Manager- Stakeholder, International Relations, and Special Projects: MSR/02/2024

The Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA) is an agency of the Gauteng Department of Economic Development whose mission is to develop, promote, coordinate and facilitate responsible and sustainable tourism in the Gauteng city region, and to create a world-class destination that attracts business visitors and all other tourists to the province. The GTA seeks to appoint suitable candidates with the relevant qualifications and experience for the following position.

12-months contract
(Reference Number: MSR/02/2024)
Total Cost to Company Package: R 877 724 per annum (all-inclusive), negotiable
Hay Group Salary Scale Level 17

GTA seeks to appoint the Manager Stakeholder, International Relations and Special Projects who will act as primary interface between GTA, intergovernmental organisations, industry and community, and other strategic international partners; To facilitate and maintain relations in areas of cooperation, integration on trade and investment, economic initiatives and related events; To provide support in the implementation of intergovernmental and international cooperation agreements and to ensure that proper protocols/international relations best practices are observed when dealing with partners, inbound and outbound missions and to maintain cordial relations.

International Stakeholder Management: Develop the stakeholder management strategy and framework for GTA, and periodically review, update, monitor and report on its implementation. Liaise with and support the interaction between the national and provincial tourism trade related institutions. Disseminate information to the GDED communications and public relations team, and articulate GTA values internally and externally, contributing to the promotion of GTA’s image and brand. Develop Intergovernmental relations guidelines for the agency and provide updates on new intergovernmental protocols. Serve as a point of contact on behalf of the GTA for coordination of all multi-lateral/international related activities including bilateral cooperation from a policy, technical and programmatic standpoint. Identify strategic stakeholders to foster effective communication and ensure appropriate relationships are maintained.

Positioning of GTA: Conduct environmental scanning to determine effectiveness of the agency. Engage national and provincial partners on impact of the agency. Analyse the service quality of the visitor information centres.

Support the financial budgeting process within the unit: Monitor and control expenses against budgets. Prepare project reports in terms of PFMA requirements. Ensure Supply Chain forms are given to suppliers and seek quotes in terms of the Act provided. Ensure the Unit’s programmes and services are cost-effective and maintain an acceptable level of quality. Oversee the fiscal activities of the Unit including budgeting, reporting, and auditing.

Promote High Performance Culture within GTA: Align Performance Agreements to overall organisational objectives. Ensure that staff have regular performance reviews and development discussions. Oversee that Performance Management practices reflect policy intentions and are experienced in a positive manner. Contribute to the organizational strategy, and annual performance plan and develop operational plan and risk register for the business unit. Manage and create a conducive environment for highly motivated and productive staff for the team. Develop work performance standards for both employees and review committees for the team in consultation with the Executive. Planning for the team’s future needs and operations in consultation with the Executive. Train staff on developmental areas that will make them perform optimally.
Prepare submissions to the Marketing Committee and the Board, and other relevant structures.


The Manager Stakeholder, International Relations, and Special Projects calls for a highly skilled individual who has a relevant Degree (NQF 7) or equivalent in Communications, International Relations, Public Relations, or Business Administration. Knowledge of stakeholder management will be an advantage. A minimum of five (5) years of stakeholder management, communications, and public relations. Ability to interact effectively with the office of MEC, the Board, the Marketing Committee, the CEO and EXCO.


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 by 5 April 2023 at 16:00. For any enquiries, please contact Ms Nosipho Masango at

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


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