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Professional Officer - Communication - Stakeholder Engagement/Events

Remuneration:R369370 per year Cost to company 
Location:Cape Town
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Often
Reference:#WS 60 /19
Company:City of Cape Town

Job description

The role is within Water And Waste - Water And Sanitation: Support Services

The key performance areas are:
  • Conduct planning, research and analysis for a programme of stakeholder engagement, events and special projects;
  • Organise stakeholder events, engagements and special projects as well as participation at other events, in conjunction with the Water and Sanitation Department Branches and other City Departments;
  • Provide stakeholder liaison, communication and engagement implementation services to Branches of the Water and Sanitation Department;
  • Provide financial and administrative support; and
  • Contribute towards objectives, plans, implementation and reporting associated with the operational area of the Communication and Stakeholder Engagement section.


  • A relevant post-matric qualification (BTech or First degree) in communication, marketing, media, public relations, sociology or relevant technical qualification, such as water and/or environmental studies or a related field;
  • Minimum of two to three years of relevant experience in communications/public relations/marketing/stakeholder engagement or within a water/business/technical/environmental related work that includes communication;
  • Experience with direct and face-to-face communication and use of engagement tools and channels;
  • Experience in working with the public sector and public service delivery is advantageous, particularly experience in or a good understanding of public utility or water services;
  • Excellent written and verbal command of English and advantageous to also speak Afrikaans or Xhosa proficiently;
  • Willingness to work outside of core hours;
  • Willingness to travel and availability of own reliable vehicle; and
  • A valid driver’s licence.
The City of Cape Town promotes and applies the principles of employment equity. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Please quote the reference number of the vacancy in all communications.
  • Certified copies of qualifications must be available on request.
  • Visit our website at or via the SAP Portal (internal applicants).
  • No late applications will be considered.
  • If no notification of appointment is received within three months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
The closing date is 26 April 2019.

Posted on 15 Apr 08:37