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Corporate Communications Manager – CSIR

Job Summary:
The CSIR has a vacancy for a Corporate Communications Manager. The incumbent will be responsible for proactively implementing the marketing and communication strategy in line with the objectives of the CSIR.

Responsibilities:
Work closely with the Brand and Corporate Communications Manager to raise the profile of the organization through taking ownership of the compilation, production and distribution of specific deliverables such:
– Corporate annual report
– Corporate promotional material
– Corporate video
– Corporate overview presentations
– Corporate content on the CSIR website
– Corporate advertising campaigns; and ensure all the above messages adhere to the organisational brand and identity
– Identify suitable platforms to favourably position the CSIR in the minds of its stakeholders
– Implement the marketing and communication strategy
– Serve as the CSIR corporate account manager
– Provide account management communication services to internal portfolios with external communication needs, such as the CSIR’s Business Excellence and Integration office; the Human Capital Development office; and the office of the CEO.
– Identify suitable organisational information and interpreting such for a range of external audiences and using a variety of communication products, from presentations to fact sheets to multimedia products or advertising, etc.
– Interpret, formulate and communicate CSIR strategies for external audiences
– Manage the Corporate Communication team that includes cross-cutting services, such as text editing (mainstream and online)
– Take strong leadership and co-accountability for positioning of the CSIR brand through central activities overseen by the media and events teams.

Qualifications, skills and experience:
– Bachelor’s degree in communication or public relations with at least five to ten years’ experience in a corporate communication.
– Postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage.
– Experiential knowledge of the National System of Innovation will be an advantage.
– Excellent writing skills.
– Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage with stakeholders from all levels.
– Excellent time management skills.
– Must have three to five years’ experience in managing a diverse team of professionals.
–  Be abreast with trends in the field of science communication.
– Have a good eye for detail, as well as good general knowledge.
– The following skills are required
 -Project management
 -Change and people management;
– Leadership qualities
– Ability to display a high level of integrity
– Team orientation
– Client/service delivery focused
– Display high level of professionalism
–  Ability to maintain confidentiality

Location: Pretoria

Closing date: 22 July 2021

How to Apply:

Please email your CV to: Recruitment02@csir.co.za
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