Communication Officer job vacancy at Department of Agriculture

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The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is hiring and invites applications for the vacant post of SENIOR COMMUNICATION OFFICER REF NO: 3/2/1/2023/317.

  • Closing date: 09 May 2023 at 16:00
  • Salary: R331 188 per annum (Level 08)

CENTRE: North West (Mmabatho)

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and National Diploma in Communication / Journalism / Public Relations / Marketing. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a communication environment.

Job related knowledge: Policy and legislation governing communication.

Job related skills: Computer literacy. Organising skills. Problem solving skills. Time management skills. Communication skills (verbal and written).

Analytical skills. Presentation skills. A valid driver’s licence. Ability and willingness to travel extensively. Ability to work efficiently and effectively at all times.

DUTIES:  Assist in the development of content management strategies for websites. Assist in the development of the Department’s on-line communication plan and other branding elements.

Provide pictorial material and successful projects for 22 publication on both departmental Facebook page and website.

Deal with queries with respect to on-line communication. Implement communications strategy in relation to our client liaison master plan.

Respond to media enquiries in accordance with standard operation procedures of communication. Assist in the development of methods to enhance on-line communication.

Implement on-line communications norms and standards. Provide pictorial material and successful projects for publication on both departmental Facebook page and website.

Develop database for various stakeholders and administer communication system. Update of Media Database that are existing and active in the North West Province.

Strengthen good working relationship with media houses for positive coverage. Manage website and intranet content by liaising with various Branches.

Use all available communication media to maintain the target groups support. Quality assurance on material from Branches for publication.

ENQUIRIES: Mr KE Sebitiele Tel No: (018) 388 7115

APPLICATIONS: Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X74, Mmabatho, 2735 or hand delivered during office hours to: Cnr James Moroka and Sekame Drive, West Gallery, Megacity, Mmabatho, 2735.

NOTE/ Instruction: Applications quoting the relevant reference number must be submitted on the new form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at

Received applications using the incorrect application for employment (old Z83) will not be considered. Each application for employment form must be fully completed, initialled and signed by the applicant (Part F must be answered and declaration must be completely signed).

Failure to fully complete, initial and sign this form may lead to disqualification of the application during the selection process.

Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of qualifications and other related documents on or before the day of the interview following the communication from Human Resources and such qualification(s) and other related document(s) will be in line with the requirements of the advert.

Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned instruction/ requirements, as well as applications received late will not be considered.

The Department does not accept applications via email or fax.


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