The Government Communications and Information System (GCIS) is seeking a dedicated and skilled candidate for the Communication Clerk Vacancy in the Directorate of International Media Engagement.

This role is crucial for the efficient communication of key international government programs and will provide the successful candidate with valuable experience in the communication sector.

Communication Clerk Vacancy Overview

  • Hiring Organisation: Government Communications and Information System (GCIS)
  • Job Title: Communication Clerk: Media Engagement
  • Reference Number:  REF NO:3/1/5/1-24/20
  • Directorate: International Media Engagement
  • Salary: R216,417 per annum (Level 05)
  • Location: Pretoria
  • Closing Date: 24 June 2024


  • Educational Qualification:
    • Recognised Higher Certificate (NQF 5) in a relevant field.
  • Experience and Skills:
    • General exposure in the communication environment.
    • Ability to adhere to and promote processes and procedures.
    • Strong team player capabilities.
    • Effective conceptualisation and implementation of communication campaigns.
    • Understanding of the government’s mandate and development communication.
    • Proficiency in computer skills (MS Office and other relevant software).
    • Familiarity with online and social media communication tools.
    • Fluent spoken and written English; additional language skills relevant to stakeholder engagement are advantageous.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with media engagements to communicate key international government programs.
  • Provide media liaison support to international projects.
  • Facilitate the accreditation process for foreign media representatives.
  • Maintain and update the media database regularly.
  • Attend Rapid Response meetings and implement the recommendations.
  • Provide administrative support to the directorate.
  • Manage information for the unit effectively..

Application Process


  • Contact Person: Mr. Themba Thobela
  • Telephone Number: (012) 473 0279

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Employment Equity

The Government Communications and Information System (GCIS) is an equal opportunity employer. In filling this Communication Clerk Vacancy, the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998), and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be considered.

People with disabilities will be accommodated within reasonable limits. Therefore, preference will be given to candidates whose appointment will assist the department in achieving its Employment Equity targets as outlined in the Department’s Employment Equity Plan. People with disabilities will be given preference regardless of race or gender

This Communication Clerk Vacancy is ideal for candidates looking to advance their careers in the communication sector, particularly within a government setting. The role offers a competitive salary and the chance to work on significant international media projects. Ensure your application is submitted promptly to seize this opportunity.