Communications Manager SAHRA, CapeTown – South Africa

Monday, June 9, 2014 – 13:36

Minimum Requirements:

A Degree or National Diploma in Journalism/Public

Skills and Experience:

Five ( 5) years experience in a communications manager position, including media/public relations management; Government or Government Entity experience will be highly advantageous;

Experience in developing and executing communications strategies; Knowledge of
communications technologies, statements and articles; Experience in designing and implementing public relations/media campaigns; Working knowledge of brand management; Experience in managing and maintaining relationships with media houses and key stakeholders; Experience in writing articles, website content and intranet content; Experience in compiling annual reports; Experience in identifying and measuring market perception statistics.

Required Competencies:

Judgment and decision making; Information seeking; Stress tolerance;
Integrity; Flexibility; Good Communication skills (verbal and written) and work ethics; Networking; Building relationships; Excellent computer skills; Good knowledge of publication production principles and practices; Ability to handle pressure, function independently and must be creative; Social networking

Skills and Attributes; Forward thinker; Influential; Awareness of different Media agendas; Crisis
management; Excellent command of the English language with the ability to communicate with both internal and external stakeholders both orally and in writing; Ability to take initiative, prioritize, plan effectively and to work under pressure.

Key Performance Areas:

Strategic communication management; Manage media/public relations/events effectively; Manage external communications and branding; manage internal communications; Strategic promotion of SAHRA; Build strong and trustworthy relationships with policy makers and influencers to shape the environment and enhance the reputation of the SAHRA within the industry; Manage resources (people and budget); Stakeholder relations, media management and publications; Manage printed and digital publications of SAHRA; Financial management of the Unit.

Forward applications to:

Human Resources Officer, South African Heritage Resource Agency, P.O. Box 4637, Cape Town, Email to

Closing Date: 20th June 2014

If you do not hear from us one month after the closing date, accept that your application was

Please note that SAHRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and also reserve the right not
to make an appointment.