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Communications Officer

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

JOB NUMBER

JOB GRADE

CLOSING DATE

IDC00306

A Band

12-Jul-2024

SYNOPSIS

Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) has the mandate to act as an Aggregator: Single Window of Entry & Custodian of the Country’s Infrastructure Project Pipeline. These compromises of national, provincial, municipal, public and or private sector role players. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB PURPOSE:

The role of the communications officer will be to coordinate the corporate communications of the organisation. Their duties include writing and distributing corporate communication materials, developing and implementing communication strategies to promote an organization’s mission, vision, and goals, and enhance its public image and reputation.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Any of the following qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, or Journalism.

EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE:

• 2 – 5 years’ experience in Communication, Public Relations, or similar roles.
• Knowledge of the Public Relations Principles, Media Landscape, Communication Theory, Brand Management & Legal and Ethical Considerations.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders.
• Proficiency in using communication tools and platforms, including social media management software and content management systems.
• Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
• Creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
• Knowledge of ethical standards and legal requirements related to communication and public relations.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Develop and implement comprehensive communication strategies to support organizational goals.
• Create engaging content for various communication platforms, including press releases, social media, newsletters, and websites.
• Coordinate relationships with media outlets, journalists, and influencers to ensure positive coverage of the organization.
• Write, edit, and proofread communication materials to maintain consistency, accuracy, and brand voice.
• Monitor media coverage and public sentiment to identify emerging issues and opportunities.
• Coordinate press conferences, interviews, and promotional events to generate visibility and engagement.
• Collaborate with internal teams, including marketing, public relations, and executive leadership, to align messaging and communication efforts.
• Support crisis communication efforts by developing communication plans and coordinating responses to mitigate reputational risks.
• Stay informed about industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in communication and public relations.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES:

• Media Relations
• Content Creation
• Social Media Management
• Event Management
• Crisis Communication
• Digital Marketing
• Internal Communication
• Public Speaking
• Research and Analysis

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:

• Excellent Communication Skills
• Interpersonal Skills
• Creativity
• Problem-Solving Skills
• Teamwork
• Time Management
• Attention to Detail
• Emotional Intelligence
• Professionalism

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

As our entity (IDC) provides financing and funding, the need to ensure Trust, Honesty and Integrity in all financial and non-financial activities must be above reproach.