PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: Reporting to the Executive: Corporate Services, the role will lead and drive marketing, brand management and internal and external communication to promote the corporate image of the JDA, in support of the JDA’s Mandate and strategic objectives.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: The role will be responsible to develop the Communication, Marketing & Public Relations (PR) Strategy and monitor the implementation of the strategy aligned to the Corporate Services Strategy and overarching

  • Develop marketing, communication and PR policies in accordance with best practice, and monitor implementation therein
  • Guide and approve the annual marketing and communication strategic plan, ensuring alignment to the Communication, Marketing & PR Strategy
  • Develop and manage sound business relationships with all stakeholders i.e. employees, City of Johannesburg, other municipal entities, suppliers, etc.
  • Monitor access to consistent internal communications across the JDA and oversee the implementation of communication forums for creating awareness and engagement e.g. monthly business sessions
  • Lead the communication of organisational initiatives and projects to employees and stakeholders. Corporate Communication & Marketing Management: Oversee the development and implementation of the annual corporate communication and marketing plan, including all activities relating to the media, conference exhibitions, events, workshops, sponsorships, awards, advertisements, corporate videos and multi-media presentations
  • Act as spokesperson for the JDA for external engagements
  • Lead the optimisation and enhancement of the JDA brand

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Communications/PR or equivalent
  • Any Leadership qualification will be advantageous
  • Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in communications, PR and marketing environment, of which 3 years must be at senior management level
  • Sound knowledge of Communication and Marketing strategies
  • Sound knowledge of Branding Management
  • Knowledge of Project Management principles
  • Knowledge of Budgeting principles
  • Knowledge of Corporate Governance and MFMA
  • Advanced MS Word and EXCEL skills
  • Valid unendorsed code EB driver’s license

Please email a detailed CV in MS Word format to: smcomms@jda.org.za

Closing date: 20 April 2021