Communication Officer at Department of Social Development


Department of Social Development, South Africa

*Position Title:

Communication Officer

*Ref No: 



Pretoria, HSRC Building

*Position Type: 



R148 584 per annum

*Job Description:

  • Assist with marketing in the department.
  • Enhance partnership with stakeholders.
  • Promote and maintain image of the department.
  • Offer communication support to the line function.
  • Draft articles for internal and external newsletters.
  • Assist with public awareness raising of departmental activities.
  • Arrange visits or meetings to newsrooms by media liaison team to improve relations.


  • An appropriate National Diploma or equivalent qualification in Public Relations or Communication Plus sufficient experience in communication and marketing.
  • Knowledge of the Department’s mandate.
  • Competencies needed Interpersonal skills.
  • Marketing skills.
  • Compliant.
  • Integrity.
  • Time management.
  • Planning and organising skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Communication both written and verbal.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Presentation skills and facilitation skills.
  • Personal attributes Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Assertiveness and outspoken.

*How to Apply:

Submit your applications to The Director General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901,
Pretoria, 0001, Physical Address: HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street FOR ATTENTION : Ms E de Waal

*Contact Information:

Ms Lorato Moloisi Tel: (012) 312-7775

*Closing Date:

13 February 2015

*Additional Information:

CV with a detailed description of duties, the names of two referees, certified copies of qualifications and ID must accompany your signed application for employment (Z83).

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