GCIS Internship Programme 2020

GCIS Internship Programme 2020, Government Communication and Information System would like to invite qualifying graduates to apply to participate in an Internship programme in the 2019 / 2020 financial year.

The Graduate Internship Programmes meant to provide work exposure to nine (9) graduates for a period of twenty (24) months. Applicants must be unemployed and never participated in an Internship Programme previously. Placement in the organisation after the Internship Programme is not guaranteed. Preference will be given to the following designated groups:  People with Disabilities, Coloureds, Indians and Whites.

Sport and RecreationReference Number: 3 / 1 / 5-19 / 50Requirements: An appropriate National Diploma (NQF 6) or three (3) year
Degree (NQF 7) in Sports / Recreation Management or equivalent related
qualification, as recognized by SAQA. The candidate should have understanding of different sport and recreational activities related areas:  movement development, provide recreation leisure activities, sport and recreation marketing, provide first aid, provide advice on lifestyle nutrition, and provide physical activity classes and wellness. Required are Computer literacy, Communication skills (verbal and written), ability to work independently and within a team, ability to provide Fitness Instructor classes and ability to work under pressure to meet
deadlines.
Internal CommunicationReference Number: 3 / 1 / 5-19 / 51Requirements:  An appropriate National Diploma (NQF 6) or three (3) year Degree (NQF 7) in Media Studies, Communications, Journalism or equivalent related qualification, as recognized by SAQA. Skills:  Computer literacy including Microsoft writing, presentation, internet searches, use of databases and electronic dissemination of products. Applicants are required to possess communication and basic computer skills. Skills and Knowledge:  Basic understanding of planning, monitoring and research tolls. Applicants are required to possess problem solving and critical thinking skills. Ability to work independently and within a team. Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Good verbal and written communication skills and basic computer skills.

Enquiries:  Mr P Kgomo Tel No:  (012) 473 0233
Information Technology [x2]Reference Number: 3 / 1 / 5-19 / 52Requirements: An appropriate National Diploma (NQF 6) or three (3) year
Degree (NQF 7) in Information Technology or equivalent related qualification as recognized by SAQA, and an A+ and or MCSE will be an advantage. Some relevant IT experience which should be hands on experience in computer and peripheral support in a Microsoft Windows environment is desirable. A basic understanding of local area network configuration and setup. Knowledge of Apple Mac technologies will be an added advantage. The person is also expected to have good interpersonal skills, work well within a team and independently and have good problem solving, communications and troubleshooting skills. The successful candidate will provide general IT support, hardware and software, for all desktops, network equipment in GCIS. Setup and configure computers and printers on the network. Provide audio visual support for presentations and video conferencing in the auditorium, media room and boardrooms. Assist with the installation, testing and maintaining computer hardware and software. Work with the Helpdesk in providing IT support to all users in GCIS and maintain service levels for IT support calls.

Enquiries:  Mr N Kunene Tel No:  (012) 473 0227
Media MonitoringReference Number: 3 / 1 / 5-19 / 53Requirements: An appropriate National Diploma (NQF 6) or three (3) year Degree (NQF 7) in Media Studies, Communications, Journalism or equivalent related qualification as recognized by SAQA. Computer skills including Microsoft writing, presentation, internet searches, use of spreadsheets, databases and electronic dissemination of products.Duties:  The successful candidate will be required to monitor and analyse the communications environment for media coverage of government’s priorities; major government programmes such as the fight against gender-based violence and corruption; special events like the State of the Nation Address; assist with gathering, capturing and analysing data for monitoring and evaluation purposes; assisting with administrative functions.

Enquiries: Ms S van der Westhuizen Tel No:  (012) 473 0294 / Ms A Language – Tel. No:  (012) 473 0018
Journalist / WriterReference Number: 3 / 1 / 5-19 / 54Requirements:  An appropriate National Diploma (NQF 6) or three (3) year Degree (NQF 7) in Communication Science, Journalism, Media Studies or English, or equivalent related qualification as recognized by SAQA. Computer literacy; Writing, editing and proofreading skills; Research skills; Good interpersonal and intercultural skills; Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Enquiries:  Mr E Tibane Tel No:  (012) 473 0069
TranslatorReference Number: 3 / 1 / 5-19 / 55Requirements:  An appropriate National Diploma (NQF 6) or three (3) year Degree (NQF 7) in Translation, Linguistics or Language Practice, or equivalent related qualification as recognized by SAQA. Computer literacy; Must have excellent command of the English language and mother tongue; Good interpersonal and intercultural skills; Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Enquiries:  Mr E Tibane Tel No:  (012) 473 0069
ReporterReference Number: 3 / 1 / 5-19 / 56Requirements: An appropriate National Diploma (NQF 6) or three (3) year Degree (NQF 7) in Journalism or Communication Studies or equivalent related qualification as recognized by SAQA. The candidate should have an understanding of the following: Government policies and programmes; current affairs; writing of news articles; interviewing skills; social media knowledge. Skills required are Computer literacy, Communication (verbal and written), writing of news articles, interviewing, social media, the ability to process complex information, ability to work independently and within a team and ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. The successful candidate will be required to research and write government news and feature articles for the Government’s news agency www.SAnews.gov.za; attend government news briefings and events where applicable; post on social media platforms in the form of live tweets, videos and photographs.Enquiries:  Ms Nomonde Radu Tel No:  (012)-473 0213
Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster And Economic Sectors, Investment, Employment And Infrastructure Development (ESIEID) Cluster [x2]Reference Number: 3 / 1 / 5-19 / 57Requirements: An appropriate National Diploma (NQF 6) or three (3) year
Degree (NQF 7) Communications, Public Relations, Communication Science, Political Science or Journalism or equivalent related qualification as recognized by SAQA. Graphic design skills will be an added advantage.
Knowledge of Government communications system. Goal driven  orientation with solid process improvement skills. Strong prioritisation skills and ability to meet deadlines. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Good interpersonal and presentation skills, including ability to interface at different levels. Ability to keep ahead of all key developments / current affairs within Government and outside. Ability to display teamwork, integrity, leadership and innovative thinking. Good understanding of Government policies and priorities. Understanding of strategic communications, project management, stakeholder management, coordination, liaison and ability to work independently and under pressure. Understanding of the South African media landscape and
operations. Willingness to work extra hours including weekends and public holidays. Computer literate. Good understanding of digital (online) communication.

The incumbent must also display willingness to learn. The successful candidate will be expected to support the development of communication strategies for Clusters, campaigns/projects, and departments. Support GCIS communication coordination structures (e.g. Communication clusters, Communication Task Teams, Ministerial liaison officer’s forum and pre-cabinet meetings). Develop key messages, fact sheets and other content development tasks. Participate in content hub and operations rooms. Support and improve the functionality of cluster communication forums. Communication with stakeholders at different levels to ensure cluster functionality. Draft weekly / monthly / quarterly reports for the Cluster. Assist with project coordination and calendar of strategic activities for the Cluster. Support the continuous auditing of the
communications structures within the system. Monitor the implementation of the cluster communications programmes. Preparedness to perform other duties outside the given job description when required from time to time.

Enquiries: Mr J Pila for ESIEID Tel No:  (012) 473 0393 / Ms T Dlomo for JCPS Tel (012) 473 017

Closing Date:  27 September 2019
Location:  Pretoria

Stipend:  R6747.75 per month, (24 months-contract)

How To Apply

  • Applicants with disabilities are welcome to apply. 
  • Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment form (Z.83) [PDF] 31 kb. Please print and complete the form or obtain it from any Public Service department.
  • The completed and signed form Z83 should be accompanied by a
    recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of all
    qualification(s) and ID-document (certification stamp should not be older than three months).
  • Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability
    check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification
    verification and employment verification).
  • Forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number
    and the name of the publication in which you saw this advertisement, to:  The DG of Government Communication and Information System, Private Bag X745, Pretoria, 0001, or hand delivered to Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Frances Baard Street (corner Festival Street), Hatfield, Pretoria, for attention Mr S Matshageng.

Note:  The successful incumbent must be able to work under pressure without constant supervision and be willing to work overtime and travel as and when required.


Enquiries:  Ms Bebusangani Spaumer Tel No:  (012) 473 0184