GAUTENG TOURISM AUTHORITY (GTA)

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GAUTENG TOURISM AUTHORITY (GTA)

The Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA) is a Provincial Government Agency established under the auspices of the Department of Economic Development in terms of the Gauteng Tourism Act, Act No. 10 of 2001 and the Gauteng Tourism Amendment Act, Act No. 3 of 2006. The mission of the GTA is to develop, promote, coordinate and facilitate responsible and sustainable tourism in the Gauteng ‘global city region, and to create a world-class destination that attracts business visitors and all other tourists to the province, benefits our people, and contributes to job creation and economic growth.

The GTA hereby invites all interested and suitable qualified candidates to apply for the positions below:

 
 
BRAND MANAGER
Total Cost to Company Package ranging from R 712 128 — R 1 059 033 per annum (all-inclusive)
Hay Group Salary Scale Level 17
 
GTA seeks to appoint a Brand Manager who has the ability to plan, develop and implementation of the brand communications activities in line with the Gauteng brand management strategy; and to increase the value and performance of the Gauteng Tourism Authority brand and Gauteng City Region as a destination brand.
 
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Amongst others the incumbent will be responsible for: Developing and implement brand strategies and plans, including frameworks, brand guidelines, a brand vision and value proposition for short and long-term trajectory. Lead the development and implementation of the Gauteng Tourism Brand Management Guidelines and Corporate Identity manual. Work with internal and external partners to develop and deliver effective brand communication campaigns. Devise campaign agency briefings and presentations to guide creative development work and content production. Manage and control the allocated budget, ensuring excellent use of funds to achieve the best possible return on investment. Manage the Gauteng Destination Brand — It Starts Here!
 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The Brand Manager calls for a highly skilled individual who has a minimum qualification of a Bachelors Degree in International Marketing/Brand Management,/PR & Communications/Marketing, with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience.





CENTRAL PROCUREMENT OFFICER
Total Cost to Company Package ranging from R 401 860 — R 594 203 per annum (all-inclusive)
Hay Group Salary Scale Level 14

GTA seeks to appoint a Central Procurement Officer who has the ability to provide Supply Chain Management support services to the organization through implementing effective SCM policies, procedures and systems and achieve the total value spend on suppliers.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Amongst others the incumbent will be responsible for. Coordinate the entire bid/quotation process. Assist with achieving spending targets of the organization. Conduct needs assessment by collecting and analysing relevant data, categorising commodities and confirming availability of funds. Advise end users on deviations from normal processes in accordance with the SCM policy and all applicable legislation. Guide and support internal procurement related committees. Verify the accuracy of procurement reports and ensuring that the relevant end user are supported in the procurement process. Prepare and submit procurement reports as and when required. Ensure documents are well kept and filed.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The Central Procurement Officer calls for a highly skilled individual who has a minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s Degree or a 3-year National Diploma in Procurement/Supply Chain/Purchasing Management, with a minimum of 4-5 years relevant experience in government.





COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Total Cost to Company Package ranging from R 864 400 — R 1 237 455 per annum (all-inclusive)
Hay Group Salary Scale Leve118

GTA seeks to appoint the Communications Manager who has the ability to lead, direct and manage the internal and external communication requirements for GTA by implementing effective methodologies, frameworks, policies, procedures and systems to manage communication operations.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Amongst others, the incumbent will be responsible for Developing and implement an annual destination communications and media relations plan. Ensure an integrated approach to internal stakeholder communication management. Establish the Media Content Hub to provide a broad range of information on upcoming events, new products and the latest news from Gauteng Tourism, destination Gauteng as well as access to the image library & other assets. Identify GTA stakeholders and targeted audiences for heightened communication. Manage and control the corporate communications unit budget, ensuring excellent use of funds to achieve the best possible return on investment Manage and coordinate internal communications programmes. Serve as the Chief Editor of the GTA Publications. Build solid relations with the media in both domestic, regional and international markets. Participate in inter-departmental and agencies communications forums. Draft GTA’s press releases, opinion pieces and stakeholder communique in line with the integrated communications policy.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The Communications Manager calls for a highly skilled individual who has a minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Journalism/Media Studies with a minimum of 8 years experience in Communications/Journalism /Media Studies. Of the 8 years experience, at least 5 years must be at a management level.

CREATIVE OFFICER
Total Cost to Company Package ranging from R 485 438 — R 720 142 per annum (all-inclusive)
Hay Group Salary Scale Level 15

GTA seeks to appoint the Senior Creative Officer who has the ability to ensure the effective implementation and creative production of the GTA creative brand communications and marketing needs through the provision of quality creative services.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:  Amongst others the incumbent will be responsible for: Create, revise and develop GTA creative brand communications and marketing projects in line with the broader destination marketing strategy. Liaise with outside agencies in the coordination of brand Gauteng creative marketing work. Oversee daily tasks allocated to junior creative interns. Manage the GTA creative brand marketing tools and products (software).  Allocate and coordinate a project team and provide support and direction. Oversee effective creative services content development including sub-editing and copy editing of all marketing projects. High-level creative design including video editing, animation, digital design etc.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The Senior Creative Officer calls for a highly skilled individual who has a minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts/Graphic Design/Marketing/Communications with a minimum of 3 years experience in Arts/Graphic Design.





ICT MANAGER
Total Cost to Company Package ranging from R 864 409 — R 1 237 455 per annum (all-inclusive)
Hay Group Salary Scale Level 18

GTA seeks to appoint a CT Manager who has the ability to provide overall management and of the ICT unit, ensuring that all CT processes and systems support and compliment the GTAs overall needs and strategy. Also, provides advice on all aspects of CT infrastructure and services including Business Contingency Plans.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Amongst others the incumbent will be responsible for: Developing an ICT strategy and plan aligned with the overall strategic objectives of CIA. Manage the information technology function of GTA and ensure the establishment of sound information systems management. Maintain external relationships with vendors, suppliers, and external consultants on specific projects. Develop, implement, review and report on the ICT Governance Framework. Establish and maintain strategic partnership with vendors/ service providers. Provide appropriate supervision to subordinates and provide relevant training and mentoring.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The ICT Manager calls for a highly skilled individual who has a minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology/ Systems, with a minimum of 6 years’ experience as ICT Manager. Of the 6 years’ experience, at least 3 years must be at a management level.





LEISURE & DOMESTIC TOURISM MARKETING MANAGER
Total Cost to Company Package ranging from R 712 128 — R 1 059 033 per annum (all-inclusive)* 
Hay Group Salary Scale Level 17

GTA seeks to appoint a Leisure & Domestic Tourism Marketing Manager who has the ability to ensure the effective promotion of Gauteng as a tourist destination through various campaigns and channels in fine with the destination marketing strategy with special focus on leisure and domestic tourism marketing, coordination and management.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Amongst others the incumbent will be responsible for. Developing the Leisure Tourism Management Plan in line with the broader GTA destination marketing strategy. Identity, develop and implement leisure campaigns aimed at positioning Gauteng as a preferred leisure destination for domestic and international markets. Liaise with products and experiences in the coordination of the destination marketing investment and measurements. Plan and implement the domestic tourism loyalty and rewards programme. Develop inter and intra provincial, regional, and international leisure marketing protocols, service standards and tourism practices. Engage stakeholders, the tourism industry bodies and various associations in the promotion of responsible leisure tourism activities, campaigns and experiences. Manage and control the allocated budget, ensuring excellent use of funds to achieve the best possible return on investment.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The Leisure & Domestic Tourism Marketing Manager calls for a highly skilled individual who has a minimum qualification of a Bachelors Degree in Tourism Management/ Development / Marketing with a minimum of 5 years experience in the tourism industry.






RECEPTIONIST I SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR
Total Cost to Company Package ranging from R 230 125- R 336 601 per annum (all-inclusive) 
Hay Group Salary Scale Level 11

GTA seeks to appoint the Receptionist/Switchboard Operator who will provide general answering of the switchboard, taking messages, receive visitors, sorting and distributing mail and deliveries.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Amongst others the incumbent will be responsible for: Receiving, direct and relay telephone messages timely and effectively. Provide administrative assistance to employees, and update the GTA telephone list. Welcome visitors. Arrange appointments for employees in relevant business units. Provide basic Tourism information to the callers and visitors. Provide general admin support and carry out any other reasonable ad-hoc tasks as may be requested by management.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The Receptionist calls fora highly skilled individual who has a minimum qualification of a Diploma in related field (Secretariat qualifications preferred) with a minimum of 5 years experience as a Receptionist. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as competency in Microsoft Office applications.


EVENT SUPPORT OFFICER
Total Cost to Company Package ranging from R 332 021— R 491 162 per annum (all-inclusive) 
• Hay Group Salary Scale Level 13

GTA seeks to appoint an Event Support Officer who has the ability to maximise the economic and socio-economic impacts of Gauteng supported events by implementing creative and effective marketing strategies that create brand awareness and maximise participation. In addition, coordinating and managing initiatives related to cultural, sporting and lifestyle events within Gauteng Convention and Events Bureau (GCEB).

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Amongst others the incumbent will be responsible for. Lead and/or support initiatives related to cultural, sporting and lifestyle events by working with the Events team, and appropriate stakeholders, as required. Adjudicate and Monitor event proposals to ensure compliance to RFP requirements, evaluation criteria, and technical requirements. Evaluate and Identify benefits derived from submitted event proposals. Facilitate multi-disciplined groups in brainstorming and developing solutions to key aspects of the proposal providing tactical advice and guidance with the ability to drive GTA objectives. Manage relationships with appropriate stakeholders to deliver significant economic, socio-economic, marketing and community benefits which promote Gauteng as a leading destination for events. Assist in monitoring the return on investment on supported events/initiatives.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The Event Support Officer calls for a highly skilled individual who has a minimum qualification of a Diploma in Tourism, Marketing or Public Relations with a minimum of 3 years experience in the tourism industry.







EVENT BIDDING RESEARCH OFFICER
Total Cost to Company Package ranging from R 332 021 — R 491 162 per annum (ail-inclusive)
Hay Group Salary Scale Level 13

GTA seeks to appoint the Event Bid Research Officer who has the ability to source MICE opportunities for Gauteng. The incumbent will lead the preparation and submission of MICE bid proposals to support the business events pipeline in Gauteng. In addition, to manage the proposal development process to ensure on-time delivery of a compelling, compliant, and well-written bid proposals within Gauteng Convention and Events Bureau (GCEB).

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: a minimum of 3 years experience years working in the MICE industry.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Amongst others the incumbent will be responsible for: Conduct and provide diverse research on MICE opportunities, pipeline and prospective business events with a view to generating potential leads. Lead and/or support the development and submission of winning bid responses by working with the Bids team, and appropriate stakeholders, as required. Analyze bid specifications, RFQs, RFPs and RFIs to create bid proposal outlines and development plans. Facilitate multi-disciplined groups in brainstorming and developing solutions to key aspects of the proposal providing tactical advice and guidance with the ability to drive strategy and solutions that result in winning bid submissions. Direct bid proposal kick-off and debrief meetings, as well as prepare detailed proposal plans. Manage the bid proposal development process to ensure on-time delivery of compelling, compliant, and well-written bid proposals. Monitor proposal content to ensure compliance to bid requirements, evaluation criteria, and technical requirements.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The Event Bidding Research Officer calls for a highly skilled individual who has a minimum qualification of a Diploma in Tourism, Marketing or Bachelor of Arts majoring in a Social Sciences, with a minimum of 3 years experience years working in the MICE industry.






FINANCE MANAGER
Total Cost to Company Package ranging from R 864 400 — R 1 237 455 per annum (all-inclusive)
Hay Group Salary Scale Level 18

GTA seeks to appoint a Finance Manager who has the ability to provide effective financial management including financial planning, budgeting, financial reporting, compliance with the relevant legislation and statutory requirements and management of associated risks.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Amongst others the incumbent will be responsible for Prepare annual and interim financial statements that are GAAP compliant. Preparation and coordination of the annual organisational budgeting process. Accurate reconciliations of monthly management of general ledger accounts, with reconciling items resolved within a reasonable period. Implement suitable financial policies, processes, procedures, standards and systems and effective financial controls. Lead and facilitate the financial reporting on budgets. Ensure that assets and consumables registers are in place, accurate, and updated at the predetermined time. Ensure accuracy of payroll preparation and processing, payroll accounting, tax filing and remittance, benefits maintenance and various other special payments. Draw-up, negotiate, agree and sign performance contracts with all direct reports. Ensure provision of financial information and analytics as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The Finance Manager calls for a highly skilled individual who has a minimum qualification of a B Com (Accounting). A qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA or ACCA) registered with SAICA (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants) will be an added advantage.


Please forward detailed, updated CV accompanied by cover letter highlighting your relevant experience in relation to this position. GTA advocates for equal opportunities. Previously disadvantaged individuals and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Kindly note that full background checks will be done on successful candidates. Suitable applicants must email their CVs to Ms Pholisa Mgidlana via email: HR@gauteng.net by 05 November 2020 at 16h00.

NOTE: Candidates not contacted within 30 days after the closing date must consider their applications unsuccessful.

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