : 13 November 2020 at 12h00 noon No late applications will be considered.
NOTE : Take note of the disclaimer mentioned on each advert during COVID lockdown.
It is mandatory that applications with supporting documentation, including
signed Z83 be emailed to the respective email addresses indicated on each
advert. Ensure that you use the correct inbox/email. Applications send to the
incorrect inbox will be deemed a regret. Ensure to sign your Z83 before you
scan it. A Z83 not signed, will be deemed a regret. Only send documents
related to the requirements in the advert. Ensure to certify all supporting
documents from Level 1 of National Lockdown.Requirement of applications:
Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable on the internet at
http://www.gpaa.gov.za (Originally signed). The relevant reference number
must be quoted on all applications. Application should consist of (1) a
comprehensive CV (specifying all experience and duties, indicating the
respective dates MM/YY as well as indicating references with full contact
details) (2) certified copies of all qualifications (including matriculation), Identity
document, valid driver’s license (where driving/travelling is an inherent
requirement of the job) and proof of citizenship if not RSA Citizen. Note: All
copies must be certified in the past 6 months. Failure to submit the above
information will result in the application not considered and deemed a regret.
The candidate must agree to the following: Shortlisted candidates must be
available for interviews at a date and time determined by GPAA. Applicants
must note that pre-employments checks and references will be conducted once
they are short-listed and the appointment is also subject to positive outcomes
on these checks, which include but not limited to: security clearance, security
vetting, qualification/study verification, citizenship verification, financial/asset
record check, previous employment verification and criminal record. Applicants
will be required to meet vetting requirements as prescribed by Minimum
Information Security Standards. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have
foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority
(SAQA). Correspondence will only be conducted with the short- listed
candidates. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the
closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was
unsuccessful. The candidate must take note of: It is intended to promote
representativeness through the filling of these posts and the candidature of
persons whose promotion/ appointment will promote representativeness, will
receive preference. Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For salary
levels 11 – 15, the inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary,
the state’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a
flexible portion in terms of applicable rules. SMS will be required to undergo a
Competency Assessment as prescribed by DPSA. All candidates shortlisted
for SMS positions will be required to undergo a technical exercise that intends
to test the relevant technical elements of the job. One of the minimum entry
requirements for SMS is the pre-entry certificate. For more details on the preentry course visit: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entryprogramme/ The GPAA reserves the right to utilize practical
exercises/tests/competency assessments for non-SMS positions during the
recruitment process (candidates who are shortlisted will be informed
accordingly) to determine the suitability of candidates for the post(s). The
GPAA reserves the right to cancel the filling/not to fill a vacancy that was
advertised during any stage of the recruitment process. The successful
candidate will have to sign and annual performance agreement and will be
required to undergo a security clearance.
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POST 25/04 : COMMUNICATION OFFICER: EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS REF NO:
CO/E-COM/2020-10-2C

(12 months contract)
External Communications
SALARY : R316 791 per annum (Level 08) (plus 37% in lieu of benefits)
CENTRE : Gauteng
REQUIREMENTS : A degree or equivalent three year qualification (with minimum 360 credits) in
Communications or related field coupled with a minimum of 3 years’ relevant
practical experience in Media Relations. Experience should include the
drafting/writing of articles, speaking notes, media statements, publications, etc.
Experience in working with journalists and advertising representatives. Ability
to conceptualise, write and implement a Communications strategy. Knowledge
of media landscape. Knowledge of execution of media campaigns. Knowledge
of writing articles. Knowledge of writing media statements and articles. Good
analytical skills. Good communication skills (both verbal and written).
Creativity. Integrity. Logical.
DUTIES : The purpose of these roles are to provide support in the Media and External
communication of GPAA. The incumbents will be responsible for a wide variety
of tasks which includes the following but not limited to: Develop and maintain
external stakeholder contact database, media monitoring and analysis: Keep
the Communications Unit abreast of developments in pensions and finance
sector. Monitor GPAA/GEPF coverage in the media. Recommendations to
management to remedy media coverage. Arrange, coordinate and oversee
media briefing. Record media briefing proceedings. Update media database.
Maintain stakeholder database. Organize workshops for external stakeholders.
Liaise and maintain relationships with national and provincial departments and
other stakeholders: Interact with different divisions and stakeholders to source
information that needs to be communicated to the public. Communicate with
stakeholders regarding the implementation of the communication strategy.
Assist in the implementation of Communications and Marketing strategy in
GPAA. Maintain the external communications channels: Arrange and conduct
regular and specialized interaction, including editorial visits. Ensure prerecorded interviews are edited. Conduct live interviews. Attend media briefings.
Research and write articles for members and pensioners publications: Draft
speaking notes and media statements. Prepare briefing notes and packs for
campaigns. Draft all publications and coordinate pensioners’ publications.
Provide co-ordination of all external communication campaigns, and reports:
Coordinate all outreach. Provide logistical support for all roadshows and
campaigns in GPAA. Coordinate marketing and events of behalf of GPAA.
Provide administrative support to the unit: Perform office administrative
activities. Organise office logistical matters. File office correspondence,
documents and reports. Draft and type standard correspondence and
documents. Completion of forms and documents related to claims, payments,
invoices and consultant fees. Order stationery and equipment for the section.
ENQUIRIES : Ms Mapule Mahlangu on Tel No: (012) – 399 2639
NOTE : Various contract positions for Communications Officers: External
Communications on a 12 months contract are currently available at the
Government Pensions Administration Agency: External Communications
based at Head Office Pretoria.

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