South Africa

SANSA Communications Officer (2 year contract position)

Company South African National Space Agency (SANSA)
Reference # SS-Comms Officer
Published 16/11/2020
Contract Type Contract
24 Months
Salary R 400,000.00 - 549,998.00 Annually
Location Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is a public entity under the National Department of Science and Technology (DST).
SANSA has a mandate to drive the promotion and use of space and cooperation in space-related activities. To achieve this mandate, the Agency fosters research in space science and technology, advances space engineering programmes, and supports the creation of an environment conducive to industrial development in space technologies within the framework of national government policy. More information about the organization can be found at http://www.sansa.org.za
The following opportunity exists in the Space Science Directorate situated in Hermanus, Western Cape to be filled by an individual with the relevant skills, drive, competencies and qualifications. This positions requires the incumbent to be situated in Hermanus.
Job Functions Advertising,Communications,Copywriting,Creative,Design,Media,Publication,Social Media,Strategic Communication
Industries Higher & Tertiary Education,Media,Parastatal,Professional Services,Public Relations / Communications / Journalism / Media & Promotions,Science & Technology
The incumbent will be responsible for communication using various platforms to both internal and external stakeholders in a manner that reaches the target audience. This is done to keep internal and external stakeholders informed and up-to-date about events and news relating to SANSA. The Communications Officer will mainly responsible for all communications related to the SANSA Space Weather Project, and will be a member of the Space Weather Project team. The incumbent MUST be based in Hermanus in the Western Cape.
This will include duties as follow:
•Internal Communication
•External Communication
•Events and key stakeholder engagement
•PR & Media
•Advertising and brand development
•Content development and management of digital media platforms (websites, newsletters, design and social media)
The ideal candidate will have:
•B.A degree / diploma in Communication Science or specialisation in media/communications
•A minimum of 4 years’ experience in science communication.
•Knowledge of design software, CMS such as WordPress as well as MS Office.
•Ability to work under pressure
•Photography and videography skills are an added advantage
•Excellent communication skills in all fields of Public Relations and Communication
•Ability to share information across all platforms and cultural boundaries
•Ability to absorb highly complex information and translate in an easy manner to a general audience

Please NOTE that the appointment will be on a level commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Background verification, including criminal record, credit checks, security clearances, qualification and citizenship checks as well as competency assessment and psychometric testing, may form part of the selection process.

SANSA subscribes to the principles of Employment Equity and welcomes applications from all persons with disabilities . Preference will be given to candidates in accordance with this.

SANSA reserves the right to not make an appointment.
Should you meet the above requirements, please apply by logging into https://jb.skillsmapafrica.com

Closing date: 27 November 2020

Communication will only be conducted with short-listed candidates. If applicants have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, they must assume that their applications were unsuccessful.
Job Closing Date 30/11/2020
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