Senior Communication Officer Vacancy at Department of E-Government

Individuals with skills or experience in marketing or advertising are invited to apply for the Senior Communication Officer vacancy at Department of E-Government. This vacant position is available within the Strategy & Media Liaison directorate, located in Johannesburg. Please include the reference number of this post S/003613, within your application form if interested.


This job offers an attractive level 8 salary which is worth R 299 709 per year (plus benefits). The hiring department is seeking candidates with either of these qualifications:

  • Matric plus 5 to 6 years of experience in communications, or
  • Matric plus NQF level 6 in Journalism, Communication, Public Relations or Marketing with 2 to 3 years of experience


  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge of and skills in project management, such as basic advertising and marketing skills
  • Innovative thinker
  • Good communication skills
  • Time management and attention to detail

Job Desks:

Once you are qualified for the Senior Communication Officer vacancy at Department of E-Government, below are some of the duties you will be involved in:

  • Be responsible for coordinating activities such as directed by the Communication Manager for launches, events, promotions and any other communication related activities
  • Be responsible for gathering intelligence within the organisation to facilitate effective communication through posters as well as the newsletter
  • Be responsible for coordinating the execution of themes and format for the Internal Newsletter and other internal communications
  • Be responsible for compiling content for the newsletter to be edited by the editor
  • Be responsible for identifying contents and themes for the newsletter
  • Be responsible for cultivating relationships with internal clients so as to ensure fulfilment of their communication needs
  • Be responsible for compiling a database of external and internal stakeholders
  • Be responsible for maintaining an image bank of key stakeholders for media as well as other related purposes
  • Be responsible for managing digital contents
  • Be responsible for collecting, researching and writing articles for the newsletter for the Communications Manager’s approval
  • Be responsible for ensuring the professional execution of launches, events and promotions in line with a stipulated check list is adhered to
  • Be responsible for providing intelligence that contributes to the functioning of the Communications unit
  • Be responsible for maintaining informal and formal relationships with external and internal stakeholders
  • Be responsible for optimising the organisation’s digital medium as a communication tool
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Application Process

Applications for the Senior Communication Officer vacancy at Department of E-Government must be directed no later than February 22, 2019 to: Gauteng Department of e-Government, Imbumba House, 75 Fox Street, Marshalltown, 2107

Alternatively, online applications are also acceptable here

For attention: Ms Sithembile Buthelezi, Human Resources Management Tel No: (011) 689 6527

Your application must include:

  • Z83 application form
  • A comprehensive resume
  • Original certified copies of ID and all qualifications

All shortlisted applicants must be available for interviews at a time and date as determined by the employing department. Qualified candidate may be subjected to competency evaluation and must attain a positive security clearance.

If you haven’t received any response from the hiring department in three months after the deadline, you may assume your application as unsuccessful.

For more information, please contact: Mr. Oscar Baloyi Tel No: (011) 689 4648