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Department Of Correctional Service Vacancies

Eastern Cape Region
(Ref: HO 2018/04/01)
Salary: R1 395 657 all-­‐inclusive package

An undergraduate qualification (National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 7) and a post graduate qualification (NQF level 8) in Public Administration or equivalent as recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). [810] Years’ senior management level experience in a similar environment. Advanced computer literacy. Valid drivers licence.Required knowledge: Understanding of the dynamics of the Justice Cluster, White Paper on Corrections in South Africa, White Paper on Remand Detainees.Understanding of Public Service Policy and related legislative framework (Public Service Act and Regulations, Public Finance Management Act, with emphasis on the Correctional Service Act 111 of 1998 as amended).


  • Strategic capability and leadership.
  • Programme and project management, financial management, change management and diversity management.
  • Knowledge management, service delivery innovation, problem solving and analysis, people management and empowerment, client orientation and customer focus, communication, honesty and integrity.


  • The successful candidate will sign a performance agreement with the National Commissioner and will be in control of the Eastern Cape Region as Accounting Officer. 
  • He/she will be responsible for rendering expert advice to the National Commissioner on the functioning of the Region in terms of the corrections system. 
  • To this end, he/she will be responsible for overseeing and providing strategic leadership on the work of the department in the areas of incarceration and corrections, rehabilitation, care and social reintegration of offenders/inmates, manage financial and corporate services and oversee the coordination of area management services in the Eastern Cape Region. 
  • He/she will be responsible for the development and articulation of the overall strategy of the Region in line with the priorities of government and the
  • Department. As the Head of the Region, he/she will be responsible for ensuring the attainment of the goals of the Department of Correctional Services enunciated in the RSA Constitution and other legislation, including the Correctional Services Act, the White Paper on Corrections in South Africa as well as the White Paper on Remand Detention. 
  • The successful candidate will have to ensure the existence of effective governance systems
  • in the Region to ensure compliance with the Public Finance Management Act and provide strategic direction on all key policy issues that confront the Department of Correctional Services. Further responsibilities include maintenance of sound relations with internal and external stakeholders at the regional level, including oversight bodies such as Cluster Committees, the Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA), the Office of the Inspecting Judge and the Correctional Supervision and Parole Boards.
  • Coordinate the effective risk management activities to ensure compliance to the Risk Management and fraud prevention of DCS. Management of human resource, finance and assets.Management of performance information.
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