The CSIR has a vacancy for a Manager: External Communications in the Strategic Communications group. The holder will be responsible for the development of an external communication strategy that is in line with CSIR’s communication and marketing strategy. The incumbent is expected to oversee the implementation of activities related to this plan and to communicate the vision, strategy and values of the CSIR externally. The post is based in Pretoria.
Develop and implement an external communications strategy in line with CSIR’s overall strategic objectives, taking into account the existing brand, corporate and other communication strategies and plans.
Manage CSIR’s external communications portfolio
Establish and maintain relationships, both formal and informal, with the main public and private stakeholders and the media, at all levels.
Provide reports to group manager: communications, including status updates on marketing and communication activities.
Improve the organization’s profile in the media and manage reputational risks
Create awareness about science, technology and innovation, considering the role of the CSIR in the National Innovation System.
Collaborate closely with CSIR parliamentary liaison staff, providing strategic input and guidance.
Manage and monitor CSIR events within the context of change management strategies, talent management, and brand and reputation management issues.
Provide leadership and guidance throughout the CSIR on event management, coordination, planning, and execution.
Strengthen and maintain consistent, high-quality events, in line with CSIR’s brand and policies
Oversee the implementation of CSIR outreach programs
Oversee the operational implementation of CSIR media strategies and plans
Ensure a consistent brand identity across multiple media and web platforms
Collaborate with multiple CSIR portfolios to ensure smooth management of CSIR stakeholders
Take responsibility for correct and up-to-date CSIR content on all digital platforms
Manage and monitor the entire media portfolio, including press releases, inquiries, briefings, and partnerships.
Supervise the budget for external communication; Develop and manage all external communication budgets.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
A BA in Public Relations, Media Studies with at least eight to ten years of experience in the communications environment with a solid track record in;
Development and implementation of external communication strategies
Management and promotion of brands, strategies and corporate values
Management of a diverse team of professionals
Stakeholder interaction: government, private sector and media
Crisis communication and reputation management
Liaison with the media in the South African context: from companies to editors and journalists
March 24, 2021
PLEASE NOTE THAT COMMENTS WILL BE GIVEN ONLY TO CANDIDATES ON THE SHORT LIST.
HOW TO APPLY
For more information, contact the CSIR Recruitment Center on 012 841 4774 or email us at Recruitment02@csir.co.za
The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer. As such, he is committed to the Employment Fairness Act of 1998. By applying for this position with the CSIR, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that the CSIR may request a credit and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and / or SAPS (in relation to positions that require trust and honesty and / or involve handling of cash or finances) and can also verify the educational qualifications and work history of the applicant. The CSIR reserves the right to remove the ad at any time prior to the stated closing date and also reserves the right not to name if a suitable candidate is not identified.