Statistics South Africa Circular 17 of 2021


Stats SA provides scientific knowledge that enables society to understand complex socio-economic phenomena. It draws its mandate from the Statistics Act, 1999 (Act No 6 of 1999). Stats SA strives to excel in the following five competencies: Intellectual capability to lead the scientific work of statistics, Technological competence for purposes of large-scale processing and for complex computations and accessibility of information to the public, Logistical competence for deployment of (forward and reverse) logistics of large-scale field operations and for strategic choices regarding operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness, Political competence in understanding the political environment without being political or Politicised (commitment of delivery without fear or favour), Administrative competence: The ability of bringing it all together. 

APPLICATIONS                     :            All applications must be submitted online on the following link:

CLOSING DATE                     :            28 May 2021

NOTE                                       :            Applications must be submitted online and must be completed in full on all fields including the declaration part. Clear indication of the post and reference number that is being applied for must be stated. A recent comprehensive CV, specifying all qualifications and experience with respective dates and certified copies of qualifications and ID must be uploaded on the system. General information: Candidates whose appointments promote representativity in terms of race, gender and disability will receive preference. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. The shortlisted candidate(s) will be required to undergo a Competency Assessment and must be available for interviews at a date and time determined by Statistics South Africa. One of the minimum entry requirement for SMS position is the pre-entry certificate. For more details on                               the       pre-entry                          course                    visit:  course/smspre-entry-programme/. The successful candidate(s) will be required to sign an annual performance agreement, disclose his/her financial interests and be subjected to security clearance. Applications that do not comply          with                            the                             requirements willnotbetakenintoconsideration.Ifyouhavenotreceivedaresponsefromthis Department within three months of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Note: Statistics South Africa reserves the right to fill or not fill the below-mentioned posts.



POST 17/41                            :            ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: CORPORATE COMMUNICATION REF NO:01/05/21HO (4X POSTS)

(9 months contract)

SALARY                                  : R376 596 per annum (plus 37% in lieu of benefits)

CENTRE                                  :            Head Office, Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS                  : Three year tertiary qualification in Communication or Public Relations, Training

in Project Management, At least two to three years’ experience in Communications; Sound understanding and knowledge of corporate communication as part of the overall communications process, Basic knowledge of project management/planning, Understanding of marketing and communication principles, knowledge of MS Office Suite, Understanding of communication principles, proactive/ self-starter/ self-motivated/ initiative, creative innovation, strong interpersonal, excellent planning, organising, research, presentation, excellent communication and facilitation skills, resilient, assertive: confident, integrity, performance-driven outlook, ability to work under pressure, ability to write complex information in simplistic terms, ability to pay attention to detail, time management, quality orientation.

DUTIES                                    : Co-ordinate a system that facilitates information exchange and employee engagement, Implement Communication Policies and Strategies, Co-ordinate input for the organisation’s weekly newsletter, Pulse and Stats Today, Co- ordinate and update input to the organisation’s intranet, Co-ordinate Road Shows and Campaigns and Events.

ENQUIRES                             :            Ms N Bongobi Tel No: (012) 337 6381

Ms L Dooka Tel No: (012) 336 0161

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