North West

Research Communications & Digital Marketing Officer (North West Provincial Legislature)

Reference: NWL-RESCDMO-001
Closing Date: 31-05-2023

The DA is looking to recruit a dynamic, self-motivated and goal driven individual, who will be based at our North West Provincial Legislature Office. The successful candidate will report to the Caucus Chief of Staff & Researcher.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Communicating the DA Caucus’ message through digital media, social media and other content generated out of the Caucus’ oversight and legislative work
  • Assisting with designs aligned to the DA’s campaign message
  • Driving the DA Caucus’ political message in the media, within the Party and to the public more broadly

Prospective applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • National Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Relevant tertiary qualification advantageous
  • Experience in drafting and dissemination of written communication for external purposes
  • Media and social media monitoring experience
  • Experience in creative design
  • Thorough knowledge of the political environment in the North West advantageous
  • Ability to compile weekly and quarterly media and social media performance reports advantageous
  • Excellent command of English, both spoken and written, with Afrikaans and Setswana, written and spoken advantageous
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent analytical skills with experience in fact-checking
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to identify and extract information from traditional media statements for amplification on social media channels
  • Ability to work fast, accurately and creatively under tight timelines
  • Systematic, comprehensive and displaying excellent attention to detail
  • Commitment to the principles, policies and programme of action of the Democratic Alliance
  • Self-motivated and dynamic
  • Produce accurate, high-quality work in line with the standards required
  • Outcomes-orientated, not simply task-orientated
  • Willingness to go the extra mile, which may include working long and irregular hours, weekends, and public holidays where necessary
  • Applicants MUST be in possession of a valid driver’s licence and have access to an insured vehicle for daily use

Should you meet the above requirements and be interested, kindly forward the following to Chandre Fernandez, Democratic Alliance, Federal Head Office, PO Box 1475, Cape Town, 8000. Tel No: (021) 465 1431, Fax No: 086 461 5105 or e-mail:

  • Completed application form
  • Copy of your ID
  • Copy of your matric certificate
  • CV
  • 1 page cover letter motivating why you would be a good fit for this role and why you wish to be employed by the DA

Kindly note the following:

  • Any application received without the required documentation will not be considered
  • Correspondence will only be conducted with shortlisted candidates. Should you not hear from us within 30 days of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful
  • We reserve the right not to make any appointments
  • The Party will not require applicants to pay any amount or undergo any health-related tests to be shortlisted

Closing date: 31 May 2023

Application Form