DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT – DIRECTOR: RESEARCH AND CONTENT DEVELOPMENT


Department of Transport is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with clear employment
equity targets. Preference will be given to candidates whose appointment will assist the department in
achieving its Employment Equity targets at these specific levels in terms of the Department’s
Employment Equity Plan, therefore Coloured male/ female, Indian male / female and people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATIONS : Department of Transport, Private Bag X193, Pretoria, 0001 or hand deliver at
the 159 Forum Building, Cnr Struben and Bosman Street, Pretoria for attention
Recruitment Unit. Room 4034 or email to: Recruitment@dot.gov.za.
CLOSING DATE : 05 February 2021
NOTE : Applications must be accompanied by form Z83, obtainable from any Public
Service Department, (or obtainable atwww.gov.za) and a recent updated
comprehensive CV (previous experience must be comprehensively detailed,
i.e. positions held and dates), as well as certified copies of all qualifications and
ID document. Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result
in your application not being considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to
have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification
Authority (SAQA). The Department reserves the right not to fill the posts. All
shortlisted candidates will be subjected to undertake a technical exercise that
intends to test relevant technical elements of the job; the logistics will be
communicated to candidates prior to the interviews. Recommended
candidates will also be required to attend a generic managerial competency
assessment after the interviews also take a note that National School of
Governance (NGS) has introduce compulsory SMS pre-entry certificate with
effect from 01 April 2020 as Minimum Entry Requirements for Senior
Management Services and can be accessed through the following
link: http://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry-programme/.
The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies
using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The
successful candidate must disclose to the Director-General particulars of all
registrable financial interests, sign a performance agreement and employment
contract with the Director-General within three months from the date of
assumption of duty. The successful candidate must be willing to sign an oath
of secrecy with the Department. Applicants will be expected to be available for
selection interviews and assessments at a time, date and place as determined
by the Department. An offer letter will only be issued to the successful
candidate once the following has been verified educational qualifications,
previous experience, citizenship, reference checks and security vetting. Please
note: Correspondence will only be entered into with short-listed candidates.
MANAGEMENT ECHELON


POST 02/69 : DIRECTOR: RESEARCH AND CONTENT DEVELOPMENT REF NO:
DOT/HRM/2021/01

Branch: Administration (Office of the Chief Operations Officer)
Chief Directorate: Communication
Directorate: Research and Content Management
SALARY : R1 057 326 per annum (Level 13). (All-inclusive salary package) of which 30%
may be structured according to individual needs.
CENTRE : Pretoria (Head Office)
REQUIREMENTS : A Communication related Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Media Studies,
Public Relations and/or Marketing at NQF Level 7 as recognised by SAQA. A
proficiency in one or more of the following competencies will also be
considered: Copywriting & Editing, Scriptwriting and/or Publishing. An SMS
pre-entry certificate plus 6 – 8 years’ experience of which 5 years must be at
senior management or middle management level in the Public Service. Note:
The following will serve as strong recommendation: Knowledge and skills in
compilation of management reports and PFMA, Communication skills (verbal
and written English must be above average), computer literacy, governance
related to Information Management, Financial Management, Strategic
Capability and Leadership, People Management and Empowerment,
Project/Programme Management, Client Orientation and Customer Focus and
Change Management.
DUTIES : The successful candidate will: Provide content research, editorial and
information collation services for the purposes of speechwriting. Collate
information and draft speeches for the DG, Deputy Minister and Minister.
Produce well-presented reports and publications. Research and rewrite
documents as necessary. Proofread documents and content products across
the different communication platforms. Provide editorial services for
publication. Do research on relevant topics for publication. Consult relevant
personnel to develop speeches, presentations, articles and other official
messages. Ensure information is factual correct by staying abreast with
transport developments. Develop analytical and well-presented reports and
publications. Edit strategic documents and any other communication and
information products produced in the department as required. Ensure that the
department’s print and electronic content and products are of high quality.
Manage and control the Directorate. Ensure compliance with all administrative
requirements, regulations, rules and instructions pertaining to the branch.
Establish and maintain governance, administrative and financial system’s
continuity within the work of the Directorate. Prepare and submit
implementation plans. Evaluate projected spending plans. Monitor quality
control of work. Manage the compilation of the annual report and strategic plan
of the directorate. Monitor the planning, organising and delegation of work.
Ensure monitoring & evaluation is carried out in all areas of the chief
directorate.
ENQUIRIES : Mr C Msibi. Tel No: (012) 309 3406